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Triste Elliott (#47159497)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy off and on for more than 15 years. Even before that, I was always fascinated by cemeteries. I have found the work done on this website by the volunteers and owners to be very inspiring, so I have tried to add records in the hope of helping other researchers as I have been helped.

I'm always glad to do corrections and updates. If you want me to link a memorial to another, please include the id numbers of the memorials that you want linked.

If you want a family member transferred to you, please remember to include your membership number in the request.
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George HESS

Thank you for transferring George's memorial. It really means more to me than you could imagine.

The next time you go to Upper Octorara, take a look just east of the caretakers building. If you haven't noticed before, leading into the cemetery are a couple of old stone steps and an iron gate, of sorts. Next to that is an old hand pump, which is where my grandmother and I would get water for the flowers she brought from her garden to put on George's grave. We'd bring fresh flowers here almost every week in the summer. So glad I have the memories!

in Lancaster Co, PA

Added by Wanda on Mar 31, 2014 9:01 PM
Sallie J. Moore Levenite
Thanks you so much for linking Sallie's husband and parents so quickly. It is much appreciated, as well as all that you do on Find A Grave!

in Lancaster Co PA
Added by Wanda on Mar 31, 2014 8:35 PM
Hi Triste,
If you would be so kind, please transfer my grandmother's brother, George David Hess, to me. My ID is 46625926. George's is 62667447. Not sure if that adheres to the Find A Grave guidelines but he has no direct descendant's and was never married. I remember going with my grandmother, when I was little, to put flowers on his grave. I'm probably the last one in the family that even remembers he's here and continue to maintain his grave for her.
Thanks for your help,
Wanda Smale
Lancaster Co PA
Added by Wanda on Mar 29, 2014 9:18 PM
Glenn Benner
Hanna Means
Hi Triste,
Thank you for all your work on find-a-grave!
I have been researching my gg-grandfather`s civil war unit. I added a photo of Hanna Means` tombstone to the Memorial page you created.
Could you link Hanna Means #83904066
with her husband
Isaac Means #70307488
When you see the two sites you will understand.
Thank You,
Added by Glenn Benner on Feb 21, 2014 12:30 PM
JT Swisher
RE: Swisher-Swymeler - Fairview Cem
TY Triste. The majority of the volunteers that do the graves for Find A Grave are great. My family is originally from Georgia (although I was born in Michigan.) In my mother's family there is a small family cemetery that the woman that did the documentation on the graves is a pain in the backside. She will not allow me to list the extended family of those that are buried there. There are many small cemeteries in Southern Georgia that are on part of a farm that was owned by the family a hundred years ago. There are three people that I know are buried in the Tison Cemetery but I have no documents on them because it was a divorce situation by the man that surveyed the cemetery. His former wife and two young children are buried there and I have been unable to add them to the list of names. So - you are a "gem" to pick up on my curiosity for these two little Swisher girls without a family. I will keep looking. Thank you immensely for doing this.... Jean Swisher
Added by JT Swisher on Feb 17, 2014 10:58 AM
JT Swisher
RE: Swisher-Swymeler - Fairview Cem
Yes, I realized the age, too. The husband Swymeler seems to disappear after his wife died - may have changed the spelling of the name. I have looked for the parents of Laura Swisher - there is a possibility in Colerain, Lancaster Co, but the birth date is not quite right. Can you tell me what names are on the other sides of the tombstone? Where did you get the name Samuel Swisher?......I apologize for bothering you with this. Our Swisher group is all over the Coatesville area since about 1870. This is the first that I have run into a Swisher that is from a different Swisher family. Our progenitor Henry Swisher came from Berks Co. The family arrived in America from Switzerland in 1732. The original spelling of the name was Schweitzer.......Thank you for your patience. I appreciate the time that you are spending trying to help me connect this family to where they came from. Jean
Added by JT Swisher on Feb 17, 2014 7:59 AM
RE: Root Family
Mine is John Root 1805 through his son John Perdue Root (1837-1910). I am thinking they all might be related one way or another. :D
Added by Kahuna on Feb 16, 2014 11:19 PM
JT Swisher
Swisher-Swymeler - Fairview Cem
Checking this out, Laura Swisher Swymmler died in 1885 at the age of 28. Husband Theodore Swymeler 1855 b. E Bradford was not buried with the family. Their two daughters Emarine 1868-1872 and Louetta 1871-1874 are buried with their mother. TY
Added by JT Swisher on Feb 16, 2014 4:04 PM
JT Swisher
RE: Swisher - Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville
I see where the snag is. Emarine and Louetta are listed with the last name of Swisher on Find A Grave. Looking at the picture of the tombstone the last name is Swymeler. Yes, many of the cemetery records are incomplete. But the records at Fairview are in far better shape than many cemeteries. A conscientious administrator is trying his best to make all of the records available soon. At times cemeteries have an administrator that doesn't bother to record the burials. In the movement toward a disk for CCHS, Fairview has been walked grave by grave for documentation purposes. Would it be possible to change the last name of Emarine and Louetta to Swymeler since that is the name on the tombstone? I will see what I can find out about Laura and Samuel Swymeler and let you know the results. TY for the help. Jean Swisher
Added by JT Swisher on Feb 16, 2014 3:27 PM
Jeannie S.
Hello Triste,
I would like to request the transfer of this Memorial to me. Jennie was my maternal grandmother. The small grave next to her would have been my aunt Patricia Ann, who died before my mother Shirley Ann was born.
I thank you so much for managing this memorial. I am fairly new to Find A Grave but I so much appreciate this website. I am doing what I can to help others here in Florida.
Thank you again,
Jeannie S.
Added by Jeannie S. on Feb 16, 2014 3:22 PM
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