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Louise Taraba (#47677075)
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I enjoy Find A Grave, a place where I may pay a virtual visit to the graves of my loved ones, and friends, many graves I have never seen. I am pleased to be a contributor so I can create memorials for my family as well as for other families. I am always happy to make changes to existing memorials. The reason I have so many more memorials managed than has been added is a cemetery has been transferred to my care. If you are related to any person whose memorial I manage and wish a transfer, in most cases it will be honored, if not my family. Please use the correct edit for suggested changes and transfers.

NOTE: FLOWERS AND TOKENS ARE TO SHOW LOVING RESPECT FOR THE DECEASED. DO N O T USE THIS
AREA TO POST ANY GENEALOGICAL DATA WHATSOEVER. THERE ARE EDITS ON EACH MEMORIAL FOR THIS PURPOSE. BE REVERENT.

I try my best not to knowingly create a duplicate memorial, but once in a while it does happen. If I have made a real duplicate, please use the edit to let me know for removal.

TRANSFER REQUESTS NOT MADE THROUGH THE PROPER EDIT WITH YOUR ID NUMBER WILL BE IGNORED.

Prefer not to make transfers to contributors who will not transfer or who strictly uphold the relative guidelines. Who better to love and care for a memorial than a family member?

Also, I will not transfer to those who create memorials with only a name (little or no other data at all, no married name for females, and burial unknown), just to be "1st" or just to "add numbers." This is not fair to those who spend hours and hours of precious time doing research in order to create a meaningful memorial. In addition, I will not transfer to anyone who knowingly creates duplicates.

When I add an obituary it is typed as is. If a word or name is misspelled it will be typed as such. If I add a word or two of clarification it will appear in brackets. Otherwise, any additional information will be noted separate from the obituary, as should be.

PLEASE-You are welcome to use a part of or all of a bio I place on a memorial. If you do tho, PLEASE give me credit with reference to Find A Grave. THANK YOU.

I HAVE NOTICED ON SEVERAL WEBSITES WHERE FAMILY TREES ARE CREATED USING INFORMATION FROM MY BIOS IN FIND A GRAVE OR REFERENCING THE MEMORIAL ADDRESS, WITHOUT ANY NOTE ACKNOWLEDGING CREDIT. Please PLEASE, CREDIT YOUR SOURCE! I DO NOT WANT TO HAVE TO REMOVE THESE BIOS, BUT WILL IF THIS CONTINUES. Be fair to all and do the right thing.

CREDIT ALL SOURCES IN YOUR FAMILY TREES AND INDIVIDUAL PAGES---THIS IS ONLY PROPER---THANK YOU. (lt)

Thanks.
Louise Taraba in Missouri
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dixie sanders
Haywood Martin
Please put the info in and give me credit.
Added by dixie sanders on Apr 08, 2015 7:05 PM
Jerry Conklin
RE: Elsie McQuerry
check the info I added to the photo
Added by Jerry Conklin on Mar 20, 2015 9:53 PM
Jerry Conklin
McQuerry photo
Louise please click on the photo for info on dates.

Jerry
Added by Jerry Conklin on Mar 20, 2015 7:57 PM
Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor
Shepherd's
Hello again Louise, I went ahead and transferred John Sr., John Jr, and Sarah Shepherd to your care. I don't recall that you ever asked for them, but reading through the flowers, I see that you are direct family and I would want you to update their memorials as you see fit.. If you want to remove the "James" it will be your honor.. Take care, and let me know if you need anything else. Julie
Added by Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor on Mar 17, 2015 2:39 PM
Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor
John Shepherd
Louise, I will do more research on this to see if I can find anything more to verify the Sr/Jr.. and will let you know my findings.. I can remove the middle name of John's memorial if there is nothing to substantiate it.. Thanks for your concern.
Added by Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor on Mar 17, 2015 2:05 PM
Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor
Your Bio
Just wanted to say that it is "so true." I am glad others feel the same way I do.. but I didn't get around to express it formally. You said it as I feel exactly about others who will not give memorials --- as I have actually know these people and talked with them, neighbors, friends, cousins and even aunts and uncles, and the lister will not let me manage their memorial. It is very sad.. and I hope that when I pass; this same thing, does not happen to me.. Thank you for sharing.
Added by Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor on Mar 17, 2015 1:37 PM
Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor
Shepherd inquiry
Hello Louisa, the information came from the fact that he had a son named John James Shepherd JR..
For there to be a Junior, their names must be the same,

Children:
John James Shepherd (1760 - 1812)*
Nancy Shepherd McQuary (1765 - ____)*
Stephen Shepherd (1769 - 1825)*
Lewis Washington Sheppard (1771 - 1858)*
Andrew Shepherd (1783 - 1856)*

If you go to John James Junior's memorial, there is some information there by a family member.. I believe she requested the name to be John James Shepherd Senior.. so I upheld her wishes.

And yes, George Shepherd, father had sons, James Shepherd, (b) abt 1730. and John Shepherd, Sr. (b) 8/10/1734; (d) 6/11/1810 (mar) Sarah Jennings, abt 1758.

Let me know if you find anything different. I will be glad to make any correction needed.
Thank you for stopping by ... Julie (47008461)
Added by Julie A (Eskridge) Taylor on Mar 17, 2015 11:59 AM
Baxter B. Fite III
RE: John M. W. Smith
Louise, Most of the guys that have two stones were married more than once. They purchased a stone with their present wife when they wife died, then remarried, moved on, and were then buried under another stone in another cemetery with their 2nd wife. I just feel people need to know that they have more than one stone. I try to note that one is a cenotaph, but, I still link to it so people know there is another stone and people can go to the site to see it. There are a lot of stones in cemeteries that are really cenotaphs. People 100 years later see the stone and think the person is buried there, when they really aren't. This is especially true of Civil War veterans. A lot of our Civil War veterans are buried on what they called "foreign soil", the south, too many times under tombstones marked "UNKNOWN U.S. SOLDIER" and the family erected a stone in memory of that soldier in the local cemetery. People assume the soldier is buried there, when they are not. Counting these kinds of cases, I probably have 15 to 20 men from the 86th with more than one tombstone. I really wasn't thinking about these when I was explaining Private Smith's situation. Thanks for double checking though and Thanks for all you are doing for Find A Grave. Sincerely, Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Mar 08, 2015 7:34 PM
Baxter B. Fite III
John M. W. Smith
Dea Louise, You wrote to me that, "You seem to be the manager of two memorials for John Smith, which need to be combined and one deleted." John M. W. Smith had two tombstones in two seperate cemeteries. I actually have about five men out of the 992 men who served in the 86th Illinois that have more than one tombstone. In this case, as there is a tombstone in both cemeteries, I keep a site for each tombstone. Thanks, for double checking though. Baxter
Added by Baxter B. Fite III on Mar 08, 2015 12:10 PM
Mary Kinney
William H Roberts
Louise, I noticed you say you are a distant cousin. William and Sussana had a son William H Roberts born 1 Sept 1886 died 1961 Franklin Co Nebraska, married my aunt, Grace Estes Smith 3 Dec 1908 Mercer Co Missouri. My question is, do you know anything on this family? Appreciate anything you would like to share.

Mary Smith Kinney
Added by Mary Kinney on Jan 07, 2015 1:41 PM
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