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Doris Christensen (#47057893)
 member for 8 years, 11 months, 22 days
Cindy H
I do not have any relative connections to this family. His brother John Ronald was my next door neighbor. So you can keep his memorial.
I found his obit in the Des Moines, Iowa newspaper. I sent you a couple of edits about his family. So you might want to check your edits.


Added by Cindy H on Sep 21, 2017 7:58 AM

Gary Bonney
Photos of Pumphrey at Melrose Methodist
Doris: Thank you for the photos of my relatives

Added by Gary Bonney on Sep 13, 2017 9:51 AM

Tim Wilkinson
Lucille Laua Burk Blakburn
Thank you very much for the nice quality photo of Lucille's gravestone. I really appreciate your time and effort.

Added by Tim Wilkinson on Sep 11, 2017 1:39 PM

Janice Tappana
RE: Christine Hutchinson Memorial
Thanks for the reply. My husband's great grandfather, Jesse LeGrand Hutchinson, went by JL Hutchinson, but moved to southern Missouri after his first wife Christine died, but before his death. His cousin Jonathan Legrand Hutchinson stayed in Iowa and is the one Christine M Hutchinson is linked to in findagrave. This family has been difficult to link the correct people together with so many that had similar names or same initials. Again thanks for your reply.

Added by Janice Tappana on Sep 11, 2017 7:15 AM

Janice Tappana
Christine Hutchinson Memorial
I see where you created the memorial #149582018 for Christine M Hutchinson, w/o JL Hutchinson. Did you also link Christine to Jonathan L Hutchinson? If so what records were used as corroborating evidence? My husband's great grandfather is Jesse LeGrand Hutchinson who lived in Decatur Co., IA when his first wife Christina Hinkst Hutchinson died in 1879. Although the date in family records for her death (30 Mar 1879) is 10 days off what is listed in the memorial page, I find that this could be Jesse's first wife. I know the Jonathan L Hutchinson (middle name is also Legrand) that she is linked to in findagrave was married to a Mellie Garton, but Mellie could have been his second wife as Lurinda Hughes was the second wife Of Jesse LeGrand Hutchinson who moved to Missouri after his second marriage.

Added by Janice Tappana on Sep 09, 2017 9:57 AM

Thank You!
Thank you for filling my gravestone photo requests for William Joseph Springer and his father Charles in the Melrose Methodist Church Cemetery. I appreciate your time and effort very much.
Debbie Truitt, Ottumwa, Iowa

Added by djtruitt on Sep 09, 2017 9:57 AM

Sara Murphy
Thank you!
Thank you so much for taking and posting the picture of Joe & Mary Murphy's headstone. I attended they are my grandparents. I attended their funerals but never saw the completed stone in place. I live out of state so really appreciate your help here. Thank you!

Added by Sara Murphy on Sep 06, 2017 8:55 PM

RE: Patty Denning
That would be awesome. Thank you so much. I'd love to care for her memorial

Added by kat on Sep 03, 2017 3:51 PM

Patty Denning
Oh, don't worried about the early entry. There was no way to know. That also answers why there is no mention of where she will be buried in the obit.

Thanks again, Kat

Added by kat on Sep 03, 2017 3:16 PM

Thank you for your quick response. I'm not sure if she will actually be buried there or not. Patty is a 2nd cousin. Her parents helped my grandparents move to Wisconsin during the depression. So our families were close. Unfortunately, I had only met her a few times but knew here parents better.

I'm not sure where Wayne is buried. Possibly with a first wife, thus a guess as to why she would be placed by her parents. I'm not even sure if she was married previously as there are people listed (assuming her children) that are not clearly identified. My mother and sister will probably make the visitation so should get some answers then.

Thank you for all you do.
my email is if you'd prefer to message me there. Either way is fine with me.
Kat (Kathie)

Added by kat on Sep 03, 2017 3:15 PM

Vernon Gibbons
Sorry but if you check the dates the other one was put on 4 years be four she died that is not Find A Grave policy, they say I can keep mine. Vernon

Added by Vernon Gibbons on Sep 01, 2017 1:35 PM

Julie Grabill Rasmussen
RE: Related?
Thanks, I wasn't expecting a transfer, but I will take care of it. I have a daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren living 40 miles northeast of Corpus Christi. They are fine, their home is fine, but will be without electricity for several more days. She is a vet and bought a bunch of dog food, cat food, and feed for horses and is slowly working a truck in to places to help with rescuing pets. What a disaster! It will take years to fix damages. We're great up here, feeling thankful and blessed. Julie

