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Ann (#47008085)
 member for 9 years, 3 months
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Bio Photo I live in northwest Iowa and am a retired journalism/English teacher. My husband and I enjoy walking cemeteries and finding gravestones, wondering about the life of the person buried there. We are glad to help others learn about their family history.

Genealogy fits my personality... combining a love of research, computer, writing, photography, and family.

I have enjoyed meeting other individuals and chatting about their pursuit of their ancestors' information. Although one can never truly "finish" researching a family line, I set a deadline of July each summer to "finish" one family line and enter it in the local county fair. I have won Best of Show the past seven years and in doing so, have been able to reach out to others and help them learn how to start searching for their own ancestors.
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RE: Walter Wilhelm Huseman
OK Thanks Ann. They should make a note in the bio area, that would help. Kris.
Added by Kris on Aug 04, 2017 9:13 AM
Walter Wilhelm Huseman
Hi Ann, Was checking on the Hanover Cemetery listing when I came upon Walter Huseman's Find A Grave Memorial# 44428299. You took a great photo except it isn't for Walter's stone. Can you take a look and place that great picture with it's owner. Thanks for all you do with find a grave. Kris.
Added by Kris on Aug 04, 2017 8:03 AM
jane austin
HS Clow 65530223
Hi, Ann,

I'm walking Oak Hill in Cherokee. Today I came upon Stella Clow, wife of H.S. Clow, 65530227. Her name is now listed as Ida Stella Clow, and I have put in an edit to correct that to the name on the headstone, Stella T. Clow.

You have added her stone photo to her husband's memorial, and in actuality, assuming the plot numbers are correct, his grave is unmarked.

Would you kindly remove her photo from his memorial?

I have added a slightly more legible photo to her memorial, but did not take a long shot until I got home and could see what was actually going on with this couple.

Thanks so much,
Added by jane austin on Jul 24, 2017 12:34 AM
Hello Ann,

Thank you for adding the photos to the memorials of Harley Nelson and B.B. McCarty. I appreciate your help!
Added by Union48 on Jun 24, 2017 4:29 PM
RE: Bertha Sell
Added by SAS on Jun 09, 2017 5:15 AM
Cheryl Swanson
Thank you
Thank you for the photo for Jeriel Root Atwood Sr., & thanks for your volunteer service.
Added by Cheryl Swanson on May 26, 2017 7:04 AM
Dora B. Maynard Casey/Kelley
Hi, you took some photos of her grave stone for me and I was wondering if you had any close ups of the few stones in front of the main family stone?

You took a picture of her family stone showing some more stones in front, but I can't read who they are.

I appreciate you taking the photos that you did. I'm hoping maybe the ones in the front might give me some more information on this family.

Thank you again for taking the photos that you did!

Have a great day!
Added by cataholic4ever on Mar 25, 2017 7:32 PM
S. Lawrence
Hazel's memorial -thank you!
Thank you, Ann!
Added by S. Lawrence on Dec 07, 2016 3:50 PM
S. Lawrence
RE: Hazel Bell Dyslin Sturgeon
Hello Ann,
Thank you for getting back to me. If you are willing, yes, I would like management of Hazel's memorial transferred to me. I have not transferred a memorial before, but I think it is done from the link above the photos. I am not sure how many steps it entails. If you need my number, it is: 49153719.
Thank you!
Added by S. Lawrence on Dec 07, 2016 1:51 PM
S. Lawrence
Hazel Bell Dyslin Sturgeon
Hello Ann,
Hazel Sturgeonís memorial shows that you created the memorial. I am the granddaughter of Hazelís sister, Eugenia. Would you be willing to add Hazel's parents: Lewis Henry Dyslin, Memorial 100427917, and May Alida Farr Dyslin, memorial #100427877 so that Eugeniaís siblings will show on the memorial page?
Thank you,
Added by S. Lawrence on Dec 02, 2016 8:46 AM
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