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Rebecca Ewing Peterson (#46987065)
 member for 8 years, 2 months, 13 days
Bill Day
Corrells and Cenotaphs and Duplicates
Hi Rebecca, I have just been notified of a duplicate memorial, and need your help in figuring out how to handle it. 1. You created Irvin Henry Correll (79219242), and his wife as Mrs. Irvin Henry Correll (79219271), from their markers in Yokohama. The links section of Find A Grave dropped the Mrs., and I got confused when looking for his wife, and created Sarah Jane Long Correll (159451493), the duplicate wife of Irvin Henry. In the interim, the person who notified me of the duplicate took photos of the gravesite in Yokohama and attached them to 159451493. 2. I would like to request transfer of 79219242, as Irvin is one of my wife's great-grandfathers. 3. I would also like to have management of his wife (one of my wife's great-grandmothers). Only because more complete information is already recorded on 159451493, I would like it to be the spouse to 79219242 instead of 79219271. I am not trying to cut out your creation credit for Sarah Jane Long, just trying to simplify us moving forward; if you want to retain credit for 79219271, I will request transfer of her to me, and whether you grant that or not, correct all information there to what we know about Sarah Jane Long Correll, and delete 159451493. Your choice on how we handle this step. 4. Both of the markers in Yokohama you created are cenotaphs. I am having a bit of trouble understanding Find A Grave guidance on how to handle cenotaphs, so hopefully you know how to treat them. As you already know, 79219242 died and was buried at sea, but I don't think what has been done for him is completely in accord with Find A Grave guidance on cenotaphs. As for 79219271 / 159451493, her marker in Yokohama is also a cenotaph, as she returned to the USA after the death of Irvin, and later died at the home of her daughter in NJ. I have so far been unable to locate a specific record of her death or burial. Nevertheless, the marker in Yokohama needs to be marked as a cenotaph. OK, I think that's it. Sorry if I have confused you. Should we take this one step at a time? What do you recommend? Thanks! Bill Day

Added by Bill Day on May 22, 2016 3:09 AM

Eva Spengler McGuire-Cox Corrections
This is to correct the INCORRECT INFORMATION provided by the Find A Grave Report Created by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Record added: Jan 06, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103155665; Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris, TX

1. Eva was born Eva Spengler, not Eva Spongler to Adolph and Justina, not Annie, Spengler. Justina's maiden name is unknown.

2. Eva was born in 1842, not 1845. She was born in Germany not in Detroit, MI.
On one census Detroit was reported as her place of birth; however, most likely this was done as her attempt to identify with non-German society. Proof of her birth is the New Orleans immigration ship manifest record as would have been reported to the ship capitan by her father and on their German emigation documentation:
Name: E Spengler
Age: 6
Est. Birth Year: abt 1842
Gender: Female
Ship Name: Seth Sprague
Arrival Date: 23 Nov 1848
Origin: Germany
Port of Departure: Antwerp

Corrections submittedby GYM, her gg-grandniece

Added by gym on May 02, 2016 8:50 AM

Brad Evans
RE: Evelyn Fawcett in Abney Park # 21273623
Hi Rebecca. I can confirm that the burial site is definately Abney Park. Try searching again - adding the surname of Pyle. Good Luck.

Added by Brad Evans on Apr 24, 2016 6:29 AM

Bill Day
Pending Edits for Irvin Correll
Hi Rebecca,
I have some pending edits with you. Is there anything I can do to help you decide how to handle them?
Bill Day

Added by Bill Day on Apr 01, 2016 4:04 PM

Barbara Campbell
Greetings, I have sent you several edits for the crew. I once got fussed at for too many edits because someone duplicated an entire cemetery so I stopped at around 10 edits per Find A Grave rules. My information comes from NOAA_Conestoga_Biographies.pdf found at
If you wish to add birth and place information along with biographical info. All the information should be public information and free to use coming from the Navy.

Added by Barbara Campbell on Mar 24, 2016 8:39 AM

79272656 Frank Stelle Booth
Would you be so kind as to connect
158436093 Rev Eugene Samuel Booth
as father
to the memorial above done by you.

Thank you for your superb work.

Added by Udo on Feb 21, 2016 4:40 PM

virginia paz
#111715174 Lillian Wetherley
I have bio data for Lilian Wetherley and request to Maintain her memorial thank you I am virginia paz #47512072

Added by virginia paz on Feb 15, 2016 4:28 PM

Chris White
Edward Gattey
Captain Edward Gattey RFA who died on 20 June 1924 at Wei-Hai-Wei, China while the Captain of RFA Francol was born on 12 March 1878 at Clapham, Surrey. He died from cerebal malaria - confirmed with the British Merchant Navy's Births, Marriages and Deaths Register held at the National Archives at Kew

Please note the spelling of his surname - I have confirmed this spelling with his 2nd Mates Ticket held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwhich and with his Death record in BMD Register at the National Archives at Kew


Chris White
RFA Historical Society

Added by Chris White on Feb 11, 2016 2:27 PM

Nikki Brown
Lester G Dillon
Hi you run Lesters and i was wondering if you'd be willing to switch his over to me. i am his granddaughter. His oldest daughter Patricia is my mother, thank you

Added by Nikki Brown on Feb 03, 2016 5:51 AM

Frances Willess
#76081009, Martha M. Willess
A record of the Willess family written by Martha Mihallie Bundrant Willess shows she wrote her name "Mihallie" and not "Mahalia" as most spell it.
Frances Barkley Willess

Added by Frances Willess on Jan 24, 2016 2:17 PM

RE: Morris Family Farm Cemetery
China!!! Oh, that IS funny! Thanks, Rebecca.

