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No Guts, No Glory (#46889469)
 member for 9 years, 7 days
Hal G. Brown
Greetings Sir!

Check out the sad - yet interesting obituary I posted for Marth D. Taylor... contained a lot of information that may be very helpful to family members.

All the best, -Hal

Added by Hal G. Brown on Jan 26, 2016 10:16 AM

Sincerely Yours
RE: Yesterday
It's ok Dave, you are right it rained all the way down there and poured during his service, I was surprised that so many showed up in that weather, there were even 5 from his hometown in PA that were there. After 48 plus years I'm not sure I will ever get over the loss. But he's at peace and in a better place, for that I am thankful.

Added by Sincerely Yours on Jan 24, 2016 8:59 AM

RE: Elinore Glorius Duff Bailey
There were two memorials for your Great-Aunt. When they were merged there was an error in the name fields.

I do not have any additional information about Elinore - it looks like the first name should be Elinore instead of Eleanora.

However, I can direct you to some sources where you might find newspaper articles about her.

From the Library of Congress which has District of Columbia newspapers:

Try your local library - can access with your library card number and pin. Log in, go to the database section and look for these databases. All have District of Columbia newspapers:

Also has added many District of Columbia records:

Good luck!

Added by SLGMSD on Jan 20, 2016 11:43 AM

Sincerely Yours
RE: My hubby
Of course it is Jan. 22nd at 11 a.m. at Florida National Cemetery.

Added by Sincerely Yours on Jan 08, 2016 5:04 PM

Hal G. Brown
RE: Eureka Cemetery
Well, you know how that works, Dave... Those who complain the most -- typically contribute the least!

Added by Hal G. Brown on Jan 08, 2016 2:13 PM

Sincerely Yours
RE: Merry
Thanks Dave same to you and yours.

Added by Sincerely Yours on Dec 26, 2015 7:30 AM

Neil B (John 3:16)
Merry Christmas

♪♫**.♥ HAPPY HOLIDAYS ♪♫**.♥ TO YOU,♪♫**.♥ AND GOD BLESS US, ♪♫**.♥ EVERYONE! ♪♫* ♪♫**.♥ ♪♫**.♥ ♪♫**.♥♪♫* ♪♫**.♥

Merry Christmas from our home to yours.

Added by Neil B (John 3:16) on Dec 20, 2015 3:55 PM

Connie Lagasse Russell
RE: Francis Snow
I am like you..I would say "Hey, Joe is buried in sunshine cemetery, please add him there".

Do as you wish...hopefully someday he'll be interred there

Thanks for all you do in Find A Grave...Connie

Added by Connie Lagasse Russell on Dec 02, 2015 3:58 PM

W. Warder
Edwin Duff Duplicate in RC Cemetery DC
There are 2 memorials for Edwin Duff in Rock Creek Cemetery, DC.

Would it be possible for you to delete one please?

The duplicates are: 34289726 and 34289737.

Thanks so much!

Added by W. Warder on Nov 28, 2015 3:14 PM

Steve Watty
RE: Memorial 23604939
Very Interesting. Will do more research on this one as a Henry Hendon Holmes Jr, her son, was killed in China in 1918.
But I do have a grandson, Henry H Holmes, born abt 1923 info unknown. This may be memorial 56111094. His father was Nathaniel Floyd Holmes. Thanks for the heads up.

Added by Steve Watty on Nov 24, 2015 11:50 AM

RD Hall
...just saw your photo
Hey Guts & Glory, I just now looked more closely at your photo of the bill board (about a smokin' HOT body) ... and thought, now that's funny!

I would apply to me too ... and I may have to steal that phrase.

Added by RD Hall on Aug 25, 2015 5:53 AM

RD Hall
RE: Troy Pons
Thanks Dave ... your kindest was unexpected (in posting my comments) and so, I am putting in a little more effort into those words to "get it right". I hope you will consider replacing my original comments with the better ones I am crafting now. Thanks.

Added by RD Hall on Aug 24, 2015 9:25 PM

Janet Elliott Douglas
Vera Hager Transfer
Hi, would appreciate any additional information on her. Send it to:

Daniel Elliott

Added by Janet Elliott Douglas on Aug 20, 2015 9:03 PM

The Real McCoys
Atta Boy!
Just a note to tell you I have noticed what a nice job you do on memorials you create. I think the family links are so important to take the time to research and make, even when it is for someone you've never met. Thank you for all you do on Find A Grave!

Added by The Real McCoys on Jul 27, 2015 9:32 PM

I wholeheartedly agree with your comment of not adding a living person to Find A Grave just because they share a headstone with someone who has passed. I also find that some do whole cemeteries including spouses or family members for the same reason. I wait until I see the obit before including (writing up) the memorial to make sure that everything is there. I also use Ancestry to make connections of who's who in the family. I will say that I have done duplications by mistake but I have also tried to contact the other contributor to see if they want to include something with no response back in most cases--this is usually with the people who were living at the time the first person did the memorial. I do it because I'm a finatic about connecting family members to them as well. Didn't know that Find A Grave will add info to another's memorial if it's provided to them (Read this in another person's message). Will have to remember this for the next time. Another thing that bothers me is when you request family member transfers (usually out of state) and usually don't get a response. It would be nice to have them do it or at least respond back as to why they won't--common courtesy. Most Find A Grave contributors are pretty decent about doing this but I have come across two/three in my area who won't; one being that there was no headstone pic, so no proof for them to look at. Others no response/acknowledgement. Thanks for letting me "rant". Also thank you for all of your contributions.

