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Nancy Thompson (#46988183)
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Bio Photo My interest in genealogy began ten years ago when I started my Family Trees. Most of my relatives are from PA and OH. My research led me to join ROAGK in IA, where I volunteered to help others in their search for information. Since my retirement, I am now dedicating my time to entering information into "FAG". Hopefully some of the information and gravestone pictures will help others in their searches. If you note errors in my entries, please let me know by email and include "FAG" in the subject line. I hope my contributions add to the value of this important site.

Find a Grave has implemented a new way to submit Edits! Unfortunately, there are far too many members for Find a Grave to notify everyone via email, so it's up to us to get the word out. If every member posts this message (or similar) in their profile, hopefully we can help spread the word.

To suggest a correction (SAC) click on the edit tab of the memorial that needs to be corrected. Then click on the link which best describes where your edit should occur. Enter your correction, when you're done, click submit edit. Your request will be sent to the manager of the memorial and will appear in the managers' profile under the Edits tab.

Managers will no longer receive emails. They must go directly to their profile page and click on the Edits tab. Managers can approve, deny or ignore, suggested corrections. It's quick and easy!

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Requesting a transfer other corrections are still handled the same way. Click on "suggest any other correction or addition," type your message and press "send this message." The manager of the memorial will receive an email.
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Marsha Holder
Kimberly Hux
Hi Nancy, glad you found this big mistake. From her memorial, no links have been made. I notified the creator of the two sons of their mistake. John Wesley and William N. were listed as children but no husband. Thanks again. Marsha
Added by Marsha Holder on Mar 22, 2017 9:26 PM
Rick Thoman
Ida Greenland Rickabaugh
Thanks for the nudge. According to his death cert, Ida's husband Samuel was also buried at Beavertown Cemetery, so I've created his memorial. Rick
Added by Rick Thoman on Feb 25, 2017 6:28 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Mildred Wagstaff
No problem- I completely understand and I've run into a few of those people. My feeling is this- I don't have the time to research every change that comes up from people so I have to trust that they know what they're talking about.

If they're wrong, then I hope that I'll either come across the right info on my own later, or someone else will.

As for sources, this site started out many years ago as a grave site registration, only requiring the minimum of a name and death date. Since then it has evolved into one of the most widely-used resources for genealogy (especially since Ancestry can be expensive for many). The rules for F-A-G have changed over time in regards to what is acceptable and what isn't. I don't think being taken over by Ancestry has made things better in many areas, but that's my opinion.

They finally reversed their opinion about placing death certificates where photos are uploaded. Now they're accepted when before they weren't. Some people still don't like them because it makes the memorial look "ugly." I respect their wishes if they control that particular memorial, but for me, it's a source and I use them (although many are wrong and need backed up with alternate sources).

It's the same with obituaries. I'm a published author and I know about copyright law. If anyone puts an obituary on a memorial, as long as they properly cite the source there should be no problem no matter how old or recent it is. And as for living people being mentioned, if it's a problem, then they shouldn't be in the original obituary. Because that obituary is going to end up on-line via the newspaper's website, the funeral home's website, and from there, any reasonable expectation of privacy is lost and control of that information is gone.

It's all about how you cite the source. This site can be a wealth of information. I've seen every possible means of media have its' share of errors- wrong dates and information on headstones, obits, death certificates, census records, you name it, as I'm confident you, yourself have seen. So the more of these items that can be entered onto a memorial as possible, the better to help back up each other.

When I fulfill a request, I treat each one with the same care and respect as if they were my own ancestor. I go above and beyond- not by just posting a photo, but also by finding death certificates, looking for maiden names, full dates, etc. But, enough of my rambling. I appreciate your efforts and all you do for this site.

Added by Brian J. Ensley on Feb 03, 2017 11:10 AM
Brian J. Ensley
Mildred Wagstaff

I linked Mildred to her parents, but to make things easier, in the future, please use the edit tab and enter the parents memorial numbers in there for links.


