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LeRoy L. Smith (#46912321)
 member for 10 years, 4 months, 27 days
You are so welcome. Nice to read kind words from a fellow contributed

Added by arabrab on Sep 30, 2017 3:44 PM

K Edwards
RE: Photo, #164189026
Thanks for the heads up on the sideways picture. I pulled the memorial up on both the app and website, and both photos show good for me. I can try deleting and re-posting the problem child, though...Is it the close-up or the shot of the complete stone that's an issue?

Added by K Edwards on Sep 28, 2017 1:45 PM

K Edwards
RE: Deletion Request
Oops, yes I meant 181266208. Thanks!

Added by K Edwards on Sep 27, 2017 7:51 PM

K Edwards
RE: Gravesite Photos, GPS, etc.
Ditto on the appreciation of all the work you do.

The occupant/burial lists are a godsend for deciphering many of the older stones, but it also can be confusing--especially with immigrant families where naming conventions aren't consistent, or dates differ from official records. I've been going with the philosophy of matching memorial info to the tombstone info, but don't want to ruffle feathers in the process. I also have caught myself about to set up a new memorial when really it's just a discrepancy between what's on the list, and what's on the stone and a memorial is already out there just waiting for a picture to be uploaded.

Thanks too for being amenable to deleting a duplicate memorial even though yours was the original's nice to interact with someone who's concerned more about getting things updated than having the highest tally of memorials. As you said, there are millions more to be added, so there's more than enough to keep us busy for quite a while.

All the best,

Added by K Edwards on Sep 27, 2017 7:48 PM

RE: 27397756 Abby P. Cramer
Abby (Abigail?) was the daughter of Samuel Sands and Ida. I have not found a death source for Samuel nor a FindAGrave for either Samuel or Ida. Abby married Charles N Creamer (sic) in Wisconsin 18 Nov 1853

Added by KSands on Sep 24, 2017 7:57 AM

27397756 Abby P. Cramer
There seems to be conflicting data for the place of death. Per all her census entries, she and her siblings were born in New York.

The census mortality schedules show that she died in Oswegatchie. Her husband appeared in the census in Oswegatchie in August of the year she died. Conversely, her mother Ida died 13 Mar 1870 and the funeral was held from the residence of Capt. Cramer in Ogdensburg.

NYSHistoricNewspapers, "The Ogdensburg Journal, Ogdensburg, N.Y.," 14 Mar 1870 p. 3 col. 5.

"U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885," Abbey Cramer; U.S. Census Mortality Schedules, New York, 1850-1880; Archive Roll Number: M8; Census Year: 1870; Census Place: Oswegatchie, Saint Lawrence, New York.

Added by KSands on Sep 23, 2017 11:42 AM

Linda Linn
RE: #158315771, Lenaloti Winner
I THINK that Loti was her middle name. There is not much of a space between the Lena and the Loti but since the Mortality Index has her as Lena L., I assumed that the L is for Loti. Thanks.

Added by Linda Linn on Sep 08, 2017 3:43 PM

Linda Linn
RE: #157374701, William H. Crow
My husband did walk this cemetery yesterday and did not find a stone for William.

Added by Linda Linn on Sep 08, 2017 6:55 AM

Linda Linn
RE: #157374701, William H. Crow
My husband had business in Guthrie County today and was going to look for William's grave if he had time. Online family trees indicate that Susan died at Menlo on 25 Mar 1894. I have no connection to this family and was just answering a question from a descendant when I discovered the Grow/Crow issue. I will let you know if my husband has come up with anything else. Linda

Added by Linda Linn on Sep 07, 2017 7:13 PM

Alyssa Warren
RE: Van Cleef Family Editing
Nope. My mistake. I have nothing indicating they married twice.

Added by Alyssa Warren on Aug 29, 2017 8:50 AM

RE: Previous Message
Thanks for the updates!

