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Linda Linn (#46913843)
 member for 9 years, 10 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo PLEASE remember that an INSCRIPTION is something WRITTEN ON THE STONE. It is not something you found somewhere else or something near the stone.

I have been working on genealogy for about 45 years and my husband, Roy, and I are also working on a project to identify and photograph burial places of Civil War veterans in Iowa. He is the State Graves Registration Officer for the Iowa Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW). For more complete lists of Civil War Veterans by county, please check the SUVCW National Graves Registry.

I have Virtual Cemetery of Civil War Veterans buried in Iowa which now has over 18,500 names but is unsearchable because Find a Grave will not search if there are over 10,000 names. I have contacted them several times about this issue and would appreciate it if you would also contact them at to tell them that you would like to access this Virtual Cemetery. Maybe if enough people ask, they will fix this problem. I am fairly certain that I am not the only one with this issue.

If you are a relative of someone I have posted a memorial for--that is NOT a relative of mine--I would be glad to transfer management to you. I do have a personal policy of NOT transferring memorials to anyone who is listed as Anonymous, though.

Please feel free to use my photos as you like, but I would appreciate photo credit if you use them on another website.

If you have a comment, question,or correction to any of my Memorials, please use the Edit on the Memorial page. It is much easier to find the correct person that way. Additions and corrections which are phrased rudely as demands may be ignored. If you do not have contact information or allow public messages, like gensekr, please do not send me corrections.

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Jean Wilson
George W. Kinney
This gentleman is buried in Nevada.I was adding a close up of his stone, & it sure looks like his last name is KiMney. What do you think? Error? My vision? I've never heard of that name. Crazy. But I compared 2 pic, & I still think it looks like an M. Thanks.
Added by Jean Wilson on Apr 28, 2017 1:39 PM
Ronda Larson
RE: John Sweney at North 6th St.
You're welcome Linda, happy to do it!
Added by Ronda Larson on Apr 21, 2017 11:28 AM
Jean Wilson
V.A. Ballou--you outdid yourself on this bio!!!! Awesome!!!! Great job!!
Added by Jean Wilson on Apr 15, 2017 1:53 PM
Jean Wilson
Lillie Day King
Um, do you object to my memorial on her daughter? I spent quite a bit of time on this family, I probably spent a couple of hours at this gravesite alone trying to read a piece this family history together. I don't just take a picture and enter it, but try and link families and get the connections between the people that are placed together in death. There had to be a connection between the Day's and the Kings, and I found out they were a family unit. The father's name wasn't readable on his stone, so I researched, and found his names which matched his data and the dates on the stone which were legible. I did the same for his wife in order to get her full name. I learned that Lillie died in childbirth, and the baby had survived, according to the obituary, then I searched for the baby and what happened to it. Lillie had no list for a child, and I looked at Jay's Find A Grave and there were no children listed in the links. I read your report, which, yes, was quite comprehensive and thorough and finally saw that the baby had died not long after the birth. I made the Find A Grave report in order to help others not have to spend so much time trying to find the child that caused the death of this young woman. That's it. No trying to rack up numbers, just trying to update the burials at this cemetery and help others locate their families by trying to place the burial locations on the reports. I see the 2nd Mrs. King is in block 5, so hopefully, Jay is located there also since there is no location on his memorial. So, I don't feel there's a problem with this report, and hope you're not offended. This cemetery has no on line listing of the burials other than the find a grave listing, which I have brought from 46 to 60% in the past few weeks. I am trying to also update the burials since the last written listing was done in 1998. This is quite a nice cemetery, and we had lived in Nevada for 20 yrs. and I know quite a few of the names since I grew up near Nevada. These reports are not ours alone, as I feel we need others to complete the information 1 person started. You had a photo by another contributor, and I'm sure you appreciated that as you must not live near Nevada or you would have done it. So, that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Added by Jean Wilson on Apr 12, 2017 7:31 PM
David E Wanzenried
Elarton transfer
Thank you!
Added by David E Wanzenried on Apr 10, 2017 9:16 PM
S Ross
RE: Bielefeld
I submitted the edits for Minnie just after I messaged you, so her changes should show up later this evening, knowing Shannon. :)
Added by S Ross on Apr 10, 2017 6:30 PM
Jean Wilson
I was endering Hannah &'Amanda Bellisfield in the Nevada Cemetery. Younhave entered this gentleman twice under both spellings. Bellesfield has the stone which is spelled that way on the stone. Ut, his wife, Hannah, is the other spelling. So, maybe you can combne yours. The ladies are in block 20, but he wasn't w/ them FYI. Thanks.
Added by Jean Wilson on Apr 07, 2017 12:48 AM
Leslie Vaughn
RE: Ambrose Banks
You're Welcome and thank YOU for accepting the obit into the memorial.
Added by Leslie Vaughn on Apr 04, 2017 11:04 PM
Jean Wilson
If we od pick l our family, I'd pich thrm. BUT, no relation. Just dig in in some family out of curiosity. I was looking for his mom's info, & just kept finding interesting pikneers. Thank you.
Added by Jean Wilson on Apr 01, 2017 12:11 PM
Jean Wilson
If we od pick l our family, I'd pich thrm. BUT, no relation. Just dig in in some family out of curiosity. I was looking for his mom's info, & just kept finding interesting pikneers. Thank you.
Added by Jean Wilson on Apr 01, 2017 12:11 PM
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