|Kim S. (#47282214)|
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Hi. I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus, the Messiah, the Christ, the "only begotten Son" - I love Him because He first loved me. I'm a fairly new widow with four grown kids and three perfect kid-in-laws, and the seven most adorable, brilliant, charming and sweet grandchildren ever born - and I'm not even prejudiced! :) When I'm not playing with them, I like to quilt, read, hike, backpack, travel, garden, and play table games. I am also a long-time on-again, off-again genealogist. And I enjoy volunteering for FindAGrave. |
Thanks to my sister RhondaJo, who not only laid the foundations of my genealogy research, but who has encouraged me to do F.A.G. Oddly, I began to participate only a few months before my strong healthy husband of over 35 years collapsed and died without warning or illness. As a new widow, I am enjoying FindAGrave as something I can do on sleepless nights, "paying it forward" to future generations and strangers. My primary function in FAG is taking photos of stones in local cemeteries, and when I fulfill a request I take pix of as many extra stones as I have the back and time for. Usually there is a memorial already up, but on occasion I need to create a memorial, so if you see that I am managing your family or friend, please ask. It's my hope and goal that every site I put up will go to a family member or friend. I welcome edits, additions, and corrections to my memorials. You may use my photos.
I am also willing to share what info I have on my family lines if I can help anyone. The lines I am especially interested in include:
Anderson/Peterson, Ashlin, Blackketter, Brady, Broome, Causey, Clary, Combs, Cowart, Freeman, Gentry, Groseclose, Humphries, Joiner, Kegans, McVey, Pate, Ring, Sorbello, Spangler, Ward, & Wells.
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|Sharon B.||RE: Ruth Haynam|
Thanks so much for your note!
It's always an honor and privilege to fulfill requests such as yours. What a special lady Ruth must have been!
Best Wishes Always,
|The Genealogy Genie||Gary Dean Howard|
Thank you so much for leaving a token on my dad's tribute. Your kind words brought me comfort.
|L*M*H.||Jas. F Knappen|
I wanted to say thank you for transferring my Uncle Jim to me; my family appreciates it so very much.
Added by L*M*H. on May 18, 2013 11:27 AM
|Wendy Taylor||Gerry, Bob and Craig Taylor|
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your photos of my parents and brother. They are wonderful. It means so much for me to be able to look at them, even from afar.
Bless you and your family. You are indeed an Angel!
|Adam Baughman||RE: Fontanas in Dixon|
Thank you so much for your hard work! The new photos look wonderful!
As for managing the memorials, I'm not sure what that entails or if I'd be up for the task. I just created an account on Find a Grave and am still getting my feet wet. I do have information on all three people though.
Carlo and Rose were husband and wife. Additionally, Mary Campion Fontana was Carlo's mother. I have conflicting information as to whether they were all immigrants, and I am not certain of Mary's parents or husband.
The 1900 census attests to the relationships as Mary was living with Carlo & Rose's family as the "Mother" to the Head of household (Carlo). According to that same census, Mary emigrated in 1860, but her son Carlo emigrated in 1881 and Rose in 1880. This does not make sense since Carlo was born in 1863 either in Hungary (according to 1900 census), or Austria (1910 census) or England (1920 census)! Needless to say, there are too many inconsistencies for confidence right now. I'm confident they are all the same people due to children/location, etc. I also wonder if Carlo lied about his homeland in the 1920 census as World War I had just ended and Hungary-Austria were part of the opposing Central Powers while England was part of the Allies with the US. PURE SPECULATION on my part, but stranger things have happened.
Thanks so much for your help!
|Katherine James||RE: Plummers|
Can you clarify for me Kim...you're saying I should unclaim it and let you claim it in order to upload the picture of the family plot. Or that it's worth me looking to see if his headstone is not in the family plot but is somewhere else?
|Ron Lee||RE: Plummers|
Thank you so much. I will let my cousins know. There is still family in the area.
Added by Ron Lee on May 15, 2013 4:39 AM
|Adam Baughman||Fontanas in Dixon|
I saw you had some correspondence with someone on Find A Grave about maintaining a memorial for one of the Fontanas.
I'm researching the Fontanas as part of my tree and noticed there might be duplicate Fontanas for Carlo R Fontana and Rose W. Fontana. If you search Dixon cemetery for just Fontana, you will see what I mean. The birth/death dates are different between the two, but only a few years different for birth, so it makes me think they are duplicates rather than father-son, mother-daughter.
You're note said you do a lot of work at the Dixon cemetery so I thought I would ask if you could look into that for me. There are headstone photos for one of the Carlos and one of the Roses but not the other; again, making me think they are duplicates.
(Carlo and Rose's 2nd great grandson)
|Brian Johnson||Thank you!|
Thank you Kim for such a quick response on taking and posting the photo of my uncle's headstone. I would like to take you to coffee after I return from being stationed overseas in the Middle East! I don't live in the area, but often pass through on my way too and from the Bay Area.
|Karen Theriot Reader||RE: Murphy Theriot|
Thanks for posting that explanation on the photo of the back of his stone. I had not been aware of that before.
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