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Cristy (#46780434)
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Lives are commemorated - deaths are
Recorded - families are reunited -
Memories are made tangible - and love is
Undisguised. This is a cemetery

Communities accord respect, families
Bestow reverence, historians seek
Information and our heritage is thereby

Testimonies of devotion, pride and
Remembrance are carved in stone to pay
Warm tribute to accomplishments and to
The life - not death - of a loved one.
The cemetery is homeland for family
Memorials that are a sustaining source of
Comfort to the living.

A cemetery is a history of people - a
Perpetual record of yesterday and a
Sanctuary of peace and quiet today. A
Cemetery exists because every life is worth
Loving and remembering - always.

Author - Mary Lou Brannon(my cousin)

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Find A Grave Memorial# 42010434
Cristy, thank you for creating such a nice memorial for such a nice memorial for Harry Arnold Raasch. The one error are his parents. Harry's parents were Herman Raasch and Bertha Schultz, as were stated in his obit. He is listed as a son to Herman Raasch and Bertha Urban. Harry lived in Milwaukie and Waukesha counties, and a quick check on Ancestry found him with his father Herman who was born in Minnesota, and mother Bertha who was born in Wisconsin. The Herman and Bertha he is linked as a son to were born in Wisconsin and Germany, respectively. Is there a way to unlink Harry from Herman (1760-1938) and Bertha Urban (1865-1934) Raasch?
Thank you,
Nancy Mackley
Bonney Lake, WA
Added by Nkmack on Sep 10, 2017 5:45 PM
RE: Wanted to explain myself
I don't see you as picking on anybody--you and I want to see the best memorials left for these people, so that future descendants and generations can know about their history.

I appreciate and will add much of what I am sent, trying to give credit where I can. However, I also ask people to "take one more look"--sometimes I have added too much, or have given credit where people wished to remain anonymous. One man from Denmark suggested I remove the bit about somebody who traveled to America, married and had children here having left a wife and child back in the old country. He was a descendant of that first marriage, but wanted to avoid heartache for descendants of the 2nd marriage.
Added by MrsB on Aug 27, 2017 7:35 AM
Ideal Soul
RE: Benck
Your cousin definitely had the experience then, to know the right words.

Small world. Same name. Same genreal area. ;>

Helping my "aunt" with her genealogy; think that's how this convo started. With a relationship link request.

Take care, Cristy. Maybe I'll run across you again with one of her other relatives....that was an in-law link. :)
Added by Ideal Soul on Aug 27, 2017 3:30 AM
Ideal Soul
RE: Benck
Thanks! I've always struggled how to put it all into words and she did so perfectly!
Chrystie. :)
Added by Ideal Soul on Aug 26, 2017 6:15 PM
Ideal Soul
Thanks for the edit (for my aunt) I really like how well-put the words are, that your relative wrote, that you posted on your profile.
Added by Ideal Soul on Aug 26, 2017 3:47 AM
Ron Rader
Please don't transfer
Please don't transfer memorials to me. I am trying to get rid of as many memorials as I can get rid of. There are a few I want to keep, but I will eventually quit doing FindaGrave and will only respond to changes and additions on the memorials I have left.
Added by Ron Rader on Aug 21, 2017 3:17 PM
Ron Rader
Message Board
Sorry about my message board being turned off. There is an idiot who has been bothering me and I don't want her posting nasty messages. My e-mail is on my profile. Or do as you did and just send an FYI message through the memorial.
Added by Ron Rader on Aug 21, 2017 3:11 PM
Ron Rader
Estella Pennington
Go ahead and put yours in to Oak Grove. I will work around your info. I will consolidate my three Unknowns into one memorial and have them point to yours--by putting a link in my Unknown bio section. When we discover which of the unknown memorials are actually Estella's, I will then delete mine and add my photo to your memorial. Does that sound okay to you?
Added by Ron Rader on Aug 21, 2017 1:51 PM
Porter death certificate
I appreciate the background for the edit!
Added by MrsB on Aug 21, 2017 1:45 PM
McCarty edits--thank you!
I appreciate these--I have added cemetery plots (I have access to a cemetery book) and am looking things up on the National Archives. That was a sad ending for Dennis.
Added by MrsB on Aug 21, 2017 1:38 PM
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