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Chris West (#46952699)
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Bio Photo I developed taphophilia in Nov 2007. I'm adding what I can, photos and accurate transcriptions, because stones deteriorate and there's no better time than now.

On a philosophical note: I believe that an unmarried woman's surname should never be listed in the "maiden name" field, and a divorced woman who returned to her maiden name should also have that name as her surname
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Karen S.
Elroy E. Berttula
I would very much appreciate if you could transfer management of memorial#65728619, Elroy E. Berttula to me. He was my maternal uncle and I would like to add his obit and link him to his parents, maternal grandparents buried in Toivola,MN. and his siblings.
Great work you do, KarenS
Added by Karen S. on Aug 22, 2014 10:36 AM
Lois Dominy Service
Thank you for the photo of the grave markers.
Added by Serena61 on Aug 21, 2014 8:44 PM
ED in Oakwood
Chris- I wish it were a dividing marker. We will have to check with the city DPW. I did check all the other families in surrounding area and did not find anyone. Good suggestion.
Added by butterfly on Aug 18, 2014 3:11 PM
Thank you so much for alerting me to this duplicate. My computer was misbehaving yesterday when I created the memorial and I did not realize the duplicate had happened. Best wishes!
Added by Ginger on Aug 18, 2014 1:31 PM
Janet Marie
Bennet Hammond #134394657
You have good eyes. I think you are right on the last name. I think the stone says, "Son of D. & C. Hamond". David and Charity Hammond are nearby. Charity was listed in the 1900 U.S. Census as mother of 12 with 8 still living. I believe that Bennet is one of their children who did not survive.

Thanks so much for the suggestion. The update has been made.
Added by Janet Marie on Aug 17, 2014 4:58 AM
Hi Chris,

You caught me right in the middle of adding a record - between adding the name and adding the photo. Please don't panic if you see a 1 letter record as that just means I am loading the photo to make it easier to get the correct dates and spelling. I've added about 80 names in this cemetery today so please be patient. Thank you.
Added by TimeTraveler on Aug 15, 2014 2:46 PM
RE: New edit system
Here is what I do about your new edit system which I think is stupid. I just accept whatever anyone else thinks without question. Then when I receive inane questions like yours I let them fight it out. I always try to research all the people I put on Find A Grave. maybe I should be more like the people I call listers they just put in name after name without making any effort to really give any real evidence about the people, it takes them off the hook. K
Added by Kathryn on Jul 29, 2014 6:47 AM
Linda Bagnelle
Edward Crickmay
Thanks for picking up my error - the memorial has been on here for less than an hour so you did good! :-)
Added by Linda Bagnelle on Jul 27, 2014 12:16 PM
larry carter
Norman Glover
Thanks Chris for catching my error,
regards Larry
Added by larry carter on Jul 23, 2014 11:18 AM
Jeanne Frantz-Szymanski
Pvt Isaac Carpenter
Isaac Carpenter's wife, Louisa is buried in the Harman Cemetery in Gilboa, OH and her headstone states that Issac Carpenter is buried in Philadelphia, however, there is another page listing Isaac Carpenter as being buried in the Harman Cemetery Memorial #126263506. In other words Pvt Isaac Carpenter is listed with two different Memorial Numbers--

I visited the Harman Cemetery on June 21st and saw the headstone and photographed it too as my Great Aunt Nellie J Catlett-Carpenter is buried there; and Isaac and Louisa Carpenter were her in-laws.

Can you help to get this corrected?

Added by Jeanne Frantz-Szymanski on Jul 17, 2014 3:46 PM
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