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Rita Botkin Bomher (#47319873)
 member for 4 years, 10 months, 8 days
Patty Wisher
Please put a new photo request out for Bernard Wenthold, I am so sorry, took the wrong picture!! There was another Bernard Wenthold in this cemetery!

Added by Patty Wisher on May 21, 2015 10:52 PM

Thomas Stempson
RE: Photo
Max Winter Find A Grave #79978290
There is not a Shipman buried in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery, that I know of.
Tom Stempson #47805858

Added by Thomas Stempson on May 08, 2015 7:05 PM

Thomas F. Vining
Memorial #120769298
Information in this memorial (for "Ralph Leonard Vining") says that he was a son of "Thomas & Charlotte (Smith) Vincent". Was there a name change, or is one of these surnames incorrect? I noted that there are several Vincents reported for Belvidere Cemetery (Belvidere, Illinois) but only one Vining.


Added by Thomas F. Vining on Apr 18, 2015 8:22 AM

Gerald Schmitz
Thank you for the update on his cemetery.

Added by DMD on Apr 14, 2015 7:10 PM

A Jones
Malinda Flowers
I visited the cemetery today and found stone for William and Linnie Flowers, but the dares for William on the stone are 1870-1947, not 1927.

Added by A Jones on Feb 25, 2015 3:17 PM

L. Burnett
Lucinda Anderson # 58869549
Research has revealed that she is buried as
Lue C. Van Camp 19584317. I know the obit said that she died as Lucinda Anderson which is correct. It also said she was married two times which was incorrect. She was married four times.
Her first marriage was to James Van Camp and she was buried beside him. I suppose her name was already on the stone. Her second marriage was in Marion County, IL Aug 5, 1903 to James Sipes. Her third marriage was in De Witt County, IL July 5, 1911 to John William Johnson. Her fourth marriage was Oct 6, 1915 in St Louis, MO to Oscar Anderson.

She is on the 1880 census as Lucinda Van Camp in
Marion County, IL. She is on the 1900 census as Lucinda Van Camp in Mclean County, Illinois. She is on the 1910 census as Lue Sipes in De Witt County, Illinois.(Her age is way off and her son Donald is with her on the 1910 census.) She is on the 1920 census as Lucinda Anderson in De Witt County, Illinois.

Added by L. Burnett on Feb 24, 2015 7:10 AM

Suggested correction for John Houchin
I received your suggestion to add the middle initial "B." to the memorial for John Houchin (1804 Warren Co., KY - 1861 Bell Co., TX). I am curious as to what documentation you have for the middle initial. I have done extensive research on John Houchin and his descendants and have only ever seen him listed as "John Houchin" with no middle name or initial.

As he is my 4th great grandfather, I want to make sure that the information added to his memorial is correct. If you could share your source for the middle initial, I would appreciate it.

Added by mwalcik on Feb 14, 2015 6:47 PM

Monique Whitman
Frederic Ross
Thank you for this transfer.

Added by Monique Whitman on Jan 25, 2015 8:46 PM

Larry Parker
John Besenhofer
Hi Rita,

I am not related to any Besenhofer. I have just been going through naturalization records from northern Illinois on When I find a Declaration of Intention document (which all have one photograph of the person) I check to see if the person has a memorial on Find A Grave. If so, then I crop, fix, and post the photo, and I include a link to the naturalization documents in the caption.

Naturalization documents are one of the few ways to find the town where immigrants were born.

Added by Larry Parker on Jan 20, 2015 11:33 AM

Martin W Johnson
belvidere area obituaries
belvidere papers 1850 - 1978 are digitalized on they include belvidere area obituaries. has some Marengo obituaries. Rockford newspapers are digitalized on newspapers website. Rockford paper has a lot of belvidere obituaries and articles from belvidere paper over the years.

Added by Martin W Johnson on Jan 18, 2015 3:06 PM

Jolee Dunkin
140590076 Art Philbrook
Hello, thank you for adding the obit for Uncle Art. Is there a chance you could transfer this memorial for me to manage? Art is my great uncle.



Added by Jolee Dunkin on Dec 28, 2014 7:58 PM

Lawerence Stone
Hello there! Lawerence Stone was my Great Grandfather. His father was Joel F. Stone. Until recently I couldn't find his birth mother. I have now uncovered it. Her profile number is 132105022
Thank you in advance!

