I am a great-grandmother who started family research about 1990. I have pretty much completed the family histories of myself and my husband, but once in awhile a new relative shows up, and that is always exciting.
Find A Grave has been a valuable resource for me, and I like to contribute whenever I can, hopefully to provide information for other researchers.
I am not in a race to compile a large number of memorials. I try to find and add information that makes the memorials more meaningful, and I am always grateful for further information from contributors.
I may or may not adhere to the Find A Grave guidelines for transfers, depending on the individual circumstances. I do not understand the mind-set of those contributors who insist on following the Find A Grave "rules". If your person does not appear as a leaf on my family tree, there is a good chance that I will transfer, so ask ....
March 17, 2016: A new caveat - If you request a transfer, I will take a look at your contributor history, and if it appears all you are doing is collecting the work of other contributors, I will probably decline your request.
RE: Memorial# 69941594 Hello I tried to update some information on Clarence W Gatchell's memorial through the edit tools, and it was denied as it "conflicted" with your information.
Clarence was married to my grandmother Viola A Williams Hogan on June 7 1952 in Los Angeles (public records. I remember my dad speaking of Clarence Gatchell. I would appreciate you looking into this further so it would reflect the facts. Please add my grandmother Viola as his second wife. Thank you very much for your time, and thank you for all you do at Find A Grave.
RE: Lee Dolsen Drake's parents... Darlene: You are correct... His mother's full name is Josephine Georgette 'Jane' (Dolsen) Drake... her nickname was Jane, but I took it as her middle name... oops! Thanks for the question, 'cause it made me do a bit more research and find out the true facts!! I'll be updating her name, to reflect my findings. -Ro
Cora Blackwell Thank you for updating Cora's memorial. I am still looking for her parents. Frank R. Jones and Anne Jones. I am not sure where they are buried. I was hoping Washington State. Guess not. Anyway, the hunt is on.
RE: Burials in Tahoma Thanks for letting me know about the merge requests. I have sent some in for old duplicates I've come across where the member is fallen, inactive or not pleasant to work with (if you catch my drift). Obviously, that does not include you.
I've chosen not to add obits published after 1922 but I've also chosen not to tell other members what to do. I don't get paid enough to do that LOL.
Can't wait till the weather warms up so we can get back out to Masonic and Mills and Mills to take more photos.
RE: Emma You're welcome Darlene. I live in Rolfe and if I can help in any way let me know. I was glad to find the lady as my cousin M. Richards was insistent that she didn't exist. She is mentioned in the Pioneer History of Pocahontas County as being married to Amos. Their marriage record is probably in Dakota City at the Humboldt County Courthouse.
Eli Robinson Transfer made. There is some confusion between this Casteel Cem & the other Casteel Cem in Laurel Co. The cem pictures posted on the other Casteel Cem belong on the Casteel McWhorter Cem. Some of the memorials have been put at the wrong cem. I was at the other one Sat but didn't get to photo the headstones except for three - Gaines & it started raining. Hope to get back, photo it, & maybe get it straightened out.
If you still have trouble finding it you can transfer the memorial to me and I'll move it and transfer it right back to you.
You're not alone. Having four cemeteries look like one big cemetery has thrown a lot of people off. One member wandered around snapping photos in all four but created the memorials in Masonic. It took me weeks to get Edit to move them all to their correct cemetery.
Rosa Belle Lankins Darlene, Do not give up as am still researching for more info. I have the Oregon birth info. on both Rosa and Earl, article on their golden wedding anniv. party, as well as obit of daughter, Doris Hazel Duckett and about 10 members of her (siblings)family. I will try and get copy of marriage certif. as soon as library opens next Weds. I have a book at home with many marriages only up to 1915 so of no use on this. Will type & send copies of the obits to Craig and Kim to add to memorials when have time. Will eventually take this file to C.C.F.History Society library when done for others to use in research.
RE: William Saltzman/Stutzman Thank you Darlene.I have been researching this man and his family for the last two months.I requested most of the links for his family and a few collateral lines also.I spent a few hours today reading more history of the area they were in.I found this interview (below)with Bercia Saltzman in 1925.
She doesn't say William is buried in a cemetery.If he was I would have expected her to say so,since it was a lengthy interview about her whole life.So I'm going to stay with what I have,the Saltzman name and where she said he is buried.Maybe their is another person with a similar name in Burnt Ranch cemetery.I have looked for that headstone photo,or a transcript of burials, but so far no luck.The rest of his family have headstones with the name very visible.
Thank you for your input ! Sheryl
Interview of Bercia Ward Saltzman by Fred Lockley, published in The Oregon Daily Journal, Portland, Oregon Friday, May 15, 1925.
a portion only
"I have had five children. Armine married William Byrd. She lives at Los Angeles. Addie married William Shaw. She lives at Dallas, in Polk county. Mary Alice married Elbert Fairley and has a place three miles east of Cascade Locks. Harry died and is buried next to his father on our place at Burnt Ranch. Jay, my baby, weights 203 pounds, and for the past six years has driven 100 to 150 miles a day suppressing joy riders. He is a state traffic officer. My husband died 33 years ago. I am 85 years old, but somehow I can't seem to realize that I am getting old."