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Ellen Bishop (#46998865)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 11 days
Aileene Vance
RE: thanks so much
It was my pleasure. Enjoy the photograph!


Added by Aileene Vance on Jan 28, 2015 8:59 PM

Karen Griswold Stroh
Duffield Kovacich
Thanks so much for the transfer!

Added by Karen Griswold Stroh on Jan 26, 2015 7:16 PM

Rose Klix
Thank you
Thanks, Ellen. I appreciate the transfer for Jennifer (McDonald) Pigsley. Rose

Added by Rose Klix on Jan 23, 2015 1:21 PM

RE: It went through
I read your entire enrty before contacting you. Wen you said you needed a number I just figured it was the Find A Grave number for the person I wanted to be transferred. I ave learned from you...Wise One!

Added by Sherbie58 on Jan 14, 2015 2:01 PM

RE: It went through
Thanks for hanging in there with me!!

Added by Sherbie58 on Jan 14, 2015 7:11 AM

Melva M. (Girton) Sloan
RE: I was in the process
Thanks, Ellen. I just happened to be updating my tree. Though a rather distant relative, I recall family telling me of the loss of the little one. Thanks for your good work at FindAGrave. - Melva

Added by Melva M. (Girton) Sloan on Jan 13, 2015 6:58 PM

Stephen Ranum
Margaret Adkins
The stone was there in 2008. If you look at the picture which I assume you haven't yet, there is no death date at that time

Added by Stephen Ranum on Jan 13, 2015 9:59 AM

Adele Mary Hammer Bebensee
Find a Grave #77117537

Hi Ellen!

I am Adele's grand-daughter and would like to gain 'control' over er page so that I can add some tings. I grew up close to her...both in locale and loving er. My mom was her oldest daughter, Eleanor.


Sherilyn Bosch
Brookings, SD

Added by Sherbie58 on Jan 12, 2015 2:02 PM

MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Thanks for information
Tickled to find him. Hoping to find his 1/2 brother William H Chubb in the same area. Thanks for all of your hard work.

Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Jan 12, 2015 7:43 AM

Mona Anderson
RE: Thank you so much
Don't go out of your way. Thank you, it's not necessary.

Added by Mona Anderson on Jan 10, 2015 5:14 PM

Mona Anderson
RE: Thank you so much
Do you know anything more about her? The obit just said she died in an auto accident. That branch is a distant relation to my husband.

Added by Mona Anderson on Jan 10, 2015 2:56 PM

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
RE: Thanks for your information
Hi Ellen,

Apologies for confusing you. Fold3 is a website that focuses on military personnel. Their records from the Civil War era are really pretty good. Coverage is a little uneven. For some states they have complete service records for each soldier, plus pension cards and so forth. For other states it might only be a general index card and a pension card. I've found it very useful.

The down side is that it is not a free website. I'm on automatic renewal..have to say that I'm not sure what they are taking now.


Added by Sons of Union Veterans of... on Jan 08, 2015 9:58 PM

Rose Klix
Thank you
I appreciate your rapid response in transferring to me. Stay warm. We're having a c-c-cold snap here in TN.

Added by Rose Klix on Jan 08, 2015 8:55 PM

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
RE: Thanks for your information
It looks like we've now mixed up some James Colemans. There were twenty who served from New York and it's not hard to confuse them, or at least confuse myself. The James Coleman buried at Hot Springs National Cemetery served in Co. E, 80th New York Infantry, not the 20th. I haven't been able to find a pension card for him at Fold3, but perhaps you found him at another source. The information I passed along to you initially came from the New York Adjutant General's history of the Civil War, but is now available at other sources online such as "American Civil War Research". Just Google the 80th New York Infantry and you'll find the unit roster. Cheers, Phil

Added by Sons of Union Veterans of... on Jan 07, 2015 11:06 PM

Robin Hinz
I'm having trouble getting back into the page, I talked with my Mom she said there is a Rita Wood buried at the family cemetery. She was the first one ever buried there. Can you edit it by going into the Wood Family cemetery or by James Louis Wood, my grandfather?

There is also an unmarked grave from the small pox epidemic where five to seven children from surrounding farms are buried.

Thank you
Robin Cole Hinz

Added by Robin Hinz on Jan 07, 2015 7:38 PM

Robin Hinz
The Wood Cemetery in Dumont has no one named Lois Wood or Rita Wood buried there. Lois is my Aunt, she is buried in Custer. This is my family I would hope you would search out facts first before adding them to your cemetery. Please edit this out of the listing of interments.

