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Linda Davis (#46609907)
 member for 12 years, 3 months, 10 days
Chris Mills
Ralph Guldahl 85414397
Hi Linda,

Thanks for the info, I will definitely vote on his fame ranking.

I was a little bit surprised by this as I know several years ago they would NEVER take an existing memorial where it was not put in initially as a famous memorial and change it to a famous memorial (I had friends who tried and they were pretty brutally rebuffed, is all I can tell you). Apparently that policy has been reversed or relaxed now.

Added by Chris Mills on Jun 06, 2016 12:13 PM

Karen Wilburn
Need to pick your brain. I have a photo of relatives grave marker, but I did not take it. The person who did, posted it on for relatives to find and add to their trees. I asked this person to add it to the Find A Grave memorials, but they declined, stating that they had added thousands of photos and never received a thank you and, therefore, would not post to Find A Grave ever again. Am I allowed to add it if I give credit to the photographer? Thanks, Karen

Added by Karen Wilburn on Jun 06, 2016 6:49 AM

Sara Snell-Kirton
RE: Thanks for the photo
I added more Andersons, you may want to take a look.

Added by Sara Snell-Kirton on Jun 05, 2016 10:11 AM

RE: Thanks for the photo
My guess is that no one in the family has stepped forward to pay to have the date added to the headstone. From my own experience it costs over $100. to have that done.

Added by JayCee on Jun 04, 2016 9:00 PM

Salty Antoni
Hall -- only family names on stone
the unofficial db has a partial list of these folks !!

Maureen E. Callahan 9/5/2009 Sec 32 Lot 83
Etta Hall 1/10/1970 Sec 32 Lot 83
Debra Ann Hall 12/3/1970 Sec 32 Lot 83
Augustine Hall 4/12/1963 Sec 32 Lot 83
Annie M. Hall 4/24/1925 Sec 32 Lot 83
Alice J. Hall 5/10/1920 Sec 32 Lot 83
Steven A. Hall 11/21/2008 Sec 32 Lot 83
Jesse Hall 10/15/1898 Sec 32 Lot 83
Michael Reynolds 4/17/1900 Sec 32 Lot 83
May Reynolds 10/15/1898 Sec 32 Lot 83
Catherine Reynolds 3/10/1914 Sec 32 Lot 83

** d:dates may be burial not death

later salty

Added by Salty Antoni on Jun 04, 2016 5:45 PM

Margaret Horning Photo Request
You added a photo request for Margaret Horning #156953692

A photo already exists on the memorial.

Are you looking for a different angle or something else?


joy K

Added by JoyK on Jun 03, 2016 9:08 PM

Douglas Kirk Sorensen
Ralph Guldahl
That is so great of you Linda. Do I need to modify to show a cemetery name?

Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on Jun 03, 2016 7:21 PM

Douglas Kirk Sorensen
RE: The Hebert brothers and Henderson too
That is great news Linda. Thank you for the heads-up. Over time is should do a lot of good.

Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on Jun 02, 2016 10:35 PM

Karen Wilburn
RE: wife's memorial
You are welcome - you didn't have to put in another request for the wife - although I do appreciate it, I would have added it anyway. I was just trying to get the claimed ones in first - they limit how many we can claim at one time. Thanks, Karen

Added by Karen Wilburn on Jun 02, 2016 7:34 PM

Douglas Kirk Sorensen
The Hebert brothers and Henderson too
Thank you Linda for the helpful update. I suppose the older brother has a more far reaching history since he was the captain of a Ryder Cup Team. I knew about Find A Grave policy of cremated etc. I wonder if they ever gave thought to editing the existing ones fitting that bill for consistency sake. Inconsistency is so confusing and the ignition point for so much angst in this world. Bye for now - Doug

Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on Jun 02, 2016 6:06 PM

William McNeil, Jr
Thena Pierce 29194061
Linda, sorry but I could not fine the Florida Genealogy page concerning Thena Pierce.

Added by William McNeil, Jr on Jun 01, 2016 6:43 PM

Shan Tomes
I hope a marker gets placed this time around. I think it's very important that burials have a marker. The graveyard surveys at least help in cases where there was a marker, but one no longer exists. I wish I could give every unknown a marker. When I see a fading marker or even just a temporary one, I make sure to take a picture and upload it here in hope that the name and any other information will not be lost. I wanted to mention, I have attempted to contact WestRock and Rayonier about Nelson Cemetery and gaining access without any response. I would like to see if I can take photos of any locatable graves left in this small cemetery and look around for your requested headstone. Any chance you know how I might contact either Ann Duff, Shirley McCabe, or Joan Johnson, the surveyors of the cemetery in 1993? I'm hoping they might be able to provide more information about the location and whom I may contact for access.

Added by Shan Tomes on Jun 01, 2016 4:50 PM

Gale O
Hello Linda,

You have lovely information associated with William Cowart and both his first wife and second wife. I am a descendant of a daughter with his first wife but who is a bit of a mystery. I am also new at genealogy. I would love to know if you can point me in the right direction. My email is galesancestors@gmailcom.

Added by Gale O on Jun 01, 2016 3:27 PM

Shan Tomes
RE: Thanks for the photo
I always enjoy this particular cemetery. It's been my favorite since I was a young girl. I believe we met once about a year ago at a DAR meeting for the island chapter. I am still interested in joining. Hopefully I'll hear back soon about any documents missing from my files in order to complete my application.

