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Ellen Bishop (#46998865)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 7 days
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Bio Photo I am a local historian in Rapid City SD, I specialize in finding where people are buried, I have many readings of cemeteries in Western South Dakota I hope post them on this site.
I have a vast number of cemetery readings and obituaries that I am putting on site, I also am a volunteer to look up obits for people, please contact me if you need help in the Rapid City area.
I don't go too far to do pictures, I don't go to Fall River County to do pictures too far away, some places in Pennington are too far away.
I consider my self a scribe of the cemeteries, they are waiting for family , friends or who ever knows about the person and can do a bio to take edit control of them from me.
Don't put obits up where pictures should be, ask me to transfer so you can do the memorial the right way, only so many pictures can go up and using an obit that way is wrong!
Please, please just send your number on edit to ask for transfer that is the only way I want to do it, it so much easier that way.
If anyone has memorials in South Dakota they can no longer manage, please consider transferring them to me, I would be glad to have them.
My husband died in Sept and I am finally getting back to work on memorials and anything else that I can do.
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RE: Thanks so much
You're welcome. I am sure there will be some more once I start getting through all these photos I took last year. :)
Added by novakpack on Nov 24, 2015 1:11 AM
Pat Sproat
Hopson, Arvel Lettie (Bud)
Just curious, is this a man or a woman?
I have a woman who was married at one time to a man by this name,she just died,
I think they were divorced. She was older than he, by two
I cannot answer who this is, if its a man or
woman., I would do the 1920 census for Oklahoma
Kiowa Co. and see if you can tell that way.
Added by Pat Sproat on Nov 16, 2015 5:23 PM
Vernon Lewis Ashley
You sent a message to me relative to his memorial, which I do not understand. The obituary states his mother is Elizabeth Ashley. Do you think there is a problem with his birth or death dates? I don't understand?? 2015 minus 99 years old when he died would be a birth date of 1916.
Added by j.lynn on Nov 16, 2015 11:43 AM
Becky Scroggins Terpening
Frank Lester
Is this Isaiah Franklin Lister? That also has a military Civil War stone? They used Lister/Lester.
Added by Becky Scroggins Terpening on Nov 15, 2015 2:45 PM
Pat from Sacramento
James McFarling 150933374
Thank you for the transfer of James McFarling.
Added by Pat from Sacramento on Nov 13, 2015 11:38 AM
Kent R. Ickler
RE: Dupe
Haha, well we might have to mutually pardon each other for some of our Facebook posts then :)

Let me know when you want the transfer of 2000 ish RC memorials I have. Is there an easy way to accomplish that?

I have a few hundred from Nebraska pioneer cemeteries I'd like to keep as they are my ancestors, otherwise everything in RC can goto you, I don't have family buried in RC.
Added by Kent R. Ickler on Nov 10, 2015 2:04 PM
Kent R. Ickler
RE: Dupe
Regarding pine lawn, I have walked and uploaded photos to all but four remaining blocks. I suspect I'll have walked and photographed everything by early next year unless I get some free days, currently I only go there for an 1-2 hours per week over lunch. Have to bend over a lot to clear all the grass clippings and pine needles from almost every marker.

Regarding MTV/MTC I know I ended up creating some unintentional duplicates when photographing some of the infant markers. I didn't put together that makers like "Inf Arnsn" would actually be the marker for "Infant Aronson". Obvious enough, but I was thinking too literal about names initially. I've tried to find all the infant markers on the Far East perimeter of both cemeteries, I fear they will be covered up again next by sod again though, I wish there was a simple way to keep them marked above the sod (?).

If I've ended up creating a memorial you want to update, just let me know and I will transfer it. And, if you ever need to dispatch someone out to find a marker or anything let me know. maybe together we can get RC's cemeteries catalogued to your quality sooner than you think. :)

I'll send you a friend invite on Facebook.

Have a good night, I'll let you know on Next Tuesday.

Added by Kent R. Ickler on Nov 09, 2015 9:11 PM
Kent R. Ickler
RE: Dupe
No worries, I'll check what my schedule looks like for next Tuesday morning. If there any updates for bio/obits that you have, you can send me the id and I will transfer them over for you. I've got Pine Lawn about 85% walked, photographed, and recorded.

I might start a ground walk and photograph at Mtn view again, I imagine you've already experienced the frustration there with the amount of unmarked graves. I read your research and book at the library which helped me gain a better understanding of the unmarked and mass burials at Mtn view. I've true to focus on locating some of the infant markers which appear to to have succumb to the sod and are also not well engraved, with light markings, broken markers, and abbreviated/alternated name ect.
Added by Kent R. Ickler on Nov 09, 2015 8:41 PM
Have Paws will travel !
Sara H "Sally" Howie Boutelle

Why was this transferred to our account ?

R & S
Added by Have Paws will travel ! on Nov 09, 2015 3:02 PM
Kent R. Ickler
Thanks for identifying the duplicates. Transcriptions have created a bunch on my name, but that one was all me!

Still gotta get together for coffee:)

Have a good week

Added by Kent R. Ickler on Nov 09, 2015 12:17 PM
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