Added by Sharon on Jun 24, 2015 11:23 PM

Oh look, a chicken!
RE: Hi
Hi! Adding the video clip was pretty easy. I used, but any .gif creating program will work, and there are lots of free ones online. With I loaded a short video clip, when it was made into a .gif file I downloaded it and then was able to upload it here. It compresses the file so that it is able to be used here and still come under the file size limit.

Have a great evening!

Added by Oh look, a chicken! on Jun 12, 2015 9:47 PM

Edward Davis
Hi Dave,

Thanks so much for the article! Greatly appreciate it!

The death day on it is a mistake... They used the date the obituary was originally published, which was a Friday. The obit said he passed on Tuesday. I checked my online 'Day of the Week' thingy and the 5th was a Tuesday, so it's all good. :)

I'm going to update his memorial on May 13 when he is inducted into the hall of fame.

Again, Thanks so much for passing it on!


Added by Elizabeth on May 05, 2015 8:33 AM

Robert Ball
30814720 Semp Robert W. Jr.
Birth Date is 3/25/1979

Thank You

Added by Robert Ball on Apr 02, 2015 1:28 PM

RE: Florence....
A little more detail on Florence's birth registration ...

Florence Bowron in the England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005

Name: Florence Bowron
Mother's Maiden Surname: Coltman
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1921
Registration district: Coventry
Inferred County: Warwickshire
Volume Number: 6d
Page Number: 1488



Added by Paul on Mar 28, 2015 8:58 AM

Transfer of Ann Denson Poucher
Thank you so much for the transfer of Ann to our Denson family. All of the Denson's transfers are greatly appreciated and will be such a honor to have.
Have a Wonderful Day and may you have a Great Easter!

Added by Karen on Mar 26, 2015 4:53 AM

John Holloway
RE: Memorial #50447415
Nicely done, Dave. Thank you so much.

Added by John Holloway on Mar 25, 2015 10:56 PM

lucille Pelletier
Thank you so very much for the transfer.

Added by bjw36 on Mar 16, 2015 8:24 PM

RE: Vicki Lachowicz
Love LOVE your sign! It's hilarious! I have a fan base involving my ex-husbands family here on Find A Grave & across the internet. They are not nice people. Why not give them something to talk about? So a BIG THANK YOU! Just PERFECT! They tend to think I get through life with my body, and not my brains. Taphophile anyone? ME ME! I RAISE BOTH MY HANDS! Guilty as Charged! LOL.

Added by screenname on Mar 15, 2015 1:12 PM

I just learned a new word!
OMGosh... I just learned a new word!

Taphophile - describes an individual who has a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries.

I saw your salutation on one of your messages to someone else... so I looked it up! How fun! Thanks for that!

Happy taphophiling to you, too! :)


Added by AZEXPLORER on Feb 17, 2015 1:49 PM

RE: deliberate duplications
I agree that a graver should offer the additional information to the original contributor. I do it all the time with things like parents' names when the parents don't have memorials, hoping they will be added in the future.

There are a lot of duplicate memorials. I find them when I'm searching for people with the same names. So far I have only found one contributor who admitted to deliberately adding duplicate memorials and have only found a few who, as a matter of course, don't seem to search for existing memorials. I think there are some newer contributors who don't understand that they can add a photo to a memorial created or managed by someone else, and they create duplicates just to post the photos. Most of us HATE to learn we have added a duplicate because it's such a waste of our time.

I LOVE the automated SAC function! Before it was implemented, I almost NEVER got responses to SAC messages I sent. Some contributors still never respond to requests to add bio information. I imagine some gravers create duplicates out of frustration just to add that info, instead of asking Find A Grave to do it when the memorial's creator doesn't respond. My experience with non-responsive contributors is usually because the person has "gone inactive," and I send a message to Find A Grave suggesting they check the account's activity.

I'm not blaming anyone for duplicates, though, until Find a Grave's search function is foolproof, or close to it. I've had too many occasions where a search didn't find a memorial for a person when I KNEW one existed. In fact, it happened to me again just yesterday. Usually checking the partial-surname search box helps, but not always; and I have no idea why.

A couple of years ago there was one memorial I could only reach through the link on Ancestry. Find A Grave wouldn't retrieve it by name OR memorial number and said "memorial not found."

The duplicate memorials that are the biggest pain to correct are caused by duplicate cemetery listings, and I'm always amazed at how often that happens. I don't know how often you've run across that. Some contributors add cemeteries without adequate research first. Sometimes the cause is multiple local names for a cemetery, and funeral homes are often to blame. By now, there should be very few cemeteries not already added to Find A Grave. I added three very small Native American cemeteries in Oklahoma in one day a couple of years ago, but only after a whole day of internet research to determine they weren't in Find A Grave by another name, that they actually existed, and they were separate cemeteries in the same county that weren't far apart. Sometimes I take a break from memorials and work a few days on cemetery corrections. Correcting duplicate cemetery listings is a almost always a multi-step process and can sometimes take days to finish.

Sorry to be so long winded!

Sue Averyt

Added by DogMama08 on Feb 10, 2015 10:19 PM


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