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Karen Brewer (#46823815)
 member for 11 years, 1 month, 24 days
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Bio Photo NOTE: Beginning March 22, 2017, I will be unavailable to make edits for about a week.

I am eighth generation Iowan. My mother's side of the family has been in Iowa since 1839. I have been working on my family history since 1980.

I began contributing to Find A Grave as a means to record the headstone inscriptions I had transcribed from walking many cemeteries back in the day, mostly Audubon, Cass, Clarke, Madison, Polk and Warren counties in Iowa and mostly relatives. This was before Find A Grave and way before Find A Grave turned into a genealogical site. My parents have also contributed headstone photographs they have taken. My main goal is to preserve what was written on the headstones, to learn about the people and to honor the deceased.

You will find the link to this page on the left side of each Find A Grave page under Actions. If you have been a contributor on Find A Grave for an extended amount of time you might want to reread this page. Most of the rules and guidelines have changed since bought this site.

Please contact me by clicking the edit tab on the upper right hand corner of the memorial. I will not add highly detailed information such as census transactions and Family Search Marriage Records. This data is more suited for sites like, or your virtual cemetery, etc.

Please use the edit tab to request links. I DO NOT LINK TO UNKNOWN BURIALS.

Please use the edit tab to request transfers. I will then receive a link to the memorial in question.

Thank you!!

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Forest Roamer
RE: Mrs Hodges
Here is her info on ancestry.
Her father and some siblings lived in Clarke Co, while she lived in Jones Co with her husband Vincent Hodges.
It is refreshing to find someone else that verifies their research. Ive had to correct info when people didnt do their homework.
Added by Forest Roamer on Feb 27, 2017 10:03 PM
Forest Roamer
RE: Mrs Hodges
Thanks, I'll keep you posted too. My husbands family has the Wrys, and Im having a hard time finding them.
Added by Forest Roamer on Feb 27, 2017 6:28 PM
Forest Roamer
RE: Mrs Hodges
Thanks for your reply, I will keep searching. Im thinking it may be Rebbeca Wry Hodges. She died suddenly at 36 years.
Added by Forest Roamer on Feb 27, 2017 2:48 PM
Forest Roamer
Mrs Hodges
Hello Karen, do you know anything more about this grave/person?.
Thank you, Susan

Mrs Hodges
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

Osceola Sentinel, Osceola, Iowa
July 13, 1899, Page 5

—Supt. J. W. Miller placed small head stones on the graves of the twelve paupers buried in the Fremont cemetery Friday. Six of the Inmates had been buried before Mr Miller took charge and only one of the graves is known by name. Six have died since he has been superintendent. They are Mrs. Schrader and baby, Mrs. Watson, Thomas Bell, Mrs. Hodges and Nettie Mendenhall.

Fremont Cemetery
Clarke County
Iowa, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 154248445
Added by Forest Roamer on Feb 27, 2017 1:54 PM
Randy Bell
RE: Memorial# 61947124
I don't know if I ever replied to you. Thank you for your comments. I use an off camera flash and put it on a tripod beside the stone. It seems to work really well. Some of the stones don't even look like there is any writing on them but are readable in the picture.
Added by Randy Bell on Feb 26, 2017 7:45 AM
RE: Greetings
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too! Hope your time with friends and family is blessed.
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Dec 23, 2016 5:33 PM
RE: James and Nancy Cuddy edits
Lots of good people from and living in Iowa. Didn't get to the cemetery today, but longingly gazed at it outside the window while I substituted for auto shop class and watched a video.
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Oct 20, 2016 6:47 PM
RE: James and Nancy Cuddy edits
Online Grave locator for Sunset Cemetery.
Cuddy name results of Sunset Cemetery. If you go to that page and click on the eyeball to the left of each entry, it gives more information.
I have surname search privileges with the RCGS membership, and can look up local newspapers back to 1855 in our local library microfilm library, also.
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on Oct 19, 2016 5:58 AM
Joshua Clement Ward
RE: Granville Painter
Thank you! I would gladly take hem.
Added by Joshua Clement Ward on Oct 18, 2016 9:24 PM
Larry McNair
RE: Woodland Cemetery, Polk County, Iowa
Thanks Karen
Added by Larry McNair on Jun 14, 2016 5:37 PM
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