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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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Nina Beeson
Smith/Squires and Smith/Combs memorials
I did get the Isaac Smith/America Combs memorial transfers and I thank you much for this.
Re Smith Squires... I submitted some updates via the edit process. Thanks for offering to do the updates. It is much appreciated. I wish you the best of luck with your project. And also thank you for creating the memorials. Without researchers such as you, those of us that do not have the means to travel extensively to do our research would be missing so much. Know that this is much appreciated.
Added by Nina Beeson on Apr 27, 2016 4:14 PM
Nina Beeson
re Hannah Smith- spouse James Squires
Smiths & Squires in Sentinel Cemetery
How are you related to these people?

Hannah SMITH and Nina BEESON are 1st cousins 3 times removed. Our common ancestors are Archibald SMITH (Find A Grave 66656893) and Hannah ASHCRAFT Find A Grave 14172514). Her father, Daniel, was first born child of this couple; my 2g-grandmother was 3rd born, Mary.
Added by Nina Beeson on Apr 26, 2016 4:34 PM
Don & Mary Cavender
RE: Lawrence Tatum
You're very welcome.

Don & Mary
Added by Don & Mary Cavender on Apr 13, 2016 10:00 AM
Thank you
Thank you for adding the picture and information about Gaylord Allen. I added the information (with your name & date posted) to the biography section.
Added by Carol on Apr 09, 2016 9:13 AM
brenda miller
related 2
I sent the message about Mrs. Clara Etta McCool. I feel like it is the correct McCool because your relatives (Hendricks) are from Myra and Era Texas, both towns are in Cooke County. That is where several of the McCools had lived. I know Uncle Jim went to El Paso and 3 of the siblings went to California. There was 9 of them. I grew up in Myra and Era. Again if you know where he is buried I would appreciate the info. Brenda Miller
Added by brenda miller on Apr 07, 2016 9:22 PM
brenda miller
Are you related to Mrs McCool? If so, can you leave me a message? I am related to James (Jim) McCool. I was trying to find his grave information. Jim was my grandmothers brother. I knew her other siblings but did not know him very well.
Added by brenda miller on Apr 07, 2016 9:01 PM
Deb (Mari) Pittillo
RE: Emmert Fisher
You're welcome, Linda.
Added by Deb (Mari) Pittillo on Apr 04, 2016 6:21 PM
Sylvia Hertel
Magdalena (Belter) Roark
Thank you very much. I'm not in a hurry. I just know I can't do it myself. I'm really grateful for your willingness to help. People like you are what makes Find A Grave a wonderful service.

Sylvia M. Hertel
Added by Sylvia Hertel on Mar 29, 2016 10:59 PM
Gale French
Larry Dale Graves - Find A Grave Memorial# 68124293
I'd like your permission to use the photo of his headstone in a book I'm writing about the French family (giving you credit of course).

Added by Gale French on Mar 29, 2016 2:23 PM
Sylvia Hertel
Maggie Roark, #91593611
I think the memorial for Maggie Roark is Magdalena Belter, the daughter of Johannes "John" H. and Catherine (Bodamer) Belter. (Their last name went through a lot of spelling changes over a short period of time.)

She was b. 10 May 1895 in Coldwater, McIntosh County, North Dakota; m. Edwin Hervey Roark 20 July 1913 in Oklahoma, and died 4 Feb 1917.

They had three children: Helen Christina, b. 12 June 1914; Clyde Edward, b. 16 Jan 1916 and died in China in a Japanese POW camp in 1945; and Claude Theodore, b. 28 Jan 1917. She probably died from complications of childbirth.

Unfortunately, the only record I've found on their marriage came from Ancestry family trees, but if you look at Edwin's WWI registration card, it will verify that he had three "orphaned" children in June of 1917.

I wonder if there is anyway that you could check this out, so her memorial could be written properly, and she could be linked to her husband and children. Maggie is a 1st cousin of my step grandmother's first husband. The Belter family lived in and/or near Bessie, Washita County, Oklahoma for many years, and many of them are buried in the Union Hatchett Cemetery there.

In the 1900 U.S. Census, you can find her as Mantilina Belder, and in the 1910 census as Maggie Belter. Her mother lived in the Norman Sanitarium in Cleveland County as a patient until her death 23 Oct 1920. She can be found there in the 1900-1920 census records. Her father died 13 Jan 1935 in Cheyenne, Roger Mills County, Oklahoma.

Both her parents were born in South Russia, which is the Ukraine today - north west of the Black Sea. They are part of the culture known as the Germans from Russia, or German-Russians. They came to the U.S. at the New York port 5 Apr 1886, aboard the S.S. Werra.

My step grandmother was Hildegard Natalina (Billigmeier) Dobler, Hertel.

Sylvia M. Hertel
Added by Sylvia Hertel on Mar 29, 2016 11:12 AM
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