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Ellen Bishop (#46998865)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 15 days
Thank you
Thank you for the transfer of Thomas Matthews memorial to my care.

Added by JoLinn on Oct 02, 2015 6:22 PM

Deborah Ridgway
Your loss
Just heard about your loss and I know you are strong enough to over come the future
I pray for you

Added by Deborah Ridgway on Oct 02, 2015 8:42 AM

Thank you for transferring the memorial for Baby Hauf. I really appreciate it.

Added by PENNY on Sep 25, 2015 4:23 PM

Sylvia Hertel
Beth told me about your husband dying last night. I knew he'd been very sick for quite a while.

I'm sorry. I'll be praying for you and your family. It's never easy to lose those closest to us.

Sylvia M. Hertel

Added by Sylvia Hertel on Sep 22, 2015 12:15 PM

Karen Griffin
RE: You will need to tell
I don't think there's a marriage record for Martha Ann McVey and John Allen. If you look at the snippets provided on for A History of South Dakota Century Farms, you'll see that John Allen, with his brothers-in-law, settled in SD. Martha's brothers were Elijah Kelter McVey and John Brown McVey, both of whom remained in SD. Elijah d. in Hot Springs, Fall River, SD, and John 1924 in Spearfish, Lawrence, SD.

In the McVay-McVeigh-McVey Family Archives Quarterly of Dec. 1975 (Vol. I, Number IV), p. 367, there's an outline of Eliel and Mary K. (Brown) McVey's family. It states that, "Martha Ann m. John Allen - mine inspector - went to Alaska, died there." This info was provided by McVey descendents, Marie McVey, Mary Maley and Lucille Linstad. Martha Ann was the eldest child of Eliel and Mary Kelter (Brown) McVey. You can find Martha/Mattie with them from 1850 through 1870 in Mifflin Co., PA, Oliver twp., McVeytown.

You'll note on the 1880 census where John and Martha are in Gayville, Lawrence, SD that the older dau. is adopted. I don't know what became of her. The other dau. was Ethel M. Allen. As best I can tell this story doesn't have a happy ending. Martha and Ethel are in San Francisco in the 1900 census (Martha's birth date is incorrect by ten years; she was b. about 1841 or 1842). On there are records for California State Hospitals or Institutions (I can't remember the exact title), and both Mattie and Ethel were inmates of the Stockton State Hospital and then the Mendocino State Hospital. Sad to read about, but they both seemed to have become paranoid and delusional. I don't know their death dates but, since they were in Mendocino in 1910, prior to 1920 would be my guess.

Let me know if I can offer anything else. I'm not a descendent of Eliel McVey, but of his brother Elijah, and after many years of not adding to my records about the McVey family, I've recently decided to do more investigating.

Added by Karen Griffin on Sep 16, 2015 10:22 AM

Debbie Klotsche
RE: Please to not
I did not orginally creat the memorial as I told you, I just find in last night. I just changed the name right. I have been asked in the pase to delite memorials and I was glad to comply. Since this one in the right place with a headstone which makes since to me.

I chanded the spelling to be correct. The only reason I left it spelled that way is because it is spelled wrong on the headston.

Added by Debbie Klotsche on Sep 11, 2015 11:35 PM

request photo of cemetery
Would you be able to add a photo for United Church of Christ Cemetery, Cherry Creek, Ziebach County, South Dakota, USA? Also, there was only a temp marker for Franklin D. Halfred at the time. When you do go there again, could you check if there is a grave marker/stone now and photograph it if so? No rush. Thank-you for all you do! LaVon Yuill

Added by lyuill on Sep 06, 2015 1:39 AM

RE: Thank you for
You're welcome, Ellen. I plan to become more active on Find A Grave. I think I can help some, especially where Cherry Creek, SD, is concerned. Could kick myself in the pants - was just there last week and did not go to either the Congregational (a/k/a United Church of Christ) or the Episcopal (a/k/a St. Andrew's Episcopal) cemeteries. I know there are some buried with no permanent markers (and some where the temporary markers are now missing). I appreciate that you travel from RC to CC and all the other communities to record these graves. I know how those roads are - have torn up more than a few dirt roads in my little Corolla.

