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Bill Kapaun (#47698263)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo **************************************************
I grew up in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho and attended St. Thomas & IHM for 10 years.
I lived right behind St. Thomas church, leaving in 1967.
I currently live in Albany, OR.

Have added over 600 new St. Thomas memorials from the May 2012 "shoot". Also added about 700 marker pictures to existing memorials.
Many of the St. Thomas pictures I've added were supplied by Jim Makovec (of Idaho Jims used books) and also, many were supplied by Mike Ransom.
Thanks for the help shooting the cemetery guys!

Jim Makovec is the person that originally "inventoried" the cemetery in 1996, with his then, young daughter. He had to spend MANY hours walking the cemetery to make this list which Rob Minteer used.

Mike Ransom runs the website and is/will be an invaluable source for local family genealogy.

Rob Minteer has transferred (6-15-2012) his 1500+ names into my care, so I'll be better able to link families together etc. THANKS for your work Rob!

Thanks to ALL 3 of these guys!

I've also had a few memorials transferred to me from Collen Turnbow English and Michael Young.

IF you have a better picture, please use it and I'll delete mine.

If you have corrections or links to family members, PLEASE submit them. I want to be as "complete" as I can.

Transfer requests for your family members are gladly given. (less for me to edit etc.)
HOWEVER- If I feel you just "collect" memorials and expend little effort to contribute to FAG, I'll probably deny a transfer.
I'm more than willing to add links or bios, so use the Edit Tab.

For my family members, please be more closely related, younger or more enthusiastic than me.

Picture credit:
I don't want my pictures used for commercial use, such as etc. Without giving me credit!
I took them for free and don't want to see someone else profit from my work. IF they charge others to see them, please make it obvious THEY don't OWN them.

For non commercial use, feel free to use them. A picture credit to me would be appreciated, but not necessary.

In the case of my demise, please transfer all my memorials to-
Mike Ransom (#47733418)
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 • 1,018 Memorials Added
 • 2,344 Memorials Managed
 • 3 Memorials/Week
 • 4,505 Photos
 • 24 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 45 Virtual Flowers
 • 3 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 9 Fame Ratings
 • 11 Friends
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Messages left for Bill Kapaun (67)[Leave Message]
RE: Jalbert et al-
Thanks Bill. I'm new at this, but hopefully will get the hang of it quickly. Who knows, perhaps you haven't heard the last from me yet. Mia Devereaux-Wolff
Added by Mia on Jan 09, 2017 12:40 PM
High Plains
Frances Satler
Thank you for the heads up on the duplicate memorial!

Happy 2017!

Best wishes,
High Plains :)
Added by High Plains on Jan 04, 2017 4:31 PM
Bob Neugebauer
St. Philip Neri edits
I approved all of your edits. It is wonderful that you are adding this information. I intend to go to that cemetery again soon and photograph the new graves from the past year.

My one thought is that none of these people came from Ukraine. That area was Russia in the 1700's and 1800's. It is now Ukraine but it was NOT then.
In my research I always put down Russia for this area unless it is after WWI.
Added by Bob Neugebauer on Oct 10, 2016 9:29 AM
Lorna Dunham DiRe
William Torgerson
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Lorna Dunham DiRe on Feb 19, 2016 11:54 AM
Lorna Dunham DiRe
RE: Helen McFarland
Yes you may transfer Helen to my care...she was family.
My contributor #47953743

Thank you for creating her memorial. It is greatly appreciated.
Lorna DiRe
Added by Lorna Dunham DiRe on Feb 08, 2016 6:33 PM
RE: Holy Cross
Well thank you so much. I still have several to go--hope you will find more! Blessings
Added by PassingTime on Dec 26, 2015 7:31 PM
Julie {Palmer} Clark
RE: Zaida
Lol......I know! This is Julie.....I do most of the research & Jerry enjoys it:) We just returned from wintering in Lake Havasu City AZ.......our 1st time there.....not sure we'll return for more than a couple of weeks at most; we figured out we're not exactly fond of the desert! If there's ever anything we can do for you in our area (Eastern WA, etc), be sure to let us know! Julie
Added by Julie {Palmer} Clark on Mar 25, 2015 2:51 PM
Julie {Palmer} Clark
RE: Zaida Clark
Wow! We didn't know she had a twin! Thanks so much Bill for your msg & the additional info; We really appreciate all your work on this site.

Julie & Jerry Clark
Added by Julie {Palmer} Clark on Mar 25, 2015 2:38 PM
Gloria Beasley Arnold
RE: Photo
Added by Gloria Beasley Arnold on Mar 24, 2015 3:38 PM
Ann Gilmore
Patrick Tierney
St Thomas Cemetery

Patrick - Thanks for the info on 2 of the children of Patrick and Eliza. The links are now in place.
Added by Ann Gilmore on Feb 27, 2015 8:03 PM
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