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lisa (#47637804)
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Bio Photo I was born in Portland, Oregon and raised in Canby most of my life. I have just one daughter in the Air Force serving our country. Looking from researching dads side of the family, military runs in my family. All Air Force with an uncle who was in the Army. It's amazing what you start finding out about ancestor's once you really start digging. :-)

I just started doing this with a new friend and it is alot of fun helping others locate and add to their memorials. It's amazing how so many of the old stones are so big and detailed compared to today's styles.

I take pride in getting you those photos requested in the best way possible. I will take the time to trim away the grass or use my little tools to get the moss and dirt out so you can see the stone and wash them off when needed. If you have a certain request please let me know :--)

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Elle Mauk
RE: Opal Berg
Opal Berg's request was open this morning and I knew I was going to be in Woodburn today, so I claimed it and took the photo. Claims expire after 14 days, so perhaps your claim had expired?
Added by Elle Mauk on Aug 27, 2015 10:20 PM
Janet Johnston Alder
RE: Glenn Ellis
You're welcome! I was in the area for work and saw your request. Hopefully it is better than the cropped one that was there before.
Added by Janet Johnston Alder on Aug 26, 2015 10:01 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Melissa J. Snyder
You think she would be in Portland vital records?
Why do you think that? She died in Yellowstone County, Montana.
If you go to the Oregon State Archives for a death certificate for someone who died in Oregon you can copy the death certificate for 25 cents. Or, if you really wanted to, you could go to the Vital Records office and pay 27 dollars for it there. That is for someone who died in Oregon I am talking about, not Melissa.
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 24, 2015 9:07 PM
Could you repost the newspaper article again?
Hi Lisa,

I am really interested in finishing the article Clackamas County Boys Paid Supreme Sacrifice (you posted under Burton T. Brown's gravesite information). You can't scroll down the article. I am writing a paper on these men and want to read the rest. Could you repost it (perhaps breaking it into two .JPEGs) or e-mail me the scan privately?

Thank you much,

Added by Linnea on Aug 24, 2015 8:00 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Melissa J. Snyder
Holy wowwww,
I just did some researching on MT death certificates to see if there is a better deal somewhere up there to get a death certificate. I Just searched Yellowstone County for a county death certificate and they want a dollar for an "informational death certificate!!! Gad zooks! I had to look at that 10 times to make sure I was not imagining things. Then I had to clean my glasses off to make sure they were not messing up my vision. Then I had to slap myself to make sure I was not dreaming!
County's in the past would charge a lot less than the State for death records but that has pretty much changed to it being little if no difference anymore.
I am going to send for Molasses Snyder's death certificate, or whatever her name is.
They don't take out of state checks so I am going to have to go get a money order which I can get at no extra charge from my bank.
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 21, 2015 7:32 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Melissa J. Snyder
You can look up obits at the Herald?? I thought you could only do that at the library. The only times I have ever asked the Herald anything they will look up something for you but you could not look it up yourself.
My little brother has gone to the Wilsonville library several times. They have a lot better microfilm machine there and all the Canby Herald on microfilm.
The microfilm machine at the Canby Library came over on the Mayflower and worked its way across the country in covered wagons. That thing should be in a museum.
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 20, 2015 5:40 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Melissa J. Snyder
What planet are you are on? This message says you sent it at 4:52 PM and it is only 4:35 PM here on earth. :-] Maybe your message hit a time warp and got sent into the future but still got to me some how? Computers do the weirdest things. I am sure mine is laughing at me sometimes, or almost all the time. Hah.
Well, death certificates have mistakes on them too just like everything else. I would not bet my life on finding the beyond a shadow of doubt answer there either. It is worth a try though.
I could get the for sure answer. If you let me borrow a time machine I could go back there and talk to Melissa/Malisa and find out. I would bring the time machine back to you before you let me borrow it. Ho ho ho.
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 20, 2015 5:37 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Melissa J. Snyder
Dream on!
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 19, 2015 11:21 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Melissa J. Snyder
Yeah, somebody else told me that she has gone to City Hall and told them of mistakes in the cemetery index and they give the attitude of "so what"! They appear to be busy and what is there is good enough for them and they really don't want to be bothered. City Hall is not a genealogical society. :-]
I wondered what was on the gravestone. I did not know that is where you got the name from. That is interesting. I usually go with the majority rules. If I find 6 things that all say one thing and only one that says something else, the majority is right most of the time. Once in a while though that one that is different ends up being right and the ten other things are all wrong. It is hard to say sometimes.
You are right, that it is uncommon for mistakes to be on gravestones but they do happen for various reasons. I have found a ton of mistakes on gravestones at Lincoln Memorial. I just really feel that Malisa is the mistake on this one. I will put a note on her page explaining the problem. Maybe "Malisa" will come and haunt me until I spell her name right and then I will surrender and change it!
I have noticed that too, that there are all kinds of gravestones in the cemetery and the person with the stone is not in the cemetery index. Hah.
Last year I went into City Hall and told that lady there about a guy connected distantly on a branch of my tree, told me his grandfather told his father that when the grandfather's mother, who was half Indian, died, he could not afford to buy a grave plot so he took her out there late one night and buried her himself! You should have seen the look on her face! WooHoo! That was priceless as the commercial says. The old section has been closed to further burials and I think it has been since I told that lady that. Maybe not though. They have probably dug up people out there where there was not supposed to be anyone more than once. They closed Lone Fir in Portland for any further burials for that very reason.
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 19, 2015 5:15 PM
Nathan Haines
Melissa J. Snyder
I denied your request to change Melissa's name to Malisa on the basis that there are tons and tons of spelling errors in the Zion Cemetery index. That is the one and only place I can find Melissa's name spelled Malisa so I am assuming that is where you got the spelling from.
Her name is spelled Melissa in
the 1900, 1910 and 1920 censuses.
The State of Montana death index.
In the Canby Herald index and they take the names from the person's obit in the paper.
Anyway, hope you have a wonderful day,
God bless you,
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 19, 2015 3:02 PM
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