GeneGraver

Member for
13 years · 5 months · 19 days
Find a Grave ID
47015667

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"The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living." Cicero

NOTE!!! If you have info that needs updating please send me corrections thru the Suggest a Correction feature, I will make the changes. If you have a bio to add, please email me with the "suggest other" feature, I will add it. THERE IS NO REASON TO CREATE DUPLICATES to get information added or updated. If you are related, and I am not, I will transfer. JUST ASK!! Via the Suggest Other in the edit functions.
I check my page almost daily. CK

I have completely photographed Elmwood-Saint Joseph Cemetery in Mason City, IA and finished in 2011. Still working on identifying the unreadable markers. All the photos that I have taken at Elmwood in Mason City are also on file with the cemetery office. If you are unsure of the photos I have placed, please check to see if there are any notes by clicking on the photo. I am currently going thru the records, a section at a time, and documenting all those who are not marked in any way. The 11% unphotographed at Elmwood is mostly due to all the unmarked graves.

Use of any photos I have taken is fine for PERSONAL genealogy use, including your trees you may have on Ancestry.com, please just give credit. Thanks! CK

Preserving history, yours and mine, one stone at a time. I do this out of respect for those that have gone before us, so that they are remembered and any and every stone in the cemetery be preserved digitally forever.

Christine aka GeneGraver

Personal family lines that I am researching include (but not limited to): Clark-Shunkwiler, Borel, Goslin, Beisel, Lease, Peschl, Wise and Hill.

***Elmwood - Saint Joseph Cemetery database is online.***
https://gis.newcomtech.com/cms/ia/masoncity/elmwoodcms/
~~Note about the dates on some of the memorials at Elmwood with no stones. I have an old set of records and they don't seem to line up exactly with the dates that are on-line. They seem to be a day off, here and there, on both birth and death days, so don't go by the memorial info only. Also, if you find dates for January 1st, DOUBLE CHECK them, the online system defaults to 01/01 when only the year is entered. I have also found a few burials that are not in the right spot in the database, because the picture I took is in a different section in my files.

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