James O'Dell

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I joined "Find a Grave" in order to contribute when and where I can to see that none of our ancestors are forgotten. I located my grandfather's grave and marker in Oklahoma only to learn that the town is no longer in existence and the county court house destroyed by fire before the records were copied in the State archives. He died in 1918 during the rage of the Spanish flu epedimic and many victims were buried without documentation. Our family history and his tombstone are the only evidence of his existence, so that encouraged me to help anyone in documenting their ancestors as I continue researching my own. Thanks to all of you who have helped me along the way.


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