Added by Julie Grabill Rasmussen on Aug 30, 2017 7:45 AM

Julie Grabill Rasmussen
Hi Doris! I am wondering if you are related to the SHupes? Roy Herbert Shupe's wife Christena Mathiesen was a sister to my great-grandma Anna Mathiesen Blohm. I need to visit Christena's son Russell who lives in Audubon and copy some photos! Julie

Added by Julie Grabill Rasmussen on Aug 30, 2017 6:04 AM

I got my information from the same list that is posted at the glass cased sign located at the cemetery. Zoey

Added by zoey on Aug 29, 2017 3:02 PM

Mary Badger continuing
Hi Doris,Mary's page was updated with Charles' information today. Good news, I found Harriet & I've started the process of linking her to Mary & George W. Bowers. You have 3 children from Mary's first marriage. I did find that the 3rd child James died in 1870.

Added by MDWaterworth on Aug 13, 2017 3:09 PM

Hi thank you for the offer to take over her page, but she is not my relative. Her husband George is related - distant uncle. I did find his page & linked it with her page so her husband should be listed soon. George was buried in a National Cemetery in Kansas. He was a Civil War soldier in MD & fought for the Union. I also found their son Charles so I will connect him to the family tree. Charles and his wife had only one child, a daughter Dorothy. Finding anything further about George & Mary's daughter Harriet will be hard, if not impossible. Daughters seem to disappear I guess with the habit of after marriage being referred to as Mrs. John Smith. Not only did they lose their maiden surname, but their first name as well.
Again, thank you for the offer, but I will let you keep Mary. I did try to find out where her 1st husband was buried, but no luck. If I find him I'll link to your page.
I hope you enjoy your weekend! Pam

Added by MDWaterworth on Aug 11, 2017 6:32 PM

Jane May Young
Thanks for the offer but am not a member of the family and don't know more than what is in a family book that was loaned to me. Hopefully, someone will come along that has a connection to her 'missing' husband or her children.

Added by diaNEB on Aug 10, 2017 10:33 AM

Rich Clingman

I declined to link Francis to a Mr. Abrams that was born in 1910. I think that you got a wrong number.

It does look like his dad was Elijah so I linked him up.

No luck in locating the location of Lucinda. Several people on ancestry had shown her as a Lucinda Babb what died in 1910, but that's not the correct person.

Thanks, Rich

Added by Rich Clingman on Aug 04, 2017 5:39 PM

Stephen W. Smith
Thank you (again!!), Doris!!! :-)


Steve Smith

P.S. I am glad to hear that you also had a childhood when it was not uncommon to go to cemeteries! You are also so correct in stating that some grave markers are very interesting to read!!

Added by Stephen W. Smith on Jul 30, 2017 11:06 PM

Stephen W. Smith
Thank you so much, Doris, for your message and for your offer to transfer control of Everett McVey and other related family members to me. Yes, I would sincerely appreciate this very much!!

Also, I have to tell you how VERY IMPRESSED I am with the number of memorials you have created in Find A Grave!! Wow!! As you might have read on my profile, I grew up in Iowa visiting the graves of our relatives on "Decoration Day" in May. Therefore, I am keenly aware of the importance of maintaining family ties with the deceased. In addition, I retired in July 2016 after teaching for over 20 years in funeral service education, and I am also a licensed funeral director and embalmer. With this additional background, it only intensified my belief in remembering the dead. I also know that Find A Grave has become an invaluable resource for geneaology, so it is individuals like yourself who have increased these resources by adding final disposition information for so many families!!

Again, Doris, thank you so much for contacting me!!


Steve Smith

Added by Stephen W. Smith on Jul 30, 2017 12:18 PM

Jeff Lind
Thanks for posting.

Added by Jeff Lind on Jul 19, 2017 12:31 AM

RE: 76527831 Levi Morris
You are so right and so many of them have dirt or debris covering some of the information and you can't read them. I'm with you, if you are going to take time to take that photo carry a small broom and flower trimmers. Doesn't take much.
Thanks for the tip... I'll remember that when I go out to take photos. Smile!

Added by treeclimber on Jul 13, 2017 7:07 AM

76527831 Levi Morris
Dear Doris,
Thank you for the super photo of Levi's headstone, it is fabulous. How did you ever get it so clear?
Our family will think of you each time they view it. Wanda

Added by treeclimber on Jul 12, 2017 9:54 PM

Bonnie Baker
Elizabeth Frame
Thank you very much for this transfer. I appreciate it.

Bonnie Baker

Added by Bonnie Baker on Jul 09, 2017 8:34 AM

no, sorry cannot shed any light on this - can find nothing on Iowa deaths or cemeteries

Added by scottsheat on Jun 20, 2017 9:04 AM


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