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Bruce Braaten (#47314418)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 19 days
Sherry Kelley
Dale and Mildred Everhart
Bruce, thanks for the prompt picture of their headstone.

Added by Sherry Kelley on Aug 25, 2017 10:18 PM

Stephanie Bentzen
Mary Renli 58885601
I am requesting a transfer of this memorial. Mary was my g-grandma. Thanks!

Added by Stephanie Bentzen on May 24, 2017 9:33 AM

Stephanie Bentzen
Olaf Renli 58885640
I am requesting a transfer of this memorial. Olaf was my g-grandpa. Thanks!

Added by Stephanie Bentzen on May 24, 2017 9:32 AM

Claude Bennett
I am Claude Bennett's granddaughter. Thank you for all the information you have provided at Find a Grave. I have some additional info for you. Irene Marguerite Harris was, indeed, Claude's wife. Their son, Millard, was born in 1915 and died in 1943. Additionally, they had a daughter, Mary Bennett Devitt (my mother) who was born March 9, 1914 and died May 20,1996 at my home in Napa. I am trying to find a grave for my grandmother's mother, Anna MacDonald Harris, who was born in Canada and lived for much of her life in Beadle county. I am unsure of her date of death. I imagine it would have been between 1920-1930. She may be buried in either Canton or in Beadle county. I went to the Forest Hill cemetery many times as a child with my grandmother, but I never remember seeing her grave. I know my great aunts and my paternal great grandparents are also buried in Forest Hill. If you could find out any information about her death and burial I would be grateful. I have been working on our family genealogy for several years and would love to solve this mystery. Thank you.

Added by CaliMarty on May 08, 2017 7:43 PM

Henry Guttormson
Memorial # correction
Hi Bruce:
In my last message to you I gave an incorrect memorial # for Emma Wardwell. It should be # 59562080.
Sorry about that,
Henry Guttormson

Added by Henry Guttormson on Jan 28, 2017 12:54 PM

Henry Guttormson
Emma Wardwell memorial
Hi Bruce:
When I read the memorial for Emma Wardwell (memorial # 344348614) I think you have her age incorrect. I believe I read 38 years old on the photo of the headstone....not 88 years old. Please advise.
Henry Guttormson

Added by Henry Guttormson on Jan 28, 2017 11:48 AM

Grave Finder
William and Elizabeth Jenkins
Thank you very, very much for transferring these two memorials to me. It is greatly appreciated. I have begun, in earnest, researching the Jenkins and McMahon lines deeper. Thanks for taking the time to create these memorials and take the photo's of them as well. Your time is greatly appreciated.

Added by Grave Finder on Nov 14, 2016 5:12 PM

Fran Burnside
Rev. Henry D. Gough, Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, Lincoln Co., S. Dakota
Rev. Gough is my great-grandfather. Child info on the site is incorrect. There were 5 children of his marriage to Mary Jane (Polie) Ball, 2 children of his marriage to Susie Vanderberg and 1 child of his marriage to Marie Hemb. Marie is buried alongside Henry and their son Rev. P. Douglas Gough as well. Mary Jane Ball Gough Gregson is buried in Seattle, WA Washelli Cemetry.

Added by Fran Burnside on Nov 12, 2016 7:10 PM

Judy Allen
RE: Delores Elaine Green
Thank you for the photo d/l permission.

Added by Judy Allen on Oct 04, 2016 10:21 AM

Judy Allen
Delores Elaine Green
Would like to add her photo to my family files also.

Added by Judy Allen on Oct 03, 2016 11:38 AM

Judy Allen
Torrance Bankson
I would like your permission to use his photo in my family flies. I am not related, but was working on my husband's extended lines and came across this surname. I am not interested in taking credit for the photo, just trying to help others, will link back to you.

Added by Judy Allen on Oct 03, 2016 11:36 AM

deanna french
Lincoln N.D. Civil War Vet;George Brown
I am a vermont Civil War buff, and am presently working on a project to identify the last resting places of many of our "old soldiers" that had ties to Vt. May I use the photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave Memorial of George B.Brown, to post on the Vt. C.W. site? (

You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French

Added by deanna french on Aug 23, 2016 8:51 AM

RE: Forest Hill Cemetery - Canton, SD
Sarah Brown Simmons - Sec 7

Added by KsCityKim on Jun 22, 2016 8:26 AM

Forest Hill Cemetery - Canton, SD
I actually found an awesome one online. No response needed. Thank you! Kim

Added by KsCityKim on Jun 21, 2016 2:08 PM

Forest Hill Cemetery - Canton, SD
Hi Bruce!

