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Carrie and Allen 💕 (#46963612)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo Each and every life is worth living, loving and remembering.


My husband and I enjoy finding monuments for other people and am extremely grateful to the volunteers who have found my own people for me. We've been working on finding the little pioneer cemeteries in the area and putting their inhabitants online. Four of our memorial pages even helped to catch a gravestone thief. Cemeteries are extremely vulnerable to vandalism, theft, negligent cattlemen, and the damage of time and weather. We appreciate all of the volunteers out there who are working so hard to document them before they are lost to history.


Dreisbach Family Association Veterans

Veterans in Mount Jefferson Memorial Park

Avenue of Flags - American Legion Crook Co. Post 29

Veterans in Juniper Haven Cemetery, Prineville

Veterans in Belcrest Memorial Park, Salem OR

I'm not a numbers addict or collector, but I adhere to Findagrave policy:

◊Find A Grave's primary purpose is a graves registration website.

◊Find A Grave's secondary purpose is a memorialization/remembrance site.

◊Find A Grave's tertiary purpose is a genealogical resource.

Transfers are only made within the guidelines set up by Find A Grave. "The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it." I am willing to consider transferring ownership to you if you have a close family member among my records. I rarely transfer relationships more distant than first cousin... just having someone "in my family tree" or "a relative" will not elicit a transfer.

If you want information added to a memorial, go to the memorial and use the "Edit" tab to send me the information-- including family links. I will add information to the memorial, I do not transfer just because someone wants to add links or other information. Bottom line: what are you planning on doing with the entry that I haven't already done or am unable to do?

On the other hand, if you upload family photos or in some other way add value to the memorial, I am much more willing to transfer. I will always transfer a memorial if you sponsor it.

I welcome all corrections to my own work. Some records were imported using OCR so have inevitable errors, both from the original records and from machine interpretation. I am only human and make mistakes, too, but will always make it priority to correct them.


My photographs are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License.

If posted on please add: 2017 by Carrie and Allen on Find A Grave. Used with permission.


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Memorial #101728224 Leonard Eldred
Hi again. Was wondering if you could share your source of information on Leonard. I am trying to locate info on his parents, and am having no luck. I have several related to the same parents, but can't locate any info on said parents. Thanks for any help.
Added by JRWhite on Jun 16, 2017 1:04 PM
RE: Eldred Potter Verry cemetery
These are actually my direct ancestors, too, which is why I went. I did go back to do a couple of very rough rubbings to decipher some of the more deteriorated stones, and plan on going again when I can afford some better supplies. I found 1 stone, but no record of the individual being buried there, so am trying to trace that at the present time. If you would like, since we are apparently both directly connected to this family, maybe we could go to private email, to make communicating a little easier? I am fairly new to Find a Grave, but have been doing some extensive genealogy work, and would love to be able to learn whatever you have, and share anything I may that you might find of value.
Added by JRWhite on Jun 14, 2017 6:18 PM
J Smith
Disregard the message I just sent about Rebecca Jane Francis. I jumped the gun. Sorry.
Added by J Smith on Jun 13, 2017 9:25 PM
J Smith
Thank You!
Added by J Smith on Jun 13, 2017 9:25 PM
Valice Raffi
the Hensel's
Thank You!
Added by Valice Raffi on Jun 07, 2017 6:32 AM
Lindy Burrece
no response - Maupin Cemetery
I sent you a private message a couple weeks ago but never heard back. I would like to take over all the Swansons in the Maupin Cemetery in Jefferson County Oregon. That is my family and we have lots to add and corrections to make and missing info to add in. I came upon this website by accident and now would like to be involved since its my family and we are not related to you in any way. Im not trying to send it to a random person to post for me I am capable of doing that my self. So please get back to me soon.
Added by Lindy Burrece on Jun 06, 2017 9:07 AM
possibly lee
Find A Grave Memorial# 29015634
Thank you for completing more of my family details by making edit updates.
Added by possibly lee on May 22, 2017 10:04 AM
Eldred Potter Verry
Hi, Carrie and Allen. Can you please contact me at regarding this cemetery and family. I am looking for information on these, as they are my direct ancestors. Thank you so much. Signer JRWhite
Added by JRWhite on May 08, 2017 6:33 PM
Brusse Kotts
Brusse Kotts' memorial on Findagrave does not list his birth or death information. His memorial is # 171733597. His death notice in the Vancouver Columbian newspaper stated he died 4 February 2015 in Vancouver and that he was 100 years old. This is the link:

I know he was born 4 July, and that would make his birth year 1914. Census records listed his birth place as North Dakota.

Brusse and his family lived next door to mine in Portland when I was growing up. I was best friends with his daughter Kim. I hope you can update his memorial with that information. He married Ruth Mildred Cuthbert (memorial # 132400347) on 21 August 1937 in Marion County, Oregon (Oregon Marriages Index on

Thank you!

Nancy Mackley

Added by Nkmack on May 05, 2017 7:02 PM
First - thank you for all the work you have done here! It is an amazing tool for any genealogist. I am looking at a grave which I believe might be a relative and see a note that says: Note: 11 yr. 6 mo. 27 days. Can you tell me what this refers to?
The person is Jacob Sharps Shipman at Saint James Lutheran Cemetery.
Thank you!
Peggy Shipman Nudo
Added by peg529 on May 05, 2017 10:04 AM
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