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13th Generation Fairbanks in America (#48218542)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo This site serves as a database so that present and future generations can find those they seek. It is used by professional genealogists, as well as amateurs, and is owned by If you've used Ancestry and found a link to Find A Grave, it is because of the work of many volunteers who pursue this endeavor with an earnest regard to preserve history for future generations. I was able to trace our family back 13 generations in America (arriving in 1633) with the aid of Ancestry and those who contribute to this site, and it is my desire to "pay it forward" by doing the same for others.

Please keep in mind that this pursuit is completely done by VOLUNTEERS who spend countless hours in this dedicated effort to honor those that have passed before us. However, I understand that some folks do not want their relatives memorials posted on this site. I will honor all requests from IMMEDIATE family members to remove their relatives if they wish. Please state your relationship when contacting me. Remember that your relative's memorial was posted to honor them, so please take that into consideration when contacting me.

Please feel free to ask for a transfer if you find one of your relatives posted here by me (or any other contributor). Most folks will gladly transfer relatives to family members. Please state your relationship to the person in the listing and use the edit tab on the memorial to request the transfer. If you don't wish to manage the memorial, I will gladly add any biographical information you would like.

My primary focus at present lies in documenting the final resting places of veterans. I once found a poem written on a memorial for a young soldier and it stays with me. I believe it was originally from a speech at the conclusion of the Civil War. In part: "Nor shall your glory be forgot while Fame her record keeps; for Honor marks the hallowed spot where Valor proudly sleeps". I am privileged to preserve these markers for future generations. After all, their valor is our heritage.

History is made every day...ALWAYS REMEMBER!

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Floral Designer
Brown. Updated Thanks
It's a Navy Day Barb
Added by Floral Designer on Aug 21, 2017 10:43 AM
L Hall
Thank you for his burial information.
Added by L Hall on Aug 18, 2017 5:42 PM
Rick C.
Management Transfer
I'm hoping you would consider transferring management of Memorial # 180326894 Noble Jewett Craft Jr. to me. GYSGT Craft was my ex father-in-law. I am still goods friends with the family and will be in area next month and will be able to get a photo of the headstone. It would be an honor to manage his memorial and add addition information about his military career.


Added by Rick C. on Aug 17, 2017 6:58 PM
Memorial# 177320564
Today, I received a message on Find A Grave, requesting removal of your photo of the headstone. Reason: The headstone inscription was changed by his wife. I am sorry to ask you this after someone spent the time in taking it. Harold was my cousin.
Thank you for your time.
Added by KKCoderre on Aug 15, 2017 5:51 PM
Roger Schaap
Sara Jane Schaap Memorial
My name is Roger Schaap and Sara Jane Schaap (memorial #180875950) is my mother. I am requesting a transfer of her memorial to me (ID# 47787964) so that I can link her to her parents memorials. Thank you in advance.

Roger Schaap
Added by Roger Schaap on Aug 14, 2017 5:16 PM
JB Phillips
Spencer Phillips
Today I entered my Father into the system and when I linked him to my mother, I saw that you had previously entered one for him. While appreciated, I would like to manage my parents entries. Would it be possible for you to remove the one you created, (spencer phillips #181734428). Respectfully, John Phillips.
Added by JB Phillips on Aug 13, 2017 8:51 PM
Wanamassa Fire Company & First Aid Squad
Francis Ankiewicz
Thank you for the update on Francis Aloysius "Stoch" Ankiewicz Memorial # 80337699.

Wanamassa Fire company & First Aid Squad
Added by Wanamassa Fire Company &... on Aug 12, 2017 8:34 AM
Steve Burton
RE: Edit for Ordean Johnson
I just hounded the admin because almost every memorial I saw had living people in the obits. I didn't want to be handicapped by a rule it turns out they weren't going to enforce. They should be rewriting the rules, instead of causing confusion.

They even told me that changes were coming and that people, who have cut themselves off by not providing contact, were not going to be able to do that any more. You know, legitimate corrections can't be made that way, and neither could legitimate requests.
Added by Steve Burton on Aug 11, 2017 9:32 PM
Steve Burton
If you do decide to accept my obits (which are copied word for word), there is no need to credit me.
Added by Steve Burton on Aug 11, 2017 8:36 AM
Steve Burton
RE: Edit for Ordean Johnson
Thanks for getting back to me. I need to be less snippy, so I apologize.

Our experiences have been different. I've never had anyone contact me to remove an obituary. I also had a weeks long interaction with Find A Grave about obits, many months ago. They don't have the manpower (or maybe interest) to be strict on the obits. They last told me that I could put living people and the entire obit without giving credit to a mortuary, etc. What they expect of me is to remove something, if family requests it. Just like you are doing.

I agree with your description of Find A Grave verses FAObituary. However, I rely on obits from Find A Grave to use in my family tree on Often, when the mortuary brings down their obit, it's so difficult to find it later.

My attitude is that obits are critical, it's easy to add them when they are right in front, and adding an obit is frosting on the Find A Grave cake; and far more beneficial than not.

Do you want me to stop sending you obits?

Best Wishes,
Added by Steve Burton on Aug 11, 2017 8:24 AM
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