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Carol (#47303245)
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Bio Photo Names in my tree: Bawden, Eldridge, Elliott, Glaspell, Kitto, Littig, Lyter, Reininga, Saldivar, Woodward

Countries: England (Cornwall), Australia (Moonta area), Netherlands (Onstevedde), Mexico (Zacatecas)

The Eldridge-Bawden Families: The Ancestry and Descendants of Stephen Bawden, born 1812 in Redruth, Cornwall, England, emigrated in 1860 to Rockingham Township, Scott County, IA, in the height of the coal-mining industry; and Duncan Campbell Eldridge, one of the first to build a shanty at the foot of Main Street for his wife, Rebecca Lippincott (of the publishing family) and son Charles Henry Eldridge in 1835.

This book was commissioned by John Duvall Bawden (dec 1992) for Alice Richardson Sloane, C.G. (dec Aug 2011), published by Anundsen Pub Co, Decorah, IA 1986, with over 200 pps, photos, and a name index, hardbound in forest green with gold letters, done without a computer, and very little, if any, coordination with the publisher. There are many typos and grammar edits to make.

My mission gives this reference some dignity...I'll certainly share. You're welcome to leave a public message or personal e-mail.

WPA Iowa Graves Registration - see website - I am entering many of Davenport, Iowa's Oakdale Memorial Gardens burials. If you'd like me to transfer them, email me or leave a msg at 47303245.

Website faves: Find-a-Grave; FamilyTreeCircles; SSDI; USGenWeb - Scott County, IA;; Family Echo

The image of the chough [chuff] is an artistic endeavor to portray the national bird of the Duchy of Cornwall. Its numbers were so low that it has been put on an extinction list but has started to come back. This is the spirit of the Cornish people. The bird is about the size of an American crow and is a carrion eater. It does have a red beak and feet.
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Beverly Witmer
Zantow, Pleasant Valley
Thanks for transferring the Zantows to me.

Added by Beverly Witmer on Sep 25, 2016 6:13 PM
P. Warren
RE: william kelly
I'm sorry, Carol. I don't see the capitalization error for William Kelly at Oakdale Cemetery, Davenport, IA. Everything that I see looks correct. I would like to correct it. Can you help me?
Added by P. Warren on Sep 03, 2016 5:14 PM
Willard B. Eldridge
#27767780. It appears Willard married or was with Mary Anna Coolbaugh 1905 to his death in 1925. Mary Coolbaugh was born 1873 to Michael and Abigale Coolbaugh. The spousal link to Mary Anna Adams Eldridge is incorrect. she is the wrong Mary Eldridge. Haven't found Mary Coolbaugh Eldridge yet.
Added by BWiley on Jul 09, 2016 8:56 PM
Robert Eldridge
RE: Caroline Eldridge Frank Burpee
Hello Carol,
As it currently stands the Find A Grave entry #59680504 for Caroline Burpee nee Eldridge born 1865 has her linked to a father shown as Charles Howard Eldridge (1867-1868). I am attempting to correct the link to show her correct father instead of having her shown as the daughter of someone who died as an infant. I appreciate that the story shows the correct father it's just that he is not the one in the parent link.
Added by Robert Eldridge on Jun 20, 2016 8:39 PM
Bob Hoy
RE: Mary Ann Fulton Fulton
Carol if you would like me to transfer the memorial of Mary Ann to you, I certainly can. She is no relation to me.
Bob Hoy
Added by Bob Hoy on Feb 29, 2016 5:57 AM
Kimberly G. Toelle
RE: Clark Hanna
Hi Carol, I apologize! Somehow I overlooked your request. I am submitting the transfer now.
Added by Kimberly G. Toelle on Oct 17, 2015 8:08 AM
RE: You have done
Hi Carol....I am very sorry to take so long to get back to you. Thank you for the kind words you left on my page. For the last few years, I have become an avid "ghost hunter" and local legend connoisseur. I came across the book "Weird Wisconsin" (, inside was a picture of the Old Mineral Point Cemetery....The site of the broken markers intrigued me. I visited the lot, and came to find out that despite all the broken and unreadable stones, Find A Grave, had a total of (I think), two people listed as being interred there...I contacted the Mineral Point Library, and they sent me a packet of names of those people who are supposed to be buried at the cemetery. The problem was that the names are handwritten, not in any real order, and often repeated. I tried to decipher the records the best I could, but I'm sure I made mistakes...I just wanted to get as many people recognized, as I could.
Added by RavenHawk on Aug 08, 2015 10:01 AM
s grimm-mullen
RE: Dozard
Hi Carol,
Nice to hear from you.
What I can share with you are my experiences. When I find family (like the Morses) that are on find a grave, but the owner is deceased (Dozard), what I have done is mostly two-fold: email them, as you have, and I also leave a message on the memorial. But you have to be very patient, which can be frustrating, because what they do is email me asking about my relationship. Even though I say what my relationship is, they always ask. Also, it takes them 2-3 weeks to respond. Very slow. The individuals that we had talked about previously, Timothy Morse Sr and Jr., seemed to take an exceedingly long amount of time. I had told them that I was family and that I didn't want family members left unattended. Ultimately, ownership was transferred to me, but I have to admit its a very discouraging process.
Regarding if people don't respond in a timely manner, I guess that you could let find a grave know, but again, I'm afraid that you'd have to be patient.
I thought that if an owner passed, that find a grave would step in and assume control until a family member came forward and offered to assume ownership. I have advised them that Dozard is deceased, and even listed the memorial in the one particular cemetery that she owned, but they haven't moved forward, en masse. They have only responded when I have requested each, one at a time. I wish there was a more efficient way for them to handle this situation.
If you discover anything different that would be helpful, please let me know. Thank you.
Added by s grimm-mullen on Jun 22, 2015 11:44 AM
Jason Cornish
RE: Elizabeth Ann Terrill Coad
Elizabeth Ann Cornish
When Elizabeth Ann Cornish was born on July 28, 1855, in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, her father, John, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth, was 23. She married William H. Coad on March 21, 1881, in her hometown. They had one child during their marriage. She died on April 24, 1919, in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, at the age of 63, and was buried there.

Her mother, Elizabeth Cornish (nee Terrill), was born Nov 3, 1831 in Camborne, Cornwall, England. Her death certificate states she died in Mineral Point in 1905 and biried there, although I have been unsuccessful in locating her grave. Elizabeth Cornish's grandfather, John Terrill, was also born in Camborne on Dec 6, 1803. He and his wife, another Elizabeth (nee Vivian) are both buried in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
Added by Jason Cornish on Jun 17, 2015 7:52 PM
s grimm-mullen
RE: Morse family
Thank you for your kind words.
FYI - I found out that Dozard is deceased, so am working in other ways to find a way to correct.
Added by s grimm-mullen on Apr 28, 2015 4:29 PM
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