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LesK (#47469952)
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Bio Photo Retired factory worker.
US Navy veteran.
Members of several veteran organizations,
American Legion
I will gladly transfer memorials of your family members to you within FAG guidelines. Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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Eileen Yeager Gingerich
Gilbert Springer

I have submitted a photo of the grave where the office has him recorded. His obit states that Violet was his second wife. Her date of death has not been inscribed.

It appears Gilbert marker is missing or was never placed.

Please let me know if you would like for the photo to be deleted.

Plot is Veterans: 44 A-1
Added by Eileen Yeager Gingerich on Sep 15, 2017 9:24 AM
Sonya HarshmanSonya
Need help locating
I was out metal detecting in some woods outside of Bryant Indiana yesterday, and came across this dog tag. Has the name of Harry E. Burke from Dunkirk, Indiana. Found his headstone on your site which states that he died in 1998. He was a Sargent in the Army and also earned a purple heart. I would like to return it to a family member but I cannot find any relatives. I wasn't sure if you could help me with this or not but figured it wouldn't hurt to ask. Thanks!!
Sonya Harshman
Added by Sonya HarshmanSonya on Aug 15, 2017 6:10 AM
C. Kvidahl (Buffington)
Thank you for trying to located Elizabeth Flinn Hathaway grave marker # 42169438. You helped me prior find other Hathaway family member's grave makers. Your dedication is appreciated so much. I do think whoever put up Elizabeth's memorial did so without even knowing if she was even buried there. That is my take on it. I have tried to contact that person with no response. Thanks again for your effort ... Candy
Added by C. Kvidahl (Buffington) on Jul 15, 2016 9:30 PM
C. Kvidahl (Buffington)
RE: you are truely appreciated. thank you so much
> about the page memorial page for: Eleazer;
Yes, I also asked to take over the memorials for them, the Hathaways. I went to send a message to the person that built their pages and that person's messages were disabled. He/she also didn't have an email contact address. Why would someone do that I don't know?
Anyway, I wrote to administration (edit) at 'Find a Grave' and asked to take over all seven of the Hathaways that are listed buried at Wright Cemetery. Once I get the seven of them that have memorial pages I will add Eleazer's (1841-1841) page as well. I will then start to connect them to family. I have a lot of information on that as well.
BTW. I think that the grave marker you photographed was put up much later after they passed as well. Most likely their first grave markers began to crumble. It was more like the ones that would have been put up in the early 1910's or so.
I bet you it was his daughter, Elizabeth (Hathaway) Whisamore who had the one grave marker put up for them all. She married my great grandfather, Thomas Whisamore. He had a lot of money at that time and they lived in Kansas. My dad said that she was close to her parents too. I think that they had it redone before they passed. Their headstone is kind of like it as well, just a little fancier.
Because of this above I wonder too if Elizabeth, the mother of Daniel F. is not even buried in that cemetery. I would think they would have had her marker redone as well, who knows.
Thank you again for what you have done. You are a life saver. It is people like you that makes 'Find A Grave' a success.
Candy :-)
Added by C. Kvidahl (Buffington) on May 04, 2015 11:30 PM
C. Kvidahl (Buffington)
you are truely appreciated. thank you so much
I can't thank you enough for the time and effort you took to go to Wright Cemetery in Indiana. Thank you so much for the grave marker photo for my GGG grandfather's, Daniel F. Hathaway and GGG grandmother's, Isabell Hathaway, grave along with their young sons. It was great information you gave me too. I didn't know they had three sons that died so young.
I am also grateful for the extra time you took to try to located my GGGG grandmother's grave there as well. Even though her gave was not found that extra time meant so much to me.
You must know that I just mentioned to my hubby that I wished very much that someone could locate and give me a photo. I had just told him the night before you took the photo. You must have felt that in your heart and went out to complete that mission for me.
I wanted to do something special for you. Therefore, I sponsored one of your memorials that you had added yourself to Find a Grave, Bonnie Mae King. I don't know if it is a dear relative of yours or not. However, I saw that she was buried at the same cemetery where you went to take my photos, Wright Cemetery in Indiana.
Thanks again for your hard work and dedication. Candy Kvidahl
Added by C. Kvidahl (Buffington) on May 03, 2015 11:36 PM
RE: Delcie (Reed) Keller
Wow - thank you so much and my cousins thank you as well! There is no such person as Delcie in our family! We have a Minnie Alice Reed Schonart who was listed in the 1900 census as Della and away my cousins went finding "D" names with the same birthdate. Wheee! Now I have the fun of telling them there is a huge mistake in their tree...ooops. Thanks for the heads-up - I've been on an interesting journey!
Kris Anderson, Junction City, Oregon
Added by kristinanderson on Mar 13, 2015 2:23 AM
Unite ...Thank you for your Service to our Great Country and the Find A Grave Community

Fair winds and Following Seas Mate
Added by MrღB★★ on Jan 12, 2015 7:26 PM
William Brenton Beall stone
Hello I am updating a family history, Berkebile Families in America, 6th Edition of which William Brenton Beall is a member. Could I have your permission to use your picture of his headstone in the book? You would of course be given credit for the photo
Added by Genfem on Jan 03, 2015 6:48 PM
Mary Briggs
Fifer Memorials
Thank you so much for adding headstone pictures to my Fifer memorials. If I ever learn to scan and crop my pictures, I'll be able to add pictures but so far it only happens by accident. I'll keep trying. So, again, I am so thankful to have someone care enough to get the headstone pictures on Find A Grave so other reseachers can use the information. No better way to know the information is correct, well, as correct as any other source.

Mary Briggs
Traverse City, Michigan
Added by Mary Briggs on Dec 15, 2012 1:24 PM
Joan Boyd
Dearest Cousin
Thank you so much for the "Teddy Bear". She is your 2nd cousin. I am so humbled for my "baby girl". You are your father and mother's son. Life was not diamonds for them. But they never gave another person any thing but love. I would love to have one of you dad's hugs again. Thank You!
Added by Joan Boyd on Aug 24, 2011 9:11 PM
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