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Michelle Garrity (#47189897)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family tree for 13 years. I've always been interested in history. My Maternal Great-Grandparents came from DeSmet, South Dakota. They lived there in the same time period as Laura Ingalls Wilder of the Little House on the Prairie books. In fact, they purchased the Ingalls house from Carrie Ingalls when Ma and Pa Ingalls passed away. They lived in the house for many years and my Mother used to play there as a child. Eventually our family sold the house as a museum that you can visit today. I used to imagine how they lived when I read the Little House books.
And on my Paternal side of the family, my Grandparents came from Numaran, Mexico. My Grandfather left Mexico as a young man and went to California, where he got a job as an actor in silent films. He thought moving pictures was a passing fad, so he brought his family to the Midwest.
With all these stories filling my head as a child, it's no wonder that I have such a love for history, and cemeteries play a huge part and need to be preserved. If I happen to take a picture of any of your relatives, feel free to use my photo in your family tree.
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Are Joseph, Mary and Anna Dolejs part of your family? They may be related to my grandmother and I want to find more information about their origins in Bohemia. Email me.
Added by lvtwhite on Nov 07, 2014 12:14 PM
Mary J. Weir
Hi Michelle,
I just posted some updates to Mary J. Weir in St. Mary's in Omaha. She was disinterred and buried with her husband in Los Angeles. She has a memorial there, # 85163306 , as does her husband Laurence # 85163276 .

Here is the Find-A-Grave solution to this:
A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are buried elsewhere. It can also be the initial marker for a person who has since been interred elsewhere.
To add a cenotaph, create a memorial just like any other. Then email with a link to the memorial and a message to mark it as a cenotaph. I'm not sure whether you or I should send the email.

sardakco #47447739
Added by sardakco on Oct 09, 2014 9:58 PM
Anne Offerman Martin
Ella Offerman
Hi, Ella McHugh Offerman was the mother of my Uncle Karl, the first wife of CB Offerman. If you like I can take over this memorial and/or connect it to my family.
Added by Anne Offerman Martin on Aug 22, 2014 1:25 PM
Gunny Obos
Mary Kay Harmer
HI, thank you for the transfer of Ms. Harmer. It was most kind of you. I hope I can return the favor sometime!
Blessed day, Cheryl in Reno-originally a South Omaha girl
Added by Gunny Obos on Aug 02, 2014 10:59 PM
Gunny Obos
Mary Kay Harmer
Hello, would you please consider the transfer of Mary Kay Harmer-Saint Mary's Cemetery in Omaha to me? Not a relative but a very important person to me.
Best regards and thank you for your time, Cheryl
Added by Gunny Obos on Jul 30, 2014 10:24 PM
Mickells family
Thanks Michelle for Francis, Michael and Rita Mickells headstone photo.

Added by SRGF on Jun 06, 2014 6:57 PM

May I please request transfer of memorials 126225860 and 126225838. Amelia's maiden name is Ruzicka and is related to me.

I'd also like your permission to use your headstone photo on my family web site.

Thank you.

Added by darryn.rose on May 24, 2014 1:15 PM
RE: ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest
Thank you for the name. We will add him to our list. It is not required they be on Find A Grave, just served in the military, peace or war time and be buried at Westlawn-Hillcrest.
Please let others know of this project sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326. The more people that know about it, the more complete our list will be. We know many that served in the military have no indication of their service on their grave.
Thanks again,
Carl and Carolyn Diamond
Added by C.C.Diamond on May 15, 2014 6:24 AM
Thanks Michelle for the headstone photo of Ralph and Nettie Tuttle.

Added by SRGF on Apr 22, 2014 10:30 PM
RE: 112510435
I need you to use the edit on the memorial to make this request to transfer please. Rosalie
Added by ReconnectNow on Mar 31, 2014 12:56 PM
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