P.S.- If you need any help out this way don't hesitate to give me a shout.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Feb 03, 2017 8:35 AM
Staci Sexauer
RE: Rupert, Jesse, #29261510
Hi Nancy,

I got the middle name for Jesse C. from his WWI Draft Registration, available on Ancestry.

I am doing this family tree for my niece. John Sr. and Christiana are her 5th great grandparents. She descends from John Jr.'s line, through James Lane, to Jesse James. As she is a minor, I prefer not to go into much more detail.

Thanks for your help. I'm sure I'll be in touch again :)

Added by Staci Sexauer on Jan 12, 2017 8:36 PM
Tom Schoening
Russell Shaffer
Nancy - Are You related to Russell ????

Merry Christmas - Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Dec 17, 2016 11:12 AM
B. Felix
RE: Deshong, Sheldon & Patricia
If you find out they are buried somewhere else, let me know and I will try again.

Added by B. Felix on Dec 04, 2016 7:18 AM
James Monihen
I am James Monihen's 4th great grandson and I was wondering if you had the biography of James Monihen:
JAMES MONIHEN, farmer and stockman, of Latta Grove, Huntingdon
county, Pa., was born in Tod township, May 20, 1834, son of Patrick and
Sarah (Foeshey) Monihen. Patrick Monihen was born in Ireland, of
Scotch-Irish descent, came to America when a young man and settled in
Huntingdon county. After working for some time as a laborer he found
employment at Paradise Furnace, Tod township, but after a short stay
removed to Huntingdon, Pa. There he enlisted in the standing army, and
has never been heard from since. In Huntingdon county, he married Miss
Sarah Foeshey; of their three children, only James is now living,
Thomas and William having died young. Mrs. Monihen was married,
secondly, to Henry Alexander, of England, a stone cutter by trade. She
died in 1884 at the home of her son James.
James Monihen attended the common schools, then worked out as a farm
hand, and later learned hoop-making and coopering. In February, 1864,
he enlisted at Hollidaysburg in Company C, One Hundred and Tenth
Pennsylvania Volunteers, Colonel Rodgers and Capt. J. C. Hamilton
commanding. He fought at the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania,
Cold Harbor, at Petersburg and in other engagements. At the last named
place he had his skull broken by a shell and lay over a year in the
hospital in Washington, D. C. On May 23, 1865, he was at the grand
review in Washington, and soon after returned to his native county.
After spending some time in Cromwell township, while slowly gathering
strength, he bought a farm of 130 acres, erected buildings, and
otherwise improved it. He was married in Cass township to Anna,
daughter of Michael Dell. They had these children: Hettie (Mrs. William
Sipe); Henry A.; Hannah (Mrs. George Shore); Sarah (Mrs. Frank Stever);
Miles J.; Rhoda; Mary, deceased; James, died in infancy; Winfield S.,
deceased; and four others, who died very young. Mr. Monihen is a
Republican. He has served as school director for six years, and as
constable. He is a very active member of the United Brethren church, a
teacher in the Sunday-school and a class leader. He belongs to Camp No.
662, P. O. S. of A., and to Grange No. 935, P. of H. He began life as a
poor man, and by his own efforts has risen to a position of competence
and influence, and is personally highly respected.

Thanks for this memorial. I really appreciate it.
Added by geneneunz on Dec 02, 2016 8:47 PM
RE: Rohrer, Mae (Cisney)
Can you give me the memorial number for the picture you are talking about? Or you can use the pic I have .
Added by Cheryl on Nov 21, 2016 3:17 PM
James Monihen
Surely it's been a while since I've been active on this site. I have heard the story and that James was hit in rhe face with a cannonball during the civil war and yet survived. It would certainly match to the cause of death cancer of the face. I also recall seeing some sort of obituary or medical record stating it. Then again, I have 2 other ancestors in the civil war so I may be getting confused. I'm gonna go on a hunt for this information, however, if you have anything to provide, let me know. Thank you sincerely
Added by geneneunz on Nov 16, 2016 5:06 AM
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