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DPlus9 (#46635247)
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Bio Photo Rules that I operate by:
1. I only post memorials that I've seen (and usually photographed) after walking a cemetery. I will not post a memorial off of a cemetery list or obituary.
2. I try to photograph every memorial I post. I don't always post photos, because it's too time consuming to do so for all the memorials I've posted. If you request a photo of one of the memorials I've posted, I most likely already have one.
3. I will never claim a photo request in advance. I am often frustrated when I have a photo ready to post, but find someone has already laid claim to the request, but has not posted anything (especially during the winter).
4. I will happily transfer any memorial I've posted to anyone with a greater claim on the memorial than I have. So far, I have not turned anyone down that has requested a transfer.
5. I will get to your requested corrections as soon as I can - I do this in batches about every 2-3 weeks. Be patient.
6. I generally won't copy obits into memorials; you can always ask, however.
7. I try not to be competitive. I'm not trying to post more memorials or volunteer pictures than anyone else. Another reason why I won't claim a photo in advance.
8. Don't ask me to remove a duplicate memorial if I posted my memorial first. I hate it when people post memorials off of lists without checking first for dupes (which usually results in multiple dupes).
9. If you contact me about a memorial, be specific about what you want me to change or do. Don't inundate me with biographical data - I'm not doing your family tree.
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Jim Childers
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Find A Grave Memorial# 24618288
I would REALLY appreciate your timely reply to my question I posted/sent to you. Thank you.
Added by DavoFlorida on Sep 11, 2017 4:06 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 24618288
I would appreciate your timely reply to my message re Clara Fruth. Thank you, David
Added by DavoFlorida on Sep 03, 2017 11:22 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 24618288
1. Please tell me how you determined that Clara Fruth is the wife of Phillip Fruth.

2. How did you determine Clara’s maiden name is “Gmelin”?

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Added by DavoFlorida on Sep 01, 2017 5:48 PM
John W Littleton III
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 25236129
Thank you. I would like to thank you for your contributions to Find A Grave.
Added by John W Littleton III on Jul 25, 2017 10:34 PM
Stacy Griffith
RE: Photo of Louise Tepe Headstone in Olive Branch Cemetery
It's been removed. I see now your stone is at Olive Branch LUTHERAN cemetery which is different than the Olive Branch cemetery here in town.
Added by Stacy Griffith on Jul 25, 2017 7:57 AM
John W Littleton III
Find A Grave Memorial# 25236129
I would like you to post the following bio to the Find A Grave Memorial# 25236129.
(Bio courtesy of Tangled roots and trees.)
If you wish to verify the info here is the web link. Copy and paste.

Well Known Resident Succumbs After Siege of Pneumonia

T. A. Riggin, a resident of Jarvis township for over 50 years, passed away at his country home northeast of this city Thursday afternoon at 3:45 o'clock, at the age of 69 years, 6 months and 29 days. His death was due to a siege of double pneumonia of about three weeks' duration.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 o'clock from the residence to the M. E. chuch, the service being conducted by Rev. N. D. Sweeny of East St. Louis, formerly pastor of the church in this city. The interment will be in the Troy cemetery and will be under the auspices of the local Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities.

Theodore Augustus Riggin was a son of Alfred and Sallie (Piper) Riggin and was born on a farm in Collinsville township on September 15, 1840. Soon after the family moved to this township where the subect of this sketch had resided ever since.

His marriage to Miss. Melinda Roselle took place December 1, 1864, and four children were born to their union. One of these died in infancy and the survivors are Mrs. Theresa Noll of Greenville, and Eugene Riggin and Mrs. Sylvia Hamilton of this city. The wife and mother passed away July 26, 1874.

Mr. Riggin's second marriage was on September 15, 1875, to Mrs. Caroline Pritchett, who survives him. Four children were also born to this union and of these three survive. They are Mrs. Emma Porter of East St. Louis, and Alfred N. Riggin and Mrs. Mollie Manley of this city. There are in all twelve grandchildren besides a number of other relatives.

Mr. Riggin engaged in farming during the whole of his active life and in that occupation achieved a marked measure of success. In late years, however, he had not been largely ingaged owing to his advanced age. He recently purchased the Deek property in this city and contemplated taking up residence in the same next fall.

Personally Mr. Riggin had many traits which characterized him as a man, a citizen, a neighbor and a husband and father. He was for many years a member of Troy Lodge No. 588, A. F. & A. M., and of Neilson Lodge No. 25, I. O. O. P. The memory of him will long endure, not only among those near and dear to him, but within the wide circle of his acquaintance.
Added by John W Littleton III on Jul 24, 2017 8:08 PM
Dale H. Boatright #26138926
Dale was the son of Nyle Boatright & Pearl Golder. Please see their tombstone.
Added by Chris on Apr 17, 2017 5:18 PM
RE: New Baden/St George Cemetery
I don't like dupes either and would be happy to defer to you if I was in error. In this case I think you are wrong about them being the same cemetery. One is the city cemetery on the west side and one is the catholic cemetery on the east and north sides. They are physically delineated when you walk them. You are misleading people by creating postings in the wrong cemetery. It would be like combining Carlyle City Cemetery and St. Mary's Cemetery. They just aren't the same even though they are co-located. There are a number of other examples in the are of religious cemeteries abutting secular cemeteries. You shouldn't just lump them together.

If you have postings that you created in New Baden but are actually in St. George, you should go back and correct them. It will help researchers who rely on the correct information.

In the future I will check to see if there is a duplicate in New Baden and if it is wrong, I will notify the creator to correct it before posting a photo. Thanks for the heads-up.
Added by nixwg on Apr 11, 2017 9:50 PM
James R. White

James R. White #17466993, had 2 wives, Mahala and Lucinda. I didn't know how to let you know, other than 2 different requests. Thank you so much.
Added by Carol on Nov 25, 2016 2:19 PM
Anton Haas
Thank you for updating his memorial. If I find his parents, I will send the links.
Added by Kelly on Nov 25, 2016 11:49 AM
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