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Requesting a transfer through the Edit feature insures that no mistakes are made because it takes me to the EXACT memorial you want plus it provides me with all the numbers I need to complete the transfer or add information. I manage too many memorials to research each one. If I find out later that an edit sent to me is not accurate, I may change it.
I love to see the memorials come alive with biographies and family history....and photos of our loved ones. I just LOVE it when I can help someone!!!
I have been researching some of my families since about 1978.
From one of the stones: "As you are now, so once was I, As I am now you soon shall be"
"A person's life was more than the dash between years...." That dash represents your entire life and we need to live it wisely.
From my mother: "Bad deeds and words will follow you all your life and come back to haunt you."
My grandmother went to cemeteries with me, and once said she would like the following to be on her stone: "WE LIVED TOGETHER, WE LOVED TOGETHER AND NOW WE REST TOGETHER". I Just fulfilled that request!!!!
KEEP IN MIND THAT WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS HERE AT FINDAGRAVE AND WE SPEND OUR OWN TIME AND MONEY TO TRY TO HELP AND PLEASE SOMEONE. IN A WAY WE ARE LEAVING OUR OWN LEGACY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. IT IS TRULY A LABOR OF LOVE.
PLEASE KEEP REQUESTS, REPLIES AND COMMENTS CIVIL AND NICE…KINDNESS GOES A LONG WAY!!!!!!
PLEASE DO SEND A MESSAGE TO ME IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR SOMETHING NICE TO SAY!
RESEARCH is not a requirement for entries at findagrave. I do occasionally try to look up information for my entries. I do want them to be accurate. Find A Grave is a great research tool, but it is NOT the goal for findagrave.
THIS IS NOT A PHOTO CONTEST. (I have seen people complain about the photos on some memorials or profiles.)
I try hard to take acceptable photos, but sometimes it just doesn't work out due to the construction or color of the stones. Some stones just will not photograph well due to the type of stone or lighting. If I get a NICE request to re-do a photo I will do so when time permits.
I recorded and submitted the ORIANA CEMETERY, near Peacock, Stonewall Co., Texas in about 1986, which can be found on the internet by doing a search. (It was possibly submitted to interment.net)
The Oriana Cemetery at findagrave is here.
ANYTHING I HAVE LEFT ON FLOWERS HAS BEEN TO ADD INFORMATION AND TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE RESEARCHING, AS WELL AS TO "REMEMBER" THE PERSON LISTED. WHEN I FIND THE INFO WAS ADDED, I TRY TO DELETE WHAT I WROTE. MANY PEOPLE WHO ENTER MEMORIALS REFUSE TO ADD BIOS OR OTHER INFORMATION...FOR VARIOUS REASONS.
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|Liz Brown||RE: Declined to change her name|
Her memorial number is 129555181 Thanks again
|Liz Brown||RE: Declined to change her name|
Please remove the notation from her bio. I was attempting to correct the spelling of Florence and managed to misspell the correction. Normally I pay closer attention to what I'm typing. Her name is Florence and you have everything thing correct.
|Diana Scheel||RE: Harmon Cade and Alma Wright|
|Bob Carter||Caledonia Cooper|
Yes, leave the info you provided. If you want me to transfer to you, please let me know.
|Bob Carter||Photo request for Caledonia Cooper|
Thanks for making an attempt to get a grave photo for Caledonia Cooper. I got the message that said she has no stone . . . too bad.
|Cori Hoag||RE: I found Eva Dugan|
I compiled this bio for Mr. Mathis...he's on Findagrave too with a dead link in the bio (68942717). Sent to original contributor Marilyn. No death cert for him for some reason...
Andrew J Mathis, Tucson rancher and farmer, was found one year after his death in January 1927 buried in a shallow grave by encrusted in lime and with a gag in his teeth. He was found by a camper from Oklahoma, J.F. Nash, while Nash was driving a tent stake. Police charged his former housekeeper, Eva Dugan, with the murder although the evidence was circumstantial. Mr. Mathis fired her two months after she began work for him. He was wealthy, reclusive, demanding, cheap, and they apparently butted heads. An acquaintance of Mr. Mathis said he'd been present when Mathis had told her to leave the ranch and never return. A few days later, Mathis' neighbors reported him missing and became suspicious when Eva offered to sell them some of Mathis' livestock. She claimed that Mathis had departed for California, and had turned all of his property over to her. Shortly after this, Eva also turned up missing. A search of the ranch by local law enforcement did not find a body, but they did find the burned remnants of his ear trumpet in the small stove in the front room, carelessly discarded clothing, and a bloodstained cover of his roadster. In March 1927, Eva was arrested in White Plains New York and denied any responsibility for the death. She alleged Mr. Mathis had been killed by a drifter named Jack. Some investigators thought there was a possible connection between Jack and a young murderer named Edward Hickman (the Fox) who was in Phoenix a few days before Mr. Mathis disappeared and who was in Kansas City during the same time Eva said she dropped Jack off in that city on her way to New York. Mrs. Dugan was the daughter of William M. McDaniel of Missouri; she married at age 16 and was abandoned by her first husband after they had two children. She later married four other husbands all whom disappeared. Mrs. Dugan was charged with first degree murder and convicted. She was the first Arizona woman to be hanged and was executed on 21 February 1930 in Florence.
|Lynn||John and Ida McCabe|
No, they are not my family. I lived in Wimberley, Texas, for 14 years and started doing genealogy on the first three mill owners (one was Pleasant Wimberley) for the local historical society. I continue to do research for the historical society even though I have moved to Houston. Ida Wilson McCabe was the daughter of Quinna Wimberley, a sister of Pleasant Wimberley. When Pleasant and Quinna's mother died, Pleasant and eight of his brothers and sisters moved to Texas about 1840. They really disliked their step-mother! The story goes that the group convinced Pleasant to go back home to "rescue" baby sister Quinna, even though they were several states away. After her "rescue," Quinna lived with her brothers and sisters until her marriage to James Wilson.
Added by Lynn on Sep 22, 2014 3:57 AM
|Lynn||John Thomas McCabe and wife Ida Wilson|
Nancy, thank you so very much for the fantastic photos of the graves of John Thomas McCabe and his wife Ida Clementine Wilson McCabe. I had almost given up! I appreciate all that you do for findagrave.
Added by Lynn on Sep 20, 2014 2:33 PM
|Bob Carter||RE: Caledonia|
I'm not a member of Ancestry so can't see the trees. Am too cheap. :-)
If you want what I have on the descendants of Caledonia, just let me know.
|Bob Carter||RE: Caledonia Cooper|
I haven't done much investigating into my Aunt Libby's ancestral lines other than they were in Arkansas and Caledonia "Donia" Alice Cooper (nee Fort) was buried in NM for some reason.
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