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Katie Baptiste Garrison (#46514927)
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Bio Photo Hi, I'm Katie! I live in Lyons, Oregon. I love everything history related, especially old cemeteries, houses, barns, books and photos.

I work full-time and am mom to a teen, tween, and a busy toddler. Please be patient with me! I will get to edits as soon as I can, but am unfortunately not able to process them every day.

My own family names includes the surnames Baptiste, Reid, Bennett, Bales, Fiester, Densford, and Hampton. I am also researching my husband and children's lines, including the surnames Garrison, Follis, Kirsch, Phillips, Mitchell, and Imlah.

I collect antique photographs, particularly those with names on them, and try to match them up with other researchers on Find a Grave or Ancestry.com. It's so much fun to unexpectedly add something to someone else's search and I hope someday karma will return the favor!

On memorials I manage, if myself or my son (Reid) are related I have stated our relationship in the notes section. I would be happy to transfer all others to a member of their family. Please request the transfer through the edit tab and state your relation.

If I add information to a non-related memorial, I state my source. If no source is given, info is from edits from other contributors. Any and all information that I have is already listed on the memorial.

Please feel free to use any gravestone photos that I have posted for your personal genealogical use.
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Renee Green
Daniel Smith Grave
Hello,
My sister Theresa was married to the Dan Smith you have record of. They had two boys. We have not seen our sister for almost 36 years or the boys. Do you have any information on them?

Thank you,
Renee
Added by Renee Green on Feb 22, 2017 3:14 PM
Eileen
RE: Thanks for the photo!!
You're most welcome, Katie. I was curious too, because the cemetery records also have it as Louis and I had to see for myself as well! Have a great evening! Eileen
Added by Eileen on Feb 18, 2017 10:37 PM
H. Armstrong
FAG memorial transfer for Mary Elizabeth (Armstrong) Moulton
Good Morning Katie,

Thank you for transferring the Find A Grave memorial for my great aunt, Mary Elizabeth (Armstrong) Moulton (Find A Grave memorial # 1208966630 to my care. In case you're interested, I've added some biographical information to her memorial page.

Thank you again for your kind consideration, and for your work in the original creation of her memorial.

With warmest regards,
Hal Armstrong
Find A Grave memorial #48599369
Added by H. Armstrong on Feb 18, 2017 11:57 AM
Alicelth
RE: memorial #165115567 Joseph W Fiester
Hi Katie: No I'm not related - just saw the memorials while "walking through the online cemetery" in Find a Grave and wondered about their son. So glad to help you - have a great weekend! Thank you for all you do on Find a Grave.

Alice
Added by Alicelth on Feb 18, 2017 4:56 AM
Alicelth
memorial #165115567 Joseph W Fiester
Hello:

I saw your memorials for William Armour Fiester; his wife Ethel and daughter Harriet Fiester Bales and that they'd also had a son named Joseph. I wondered why there was no info on him, so did some looking in Ancestry. Do you suppose this might be him? The 1920 and 1930 censuses estimate his dob to be about 1913; in 1940, a Joseph W Fiester who was born about 1913 in KS and married, was living at Fort Francis E Warren Military Reservation, Laramie, WY. Then a Joseph W Fiester, born in KS in 1912 living in Pinal county, AZ, enlisted into the Signal Corps of the Army as a Private with enlistment for Alaska. The SSN death index indicated he died in GA as did the GA death index - in Gwinnett County on 07/04/1987. FYI.

Alice
Added by Alicelth on Feb 09, 2017 5:05 PM
EZHall
Re. Birthdate for Alice Emerine Oliver
Regarding the birthdate on the tombstone of Alice Emerine Porter in the Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla, Washington:

The tombstone does indeed read "1882," but Alice Porter's correct birthdate is 1862, not 1882. The tombstone is incorrect. I am Alice Porter's great-granddaughter, and heard the story many times from my grandmother and Alice's only child, Wilma Porter Yoder, about the distress this caused the family, and their efforts to make the stone mason correct his error.

Perhaps a note could be added? I would be willing to take over this listing, if she is not your family member.

Thank you very much, Katie, for your work!
Added by EZHall on Dec 14, 2016 3:39 PM
J Edwards
Thanks Rosella Richardson
Really appreciate you transferring her memorial to me. Thank you!
Added by J Edwards on Nov 14, 2016 3:37 PM
Devastated Land Owner in NEMO.
Thanks for the transfer.
Thanks for transfering the memorial for William Harvey #119187716 to me. It is greatly appreciated along with the other transfers you have been so nice to do for me. I have added some info. to William's memorial. Have a nice day,
Added by Devastated Land Owner in ... on Nov 12, 2016 10:04 AM
edward smith
Charles Fiester
I do not remember where I found the reference as to where he was buried. Yes, I am related; I have worked quite a bit on the Fiester family tree.
Added by edward smith on Nov 05, 2016 5:37 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank you
Hello Katie,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Dyke Richardson # 124606345
to my care.
With your help, I have successfully connected her with her parents, four of her eight siblings, her husband and four of her nine children.
As I receive more information, I will be adding to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
Marcia
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Oct 30, 2016 7:09 PM
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