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Debra A. Felger (#47138953)
 member for 8 years, 20 days
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Bio Photo I live in Columbiana County in Northeastern Ohio. Since I started my family history research, I have been amazed at the unknown family members I have found so close to my home. I want to honor them by adding them to this site. Thank you to all who place flowers on their memorials. I am a member of the Columbiana County and Mahoning County Chapters of the Ohio Genealogical Society.

Researching: Felger, Naughton, Stanyard, Miller, Bailey, Lind, Lynn/Linn, Sherry, Cranston, Forney, Stallsmith, Huch, Hull, Hauptmann, VanFossan/VanFossen, Stump, Strasser, Thoman, Summer(s), Baker, Hartje, & Rukenbrod (to name a few).

I have been working closely with my cousin, Joseph Chaplow, and some of my entries are his family. Preference on transfers will go to him.

PLEASE, if you are going to require documentation for edit changes, provide a means of contact on your profile other than a public message or SAC. I can't post a death certificate or obituary to them. Common sense?

PLEASE DO NOT USE MY PERSONAL PHOTOS. Any other use or republishing of them is not permitted. If you have an interest in someone, please email me. However, you may copy any headstone picture I've added for your own family tree use. The exception would be using my photos when creating a duplicated FindaGrave memorial. A notation that I was the photographer would be appreciated, if only to assist others who may want to contact me about family. I've received a lot of help in obtaining family headstone pictures from other researchers and want to pay it forward. Thank you.

Please check the cemetery before you make an entry to avoid duplications. I welcome any corrections to information I have entered. I try to be as accurate as possible, but sometimes receive conflicting information. Please don't be surprised, shocked, or outraged by an error. I'm human. PLEASE use the suggest a correction tab on the individual memorial. Changes won't be made from messages posted on this page. I cannot add children as links if I don't know where they are buried. Amazingly, I've been asked to do this.

I usually transfer out-of-guidelines unless it's someone in my family or the requester does not transfer their own entries in that manner. I have been asked to transfer memorials to contributors who are not closely related only to read in their bios that they strictly adhere to the transfer guidelines. I will only transfer my family members according to the guidelines. I will not do mass transfers of a surname. DO NOT ASK FOR A TRANSFER OF ONE OF MY RELATIVES IF YOU STATE IN YOUR BIO THAT YOU WILL NOT TRANSFER YOURS. Please remember...just because you are related to someone doesn't mean someone else isn't. Please see F-A-G guidelines regarding transfers. *"The goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it." It is not necessary to request a transfer in order to add information or links to family. I can do that.

I ask you to remember that the members of this site are volunteers, both for entries and photo requests. They spend time and money to do this out of a love of the past, to memorialize those who have gone before, and in remembrance of beloved family members. It requires cooperation and teamwork. If you don't like to do these things, I respectfully ask that you choose another hobby.

Another contributor posted this: I support a spirit of cooperation among the contributors to FindaGrave and appreciate the edits, additions and suggestions you make to the memorials I've posted. However, in that same spirit of cooperation, a simple suggestion or correction will do...I do not respond well to sarcasm, ridicule, shaming techniques, or anger. I am amazed that anyone on this site would use such behavior. A sense of humor goes a long way with me.

"Genealogy, begins as an interest, becomes a hobby, continues as an avocation and in the last stages, is an incurable disease."
Author Unknown

I found this on the profile of another contributor: A fellow by the name of Banksey is credited with a quote. What he said goes something like this: You die twice. Once when you stop breathing... and a second time... later on... when your name is said for the last time.