Added by SailorsDaughter on Sep 05, 2015 7:22 AM

RE: About Eler
Thank you very much, Janet McCarty

Added by JM on Sep 03, 2015 10:18 AM

RE: I did delete
I follow the suggestions of the Find A Grave administration. So apparently they think contributors need to hear that.

Added by Gravedigger49 on Sep 01, 2015 5:39 PM

RE: I did delete
Ellen The memorial number tells which memorial was entered first. Find A Grave does allow entry of a memorial without a cemetery location so it is best to do a search first. I always search by first & last name and the year of death. I include "This memorial should be deleted." because that is what Find A Grave admin. recommended, so I will continue to do that.

Added by Gravedigger49 on Sep 01, 2015 10:31 AM

Della Goss
Helen Rose McVey
Thank you for posting the newspaper clipping on Helen's memorial. I just found it today. Your work with find A Grave has been helpful on a number of family memorials. I very much appreciate it.

Added by Della Goss on Aug 31, 2015 2:42 PM

for all of the transfers as I really do appreciate it & YOU !!!

~ Beth ~

Added by Beth.Bailey on Aug 30, 2015 4:19 PM

John Davis
Transfer of Romaine Price
Thank you for the transfer, and thank you for the work you do in the SD area. The Price side of my family had a big presence in Rapid City in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many, including my mother, are buried in Mountain View Cemetery.

Added by John Davis on Aug 28, 2015 9:29 AM

Rudy Brockmueller
RE: Thank you for telling
There is no memorial for her parents. As soon as I find the correct cemetery for them, I will get them listed. I've got a few messages out for leads to their burial.

Added by Rudy Brockmueller on Aug 23, 2015 7:41 PM

In memory of Scott
William Young
Did I forget to send an Edit?

Added by In memory of Scott on Aug 23, 2015 6:08 PM

In memory of Scott
William Young
So sorry, I should have added that Paul Young # 20538200 seems to be his father. The mother's obit also makes mention of her infant son, William Francis in 1951.

Again so sorry I wasn't clearer.


Added by In memory of Scott on Aug 23, 2015 3:07 PM

Thank you for the photo of Imogene Krogstrand
It is appreciated.

Added by MrsB on Aug 13, 2015 7:17 PM

Kent R. Ickler
Pine Lawn - Ballenger, Rebecca Jo
Ellen, can you check the spelling on
103247915, Rebecca Jo Ballenger?

Pine Lawn has her last name recorded as Ballinger.

Thank you,


Added by Kent R. Ickler on Aug 09, 2015 9:54 PM

PMS Sillix
Julie Huffman 146086191
Please excuse the edit I just sent, I see that the information is already there. Regards

Added by PMS Sillix on Aug 09, 2015 5:21 PM

Jean Lewis
RE: What does this mean
Hi Ellen. Thank you very much for the transfers. I met you at the Library in RC last month doing microfilm, and you had told me that you were "blocked". Glad you are back on. Stay in touch and I sure appreciate all the work you have done.

Sincerely, Jean Lewis

Added by Jean Lewis on Aug 06, 2015 5:54 PM

Kent Gebhard
Poffenberger at Cresbard

Thanks for your messages; I have added some and am reviewing the rest. I do appreciate it. Are you related to the Bishops/Poffenbergers buried in Cresbard??

Kent Gebhard

Added by Kent Gebhard on Aug 03, 2015 8:27 PM

High Plains
Tom Field
Thank you for the obit link!

Added by High Plains on Aug 03, 2015 2:59 PM

High Plains
Tom Field
Thank you for the obit link!

Added by High Plains on Aug 03, 2015 2:59 PM

High Plains
Tom Field
Thank you for the obit link!

Added by High Plains on Aug 03, 2015 2:59 PM


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