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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 14 years, 5 months, 6 days
Albert Ledoux
Agudath Achim
Answered my own question! If I had paid closer attention yesterday, I would have seen that that lower strip DOES have a pink rose section marker: Mount Olive! So you can just forget about my earlier note. Thanks!

Added by Albert Ledoux on Jun 19, 2016 4:59 PM

Albert Ledoux
Agudath Achim in Altoona
I'm in the process of doing 100% photo coverage for Agudath Achim in Altoona. I note that pretty much all the pix you posted are in the Mt. Carmel section.

The actual rose granite marker for Mt. Carmel section is located part way up a little hill, with most of the stones above and behind it actually being shaded by trees - as I am sure you found out!

There's a section downhill from that marker, though, that faces an asphalt drive, is separated by a line of tall trees from the shaded area, and is fully lit by the afternoon sun. As far as you can recall, did you do these as part of Mt. Carmel? This strip of graves, maybe four rows deep, has no rose granite marker, so I am sort of assuming that it is considered part of Mt. Carmel.

You'll probably have to go back to the cemetery map to refresh your memory.

Added by Albert Ledoux on Jun 19, 2016 10:40 AM

Mark Butler
Thank you
Thank you for sending me the correct burial information for Anna Dodson. Did you get my edits to add her to her children's pages?

Added by Mark Butler on Jun 16, 2016 6:36 AM

Jane Gramlich
Duncan in Glendale Cemetery
Hello Zella, I just submitted an edit for Joyce (Royce) Duncan in Glendale Cemetery. I have records to verify this edit if you would like to see them. Thanks.

Added by Jane Gramlich on Jun 14, 2016 3:24 PM

Mr. Ed
William Foltz
I cleared a space for a photo. Ed ~

Added by Mr. Ed on Jun 12, 2016 7:00 PM

Albert Ledoux
RE: Zion Lutheran - Hollidaysburg
This past week I covered the cemetery front and back with the camera. I waited for the sunniest days possible before heading out. I can tell you that without those memorials you created, I wouldn't have had a clue where to locate the worst of the stones!

Added by Albert Ledoux on Jun 12, 2016 7:23 AM

RE: Andrew Fulkerson
That's okay. I found a state record saying Jan, and the request for a veteran marker saying Feb. No clear answer there. Thanks for letting me know!

Added by Esther on Jun 08, 2016 5:38 AM

Addendum to My Grandfather's Yahrzeit
My father passed away in Florida on May 2, 2012. My mother only lived another year and nine months. So the apology is posthumous.

Added by tiedyed on Jun 06, 2016 12:02 AM

My Grandfather's Headstone
Zella - Thanks so much for your work. I sent this e-mail to my brother and sisters about my mother's father, who passed away in Akron Ohio in 1934, when she was 8. I think it will give you a chuckle.

Subject: Max Goldberg Yahrzeit and Headstone

I owe Mommy an apology.

I think I've told you all that I inherited Daddy's yahrzeit list. Actually, Mommy gave me all the lists when they vacated the Rockville Centre apartment. On one page, cut from a yellow legal pad, she wrote in her beautiful handwriting a number of names and the yahrzeit dates. For Max Goldberg, she wrote 17th day in Iyar, which happens to be the day before Lag B'Omer. I knew he was Mordechai, but I had no idea what his father's name was, so I knew I would need to go the cemetery in Akron to look at his headstone. But first, I called the Akron Jewish Center. It turned out they had many of the records for all of the old cemeteries. There weren't a whole lot of Goldbergs, and they gave me the cemetery name, row and plot for both Max and Ida.

Somehow, I stumbled on a website called . So I gave it a try. It turns out they have info on many cemeteries, including the one I needed. And for many of them, they have the photos of the actual monument.

And there, big as life, was the monument of Max Goldberg, Mordechai ben Shimon. But the date of death was 17 SIVAN! (Interestingly enough, Bubby's only said Chasya, not Chasya Leah, for Ida Gross Goldberg. And Fay Goldberg Minkin is nearby.) I printed out the photo. I couldn't believe it! Mommy was always so careful. Now, I thought, I am going to have to investigate some of the other dates. 17 Iyar came and went. I didn't light a yahrzeit candle, I didn't say kaddish, etc.

I went back to the website to see if I could copy the link to send you with this story. But something didn't seem right. The date of death is listed as May 2, 1934. Now, wait a minute! If that's 17 Sivan, then Shavuos was two weeks earlier, in mid-April! And Pesach would have been in very early March, which is impossible. So I went to my handy dandy Hebrew Date app on my phone. And sure enough, May 2, 1934 was indeed the 17th of Iyar! Mommy was right, and the tombstone was carved incorrectly!

