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Joe Newman (#46955769)
 member for 9 years, 2 months, 30 days
Pratt's Oaklawn Cemetery
I found H.D. Kirtland grave and will be filling your request. I have already added both his wives (Mahalo and Eleanor). I found one more Kirtland grave but can't read the name. I am going to mess with the picture and see if I can see the dates better.

Added by Holly on Mar 15, 2016 7:45 AM

Abigail Eynon
You are welcome Joe. I'm always happy to be able to pay it forward in keeping with the nature of this website.

Added by Abigail Eynon on Sep 01, 2015 10:26 AM

Volunteer Grave Hunters
RE: John Cowan & Maxine Amsberry Cowan Sterling
Your welcome.

I started doing the 3 different photos so that if you ever visit out here, you'll have reference points to find the grave.

Added by Volunteer Grave Hunters on Apr 22, 2015 8:56 AM

Bill Bates
RE: Correcting the Cemetery
Thanks, Joe.

Added by Bill Bates on Mar 30, 2015 10:12 PM

Bill Bates
Correcting the Cemetery
Hello, Joe,

Do you know how to change a memorial from the wrong cemetery (e.g., Forest) to the correct cemetery (e.g., St. Mary's) without having to re-create the entire memorial? It's pretty easy.

Click on [Edit] above the cemetery name.

Click on "cemetery burial."

Type "Saint Mary" and indicate US/Iowa/Mahaska.

Select Saint Mary's of Oskaloosa, and save the changes.

If you need any more help in correcting your 3 burials, just let me know. Thanks.


Added by Bill Bates on Mar 29, 2015 8:44 PM

Kevin Finch
Phillip Montagna
Hello again Joe

I went to the cemetery today and found that the cemetery had not yet cleaned it up.. I dug out his marker, and used a stiff brush in an attempt to clean it up. I am not excited about how it looks, but I am posting the picture anyway. I have notified the cemetery again. I will keep checking, and when it is properly cleaned I will delete this photo, and post the better one.


Added by Kevin Finch on Mar 18, 2015 1:46 PM

Kevin Finch
Phillip Montagna
Hello Joe

I fulfilled your request for Laura Montagna this morning. However, I was unable to fulfill your request for Phillip. His marker is buried under about 2 inches of dirt, as a result of a mudslide that occurred after a large rainstorm, a month or so ago. I have put in a request with the cemetery, to uncover and clean the marker. In the past, they have done this within a couple of days of my request. I will return early next week, and try again.


Added by Kevin Finch on Mar 13, 2015 11:31 AM

Solomon Vance
While Solomon was son of John and nancy Vance, he was not the son of Nancy Bradley Vance, she was married to JOseph. Solomon's brother Robert was my great, great, great grandfather. Please correct the comment with the picture. thank you.
Kathy Vance Leonard

Added by Kathy on Mar 19, 2014 10:07 AM

Alford Busby
I see you took the time to add Alford's death cert to his memorial. You may be interested in this memorial as well. I could not leave flowers, but did leave a picture, with links to the documentary and article in the caption.

Added by sr/ks on Mar 11, 2014 11:36 AM

Sherry Lee
Joseph Brooks
Joseph Brooks as you know was married to Nancy Boice. Can you tell me where Nancy is buried? Was she buried in the same cemetery that Joseph buried? If you know please leave me a message or you can e-mail me at

Sherry Lee

Added by Sherry Lee on Dec 03, 2013 12:43 PM

Paul Reichenbacher
RE: Home Oaks Cemetery
Thanks Joe for the information about Home Oaks Cemetery and Lake Villa Township.
With kind regards,

Added by Paul Reichenbacher on Oct 05, 2013 2:04 PM

Paul Reichenbacher
Home Oaks Cemetery
Hi Joe, The GPS coordinates for Home Oaks Cemetery place it in Antioch, not Lake Villa. Do you know which is correct?
With kind regards,

Added by Paul Reichenbacher on Oct 03, 2013 11:59 AM

Julie Doty
William Henry Winsor
Thank you for the bio on Mr. Winsor. I have added it to his memorial. Quite interesting. Sincerely, Julie

Added by Julie Doty on Nov 27, 2012 4:45 PM

Kari Olson
Mrs Mindwell Dewey Hopkins
I would love to add your nice photo of her headstone to my family tree. Please let me know if you approve. I will provide it with a photo credit to you.Thanks in advance.

Added by Kari Olson on Oct 30, 2012 10:24 PM

North Shore Gal
William Elsbury
I want to thank you for sending us the information on Mr Elsbury, I am an avid Titanic researcher & have built a 1/400 model of the ship. I am grateful you helped me discover this.
Sincerely, Jeanne Nagel

Added by North Shore Gal on Aug 02, 2012 12:11 PM

Barb Destromp
Hiram Fairchild Stevens
Info has been added for Hiram.. Thanks so much :)

Added by Barb Destromp on Oct 09, 2011 6:10 AM

Donnie Ruyle
Mollie Moore Brooks
Joe: Mollie is connected to her father.

Added by Donnie Ruyle on Jun 06, 2011 8:04 AM

Lavon Burran
Parents added. Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed reading about my father,. J W Burran. He was a character.


Added by LadyDi_60 on Apr 22, 2011 5:41 PM

Grave Seeker
RE: Stephen Fay
Your welcome just glad I could find them in this Old Cemetery. I can transfer the memorial over to you along with any others in the cemetery that I have entered that are related to you if you wish. Let me know.

Added by Grave Seeker on Aug 07, 2010 6:31 AM

Donna Lee Wall
Patrick Gibbons
I see you have Gibbons in your family cemeteries = is this a family member.

If so I will transfer to you. I had to put on Find A Grave for a reason but if he is close to your family, I do not mind to transfer. I copied you # so just let me know

I have add his parents

donna lee wall

Added by Donna Lee Wall on May 01, 2010 11:47 PM

Marina Williams
John Body
Thanks so much for your help!

Added by Marina Williams on Oct 30, 2009 9:36 PM

Bonnie Miller
Solomon Vance
I can't remember if I have written to you before.
I am descended from Hiram Vance, brother of Solomon Vance. Hiram Vance's sons went to Illinois and Missouri, also his nieces and nephews. I would like to exchange info
with you.

Added by Bonnie Miller on Jul 16, 2008 6:28 AM

Pattie Schultz
Photo of Pepper Headstone
Thanks so much for the photos!


Added by Pattie Schultz on Jul 15, 2008 3:19 AM


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