***Please remember this precious child and his family: Camden Fairchild.***

***Please remember this young man, a Fallen Graver, who loved what he did and helped many people: Coady Hatlen. He is missed.***

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4

"Do not stand on my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave & cry;
I am not there, I did not die."
~Mary Frye

Scatter me not to the restless winds
Nor toss my ashes to the sea.
Remember now those years gone by
When loving gifts I gave to thee.
Remember now the happy times
The family ties are shared.
Don't leave my resting place unmarked
As though you never cared.
Deny me not one final gift
For all who came to see.
A simple lasting proof that says
I loved and you loved me.
(by D.H.Cramer)
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b artz
eleanor wehr
thank you for finding a duplicate i made. i deleted one of them.i added you to my friends list..i lile your profile.
Added by b artz on Jun 09, 2017 6:00 PM
Kenneth Baird
RE: Cousins
Thanks for the reply. I'm not much of an historian, just trying to digitize our family albums. Guess you found me on Facebook, been posting some up there. Just a guy who is getting dangerous with my scanner. Contact me if you need info or anything really I guess. Nice to meet you. Ken Baird
Added by Kenneth Baird on Mar 25, 2017 9:42 PM
Kenneth Baird
Debra thank you for leaving a message. I am new here and don't quite know how to use the site. I have been digitizing the Baird Family Albums and there may be a photo in there that I can share with you if you may want to. If you look on my public Facebook page I have been posting the albums there. My profile picture is a big green pepper I grew in my garden. If you need anything or Need family info I would be glad to help. Sorry it took 3 years for me to join and see your message.
God Bless You
Ken Baird
Added by Kenneth Baird on Mar 24, 2017 9:50 PM
Madison 👑
Noah michael Fake
Hi,Debbie Just wanted to thank you for sponsoring Noah's memorial. Noah's grandparents said thank you very much for thinking about their little angel.
Added by Madison 👑 on Feb 21, 2017 12:53 PM
Marcus Petersen
James & Emma Hauptman
Hi Debra,

These are my Great, Great Grandparents. I wonder if you know what section or area of Chestnut Grove Cemetery (Ashtabula, OH) they are buried in? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
Added by Marcus Petersen on May 04, 2016 1:37 PM
Janie Elms Matthews
Emmett George Hassler
The link you provided to his death certificate was invaluable. His descendant became a member of the DAR on December 5th.
Added by Janie Elms Matthews on Dec 27, 2015 6:27 AM
Janie Elms Matthews
RE: Emmett George Hassler
Thank you for your prompt reply with a link to the database for Ohio deaths. I've printed Emmett's DC for the DAR application, and the prospective member is overjoyed. I wasted countless hours using the family search of DCs when there was an easier way that you showed.
Added by Janie Elms Matthews on Oct 08, 2015 7:06 AM
Linda Bunch
Daniel Bailey
I got a note from mountainbiker.


My cousin, Hazel (Hewitt) Allen, was a history buff and left a considerable amount of family history. Her parents were John and Rose Bailey Hewitt. She had written that Daniel Bailey who married Hannah Leah Hewit had parents Abraham and Maria Magdalena Herber Bailey.

You report different parents for Daniel Bailey.

Do you suppose I could find a death certificate for him that would list his parents? Since he was killed in Walker County, Georgia at the Battle of Chicamaugua do you think a certificate was prepared?

Thank you.


Debbie do you have any clues for this information to clear our questions.

Added by Linda Bunch on Jul 21, 2015 1:16 PM
RE: Chauncey Seiter 86903892
Thank you for your patience as I am new at this and had never run into this particular problem before. And I learned something in the process! a win-win! I have removed the Greenlawn photo and posted it on the new site along with some others so I think we have everything as correct as is possible with the information currently available.
Added by wolfman on Apr 16, 2015 11:23 PM
Patricia Zeis
Harper - Oakdale
Hello, Debra,

I believe you are correct that the cemetery was changed for James after my memorial was created, inasmuch as the text states that the creator had no idea where James was interred. In any event, I deleted my bare-bones memorials for Martha and James after transferring the grave photos.

Thanks for the work you do. I am happy to make any edits you suggest, as I know they are well-researched.

Best regards,

Added by Patricia Zeis on Mar 23, 2015 11:40 AM
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