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Sharon Welch (#47009998)
 member for 8 years, 11 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo Hello To All...Finding our ancestors has become a passion in our lives and we truely enjoy it. It all started a few yrs ago when my husband and I realized we hardly knew anything about our family history. We were soon on a conquest....

We also soon found out how important it is to have people out there who can help us find our families stones that we ourselves are unable to go visit and see. Thank all of you for what you do! Becoming a photo voluteer is our way of helping others as much as they have helped us.

We try and do the best we can to fullfill all and any photo requests for Mahaska County, Iowa and have a great time doing it! At the same time we have tried to make sure that there are pictures and maps of all listed cemeteries for Mahaska County along with others we visit in other counties. We have recently relocated to the Marion County area so visiting the cemeteries in the new county will be our mission.

Our closest immediate family lines are Welch, Knupp, Knedler, Barnett, Rains, Saylor, Eakins, Brown, DeWitt and Ellis. We do most of our exploring in Southeastern Iowa and Northern Missouri.

We do add "non" family names from time to time that have not already been posted, so that people can more easily find their relatives.
I am more than willing to add any personal info or link relatives for these memorials if they are not your "DIRECT" relative within the 4 generations per the find a grave guidelines. I firmly believe in following the rules set by find a grave (due to some very unpleasant prior circumstances in the past)so I do my best to comply to them for transferring memorials.
So...duplicating an entry to add your own information or adding biographical information in the flower sections (which is a no-no!) will not be necessary.
Please see the Find A Grave guidelines for this type of activity!!!

I have found that requesting to manage a memorial is "NOT" the important issue here in Find A Grave....its getting information put on our family memorials that is important!

If you want multiple monuments photographed, please take the time to request a photo for each person rather than attach a message to one request asking for multiple photos or "everyone else in that cemetery with the same surname." Its easier "not to miss" names by printing a list and saves on gas by not having to go back because you missed someone!

I also give permission for any of my pictures to be used for geneology purposes. Not for recreating and duplicating memorials.
Good Luck To All Of You!
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Rhonda Brown
Celia Rains
Thanks for the edit on maiden name. I've been checking and I think it is Brenner, not Brennon. Thanks for making me do a little more research.
Added by Rhonda Brown on Apr 20, 2017 10:01 PM
Deborah Myers
RE: C. H. Hilliard #47292439
Thank you for correcting his name and adding link to Frances. However, you will need an edit to put their marriage date in as 1923 or it shows him as her first husband. He was her second husband.
Added by Deborah Myers on Mar 24, 2017 11:57 AM
Deborah Myers
C. H. Hilliard #47292439
I was looking for what happened to my great-great-uncle Thomas Polson's wife Frances Elizabeth Garringer. I found her memorial in a cemetery with her second husband. After much research I finally found him in census records. His name was actually Cary R. Hilliard and he was born in Ohio.
Added by Deborah Myers on Mar 24, 2017 10:05 AM
Rachel Nicholson
Thank you for the transfer of Rachel Nicholson.
Added by KLElkins on Jan 11, 2017 11:13 AM
Mary Escher
Margaret Duncan Richmond. I noticed you created the Find A Grave for Margaret. Can you tell me are you related to her?

Mary Escher
Added by Mary Escher on Aug 31, 2016 1:16 PM
Linda Linn
RE: Stephans DeKock
Thanks, Sharon. I will delete my memorial. Sorry to make extra work for you when there was already one on Find A Grave. Sure wish Find A Grave had a fuzzy search!
Added by Linda Linn on Jul 15, 2016 8:15 PM
Linda Linn
Stephans DeKock
Find A Grave Memorial# 166984342 is his wife. Would you mind adding your photo to it also? Thanks.
Added by Linda Linn on Jul 14, 2016 8:34 PM
Graveyard Dog
RE: Rains
My pleasure! I am truly enjoying my new hobby :)
Added by Graveyard Dog on Jul 08, 2016 12:56 PM
Memorials# 46707261 & 88850134
Thank you for the update and for all your work here at Find a Grave. It is a lasting gift to so many people. Best wishes to you.
Added by RoseOfThePlains on Jul 04, 2016 5:18 AM
Karen Brewer
Ray Cunningham
Sharon, I sent you a transfer request and please ignore. You have added the same information that I have. Thank you for everything you do on Find A Grave!
Added by Karen Brewer on May 31, 2016 11:46 AM
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