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Jon Ridgeway (#47287704)
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Bio Photo Researching these families and many more:
Blair, Bollinger, Boydston, Buell, Carlock, Cason, Caton,Costen, Dudley, Duvall, Eames,Farley, Fenton, Grant, Griffiths, Griswold, Hackleman, Hardeman, Kibbey, Kinney, McGehee, Perryman, Ridgeway, Smith, Stewart, and people on the 1847 Buell wagon train to Oregon, including Bateman, Carey, Conner,Franklin & Putman.

I am interested in locating stories, biographical information, photos and family links for all family memorials. Especially with people with common names, if you wish me to link to relatives, please provide what evidence you have; a false link may prevent connection with true relatives.

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Betty Lilley
Mary Z Ladd
And also she was a Hardwick ( Maiden name)
Added by Betty Lilley on May 17, 2014 11:43 AM
Betty Lilley
Mary Z Ladd
She was really 67 when she died. J H Ladd was her 3rd husband. I have all the records to prove it. Evidenntly John Ladd was younger than her or she didn't remember her real age which a lot of them didn't back then. I have found a lot of them in my ancestry that didn't know how old they were.

thank you and I hope you put her right birth on the record
Added by Betty Lilley on May 17, 2014 11:34 AM
Betty Lilley
Mary Z Ladd
She was really 67 when she died. J H Ladd was her 3rd husband. I have all the records to prove it. Evidenntly John Ladd was younger than her or she didn't remember her real age which a lot of them didn't back then. I have found a lot of them in my ancestry that didn't know how old they were.

thank you and I hope you put her right birth on the record
Added by Betty Lilley on May 17, 2014 11:34 AM
D. Crawford
Anna Hummell Shaw
Hi Jon,
Thank you for the transfer and all the wonderful contributions you have made to Find a Grave. Much appreciated!
Added by D. Crawford on May 14, 2014 8:34 AM
Heidi Forrester
Greenus family
I do research on local Seattle area families. I have recently acquired a photo of 3 Greenus sisters, Carmen Grace and Helen. Interested family members may contact me at: ForresterHeidi@aol.com
Added by Heidi Forrester on Mar 20, 2014 6:00 PM
Carlotta Draper
RE: Charles M Clay
Jon,

Thank you very much for your work on this. I would be so happy to have the memorial transferred to me.

Thank you SO much!
Carlotta
Added by Carlotta Draper on Mar 11, 2014 2:23 PM
Carlotta Draper
RE: Charles M Clay
Thank you for your time in working on this Jon. I appreciate how you are ensuring we are working on the correct person's memorial.

Charles Munson Clay married Myrtle Pearl Summers as you have found. She went by Pearl. They moved to Seattle in around 1897. My grandmother told me herself that she moved at a young age from Chicago to Seattle. There are phone records that helped me to piece together some of these details. Pearl died very young and Charles remarried Kathlyn Pfeil on 10/22/1904. (Grandmother spoke of her stepmother rarely and not very happily) The ages for Charles vary in different records, but I found he was born in Harlem (near Freeport, Illinois)in 1870 (1870 US census in Illinois). One of the censuses (1880) had an incorrect middle initial (C.) which through me off, but as I've found, census workers aren't always the most accurate with what they hear or write. Charles worked as a supervisor of a salmon cannery and took Lulu up to Alaska where his company would fish for salmon, so the Cordova, AK boarding house record makes sense. Lulu went to the Annie Wright Seminary (still exists) after her mother died and was listed in 2 census records in 1910 showing at home and at the boarding school.

I hope this helps.

Thank you again,
Carlotta Draper


Added by Carlotta Draper on Mar 10, 2014 1:45 PM
Julie Coryell
Coryells in Lakeview Cemetery
Jon, Thank you very kindly for the transfer of the several Coryells buried in our family plot in Lakeview Cemetery. I'm looking forward to working on their memorials. Julie
Added by Julie Coryell on Feb 19, 2014 6:25 PM
Tiffany Proctor Knighton
Gibson
Thank you for the transfer.

Tiffany
Added by Tiffany Proctor Knighton on Feb 03, 2014 7:14 PM
Sue Straight
Mayme Hatfield Mckenzie
Hi Jon I would like to take over Mayme McKenzie 74193944 she is only cousin by marriage but i do have the rest of her family..on the page also her parents names are different than what was put on the page father is Hernando Hatfield her mother is Anna Connell Massie her Stepfather was Elbert Stewart Thanks Sue
Added by Sue Straight on Dec 17, 2013 9:05 PM
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