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Carol (#47303245)
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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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Debbie B
RE: Joseph B. Hall
Hi Carol, you are right, this family is very confusing. I sent you some obits that don't answer your questions, but may help fill in some blanks. I tried puttering around with the Hall-Wiltsie family to see if I could figure out which kids belonged to whom, and quickly decided I don't know enough about this family to even guess. It looks as if Carson Wiltsie was previously married with children, and maybe so was Joseph B. Hall, before they each married Emerette.
Wish I could be of more help, but I'm not related.
Best of luck in your search and research.
Added by Debbie B on Jan 06, 2017 3:01 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
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
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 on Jun 22, 2015 11:44 AM
Mary Hayward
Hi Carol:

That is a remote rural graveyard - I just took an interest in correcting her name because of recently viewing the documentary on the Hanna Ranch. Her maiden name is Hayward and since she married Hanna first, the stone has that name, with FROST as her last legal name, that of her second husband.

Findagrave tells us to use the last married name in the "married" name field and just document any former marriages in the bio.

Since the stone carries ALL her names, it would be good to copy that entire engraving down in the "Marker Transcription" area of her memorial. I used to like using both married names in the last name field, but people keep correcting that because it messes up the "search" feature of the web site.

(She is the mother of Kirk Michael Hanna, the "Eco-Cowboy" featured in the film.)

She died at the Hanna Ranch at El Paso County, Colorado.

Cheers, Shirleen
Added by history4sure on Apr 26, 2015 8:09 PM
RE: Transferring people
idk, I do one thing though, it's a lot like kindergarten... I don't understand the nastiness that goes on either.

I have been criticized publicly on my message board and turned in to admin for documenting cemeteries. Which is what the site is for. I'm not the only one doing it... but for some reason it's ok for some to do it, but not for me. I have also supposedly run off many of the photo volunteers, not because I grab all the photo requests, as a rule I don't do photo requests because I mow the rows...but now that everyone took their ball and went home.. I am doing photo requests..

I've also been criticized for how much time I spend on here.,yeah.. because "it's a volunteer position, it's NOT a job... you do it when you have time"""" that one cracked me up because I will decide how much time I spend on here, whether that be 1 hour a day or 10.. it's MY business..

There is a HUGE disconnect between people working their family tree, and those who document cems. From what I have seen and heard, much of the nasties come from those working family only..they don't "get" why anyone would document a cemetery, or why anyone would create memorials for strangers... and so it goes...

Added by Kerry on Nov 28, 2014 2:10 PM
Gene Meier
Captain A.T.Andreas
I am writing the first book from the American point of view about 19th century rotunda panoramas. These were the biggest paintings in the world,50 x 400=20,000 square feet, housed in their own rotundas which were 16-sided polygons. Chicago in 1893 had 6 panorama companies and 6 panorama rotundas.A.T.Andreas sponsored three panoramas per Theophile Poilpot (1848-1915), the most prolific panorama artist in Europe. These were the BATTLE OF SHILOH (Chicago), BATTLE OF MANASSAS (Washington, D.C.) and BATTLE OF THE MONITOR & THE MERRIMAC ( New York City).Manager of this enterprise was Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince (1841-1890),cinema pioneer.Much info to share.
Added by Gene Meier on Oct 14, 2014 7:22 PM
RE: St. Euny Churchyard
Hi, I emailed the Cornish Studies Library ( about burial locations for those buried there and received this response. I thought you may enjoy reading it...

Thank you for your enquiry. We have an index of internments for part of St Euny for the years 1880 1986, but apart from that, you would have to contact the church (See here for contact details and ask to see their burial plans.

Burial plans are usually kept with the church (municipal graveyards are looked after by the Cornwall Council Burials Officers), so for each site that you are interested in, you would have to contact the church in question. Many of these are on Cornwall Council has a list of the cemeteries it looks after at

I will certainly look this info up...
Hope you enjoy,
Added by Smontee on Aug 19, 2014 8:20 AM
RE: St. Euny Churchyard
Its definitely on my bucket list!!! I have looked at several websites and loved the pictures of it.. I found a family member who lives in Wales and she has been all over Redruth looking at where our family lived and worked and she has been to the churches. She said she would meet me there and show me around if I visited there. I am excited about that..

I emailed a lady that works for the churches, or something like that?-I cant remember where she works, in Cornwall or Redruth. She emailed me back one time But I haven't heard from her since then. I just emailed her again asking if she got me return email and if she knows if there is a map of the St Uny graveyard and all of the burials there.
Added by Smontee on Aug 18, 2014 9:10 PM
Gene Meier
I am writing the first book from the American point of view about 19th century rotunda panoramas.These were the biggest paintings in the world,50 x 400=20,000 square feet, housed in their own rotundas which were 16-sided polygons. Chicago in 1893 had 6 panorama companies and 6 panorama rotundas.A.T.Andreas produced BATTLE OF SHILOH for Chicago, MONITOR & MERRIMAC for NYC, and BATTLE OF MANASSAS for Washington, D.C. Info to
Added by Gene Meier on May 31, 2014 2:03 PM
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