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Melanie (#47205535)
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lawman
RE: Lee Stokely Travis
What a lovely reply! Jim did indeed mention Carol, but as you said, she was much younger and I think the older two regarded her as a pest. When you talk to your mom, please send her Jim's regards. He was, indeed, called Jimmy back in those days but immediately dropped it when he could. Your grandfather and grandmother were about the only relatives he could stand (and after meeting some of them, I completely understand!), and plans had been made for Lee and Mabel to take Jim in the event of his parents' deaths. Your grandparents must have been truly remarkable to have influenced my husband to such an extent.

It's a pleasure to get to meet another part of my husband's family through you and your mother.

Take care!

Regards,

Sara Cagle

Added by lawman on Jun 23, 2015 6:26 AM

lawman
RE: Lee Stokely Travis
Thanks for responding. He was my husband"s favorite uncle,and Jim had told me such wonderful stories about his cousin Ann and her mother. I feel like I know them. I did some research through Ancestry.com which led me to you. We were not aware of Ann's death, nor the death of Mabel.

Again, thanks for the response and for taking care of this site.

Jim and Sara Cagle

Added by lawman on Jun 15, 2015 3:04 PM

Andy Gappa
RE: Effie Dora Wakeman
I just read your notes and you've got a ton of family names that you're researching but not one of them is Byer. I'm chasing that one out of Indiana thru Bemidji and into Whatcom and Yakima counties, Washington. If you see any Byer tombstones in those little Minnesota cemeteries, please photograph and document them; they may be on my tree. Thanks, again, for everything.
Andy Gappa

Added by Andy Gappa on Jun 15, 2015 12:40 PM

Andy Gappa
Effie Dora Wakeman
Melanie,
Thank you very much for adding the excellent photos to Effie's memorial. I think a photo of a grassy plot is better than no photo at all. Your photos look great! Thanks again.
Andy Gappa

Added by Andy Gappa on Jun 15, 2015 6:48 AM

Maureen S
Tom Morrison
Thanks so much you for the photo of his headstone.

Added by Maureen S on Jun 14, 2015 11:52 PM

Patricia Krueger Tucker
Armand Rettke
Thank you for your dedication in your research. Yours in Family History.
Patricia K. Tucker

Added by Patricia Krueger Tucker on Jun 14, 2015 7:39 PM

William Foley
Crowell Photo
Thanks so much for the photo. I really appreciate the help and your time.

Added by William Foley on Jun 14, 2015 7:08 PM

g-wizzz
MAROSEs
Thank you for finding their marker. I appreciate your efforts!

Added by g-wizzz on Jun 02, 2015 2:53 PM

Kandace N. Gutierrez
RE: Michael Suman #145382320
Thanks Melanie for the heads up. Now I am so confused. The date on the headstone is probably right because it would put him more in line with his siblings. However the Minnesota Death index says 1900. I guess I will have to do a little more digging.

Thank you so much by the way for taking the time out to fulfill my request!

Added by Kandace N. Gutierrez on May 31, 2015 1:28 PM

kateb
Harold Algaard
Thank you for the marker photo for Harold

Added by kateb on May 31, 2015 6:56 AM

Douglas Kirk Sorensen
Wayne Kinney
Thank you Melanie for entering his headstone photo. It really adds to his memorial. Best Regards - Doug Sorensen

Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on May 31, 2015 12:47 AM

Debbie Dahl Swanson
Midbo Headstone photos
Thank you so much for the headstone photos. :)

Added by Debbie Dahl Swanson on May 30, 2015 5:41 PM

lawman
Lee Stokely Travis
Are you related to him?

Added by lawman on May 24, 2015 5:26 PM

alton c klucas
Obits of Carol Shively and margie baker
Dear Melanie, could you resend that last message to me, some how it got deleted and I can't find it. Much appreciated. I would like to add pictures if I can find them. I am going to visit cemetery this spring. Thank you so much, Craig Klucas

