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Ed Smith (#47100545)
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I have met many wonderful people on Find A Grave. Thanks to all the contributors for all you have done and continue to do. Thanks everyone for all the suggested corrections, and extra information provided to me.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of individuals who do not understood that we are volunteers, who have been rude, who have been otherwise abusive or who have been frankly bizarre. Because of this, I will follow the Find A Grave guidelines. It is about the hunt, not the numbers. But dealing with some of the Find A Grave members and interlopers, I have learned to follow the guidelines.

I am always happy to to update or correct memorials but PLEASE use the "EDIT" tab on individual memorials to suggest information corrections or additions. This sends a direct link to the memorial as well as your own profile page. If a request is left on my profile page it will be ignored and deleted. I just don't have the time to search for the individual memorial and then make the update.

If you discover that I have made a mistake or created a duplicate later than one you created, please use the Edit tab and send me the correction and I will delete the duplicate immediately. And please be nice. A simple request is all I ask. I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible, but I am human and I will make mestakes.

I will only transfer listings of one's direct relatives within four generations as defined in Find A Grave Guidelines. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. Consider using the Virtual Cemetery feature. It's an easy way to collect all of your ancestors either in one big VC or you can have several VCs for various family lines.

What calls us to find the ancestors? It goes beyond a simple curiosity. We are taken over, compelled, as if possessed by something bigger than us that is begging to be revealed. There is one of us in most every family, called to be the scribe. I am but one of the many in the long line of storytellers of our clan. Like others I am called to gather and assemble the ancestors—to breathe life back into them as far back as we can reach. We take what we find and chronicle the facts of their existence, remembering their names and who they were and what they did. They are the sum of who we are, for without them, we would not exist. We greet those who came before us, restoring their place in the familial line. We scribe their stories and their histories. We search for them in public libraries, county records, and weed-filled or well-kept cemeteries. We comb through yellowed newspapers, family archives, and lovely old letters and photo albums. We find them! And in finding them—we find ourselves.
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Thanks for the transfer
Thanks very much for the transfer of our great grandparents Elizabeth & Tip Siegman. 57318460 & 57318461
Added by vaughn on Jul 16, 2015 5:06 PM
patsy (mann)holtz
Louella Temple Clark Penney
Thank you so much Ed, for placing Louella's nickname on her memorial. Levi is smiling down from heaven now, Lila is what he had called her since the day they met. :)
Added by patsy (mann)holtz on Jul 16, 2015 3:21 PM
patsy (mann)holtz
Louella Temple Clark Penney
BTW-Louella was my great aunt, my grandma Lucy Clark Mann's sister. Louella and Lucy's father, my great grandfather, Jacob Arlington Clark,served on the house of representatives in bourbon county,kansas from 1895 to 1900.
Added by patsy (mann)holtz on Jul 09, 2015 2:27 PM
Yvonne Smith
Laurence Dale DeForest
I'm wondering if you are related to this person, d. 1972 in CA. I am researching a DeForest Family and I'm also a Smith, which is making me wonder if you and I might be distant cousins.

It may be that this was just a name in a cemetery and there is no connection.

Let me know. Thanks.
Added by Yvonne Smith on Jul 01, 2015 12:22 PM
Fuentes,Soria, Holtzer families
Ed I am wondering if you are related to my family as I see you have a lot of there memorials.
Through the Ancestry DNA it lead me to my family, so of course I am always looking to see who I might be related to.
Thank you
Added by Pam on Jun 18, 2015 3:28 PM
Sue Hadley
Photo Request
I would like to request a photo of the grave of Bethel Ann Moore Memorial# 55784632. She is my 1st cousin and is Buried in Turlock Memorial Park Cemetery, Turlock, California.

Your assistance will be appreciated so much and I thank you in advance.

Sue Hadley
Added by Sue Hadley on Jun 16, 2015 8:45 PM
Ada May Riley Farr
Do you know if she is related to Evelina Houser Riley Munyon??
Sandra Munyon
Added by SandraMunyon on Jun 15, 2015 9:14 PM
Sherry Atbutterfly
re Franklin Henry Boone
Created by: Ed Smith
Record added: Aug 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55757891

Franklin Henry Boone is my Grand Uncle, his sister Nellie Emeline Boone
1891 – 1967 is my Grandmother.
Thank you for doing the find a grave on him and his wife.
Franklin's son Charles "Charlie" Harry Boone
1912 – 1944 has a granddaughter who is looking for information and photos etc. Of course I would be interested in anything you have as well. I am a Smith as my Grandma Nellie Boone married Walter A Smith and their son John is my father who passed away in 2001.
My find a grave is Sherry Atbutterfly (#48256064)
Thank you, regards Sherry Smith
Added by Sherry Atbutterfly on Jun 05, 2015 3:54 PM
Robert Yorks
RE: Pearl Lee Graham
Hi Ed,
I recently submitted a correction and some additional data for both Pearl and her husband. I assume it will eventually get to you. Pearl's maiden name was Bunch, as shown in her Oklahoma marriage license with H.C. Graham. They were married on 13 July 1915.

Also. her husband's first name was Herbert, instead of Hubert, as is shown in the 1910, 1920, and 1940 census records.

Lastly, there daughter's name is spelled Loresta, instead of Laresta (Rayford). She had sisters named Loretta, and Lorene.

Thanks for posting the memorial.

Added by Robert Yorks on Jun 02, 2015 10:21 AM
Daphne Maxwell
Thank you for the transfer!
Added by Daphne Maxwell on May 28, 2015 2:57 PM
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