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Samantha (#46860188)
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Bio Photo I don't link to "Burial Unknown". This isn't your note folder. If you want me to put the names of the parents or spouse in the bio section, send me the name in a suggestion.

Before you send me an 'edit' to link to a spouse, take a moment to see if YOU have the memorial for the spouse. If so . . . why are you sending me that 'edit'? Just link them.

If you discover someone has transferred a duplicate to you, I can get that taken care of if you transfer that duplicate to me.

I don't, knowingly, put the names of living people on memorials. If you see something I missed, please let me know so I can delete it. If you are composing an email to me with all the names of the living descendants you want me to put in the bio of a memorial, including your own name, save us both some time . . you to write it; me to read it and delete it.

I transfer to folks who seem sincerely interested in their family & friend's memorial.

I like to look up additional info. for other people's memorials. More folks should hop off the 'flower' button and hop on a death index or the census, and send some 'edit's, to actually improve more memorials on the site.

On July 28th, 2013 I was blessed to receive almost 45,000 abandoned memorials to work on in Italian Cemetery in Colma, CA. I worked on them nearly every day for 3 years and found homes for a large portion of them. On August 8th, 2016 I transferred the remaining 26,911 memorials to the Find A Grave account. I will continue to work on them, just at a slower pace.

I want to thank all the photographers out there getting headstone photos on memorials so the rest of us can sit on the couch and 'visit' our relatives. You may never know just how grateful we are.

You want to acknowledge all the marriages, but you don't want a crappy looking memorial with 6 last names crammed into the maiden and/or last name space.
Find A Grave suggests;
The 'last name' is the name that is on the headstone. Include other married names as part of the biography section. The 'maiden name' space is only for her maiden name.

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August and Lena Rocca
Hi there,

I recently posted pictures of their graves at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in case you're interested. Have a great day!

Added by neenee379 on Jul 11, 2017 1:08 AM
Timothy Paul Mooseau # 114279872

Iím so glad you resubmitted your edit suggestion for Timothy Paul MooseauÖemphasis on the middle name of Paul. I think I was working in reverse order this evening. I accepted your first edit suggestion and then went looking for confirmation. I knew immediately I should have done things the other way around.

When I went looking on Ancestry, this is what I found:

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Death, Burial, Cemetery & Obituaries
Name: Tim Paul Mooseau
Birth: 2 Jun 1955 - Santa Barbara, California
Death: 12 Oct 1974
Civil: 4 Jan 1975

California Birth Index, 1905-1995
Birth, Baptism & Christening
Name: Timothy Alfred Mooseau
Birth: 2 Jun 1955 - Ventura, California

I figure the odds of two people named Timothy Mooseau being born on the same day have to be quite high, but they do have two different middle names. Iíve changed the birthplace back to just California. With conflicting information, I donít know what else to do.

If you would like the memorial transferred to you, that would be fine with me. I am not related to him in any way.


Added by Carol on Jul 11, 2017 12:34 AM
Anna Jaech
I appreciate the spirit in which you conduct yourself here! Thank you for many days spent at work (I know they were enjoyable.)
I'm curious. Why name a cemetery in the Bay area Colma? My ggg-aunt, Colma Williams Cave, was the wife of Richard Cave who was a very early settler-entrepreneur in Humbolt county. He was murdered at Salmon River Bar for his gold. His sons carried out the family plan to establish the first sawmill in northern California.
Colma Williams Cave was the aunt of Mary Mock Williams' husband, and early journalist, John Amos Williams. He's special to me.
There is probably no connection whatsoever; but I am always curious. Colma Cave is buried in Arcata.
Added by Anna Jaech on Jul 06, 2017 8:40 PM
The memorial is not a duplicate, it is a cenptaph. Thanks.
Added by Quietude on Jun 04, 2017 11:49 PM
Thomas Lang
Just thought I would say HI, It's been awhile!
I read you transferred 20K+ back to F-G.
Added by Thomas Lang on May 22, 2017 6:49 PM
Bill Cheatham
John William Inman
I'm inclined to think John William was buried at Hebron Cem. in Anderson Co., since most of his other family members are buried in Anderson Co. On the other hand, Sherman & Herman's father John William Inman had roots in Mercer Co., hence their burial at Mount Hebron in Mercer Co. Best regards, Bill C.
Added by Bill Cheatham on Feb 26, 2017 4:52 AM
Bill Cheatham
Thank you for the updates, links and two transfers. Best regards, Bill C.
Added by Bill Cheatham on Feb 26, 2017 4:48 AM
Annette Abbott
James Rhoda Stone
Do you have any information about a daughter James Stone had during his first marriage to Elizabeth mchaney? Her name was Rhoda and stone Smith. Do you know when she passed away? I am trying to determine to the mother of my great-great-grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Smith was. Records say it was Rhoda Stone Smith but census records and the birthdate listed on Sarah's death certificates do not match up. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated and I will give you more information as needed.
Added by Annette Abbott on Dec 04, 2016 6:56 PM
Rachel Keller
Cemetery photo
Photo for Mrs. Roope. Thank you for alerting me to the new photo. Greatly appreciated and note has been deleted.
Added by Rachel Keller on Nov 20, 2016 7:20 AM
RE: What?
related not me either. I just meant we both make a lot of memorials most of them not for our family. Just always like to touch bases before I accept edits. BJ
Added by B J on Oct 31, 2016 5:00 PM
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