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Kerry (#48011981)
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Bio Photo FINDAGRAVE is a COLLABORATIVE website; Collaboration is working with each other to do a task and to achieve shared goals. It is a recursive process where two or more people or organizations work together to realize shared goals.

Findagrave has become a godsend to many small cemeteries as they don't have the funds to digitize records, nor the funding for a website.

Checking out findagrave? Sending an edit? See a memorial with no grave photo? PLEASE click the "request photo" button if no marker photo and no notation that it is unmarked. THANK YOU!

I create memorials from cemetery records so family members can easier find their loved ones final resting place in the future. Cemetery records have those burials that have no marker. When I was new to findgrave, I didn't think the plot info was important. Now I see it differently. If someone is using findagrave to find their family members and have no plot info, it doesn't help them. My goal is for them to be found, I always like to add the plot info, or the GPS reading.

Additions and corrections are always welcome. I have permission from the local newspaper to post obituaries.

I transfer memorials in accordance with Find A Grave's published guidelines. If you request a transfer, please include your relationship to the person who is the subject of the memorial; along with your member # using the send other correction link. Please send edits & Corrections by clicking the "EDIT" tab on the memorial page, select the category of your edit and submit.

If you have been creating duplicates or BU’s, it’s more than likely fellow gravers are NOT too interested in limiting how many duplicate/BU notices they send in a week. It's much easier for you to delete them when you get the notification. You can refuse to delete your duplicates, however, it's only a matter of time that admin deletes/merges with the original.

It's NOT about the #'s....It's about documenting final resting place so family members can be found easier in the future. Someday, the family member who has been in charge of research and family archives will die, and their “stuff” may—or may NOT—be special to the next generation. If that next generation decides to put those boxes on the curb for the garbage man—that’s it. It’s gone. Forever. But if you scan, share, post, and label, it will live on. Forever; It won’t matter who found it, who owned it, who had it first. It will matter that it was preserved.

Please feel free to copy any pics I have posted on either findagrave or ancestry. I scanned and posted my family photos for the family members of the subjects in the photos so they can have pics that they might not have. I also buy portrait pics at antique stores, ask me if I still have the hard copy.

I send a TON of edits: When I come across relevant info during my research I pass it on. It is up to your discretion if you want to add it. There is absolutely NO reason anyone should be offended if someone sent an edit or suggested a correction, family member or not.

There are way too many uncooperative memorial managers on findagrave; whether it's a within guidelines transfer, or you want to add a bio, these members refuse to transfer or add info.. if you run into one, please report them to, also send bios to admin asking them to add it. If you are too busy to properly manage the memorials you created transfer them to someone who has time. This BS of ignoring info that has been sent, and refusing to add it needs to come to a screeching halt..

I would like to state that if a contributor refuses to accept sacs, edits, and bios submitted to memorials under their care, perhaps they should be transferring them, even if it is out of guide lines, instead of refusing to add the info. This simple little thing would go a long way in reducing duplicate entries, and some of the negativity that is on here. It's so very laughable, the stories I hear from family members that are frustrated that a contributor won't transfer their family member, or add info they send, without full documentation. When the family member requests admin add the info, which they do, then the memorial creator goes back and deletes it?? WTH? just transfer it! It's not your family.

Please familiarize yourself with the findagrave FAQS by clicking the link in the left column, help with findagrave". Whether you agree with them or not, they are the rules for this website.

All un-kind messages get forwarded to findgrave admin.

Recognize online nitpicking, unjustified criticism or faultfinding for what it is: harassment and bullying. Report it to FindAGrave. There is no reason anyone should hound or harass you. If you are threatened or harassed, take online screen shots or snips to document incidents and forward them to FindAGrave or your local authorities without haste.

Findagrave admin can see all messages that have been posted publicly, or sent privately via the edit tab, even if they have been deleted.
I am no longer physically able to "mow the rows." Feel free to copy any pic/info I have posted. You do not need to give me credit. If you have taken a picture of a headstone that is of better quality than the one I posted, please post it and let me know so I can remove the one I added.

You do not need to give me credit for any info I may pass on to you. I don't do this for the credit or the numbers, I do it to help others find and connect to their people, which is how I discovered findagrave myself.

Before there was a rule against it. I added many obituary scans to memorials from our local newspapers mid 1800's and early 1900's. I have now attempted to go back and transcribe all of these into the bio area. Unfortunately it is very difficult to find ones that are not on my own memorials. If you find one please bring it to my attention and I will transcribe it and send it to the memorial manager. Thank you for your help.

Many believe that the marker transcription field needs to stay blank if you can read the marker. I say, you may be able to read it today, but how about 20, 40, 60, 100 years from now? I always fill in all the blanks IF I can.

