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YankeeGraver (#47149312)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo To all who read this bio or search my memorials please stop by and visit my dear Sister who died of Neuroblastoma, and my beloved Mother who's life was cut tragically short by ovarian cancer.

Cleet Carter my best friend.

Joey Quinonez my best friend.

Thanks to all of you who place flowers on the above memorials. I very much appreciate it.

My family interests: Blew, Still, Mollet, Knable, Slaughter, Wright, Phillips, Pitman, Pittman, Stephenson, Dorrell, Teeter, Lingo, Essenpreis, Allison and Hofer.

I am originally from Rome, Peoria, Illinois, USA and now reside in Seattle, King, Washington, USA. Navy veteran, USS Oriskany (CV-34), USS Dubuque (LPD 8), Helmsman, Deck Division. I love the greater northwest especially the climate, people, mountains, and the famous Public Market.

I find it utterly disrespectful not only to the military but to the service member who put their life on the line to defend our country, to not put their rank in their name. I find it even more shameful to yell at me for sending an edit and then declining it that adds his or her rank to their name. You should choose the closest to their rank if it is not listed. If you know it, list it out of respect and for recognition to those who visit the memorial. This is respect people and you should be ashamed if you do not show it in their name!

I believe family should be with family so if I have anyone under my tutelage that is related to you (and not related to me) I will gladly transfer the memorial, just ask...POLITELY. My goal is to find homes for all the memorials I have added that are not related to me. So please don't hesitate to ask.

In addition, please leave me a message if you sponsor a memorial that is under my care and I will promptly transfer the memorial to you. If you sponsor it you should be in control of it. However, if they are related to me we can discuss it as I will not transfer relation that is close to me.

Unfortunately, if I find your request to be abrupt, demanding or in any way construed to be mean, hateful or unpleasant, your request will be ignored. There is no reason to be this way. Also, I do not purposely create duplicate memorials, but if by chance I have duplicated one of your memorials please contact me in a nice manner and I will delete it. If you are hateful about it I will ignore you. No reason to be mean. Also, I will not respond to edits/corrections, etc., from members who have disabled their public messages since there is no way to contact you.

Note: Please do not post death certificates, obituaries, funeral home announcements or bio information in the virtual flowers section. If you would like this information posted, please send it through the Edit tab and then the Suggest any other correction or addition link. Also, I support anyone who adds a photo of their ancestor to their memorial for all who stop by to view. Pictures add so much to the memorial!

Note: Feel free to use any of the photos I have provided, you do not need prior permission from me. I also do not need to be referenced in this matter unless you feel the need. I do, however, appreciate anyone that does reference me (photo by: YankeeGraver).

Finally, I've had a lot of help along the way and I appreciate each and every one of you! If not for the first family tree I received from my aunt, I would never have started this 9+ year journey I've been on.

PS...My purpose here is to not "compete" and obtain as many memorials as I can. I do not try to own, covet, claim, crave, possess or acquire as many as I can like some on here. This is not a race or a game, this is to add to FAG's database. Personally, I would love to get rid of all the memorials I have added to the database. I do try, however, to maintain my relatives if at all possible. I realize FAG "rules" state you do not need to own every relative but I feel it is better if you do so you can add to it what you want when you want and not bother the "manager" of the memorial.
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Mary Beth Hughes-Worley
RE: Catherine Matter Lorenz #149117832
I went back to Stonecreek Cemetery to spend more time in the older section yesterday afternoon.

From time to time, I figure out who a stone is for.

On the brother, Peter Mattern, of Catherine who is buried at Saint Jacobs up the road is one of the photos that was in the book 'Saint Jacobs Church and Families from the Community'. I found it in an obscure place in Stark County District Library. I add information from the book and there are photos. There is no copyright.

Little is written so far about this area. As far as the immigrants that came, worked and settled in Jefferson, Bucks, Auburn Townships.

I would prefer to transfer memorials to family. Then they can fill in all the more important information on each person. I love the family stories. Love them.

Mary Beth Hughes-Worley

Added by Mary Beth Hughes-Worley on Feb 19, 2017 5:04 PM
Good Intentions
Thanks for the note
RE: Phantom 309 follows.
Added by Good Intentions on Feb 05, 2017 7:08 PM
Good Intentions
Thanks for the note
First, thanks for your service to the country. I concur that an honourably discharged service members rank should accompany their name. Otherwise, why would the option be given in the dropdown box!?

Second, irrespective of what drove you to my bio page, if you remember the song, you're telling your age. Lol. BTW, Tom Waits did an outstanding version!

Best regards,

Added by Good Intentions on Feb 05, 2017 7:05 PM
John Blakemore Sellers
RE: Elizabeth Gallman Horlbeck
Hi Rob,
You can leave it as it is now. After sending you the last suggestion, a reliable reference states that she was in fact born in Switzerland.
Added by John Blakemore Sellers on Jan 29, 2017 12:57 PM
Susan Bowman
Yes, you did great and I could figure it out.
Added by Susan Bowman on Jan 18, 2017 3:33 PM
Susan Bowman
Thank you so much! I appreciate your time to send the answer to me.
Added by Susan Bowman on Jan 18, 2017 2:23 PM
Susan Bowman
Harriett Frances Abney Richardson
Would you please tell me the sequence of who this is? The sister in law of 1st great aunt to Linville Thomas Blew? Thank you. You left a flower on memorial 158213640 - Harriett Frances Abney Richardson.
Added by Susan Bowman on Jan 16, 2017 9:13 PM
Delores Hanks Holly
RE: CDR Russell Dean Hollopeter Holly #114605776
Thank your for listing my husband's last resting place and taking care of it for me. I was gathering ancestral information and on a whim decided to see if my husband was listed, to my surprise he was and I am more than pleased to have it transferred to me for caregiving. I am sure he would have appreciated one Navy buddy caring for another.
Delores Holly
Added by Delores Hanks Holly on Jan 16, 2017 4:34 PM
Mr. Jean Coston
RE: Kim Leslie Mayer #115597550
A job well done.
Thank you,
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Dec 16, 2016 11:44 AM
Mary Beth Hughes-Worley
RE: Catherine Matter Lorenz #149117832
Well, you can see online family genealogies, be hooked up to ancestry sites, BUT, the headstone if still readable is the final say.

So that is my take on the necessity of actually going to the cemeteries.

I rolled part way down a hill in one cemetery. I had a feeling the spirits were laughing.

Mary Beth Hughes-Worley

Added by Mary Beth Hughes-Worley on Dec 03, 2016 3:35 PM
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