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Anne Shurtleff Stevens (#46947920)
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Bio Photo Remember, I will still be here
As long as you hold me in your memory.
Remember me.
~~Josh Groban~~

Email: Anne at

This was a wondrous site where the upcoming generations can easily find their history and ancestors. Even after we are gone, our work will remain. Thank you, Findagrave.

My tree was done generations ago, thanks to my ancestors. Now my time is spent on documenting cemeteries, research, linking memorials, reuniting families, and connecting the dots.
My virtual flowers now represent edits.

We are all simply the guardians of those we have kindly added until their family comes along. I am eager to transfer anyone who is not family to family. BUT, request through the system, not here, not email! Demands will be ignored, "please" is simply common courtesy.

I take my heritage, 'graving' and documentation very seriously and most respectfully. Accuracy is of the most utmost importance to me, not who 'owns' a memorial. If I have made an error, please, please, let me know, politely. If you are rude, I will ignore you.

** I spend over half my time on Findagrave JUST sending edits to admin for duplicates. PLEASE double check before you add a historical person from the 1600's or back. Most likely, they have already been added.

** PLEASE read the FAQ concerning BURIALS UNKNOWN. They are to be used for RECENT deaths only, not your 176th great grandfather whose burial is 'not located yet.' I adhered to the rules, please do the same. I will not link to an unknown burial.

** If your pictures are crooked, of poor quality, out of focus, too dark to read, taken at night, shadowed, or the stone is covered in dirt or weeds, or your finger was in front of the lens, I will add my photo on the memorial. I apologize, I do not intend to offend. It is not out of disrespect for the other photographer, it is out of respect for the deceased and the family who might appreciate a good photo of the stone. Please have the gumption and consideration to post only decent, well thought out photos.

**USE THE MEMORIAL EDIT/SUGGESTION OPTION ON THE MEMORIAL you want updated for updates requests, transfer requests, or general inquiries for ANY memorial, it gives me easy access to the memorial in question, I have entered thousands. I will Ignore and delete suggestions, requests and updates and inquiries left here or in email.
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Big Sur Baby
RE: James Owen Leonard
Out of area right now, can do it later. Don't have data with me.
Added by Big Sur Baby on May 25, 2017 8:08 PM
Big Sur Baby
RE: James Owen Leonard
Newspaper article of 1934. Mother Susan Leonard suing the man who shot and killed her son in Mar of 1933. James is quoted as a Merced Indian Barber. Also mentioned brother John Leonard.
Added by Big Sur Baby on May 25, 2017 9:16 AM
Jan Franco
RE: Long time!
My pleasure
Added by Jan Franco on May 22, 2017 11:58 AM
RE: Stopping by to say hi
So sad to hear that! Many blessings to you.
Added by Megan on May 21, 2017 10:58 PM
T Healy
RE: 36233384 photo
Hi Anne

Sorry it took a bit to reply - wanted to check my original pictures. That is all I have for that stone - it is unaltered from the original photo. I believe it was the only name on the stone and the other next to him are probably not a spouse.

Happy hunting!

Added by T Healy on May 20, 2017 3:53 PM
Linda Myers
RE: Your suggested edits at Sarah Priest
Hello Anne: In regard to you recent suggested edits at Sarah Priest cemetery: Are you a descendant of these folks? If not, can you provide sources for your info? I've had someone contact me regarding a previous edit who felt the info was not correct. Thank you.
Added by Linda Myers on May 19, 2017 9:15 PM
Cherie J McNaul
RE: Reynold Grey edit
Your welcome. I have had some quite rude folks on things like these myself.
There is no reason for anyone to be rude, if we're mature! (smile)LOL

Like I said, I was more annoyed with the books! These were historical books that were out of print ebooks. But I also ran into this same problem with William de la Pole patriarch just tonight!

Anyway, at least we got a chance to spread nice around for a change...
Added by Cherie J McNaul on May 16, 2017 9:44 PM
Cherie J McNaul
RE: Reynold Grey edit
no problem, I checked for this edit and didn't see it, because I intended to delete the request when I discovered discrepencies between three different historical books on this fellow.
I just thought it got cancelled out when I bailed out of the edit. Guess I didn't look hard was likely very late when I did this.
I was more annoyed with the three books that had contradictory information! lol.

thanks for dropping me a message though, I appreciate your considerate spirit.
Added by Cherie J McNaul on May 16, 2017 9:37 PM
thank you
You're welcome & thank you for all your contributions, also.

Added by Patsy on May 13, 2017 5:32 PM
Karen Burns
Recent edits
Thanks for the info (obit) on Milton Balmain and the info on Elizabeth Johnstone. It has been put on their respective memorial pages. Johnstone is my maiden name, but so far have not found her to be a relative. I did remove my grave photo for Mr. Balmain as your photo shows both the graves of he and his wife. Let me know if you find any more edits I need to do. Take Care.
Added by Karen Burns on May 10, 2017 10:12 PM
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