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Linda Cardenas (#47118566)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history for many years and am fascinated with cemeteries. I love the old headstones. They were so unique.

I started adding information to F.A.G. from obituaries my aunt had kept on people she knew. It progressed into trying to complete as many cemeteries in the area as I could.

If I have created a memorial for one of your family members; please let me know and I will transfer it to you. Although F.A.G. has set rules about transferring memorials, I don't adhere to those. If one of my memorials is a part of your family tree, I will transfer it. Family belongs with family. Unfortunately there are some small minded people who will not transfer a family member because they are not within the restrictive FAG guidelines.

Also, I don't mind my headstone pictures being used; but, I would appreciate being asked first and to be given credit for taking the picture. It is only common courtesy. I spend a lot of time and gas in documenting the rural cemeteries in this area and don't appreciate those who think I am petty because I expect to be given credit for the work I do.

With the new "Edit" function, I can't guarantee the accuracy of the information on my memorials anymore. It has it's good and bad points.
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Larry Johnson
John A Guest, Lt. Col.
It appears that someone in the family had a headstone placed for him in the same cemetery where his wife was later buried. From what I know, John was buried in a National Cemetery there in California (the other memorial). I am currently in contact with one of his granddaughters and will let you know if I find out differently.

No problem from me with not removing your memorial, but it is nice that you provide a note showing that he is actually buried in California. You might want to include the other memorial number in case some relative wants to visit his actual grave.
Added by Larry Johnson on Sep 20, 2016 9:42 PM
Gaylynne Hone
Leroy Parker
I am putting together a history for my daughter on her paternal side of the family. Her Grandparents are dead and she knows nothing.
I saw the information that you have put in on him and I am excited to share with my daughter. Her dad didn't even know how his grandpa had died.

Can you send me a picture of the headstone

Thanks for all your hard work

Lone Wolf cemetery
Added by Gaylynne Hone on Sep 12, 2016 6:48 PM
RE: William Sherman Ray
Thank you,, and thank you for all your work done for Find A Grave.
Added by Loyd on Aug 28, 2016 8:40 AM
RE: William Sherman Ray
do you kniw if there is a sexton f9r the cemetery who keeps the records that I can contact?

Thank you for your help
Added by Loyd on Aug 26, 2016 11:24 AM
William Sherman Ray
Do you have any way of checking to see if William Sherman Ray is buried beside Fannie K, Ray at Lone Grove Cemetery. According to his Texas Death certificate, his remains were transferred from Littlefield, Texas where he died to Loan Wolf Oklahoma on Aug 3, 1937 [he died Aug 2, 1937. For copy of the certificate, see:

William and Fannie's daughter is buried at the same cemetery as her mother, and probably her daughter Dessie Ray. You hve created memorials for both of them.

I subscribe to two newspaper websites, but neither have any newspapers from that area of Oklahoma at the right time period

I live in Ponca City, and have very recent cemetery records for Kay County, All cemeteries were done from sexton's recrds and are very complete. If I can help you in this part f the state, let me know.

Loyd M. Bishop

BTW these are not close cousins, and do not particularly want memorials to be transferred. I agree with you on letting my memorials transfer.
Added by Loyd on Aug 25, 2016 1:11 PM
Wendy Nabors Way
RE: Foster Wallis

You are welcome glad we could get it for you.

Added by Wendy Nabors Way on Aug 24, 2016 7:21 PM
Patricia Fawn Carter- Ford-Cowdrey
Maud Morian
Married in to family.
Added by Patricia Fawn Carter- For... on Aug 02, 2016 7:02 PM
RE: Robert Smith in Wildcat Cem.
R.M. and Chess were my gg Uncle and Aunt through my mother, who was a Smith. Last week I took a trip to Mangum to do a bit of research. The local genealogical society was very helpful and we found the obituary for R.M. Smith. We briefly searched for an obituary for Chess but she wasn't listed and I ran out of time.

Curtis Price
Added by Curtis on Jun 30, 2016 6:45 PM
Pamela Thompson
Gravestone Photo Permission
I am happy to see that you photographed the gravestone of Verna Alford in Liberty Bell Cemetery (Memorial# 17640262).

I would like to add this gravestone photo to the non-profit Alford American Family Association's collection of Oklahoma Obituaries, where her obituary is (or will be) included. You can see the current collection at

May I have your permission to include your gravestone photos? If so, the photo caption will say:

Photo from [cemetery name, city, county, state]—
Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Cardenas

And thanks so much for your gravestone photo work!

Best regards,
Pamela Alford Thompson (Find A Grave #47195155)
Obituaries Project Manager, Alford American Family Association

Added by Pamela Thompson on Jun 28, 2016 12:03 PM
RE: Elisha House, Jr.
you are welcome
Added by Renee on Jun 20, 2016 6:20 PM
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