Use the Edit System, that is why it's there.

Please do NOT add scanned obits to memorials under my care. Click "send other correction" and send me a link to the obit and I will transcibe it.. Thanks much
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Gale Tomsen
Hi, Kerry,
Thanks for your work on Gale Tomsen, the four-year-old boy who drowned in the South Palouse in 1916. I read in your entry that there is a memorial for him in Farr Cemetery. I've been there and couldn't find it, and the head of Parks and Rec. just took me to Odd Fellows Cemetery, where there are unidentified grave markers. He hadn't found any record of it. We were wondering where you got the information on that. I'm writing about Gale for the Whitman County Historical Society. I suspect they might have attended a local church, where I could find more information, or maybe they just put a wooden cross or something for him at Farr. His mother was poor and was raising five kids.Thanks in advance for any help you can provide! The society wanted pictures, and I will have a photo of Gale's mother (sent by her daughter) but the house seems to have been torn down long ago, and we can't find any marker.
Added by Andalucia on Sep 26, 2017 11:35 AM
RE: Abbie Benson Evans 124695952
K, It took me awhile to figure out what you were asking. The photo you referred to "circle" is a cemetery photo of the front (SE) portion of the cemetery. Abbie is buried up on the hill in the western portion, either in A, B, or C section. --ddh
Added by ddh on Sep 23, 2017 11:11 AM
RE: Requests to link Spence and Bean
Hello Kerry,
Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, I have been unable to locate where the parents are buried. I know where they were when they died, near Union in Rock County Wisconsin but theirs and the oldest son's burial locations remain a mystery I would love to solve. Sarah Vaughn Bean's death date is a bit vague. She is alive when mentioned in a family letter Feb 7, 1858 but her husband, Edward F. Bean is a widower at the time of the death of their son Enoch G. on December 12, 1859. Edward died May 22, 1863 at their farm near Union, Rock Co leaving their remaining 10 children (6 under the age of 18) without either of their parents. Oldest brother Enoch's gravesite is also a mystery and I believe all three are buried either on the farm site or nearby. Is there any provision for adding family members to Find A Grave without having a specific grave site located? I know the burial locations of 9 of their 11 children and sure would like to be able to link them together. Thanks in advance for any further assistance you can offer. Sherrie
Added by Sherrie on Sep 18, 2017 4:38 AM
photo request
William Isaac STRIKER. Valley View Cemetery, Agassiz BC.
I have been to the cemetery and found the gravesite at plot A 6 1 A01, beside John Wellington STRIKER (A02). There is an old cement headstone but it is unreadable. I can try cleaning it to see if it becomes readable if you would like me to pursue this. I would appreciate a reply. Thanks.
Added by Valerie on Sep 04, 2017 1:13 AM
Joan Endsley
Abraham R. Endsley
Kerry, thanks a bunch for the obituary of Abraham R. Endsley. I really appreciate it.
Added by Joan Endsley on Sep 02, 2017 10:07 PM
RE: Clipping removals
THANKS, on the MECHLING obits.... NO HURRY, and ONLY if you have time, AND. are there anyway!!!
Added by Caral on Sep 01, 2017 4:10 PM
Clipping removals
Greetings, Accomplished, removals of abt 10 -- sorry for the need to search'n'find them.
Am still looking for obits on the MECHLING, in case you even come across.
Aithlon Walter -d 1925
Bessie (HILL) -d 1932
Aithlon Presley -d 1958
Charlotte Elizabeth "aka: Lottie, L E

THANKS! And great success in re-construction Colfax Cem. Quite a taske!

Caral (#3288427)
Added by Caral on Sep 01, 2017 3:24 PM
RE: About mail to find a grave
I Thank You!! For all your help dear lady. You have been such a big huge help. I learned my lesson that is for sure. See, you can learn old dogs new tricks, lots of laughs. You take care and stay safe.
From Kay
Added by Starfire on Aug 31, 2017 7:34 PM
RE: Marie Hoffman in Holy Trinity?
Good points! Just noticed you have a scad of requests so this one certainly would get lost in the "pile".

Memorial #90370221 is for a Marie Hoffman, died maybe Aug. 20, 1883, buried in Holy Trinity Church Cemetery, on Wisconsin Cty Hwy NN, New Denmark, WI.

Have contacted Joanne Morehouse who created the memorial 19May2012 as well as the Holy Trinity Parish office for help.

Located a phone number for a possible Holy Trinity Cemetery sexton so will try giving him a buzz today.

Bulldog #48613961
Added by Bulldog on Aug 31, 2017 4:22 AM
Anthony Whittley
Hugh Owen Evans
Thanks for the additional info on Hugh. I have added it to his bio.

Added by Anthony Whittley on Aug 29, 2017 4:07 PM
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