Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Carol Page Tilson (#46543875)
 member for 12 years, 2 months, 27 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo As a former newspaper reporter/photographer, high school journalism teacher, old fashioned genealogical researcher and long-time Find A Grave member, I believe the best memorial is correct, as complete as possible and linked to parents, spouse and children. It should memorialize a person, not just a name.

And that's why Family Find A Gravers such as I are here. Granted, other members have much different reasons. Some consider recording entire cemeteries a service; some just want to amass as many memorials as they can.

I'm well aware that puts me at odds with low- or no-maintenance name collectors, obit hunters and those who consider F-A-G merely a "graves registry." The site has evolved since I first signed on. To deny any genealogical purpose is folly since it's now owned by

The vast majority of my memorials are for relatives which I've researched. I have documentation or, at least what I consider a credible source, for what these memorials say.

And just because something's "engraved in stone" does not mean that it's fact. Names and dates on grave markers often are wrong for numerous reasons. My memorials are based on reality, not mistakes which somehow ended up on a stone.

I make no claim of being perfect [my dadgum mouse definitely has a problem with drop-down option lists]. I'm more than willing to fix errors. As a family researcher, most of the folks I've memorialized are somehow related. I want to know if I've gone wrong.

In bygone days, I requested evidence of changes [i.e. documentation]. Because of widespread acceptance of F-A-G's "do-it-yourself" edit process, I've decided to toss in the towel and go with the flow. However, any changes which disagree with my evidence will be declined.

And if I can't contact you to ask the source of info, your edits will not be accepted. If you opt to post under an anonymous screen name and not take messages, don't even waste your time.

Use the final option on the edit menu if you want an explanation for a "decline" or would like evidence for one of my suggestions [although I usually send a vital record or obit anyway].

I transfer maintenance of memorials to any researcher more closely related to the individual than I -- fourth cousin beats fifth cousin twice removed. I'd especially like to reunite relatives with distant in-laws who I've not researched in depth. Please ask, sending proof.

In conclusion, when it comes to Find A Grave, I consider family and FACTS more important than FAQs.

19 Sep 2014

Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 1,519 Memorials Added
 • 1,663 Memorials Managed
 • 2 Memorials/Week
 • 1,407 Photos
 • 13 Photo Requests
 • 3,917 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Fame Ratings
 • 51 Sponsorships
 • 17 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Find A Grave Friends
Alice , J.K.Erickson, Janet Muff, Jen Snoots, John Arsenault, Julie Nathanson, Kay Cynova, l'Hexagone, Linda Berney, Marilyn Solari, Michael Buye, Mojo Warren, mommycita, Robert Alexande..., Rose Wenstrom, Sandra Franklin, Sharon Turner
Messages left for Carol Page Tils... (102)[Leave Message]
Willoughby Loran Southwick
Thank you for the obit. It has been added. I also agree with you. I think families should be linked together and obits added.
Thank you
Added by Rainbow on Sep 19, 2014 9:27 AM
John Arsenault
Marjorie Colvin
Hi Carol - Thank you for the obit for Marjorie. I generally don't post complete obits published after 1926, particularly when they contain the names of living relatives. I have, however, used the info in the obit to create a brief biography for Marjorie. Let me know if it looks okay to you.

Added by John Arsenault on Sep 17, 2014 3:45 PM
Stephanie McGinnis
RE: Rhoda Barber Nichols
Hello there!
I am a decendant of Maude Nichols and was wondering if you had anything on her family tree?


Added by Stephanie McGinnis on Sep 07, 2014 4:41 PM
Beechwood House ?
Hi Carol. I am in touch with a descendant of Henry Joseph Crevolin who lives in France, and trying to assist her in research of her family.

I came across a family history that mentioned Henry Joseph Crevolin and it contained a picture of a home called Beechwood. I am no longer able to find it. Have you come across information on it in your research of the Crevolin line? Thank you!
Added by Kyroots on Aug 26, 2014 7:17 AM
Theodore Jerolemon
You had left a note on this memorial. I just found an obit, not sure if it helps any.

Cato, July 13. - the sudden
death of Theodore Jorolemon of
Rochester at St. Mary's hospital in
that city. Mr. Jorolemon was born
on a farm near this village and for
29 years conducted a general store
in Cato. About seven years ago he
moved to Rochester and purchased
an interest in the A. H. Oliver & Co.
shoe manufacturing business.
Survived by his wife and a son Raymond A.

Auburn Weekly July 1909

Added by af on Aug 03, 2014 9:02 PM
RE: Stephen James Colvin
How does it look now?
Added by Janglo on Jul 21, 2014 10:42 PM
Jonathan Laing
Asahel B Matteson obit

Thanks for the information. That helps. If I find any others, I will link them in if possible.

Here is his obit. It states brother Clark and sister Rhoda in it and they were still alive from Jared and Polly when he died.

Asahel B. Matteson, for thirteen years an esteemed resident, died yesterday from apoplexy after an illness of fourteen weeks. He was born in Shaftsbury, VT., August 18, 1824 where he lived up until thirteen years ago. He was a carpenter and was for forty two years a member of Red Mountain Lodge F. and A.M. Lodge of Arlington, VT., and was for sixty years a member of the Baptist church. Mr. Matteson was twice married. His second wife was Julia Miller of Hoosick Falls, who and two sons, Alfred Matteson of Shaftsbury and Ernest of South Shaftsbury, VT., a brother Clark Matteson and a sister Miss. Rhode Matteson both of Shaftsbury, survive. The funeral will be held from the house, 28 First Street, tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock. Rev. W. E. Webster officiating.Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

The Troy Times Wednesday Afternoon, June 22, 1904

I think that Caleb and Jared were brothers but no proof has been found yet. Going from there I have the lines all the way back to Rhode Island in 1646. You and I are related through Solomon Matteson's wife Rosannah Matteson. Her grandfather was Uriah Matteson from Rhode Island.

Jonathan Laing
Added by Jonathan Laing on Jul 19, 2014 1:57 PM
Julie Nathanson
Hudsons in Woodland
I have Edwin E and Julia M. photos.
Added by Julie Nathanson on Jul 14, 2014 6:16 PM
RE: Stephen James Colvin
How does it look now
Added by Janglo on Jul 14, 2014 5:27 PM
RE: Stephen James Colvin
Tell me which side is is tipped toward. Dome times my ipad will flip it but it always looks straight on the iPad
Added by Janglo on Jul 14, 2014 11:11 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service