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Lavidaloca (#47233220)
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Bio Photo I've been involved in genealogy for over 60 years. It started when an uncle asked me to make a family tree for an upcoming family reunion. That reunion is over, but the tree hasn't stopped growing. Cemeteries are a wonderful source of family history, and, observation combined with outright detective work make a fascinating and addictive combination.

Please, do not put death certificates on the memorials, chances are I've already put any pertinent information in the biography. Let's celebrate the life of the person.
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Please click on the "Edits" tab at the top of your member page. This is Find-a-Grave's new way of processing additions and corrections to memorials. Thank you.
Added by Dawna on Jul 22, 2014 9:56 AM
Dianne Myers Kopp
Hi! I noticed you have a few Ducat's. I was wondering what if any relationship as my grandmother was a Ducat and her uncle Nelson is buried in Weston.
Added by Dianne Myers Kopp on Jul 19, 2014 7:07 PM
Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Olive Donaldson
Matt sent me her obit, which i posted.


Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Jul 11, 2014 2:52 PM
Barry Michie
David Ephraim Redding Memorial
Want to thank you for the edits to the Pvt. David Ephraim Redding memorial in Weston Cemetery. Much appreciated. The message just came through Findagrave. I have made a further auto-edit linking him to his second wife, a marriage discussed in his bio-sketch ... and also in hers.

Best, Barry Michie # 47110636
Added by Barry Michie on Jul 03, 2014 12:00 PM
Barbara Hunter-Holmes
RE: Gill
Thanks so much, Judith. This info is very helpful.

I'm still in search of Orson's DOD/Burial so I can link him to his first wife Emma Vallette and to Nellie. Let me know if you come across anything.

Thanks so much for your help.

Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Jun 27, 2014 4:33 PM
Barbara Hunter-Holmes
RE: Mary Gill

Excellent! I hadn't started working on Abner or Milton so this is a nice find. Thank you for sending the link. So far, this is the only document I've seen listing her name as Hannah. Interesting to say the least. Thank your grandson's for me.

There a several Ancestry trees with Mary's name, and most have a DOD of 10 September 1896 but no proof or citation listed. I step carefully around these "sources."

I'll try to work on her a bit today.

Thanks Again!

Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Jun 26, 2014 10:40 AM
Barbara Hunter-Holmes
RE: Mary Magdalena Hannah Friess Gill # 50256068
No trouble yet. I'll definitely give you a shout if I run into a wall.

Thank so much for offering.

Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Jun 26, 2014 1:20 AM
Barbara Hunter-Holmes
RE: Mary Magdalena Hannah Friess Gill # 50256068

Both actually. Right now I'm working on Clyde E. Gill who will complete George Elias Gill's children.

Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Jun 25, 2014 11:50 AM
Barbara Hunter-Holmes
RE: Mary Magdalena Hannah Friess Gill # 50256068
Thanks for sending this link.

I looked at the document and it seems they misspelled or misinterpreted George's wife's name. Her name was Rosanna not "Hannah."

Also, further research shows the woman Hannah Friess Poorman (#18017476)I mentioned being confused with being Mary is actually her sister.

This is a perfect example of why we shouldn't take information from other people's trees without researching if the information is correct. Too many folks just click to link people & documents. I learned this the hard way in the very beginning.

Again, thank you for the link and I'll let you know if I come up with more information.

Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Jun 24, 2014 10:47 AM
Barbara Hunter-Holmes
Mary Magdalena Hannah Friess Gill # 50256068

Quick question...

You mentioned in Mary's bio "Mary died between 1880 and 1892 probably in Gill's Corners or Gilltown which her husband established. There may have been a cemetery there or she may have been buried in Beaver Creek Cemetery as was her husband."

I'm still researching the family and haven't located a death record for her yet. Have you confirmed if she is definitely buried in Beaver Creek Cemetery?

Also, there is no "Hannah" in her name which I'll send through an Edit suggestion. There is a memorial for a "Hannah Friese Poorman" buried in Pennsylvania who is unfortunately being connected with this Mary M. Friess Gill in error on some Ancestry trees.

If I locate more information on these families I'll let you know.

Thanks so much,

Added by Barbara Hunter-Holmes on Jun 23, 2014 2:36 AM
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