Added by Candy on Jan 10, 2016 9:00 AM

Steve Smith
Henry William Weedon
Hi Rebecca,

Henry was first a commercial traveller in Lace and then a lace warehouseman. He married Jane Cooper in Dec 1848 and had 5 children: Arthur, Alice, Louisa, Walter and Edward.


Added by Steve Smith on Dec 28, 2015 8:59 PM

Lyn Hudson-Williamson
Lottie Victoria Wild (nee Brown)
The Death Notice is incorrect and she was born Lottie Victoria and used that name throughout her life.

Added by Lyn Hudson-Williamson on Dec 26, 2015 6:40 PM

Alvarez Davis Jr.
His wifes name was Letha May Standlee, not Francis Harrison. The only Harrison, in that family is his oldest son by Letha, Hearell Watson Davis, wife Loretta's mother Francis Harrison.

Added by D.Tumlinson on Dec 25, 2015 7:38 PM

His wifes name was Letha May Standlee, not Francis Harrison, that is his sons, wife, mother.

Added by D.Tumlinson on Dec 25, 2015 7:35 PM

RE: Apache Junction, Arizona
Thank you SO much for the info!! I have sent them a inquiry. I hope he is there I have found so little information on my great uncle John Bair.

Added by mizlorri on Dec 14, 2015 7:45 PM

Janis SNOW Mundy
RE: Mount View Cemetery
Rebecca, my family members are buried in Mt. View Cemetery - Casa Grande, Pinal County, Arizona -

Please advise where you see Apache Junction?



Added by Janis SNOW Mundy on Dec 12, 2015 7:28 AM

Kay Parker McCary
RE: Trant cont.
Try these coordinates...
We drove up to the property...seems like the sign over the driveway said "OTP" or something like that for Old Trant Place. We parked outside the property and walked in. The house looked like no one lived there.

Added by Kay Parker McCary on Nov 25, 2015 3:21 PM

RE: Rupert Watson
I have submitted a significant edit to Rupert's father Walter's remorial, but I'm not quite ready yet to improve his or his mother Maria's - there's a few more details I want to uncover.

Believe it or not, I lived in Sunshine for 10 years but had no clue about Rupert, and I worked for about 4 years at the Newport campus of Victoria University, right next door to the railway workshops where Rupert worked...

I would love to see better wording for the memorials of the Tuckers, but I don't know whether it's appropriate for me to do that. Their stories are incredibly tragic and moving.

Many thanks again,

Added by SharonLWatson on Nov 14, 2015 12:06 AM

Elsie Harmon
Percy Almerin Smith
New cemetery record Find A Grave Memorial# 154967595
I will finish on my end attaching parents when you are done.

Added by Elsie Harmon on Nov 13, 2015 10:14 PM

Elsie Harmon
RE: Percy Almerin Smith #78611750
Okay. I will let you know when I am done.

Added by Elsie Harmon on Nov 13, 2015 7:43 PM

Elsie Harmon
RE: Percy Almerin Smith #78611750
I called Oakwood cemetery in Dixon, Lee Co. today and was told that Percy was cremated and buried in the cemetery in Lot 377 near the foot of his father E. C. Smith's marker on June 4, 1947.


Added by Elsie Harmon on Nov 13, 2015 1:32 PM

Thank you for the photo of Rupert Watson
You are an absolute gem, Rebecca! Our family has not known about Rupert until very recently, and I had not seen the article and photo in the Leader.

Many, many thanks!

Sharon Watson (great-granddaughter of Rupert's brother, John)

Added by SharonLWatson on Nov 13, 2015 5:25 AM

Elsie Harmon
RE: Percy Almerin Smith #78611750
Newspaper dated Jan 1912 Percy decided to leave his work teaching English in the Japanese government university and study the ministry.
Oct. 1916 On leave from Episcopal Mission of Fukai and was visiting a friend in Dixon, Lee Co., IL.

1926 In the Bishop's office in Tokyo and expects to be transferred soon to Hikone, Japan.

Jan.6, 1940 In Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif. recovering from an illness. Dtr. Frances and little Karen with them from Ohio for 5 days.
Feb 1940 To Ventura, Calif. to live near Mrs. Smith's father, sisters and brother.

I will try to call the office of Oakwood cemetery in Dixon on Friday to see if he is actually buried there.


Added by Elsie Harmon on Nov 11, 2015 4:06 PM

about Katherine Rachel Brewer
Katherine Rachel Brewer and Harold Brewer could be mother and brother of # 118425013 (William Arthur Overton Brewer), the immediate family members to Rav J.W.Brewer.The following websites depict the stone slab which could be the cover of a sarcophagus of Katherine Rachel and Harold Brewer.

Added by chen on Nov 04, 2015 12:07 AM


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