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William Roha (#47313371)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 23 days
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Submitting a SAC ("Suggest a Correction" on the Edit tab) is ONLY way to give me the information I need for corrections or transfer requests. I will not make changes from public messages. Please don't make me turn off public messages. (Public messages don't have the necessary links to do changes efficiently.)

I am giving priority to edits done the "new" (Dec 2013) way using the individual options for dates, names, etc. rather than the old-style "Suggest any other correction or addition". I recognize the deficiency of not being able to add a note to me with the new-style. The beta testers lobbied to have that removed. If you think it should be restored, go to the forums and lobby for it.

I have entered a number of memorials from cemetery registers. I know these are incomplete (and possibly incorrect.) You may send SACs as fast and frequently as you like. You do NOT need to limit yourself to 20/week or any fixed number per day.

I am more than willing to consider the transfer of any memorials I have entered to others who have a closer relationship, especially if the intent is to improve the data here instead of just collecting relatives. Please state your relationship in the SAC when requesting a transfer. If you can't put the relationship in words, perhaps I should retain management of the memorial until someone more closely related requests it. I'm looking for an exact relationship, not "my great-grandmother was a Smith". (If you want management simply to consolidate your relatives, take a look at Virtual Cemeteries as a way to do this.)

And please don't tell me the reason you want management is so you can link to parents and spouse. It makes me think you either don't know how to use Suggest a Correction to request such updates or you doubt my ability to create the link.

Again, please don't send corrections to my e-mail. Use the Edit/Suggest a Correction on the memorial.

I (may) have removed my e-mail from normal display since that seems to be the only way to avoid having transfer requests or other corrections sent directly to that address. If you want to contact me for another reason, I use gmail and my ID there is billroha.

I normally make changes from Suggest a Correction within 24 hours. Sometimes it may be longer if I'm on an extended trip. If it gets near the 30-day maximum time, feel free to send another Suggest a Correction.

Earlham Cemetery photographs:
At one point local photographers had whittled the list down to 10 requests.
11/22/12 - 374
12/20/12 - 151
3/29/13 - 194
3/31/13 - 154
8/26/13 - 194
(Another contributor has photographed every memorial at Earlham Cemetery and is now in the long process of adding them. Once he finishes, I may take another look at checking out any remaining photo requests.)

Willliam updates
A pet peeve is misspelling "William". As of March 3, there were 1713 with 3Ls instead of 2. I sent updates for all of them. Status is:
3/11 911 pending, 7 declined
(The declined are from people who couldn't see there was a change. When explained to them, the change was made.)

From the Find A Grave FAQs:
What are your memorial naming conventions?


Suffixes and Prefixes do not belong in any Name Field.

Maiden Name
Maiden name of a married individual, if known (otherwise leave blank)

I naively assumed that knowing the FindAGrave standards for names would make a difference to some. Lesson learned. For those who care:

FindAGrave naming conventions

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Bob C.
RE: Was 1923 a typo?
Yes. Looks like 1923 was a typo🙄. Good catch👍.

As for the last name of Gravitt: it's possible it could have been another married name. I'll research more. . . .

Thanks!
-Bob
Added by Bob C. on Mar 12, 2017 10:38 AM
Janet S
Maude Isabelle Girty
I like the way you updated Maude's memorial. The death date of March 30 was obtained from the Indiana Death Certificate.
Thanks, Janet
Added by Janet S on Mar 07, 2017 9:30 AM
Kim York
Find A Grave Memorial# 66408699
I would like to be able to make a few changes to James page, and the ability to link him with his sister. They are buried side by side. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Kim York
Added by Kim York on Mar 05, 2017 9:49 AM
Janet S
RE: Maude Isabelle Girty
I agree with you that the tombstone appears to read "Maude". The marriage records from Wayne County, Indiana in 1888 list her name as "Maud". The census records from 1900 and 1910 show "Maude". Her death certificate lists "Maud". Without a birth record, it's hard to know which is correct. It's your memorial so feel free to keep it consistent with the tombstone.
Thanks, Janet
Added by Janet S on Feb 28, 2017 11:03 AM
Fantasticus
RE: Florence Dickinson
According to her death certificate on Ancestry.com

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60716&h=2653458&ssrc=pt&tid=17457374&pid=160052865561&usePUB=true

I don't know about you but, I am finding more and more tombstones where the birth year is incorrect. Its as if the engraver just read the deceased person's obituary..."Miss Smith died in 1963 at the age of 74." and then the subtract the age from the year of death (1963-74=1889). However, if you subtract the her date of birth date (21 Jul 1888) from her date of death (21 Jan 1963) you'll see she was 74 when she died.
Added by Fantasticus on Feb 07, 2017 1:41 PM
Fantasticus
RE: Florence Dickinson
According to her death certificate on Ancestry.com

http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60716&h=2653458&ssrc=pt&tid=17457374&pid=160052865561&usePUB=true

I don't know about you but, I am finding more and more tombstones where the birth year is incorrect. Its as if the engraver just read the deceased person's obituary..."Miss Smith died in 1963 at the age of 74." and then the subtract the age from the year of death (1963-74=1889). However, if you subtract the her date of birth date (21 Jul 1888) from her date of death (21 Jan 1963) you'll see she was 74 when she died.
Added by Fantasticus on Feb 07, 2017 1:41 PM
Ted Crayne
RE: Wallace Rodger
Wallace Rodger Moore is not my Wallace Horace Moore. Wallace Horace was born 3 Jul 1919 in Newcastle, Henry County and died 17 Mar 1998 in Newcastle, Henry County, IN. He was the son of Charles Austin Moore and Susan Marie Favorite and the husband of Marjorie Alice Appleton. Wallace Horace Moore was cremated at the Robert Loose Crematory in Newcastle on March 19. Sources are Walace's birth record, death certificate and marriage certificate. If I can be of any further assistance, please feel free to let me know through my email address: tcrayne@comcast.net
Added by Ted Crayne on Jan 29, 2017 8:39 PM
K. Williams
Memorial# 73896476 Jesse Floyd Wages
I am unable to correct Date of Birth as you requested. DOB is Jan. 29, 1948, per http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/53963/JESSE-F-WAGES. ...Thank you for all the work you've done!
Added by K. Williams on Jan 29, 2017 4:02 PM
Martie Groome
Many thanks
Thank you so much for all the recent edits. As you can see I am on the trail of my Rees/Ryan ancestors in Earlham Cemetery. Thank you for all of your work. As you can see you have been instrumental in my research and I wanted you to know how much I appreciate it.

Martie Groome
North Carolina
Added by Martie Groome on Jan 23, 2017 8:13 PM
Carl Catherman
Anita Mathis
Thank you very much for adding the bio note. I appreciate your quick response.
Added by Carl Catherman on Jan 08, 2017 5:06 PM
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