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Dorothy (#47601262)
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Edits take first priority. Will get to emails when I am able. Thank you for your patience. I had to change my email address recently for Findagrave use only.

PLEASE use the edit tab for contributions, corrections, links, etc., by going to the person's memorial page. Very easy to do! Please do NOT use the Flower Memory for this purpose; this information will be missed because memorial managers will not be notified if a flower is left on it. However, I will sometimes use it if the owner is not responsive or will not add the additional info in the bio section.

Please use email if you have questions or to discuss genealogy further. The public message board is NOT appropriate for exchanging information.

It's my pleasure to take photos and share them with you, however, please give credit where it's due. You may use my pictures for personal use only, with credit given as: "Photo Courtesy: Dorothy Findagrave #47601262". My photos should not be used for publication in any way or form, without permission or knowledge from me.

I try to contribute info when I can as I work through my trees. I branch out as well so I can help make the memorials (and families) as complete as possible. I also create memorials along the way. I encourage you to contribute too! PLEASE do your part to help contribute! Dates, locations, list of children, obits, links, etc. There are too many blank or orphaned or incomplete FAG memorials. Many are not yet linked to each other. If you see them in your trees, please help branch out a little bit and contribute with additional info!

I will remove public messages when I am done reviewing them or have taken action. I have to do this to keep it under control.

A BIG thank you to all memorial creators, photographers, and info contributors who take the time and effort to make this project a huge success. It's really the collaborative effort that we all work together to make this Findagrave possible.

I've always had passion in genealogy. Virtually all my roots started in New England 400 years ago, heavily concentrated in CT and MA. I also have roots in Detroit, all my German ancestors migrated from Germany to Detroit in 1800s. It has been a fascinating journey discovering and learning so much more about my family, their migrations westward, and local history along the way. I have found that Findagrave has been an extremely valuable tool, a great asset in my research.

There are HUNDREDS of genealogy groups on Facebook. Surname, state, regional, and local groups abound. Do take advantage of them, they are free and some folks are really helpful. Use them to find new info and to find new cousins, and more! It's been an amazing way to connect with so many other cousins!

Do take advantage of yDNA testing to preserve the surnames especially those going back 300, 400 years ago in Colonial America. is the best source for yDNA testing and also has the largest and well-established database. The bonus is they keep the testee's sample for up to 25 yrs for future tests. I especially urge those who have roots in Colonial New England have their living MALE relatives who carry the surname Phelps, Riley, Reed, Howe, Mason, Avery, Trowbridge, Eaton, Jackson, Kellogg, Ketchum, Olmsted, Stebbins, Bell, Knott, Douglass, Calkins/Caulkins, Carpenter, and oh, so many more, to test their yDNA. We need your help to establish and confirm the surname branches. The Family Finder test, which is an autosomal DNA test, is another great DNA tool, offered through FTDNA. Get your oldest family members tested first.
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Charles Parker #25867005
This is not your Charles Parker. I have up dated his memorial. He was the son of William and Catherine.
(Will you unlink Nina to this Charles please?)

There is a Charles Parker in Berrien Co. with about the same year of birth and death. #135034400
His parents were not Charles and Daisy though and he was born in PA.
Added by ambs on Feb 10, 2017 9:04 AM
Verla Baller
Hi Dorothy
Just saw your record (# 120146161) on above who died 1946. She had been the wife of Walter Baller Snr from the UK. He subsequently returned to the UK and married a 2nd time to a second cousin of mine.

When they were together they had a stillborn(?) son in 1925. His record also says Mt Hope.

My question is did you actually see grave or is your info from the records?

Verla's Family Search record says she died at 5059 Vincennes Ave which further research suggests was a charitable home for women & children. Altogther a sad life
Added by ANDREW Wood on Feb 04, 2017 5:23 PM
Eugene T. Leach 124094464
Info added. thanks for sending it.. If you'd like a transfer, just request one..
Added by Kerry on Dec 21, 2016 10:50 AM
H M Albers Memorial Transferred
I hope you can accomplish more with the Albers than I could!
Added by Shawdau on Nov 26, 2016 7:13 PM
Jerry Clark
Cpt. Avery
Thank you I changed the date
Added by Jerry Clark on Nov 20, 2016 7:40 AM
Bertha B. Buttner
Capt. Matthew Sherwood -Find A Grave Memorial# 10044159
I have just transferred his memorial over to you. He is also MY 7X great grandfather, but you probably have more information than I do.

Best Wishes,

Bertha (BeBe)
Added by Bertha B. Buttner on Nov 19, 2016 1:01 PM
Rebecca Dodds
RE: Daniel Palmer Memorial# 19886560
You are so welcome. Daniel is my 8th great granduncle, as his brother Jonathan is my 8X great grandpa. (So I assume you and I are distant cousins of some sort...) I'd be glad to help with any Palmers from this line that you might need info on. Rebecca
Added by Rebecca Dodds on Nov 10, 2016 2:40 PM
Rebecca Dodds
RE: Daniel Palmer Memorial# 19886560
Hi Dorothy,
I edited the caption of the image you asked about to include the page# and more info on the source.
I also added another image (with full source info), because it included later children of Daniel's not listed in the first image. Hope this helps. Rebecca
Added by Rebecca Dodds on Nov 05, 2016 9:36 AM
Sara Peacock
Today my niece gave me a bible that her mother had which was given to her by our Great Aunt Cecile (Stowe) Stafford possessed. I don't know why she had it but in it was names of Phelps. Timothy B. Phelps and Jane E. Ball were married September 27th 1852. The Bible was dated 1852. Also, had Timothy B. Phelps was born Sept 19th 1815 and Jane E. Ball Was born August 8th 1820 Emma Jane Phelps was born Feb. 1st 1854. That is about all this is written in the Bible.. I was kinda thinking I would throw it away.. I have plenty of bibles but when I saw the writing I thought it could be of some interest to someone.
Added by Sara Peacock on Nov 02, 2016 11:57 AM
Dora Bell Wilder at Hazelmere
Hi Dorothy

There is no record of this person in the burial records for Hazelmere. However I believe she may have remarried and is buried next to her first husband William Wilder as Dora Bell Wilder Loshbaugh.
She is in the record as Block 16 plot 1 and Willian B Wilder is listed as Block 16 plot 2.

Surrey records are here:

You may want to research a bit more and have the 2 memorials for Dora Bell merged. I have confirmed there is no headstone on any of Block 16.

Hope this helps.

Added by ColinC on Oct 22, 2016 6:10 PM
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