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Mark E. Thomas (#47501294)
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No Matter Who They Where Or Where They Came From. So That They, Will Always Be Remembered.
In There Family Tree's, So Not To Be Ever Forgotten.
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Lynn Fischer
Lochridge surname
Mark:

There is no problem with my email. When I first tried to email you I used your personal email address which is posted on your profile page. Those emails were the ones which kept bouncing back to me. The messages I received said that I had to go through some sort of approval process before those messages would be delivered. That's why I just posted my information as a message to you on your profile page - hoping that the Find A Grave system telling you that you had a message would get through or that you would eventually read the message on your profile page.

The family trees which I looked at on Ancestry.com when I was looking for information about Thomas and Irene Lockridge were all PUBLIC family trees. If you have a family tree on Ancestry set as PRIVATE I would have had no way to look at anything there without having previously been granted access by you.

Regarding the surnames on the Find A Grave memorials which I manage for people you identified to me as your 3rd cousins, I am following the Find A Grave guidelines about using the spelling as it appears on the tombstone.

I'm not trying to be difficult - I'm just following the rules.

Lynn Fischer
Added by Lynn Fischer on Jan 25, 2015 1:56 AM
Lynn Fischer
Lockridge vs. Lochridge surnames
Mark:

Your email keeps bouncing back to me so I'll have to use this method to reach you. I spent two days doing as much as I could to research the family of Thomas and Irene Lockridge. I've been able to locate and link a number of their children (one link still pending processing) and their spouses and have added a few death certificates that I managed to locate. I've also found some obituaries and/or obituary abstracts to help me confirm relationships. Right now I'm trying to get some of the deceased grandchildren linked but that's going to take more work. In every single record I've found the family surname is spelled Lockridge (with a "K").

For two reasons I'd prefer to decline your request to change the surname on the memorials from Lockridge to Lochridge - (1) Find A Grave guidelines say to show the surname as it appears on the tombstone or cemetery marker and (2) it would be totally unfair to the surviving descendants of this couple to change the spelling of their family surname to something that they do not use and have never used. I know I would be really upset to find a memorial for my grandparents or great grandparents where the surname was changed from what they used to a spelling in use over 200 years ago.

For your own personal records or family tree you may have established somewhere online you are welcome to use whatever spellings you choose. However, on Find A Grave, I'm going to follow the guidelines and keep the memorial spellings as they appear on the tombstone (and in other official records).

I wish you much success in your family research.

Regards,

Lynn Fischer
Added by Lynn Fischer on Jan 24, 2015 9:42 PM
Eagles Nest
Transfer of Cousin
Mark,
I admire you for your stamina and that you don't give up. I'm so sorry to hear about your other cousin and the problems they created for you! Hang in there and have a great New Year and Happy Hunting !
Take Care and Happy Nee Year!
Teresa
Added by Eagles Nest on Jan 04, 2015 7:41 PM
cnn
RE: About the Message your sent Me Today.
I sent you an e-mail but it was returned due to a security wall. You can contact me at my e-mail address: cn7@evansville.edu

Charlotte Niksch
Added by cnn on Nov 26, 2014 7:00 PM
Richard Jacobsen
RE: Headstone Photo Question
There is no marker for Earl Strauch. As there were no other burials found under that name, except the family grouping, I chose to put in a photo of the family plot. That plot is located adjacent (and on the north side) of the mound with the flagpole and Civil War canon.

Please note I also created a memorial for John L. Strauch. If you are interested, I would be happy to transfer management of that memorial to you.

Sincerely,
R. Jacobsen
Added by Richard Jacobsen on Sep 16, 2014 2:18 PM
Lori Humble
Webster / Woodlawn Cemetery
Hi Mark,

Just wanted to let you know Matia Websters grave is unmarked. The only stone in the burial area is the name "Fox". Per cemetery records Hazel & J.L. Fox are buried in the same area with Matia. I will post a picture of the area to the memorials.
Added by Lori Humble on Aug 07, 2014 3:00 PM
Silver
Vaughn Name
The Vaughn name is spelled correctly on the memorials. There is no a between the h and n. Permilia Vaughn is my gt gt grandmother.
Added by Silver on Aug 06, 2014 11:05 AM
Colleen Turnbow English
Foster, Gwendolyn
Mark,
Thank you!!
Colleen
Added by Colleen Turnbow English on Feb 02, 2013 3:35 PM
Colleen Turnbow English
Foster and Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens
Mark,
I am he wife of one of the co-owners of Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens and over a year ago I started adding the burial records of the cemetery.... starting with the current date and working backwards. As you can well imagine, it is quite a task adding the records (by hand) of a cemetery that has been in existence since 1956.

I would respectfully request that you remove all of the records that you have added to the WRONG Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens and ADD them to the CdA Memorial Gardens that has the larger number of records.

I would also ask that you continue to request of the Find A Grave management to delete the 'duplicate' CdA Memorial Gardens explaining how it came to be duplicated. I will also contact them to see if I can get it removed.

FYI Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens was also known as Restlawn Memorial Park... and the name change is apparent when you enter that reference.

Thank you.
Colleen English
Added by Colleen Turnbow English on Dec 12, 2012 6:36 PM
Whitfield
Headstone Photo Geroge Forest
You are welcome.
I noted that a H.I. Durgan was the owner of George's plot.
Not sure if he/she was related, but on a hunch I added and photographed the markers for Harriet I. & Ned E. Durgan, as well as Millie & Bob Durgan who were near by. All at Park Hill Cemetery.
Hopefully they are related!
Cheers!
Added by Whitfield on Nov 14, 2012 8:22 PM
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