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Wayne Yerton (#47997666)
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Bio Photo My name is Wayne Yerton. I am retired from both The Ford Motor Company and Nissan USA, my entire working history was with these two auto companies.

A primary interest of mine is genealogy. I began researching my family history in the early 1970's just after my last child was born. Then life got busy raising a family (Boy Scouts, boating, fishing, backpacking, camping, etc.) and it was set aside for a time.

Now in retirement, with the ability to reach out via the internet, I have picked it up again and it keeps me very busy. I have gotten my wife involved in searching out her family history and we sit together in our home office everyday banging away on our computers. (I know!!).

While I continue to find new information on many of my family lines, my family name line continues to elude me after my great-grandfather Adam Sylvester Yerton. If anyone can shed any light on this ancestor, PLEASE email me.

Through my interest in genealogy I have gotten involved with Find A Grave and come into contact with many wonderful people around the country who share my interests. Thanks from me to all the contributors and to all of the volunteer photographers that have helped. Your work is greatly appreciated.

With respect to edit requests, please allow 30 days for the changes to be made as I do not sign-in to Find-A-Grave every day. Thanks.
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Steve McAnelly
RE: Benjamin Woolley's memorial...
No problem. I have found many graves like that in local cemeteries. I figure if no one has had a tombstone or grave marker placed on the grave for the person after many years have passed, there is a good chance that mortuary marker is all they will ever have, so I put a photo of it on the memorial.

I only knew some graves here had a flat marker because I saw them on the memorials. So, the next time I went to the cemetery, I would probe the ground in the area where the marker should be, and I usually found the marker. The ground here is pretty sandy in places, so the weight of the markers, or the concrete base, cause them to sink as the ground under them settles. So many of the veteran's markers are now buried.

I have been thinking about making up something to place on memorials where there is no tombstone or marker, or the tombstone/marker can no longer be read. I was surprised to see someone had already come up with the idea and was doing it.
Added by Steve McAnelly on Apr 27, 2016 8:08 AM
Steve McAnelly
Benjamin Woolley's memorial...
His ID # is 120202775. On the memorial, it says it is an unmarked grave. I have been photographing the whole Portales Cemetery and just recently got to the SA, or South A, section.

I photographed his grave on April 23rd. There is a marker that was placed by Wheeler Mortuary at some time in the past. The year of birth is missing from the marker, and the marker is badly corroded, but still readable.

I just finished putting a copy of the mortuary marker on his memorial.

There are several hundred graves in that cemetery that only have one of the mortuary markers on them. Some of those markers are well over 20 years old. Some of them have part, or all, of the letters and numbers missing, and some are so badly corroded that they are difficult to read.

Added by Steve McAnelly on Apr 26, 2016 5:42 PM
RE: Adele M. Ryan Headstone
You're welcome. Always glad to help.

Take Care,

Added by Denise on Mar 26, 2016 8:33 PM
Adele M. Ryan #123609498
Hi Wayne,

I claimed your photo request for Adele and her parents. I did not find her grave location on I called Holy Cross and she is buried with her parents.
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They have a new system and some of the records didn't transfer over and they are working on that. I will get the photos today.

Added by Denise on Mar 26, 2016 8:58 AM
Diane Hurst
RE: Emily Rose Thompson
Let me know if you'd like me to start making calls to the mortuaries. I will also go to the library to look for obits. Unfortunately, the Wichita Eagle has not gone digital....
Did you happen to get interment dates from White Chapel?
Added by Diane Hurst on Jan 07, 2016 10:56 PM
Diane Hurst
RE: Headstone Photo Request
Hi Wayne,

I've posted the photo to Emily Thompson's memorial page. Let me know if there's anything I can do to help with your quest for information about her. I'm happy to do whatever local leg work that might be helpful.

Happy Hunting!
Added by Diane Hurst on Jan 06, 2016 11:11 AM
RE: Find A Grave 39278882
Wayne - the photo came from
Added by G-Man on Apr 10, 2015 8:42 PM
Linda Claxton
RE: Help in contacting
Hi- the easiest way is to go to the memorial you would like to communicate about - they are very active and you should receive a response very quickly. If not I will contact them for you.
Added by Linda Claxton on Mar 31, 2015 3:27 PM
RE: Duplicate Bradley Memorials
Thanks for bring to my attention. I've deleted the one without my picture. Kay
Added by Kay on Mar 24, 2015 6:37 PM
Corrie C
RE: Headstone Photo - Abraham Lemmon
You're welcome Wayne. I'm about to add another photo of the stone. Neither are very easy to read.
Added by Corrie C on Sep 29, 2014 8:52 AM
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