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Robin Craig (#47888259)
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Bio Photo My kids and I love genealogy. We are currently working on picture-taking in Lincoln County, Oregon. We will be doing our initial work through the App, then filling in what has not been uploaded, or filling requests from here. This is going to be a great summer for taking pictures, so if we are close to an area that has relatives of yours, send me an email and we will see if we can get a picture just for you! (I need to do something to keep 3 teenagers busy this summer!)
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Laura Hyke/Krapp
Electa Mitchell
Hi Robin; I seen your nice memorial on Electa Mitchell's Find a Grave page. She was my great great great grandmother also. I was wondering if since 2012, when you wrote the memorial, if you have discovered any more about who her parents were? I've been searching for awhile now and have hit brick wall after brick wall. My email is
Added by Laura Hyke/Krapp on Jan 29, 2014 5:07 PM
James L. Gorham, HMC USN(Ret.)
RE: Gorman/Skinner?
Actually, my name is Gorham and have no info on Gorman. I just take random photos of veteans and interesting headstones.
Added by James L. Gorham, HMC USN(... on Oct 13, 2013 6:41 PM
Lisa Engle
Clara Belle Fay
HI Robin, my name is Lisa Engle and I noticed a flower memorial message you left on Clara Fay's grave page. She was my Great Grandmotherand I would love to talk with you and share info. You can email me a

I tried to email your yahoo acct. But didn't hear back from you.
Looking forward to connecti g the dots,
Added by Lisa Engle on Sep 05, 2013 1:54 PM
2909 Bloomington Ave
I forgot to mention that Nil's home in Minneapolis was very close to the cemetery.
Added by rvrosengren on Aug 02, 2013 7:35 PM
RE: Woodmen of the World
Please do post it on your site. I'm absolutely thrilled to have found something that has helped with a family history mystery! I love to solve those too. I have benefited from the help of volunteers & other family genealogists & I'm so pleased to know that I have been able to help others through Find a Grave. The volunteers for this cemetery have done amazing work. I live so close & until I decided to become a Find a Grave volunteer, I didn't know about this treasure less then 2 miles away!
Added by rvrosengren on Aug 02, 2013 7:28 PM
Woodmen of the World

Robin, I was wondering about the seal & inscription on the top of this unique marker. I found this article on the cemetery's website:

Woodmen of the World

The one place that you would expect (and hope) to be free of advertising is cemeteries. In our time, that's essentially a hope that's realized since most cemeteries prohibit advertising of any sort within their borders. That wasn't always the case. If you've walked through cemeteries that date before 1935, you have probably noticed markers that carry the Woodmen of the World seal. The seal essentially was a form of advertising for an insurance company.

The Woodmen of the World was founded by Joseph Cullen Root in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1893. In its earliest days, it was a fraternal organization that raised money for the families of members who had died. Within a few years, the organization evolved into an insurance company that sold policies which included death benefits to its members. One of those benefits was a grave marker bearing the Woodmen seal.

The company's original intent was for all of the markers to be identical. That practice didn't last long since many stone carvers saw this as an opportunity to show off their skill and began adding their own artistic touches to the markers. In doing so, they created some of the most distinctive markers made during the late 1800's and early 1900's. The most interesting of these are the tree-shaped markers, many of them four or more feet tall. The limbs of the trees are broken off, a symbol of life cut short. There are several of Woodmen markers tree-style markers in Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery.

The tree-style marker went out of fashion around 1910, when other styles of markers, mostly upright granite markers, became more popular. By the 1920's the practice of providing markers ended altogether when the cost of the markers became too high and when cemeteries began to restrict the types of above-ground markers that could be placed on graves. The Woodmen continued to give its members' families $100 to help cover burial costs until 1935. In exchange, the families agreed to have the Woodmen's seal carved on the marker. There are several different styles of seals containing symbols such as olive branches, axes, wedges and mauls.

The marker in the photo belongs to Nils Peterson who died on March 26, 1907. Mr. Peterson was born in Sweden in 1852. He lived at 2909 Bloomington Avenue. He is buried in Lot 2, Block A of Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Cemetery.
Added by rvrosengren on Aug 02, 2013 6:27 PM
RE: Thank you!
My pleasure!
Added by rvrosengren on Aug 02, 2013 4:23 PM
RE: Ramsdell Grave Search
Hi Robin, thank you very much for replying to my request! After browsing through the link you sent, I'm not sure how possible it would be to find David, but I'd really appreciate anything you can do. I live in Florida so anything you can find would be more than I'd be able to see. Any pictures of the local area, etc. would be really cool! I don't think we have any other family at the Elk City cemetery that we know of, but any Ramsdells that you see are probably related to David and it would be really interesting to see them, too! David was my husband's 3rd great-grandfather. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this!
Added by Sara on Jul 08, 2013 1:56 PM
Dave Smith
RE: Thank you!
Thank you for the thank you,

Added by Dave Smith on Jun 06, 2013 8:20 AM
I am sorry to report I do not know the family. is a great resource as well as County Genweb sites.

Good luck!

Added by Larry1963 on Jan 23, 2013 11:04 AM
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