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Melissa (Tolene) Rura (#47982086)
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Bio Photo I live in Memphis, Tn. and am happy when possible to volunteer in Memphis.

Most of my family research relates to Wisconsin.

I am giving my express permission for you to use my photos in any way you see fit in your family research.I will try to never forget that am a volunteer out here, doing work for you, the absent family member.
DAR - Watuaga Chapter; Tennessee
Transfers:Do not be afraid to ask for a transfer.I do not hold tightly to strict family guidelines. I prefer that you are family of some sort BECAUSE I believe no one takes better care of family then family. But I also believe there may be other valid reasons for wanting a transfer.Please explain that to me and I'll more then likely still transfer to you.

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‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:1-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬
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William Lear
RE: Graham
No. Those two were not there. George was off in an area by himself. It is a very small cemetery. We walked around looking for other family and didn't see any names we recognized.

Glad the listing was somewhat helpful!

Added by William Lear on Oct 30, 2015 3:14 PM
Tiffany Bussard Taylor
RE: Elmwood
Hi, I'm new to all this I hope I did it correctly if not please let me know so I don't make the mistake, last thing I want to do is ruin all the progress someone goes out walks around takes photos I want to be of help not a problem..

Thank you for all you have done & keep doing!!

Added by Tiffany Bussard Taylor on Sep 27, 2015 10:38 PM
RE: Elmwood
My pleasure.
I find transcribing a way to help out when I have some free time. Actually pretty fun too!
Added by wharfrat on Sep 25, 2015 4:14 PM
RE: Elmwood
You are welcome. I am glad I could help.
Added by Peggy on Sep 25, 2015 4:09 PM
diane elkins
RE: Weir
Thanks, you do really good work on find-a-grave. I wish I had more time. I live in Shelby County, TN and do go to Tipton County fairly often, but spending more time with my 94 year old mother who lives there. She can't walk the cemeteries with my anymore, so I don't have as much time right now to do that. Diane
Added by diane elkins on Sep 15, 2015 12:49 PM
diane elkins
RE: William M Weir
Thanks for adding the dates. William is a brother to Henry Davis Weir, my great grandfather. I have been researching the Weir family with help from I don't know much about William's wife, Elizabeth, other than what was on her death certificate. It only listed a B. (I assume was for her maiden name) and there was no listing of where she lived other than Arkansas, so I didn't want to add information I could not verify. You can transfer if you like, I just wanted to add names. I don't know why they made memorials with just initials, I guess to save money.Thanks, Diane
Added by diane elkins on Sep 15, 2015 7:37 AM
the Ragityman
Virginia Mann
I guess all's well that ends well. I actually thought we were discussing the younger Gin Mann: that's why I went into all the stuff about living persons and clip/paste obits, Sorry about that. I should check my facts before I launch into such long lectures.

Did you add the documentation just yesterday? I don't remember seeing it. It's wonderful! It hurts me to see a posting with nothing but dates, or less. It's as if that entire life didn't count.

Thanks also for the blessing. He does, every day. But I'm sure you know.
Added by the Ragityman on Sep 09, 2015 4:49 AM
Sue Lilley
James Harrison Flippin 1865-1932
His death certificate states birth in Oakland, Tennessee and death in El Paso, El Paso, Texas. It is stamped "NON RESIDENT" so he didn't live there permanently and his residency on it is Covington, Tennessee. Cause of death was Pulmonary Tuberculosis and I wonder if he was there for treatment at a clinic, or something like that. The place where he died is not given a name, just an address and he had been there for 2 years and 6 months.

Added by Sue Lilley on Sep 06, 2015 4:08 PM
Jim Hunt
Old High Church, Inverness
Thank you for taking the time to transcribe some of the tombstones in this cemetery. I truly appreciate it.
Added by Jim Hunt on Aug 11, 2015 5:41 AM
RE: John George Newton
Done. Hey if you're transcribing Gorton Cemetery graves can you *please* use to find other people who are buried in the same plot?? Otherwise we'll miss whole chunks out of the project. Usually I'd transcribe them all myself, but these public graves take ages. Cheers!
Added by Ardwick on Jul 14, 2015 11:06 AM
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