You added my great-grandmother's memorial in this cemetery so I'm starting with you. Are you aware of a map of this cemetery? I go right by the cemetery on I-29 each year and would like to stop by and see her grave. If you aren't aware of one or don't have one, would you know who I could contact? Thank you! KsCityKim

Added by KsCityKim on Jun 21, 2016 2:02 PM

nicks daughter
Info for Palmer A. Peterson b 1891
I am questioning the birth parents listed and the siblings for this person. I believe this Palmer Peterson is the son of Ole Peterson/Ida Peterson who are buried in the same cemetery.

Here is the listing from the 1900 census:
Ole Peterson
United States Census, 1900
Name Ole Peterson
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Prairie Township Beresford village (pt.), Union, South Dakota, United States
Gender Male
Age 50
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Years Married 12
Birth Date Jun 1850
Birthplace Norway
Marriage Year (Estimated) 1888
Immigration Year 1857
Father's Birthplace Norway
Mother's Birthplace Norway




Ole Peterson Head M 50 Norway
Ida Peterson Wife F 50 Norway
Clara Peterson Daughter F 23 South Dakota
Minnie Peterson Daughter F 19 South Dakota
Oscar Peterson Son M 17 South Dakota
Martin Peterson Son M 12 South Dakota
Annie Peterson Daughter F 10 South Dakota
Palmer Peterson Son M 8 South Dakota
Eddie Peterson Son M 6 South Dakota

I have been unable to find birth & death info for all of the siblings.

I believe the birth dates for the parents are inscribed incorrectly on their headstone, should both be 1850. Mother's name is listed as Inga Visty in SD Birth Records for 3 children, Palmer Edmund and Mabel

Added by nicks daughter on Jun 08, 2016 4:29 PM

Sherry Kelley
Terry Else
Bruce, thanks for making the suggestion edit.

Added by Sherry Kelley on Jun 04, 2016 6:36 PM

Gilly (inactive)
RE: Beumer's in Rock Valley, St. Mary's Cemetery

Added by Gilly (inactive) on May 23, 2016 5:45 PM

Gilly (inactive)
Beumer's in Rock Valley, St. Mary's Cemetery
Bruce, I am in the process of deactivating my Findagrave account, was wondering if you would take over management of my family's memorials in Rock Valley....thanks...DC

Added by Gilly (inactive) on May 23, 2016 12:50 PM

Kevin d Martensen
Finley Burke
Is he related to Charles Burke you mentioned that in a reply trying to find information on My uncle Charles Burke. His wife Charles Bud was my great aunt

Added by Kevin d Martensen on Apr 24, 2016 10:08 AM

Alexander Hannah
Tres bien!

Added by MJ on Mar 19, 2016 12:50 PM

Alexander Hannah
Find A Grave Memorial# 61543115
My Find A Grave ID: MJ (#48192598)

I notice the memorial doesn't have a spouse listed, any chance you have information on the spose? I think this is my husband's ggg-grandfather. We are curious about his burial in SD.
Do you by chance know if there were any other family member in SD.
Thanks in advance for responding it is appreciated.

Added by MJ on Mar 19, 2016 7:54 AM

RE: Hello
Thank you Bruce! Although the Boyer Family are about my 3rd cousins, I have traced my Crowell family line as much as I can and find it fascinating. Out of curiosity, did he ever tell you where his first name came from? It's not one you hear all the time and I was thinking maybe it was a family name. Thanks again!! RC

Added by RC on Mar 17, 2016 4:12 PM

I would like your permission to use the photo you took of Ledru Boyer's grave stone in my family tree. Thank you for considering and for being a Find A Grave volunteer :) RC

Added by RC on Mar 10, 2016 5:35 PM

Bonnie Shirley Amery
William Walters #59562463
Dear Bruce Braaten,
While snow bound, I have added a photo of William's obit. He is in my husband's family tree.

If you prefer to add it in the bio, I shall be glad to remove the photo upon request.
Bonnie Shirley Amery

Added by Bonnie Shirley Amery on Jan 09, 2016 12:06 PM


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