A. P. Reed

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It has come to my attention that there are those who are claiming newly made memorials as their "family" or "friend" simply to have that person(s) in their memorial number count. If you are not within the generations listed, you are NOT obligated to have that memorial. Anyone who abuses this function against my memorials will be reported to Find A Grave administration.

I am a curator for several cemeteries in the Lafayette metropolitan area, including Tippecanoe Memory Gardens and Rest Haven Memorial Park, and several memorials there have been created and/or are maintained by me.

My paternal family is originally from Kentucky (the counties of Hardin, Larue and Powell), having settled in Lafayette, IN and surrounding areas in the late 1950s. My maternal family is originally from northeastern Indiana (the counties of Allen, Noble, Whitley and Kosciusko) and settled in Lafayette, IN in the 1980s. My paternal line consists of Reed, Collins, Thain and Johnson. My maternal line consists of Allen, Arndt, Cain, Stackhouse, Rider, Egolf, Keiser and Ritter.

Every day, I use Find A Grave to create new memorials, link relatives, add and/or correct information, etc. Please ask me first if you need physical documentation before handling edits. My sources are from:

-Birth/death certificates
-Marriage licenses
-Military records
-Social security applications
-Public records
-Knowledgeable descendants

I will also add, remove or change information within reason. As for transfers, I will only transfer memorials to those who give their relation to the decedent and when I can verify it. Mass transfers will not be done. Also know that I am related to several people whose memorials are in my care, so I will not transfer unless you're more closely related. I DO NOT link to unknown burials and guess dispositions.

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When creating a memorial, please use the Search option to make sure that the person you are making a memorial for doesn't already have one. If they do not have one and you have knowledge of their final disposition, add them. If you do not know the final disposition, please do not add them until more information can be gathered.

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