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Zella (#46524425)
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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C. Dean-Staffeld
Andria Milton Kingsbury
Andria Milton Kingsbury
Find A Grave Memorial# 174102273
Would you transfer Andria Milton Kingsbury to me? He is my ancestor, thank you!
Added by C. Dean-Staffeld on Feb 17, 2017 9:32 AM
Dave Smith
Poland Riverside Cemetery
Hi Zella,
You may have noticed that I have suggested several edits recently regarding Civil War veterans in Riverside Cemetery. I and others are attempting to document all veterans buried there.The source for the edits is a publication from the Ohio Genealogy Society on Veterans buried in Mahoning County. Thought you should know this. The link is:


Added by Dave Smith on Feb 17, 2017 7:07 AM
Bev Thomas Sexton
RE: Vesta Rittenhouse
Hi Zella,

There is a marriage record for George E. Rittenhouse and Vesta Humiston on Oct. 27, 1860 in Summit County, Ohio on
Her name is spelled Vesta, Vestia, &/or Vista
depending on the record.

Thanks for checking.

Bev Thomas Sexton
Added by Bev Thomas Sexton on Feb 15, 2017 7:19 PM
Pamela Parks Costa
RE: henry Purdy
Thank you Zella
Added by Pamela Parks Costa on Feb 12, 2017 6:44 PM
Ellen Kesler 176128017
Thank you so much for the burial location and names of her parents.

Added by LindaC on Feb 12, 2017 5:16 PM
Nancy Gibson Lowe
RE: Elizabeth Ullery
Thanks for writing. No, other than one family tree on Ancestry, I had no proof. Thank you for questioning my information which, as it turned out was wrong. After changing my database by adding the list of Ullerys to what I had on Elizabeth & giving it more thought overnight, in the morning I deleted my Elizabeth's connection to the Ullerys. Sorry for inconveniencing you.
~ Nancy Lowe
Added by Nancy Gibson Lowe on Feb 12, 2017 9:54 AM
Kiley Mann
Obit for William A.T. Pidwell
William A. Pidwell 80, died Jan. 31, 1997.
A lifetime resident of Akron, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls and a former member of the Akron Society of Artists, and was especially known for his clown paintings. He retired in 1981 with 46 years service as marketing supervisor of the engineered systems division at B.F. Goodrich.
Mr. Pidwell is survived by wife; Mildred E. of Stow, daughter Dr. Diane J. Pidwell of Columbus, son David W. (Tina) Pidwell of Saratoga, Calif., Richard J. Pidwell of Sarasota, Florida, sister, Grace (Kenneth) Brogini of Copley, brother, John C. (Kathleen) Pidwell of Cuyahoga Falls, grandchildren Eric, and Rebecca Brown, Bill and Sara Pidwell and John and Jason Pidwell.
Internment Glendale Cemetery.
Added by Kiley Mann on Feb 08, 2017 9:59 PM
Kiley Mann
Obit for Ada Pender Brown
Zella, I have been updating and joining families together and typing up the old obits I have collected on the Cornish people to add to their pages. I also used the edit button for this obit.

Mrs. Ada Pender, 84 years of 113 Oak Park dr, Akron, passed away July 20. Survived by husband, Densimer; daughters, Mrs. Emma Malby of Boston, England, Mrs. Gladys Mottice, Mrs. Betty Simmons both of Akron, sons, William H. Pender of Akron and Arthur T of Whitesburg, Ky; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; sister Mrs. J J. Pender of Cornwall, England, brother William J. George of Akron, Services 3 p.m. Saturday at the Billow Akron Chapel. Internment Glendale Cemetery.
Added by Kiley Mann on Feb 08, 2017 6:35 PM
Sidney Kesler

Just wondering if you are related to Sidney by any chance. Tx.
Added by LindaC on Feb 08, 2017 6:38 AM
Pamela Parks Costa
henry Purdy
you sent me this - I had you unlink him from Phoebe, as I found out he was the son of Solomon's first wife, whose grave I cannot locate at this time.


so you want me to reconnect them? you want to connect him with Phoebe? or just to leave a note

Added by Pamela Parks Costa on Feb 07, 2017 7:30 PM
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