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Sandy Chandonia (#47199243)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 22 days
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Bio Photo I love doing genealogy work. In the past I had people help me when I was too far away. Now that I have retired from the USPS, I will give back to others.
I have worked on my family trees since the early 1970s'
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Jackie L. Wolfe
Wm Beale
NOTE:: This Head Stone is not for Wm C Beale.He has no Head Stone The Head stone showing is for a Wm Bale in Iowa, in Helena Cem.,Tama,Iowa. E Mail from Anorymous
Added by Jackie L. Wolfe on Aug 27, 2016 10:02 PM
deanna french
FAG Photo
Hi Sandy, I am a Civil War buff, and am trying to locate the last resting place of many of our "old soldiers" that had any ties to Vermont. May I use the photo's you have posted on Find A Grave FOR John Esty on the Vermont Civil War site? You would receive credit for this.

Thank you for your consideration
Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Jul 14, 2016 8:30 PM
Small world
Wish I could send this to you privately. I am the retired postal worker you communicated with on Find A Grave a while back. We winter in Texas. On the way home to Iowa this year, we stopped at a rest area in Texas and ran into some folks from Tama. I told them I had relatives from that area. The husband turned out to be related to me. Know any Walz family members? We are going to try to get together soon. He has an old family history book that even includes my name.
Added by Prosehill on Apr 07, 2016 4:51 PM
Re: # 72954478 and # 72906613
Thank you for creating and maintaining these two memorials. If you are related to them, would you please contact me? I descend from one of Harmon's aunts.
Added by Wanderer1966 on Apr 03, 2016 12:29 PM
Memorial 44828410
Sandy, I think the headstone is for Henry, son of William Warder Strain and Amanda Jane Fee. They and their children lived there and the parents are buried there. I believe that Henry died young. His 1880 census age seems to fit. Could the inscription be for Henry rather than Jerry?
Added by wlgraham on Jan 28, 2016 7:14 PM
Jeffrey W. Adams
John W. Widos (#131274007)
Hello Sandy,
This memorial of yours appears to have an error in the dates (1859-1990, age=131) and Iím wondering about the surname spelling as well. I am researching a John Wesley Widows (1859-1902). Iowa Cemetery Records (link available thru Ancestry) indicate he was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama, Iowa. He was a son to my 2nd great-grandmother Sarah Snyder-Widows (#119748944), and his brother was Freddie Widows (#131273939), both buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Could this John W. Widos be John W. Widows (1859-1902)? I notice the plots cited for John W. (Block 25, Lot 6) and Freddie (Block 6, Lot 25) are suspiciously similar too. Would appreciate your thoughts. And might you be willing to fulfill a photo request? Perhaps the headstone will clear up the matter.
Regards, Jeff
Added by Jeffrey W. Adams on May 04, 2015 8:13 AM
Kathy,Dave &Tanya Winters
maggie winters # 70598339
would you please delete your memorial of maggie winters. I already have a memorial for her.she is my husband's great grandmother. thanks kathy winters
Added by Kathy,Dave &Tanya Winters on Jan 29, 2015 2:53 PM
Jackie L. Wolfe
William C Beale
Birth: Aug. 4, 1813
Death: Dec. 19, 1863
Oakwood Cemetery
Crawford County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section B Lot 64 Burial 188
Would You Please Take the Picture of the Head stone off = I had Him Burried in Iowa Thanks jackie
Added by Jackie L. Wolfe on Dec 14, 2014 3:26 AM
Jeffrey W. Adams
Freddie Widows
Hi again Sandy,
I notice you also located a headstone for young Freddie Widows in Oak Hill Cemetery, and you created a memorial for him #131273939. Freddie was the 9th of 9 children of William H. Widdows (or Widows) and Sarah Snyder-Widows, my 2nd great grandparents. I would gladly accept transfer of management for Freddie, if you are so inclined, as I have some additional detail and links to add to his memorial. Regards, Jeff Adams
Added by Jeffrey W. Adams on Jun 18, 2014 2:35 PM
Jeffrey W. Adams
William Widows/Widdows
Thank you for Sarah Widows' headstone photo and your research efforts on her husband William Widows (sometimes Widdows). They are great-great-grandparents to me. I am descended via Sarah's daughter Nell Widows (mentioned in obit as Mrs. Sam Burbridge, later Mrs. Calvin Spencer). My mother was a Burbridge. I have not seen Sarah's obit (is a copy available?) but what you shared confirms information I had from other sources. Same for 1896 Iowa Census record. William and Sarah were recorded in 1880 U.S. and 1885 Iowa censuses in Tama, Iowa. Prior to that they were in Indiana, where they married in 1857. I found records citing William's 1861-1865 military service in Infantry Regiments from Indiana. I see two memorials for William H. Widdows. One (#3683108) reflects a 1910 military burial (perhaps a re-interment) in Leavenworth National Cemetery. A second memorial (#119749137) lists an 1886 death and burial in Oak Hill cemetery. I'd like to resolve this puzzle. I cannot rule out that there are two individuals named William H. Widdows involved, but my strong suspicion is that William died in Tama, and perhaps initially buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. But then was re-interred with military honors 24 years later in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Headstone photos for Willard Isaac Fife and wife Ida J. Widows-Fife (Sarah's daughter), or other Fifes, would be nice to have if you visit the cemetery again. I am 1,800 miles away, in Long Beach, California.
Thank you again for your kind efforts. Regards, Jeff Adams (#48181502)
Added by Jeffrey W. Adams on Jun 13, 2014 3:53 PM
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