Happy Spring everyone! I look forward to helping you all out here in Washington State. Let me know if you would like some helps!
GREAT NEWS - Our Tombstone Project has been launched. What an amazing project we have begun, with adding markers to unmarked graves in our Snohomish County, Washington cemeteries! Thank you all for your interest in our project. We are looking for donations for headstones for unmarked graves! www.stillygen.org. Wonderful community outreach and focus on historical preservation! Stay tuned for future information on our project!
My love for family history came from my parents and my grandmothers. Both of my grandmothers wrote down birth dates and death dates, and kept detailed family letters. And Mother loved to stop by every country cemetery she saw, while on their camping travels. They traveled around the country looking for family graves and new relatives. And had many exciting stories to share, and met wonderful families!
When we discovered that the Oregon Trail went through our Stockham family farm in Idaho, my love of history grew. And with it, sharing stories of my family and how they came west. What brave families to pioneer West!
I continue to hunt for family lines and fill in the blank spaces. Some of the families I am researching are Allen, Rodig, Franklin, Stabbal, Morgel, Stockham, Jones, Lynch, Follon/Fallon, Spangler, Quick, Smith, Johnson, Sherrill, Ferguson, Hamilton, Davis, Crawford, Gardiner, Blick (deBlieck) and Hensley.
I am the great grand daughter of Roy Smith. I have records regarding the birth and death of Jack. He was born 2 Jan 1916 and he died 2 Jan 1916. Did you visit the cemetery and get the info to make this memorial? If so was there a headstone? I would love a photo if so. I'll request a photo. But I would appreciate if you could add those dates for Jack. Thank you making the memorial. I know it would mean a great deal to my great grandparents. I have been unable to get his death certificate so I had no knowledge regarding where he was buried. So thank you. Sherry Wright
RE: James Doyle l# 152871465 Hi - you were right. Another Find a Grave volunteer found them in the Seattle cemetery and will get the photos. I really appreciate everything you did and you help. God Bless, Marge
RE: James Doyle l# 152871465 You are probably correct? I did not know there was an Evergreen Cemetery in Seattle. I did not see it listed on Find A Grave web site? I just found the cemetery now on the web site. His obituary says he lived and died in Edmonds and the funeral home was also in Edmonds with burial in Evergreen. The obituary was from The Seattle Daily Times. Let me know if you think I should change their memorial pages and re-request the photos?
RE: Samuel Allen #13568597 Tami, Thank you for your note regarding Samuel Allen #13568597. I see you messaged me back in December and I just received a notice of this a few weeks ago. Yes, please let's make contact.
RE: Lawrence Edward Drown edits Please continue to send the edits. I am no relation. I live in the area of the cemetery and have photographed it extensively. The late contributor gave part of the list of memorials he had created for this cemetery. I am simply the caretaker, and am sorry I do not have more information. If you google the Drown name and Manhattan, Kansas, you might find excerpts from publications written about the history of the area, like Pioneers of the Bluestem Prairie, etc.
Jennie Quick Interesting that you had a edit for Jennie Quick who was a Dixon, Her grandfather and my great grandfather were one and the same, Thomas Singleton Dixon. I also noticed you have Spangler in your family line, I had a Great Grandmother on the other side who was a Spangler. Are we related somehow however distant?
Samuel and Frances Whitney Thank you so much for the photos you provided of my great-great grandparents Samuel and Frances Whitney, in the Evergreen Cemetery in Everett. Since their daughter Minnie and husband Oren Kendley (my great grandparents) lived and died in Medora, North Dakota, we were not aware that Sam and Frances and their other children had made their way to Washington and ultimately settled here.
I am in Mason County, Washington, and plan a visit to Evergreen Cemetery in the near future.