Added by Robin Hinz on Jan 07, 2015 3:24 PM

Alice Morton
Hello again
I have used obits. but not most of the time. They are good for some things but can be wrong so many of the times. Like with Norma Jeans. Her mother's name was Sabra not Sable so who ever put the obit in the paper didn't know her well or at least not the family history. My own son's obit I put on but left out a lot of stuff. I work for a local cemetery and know that death certificates and obits
are wrong many of the times. When my son passed away I had put into the obit he was to be buried at such and such cemetery. That was my thought at the time. I later changed my mind and he is elsewhere. What I truly disapprove of is putting death certificates on findagrave but AJ said it was ok. I have had relatives that I have put on and someone else came along and but their death certificate on. One person in particular died in a manner that I would prefer not to be out there and how she died is no ones business. Oh well we can't change it so I am sure we will continue going on doing what we do. Thanks for putting Norma on. Joyce was unable
to attend her Mothers service due to bad health.
Its to bad you got into trouble over it as there are two women in my local community that put entire
obits on the sites they make and it seems to be fine. I guess just not putting them on at all is the best solution.

Again, thanks

Again, thanks

Added by Alice Morton on Jan 07, 2015 9:48 AM

Alice Morton
Good Morning Ellen
Thanks for adding the stuff on Norma and linking her to her parents. Joyce will be over today so I will show her your memorial on her Mother. She will be pleased. She does not do computers. She has health issues and is in adult foster care.
I have been on findagrave over 13 years and have never had any problems with adding names etc. Of course I don't put obits. in the picture column but I have added names or whatever. citing the newspaper, of course.
Again thanks.
Happy New Year and stay warm

Added by Alice Morton on Jan 07, 2015 5:05 AM

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
RE: Thanks for your information
Hi there...

The 80th New York Infantry was only active during the Civil War, so there is no indication of service later. I doubt that he served during the Spanish-American War because of his age, but I can't rule it out. Seems more likely that the record refers to another James Coleman. It's not that uncommon a name.

BTW, I notice that the year he mustered out is given as 1860. Must be my typo; should have been 1866.

Cheers, Phil Signor

Added by Sons of Union Veterans of... on Jan 06, 2015 10:31 PM

Alice Morton
Hello Ellen
Thank you for responding so quickly. Joyce Morton was married to Hugh Morton who passed away in 2007. They were divorced but remained special friends until his death. Joyce was born in Oklahoma and both of her parents were of Cherokee heritage.
Joyce has two daughters by a previous marriage. Melinda and Marie. She has one granddaughter and two great grandsons.

Norma Jean Potter Gyles was born in Oklahoma to Sabra and Frank Potter both of Native American Heritage. Norma Jean and Jim had three children, Jerry, Joanne Gayle Brady , who died in 2004, and Joyce. Jim is still living in Rapid City South Dakota.

Norma had nine siblings only 1 still living.

Jim and Norma Jean were married May 25, 1044 in
Pineville, Missouri.

Norma Jeans parents are on findagrave if you would like to join them

Sabra Potter # 12168755
Frank Potter # 5541698

I know A. J. has stated if folks request names of the living to be deleted they will then be deleted.

Thank You

Added by Alice Morton on Jan 06, 2015 8:14 PM

RE: No I am not
Darn. Thanks for your response!

Added by Jade on Jan 05, 2015 11:43 PM

re: David Hernes, Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Hi Ellen -

thank you for sending over the obituary. David is my dad. We wrote it at the funeral home. I just added a few photos of my dad to my memorial as well.


Added by Squeak on Jan 03, 2015 9:18 AM

Tony & Sharon Schoepe
Burton Millett
Hi Ellen,

I see that you created the memorial for Burton Millett and provided 2 photos. Would it be possible for us to use them in our family tree? Burton is my husband's first cousin.
Thank you

Added by Tony & Sharon Schoepe on Jan 02, 2015 2:31 PM

Jill Diefenderfer
Hi Ellen!
My husband has a family mystery that we just can't seem to figure out. I saw that you originally created the grave page for David Bruce Hunt Diefenderfer, who is my husband's grandfather, and we are trying to figure out who is real father was. We have been told stories of how we aren't REALLY Diefenderfer's because David Bruce went by his stepfather's last name Diefenderfer and that his biological father's name was Hunt... but we can't find any record of who this Mr. Hunt is anywhere! I have tried and it is a dead end. I would love if there is any information you could dig up to possibly help us solve this mystery! We would love to put the missing pieces together and figure out who we really are. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful 2015!

-Jill and David Diefenderfer
New Hampshire

Added by Jill Diefenderfer on Jan 02, 2015 9:06 AM

Tony & Sharon Schoepe
Charles Ronald "Ron" Koehne
I see that you originally created the memorial for Charles Ronald "Ron" Koehne and it says obit available on request. I would love to see the obit

Added by Tony & Sharon Schoepe on Jan 01, 2015 1:22 PM


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