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GardenNana (#47047867)
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I've been involved in genealogy for many years.
My husband and I have spent much of our lives the business of cemetery memorials which we always thought of as helping preserve family histories.
We hope we can help others find their ancestors and this seems a great place to start.
If we have entered a name and photo that is your family, please let me know if you wish to have a transfer of ownership per the transfer guidelines.
To have an obit added to a grave, please follow the guidelines listed in Frequently Asked Questions - Also please do not include names of survivors in the obituary.
Corrections, additions, transfers, etc. please use the edit tab. (all other corrections or additions will be ignored)
Please remember the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal is to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.

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Lydia Newsom, wife of C. Newsom
To Gardennana, thank you for posting a picture and the information about my Great Great Grandfather Conrad Newsom at the Peats Creek Cemetery, Palmer, Washington County, Kansas. He is listed as C. Newsom, husband of Lydia Newsom. Their son, Thornton, is also buried there. There should be a tombstone and/or records for Lydia. I would really appreciate it if you could check that out. She died 29 May 1883 in KS. In 1880 she was living with her son James in Palmer, KS. Thank you.
Added by Cyndy on Aug 18, 2017 11:48 AM
Kenneth Wayne Snodgrass #120839667
Looking at pictures and ran across Wayne Snodgrass' picture you posted on January 9, 2014. Memorial #120839667 in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, KS. THANK YOU for posting it! He was a teacher of mine while I was in high school.

I noticed the picture under his headstone photo. It has the name MALL on it. It was also put on January 9, 2014. I think it is misplaced. Somehow it got on the Snodgrass memorial page by accident. I have had this happen when I add pictures sometimes. You might want to move it to the pages it should be on. Thanks for your efforts in posting photos.
Added by RisingSun on Aug 04, 2017 6:15 PM
Edit sent
I sent an edit through Find A Grave memorial page for Edwin Carlson. If you have questions be sure and let me know. I forgot to say on the edit that I cannot find the mother's memorial. If you live near Clay County, Kansas, could you check the cemetery for Mildred Carlsons grave. Many of her relatives are buried in the same cemetery. Mildred's maiden name was Wiberg. Thank you for your help.
Added by RisingSun on Jul 07, 2017 10:21 AM
Melissa S.
The Henry Sand Family
Hi GardenNana - I just wanted to say hello! I've just started digging into the family history. My grandfather was Louis J. Sand, son of Henry C. Sand, Jr. I am originally from Nebraska but now live in California. If I can find anything to shed some light on our mutual ancestry, I will let you know!
Added by Melissa S. on Jun 14, 2017 4:12 PM
A.W. Bauer
Thank you!
GardenNana, thank you for transferring my great-grandparents, Ernest & Pera Bauer, over to me. I will add details to their memorials. Thank you for taking the time to create their memorials and for all of your contributions to Find a Grave.

Andrew Bauer
Added by A.W. Bauer on Jun 03, 2017 11:55 AM
Jan Bender
RE: Odgers Family Links
Thank you for providing this family find a grave. Elmer and Mary Odgers are my parents. They had four children. Mildred is the only one deceased. Clarence and Julia Odgers are my grandparents. All are buried in the same area of the cemetery.
Added by Jan Bender on Jun 02, 2017 6:51 PM
deanna french
RE: Washington Co. Potter/Ballard Civil War Veterans
Thank you so much! You are much appreciated. I found you as a contributor in Wakefield too. (Lewis Laflin) May I use that, also for the Civil War site? And---maybe there's more. Kansas has a lot of territory!!! My goal is to find soldiers/sailors/nurses that had ties/roots in Vermont, either by birth, enlistment, service etc. OH My--just found 2 more,Roger Tubbs in Exeter and Erastus Hinds, from Clay Center.

Thanks again.
Deanna French

If you are interested in the Civil War, check out the F.A.G memorial of Erastus Hinds. He was from Eden,Vt prior to going to Kansas There's a letter on the page that I found in an ancient news paper & the webmaster of the C.W. site posted it. There were several Hinds boys that went to war--If I remember right there were 6 brothers & 2 cousins. They had some bad times.I lived in Eden for 20 years, so got attached to the town, thus its history & did quite a bit of research up there.I was so happy to see his burial spot listed--it made my day!!

Dranna French
Added by deanna french on Sep 16, 2016 8:57 PM
Henry Sand #32477481

First thank you for all your hard work on these memorials. I believe that this gentleman is my 3rd great grand uncle. A man by the name of John Henry Sant is named as a son in the will of my 4th great grandfather, John Sand, who died around 1845 in Lee County, IA. By 1850, Henry's mother, Elizabeth, has apparently also died, because Henry Sand and his younger sister live with another of my 4th great grandfathers, John Holtkamp. In 1860, he is living with my 3rd great grandfather, who married his older sister, Mary Adelade Sand Holtkamp. He marries Mary Vorwaldt in 1868 in Lee County and lives in that area before moving to Nebraska some time between 1880 and 1900.

You mention on his memorial that there was a death certificate. Would you be willing to share that certificate or any additional information it might contain? I'm especially interested to see if it gives his parents' names. There is some question of whether or not he and his older sister (my ancestor) share the same mother, and I'm hoping to learn more.

PS--If this is the Henry Sand I believe it is (and evidence points to yes), his being named in his father's will on 8/19/1845 eliminates the 1846 birthdate as a possibility.

Thank you for any information you can share!

Added by Amy on Sep 06, 2015 7:54 PM
Charles Woodford #69960151
Hi. I received your notice and as you seem to be writing on behalf of TLC you can hopefully forward the information to her for me. She leaves no email and has disabled her message function so there is no way to contact her. I did find the duplicate per an email from her earlier this month. Her memorial has only basic info from the headstone, however, whereas mine has a number of links and full information from the family information. I wanted to ask her if she would be willing to delete her own memorial to avoid the excess work involved in transferring the information. If the numbers of memorials is important to her, I would be happy to transfer management to her. What is important to me is that the information is available and linked. If you would pass this on, I would appreciate it. Thank you.
Added by Sharon on Aug 24, 2015 12:18 PM
Michael Armstrong
Harold Armstrong marker
Thank you so much for the picture of the marker-he was a distant cousin of mine.
Added by Michael Armstrong on Aug 21, 2015 7:40 PM
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