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beachedsiren (#47521728)
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Bio Photo Lived in several states (California, Maryland, Colorado) and the U. S. Virgin Islands. Have a B.A. and M.A. in Archeology. Worked for the National Park Service for about 30 years and retired in 2005. I now live in SW Oregon and train dogs to benefit community members and the Humane Society. I also grow English roses and have over 50 roses in my too tiny garden. I live within walking distance of the Brookings Cemetery and could also access the cemeteries in Crescent City, CA and Gold Beach, OR. I have a digital camera. I'm an adequate photographer. There are only about 4 months out of the year that are sunny enough for decent photography.
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RE: Oliver Shafer
He married a Coon. I am related to the Coon side. His wife's father's brother (William Coon)is my Great-Great-Great grandfather.
Added by Wiltstilt13 on Jun 17, 2013 8:11 AM
RE: This is my Great Grandfather!
Hi Judy - so glad to meet you. I would love to have more info - and the fact that you did so much research is wonderful and amazing! I hope it did not cost you too much? You did a wonderful job on finding out so much. I want to trace the Funk - Shafer - and Dobson family tree way way back - as far as possible.

If you ever come to Alberta - I could show you the old homestead for both the Funks and the Dobsons. They are only about 1/2 a mile apart - and the old Funk house was still standing the last time I went to visit.

I live in Calgary Alberta - and Claresholm is about 2 1/2 hrs drive south from here. If you would like to go to Cardston to look for graves - I would love to go with you.

I will try to find some of my old albums - and get them on the computer - then send them to you. But there is a lot to go through and most of them will be of the Dobson family.

Anyway you sure made my day hun. I hope your having a great day too - take care.

Your crazy Canadian relative,

Added by Shirlene on Jun 11, 2013 1:14 PM
This is my Great Grandfather!
Hi - my name is Shirlene and I stumbled across this page by sheer chance while doing some research on my family.

I would love to share what information I have with you - and maybe you can share some of your findings with me. I may have some photos - but it will take a while for me to find them.

William's daughter Effie Jane married my grandfather William Orson Dobson on Dec 15 1897. They had 9 children - but the first baby "Lester" died at about 5 months of pneumonia.

William Lester Dobson was born August 25 1898 in Wilford Fremont, Idaho, USA.
He died January 14 1899 in Marysville, Fremont, Idaho.

Lavon Annie Dobson was born September 1900 in Wilford, Fremont, Idaho.
She died March 22 1974 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada of a stroke.

Pearl Effie Dobson was born October 18 1901 in Marysville, Fremont, Idaho. She married Tura James Harry Antonius Erickson on January 15 1923. They had one son Drew Erickson.
She died on August 26 1964 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada of cancer.

Mary Elizabeth Dobson was born May 18 1904 in Claresholm {in the homestead house} Alberta, Canada. She went by the name of May all her life.
She died December 28 1979 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Hazel Leona Dobson was born May 14 1906 in Claresholm {in the homestead house} Alberta, Canada.
Hazel died on April 4 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada of kidney failure due to diabetes.

Richard Earl Dobson born April 21 1908 in Claresholm { in the homestead house} Alberta, Canada.
He died May 26 1940 in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada of pneumonia.

Mary Margaret Dobson {my Mother} born December 26 1910 in Claresholm, {in the homestead house} Alberta, Canada. I was born in Claresholm hospital on August 13 1950 - and was her only child.
She died on March 9 2003 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada of Alzhimers.

Duane Orson Dobson was born December 30 1913 in the old homestead house, Claresholm.
He died on December 12 1982 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Orland Frain Dobson was born August 10 1916 in the old homestead house, Claresholm.
He died January 10 1978 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada of asthma.

I was led to believe that my Great grandma Sarah Ann Funk was a wonderful midwife - and that she delivered most or all of her grandchildren. From what I was told she dilivered many babies in Alberta and possibly in Utah as well.

I hope this information helps you with knowing your family better - and I do hope you will contact me soon.

Thanks so much,
Added by Shirlene on Jun 11, 2013 12:16 PM
RE: William Ford
Send me your email address and I'll get you the images.
Added by chris1916 on Jun 22, 2011 9:48 AM
RE: Photo
Sorry, I don't know which photo you are referring to. What is the name and cemetery?
Added by Twimom6 on Jun 20, 2011 9:10 AM

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