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Ron Houdman (#46928883)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 12 days
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I have been doing family research for about 15 years, and have researched and documented about 30, 000, member's of my related families, and documented direct line ancestor's to the early 1700's, when we were part of the English Colonies.

I enjoy researching my families history, some of the major surnames that are within my family history are, Dick, Villines, McFarland, McKissack, Sommerlatte, Speidel, Kulms, Houtman, and many many more.

What I have posted on find a grave is just a small offering of what my research consist of, and I am very conservative in what I post for public view.

I have had extended help from many of my distant cousin with this research, and would like Thank each and every one of them, for their help and assistance.

And I would Like to Thank, Find A Grave, and it's member's, for I have used this forum for many years, before becoming a member.

Thank You, Each and Every One.

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William Gorman
Gereoge R and Nan Seaboalt

Thanks a ton for updating the memorials for my great-granduncle and aunt. As I have mentioned in some of my messages, the spelling of the family surname has quite a controversial spelling which appears to have started with eorge Raymond's father, William Riley Seaboalt back in Newton County, AR about the time of the Civil War. Of course, the most common spelling, Seabolt,can be traced from Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma back to the emmigrant German Seabolts in Georgia between 1790 and 1810. The ironic thing about all this is that our's is a separate line genetic line dating back to Philidelphis in 1754 when our emmigrant ancestor Johannes Seyboldt arrived from the Paletine State of Germany. The next generation born in Pennsylvania dropped the y and t and spelled the name Sebold. This was recorded in the baptismal record of William Riley's father at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Windsor Twp, Berks County, PA where his grandfather was listed as Johannes Sebold and his father baptised as Johaimer Sebold. As Johaimer grew up his given name was Anglicised to John and various court and census officials took care of the rest, using the spelling as they heard it, not saw it.

So, in all of the modern spelling controversy among family members, all are actually wrong as the historic name was neither Seabolt or Seaboalt. For myself, I try to understand what each individual person used during their lifetime and see that it is applied to their findagrave memorial. Thanks again for you help.

God Bless your work:

Added by William Gorman on May 10, 2014 1:03 PM
Flowers from Sandra
RE: Walter R. Henicke
hello, updates have been completed for Mr. Henicke's memorial as you requested. Thank you.
Added by Flowers from Sandra on Feb 22, 2014 5:58 PM
RE: Posting from that Pam
Hello Ron, I made the transfer of your relative tonight.
Regarding Pam, she duplicated one of my family member's memorials that I had created several years ago. She is one of those members that do this work for the numbers of memorials on their page. She totally ignored my first request to remove it. The 2nd request I put on her page and she wentleft that awful message on my page. I notified findagrave about it and left the message there, so, they could view it for themselves. I agree, it's outrageous the behavior of some members of this community.
Thank you for your kind words.
Added by Debbie on Jan 25, 2014 12:07 AM
RE: William A. Acheson
Hello, would you like me to transfer this memorial to you?
Added by Debbie on Jan 23, 2014 9:02 PM
Lady in Red
RE: C. J. Houdmann
Done. Thanks for the information.
Added by Lady in Red on Jan 12, 2014 11:05 AM
June Tedder Martin
RE: Floyd Tedder
His Grandfather is a 1st cousin. Please link to parents:
James Carter Tedder Sr # 119841077
Emma Eubanks Dunn Tedder # 119841546

I am trying to get the Tedder family linked. Thanks,
Added by June Tedder Martin on Nov 05, 2013 10:25 AM
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James Dick #20948832# has a very neat epitaph that would be would be wonderful to see on this memorial page. It goes as follows
"The pains of death are past,
Labor and sorrow cease;
And life's long warfare closed at last,
His soul is found in peace."
Added by mstarrc on May 21, 2013 2:30 PM
Patricia mallory
Added by Patricia mallory on Sep 20, 2011 9:16 PM
Marion Edward Owen
Hi Ron, my name is Mary Owen Flanders. Marion Edward Owen was my grandfather. My fathers name was Roy W. Owen. I just wanted to thank you for adding this info on this site. My grandmother is buried beside him, but there is no headstone. I guess it will be up to the grandchildren to fix that.

Anyway, Thank-you again, Mary
Added by Mary on May 09, 2011 1:46 PM
Jim & Helen (Wall) Templin
Mc Farland Family
Added by Jim & Helen (Wall) Templi... on Oct 24, 2010 3:23 PM
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