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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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Emma Walling
Edits Sandy Level
Hi Chris,
You sent me three edits but there was new information to add. If you have information please resend it.
Emma Walling
Added by Emma Walling on Oct 02, 2016 4:16 PM
Bruce Gordon
Surname Addition - Jane "McEwen", Pioneer Cemetery, Perth, Ontario

Thanks for the correction Chris. This has been a brutal cemetery. 600 or so monuments mostly in a state of decay, vandalized or buried. The town has done some work but thank goodness I found a copy of the only known transcription done almost 25 years ago at The Ontario Archives.

Almost done the photos then the fun part begins - to go back and braille-read the 60 or so monuments that need it and finish prying the grass of the rest of the partially buried ones. And then on to trying to correlate and extend the only known plot maps from one section to the other two using the GPS data.


Bruce Gordon
Added by Bruce Gordon on Sep 12, 2016 3:12 PM
Brenda Johnson
Dora Moore #169236672
Thank you for being able to read her last name and who she was married to. I really appreciate that cause I'm having trouble with a lot of those stones at that cemetery.
Added by Brenda Johnson on Sep 02, 2016 8:23 PM
RE: Aaliyah Dillen-Steele
Hi Chris,
Thanks for the correction on tAaliyah Dillen-Steele memorial.

Added by davew0710 on Aug 07, 2016 1:22 PM
Michael Moore
"unknown" surnames
Hi Chris:

Thanks for catching and correcting my error when I entered the three stones for infants who did not have a surname.

Added by Michael Moore on Jul 30, 2016 10:30 PM
Mike VanBlaricom
RE: Elizabeth Shirk
Warren first married Elizabeth Davis and had three children. After Elizabeth died, he married Mary Van Pelt; sometime after June 9, 1959, when Mary made a life claim to Social Security.
Added by Mike VanBlaricom on Jul 22, 2016 12:29 AM
Wendy de Solla Aldridge
Alice Macfarlane
Hello Chris, The edit has been done for Alice. :)
Added by Wendy de Solla Aldridge on Jul 19, 2016 9:45 PM
Janice Hollandsworth
RE: Rodrigo
Thanks I will bookmark the address in case I have that happen again.
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Jul 17, 2016 3:46 PM
Janice Hollandsworth
Thank you Chris. I thought I saw the page enter and I looked but could not find the memorial. I can't access the listing of just my memorials anymore because I have too many.
Please tell me how you located it.
The Main Search engine requires a last name and the Manila cemetery search just kept spinning when I entered Rodrigo.
Added by Janice Hollandsworth on Jul 16, 2016 12:51 PM
Valice Raffi
Cora Frank Thur
Thank you!
Added by Valice Raffi on Jun 28, 2016 5:38 AM
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