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William Roha (#47313371)
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Out of town for 4 weeks. Will try to keep up with "new" edits submitted. If I don't get to them...they'll get updated in 21 days anyway. Will get caught up on "other edits" when I get back.

Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.)

I am giving priority to edits done the "new" (Dec 2013) way using the individual options for dates, names, etc. rather than the old-style "Suggest any other correction or addition". I recognize the deficiency of not being able to add a note to me with the new-style. The beta testers lobbied to have that removed. If you think it should be restored, go to the forums and lobby for it.

I have entered a number of memorials from cemetery registers. I know these are incomplete (and possibly incorrect.) You may send SACs as fast and frequently as you like. You do NOT need to limit yourself to 20/week or any fixed number per day.

I am more than willing to consider the transfer of any memorials I have entered to others who have a closer relationship, especially if the intent is to improve the data here instead of just collecting relatives. Please state your relationship in the SAC when requesting a transfer. If you can't put the relationship in words, perhaps I should retain management of the memorial until someone more closely related requests it. I'm looking for an exact relationship, not "my great-grandmother was a Smith". (If you want management simply to consolidate your relatives, take a look at Virtual Cemeteries as a way to do this.)

And please don't tell me the reason you want management is so you can link to parents and spouse. It makes me think you either don't know how to use Suggest a Correction to request such updates or you doubt my ability to create the link.

Again, please don't send corrections to my e-mail. Use the Edit/Suggest a Correction on the memorial.

I (may) have removed my e-mail from normal display since that seems to be the only way to avoid having transfer requests or other corrections sent directly to that address. If you want to contact me for another reason, I use gmail and my ID there is billroha.

I normally make changes from Suggest a Correction within 24 hours. Sometimes it may be longer if I'm on an extended trip. If it gets near the 30-day maximum time, feel free to send another Suggest a Correction.

Earlham Cemetery photographs:
At one point local photographers had whittled the list down to 10 requests.
11/22/12 - 374
12/20/12 - 151
3/29/13 - 194
3/31/13 - 154
8/26/13 - 194
(Another contributor has photographed every memorial at Earlham Cemetery and is now in the long process of adding them. Once he finishes, I may take another look at checking out any remaining photo requests.)

Willliam updates
A pet peeve is misspelling "William". As of March 3, there were 1713 with 3Ls instead of 2. I sent updates for all of them. Status is:
3/11 911 pending, 7 declined
(The declined are from people who couldn't see there was a change. When explained to them, the change was made.)

From the Find A Grave FAQs:
What are your memorial naming conventions?

Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.

Maiden Name
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank)

I naively assumed that knowing the FindAGrave standards for names would make a difference to some. Lesson learned. For those who care:

FindAGrave naming conventions

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Read the obit for Terry Bryant and see if you can make any connection with William Albert and his wife. The obit says Mellie Combs Bryant was his mother, and I'm not sure if the person on the marker would be her. Thanks
Added by Combs26 on May 25, 2016 7:05 PM
RE: Name on this picture doesn't match the memorial.
HI William,

Thank you so much for informing me of the wrong picture on the memorial, it has been removed.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Added by DSON1492 on May 05, 2016 11:40 AM
I'm sorry for the typo. You are quite correct. Her birth date should be 3 Jan 1881 NY. I apologize for the error--glad you caught it.
Added by skye on May 05, 2016 11:10 AM
Long Black Veil

Of course you may ask, its always best to have a source for any info posted. However you will find lots of mistakes on tombstone and in cemetery records, not the best source for dates. But if these are the only date we have then this would be the dates we use.

Following is what I found on this person. I did not find a birth record or birth index. She is listed in the household with parents in 1920 and 1930

SS death index

Grace M. Greene
24 Jun 1915
2 Jun 1988
State (Year) SSN issued:
Indiana (Before 1951)
SS Applications and Claims Index

Grace Marie Habig
[Grace Marie Greene]
[Grace Greene]

Birth Date:
24 Jun 1915
Birth Place:
Middletown, Ohio
[Middletown B??, Ohio]
Death Date:
2 Jun 1988

Hilbert J Habig

Etta M Bowman

Type of Claim:
Original SSN.

May 1937: Name listed as GRACE MARIE HABIG; Jan 1952: Name listed as GRACE MARIE GREENE; 04 Jun 1993: Name listed as GRACE M GREENE

Thank you for all your work on find a grave which helps many others.

Added by Long Black Veil on May 05, 2016 3:30 AM
jonathon jennings26
transfer request
can u transfer Whitney Jennings please
Added by jonathon jennings26 on May 03, 2016 12:38 PM
Bob & Bonnie McEver
Allen Candler McEver Memorial
Recognizing that a request to change name may require source, I offer a link to his WWI Draft Registration, presumably filled out in his own hand.

Also, I believe he was named after a former Georgia Governor, Allen Daniel Candler, who is a "famous" burial in Alta Vista Cemetery.

Regards and thanks for the work you do on FindAGrave.
Added by Bob & Bonnie McEver on May 01, 2016 9:41 AM
Gene A. Logist
David and Ruth Hinkin
Thanks for the info on this couple. I'm finding several people like this, with markers in this cemetery, but actually buried somewhere else. I don't understand it, but I'm not going to delete them, just because someone else is liable to come along later and add them back. I added a link to their other memorials in the bio section. Thanks!
Added by Gene A. Logist on Apr 12, 2016 3:57 PM
David Pharr
Melvin Suits
I know some don't like to post a census. In this case I wanted to show some of who he was. Seems he was in the VA hospital in Augusta on the 1930 and 1940 census and died there in 1955. I don't know him or the family. I was doing some genealogy for a family. One of the daughters was married to him but the marriage must not have lasted long. I doubt they want this info as she remarried. His family must have followed the work in mills and he was working in one when he sign up for the draft in Atlanta, and note they give his home in Upson County when he died. He must have had a rough life his last 25 or so years and was only trying to show it. Just showing respect for a Veteran.
Added by David Pharr on Apr 05, 2016 4:40 PM
Barb Nemec McBride/Young
Samuel W Critchlow
Do you know if there is a record that would include his parent's names? Thank you.
Added by Barb Nemec McBride/Young on Apr 02, 2016 5:13 PM
Linda Carlson
Andrew Jackson Hanson AKA Charles Calvin Hanson 1
I can clear up the mystery about Andrew Jackson Hanson AKA Charles Calvin Hanson born 22 Dec 1842 in Coweta County, Georgia to George Washington Hanson (1823-1889) and Delilah Tackett (1823-1889). He married Priscilla Jane Pringle Casey (1846-1923) and had eleven children.

Andrew Jackson Hanson was a confederate soldier and was captured three times by Union forces. The last time he did not go back to his company and took his sweetheart to Kentucky where he changed his name to Charles Calvin and married her on 28 August 1864. They made their home in Louisville, Kentucky until they moved to Richmond, Indiana with their youngest daughter, Lucy Idella Hanson Kerr and her husband James Robert Kerr.

Charles Calvin Hanson died 19 August 1915 in Wayne County, Richmond Indiana and is buried in Earlham Cemetery.

Priscilla Jane Hanson moved with her daughter and son-in-law back to Louisville, Kentucky where she died in 1923. She is buried in Resthaven Cemetery, in Louisville.

I am his great granddaughter and we have is family Bible with this information in it. The picture you have on your web site is a picture that I posted of him.

My mother was Lucy and James Kerr's daughter, Laura Allene Kerr Brown.

I hope you find this information helpful.

Linda Brown Carlson
Added by Linda Carlson on Mar 24, 2016 5:34 PM
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