Sorry I doubted you, Ma.

Your big brother
Cleveland Hts., OH

Added by tiedyed on Jun 06, 2016 12:00 AM

Zella, you are an angel
Zella, you are an angel.

You found us information nobody in the family knew!

Our grandfather, Wasil Bubnicovich, died in the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic before our mother was born. Our grandmother, Anna, was left a widow with a year-old daughter and another on the way.

When Anna remarried several years later to Ben Haliko, he treated the two girls as his own, so Haliko was the only father they ever knew.

We never knew when Wasil died, where he was buried, or even the correct spelling of his name. While Akron City Directories from those years - that I just discovered - spell his name correctly as it is on the gravestone - Bubnicovich - we always thought it was spelled with a 'k' - Bubnikovich.

Thanks to your efforts, we are just now discovering more, and reading more about the history of those times. We never knew the three graves are so close to one another, in the same cemetery! You are amazing, and we are grateful.

All the best,

Added by DianaM on Jun 03, 2016 7:58 PM

Pamela Parks Costa
Zella - I accidentally erased the last message you sent me - it was someone at Glendale - maybe a Margaret or a Margette - or something like that - you were telling me the plot - ... while I meant to pull up the site - I processed it - sorry.


Added by Pamela Parks Costa on May 30, 2016 2:20 PM

Keith English
Zella, thanks for posting the photos to the Davis memorials. Regards.


Added by Keith English on May 30, 2016 10:10 AM

Judy Stone
David Daniel Spangler (1807-)
Hello - I am trying to confirm the parents of David Daniel Spangler. Some trees have Christian Miller Spangler and Eve Kimmel as his parents, but I find no concrete documentation. The Find A Grave listing you have does not have David as one of the children. He is my 2X great-grandfather. Other trees have Rudolph Spengler and Christina Houtz as his parents. The 1800 census does not help because it does not list children. The 1850 census has him born about 1804 and the 1860 census has him born 1807. Other census records have not helped. I can't find any birth or immigration records. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you for all of your hard work on this site!

Judy Stone

Added by Judy Stone on May 25, 2016 11:58 AM

drop me a email I need to give you a update
Thanks Annie

Added by annie on May 22, 2016 6:47 AM

RE: Michael Hileman
yep and I am on vacation next week yuk hope it stops soon.

Added by annie on May 21, 2016 5:09 PM

RE: Michael Hileman
I sent in the same correction I seen it was a dupe on what you documented. Hey enjoy the weather its beautiful out :(

Added by annie on May 21, 2016 11:43 AM

Cheryl Carmany Marr
Annie E Moore
Could you possibly read the DOD on her headstone? There is a discrepancy on Ancestry.
Thank you!

Added by Cheryl Carmany Marr on May 17, 2016 6:36 AM

...for taking a photo of the headstone for Rose Lee ROBINSON nee DUCK.

Added by TaraG on May 15, 2016 3:04 AM

RE: Wesley Hartzell
Yes, I found him there as well, after I'd already sent that request to you. Thanks so much for your research on it! I love being able to connect these families - it brings new meaning to the "not forgotten" that comes after "gone but..."

Added by Robinette on May 12, 2016 1:45 PM

Cheryl Carmany Marr
Annie E Moore
Hi Zella...the photo is great...did Calvin have a headstone?
I appreciate all you do on Find A Grave! Thank you!

Added by Cheryl Carmany Marr on May 10, 2016 7:50 AM

Cheryl Carmany Marr
RE: Robert Sawyer photo request
Hi Zella,
That would be great! I appreciate your time and effort!!

Added by Cheryl Carmany Marr on May 09, 2016 10:10 PM

RE: Hershberger Cemetery, Elklick Twp.
Oh wow! That is great! I hope we can get this fixed :)

Added by mdshome on May 08, 2016 3:27 PM

Evelyn Linger Thorn
RE: Willa Miller
Thank you

Added by Evelyn Linger Thorn on May 08, 2016 11:12 AM

Rector Family continued
Also -- it looked as if you may have had to clear the stones of weeds/grass. Much appreciated as well.

Added by Elizabeth on May 07, 2016 4:47 PM

Rector Family
Wow! One, two, three! headstones. Thanks so much for taking the photos. There is satisfaction in their recognition. Thanks every so much. Elizabeth

Added by Elizabeth on May 07, 2016 4:46 PM


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