Also, I would love to maintain Lawrence's Memorial Page. Thank you

Added by kalber on Dec 15, 2014 10:35 AM

Memorial# 134027949
Thank you so much for creation of the memorial for my unknown cousin, Jerry Lee Hubbard.
Debbie # 47064450

Added by Anonymous on Dec 13, 2014 11:02 AM

Dan O'Connell
Duplicate of John J O'Connell
Hi there,

I hadn't realized you'd already added a memorial for my father, John Joseph O'Connell, buried in Calvary Cemetery, Winnebago County, Illinois.

I have created a memorial at #138144052

If it's alright I'd prefer to maintain the memorial for my father.

Dan O.

Added by Dan O'Connell on Nov 17, 2014 9:01 PM

Dan O'Connell
Duplicate of John J O'Connell
Hi there,

I found a duplicate for John J O'Connell of Matteson, IL...

Your Find A Grave# 83717296
Duplicate Find A Grave# 83767070


Dan O.

Added by Dan O'Connell on Nov 01, 2014 3:20 PM

Hi can you help me with (Mary Sue Davis Cope)65146367__She is laid to rest with her mother,
at Buladean Troutman-Ingram cemetery in mitchell county north carolina..Could you please help me get her added to this cemetery..I thank you so much..

Added by Keith on Oct 21, 2014 8:15 PM

molly villa
RE: James Botkin photo
hi Rita so im into genealogy and I have done a little more digging for you on and I cross checked the 2 james botkin men in center grove cemetery and I believe the one you are looking for is the one I posted the picture of. if it is not him then again im sorry

Added by molly villa on Oct 14, 2014 6:55 PM

molly villa
RE: James Botkin photo
ok I know the dates are different on the headstone from what you guys have but if you click on his wife marys name that's the front side of the headstone that I posted so maybe someone has something linked wrong or the dates wrong you might check this out sorry I couldn't help you any more I have this picture saved that I deleted if you find out that it really is him and you would like for me to repost it just let me know again sorry I couldn't help you

Added by molly villa on Oct 14, 2014 6:15 PM

Deborah Price-Cannon
Thankyou, So Much Rita
Thank you so much Rita, I know you did this on your own time, Out of Love for these people, This such a meaningful gesture on your part. Again With Much Thanks, Debbie Cannon-Saban

Added by Deborah Price-Cannon on Sep 22, 2014 10:39 PM

Hi Rita,
Thank you so much for adding my great uncle Kenny Tamilla. I have just started getting into this and saw you already added him! Love that you did that!A very sweet and shy man, he will be forever in our hearts. Thanks again.
P.S. Love Love Love your bio and point of view on records, I couldn't have put it better!

Added by LissaOB on Aug 10, 2014 3:31 PM

RE: Hello!
Interesting, Rita, the spelling difference confirms what I thought - thanks. Do you have (or have a connection to someone who has) a Bodkin family tree or other similar info?

As you no doubt know, creating one from scratch is difficult!

I don't want to subscribe to, even though there seems to be some info on there.

I am hitting a ceiling with Samuel Bodkin and his wife Bridgette (Cottingham) Bodkin. I am fairly sure his father is Charles (1794-1856) but can't find any definite connection.

Thanks very much!

- Kevin

Added by Kevin on Jul 17, 2014 1:48 PM

Hi Rita,

My name is Kevin Corcoran, and my 4xGrandfather was Charles Bodkin, he is buried in the Botkins Cemetery in Mercer County, Ohio. Do you know the connection between the Bodkins and Botkins?

I am digging into my ancestral roots and Charles Bodkin (father of Benaia Botkin, for whom you left a candle memorial in 2010,) is the furthest back I have found.

Thanks for your time - Kevin

Added by Kevin on Jul 17, 2014 11:24 AM

Jan Summers
Dr Ephriam Smedley
Thank you for updating his memorial and making the family link. Best regards, Jan

Added by Jan Summers on Jun 11, 2014 7:45 AM

Debbie Stephens
Maslette Newberry Winter
Mt Zion Cemetery is correct but it is located in Walcott, Greene County, Arkansas

Added by Debbie Stephens on Jun 06, 2014 4:33 PM

Thank You!!!!
Hi Rita,

I saw that you added my grandfather (John Bruno) in Queen of Heaven. Thank you so very much! It gives me a way to stay connected to him and ensure that he isn't forgotten.

Many Thanks,

Added by LEJ on May 28, 2014 5:03 PM


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