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Ross Adam Wood Sr. (#47496100)
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Bio Photo Got the genealogy bug in 2010 after my eldest brother passed away. A huge gap of unknown Wood ancestors was my primary obstacle to surmount. Was fortunate enough to trace the Wood line back to the late 1700's in Erie Co., N.Y. beginning with Great (x 3) Grandfather Augustus B. Wood Sr. who had 9 children. I have been able to trace all nine of them, his son Francis Burton Wood is my (direct line) Great-Great Grandfather. Francis' son John Perry Wood is my Great Grandfather and his son Frank McKinley Wood my grandfather.
Had a good start with my mom's family (Gardner) and have been able to take it from there thanks to the assistance of so many great people within the FindAGrave community. The four primary families I research are Wood, Gardner, Gentry, and Clare. Also researching additional ancestorial lines from the families of Rew, Braman/Brayman, Crockett, DeWitt, Slaven, Perry, Mecham, Pierce, Allen, McCumber, Merkel, Patrick, Eastman, Hopson, Jarvis, Gutierrez and Ramirez.
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SLGMSD
RE: Anna M. Ruger
Birth information from death certificates has always been considered a secondary source, but sometimes it is the only source available. In this case, Anna M. Ruger had two passport applications completed in her own handwriting and signed by her. The passport applications are considered a primary source.

The books written by Elizabeth Shown Mills are a great resource for proof standards. Here is a summary of her work:

https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Elizabeth_Shown_Mills

Unfortunately, many contributors do just throw edits out there. Last week I had one contributor send me information to change a second wife interred with the husband into the first wife - changing the first and middle names; birth & death dates, etc. The first wife was buried elsewhere and there was already a memorial page for her.
Added by SLGMSD on Jun 29, 2015 1:52 PM
Mike Casey
Resurrection: VICKERS
Thanks for the info and links for Irene, and for your other efforts as well.
Added by Mike Casey on Jun 25, 2015 9:17 PM
Kay
RE: Joshua Mecham
It seems unlikely that Joshua Mecham would be buried in Heber City. He died about 1838 in Iowa. It is possible the family had him exhumed and moved much later.
Added by Kay on Apr 29, 2015 7:29 PM
Nadeen Sobottka
RE: Annie Schulte @ Forest Home Cem.
Hi Ross, no, I didn't think you were the "duplicate police", and normally I would have deleted my memorial, however, I get a little frustrated when I go through all the work to put forth memorials only to have other people create duplicates and not have the courtesy to ask for a transfer. Perhaps the originator is not experienced with Find A Grave enough to know this. I did send her a note, so we'll see what she wants to do. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Apr 20, 2015 3:03 PM
Timothy Cahalan Beilby
Helen B. Beilby
Ross,

Thank you for putting this family together.
Does Helen B. Beilby Baltrotsky have a head stone??

Timothy Cahalan Beilby
Find A Grave 47687611
Added by Timothy Cahalan Beilby on Jan 19, 2015 8:35 PM
MarillaW
Theodore Montgomery in New Ulm
I was able to contact the New Ulm City Cemetery crew who have not done any monument cleaning recently but some families have done so. So I have deleted the old Theodor Montgomery page. I wonder what the technique was. Stone cleaning is tricky. I should have asked him. He sometimes uses a power washer.

He added that the Catholic cemetery has an annual budgeted amount for cleaning. Great idea!
Added by MarillaW on Dec 11, 2014 6:49 AM
MarillaW
Edward and Edna Perkins in Lakeview Cem MN
I would be inclined to agree with you except that there is this entry in the transcribed township records
Sep 16 1875 Edward C. Perkins M Single 1y 2d Minn. Diarrhea Alfred D./New York Florence A./New York.
So I believe I have entered these in good faith from 2 different sources - vital records and the headstone. I can go look at the actual transcript records on Friday and see if the name Edward and gender M are mistranscriptions. Until then I will let them stand.
From your message page I gather your mission in life is the removal of duplicates on Find A Grave. More power to you. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
My missions are 2. Accurately listing all burials before 2010 in Cottonwood County. And then removing all incorrect plops that have been dropped in where they don't belong. The latter is not always a pleasant process.
Added by MarillaW on Nov 26, 2014 11:43 PM
K L Bonnett
John M & John H Jarvis
There are two John Jarvis as shown below from military records. The one that has gravestone and I entered was John M Jarvis. John M died of disease before the battle and has the stone. John H Jarvis died in battle on the first day of the Battle of Shiloh. Majority of those who died that day were placed in large pits side by side with hundreds of other union soldiers. If you look on-line you can find photos of those pits. These men were not identified individually. Many were literally blown to bits by cannon fire. Your John was probably one of the unknown in the pits. However he, as well as all the others who died in battle, deserve a memorial. I am placing one for him in Shiloh National Cemetery

7th Iowa Infantry Co C
Jarvis, John M. Age 28. Residence Hopewell, nativity Indiana. Enlisted Jan. 28, 1862.
Mustered Feb. 6, 1862. Died March 29, 1862, Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. Buried in Shiloh
National Cemetery, Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. Section C, grave 19.


13th Iowa Infantry
Jarvis, John H. Age 42. Residence Marshalltown, nativity Kentucky. Enlisted Oct. 2, 1861, as
Fifth Corporal. Mustered Nov. 2, 1861. Killed in action April 6, 1862, Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.
Added by K L Bonnett on Nov 17, 2014 10:38 PM
INDIANATURTLE
Wood Family
I have transferred the Boughton Cem. records to you. Daughter Eugenia (Wood) Brown is linked to Ira & Cynthia. 3 other children that I know of - but have not located where they are buried yet: David (b. 13 Jun 1837 in Norwich; d. 31 Aug 1919 in New London. Death record reflects he was to be buried in Havana); Frank Wood (b. 6 Oct 1841 in Norwich; d. 15 Mar 1935 in Grand Rapids, Kent, MI); Caroline "Carrie" Bigelow: Carrie was born in 1845 and married Ephraim Bigelow. 1910 Huron census reflects Cynthia & David living with Carrie & Ephraim. This Bigelow family is an allied family for me. I'll send edits & links when I come upon them. Thank you.
Added by INDIANATURTLE on Nov 13, 2014 2:15 PM
INDIANATURTLE
Wood Memorials
Ross: I am happy to transfer Cynthia, Ira, Lucena & William's memorials to you, if you wish to manage and care for them. I have family buried in Boughton, but I am not related to the Wood family. These memorials were added from the old cemetery transcription book (page 711) and I will go through all the pages I have and add any other Wood family member I find. I did find 2 children (David & Frank) that died in MI 31 Aug 1919 and 15 Mar 1935, respectively. Also, I found a discrepancy for Ira - probate records reflect death as May 1886. There are imaged death & marriage records available for most of this family, so you will have plenty of good detail & links to add.
Added by INDIANATURTLE on Nov 13, 2014 6:17 AM
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