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A Marine's Daughter (#46506165)
 member for 13 years, 4 months, 20 days
Del Gran
Photo for First James River Norsk Lutheran Cemetery
Becky, glad you are back and wish you the best. We had some communications a couple years ago and I added you to as a "friend". I currently have a problem with a photo being approved by Find A Grave and I am seeking an unbiased opinion from one that I greatly respect in the Find A Grave community of volunteers. If you do not agree, feel free to express your honest opinion but I feel "common sense" should prevail and one can't apply a good general rule to every situation.

Your bio includes the following:
"I do this because I believe that every person/being is important and deserves to be remembered."

This is the way I feel about a great-grandfather and 11 others who were buried in a cemetery that has since turned into farm land. There are undoubtedly thousands of descendants, like me, that don't know what happened to an ancestor. Now that my great-grandfather's sad fate has been determined, I want to be sure it is documented, along with the others, so that their descendants can learn the fate of their ancestor and save them considerable time searching and wondering without an answer.

Here is the problem, I wanted a nice photo for the cemetery home page. I found what I thought was appropriate, licensed the photo, and added a caption for this cemetery. However, Find A Grave is rejecting my photo submission for the cemetery as "inappropriate" and suggests that I submit a photo of the main gate, cemetery sign, monument, etc. Obviously none of these exist, not even sure anyone can locate the cemetery any closer than Jamesville Township. Each township consists of 36 sections, each measuring one square mile or six miles square. So, the "cemetery" is somewhere within a 36 squire mile area.

To make it easy, the photo in question is also my profile photo and whether you think it is appropriate to use it as a Find A Grave cemetery photo for a cemetery that was abandoned and returned to farm land in 1940. The details follow but you may not need.

My great-grandfather, Nikolai Larson #14396933 drowned about 1881 and was buried in a cemetery that was abandoned and became farm land in 1940. His name and 11 others, appear on the WPA list dated Feb 1941 for First James River Norsk Lutheran Cemetery in rural Yankton County, SD.

Due to the lack of a physical or Find A Grave cemetery, another Find A Grave member created memorials in another cemetery with a similar name but in the wrong Township. Recently, I had 11 of these 12 Find A Grave memorials transferred to me and then created a new cemetery on Feb 19 and transferred the 11 memorials to the correct cemetery.

The history on the home page and Nikolai Larson's memorial #14396933 is a "work in progress". It started as an explanation on my great-grandfather's memorial and I am in the process of "cleaning it up" to provide a good history and explanation on the cemetery home page with something to be added to all 11 and maybe the 12th whose descendant I am in touch with who is an Olsberg, Find A Grave member "Corey in Nebraska" with documentation that his great-grandfather was buried beside my great-grandfather.

Sorry to bother you, but would appreciate your opinion and suggestions.

Added by Del Gran on Feb 24, 2015 1:04 AM

Hope you're doing well...
I have re-sent edits that were never processed, so hope you are doing well now and can enjoy your contributions to Find A Grave! If you would like, I would be glad to manage all the "Douma's" in Meadowview Cemetery, as I know the family quite well and went to school with some of them. I plan to get all their memorials updated, so it may be easier for you to simply transfer them to me. Contributor # 46957268. Thanks so much. Stay well!

Added by Joanne on Feb 21, 2015 4:28 PM

Missing My Loved ones
Alicia Baikie
Thanks for the transfer

Added by Missing My Loved ones on Feb 19, 2015 8:35 AM

Calmly Searching
Hello Becky,
Thinking of you today, and wondering how your are doing?
Praying for all good health and prosperity for you this year.
Take care, and Bless you for all you do. :)

Added by Calmly Searching on Feb 16, 2015 8:11 AM

John McCartney
Vivian Aileen Lyon Skogen
Thank you for the addition of my cousin, Vivian Aileen Lyon Skogen,

Added by John McCartney on Feb 02, 2015 3:50 AM

Link to contributor who has 23K USMC memorials.


JB Berry

Added by JB BERRY on Jan 11, 2015 7:55 AM

Rosie of Royal Oak
RE: Couture descendant
Hi Becky,
Thank you for responding. I will wait until you have a chance to look up your info.

I don't see Joseph Couture and, wife, Sara Gagnon, nor his brother, Noel, in my lineage. However if they were born in the 1900s, I may not have them because of their birth period.

I'm anxious to find out where we connect in the Couture lineage!

Added by Rosie of Royal Oak on Jan 10, 2015 1:50 PM

Rosie of Royal Oak
Couture descendant
Hi Becky,

I came across your hint for my 7th great grandmother, Anne Aymard Couture (on Do you know what cemetery she or Guillaume are buried?

