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DesertFlyer (#47155564)
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Mary Margaret De Shon
RE: Merrill Elliot De Shon
Thanks so much for deleting and the kind words about the memorial I created for my Uncle Merrill. He didn't have children, nor did Aunt Ginny & her 2nd husband Donald "Pete" Mann. So they don't really have family to look out for them. Pete was Uncle Merrill's best friend.

I know what you mean about the spelling and all the variations. My own sisters got tired of the world of technology, messing with the space; so both of them spell it without the space and give me a hard time about still fighting for the space. Drives me crazy. LOL Plus, I worked a couple of weeks in Paris, France. When I went to get my visitor's badge to get into the building; the guy automatically spelled my name "De Schon". I told him he spelled my name wrong. He told me to go visit the cemeteries and I'd find out "I" was spelling my own name wrong. My cousin experienced the same thing when he lived in France.

Please tell your wife hello from one De Shon to another DeShon.

Sincerely,
Mary Margaret
Added by Mary Margaret De Shon on Apr 11, 2017 9:45 AM
Mary Margaret De Shon
Merrill Elliot De Shon
Hi Desert Flyer,

I was wondering if you would please consider eliminating your memorial for my Uncle Merrill #44373266 or transferring ownership to me so that I may delete it? https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=deshon&GSfn=merrill&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=44373266&df=all&

I created a more comprehensive memorial at #178256493 with accurate information, family photos, newspaper clippings, etc.
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=de+shon&GSfn=merrill&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSob=n&GRid=178256493&df=all&

My Uncle Merrill didn’t come up when I did a simple search because his middle name and last name are misspelled. There is a space between the “De” and the “Shon” and Elliot only has one "t".

My sister and I are upset about the headstone photo on your memorial and wonder why it looks like that? We are worried that perhaps his headstone has been defaced and are planning a trip to St. Joe this week to check on Uncle Merrill’s headstone, as well as, my Uncle Sam’s; who is also at Ashland.

Also, Uncle Merrill did not die in St. Joe. He died in Des Moines, Iowa.

Although some of my cousins may have photos or home movies of Uncle Merrill, as I do; I have all of my grandmother’s photos and memorabilia; plus Aunt Ginny had sent my mother, Uncle Merrill’s funeral book and other memorabilia a few years before Aunt Ginny passed. Aunt Ginny sold or threw out almost everything that belonged to Uncle Merrill right after his death; so there isn’t much left.

Thank you so much for your consideration on the transfer or deletion. It would mean a lot to me. I was only 2 when he died. My dad was Uncle Merrill’s #1 fan. Uncle Merrill did so much for Dad’s family as they struggled through the Great Depression, WWII and the Korean War.

Happy Spring,
Mary Margaret De Shon
Niece to Merrill Elliot De Shon
Added by Mary Margaret De Shon on Apr 10, 2017 7:09 PM
Becky Cresswell
Researching Florida A. Lanear Cunnigan
Hi I was wondering if you would share your source for the parents of Florida. Any information would be appreciated.
Thank You
Becky
Added by Becky Cresswell on Mar 10, 2017 7:47 PM
Jerry Haas
Calvin Fillman Photo Request
Sorry to say, but Calvin Fillman does not have a marker. I added a picture of the Fillman plot WE0211 which only shows Ellemina and 2 children. Here are the cemetery records for plot WE0211:
UWE Volunteer - Jerry Haas

WE0211 Fillman Calvin C. burial 3/5/1943 burial records
WE0211 Fillman Morris H. burial 3/22/1922 burial records
WE0211.01 Fillman Eddie A. son of Calvin & Ellie Filman
WE0211.02 Fillman Dora N
WE0211.03 Fillman Ellemande 18 Feb 1926 64y 3m 13d Mother
WE0211.06 Fillman Olivia S. burial 10/11/1916 burial records
Added by Jerry Haas on Feb 10, 2017 8:11 AM
Fek Neim
Elizabeth Zartman Warner
Hi!

I got your edit request for Find A Grave Memorial# 175471687. I can't find any confirmation that Elizabeth's father's name was Samuel. Can you forward the info to me?

Thanks!
Added by Fek Neim on Feb 09, 2017 3:29 PM
Deborah Myers
James Thomas Guest
I was researching some family members for a friend and found that the date of birth for James Thomas Guest memorial #84411934 is incorrect. According to both the 1900 census and his World War I draft records he was born in 1879, not 1878.
Added by Deborah Myers on Jan 27, 2017 8:20 AM
jasmine trimm
Information
you filled out my great-grandfathers memorial, He was Thomas M. Woods and i was wondering if you could find out if he had any other family that could still be alive. his daughter (my grandmother) is trying to find out any information on him and possible family, since he died a month before she was born. you can email me at jasminetrimm182@gmail.com Thank you
Added by jasmine trimm on Jan 12, 2017 7:51 PM
Fishindoog
Sadie Fillman edit
I received an edit from you for Sadie Sell Fillman.
Both her death certificate and newspaper obituary give her name as "Sadie". Should it be "Sarah"?
Added by Fishindoog on Dec 30, 2016 8:32 PM
Karen Bondi
Gorton
I am looking for any pictures of the grave sites or a map for GORTON. I know Pearl (my grandmother), Ida O (my aunt), Bllah (cousin), William F (uncle). My mother, Pearl's daughter, is still alive 94 years old. I'm sure she would be interested. Thank you very much. Karen
Added by Karen Bondi on Dec 08, 2016 5:39 PM
 

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