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Ray Downing (#46523418)
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Bio Photo Genealogy hobbiest since 1997. Started with about 40 names, and my database is now over 6,000. Great fun discovering new ancestors! Please...if you have ANY connection to those I have entered, do contact me and let's exchange further information.
Also willing to photograph grave sites in southern Nevada/southwestern Utah. Give me a shout.
Any grave photograph that I have entered has been taken by me, and you may use them yourself in any way you care to. As far as I'm concerned, they are NOT copyrighted. Also, if you wish to take ownership of an entry I made, please let me know and I'll be glad to comply.
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Charles C Riter
Charles and Hannah had a third and their oldest son, Arthur S Riter born Aug 20, 1857 in Appanoose Township, Hancock, Ill
His death was May 11, 1882 also in Appanoose. His wife was Iantha Bell Jones. This Arthur S. Riter appears with Charles and Hannah Margaret in the 1960 and 1970 census. He should not be confused with Arthur L Riter of a different Riter family. His children were Zula D Riter (1879-1944) and Charles W Riter (1881-1967)
Added by AmberDani on Jul 05, 2017 11:15 PM
Toliver & Mattie Downing
Hi Ray, I have processed the edit you sent for Toliver.
I would be glad to transfer him, and Mattie, to you if you would like.
Added by Elizabeth on May 20, 2017 8:04 AM
Dan Oh
RE: Downing connections
Never. Edits give me something to do in the evenings instead of watching nothing on TV or listening to the news....
Added by Dan Oh on May 17, 2017 5:30 AM
Dan Oh
RE: eliza downing
Added by Dan Oh on Apr 14, 2017 9:44 AM
Dan Oh
eliza downing

should the date be updated? You could remove the flowers as I put it in the bio section.

BTW- shortly, all of the Chester County Townships will be in the drop down box. I'm working with a super file manager. Probably there by next week. A - L is already out there, so West Whiteland will be available soon.
Added by Dan Oh on Apr 13, 2017 5:04 PM
Carl Fritz
Elvera Mae Redfield
I noticed you left flowers for Elvira. She was my 1st cousin 1x removed. Her Mother Dorothy Fritz Schnarr was my Great Aunt. I didnt know they existed untill i started doing my family history. Do you have any more info on them?
Carl Fritz
Added by Carl Fritz on Oct 01, 2016 4:51 AM
RE: Orthodox Cemetery
Hi Ray,

Sorry for any confusion! Those several Hoopes at Old Caln should be in this cemetery here, the Caln Friends Orthodox Cemetery:
Added by Flababo on Jun 15, 2015 12:33 PM
Marilynn Johnson
Lucien Redfield
Hi, I added your information pertaining to Lucian on his bio. "Genealogical History of the Redfield Family in the United States", by John H. Redfield, 1860, with his parents and six siblings.
Thank you,
Marilynn Johnson
Added by Marilynn Johnson on Jun 11, 2015 1:21 PM
Dan Oh
RE: James Moore
I looked for an obit today and didn't find it at the CCHS.
Added by Dan Oh on Nov 13, 2014 3:32 PM
Dan Oh
James F. Moore

I added the death certificate to this entry. can not find a veteran's burial card for him, so your flower note is still not proven.
Added by Dan Oh on Nov 12, 2014 8:17 PM
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