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cataholic4ever (#46531689)
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Since 2009 I have been working on preserving the Greenwood Cemetery. I started out taking care of a few family members there and then found more and more. I am related somehow to almost 1/2 of the cemetery.

I have been going through the cemetery stone by stone trying to physically place all the graves. I'm also trying to add names to the stones that are unreadable, which is very very hard! Sometimes I find a stone which just says mother or father even

I have been going through obituaries, church records, cemetery books, county birth records, funeral home records, and death records just trying to make sure every one is found and taken care of.

If you are within the FAG guidelines I will GLADLY transfer too.

The Greenwood cemetery is done. There maybe the occasional found ancestor in the obits or death certs, but all the photos (Except for recent burials like 2013 to 1016) have been taken of every stone I could find.

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Please Do not copy, or post to any website, any of the pictures that I've added to Find-a-Grave Memorials without getting my permission first thank you.

Thank you.
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Union Dale Cemetery
You have photo request for the cemetery but it looks like you have already added photos.
Added by T B on Mar 27, 2017 4:04 PM
RE: Clement Hickey
I have found two obits for Clement Hickey one has him buried in St. John Cemetery and the other has him buried in Fairview Cemetery. I have found no record of him buried in St. John cemetery other than the one newspaper clipping. The cemetery office and the BCGS don't have records of him. His wife and daughter to the first marriage are buried in St. John's. I have not been able to find info on his second marriage other than the mention of it in the second obit I found. I can email these to you if you would like.

Do you have any records that show him buried in St. John's cemetery or were you going from the one obit. He has me puzzled. Any help is appreciated.
Added by T B on Mar 27, 2017 3:50 PM
Anne Dunkle McGuire
Thank you for your kind expression of sympathy. We buried Mother in Calvary in Altoona this past Monday. She wanted to be home in her beloved mountains with her parents and brother and sister.
Added by Kat on Mar 23, 2017 4:01 PM
chip clarke
RE: Clara May Norris Thompson - Find A Grave Memorial# 53997682
You're welcome.
Added by chip clarke on Mar 22, 2017 8:59 PM
chip clarke
Clara May Norris Thompson - Find A Grave Memorial# 53997682
I've come across what appears to be the PA death certificate for Clara May Norris Thompson - Find A Grave Memorial# 53997682l It gives a DOB of 9 Nov 1875 and DOD of 13 Apr 1952.

This correlates to your info. 15 Apr 1952 is the date that her death notice appeared in the Altoona Mirror, so that's probably where you came up with that.

I can send / link you a copy of the certificate if you wish.

Thank you for all of your work on Greenwood Cem.
Added by chip clarke on Mar 22, 2017 3:59 PM
Mardi Kightlinger
RE: Artemesia
Thank you,

I did not want to come across as rude in any way and I totally know what you mean by others wanting what they want and they want it now. We are certainly due some respect for starting the memorial, and I can see that you would not want to give it to a stranger when a family member might request it later.

I will treat Arda's memorial well and if any of her family comes along and wants her memorial transferred to them, I will absolutely give it to them.

Thank you for the transfer.

Added by Mardi Kightlinger on Mar 19, 2017 11:06 AM
Mardi Kightlinger
RE: Artemesia
Actually, they do not have an account. If they did, they would just transfer it to me anyway. I am the one that does all the work for their family.

If you look at the memorials in my account, you will see that unlike most people, I do not just add names and dates. I work it in a way to give the most information, in an interesting and factual way and photos as well.

I am not being crabby when I say the rest of this to you, I just truly do not understand why a person would not transfer if someone was willing to do the work; family or not.

There is no rule that says a friend or stranger cannot create or maintain a memorial, but I see that many folks who create them feel possessive of them. Arda is not your relative, but you created her memorial.

I didn't lie to you and say I was family, but I could have.

If you feel like any memorial should be yours, I can live with that. It just will never get the care that I would give it because you don't know the people in this family and/or their stories. Nor do you have possession of their photos. I do.

I truly don't understand anyone's desire to keep a memorial if someone else wants it. I have created many memorials for people I didn't even know because I accidentally ran across someone during my research who didn't have one and I had found a lot of info that should not be lost. But anyone who requests a memorial from me gets it unless they are my own close immediate family.

Thanks for the work that you did.
Added by Mardi Kightlinger on Mar 18, 2017 9:43 PM
Mardi Kightlinger
RE: Artemesia
Actually, I am not related to her. She was the favorite aunt of a friend of mine. I helped them with their tree and whenever I found a memorial that had been started for one of their relatives, I added to it when I could. I have some more pictures of her and added one more today. I wish they would let more than 5 pix without sponsoring, because I have more, but someone has to pay the bills. Nothing can be all the way free.

Thank you for starting Arda's memorial. When I do her bio, I will send it to you or ask for a transfer.
Added by Mardi Kightlinger on Mar 18, 2017 7:45 PM
Carin Green
More information on John Grau Sr.
I have more information on John Grau Senior and John Michael's siblings. Is there a way to contact you privately?

Thank you for all you have done for so many.

Carin Green
Added by Carin Green on Mar 15, 2017 6:29 PM
Carin Green
RE: John Grau
Who put the information about John Grau on his grave memorial? It says to email them. So, I wondered if it was you.
Added by Carin Green on Mar 15, 2017 2:35 PM
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