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Beth Martin (#47486969)
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I am interested in multiple families, most of whom are in the Ohio/Pensylvania/Illinois area. Primary last name interests: Barth, Dillhoefer, Dister/Diester, Eckhardt, Hanna, Ilg, LeComte/LeCompte, Litle, Martin, Nunn, Poux, Robinson/Robison, Schier/Scheer/Schear, Steyer/Stier, Sutton, and Westfall.

I have just started adding memorials from a very large cemetery, Crown Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum in Twinsburg OH. Due to its size, many people within it are still undocumented. All I am able to add at the moment is the information I find on their headstone, and a picture of said headstone. As such, if you want to make corrections, or wish to manage the memorial yourself please feel free to ask. It would make me very happy to see the bare-bones records transform into something amazing.

All photos I post of grave markers were taken by me. I give permission for anyone to use these photos. Nothing makes me happier than to see something I added be utilized in a family tree.

Any portraits will say under the portrait whether or not you have my permission to repost. Giving me credit is appreciated, primarily because I may have similar photos and it's useful for people tracking down their tree.

I love how with Findagrave you can essentially connect the world. It is the only place where a whole family tree can be found - without duplicates - and I think that's amazing. I therefore have started adding ancestors and distant relations of mine whose burial locations are known, and submitting edits to connect existing memorials to their family.

Because accuracy is so important to me, I never submit an edit or revision unless I'm 100% certain that information is correct. That doesn't mean I'm infallible of course. I am happy to discuss any edits both at my personal email and on my message board. I really work hard not to spread misinformation, so let me know if you think anything I have is incorrect. I avoid submitting edits for contested information (for example, someone's birth date being seen on 4 different days in various records. No way to prove which is accurate.)

Thanks, and feel free to contact me at any time with questions you may have. Genealogy is my passion, and I am more than happy to help out with anything - brick walls, research tips, etc. I would make this my living if I could. Nothing makes me happier than to help someone discover a part of their Ancestor's story.

You may find my family tree on Ancestry as well. It's called the Ilg-Martin Family Tree. All sources are cited.
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Messages left for Beth Martin (65)[Leave Message]
RE: Fannie McGrue Memorial# 91066987
Wonderful! Glad I could be of help. I appreciate your note! :)
Added by BjJ on Apr 01, 2017 1:20 PM
Gloria Johnson Gallagher
Thank you so much for giving me the info on her parents names, I wasn't sure, that is why I had possibly the daughter of, but so glad I can say for sure... Appreciate your help!
Mexico, MO
Added by Marty on Mar 18, 2017 8:08 AM
RE: Gunder Johnson # 85275819
Thank you for the data concerning this family. I am unrelated and personally have no relationship. If you would like, I would be happy to transfer to you.

Larry :-)
Added by Larry on Feb 20, 2017 2:01 PM
Janice Lapp
RE: Catharine Thomas
You are Welcome....Thanks for taking care of the note....There was a Ruth Ann Steyer in school @ Fresno when I was & her parents where John & Emma Steyer, if that helps any.....
Added by Janice Lapp on Feb 08, 2017 9:23 AM
RE: Litle - Update
You're welcome. I'm sure you'll take care of his site. I'm always happy to turn sites over to relatives no matter how far back the relationship goes. Think it is a silly rule to limit what family can have a site transferred to them.

I usually try to keep my messages to a minimum as I can't find ones waaaayyyyy back if I needed to. HA HA!!

Added by klassikat on Jan 25, 2017 4:34 PM
RE: Litle - Update
I'm going to turn him over to you since he is related and then when you do find more info...clarification or otherwise, you can fix his site.

Take care.

Added by klassikat on Jan 25, 2017 4:09 PM
RE: Litle - Update is more confusion. The cemetery has his last name listed as "Little". :( But this is the info they provided.

"He is interred in 1-H-5 # 160. I don't know where you got the information that the grave was a dual interment one. John is the only person in that grave. We have his last name as "Little" not "Litle" and we show a middle initial of "D" for him. John was interred on August 28th, 1912. The burial permit was issued on August 26th, 1912."

So....which is correct...Litle or Little. Probably need the actual death certificate to see correct spelling?

I'll fix the plot information and put the D in place of the C. Not sure about changing the last name spelling...yet.

Your thoughts?
Added by klassikat on Jan 25, 2017 2:40 PM
RE: Litle
My eyes are @@@@@...hehehe. I'll contact the cemetery and see what I can find out. Usually when I add someone with plot location, I received the information from the cemetery including the death year. But I looked ALL THROUGH my records that I keep and couldn't find anything.

I'll let you know what I find out from the cemetery. Might take several days. :(.


Added by klassikat on Jan 24, 2017 7:29 PM
Hi, Well....I'm a bit confused too. The Washington State Digital Archives show his middle initial as D. But Ancestry records have his middle initial as C on the 1900, 1910 Census record and the family trees have him as Clark. Sometimes the WA Stat Digi's don't transcribe the hard copy well as the writing of the name may be sloppy or very fancy and they couldn't really decipher it correctly.

The 1910 census shows children as Martha J. (abt 12) and May I. (about 8). Do those names link to your John D. Litle? Was your John D. a contractor/carpenter? In the 1909 city directory, that is what is shown for his occupation. John C would have been about 67 at that time.

In the 1912 city directory, there is a John D. Litle with wife Velma J. He was a brakeman. On John D.'s WA Select Death Certificate, it lists a son as Arthur.

So I don't know. And I'm fairly confident that the John Litle I listed won't have a memorial marker as many in that section don't.

That's about all I know. I guess the only possible way to find out is call the cemetery and see if there is a middle initial for John Litle who died in 1912 or send for a death certificate in hopes it shows his birth/death and middle initial?

On Ancestry a John D. married a lady named Amanda and she was listed on the SSDI information.

What family/relative names do you have that are linked to your John D. Litle? I'll see what I can find.

So I am at a loss as to know which is correct. Any suggestions?

Sorry for jumping around with "relationships". :)


Added by klassikat on Jan 24, 2017 6:12 PM
Caryl Gibson
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 149110131
Hi Beth,

Just wanted to let you know that I submitted the parents of Elva Eckenrode Williams after discovering them listed on her marriage license to Thomas L. Williams. Also, she is listed in the 1920 & 1940 census records as living with her parents and siblings.

Thanks for adding my updates.

Added by Caryl Gibson on Jan 15, 2017 11:47 AM
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