Added by alton c klucas on Jan 17, 2015 1:23 AM

alton c klucas
RE: carol shively
Yes, my friends and I knew Claudia Hevel. Margie Baker and I continued to write one another after that summer, she moved to Flagstaff for a bit. I always thought that we should have made a movie like American Graffiti for that summer. We would go swimming at Ice Harbor dam, sneak into the Prescott pool, play football at the school. On top of the comaraderie of the whole town, Waitsburg, Dayton and the area was beautiful. 2 summers ago me and my four kids came back through Lewiston, Idaho and through Waitsburg. We saw the most beautiful sunset ever. My kids had to stop to take pictures of the sun setting over the wheat fields.
As we came through Waitsburg a flood of memories took over and I had to tell my kids about how much fun we had. Craig Smith a friend of mine who worked together got a kick out of me telling about it. He wanted to know if I looked anyone up. They probably wouldn't remember me anyway. Besides, it was late. Yep, very nice girls. Bye

Added by alton c klucas on Jan 16, 2015 6:55 AM

alton c klucas
Hevel
There are Hevels in Waitsburg Washington

Added by alton c klucas on Jan 15, 2015 5:00 AM

alton c klucas
carol shively
Dear Melanie, I was looking up information on Carol Shively and looked up your bio, it said you went to Richland, Wash and Bemidji. What a coincidence, I grew up in Richland and spent summers in Minnesota not for far away by Hutchinson, and Wadena.
I worked the summer of 1970 with a bunch of other guys at the Green Giant cannery in Waitsburg, what a Great summer, we rented a house in town and got to know a lot of townspeople, a real warm community. There I got to know Carol Shively and Margie Baker who was also killed in the car crash. We all had a lot of fun, I also worked for a Mr. Jaquot, roguing wheat. Many, many good memories.
Those girls getting killed just broke my heart and I still think of what they could have done in the years since. I guess that's why we have to live every day to it's fullest. Neil Young is playing "Heart of Gold" (I'm growing old)
I just thought I would tell you to let you know that even when you depart early, people still have a huge impact on other people's lives and futures. I think about them from time to time and truly miss them--good friends. Love, Craig Klucas

Added by alton c klucas on Jan 15, 2015 4:56 AM

They're Never Alone
RE: Douglas & Paula Hevel
U are very welcome....

Added by They're Never Alone on Aug 21, 2014 10:06 PM

Liz
Peter Guerrant
Thank you Melanie for this photo. We have a lot of family names in common from the Virginia French immigrants. Peter is my fifth great grandfather.

Added by Liz on Jun 20, 2014 8:42 AM

Mette
Anna Blix`memorial
Thank you Melanie for taken this photo

Added by Mette on Jun 11, 2014 6:05 AM

Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne
Kingo-Landstad Cemetery
Thanks for the Grave Marker photo for Maurice Ferden.

Added by Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airbor... on Jun 10, 2014 6:30 AM

Barbara Stott
Thomas Gerald McArthur
Saw message on my E mail to delete my Find A Grave on him. No dups
allowed. So I deleted mine. Now I don'T see one at all. I didn't
know there was one. He's buried in Bejou City Cemetery, MN.
Someone said no grave headstone. Aren't Military supposed to
get on from the government?? Sorry about the dup. Tommy was
my favorite cousin, my father's sister's son. Thanks, no harm
intended. Barb McIntosh-Stott

Added by Barbara Stott on May 27, 2014 10:05 AM

Gloria Lowrey
Update
Wanted to let you know that I just received email notification from Find A Grave letting me know that someone had fulfilled a couple of my photo requests. Don't know why they had a temporary lapse in notifying us, but I'm sure glad that they are doing it again!

Added by Gloria Lowrey on May 07, 2014 6:29 PM

Vera B Andrews
E Mail
Melanie
Could you send me an e mail so I can write
to you. Did you know Mary Frances died last month?
Vera

Added by Vera B Andrews on Apr 30, 2014 5:51 PM

Gloria Lowrey
Distant Cousins
Hey Melanie. Yes, it does appear that you and my husband are very distant cousins through your common ancestor, Daniel Stockton. Nice to meet you too! You mentioned something about possibly contacting Find A Grave about no longer sending notification whenever a photo request has been fulfilled. I just want to caution you to be very careful not to get them "ticked off" at you. I have read some of the comments that other F.A.G. members have posted and they warn that you should be very careful not to criticize Find A Grave Admins or call attention to yourself in a negative way. Some people say that the Admins have retaliated by deleting some of their memorials. Tread softly!

Added by Gloria Lowrey on Apr 24, 2014 2:35 PM

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