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kweaver (#47018187)
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Bio Photo I was born in southwest Iowa and currently live in a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska. Both sides of my family have strong "roots" in Fremont and Page County, Iowa, which is where I've taken the majority of the photos I've added to FindAGrave. Civil War veterans in SW Iowa and the 4th Iowa Cavalry are recent interests.

Simply taking a picture of a headstone is difficult for me. I use various sources to fill in the dash between the dates. If I've made mistakes feel free to send me corrections, or additions. I know that exact dates and places of birth and death, family relationships, obituaries, burial plots, etc. can be important sources of information. I will add information to any memorial I've created. I am more than willing to transfer memorials if they are not my relatives.

Feel free to retake and upload a headstone photo. Weather, time of day, peonies, etc. sometimes make a headstone photo difficult to read. Contact me if I need to delete my photo. I won't be offended.

Anyone may use any of my headstone photos from Find A Grave for their own family research.

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Robert Cartmill
Thank you so much for the photo of Robert Cartmill's monument (yes, I will call it that, it it so large and grand). Certainly he was not meant to be forgotten. Thank you again.
Added by Charmie on Sep 21, 2017 3:03 PM
Lula Degase
William T. Ellsworth
I have just now added his mother's information to the Hamburg Cemetery, Hamburg, Iowa. You have also added his father to this cemetery, could you please put on William's page his father's number is 95664819 and his mother's number is 183075336.
Thank you so much for what you do for others.
Added by Lula Degase on Sep 05, 2017 10:29 AM
Sherrie (Vaughan) Smith
RE: John Lankton
Hi Kathy!

"John Lankton (66894643 Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Iowa)"

"- to add Joel Lankton as his father"
Is correct, Thank-you :)

But the part of:
"change his spouse from Mary Yowell to "unknown."
I do not know where that came from. Maybe they did that because I said to add his father part, but didn't fill in the wife's name, because you already had that part?
But my records I have saying their married too.
:) Glad you double checked with me

John Lankton
in the Illinois, Marriage Index, 1860-1920

John Lankton


Marriage Date:
4 Oct 1865

Marriage Place:
Menard, Illinois, USA

Spouse Name:
Mary F Yowell

Spouse Gender:

Index-only record

John Lankton
in the Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900

John Lankton


Spouse Name:
Mary F Yowell

Marriage Date:
4 Oct 1865

Marriage County:

This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1311614 - 1311615.
Added by Sherrie (Vaughan) Smith on Aug 17, 2017 7:26 AM
James McCracken Jr.
Charles Fremont McCracken
Could you change the listing under his name for Lola Brown McCracken? She is in fact his spouse. She is my 2nd Great-grandmother. Thank you for all that you have done, it has filled in a lot of blanks for me.
Added by James McCracken Jr. on Aug 13, 2017 10:41 PM
Pace Bar
Elward and Annie Elsass Waters
Many thanks for posting the requested edits. Also, many thanks for your sharing you time and talents with all of us Find A Grave researchers.
~~~ Pace
Added by Pace Bar on Aug 10, 2017 4:27 PM
K Meade
Memorial# 70889684
Mahala Delight Switzer (Memorial# 70889684). Note says "Delight is either middle name or maiden name"; Delight his Mahala's middle name. Her maiden name is Adams, daughter of Chandler Adams and Lydia Parker. Her death certificate is on Thanks
Added by K Meade on Aug 05, 2017 9:30 PM
RE: Hannah Evans Black
You're so welcome! Thanks for the extra info and the obit. I will have to apply them later as I have company coming. Will be in touch....
Added by S.R.F. on Jul 03, 2017 12:36 PM
I have added you to my List of Friends. I hope that is OK with you. If you wish to do likewise, please do so.
Added by S.R.F. on Jun 29, 2017 2:29 PM
Bryan Anderson
RE: William E.D. Schmidt
Thank you, I appreciate it!

Bryan Anderson
Added by Bryan Anderson on Apr 25, 2017 11:42 AM
Bryan Anderson
William E.D. Schmidt
Dear kweaver,

I am researching my paternal grandfather's WWI army unit, Company B, 355th Infantry, 89th Division. According to the National Directory of the 355th Infantry Association, William E.D. Schmidt was a member of this unit, along with my grandfather, Gunder Anderson. He gravestone shows a different unit, but he may have been with the 89th at least for a short time. When it doubt, I keep them.

I'm not certain where I'm going with my project, but I'm wanting to eventually publish something. Should I do so, may I use your photograph of the grave of William E.D. Schmidt (Find A Grave Memorial# 78569485)? Please let me know.

With kind regards,

Bryan Anderson

Added by Bryan Anderson on Apr 21, 2017 11:30 AM
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