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LeRoy L. Smith (#46912321)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 6 days
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I am a military veteran of the United States Navy (MCPO, E-9) with 25 years active service (off the farm at 18), then closing out with five additional years in the Fleet Reserve. The remainder of my career was in civil service.

Became interested in family genealogy upon discovering that my great-grandfather had immigrated to this county from Germany in 1856. He fought in the Civil War (Union) as a substitute for two enlistments for two different individuals.

I have two family trees to maintain. My personal tree (Zimmerman/Smith Family Connections) contains about 1000 individuals. My second tree is for my daughter-in-law's family and my grandchildren (Ouimette/Cramer Family Connections) and contains nearly 800 individuals. I am a member of Find-A-Grave and Have not visited grave sites (as of this point in time), except where my immediate relatives are buried. However, with over 1800 individuals in my family trees, I am concerned with the lack of linkage and proper editing of those people in the trees.

My goal is to attempt to link my relatives listed on Find-A-Grave to their respective families with proper editing. To this end I am forwarding verified editing information to those contributors who have submitted memorials for deceased members of my family tree, or in some cases, I have requested maintenance responsibility and now have a growing list of memorials that I am responsible for.

Transfers of memorials are no problem as long as they are within the guidelines set forth by Find-A-Grave. In special cases a transfer can be given with a proper request and explanation. Editing and Linking will be done as long as the information is verifiable. Please use the EDIT function with your FAG#. Thank You.
NOTE: In the event of my death or my becoming inactive, I would like my memorials passed to T. BURT, #47009168. This information has been provided to Find-A-Grave and has T. BURT's generous acceptance.

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Jo Ann Welch
RE: Agathat Whalen
Ok thank you. I added the information. 107156882
Added by Jo Ann Welch on Sep 23, 2016 4:39 PM
Dee Green
RE: Mary Cole, #166545272
So sorry for the loss of your friends, LeRoy.

Since you were dear friends, I transferred Frank to you for management. Hope that's okay!

Added by Dee Green on Sep 12, 2016 3:13 PM
Doug Kalahar
RE: Unknown
Hi LeRoy. Thanks for the cemetery information on Joseph and Charlotte WEISINGER. Much appreciated!

Doug Kalahar
# 47501142
Added by Doug Kalahar on Sep 02, 2016 5:20 AM
RE: Thomas Lincoln, #107934717
That would be great if you would transfer it back. Thank you!

Added by Caryn on Aug 27, 2016 3:05 AM
RE: Duplicate Memorial
Wow - what a story for your great grandfather. I knew I had more information in my genealogy file for my GGF, so went and put more on his memoral.
Have a great day!
Added by JudyH on Aug 15, 2016 6:21 AM
RE: Duplicate Memorial
Hi and thanks for the dupe heads up. It has been taken care of. We have history in common. My great grandfather also fought for the Union. He is #2597098. Also, I thank you for your service.
Added by JudyH on Aug 14, 2016 7:23 PM
RE: Merle Smith
Always glad to have someone with some sort of connection manage the memorials.

I'm working my way through the Dawn Valley cemetery photographing and entering. On the pictures I took today, yet to be entered, I have a Gary F. Smith 1937-1990, right next to Robert L. R. 1909-1993 and wife Mary Ann 1910-1983. Are any of these part of your line?

Added by Cashline on Aug 10, 2016 7:51 PM
Merle Smith
Hi LeRoy!

I applied the edits for Merle. Would you be interested in a transfer of his memorial (and that of his wife)?

Laurie (a.k.a. Cashline)
Added by Cashline on Aug 10, 2016 6:02 PM
Dennis Reyerson
RE: Burial Place?
You're right. I've always called it the Chokio Cemetery.
Added by Dennis Reyerson on Aug 02, 2016 10:05 AM
P. Perry
Sister Placid Wmmer
Hi LeRoy,
Thanks for the addtl info on Sister Placid. I processed the edit for her additional info but not on the name change. Instead, I edited to include her first name but not the nickname of Sr. Placid since Sr is already her prefix.
P. Perry
Added by P. Perry on Jul 20, 2016 3:53 PM
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