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Lisa Coyne Hall (#47584857)
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I began going to the cemetaries with my maternal grandmother to help her decorate the family graves when I was a child. I've always felt that someone needed to remember them.

We would walk past bare graves and I would ask her if she knew that person, she'd say no and I'd tell her that it was a shame that no one stopped by to look in on them. There were some family members graves that even though they were distant relatives and had family members living, the only flowers on their graves were the ones she and I laid every year.

Later on, I started taking her to the cemetary. We always decorated the same graves and seemed to add a new bouquet or two as the years went by. I eventually started taking my paternal grandmother also. They both have family buried in the same cemetary so I would get to go there twice.

My maternal grandmother passed away in 2009. I still carry on without her. Now I have an extra bunch of flowers to carry.

My other grandmother knows that when she's gone, her family will be taken care of for as long as I can. (She passed away in March 2012).

I got involved with this website because of how I felt when I was younger. I would assume that the people resting next to each other were related in some way, but you never really know. By doing this someone can look at a memorial and find out who they were and maybe where they came from. People get lost and there is always someone looking for them. Sometimes all it takes is one name or date from one person that will make someone else's day. I hope that the information that I may be able to give will be just what someone else needs.

Find A Grave is such an invaluable tool when researching your family tree. By searching through the memorials, I have been able to find more ancestors and add information to the names I've been working on for many years.

My family tree consists the names of: Adams, Briggs, Colton, Coyne, Forrester, Fuzzell, Gifford, Harlin, Hildebrand, McConnell, McKibben, Spurgeon, Thomas, Wooton and Williams. Members of my tree have been traced back to Scotland in 1086, Norway, before Surnames were used, a paternal great-grandmother was a direct descendant of Nan'ye-hi, aka Nancy Ward, Beloved Woman of the Cherokees.

I have had emails in the recent past pertaining to the memorials of family members that are buried in cemeteries in Missouri and Oklahoma asking me to connect a child to a parent or a sibling to a sibling etc, and other emails informing me that I NEED TO CORRECT THESE MEMORIALS NOW. My answer to these has been that I CAN'T DO THAT if I am not the creator or maintainer of an individual's memorial. So, please, do not leave me a message or send me any emails concerning this. I have already done everything I can to correct/connect the memorials that fall inside any of my families circles. I have attempted to contact the creator/maintainer of the memorials and have not received any response from them. I have sent information that has never been updated, I have sent suggestions with memorial numbers and family history asking the creator/maintainer to connect family members, I have made numerous transfer requests, all to no avail. I have sent personal emails to these individuals and have been ignored. I have notified the administration on numerous occasions over a two year period and received a response that the memorials in question would be transferred to me. That action still has not been taken.

I understand the frustration of trying to contact the creator/maintainer of a memorial with information and not getting any response. The next step is to contact the Find A Grave administration with your frustrations and concerns, only they can remedy the problem.

Feel free to contact me about any of my family members or the memorials I have created or maintain. Although it may take me a few days, I will respond. But, until I am able to confirm the information sent, whether it be through messages, suggestions or email, I will NOT update or edit the memorials in question. I am tired of people demanding that I make these changes with information that I eventually find to be incorrect. Another thing I will not add is an obituary that contains the names of living relatives. If you submit a request for adding an obit, please include the source and date.

**PLEASE DO NOT ADD PICTURES TO ANY OF MY MEMORIALS WITHOUT CONTACTING ME FIRST** Some people have a difficult and long grieving process and seeing their loved one's pictures popping up all over the internet is unsettling.

Pictures that I have added are from family collections and personal property, please contact me before you copy them and explain your relationship. I have found pictures all over ancestry trees that people have attached to incorrect people, just because the names are the same.

The following is directly from Find A Grave FAQ's:

I found a photo of a relative on Find A Grave, can I use it?
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Agnes & Theo Gray
Vinita city records are incorrect. They have transposed numbers. Correct numbers should be Fairview block 15 lot 1A. They apparently were moved from their original burial places in Section 14 in Dec. 1983
Added by OKIEGENIE on Apr 12, 2015 2:39 PM
Don Blauvelt
RE: email
Hi Lisa,

Sent you a separate email
Added by Don Blauvelt on Feb 21, 2015 4:00 PM
Don Blauvelt
RE: Riddle (Thomas) Cemetery
Fannie's allotment answer why it was called the Riddle cemetery. I had thought it might have been for her father-in-law William Henry Riddle. Will be sending you a brief email explanation regarding Marr v. Mann.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Sep 22, 2014 4:14 PM
Don Blauvelt
RE: Riddle (Thomas) Cemetery
Hi Lisa,

Is it you or someone else (a descendant of someone buried at Riddle) that I previously talked with that told me the landowner had pulled up all of the stones, threw them in the creek, gully, etc. and refused to let anyone on his property to look at the cemetery?
Added by Don Blauvelt on Sep 19, 2014 4:49 PM
Mary Moffatt
Pearl Reeder
I have linked Pearl to her parents as you asked and added her maiden name. Are you related to her? Clyde was a first cousin of my maternal grandmother.
Added by Mary Moffatt on Feb 08, 2014 6:57 PM
Pam (Milliken) Redmond
Mary "Josephine " (Spurgeon) Moyer
Hi Lisa,
I made her stone from the information you had provided me and have added the photo of it to her memorial and transferred her to your care. I still have it in my garage and will carry it and a Riley stone, out to the cemetery on my next trip out there. Keep up the great work on your research.
Added by Pam (Milliken) Redmond on Apr 10, 2013 8:39 AM
Pam (Milliken) Redmond
Spurgeons transferred
Hi Lisa,
I've add the info, linked the family members you requested for the Spurgeons and updated Mary's maiden name as Buck that you had provided, also transferred management of Carl Sr, Carl Jr and Mary (Buck) Spurgeon to your care. Thanks for all your research, it's wonderful making connections and seeing who is related and how.
Have a great weekend!
Added by Pam (Milliken) Redmond on Feb 01, 2013 8:42 AM
Laura Goumaz Flebbe
RE: Spurgeons at Hillside
I tranferred them to you. Laura
Added by Laura Goumaz Flebbe on Feb 01, 2013 8:23 AM
Pam (Milliken) Redmond
RE: Spurgeon
Hi Lisa,
I will gladly add anything you would like me to add, may take a few days or longer if it's alot but if I have anyone you want to manage, all you have to do is ask, I've never turned anyone down. It's up to you, I will do what ever works for you. Hillside has been photographed by several people, If there isn't a headstone photo for the memorials by now, chances are they probably don't have one.
Added by Pam (Milliken) Redmond on Jan 21, 2013 5:13 PM
Pam (Milliken) Redmond
Mary Josephine Spurgeon Moyer
That was great work. I've added the information and made the family links for her parents and spouse and I gave you credit for the information.
Thank you so much for providing this. I will update my cemetery record with the dates you provided. I will gladly make sure she gets a headstone placed on her grave for this Memorial Day.
Thanks very much for your hard work.
Your F.A.G. friend,
Added by Pam (Milliken) Redmond on Jan 21, 2013 8:33 AM
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