|Chris Nelson (#46617359)|
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I love researching cemeteries and strive for accuracy. If you see an error or have additional info you want added, do not hesitate to contact me through Suggest A Correction (not through Messages or E-mail) and I'll be more than happy to make the changes. (Note: Suggest A Correction is accessible through the Edit tab.)|
Note that Find A Grave, though a valuable resource for genealogists, is not primarily a genealogical website. Certain highly detailed genealogical data (e.g. census transcriptions) is more suited for sites like Rootsweb.
Some people I have entered are my relatives; most are not. In documenting graves, I contribute to this site's growth and completeness. My goal is often to photograph an entire cemetery, but in large cemeteries this can be a daunting task; in such cases I just randomly photograph markers that catch my eye.
Some have asked why I am doing this. I'm doing this to honor the memories of the dearly departed, to give relatives who live far away the chance to visit the graves of their loved ones online when they can't do so in person, and to assist genealogists by providing information unavailable elsewhere. No disrespect is intended; indeed, I enter the data and post the photos with only the most respectful and honorable of motives.
I live in Taiwan and often travel to places like Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia to photograph cemeteries.
To protect the privacy of the living, I do not input pre-need graves, and I remove the names of the living from obituary information I post.
In general, if the stone does not show a birthdate, but instead an age, I do not calculate the birthdate from the age due to varying methods of calculations used, instead leaving the birthdate field blank. I make exceptions for my own direct ancestors and those for whom I can find reliable documentation. I can't stress this enough: If you wish me to add a birthdate to a headstone with only a death date and an age, please tell me HOW YOU KNOW the person's birthdate. Otherwise I will SUMMARILY IGNORE that request! Plus, I can't make links to children or siblings; only to spouses and parents. Such requests WILL BE IGNORED.
And when providing me with cities or towns of birth and/or death in the US, please tell me the county. Thank you!
As for transferring "ownership" of memorials, I am more than happy to do so if you are a relative. But please make the requests reasonable, rather than saying something like "Give me all your Smiths." This is Find A Grave, not Go Fish! :)
Enjoy your graving!
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|Lila J Hess||#10585703 - Ripley|
Charles Stout was probably a cousin of Francis Marion Stout.
However - Born in Ohio - not Illinois. First known residence was in Upper Alton, Madison Co, Illinois
His Wife # 1058705 was Mary Jane Smith Born in Greene Co, Illinois
The had an older son Arthur C. Stout 1854-1900 was born in Upper Alton,Madison Co Illinois as was the older Daughter. John Martin and Mae Della were born in Brown County.
Arthur C. married Eva Alice Donahower in Brown County and they moved to Clinton, Dewitt Co., Illinois where they are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery there. I do not have their Memorial #.
|Lila J Hess||Ripley Cemetery - Logsdon Family|
While taking my time and going through the Ripley Cemetery, I was struck about how this family was not tied together. I knew them pretty well and dated one of the sons for 7 years. So, here goes.
Father: John (J.Teddy) Logsdon #11217199
Mother: Mary A. (Friday)Logsdon #10450937 - Her Mother was Della Friday
Children: Erwin E Logsdon # 13957292
Edwin 'Eldon'Logsdon #26660059 - has duplicate
# 13936929 Think this is because of 2 stones
Shirley Ann Dixon Logsdon # 26727660
William Burns Logsdon # 13952722
Robert 'Bob' L Logsdon # 13957277
Norlyn 'Gene' Logsdon # 10450955
James W. Logsdon Infant died 1937 #10450952
Note: The youngest only living child is:
Sandra M. Logsdon (Alden W. Wilkin Jr # 27084579)
I feel this family should be tied together, but I don't want my name to enter into it. Thanks Chris
|Lila J Hess||Donahower|
Neglected to say Fredrick (not Frank) died in 1870 in MO.
|Lila J Hess||9473996|
Clinton Donahower - Chris just FYI - All the Donahower Children's Father was Frank Augustus Donahower, b. 1827 in Pennsylvania - d. in Preston, Jasper, MO. His wife, Mary J. Stout #9473988 was left with several small children and brought them back to Ripley, Brown County, Illinois to be close to her brother Francis Marion Stout. That is were they lived to adulthood. Several are buried in the Ripley Cemetery. I doubt that Frank Augustus was returned there. If so I assume there is no stone.
|Paul Barnes||James and Amanda Barnes|
Chris, my sincere thanks to you for sharing the information on my family. We applaud you for your enormous and meaningful contributions to this amazing and fulfilling work!
|Leslie Shoebotham||RE: Ingles/Langford|
Thank you so much for the transfers. And it is so nice to meet a cousin! How are you connected to the Ingles? If you prefer to use email, just let me know.
|Mark McCrady||RE: Ingels graves|
You are welcome, Chris, I was happy to do it!
|Leslie Shoebotham||Transfer of two more memorials|
I apologize for requesting these transfers in a piecemeal fashion. I was also hoping to have you transfer responsibility for my 3G-grandparents' memorials. Their names are: Bartlett Haley Ingles, Sr (#8833876) and Margaret Ann Allison (#8833887). Thank you for making their memorial pages look so nice. I really appreciate it.
|Leslie Shoebotham||Transferring of memorials|
Thank you for doing such a beautiful job on my 2G-grandparents' memorials. I would really appreciate it if you could transfer their memorials over to me. Their names are: Bartlett Haley Ingles, Jr. (#8833899) and Virginia (Langford) Ingles (#8833903). Virginia died very young and Bart remarried two more times. I have been trying to make contributions to those ladies' memorials too, and really want them to be nice. Their names are: Sarah (Lashbrook) Ingles (#8833912) and Adeline Florence (Grist) Ingles (#8833906). If possible, could you transfer those memorials to me as well? Again, thank you so much for your time and attention in caring for my ancestors' memorial pages.
|juana manzana||Jesse L Butler|
Thanks for transferring my grandfather's memorial. I appreciate it.
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