I am my family's genealogist for Couture and my mother's Finnish ancestry, Kaiponen.

Which child of Guillaume and Anne do you descend from? I am from Joseph Auger Couture, their 10th child.

I am a volunteer for too.

Happy to hear from you soon!

Rosie Couture in Royal Oak, MI

Added by Rosie of Royal Oak on Dec 27, 2014 10:28 AM

Bonita Olmer
RE: Edward Leskovar
You're welcome. :)

Added by Bonita Olmer on Dec 25, 2014 10:29 PM

Eliza Crisman
Thank you for the photo. Merry Christmas. Take care of yourself.

Added by Alice on Dec 25, 2014 11:04 AM

Steve McElvarr
Bluett, Deloughery, ....
Thank you some much for making all the additions and edits I requested.
Steve McElvarr

Added by Steve McElvarr on Dec 06, 2014 10:58 AM

Patricia Harrison Armstrong
Hannah Anderson edits
Thank you so much! Pat

Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Nov 20, 2014 6:27 PM

Joshua A Mougeot
Thank you, truly
I have been searching for my grandmother's remembrance piece online for a long time now. I thought I would never see it. I was 17 and working full time so I wasn't able to go to Montana to pay my respects to her. Being able to at least have this means so much. Betty Lee Huff Olson, thank you for giving her grandson a chance to say goodbye.

Added by Joshua A Mougeot on Nov 17, 2014 2:50 AM

rosie mcnaughton
Hi Becky,
I am sorry you have been ill. There seem to be a lot of people on here who aren't very well. I hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself.

Added by rosie mcnaughton on Nov 11, 2014 6:26 AM

ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.

Added by C.C.Diamond on Nov 07, 2014 1:04 PM

Ann Minter
Helen Williams
I have submitted an edit for Helen Williams, spouse of Glenn Williams, both buried in the Montana State Veterans Cemetery.

Helen was my mother's sister. Her name was Helen Margaret Gebhardt Williams.

She was a nurse, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and a wonderful aunt. Her granddaughters still live in the Helena area.

Added by Ann Minter on Nov 01, 2014 5:41 PM

Kimberley Newcome
Thank you!
Thanks for taking picture of my grandmother's grave. Matilda Newcome in Montana.

Added by Kimberley Newcome on Oct 30, 2014 12:14 PM

Thank You
Becky, thank you for the Photo of the Section J, Row 5, Lot 40, at Liberty (Mountain View) Cemetery. Donald Kokoruda was my father. I think it's wonderful of you to do this. Some people live far from the resting place of their loved ones, and can not travel. You have helped many.
Thank You.
Cheryl Kokoruda

Added by Cheryl on Oct 29, 2014 10:02 PM

Bert Barker
Thank you for linking him to his dad. Very much appreciated. Semper Fi, ma'am.
Mike in WA

Added by MWF on Oct 23, 2014 11:09 AM

Judith Fullerton
Elisha T. Noble
Could you connect my great-great-grandfather to his father?

Connect Elisha T. Noble 19529564 to Joshua Noble 38615778

Thank you
Judy Fulleerton

Added by Judith Fullerton on Oct 13, 2014 6:00 PM

Judith Fullerton
Noble family tombstones
The following two individuals are my great-great-grandparents

Margaret Adaline Patrick Noble - 19529565
Elisha Thompson Noble - 19529564

Could you connect their children to them

Hallie Hollis Noble Kuinders - 19513136
Buenos Noble Tinsley - 1490617
Liviga Noble Scheytt - 18517553
Delore Noble Rankin - 19529601
Alice Miller - 97901160
Clifford Noble - 19491208

Thank you!!!
Judy Fullerton

Added by Judith Fullerton on Oct 11, 2014 4:18 PM

Sandi Evilsizer Koscak
Sunset Cemetery
Becky I know you must be busy. But you have never made any of my corrections I have sent you on several memorials. Some requests are 2 times and some over a year ago...

Added by Sandi Evilsizer Koscak on Sep 30, 2014 4:49 PM

Mom to angels Bo and Chris
Belated birthday wishes!
So sorry I didn't get birthday wishes posted to your page! I hope you had a super, fantastic, awesome, and blessed birthday!

Added by Mom to angels Bo and Chri... on Sep 14, 2014 2:39 PM

Bill Clark
William D DeArmond
see Find A Grave #48403860

Added by Bill Clark on Sep 14, 2014 1:20 PM

Esther Marie Zimmerman Brain #60709553
Thank you, Becky. My dad served 1935 1945. And a salute to your mom or dad too.

And thank you for the transfers of Aunt Esther & husband Olaf Brain.

Added by Judy on Sep 11, 2014 11:22 AM


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