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Carol Page Tilson (#46543875)
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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 should be correct, as complete as possible, and linked to parents, spouse and children. It should memorialize a person, not just a name.

However, I've been around this site long enough to know this is seldom the case.

As a Family Find A Graver, most of my memorials are for my own or my husband's ancestors and collateral kin, both close and distant, as well as some in-laws. The info comes from genealogical sources: vital records, deeds, probate and miscellaneous other, often obscure, legal documents. Censuses and obituaries provide secondary support.

However, not all memorials are created relatives, surname researchers or those who consider it a service to record burials and photograph markers in their home counties or towns. The most are submitted by folks who know nothing about the people or places. Many are Graves Registry entries, a record of what appears on a headstone or, more often, comes from a published or online burial list. Possibly correct but never complete.

Just because something's "engraved in stone" DOES NOT mean that it's true. For too many reasons to mention, names and dates which end up on grave markers or cemetery listings often are wrong.

If requesting a major alteration via Find A Grave’s “do-it-yourself” edit menu, be kind enough to also send some proof. Those without evidence or "sourced" only by a downloaded family tree will be declined. If you opt to post under an anonymous screen name and not take messages, making it impossible for me to request a source, don't waste your time.

As long as this site is called FIND A GRAVE [and not "List an Ancestor"], I WILL NOT accept edits for links to memorials without complete death dates and places and cemetery names. Speculative and/or "Burial Unknown" memorials benefit no one and only diminish the credibility of the site.

I'll gladly transfer memorials to members more closely connected to the individual than I [fourth cousin beats fifth cousin twice removed] if they have additional info to contribute. I'd prefer for memorials of in-laws whom I've not researched in-depth in the care of their direct kin. Please just ask.

I’m fairly easy to get along with unless you want to debate whether FAQs are more important than FACTS. Admittedly, I can misinterpret data as well as anyone and have made my share of typos and drop-down errors. However, to knowingly pass on as fact questionable or undocumented information is something totally beyond me.

In other words, if there is documented proof the death date on an individual's headstone was incorrectly engraved, I have will not ignore facts and pretend it is right.


14 Jun 2015
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The Last Ride
Ida Nye Hoben
If this is a memorial you wish to care for, Id be happy to transfer to you. She is of no relation to me.

Added by The Last Ride on Oct 05, 2015 8:37 AM
RE: Poole Pix
So glad I could help.. I always like to check for others with the same surname and add pictures, never really knowing if they are related as with the Pooles they were 3 different groupings. I also add any additional info the cemetery records show.
Added by BJ on Oct 04, 2015 1:57 PM
Don Bogart
Nina Colvin
Nina is buried next to Gus, I took a picture of her grave. If you would like that pic let me know.
Added by Don Bogart on Sep 18, 2015 8:52 PM
Paul Wilcox
RE: Rollin E. Bailey, Bayfield
thanks for your kind words. I'm happy to help.
Added by Paul Wilcox on Aug 26, 2015 12:20 PM
Edit requests
I have deleted the memorials you requested to be edited
Added by kavwii on Aug 01, 2015 4:28 AM
yrag reltub
Haryr Stradley
Yes, I know, thanks. i do have his enitire obit.Gary
Added by yrag reltub on Jul 28, 2015 4:48 PM
Samuel L Pike
Carol, I was at Easton Cemetery about two weeks ago and I found a stone for a Samuel Pike, but the year says 1851-1924, rather than the 1934 you've identified in this memorial.

Do you think these are the same people, or a different Samuel Pike? I don't want to upload the photo without some confirmation since the years are off.

Thanks for any advice you have!
Added by C.Phillipps on Jul 23, 2015 2:11 PM
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Re: Eleanor

Thank You for the details about your relationship to Eleanor. The reason I was wondering, is that although I have resided in Omaha for most of my life, I was born in upstate NY, so all of my direct line relatives were also born and lived there all of their lives, With the exception of the Boise/Hermenet family. My mom's mother was Sarah Magdalena (Boise) Hermenet. She & my grandfather, and many of their siblings, were all born in Holland, but after seperatly traveling to America, ended up in upstate NY, where they stayed and lived out their lives. Robert Boise's father Jacob was my grandmothers brother.

So the reason I was intersted to know how you were related, was because I thought how cool it would be to have a Boise relative who also ended up in the wilds of the midwest.... :)

I hope all of this somehow makes sense to you...

Thank You Again for contacting me, and for letting me know about Eleanor.

Your cousin by marriage,


Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Jul 22, 2015 2:28 AM
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Forgot to Mention
I read what you wrote about your dog, Jeremiah. I am so sorry for your recent loss, but know that he is with his brother, over the Rainbow bridge. It also mentions that you are from Omaha, as am I. So am now really wondering if you are related to the Boise family.....

Thanks Again,

Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Jul 21, 2015 4:43 PM
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Eleanor Mae Haugh Boise
Hello Carol,

Thank You So Much for sending me the info on Robert Boise's 2nd wife. I had no idea that she even existed. I did find a memorial for her & linked her with him. I only wish I could find his 1st wife, Anna as well. Someone else added her obit on her memorial as part of a floral tribute. So, I did not send it to the creator of her memorial.

Again, Thank You so much. Are you by chance related to the Boise family??

Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Jul 21, 2015 4:39 PM
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