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Julie Coryell (#48144579)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 26 days
Ellen Allmendinger
RE: Parker
Your more then Welcome. Thats whats it's all about helping!

Added by Ellen Allmendinger on Dec 04, 2014 12:27 PM

Ellen Allmendinger
I saw you were looking for Parkers at the Union Gap and the Tahoma Cemeteries.

Joseph Parker and his daughter Josephine Parker are buried at Tahoma Cemetery. Josephine was one of the original founders of Toppenish with her claims.

Joseph's wife is buried at the Pioneer Union Gap Cemetery.

Hope this information may help?

Added by Ellen Allmendinger on Dec 01, 2014 3:34 PM

Duffie and Kathy
Betty Maxine Duckworth Morris
Thanks for the great pictures of Aunt Betty. D & K

Added by Duffie and Kathy on Oct 01, 2014 6:25 PM

Jane Agard Coryell Willard
Find A Grave Memorial# 113313556

I have transferred this memorial page to your member number. Lovely photos you posted to her page and sad that she died so young.

Many contributors, myself included, are much more likely to transfer out of guidelines if the contributor requesting the transfer has made changes to previously transferred memorial pages. Many times a memorial is transferred and months and even years later nothing is changed and the promised biography and photographs never materialize.

Be certain to check out the Washington State Digital Archives:

The Seattle Public Library (with a library card) and GenealogyBank both have the database of the digital Seattle Times where you may find old news articles about your family. Most libraries subscribe to GenealogyBank and one can access it remotely with a library card and pin.

The University of Washington has a great digital collection that might have photos of homes, businesses, etc. you might find of interest.

Added by SLGMSD on Mar 01, 2014 3:01 PM

John Nielson
RE: Ethel Saling
I always loved the art work, that you find in cemeteries the statues, benches and beautifully landscaped grounds really makes all the difference. I really like that eagle it looks like a good size eagle and they must take very good care of their cemetery.

Added by John Nielson on Nov 09, 2013 1:55 PM

John Nielson
RE: Ethel Saling

Thank you for the updated information. I don't think that she is eligible for a Government-furnished headstone or marker. I think they have to be buried in a national cemetery, state veterans' cemetery, or military post/base cemetery to qualify. I missed my family reunion this year as I wanted to talk with them about the family members that are missing or have damaged headstones that are unreadable. It's surprising when you go out and walk these cemeteries how many headstones are damage either by weather, vandalism or landscaping crews, sunk into soil, or they never had one to begin with. Thank you, so much for your time and effort in taking the picture of Clarence's headstone it looks wonderful. Would you have any problems with me using the picture for my family tree on Clarence's headstone?

I am truly touched and honor by your selfish devotion to help people and families like mine find those loves and friends that have passed on, thank you so much. It means the world to me.

Have a wonderful Veteran's day weekend.

John Nielson
U.S Navy Vet & Find A Grave member.

Added by John Nielson on Nov 09, 2013 9:37 AM

Hi Julie ~

It's very easy! On the memorial in the upper right hand corner is the 'edit' tab. When you click on it there is a series of options to choose under the 'actions'. Choose the appropriate one, the 1st one in this case, and you're off to the races!

~ Buck & julie

Added by drbuck on Nov 03, 2013 12:29 PM

RE: Parkers of Washington Territory
Hi Julie ~

The ancestors you have requested to be transferred to you are also our ancestors. We'd be happy to add information you have found on these folks. Please use the 'edit' function on the memorial pages to send it to us.

We're looking forward to what you have discovered!

Thanks ~

Buck & julie

Added by drbuck on Nov 01, 2013 3:47 PM

Jon Ridgeway
RE: Wagon Trains
One of the best places to start looking is at Stephenie Flora has done a great job of combing donation land claim records and published diaries and histories for information about pioneers.

Some wagon trains were well documented, others not at all. In some trains, they named the men; women and children were simply counted, not named. Some years were better documented than others because of extraordinary events. In 1845, many immigrants followed trapper Stephen Meek and got lost in eastern Oregon. In 1847, travelers talk about the Whitman massacre.

Around the 1890's, there was a profitable business publishing county histories. If you subscribed to the book, your family history would be included in the book. Usually those people made much of their pioneer history.

Added by Jon Ridgeway on Sep 20, 2013 9:48 PM

D.E. Losey
John Losey
Hi Julie,
Thank you very much for going and taking a picture of his headstone. I appreciate it very much.
D.E. Losey

Added by D.E. Losey on Sep 09, 2013 1:08 PM

Jerry Conklin
RE: Parker Family
This is true but there was a flood in that section of the river in 1906 and some of the grave records were lost and their is a lot of headstones in the pioneer cemetery marked as unknown because if this, and in chasing records there is 3 names list with the cemetery, and they are City Center, Union Gap, and the Pioneer cemeteries, and the local Genealogy group has a list that compiled and that is about all I know, hope this helps.


Added by Jerry Conklin on Aug 22, 2013 9:48 PM

Brianna D.
Parker Family/Pioneer Cemetery

I just wanted to pass on a possible lead for your search...

Pioneer Cemetery
I'm not sure if you know but the Pioneer Museum keeps the records for that cemetery and may have more info on the graves you are looking for. Just a suggestion :) Best of luck .
Added by Sammielane on Jul 30, 2013 5:50 PM

I'm guessing the museum Is the Yakima Valley Museum in Yakima. Of Course, I could be mistaken. Either way, I felt I shold pass this possible lead on to you.

Best of luck,

Added by Brianna D. on Aug 03, 2013 4:22 PM

Brianna D.
Parker family
Dear Julie,
Thank you for the kind message. I was so dissappointed when I was unable to locate the graves of your family members. I've searched the Tahoma Cemetery database, but I was unable to find any of the Parkers you are looking for. I've tried to contact the Tahoma Cemetery office, but their business hours conflict with my work schedule and I've been unsuccessful in reaching anyone. I don't know of any records that might list the graves lost in the 1906 flood or that were moved to Tahoma. Perhaps the cities of Union Gap or Yakima have record of these. Or perhaps the Yakima Valley Genealogical Society. We can always hope and cross our fingers!
Best of luck,

Added by Brianna D. on Jul 29, 2013 4:29 PM

John Henry McMahon

Many thanks for your beautiful photography. Your excellent work is an asset to the Find A Grave site.

Added by EGF on Jun 23, 2013 11:58 AM

James White
Hi Julie, Thanks so much for the great photos. I'm very grateful for your time and effort. -Scott

Added by Scott on Jun 23, 2013 12:50 AM


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