Added by Claire on Aug 28, 2017 9:38 PM

Kim S.
Rank in prefix field
Hi LeRoy, thank you for the thoughtful explanation of why you declined the rank edit on Willie Carter Jr. I don't get declined edits often and I'm always glad when the person explains why. Everyone is so different and I learn a lot.

I have wrestled a lot with this question and decided to start adding the rank on any vet who had a military headstone. Part of this is because I have such a heavily military-infused family population and grew up on military bases (and was born on one!) and know how very important their service was to them, whether two years or thirty. [I was surprised to find my husband's military pilot's license still in my his wallet when he died, though he had been out for 30+ years!] Also, living in an academic town with PhDs in the family, I know that *in an academic setting* you always use titles, even though in social circles you don't, the parallel being that *in a national cemetery* the rank is important enough to the vet and his/her family to choose a military setting for burial.

But I wasn't totally confident. At some point I must have contacted Admin for clarity, because I just ran into a (year-old?) email from them stating that *if the rank is on the tombstone, it should be put in the name prefix field,* using the closest approximation to the accurate rank among the choices provided.

So... I will continue to add the rank on mine, and to slowly add it to my existing veterans' memorials, but I will try to remember not to send that edit to you. (I would only send such a picky edit if I was already sending significant edits for the same person anyway.) :) I'm always glad when I learn what the preferences are of the others who work on SVNC. So thanks for explaining! It takes a village!

Added by Kim S. on Aug 27, 2017 3:52 PM

Kim S.
RE: Irelia Bowens, #175694560
Thanks for the kind words, Leroy. It's a joy to work along side you as a teammate to honor these vets and their families.

Added by Kim S. on Aug 16, 2017 10:36 AM

Deb Kueter
RE: Willard Nicholson, #154627672
Thanks so much for your kind words. I wanted their family story to live on in case someone went looking for it years from now.

Added by Deb Kueter on Aug 10, 2017 6:13 PM

Deb Kueter
RE: Willard Nicholson, #154627672
Thank you for adding the note to his site about his birth parents. I've also added a note to his mother's site that Willard was later adopted and would not be linked.

I think we have this family memorialized as best we can. It is such a sad story.

Added by Deb Kueter on Aug 09, 2017 10:40 AM

RE: Your #180888670
Thanks for the heads up.

Added by arabrab on Aug 05, 2017 5:57 AM

Doug Kalahar
RE: Your #118736818, David Sweeney
Thanks LeRoy. Much appreciated . . .

Doug K.

Added by Doug Kalahar on Aug 02, 2017 3:44 AM

TN Wapiti
RE: Your Memorial #154301227
I think she was separated/divorced from Robert E. Peterson.

Added by TN Wapiti on Jul 23, 2017 3:27 PM

Kathy Kuehling
RE: Helen Vatalaro, #175109139
Sounds good to me, just happy to have provided the photo!

Added by Kathy Kuehling on Jul 16, 2017 8:27 PM

Memorial# 158218674
Thanks so much for the Family Links, for telling me about Iowa Biographies Project, and for sharing your family story about Pvt Sam, he was a fine American.

Added by RoseOfThePlains on Jul 16, 2017 3:10 AM

LeRoy, thank you so much for the correct location for Felix Joseph Tarnowsk's grave. I have update his memorial.

Added by kevers on Jul 15, 2017 3:00 PM

Kim S.
RE: John Mason, #176710647
Thanks for your kind words. It's such a joy and honor to do, and to do my best for these vets to honor them!

Added by Kim S. on Jul 07, 2017 8:26 PM

RE: John Mason, #176710647
That's great, Kim is an amazing lady and dedicated volunteer!


Added by Sidney on Jul 07, 2017 8:24 PM

Truman Bratteli
RE: Tessier
Thank you for the updates to the Tessier memorials. Changes have been made.

Added by Truman Bratteli on Jul 05, 2017 1:03 PM

RE: Gravesite Photos
You are so very welcome. I'm glad to be able to contribute in a small way

Added by arabrab on Jul 05, 2017 7:47 AM


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