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Linda Davis (#46609907)
 member for 10 years, 10 months, 14 days
Christopher Beard
RE: Names on the title of the memorial
Hi Linda. Thanks for the info and your help. I was contacted a while back and asked not to label unknowns the way you are suggesting, as "Unknown" or "Infant", etc. is not their name. I spoke with someone with FindAGrave and was told to do it the way I have it now. If I know the last name, it is of course not in parenthesis, so it appears alphabetical. The FindA Grave people say it does not matter if the unknowns appear at the beginning or under "U". I guess there is just not a good way to do unknown names that is to everyone's liking. I will try my my best to address this issue.
Thanks again. Chris

Added by Christopher Beard on Jan 09, 2015 9:32 AM

Greg Tucker
RE: Thanks for the photo
You're very welcome, Linda. I enjoyed your very nice Bio write-up on Marguerite's memorial.

Added by Greg Tucker on Jan 07, 2015 12:37 PM

Myra Elaine
RE: Fred John Cerwonka, Jr
Sorry I could not find his grave. He was not listed in the kiosk at the welcome center.

Added by Myra Elaine on Jan 06, 2015 9:18 PM

Myra Elaine
RE: James Ralph Mitchell
Your welcome. My Great Grandmother Martha was a Mitchell. Our family does back to Joshua Mitchell who was born in Paris, France in, off the top of my head, 1757.

Added by Myra Elaine on Jan 06, 2015 9:15 PM

George Crotwell
Thank you. You are so correct - I for some reason created 3 different memorials for George Crotwell. I deleted two of them and retained Find A Grave Memorial# 133750226.

Added by rcrotwell on Jan 06, 2015 7:42 AM

Saundra Dowling
Linda, I just wanted to let you know that our middle son James passed away suddenly on Dec 23, 2014. I have added him to find a grave with a heavy broken heart as I never in all my worst dreams would have thought I would be adding my own son. Please remember us in prayers as we as a family have been hit hard by his loss. God Bless, Saundra

Added by Saundra Dowling on Jan 05, 2015 12:54 PM

Wyndy South
Previous two comments
Thanks for your notes. I went through one by one and deleted all the duplicates I found. I'll check back. Wyndy

Added by Wyndy South on Jan 05, 2015 5:57 AM

Wyndy South
RE: Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
I will check all of these. Thank you. I have been working so much lately and have not managed Find A Grave memorials I have in the past. Since its New Years Day, maybe I can. Wyndy

Added by Wyndy South on Jan 01, 2015 10:27 AM

Wyndy South
RE: Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Would you mind telling me where this cemetery is? What state? I do so many cemeteries. Thx. I will check out these duplicates. I check so carefully before adding. I would like to know about them. Thank you Wyndy.

Added by Wyndy South on Dec 31, 2014 7:04 PM

John Andrew Prime
Ruffin Golson Pleasant
Linda, Anne Ector Pleasant didn't die three years to the day before Ruffin. He died the morning of Sept. 12, 1937, while she died the evening of Sept. 13, 1934 after mistakenly ingesting some antiseptic instead of medication she had been looking for in her dark bathroom. I work for the paper here and looked up both of their obits, as well as the death certs on file with the state. You might want to get AJ or one of the F-A-G folks to edit that notation in the famous bio for the governor.

Added by John Andrew Prime on Dec 30, 2014 5:30 PM

Sandra (Grissom) Hudson
Corrections to Mount Olive listings
Hi Linda - I've made several corrections but don't have time to finish up all the listings right now. If you want to wait until later today, I should have all the different things deleted from the names. I can send you a message when I am finished with this.


Added by Sandra (Grissom) Hudson on Dec 29, 2014 8:53 AM

Cynthia Jennings
RE: Thanks for the Info
I live in Georgia, so I may try to make a visit to Selma some day. I haven't found a lot about Rev. Lorenzo Harrison. He definitely was involved before the first march attempt between Selma to Montgomery. He then was elected to the Selma City Council in 1972 . I can't find an obituary, so I think he is still alive. He served as a councilman for quite awhile it seems.

I love finding nuggets of info like this.

Have a good day.


Added by Cynthia Jennings on Dec 29, 2014 8:47 AM

Sandra (Grissom) Hudson
RE: Naming on title of the memorial
thank you too

Added by Sandra (Grissom) Hudson on Dec 29, 2014 8:30 AM

Sandra (Grissom) Hudson
RE: Naming on title of the memorial
I made necessary corrections. I had put that info in because there are several infants buried at Mount Olive and it helped me to identify easily who they were.

Added by Sandra (Grissom) Hudson on Dec 29, 2014 8:10 AM

Cynthia Jennings
RE: Thanks for the Info
I don't know. My brief googling just shows that it did. Lorenzo Harrison was one of the first black elected officials in Selma.

Added by Cynthia Jennings on Dec 28, 2014 11:12 PM

Cynthia Jennings
Thanks for the Info
I reread the guidelines. You are correct in that the obits can't name the living. However, it is ok to copy the obit as long as you give credit to the newspaper and the date it was published. I will make sure any future obits I use remove the living.

I definitely don't want any issues with the marchers' obituaries I dig up. There are a significant amount of important people who were there who aren't on Find a Grave. I have some significant digging and creating memorials to do.



Added by Cynthia Jennings on Dec 28, 2014 7:10 PM

RE: Leeper
I am not really researching the Leeper surname. Maggie married Rufus Beane and I am researching that surname. My maiden name was Bean. Thanks for all your help. Sharon

Added by Sharon on Dec 23, 2014 8:07 AM

Janette Stowe
Sarah King memorial
It was brought to my attention by another Find A Grave contributor that my posting was a duplicate. Since the other posting was indeed earlier than mine, I followed the rules and deleted mine. I apologize if this caused any confusion or problem. Thank you.

Merry Christmas,

Added by Janette Stowe on Dec 22, 2014 7:47 PM

RE: Add photo to memorial
Linda, Thank you for letting me know that you had added a caption for Maggie Beane. I copied it and added to her information. Sharon

Added by Sharon on Dec 22, 2014 5:32 PM

RE: Add photo to memorial
Maggie Beane is distantly related. Thank you so much for adding the photo. Sharon

Added by Sharon on Dec 22, 2014 9:32 AM

RE: Thanks for the photo
It was my pleasure!

Added by Merf on Dec 21, 2014 5:32 PM

RE: moore
you're quite welcome! Happy Holidays to you & yours!! ;-D

Added by SWM on Dec 21, 2014 4:11 PM

Jewels Verne
RE: Levy Sapp
It was not dark on my end, IDK. Have it a go.

Added by Jewels Verne on Dec 21, 2014 3:55 PM

RE: moore
No, Millard Moore wasn't a widower -- he is my grandfather and my grandmother divorced him in 1931. Apparently, he married Jeannette McCormick sometime after 1939 then. My guess is that Adam McCormick purchased the 2 spaces in the mausoleum while they were married, which is why she is interred there beside him. But according to HER obituary, her name WAS Moore when she died, despite what her marker says (I'd think the name on the marker was either pre-engraved or they engraved it going by the original purchase order).

Added by SWM on Dec 20, 2014 9:00 PM

Jeannette Zehrbach McCormick
I'd just seen in my email inbox where you said her last name at the time of her death was McCormick, not Moore -- but I have a copy of the newspaper article about the car accident she died in that states her last name at the time of her death as being Moore. She was married to Millard Moore at the time of her death. I'll post the article later this weekend....

Added by SWM on Dec 20, 2014 6:28 AM


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