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Vernon Gibbons (#46917479)
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Bio Photo I have been working on genealogy for about 25 years. I just found out about Find A Grave a few months ago. What a handy tool this is. I enjoy going around to different cemeteries looking at all the old headstones, and taking pictures for people who might not every see the headstonesof there ancestors if someone didn't take pictures for them.

If anyone finds an error, please let me know and I will correct it. Also anyone who would like to add something, I can also do that for you.

For over 15 years I have been seriously researching my Gibbons family, with a beginning origin in South Carolina (Joseph Franklin Gibbons 1839 and still searching for information prior to that), also researching the Paris family (Rhoda Catherine Paris) from Spartanburg, South Carolina and the Giles families from that area.

From there the search has taken me into Harlan and Bell Counties in Kentucky, and surrounding counties in VA & TN, later on to Rockcastle and Lincoln Counties in KY also. In KY families that connect with our Gibbons are: Fee's, Green, Burkhart, Hensley, Wynn, Wilson and more.

My grandfather Andrew Jackson Gibbons was born in SC, was raised and married Margaret Fee in Harlan County KY. They raised their family in Lee Co. VA. Andrew Jackson Gibbons brothers are, James Giles, John Giles, Spurgeon Gibbons, Willie Gibbons, Campbell Gibbons, Frank Gibbons II and Nathan Gibbons. No known sisters.

If anyone has information of any of these families I would be very appreciative of anything you are willing to share.

I am also working on a register for Rose Hill Cemetery in Robinson, Kansas.

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Evelyn Galbraith
Here is something to consider when adding a woman who has been married multiple times. If you look for the person on the death certificates it will be the last name that she died under and none of the previous husbands names will be connected to her so that is her official name at death. In this case it was Galbraith. You can still put her in the cemetery under Galbraith and next to her first husband and by connecting her to her first husband you have made the Smith connection. Now consider a woman who has been married 3-4 times and I've seen some of those, what name do you use as the surname? Do you put all four names in as the surname. If so how does someone find the person. In this case I searched the Purdin Cemetery for both Smith and Galbraith and didn't find her under either name. It wasn't until I checked out her husband and found that you had added her as Smith-Galbraith. I really doubt that she ever used the surname Smith-Galbraith so using that in Findagrave or any place else can be misleading. In some cases the woman doesn't even want to be connected to previous spouses. Just something to think about when entering women with multiple spouses.
Added by Larry Van Dyke on Sep 20, 2017 6:39 PM
sherry worley
Hi Vernon. I am the sister in law to Ralph E. Clark buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in St. joseph Missouri. His wife Dianna L. Clark was my sister. She passed 16 days before he did. On find a grave it's listed his date of birth as January 27th. His birthday is actuall January 23rd. Is there any way you can edit this? It's not a big deal, but was just curious. My email is if you need to get ahold of me. Thank you and a woman named Theresa Hernandez White for doing a wonderful job on both my sister and brother in laws fund a grave page.
Added by sherry worley on Sep 18, 2017 10:38 PM
memorial #183320552
Please delete duplicate memorial for Charles Findley #183320552. I created a much earlier one for him. snadysea
Added by sandysea on Sep 14, 2017 4:12 PM
you created 2 memorials for Richard Lee Pantle
Added by Chris on Sep 13, 2017 9:56 AM
RE: Janice Carol Bennett
You're welcome Vernon. I'm glad you're like me. I like to add obits if I can find them. It helps tell a story.
Thanks for all your hard work for Find A Grave!
Warm regards my friend,
Added by Sue on Sep 12, 2017 9:19 PM
E. Thor Carlson
Hello Vernon;

Can you transfer My father's memorial to me so that I can manage him along with the rest of my family?


Added by E. Thor Carlson on Sep 07, 2017 3:19 PM
Shirley Faye Patterson Batton 182883315
dupe...for same person....thank you

Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Fowler
Record added: Aug 30, 2017
Find A Grave Memorial# 182868139

Created by: Vernon Gibbons
Record added: Aug 31, 2017
Find A Grave Memorial# 182883315
Added by Betty on Sep 05, 2017 11:13 AM
Cemetery error
The obituary of Virl Joseph Gitthens has burial in Osborn Evergreen Cemetery, but you listed it on Find A Grave as Braymer. It should be Osborn Evergreen Cemetery, Osborn, Clinton County, MO. Also, his wife, Donna Marie McQueen Gitthens has burial listed on Find A Grave as "unknown". It should be the same as Virl's. Please make these changes. Thanks!
Added by Anonymous on Sep 04, 2017 6:43 PM
Doris Christensen
RE: Kathryn
No problem, I hadn't caught that. I have sent several edits on various memorials and really have no clue now who this one is for!
We can do one of two things to try and avoid the duplication:
You can send an edit to the other personal stating the rules about pre-death memorials, etc. and ask them to delete theirs.
Or, let me know Kathryn's full name, memorial number and cemetery and I will contact them.
Either way is fine with me and we'll wish us luck in getting the problem solved!
Added by Doris Christensen on Sep 03, 2017 12:03 PM
Greg Kelso
Diane Gange Memorial# 182913563
You have duplicated Find A Grave Memorial# 42562882
Added by Greg Kelso on Sep 02, 2017 10:57 AM
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