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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo Dec. 26, 2014

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 107. Check out this site:)

April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100.

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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RE: Grover Cleveland Smith in Juniper Haven Cemetery and his parents on FindAGrave
Hi Pam,

Thank you for your time and effort on my family's behalf! I appreciate the work you do!

Added by D WL on Sep 23, 2017 11:13 AM
RE: Grover C. Smith in Juniper Haven CemeteryI
Hi Pam,

Grover Cleveland Smith that is my great-grandfather was born in Tennessee on June 19, 1885. He died on Dec. 19th 1941 in Montana. His parents were:

Charles W. Smith 1857-1921
Weltha Madora Rowlett 1853-1925

My great-grandfather brought my grandfather (who is also Grover Cleveland Smith) to Prineville when he was a young boy, after the death of his mother.

My grandfather and grandmother - Grover C. Smith and Frances I. Smith are buried in Prineville as well.

Thank you for asking!
Added by D WL on Sep 19, 2017 7:32 PM
Jennifer Rose
RE: Maurine Dahl
Hi Pam,
Maurine is my grandmother. She has a daughter Ann Elizabeth Stone who is my mother.

Her husbands are:

John Fletcher Stone, my grandfather
Howard Jackson Gore, she has a daughter named Diane
Thomas J. Dahl, has a son named Butch.

I have a tree on it is called Jennifer Rose Family Tree.

My email address is

How are you related to Maurine?
Added by Jennifer Rose on Sep 17, 2017 8:47 PM
Kim Walker
Mary L (Beymer) Bubar
Hello Pam R.:
You have so much research on the Family of my Mom, Mary L. (Beymer) Bubar. Thank you for all the records on her father William Lester Beymer.
Mom passed away June 2 last year and I miss her dearly.
All I know of remaining family is I think she had a cousin (Georgia?) from the Reba L Johnson side of the family. Reba was my Mom's mother.
Added by Kim Walker on Sep 17, 2017 11:13 AM
Grover C. Smith
Hi Pam,

I believe that Grover C. Smith (1885-1941)in Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville is connected to the wrong family. My parents purchased the grave maker that is in the picture for my great-grandfather Grover C. Smith and the parents listed are not his.

Thank you,
D. Smith
Added by D WL on Sep 04, 2017 6:13 PM
Emma Baller
PS In two records I found, she's listed as Ida Louisa Emma. Another has her as: Ida Louisa Eva. The birthdates and baptismal dates are the same, and Florentine Ballo/er is listed as her mother. No father is listed any where.
Added by LLLuedtke on Sep 04, 2017 1:04 PM
Emma (Baller) Beckel - Find A Grave Memorial# 176982267
A HUGE "atta girl" on Emma! I found the following info on her:

Name: Ida Louisa Eva Baller
Gender: weiblich (Female)
Event Type: Taufe (Baptism)
Birth Date: 9 Mrz 1867 (9 Mar 1867)
Baptism Date: 14 Mrz 1867 (14 Mar 1867)
Baptism Place: Muszaki, OstPreussen, Deutschland (Germany)
Mother: Florentine Baller
Legitimacy: Unehelich (Unmarried)
City or District: Muszaki
Page Number: 122;122
Author: Evangelische Kirche Muschaken (Kr. Neidenburg)
Film Number: 72181
Added by LLLuedtke on Sep 04, 2017 12:57 PM
Patricia Harrison Armstrong
RE: Anthony J Murray
Happy I could help. Best Wishes! Pat
Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Sep 03, 2017 8:53 AM
Sandy Ellexson
Julia Ann Hungate Bunton
In looking at the find a grave for Mary Leticia Bunton. (42448264) I see that you have an OBIT for Julia Ann Bunton stating that she was ill and living with her daughter Mrs. John Hyde.

Can you tell me if you know where Julia Ann Bunton was buried? I see her living with her daughter in the 1900 Census under the last name of Dunton and not Bunton.

Thank you,

Added by Sandy Ellexson on Sep 01, 2017 5:28 PM
Kathy Westbrook
RE: Margaret
Right. I mixed up the names of the two requests I was working on. Margaret Jobe is in the same location per the FL app.
Added by Kathy Westbrook on Aug 29, 2017 12:22 PM
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