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Sharon J Lusk (#46548964)
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Hi Sharon, I was wondering if you would be willing to transfer my grandfather's Find A Grave site to me. It would be my pleasure to keep it up. I look forward to hearing from you!
Carolyn Seagraves-Wright
Added by Carolyn Wright on Nov 03, 2016 8:14 AM
RE: Walter Alexander Woodard #150280637
The transcript looks better, Sharon. Many thanks for restoring the original text. This might seem like a small matter, but as I wrote earlier, it's important to keep the transcribed words exactly as they appear in the cited source, even when there are mistakes. It's a matter of journalistic integrity.

If you want to add Walter's nickname, go to the the info fields and look for the nickname entry. Enter the nickname you wish to add and it will show up immediately on the memorial page.

Best wishes in your continuing research. If I can help in any way, feel free to call on me.

Added by EGF on Sep 05, 2016 10:34 AM
Walter Alexander Woodard #150280637

In checking the memorial page, I see you’ve made some alterations to the obituary transcript I originally posted. Please change the text back to its original form! The transcript should be a verbatim representation of the original as it was written and published, “warts and all.” Anything less would be dishonest.

First, the header for the death notice did not say “Walter Alexander (Lefty) Woodard.” It said, simply, “Walter A. Woodard.” If you wish to indicate that he was known as “Lefty”, then you should place that name in the nickname field in the memorial page’s name header.

Further, in the listing of survivors, the death notice didn’t say “Captain John Clarence (Jack) Woodard.” It said “Captain John C. Woodward, United States army.” Notice that in my transcript, I included the misspelling of the name Woodard as “Woodward.” I placed a [sic] behind the misspelling to indicate the error. That is the correct way to handle mistakes when making transcripts from source documents. The transcription should NEVER include alterations to the original composition.

My advice is to restore the transcript to its correct original form, and in the bio section explain, in your own words, the errors. That’s one of the useful functions of the bio section.

I understand and appreciate that you want the memorial to reflect the facts as you see them, and that’s fine. But if, in that process, you post quotations from cited sources, you shouldn’t alter the text to suit your preferences. In the case of the Woodard funeral notice, if you are unable to do this, then you should take down the transcript.


Added by EGF on Sep 04, 2016 7:26 PM
RE: Walter Alexander Woodard #150280637
Transferred, as you requested. For the record, adding parents and other basic personal statistics doesn't require a transfer. You can use the 'Edit' feature to send updated/corrected information to the memorial manager. Normally, I only make transfers when the request comes from a site user who intends to add substantial bio material or photos that would be difficult for me to post.
Added by EGF on Sep 03, 2016 12:45 AM
Millie Metzler Roberts
RE: Helen Lynn O'Reilly Dickensheets 153633573
Memorial transferred to you as per your request. Millie
Added by Millie Metzler Roberts on Aug 31, 2016 5:24 PM
Woodard, Dickensheets

Today I posted urn photos for Walter Woodard and Earl and Helen Dickensheets at Riverview Cemetery in Portland. The niches were high up and difficult to photograph due to glare from the glass fronts. The results are mixed. The Woodard image is OK, but the Dickensheets picture is only so-so. I gave it my best shot!
Added by EGF on Aug 31, 2016 3:06 AM
RE: Walter Alexander Woodard #150280637
I'm glad the Walter Woodard memorial was helpful. I've added a link to his father, Walter Rosenbaum, who is buried in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Portland. I'll also get a photo of Walter's urn the next time I visit Riverview Cemetery.
Added by EGF on Aug 19, 2016 4:58 PM
Grace Johnson Zuggs 117409527
I am sorry about that message. My keyboard got stuck somehow. to continue, she married Virgil Ian Johnson first, then Harry Haynes 2nd(do not know anything about him)and then she married Basil Zuggs. Would you please list this on her memorial. I am going to list him on Find a grave and will connect her to him as well. Thanks. Again, sorry about the first message.
Added by Scarlet on Nov 29, 2015 2:21 PM
The Angel Hunter
RE: Walter Alexander Woodard
I have no idea if W A Woodard and W A Rosenbaum is the same person. I would probably assume not.

Lincoln Memorial usually answers all requests. However, their older records are not digitalized. They literally have a fire-proof room in their basement with rows and rows of file cards. So, it is a time-consuming manual process to look up records, especially if you are not sure what the death year is. My guess is they will get back to you within a week or so. I know you may not want to incur long distance charges, but I would call and leave a message with the receptionist, he is super nice, and they will call you back when they have an answer. Writing a letter is iffy, as it can get lost or put off longer then a return phone call.


Meanwhile, I will research W A Rosenbaum a little further and see if I can figure out who he is on my end. :-)
Added by The Angel Hunter on Jan 24, 2015 10:23 AM
RE: Mundell's
Transfers made, please let me know if I can transfer anyone else.
Added by Megan on Jun 14, 2014 10:02 PM
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