I hoped the full view would be helpful. There is one grave on the bottom right hand corner that has a funeral marker, but any identifying information is long missing from the plaque. There is no military marker than I could find, having seen a mention of this on the Amelia Island Genealogical Society webpage. However, I did note that the ground with the marker still appears to have the look of a "fresher" grave compared to any other grave in the family lot making me think it was Ernestine in this unidentified marked grave with Archie being the one on the left. I can double check for any other photos I may have taken of this family lot and I am happy to return for more pictures, if there is a view you'd like to see. I understand how difficult it may be to see burial grounds and empathize greatly with the need for a surrogate.

I would be more than happy to assist you with any future requests. I travel all over the county weekly and into Georgia at least once a month.

Added by Shan Tomes on May 30, 2016 9:48 PM

RE: Thanks for the photo
I'm very happy to help.

Added by flashbeagle on May 30, 2016 6:02 AM

Donald G. Labaj
13892958 and 151552373
Last year, at my own considerable expense, I got into my truck and drove the 500 miles up to Hillside Cemetery in Natural Bridge, NY. Over the course of two hot, humid days, I photographed ALL of the stones in the yard, except for the newer section [south of the center road in the SW corner], and have been creating memorials for those that did not have one, and attaching my photos to those that did.

The memorials you referenced are NOT duplicates. My understanding of duplication would be when someone inadvertently [or intentionally] creates a memorial in the same cemetery where one already exists. This is not the case in this example. Furthermore, it is irrational to expect someone to check every cemetery, everywhere, when you have a stone in front of you that you just photographed.

The woman who created 13892958 [Jean, #46791917] did so, presumably, by using someone else's printed list of burials at Natural Bridge, and then creating memorials for those folks at Hillside in Champion, because the two yards share the same name, and she's probably never physically been to either location. This certainly seems to be the case, as hardly any of her entries at Champion have headstone photos attached to them, because the majority of those folks are probably not buried there. She has done a great genealogical disservice to those of us who have relatives buried in Natural Bridge, and, because of this, ALL of her submissions are subject to scrutiny, as she hasn't bothered to cite her source for the majority of the information that she's provided.

Imagine, if you will, going to Champion to locate a grave that she has assured you is there, spending hours looking for it to photograph, or to spend a quiet moment in reflection of your loved one's life, only to find out sometime later that you were in the wrong place, 15 miles away. Fortunately, in my case, I'd done enough research to believe, even though she claimed that my relatives were buried at Champion, that didn't make any sense, so I looked elsewhere.

I have contacted her, and she has not responded. Either she, or F-A-G, needs to address her mistakes. Neither you nor I have to requisite tools to do so, and I, for one, am unwilling to spent valuable research time correcting someone else's errors. She's submitted 10691 memorials, of which there are only 265 photos for, so she may be responsible for as many as 10426 mistakes.

I have supplied F-A-G with a copy of this note, and hopefully, they will address the issue.

Don Labaj #46505526

Added by Donald G. Labaj on May 29, 2016 10:39 AM

Cynthia Kenny
Rex Gardner
In regard to memorial for Rex Gardener, there is a monument documented in Mount Hope Cemetery, just haven't found it yet. According to our records at the Holt County Historical Society, he is interred there, do you have the memorial number for him in another cemetery? Thanks!

Added by Cynthia Kenny on May 29, 2016 7:14 AM

Douglas Kirk Sorensen
William John Burke
Hi Linda - I don't know the answer. I can't see my bio now. I wonder if Find A Grave did it. I find strange things all the time. Like flowers I've left. The image I entered is changed to something else. If I had it cremated before you wrote your bio I could always change it back. Please let me know. Doug

Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on May 27, 2016 10:23 PM

Charles Reed
RE: Thanks for the photos.....
Thank you for your message it is always nice to get a thank you we are currently working on finding all the faces for our 80 Fallen Veterans currently now down to to left 2 to find from the original 8 we didn't have pictures for. Sgt. Christopher Daniels and SP4 Jacky Drury.
again Many Thanks

Added by Charles Reed on May 27, 2016 6:39 AM

Douglas Kirk Sorensen
I've voted for Pat Conway
Thanks Linda - I just did so. (I checked all of mine)

Two memorials of mine are of special interest. Actor Jon Lormer was yellow starred and famous, but for some reason Find A Grave downgraded his memorial. This was my second famous memorial that I created. Maybe because he didn't have a place of burial. It was accepted originally - did they downgrade all the others that were famous but had no place of burial?

My memorial for actress Jean Willes should be an automatic. Though the bio should be re-written. After it got rejected a couple times I just gave up and kept adding info that I found. Her huband was a pretty famous NFL football player and his was rejected as well.

Thanks for your consideration of these - Doug

Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on May 26, 2016 7:53 PM

Douglas Kirk Sorensen
Thank You
I sure appreciate your kindness on my behalf Linda.
With High Regards - Doug

Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on May 26, 2016 4:43 PM

Ann Geiszler
I registered Ann Geiszler in the Moorhead Memorial Cemetery because she and her spouse have a grave marker there. I have also attached a picture of their grave marker. I do not know if she is actually buried there nor do I have any way of finding out.

Added by CAW on May 26, 2016 1:08 PM

Douglas Kirk Sorensen
Pat Conway
I can't thank you enough for helping in getting him accepted as famous. You have a gift Linda. Thank you for your kind assistance. Doug Sorensen

Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on May 26, 2016 2:29 AM

Douglas Kirk Sorensen
RE: Louise Allbritton
Thank you Linda for such a lovely biographical entry which was successful in getting it accepted as famous. I don't know why I couldn't find it when I did a search of the first and last name? Best Regards - Doug Sorensen

Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on May 26, 2016 2:22 AM

Douglas Kirk Sorensen
Desmond Fopp
Thank you Linda for the excellent biographical data for Desmond. I've added it to his memorial. You are so kind. Best Regards - Doug Sorensen

Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on May 26, 2016 1:47 AM


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