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Chris Nelson (#46617359)
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Bio Photo 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! :)

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Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Taiwan
I am off to Taipei in November and saw that you had made a sweep there in 2005. Is there any place you missed you can direct me to? An article on Ta Tamsui/Danshui Foreign Cemetery, says there are 170 buried there. Are you confident you photographed all the existing stones? Thanks for paving the way! -Rebecca

http://focustaiwan.tw/news/asoc/201408230024.aspx
Added by Rebecca Ewing Peterson on Aug 29, 2014 6:36 AM
Julie
Iola Hedrick in Cooperstown, Illinois
Hi again, Chris. You have two women in the Cooperstown, Brown County, Illlnois cemetery who are named Iola Hedrick. One is the daughter of David and Susannah Hedrick, and wife of Caleb Cox, and the other is the wife of CA Hedrick, who I assume had a different maiden name. Are these really two different women?

The LDS Family Tree has information for both combined under the daughter of David and Susannah. If they were two women, I'd like to straighten it out.

Thanks,
Julie Busse
Added by Julie on Aug 15, 2014 11:27 AM
Harriette Jensen
Find A Grave Memorial# 10996325
I am the g-niece of Ada Adela Hoisington Combs and I do a one-name study of the Hoisington surname. I would be happy to take responsibility for Aunt Ada's memorial.

Harriette Jensen
hoisingtonweb@yahoo.com
Added by Harriette Jensen on Aug 09, 2014 6:26 PM
Lila J Hess
#10585703 - Ripley
Me Again?
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 #.
Added by Lila J Hess on Jul 27, 2014 3:34 PM
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




Added by Lila J Hess on Jul 27, 2014 2:47 PM
Lila J Hess
Donahower
Neglected to say Fredrick (not Frank) died in 1870 in MO.
Added by Lila J Hess on Jul 27, 2014 1:39 PM
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.
Added by Lila J Hess on Jul 27, 2014 1:37 PM
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!

Paul
Added by Paul Barnes on Jul 23, 2014 10:37 PM
Leslie Shoebotham
RE: Ingles/Langford
Hi Chris,

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.

Leslie Shoebotham
Added by Leslie Shoebotham on Jul 18, 2014 3:08 PM
Mark McCrady
RE: Ingels graves
You are welcome, Chris, I was happy to do it!
Added by Mark McCrady on Jul 10, 2014 7:06 AM
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