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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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Lila J Hess
Re Luticia and Francis Marion Jr.
Evidently someone either was able to see ages on the stones back in 1959 when they researched the book or they found records at the churches or courthouse. The churches in Ripley I have heard are long gone. I haven't been back to Brown County since my husband's death in 1998. Many, many people researched by Meribeth Clark in the book do not have headstones. My great grandmother Sarah 'Sally' Gilkey was one of the small headstones you could not read in the Mt Sterling City Cemetery. However they show her so I can only assume it was readable in 1959. I remember my Grandfather Ralph Stout taking me to the Gilkey plot there in the early 50's before his death and saying his brother Hazel Dell Stout, sister Opal Aline Quelsh and his father John Charles Fremont Stout were all buried there. He couldn't find his father's stone at that time. Hope this answers for you. I am now 80 but by the Grace of God my memories are pretty much intact.
Added by Lila J Hess on Jan 24, 2016 7:36 AM
Lila J Hess
RE: Infant Son Stout - Ripley Cemetery
It's been quite a while since I put them in Ancestry but I believe they came from the Cemeteries of Brown County Red book published by The Schuyler Brown Historical Society and researched by Meribah Clark.
Added by Lila J Hess on Jan 23, 2016 7:43 PM
Lila J Hess
Infant Son Stout - Ripley Cemetery
Infant Son Stout was the son of Abraham Lincoln 'Linc' # 95404192 and his wife # 95404455

Not Isaac Newton Stout - That was just a guess. I looked very closely at the stone and it says "son of A L and L Stout"

Thanks - Also don't know why but I put in Birth dates of Francis Marion Stout JR 1871-1878 and Luticia Ann 'Lutie' Stout 1847-1850 as an Edit and was notified that they were edited, but they are not and you are still in control.
Added by Lila J Hess on Jan 23, 2016 1:41 PM
Packers Fan
Chiang Kai-Shek
Is he still buried at the Cihu Mausoleum?

Added by Packers Fan on Jan 22, 2016 5:33 PM
Warwick Davies
Graveside picture for Kenneth Davies
Hi Chris, Thank you very much for taking this photograph. Ken was an elder cousin of mine. His father Tom and his Mother Emmy were never able to visit Penang. May I use your photo on my Family History Tree, with acknowledgment to you?
Warwick Davies
Added by Warwick Davies on Jan 21, 2016 5:54 PM
Lila J Hess
Transfers of Alexander's
Thank you Chris for your prompt reply. Now I will have to straighten out the puzzle. By the way, do you know Ron Ingels? He is my 3rd cousin and said he knows you. All the Ingels in Ripley.
Added by Lila J Hess on Jan 20, 2016 3:04 PM
May i use your tombstone photos in my tree? Thx, DeWitt
Added by DeWitt on Jan 06, 2016 2:25 PM
Mark Stiles
Maggie Johnson
I would like to find the full death date for Maggie Johnson who is buried at the West Avenue Cemetery in Canandaigua, New York. I have contacted Ray Henry (Canandaigua town historian)the Ontario County Archives and thoroughly went through the records on the Ontario County GenWeb site and cannot find it. According to the gravestone she died in 1913. Would you have any suggestions on finding this information?
Added by Mark Stiles on Jan 05, 2016 12:13 AM
Eugene Liu (F-A-G Memorial# 93695779)
Dear Chris,

I wonder if by a miracle you have any information about the family of Eugene Liu, d.1946 in Hong Kong.

(She might be a sister of our relative Raisa Egoroff (born Kruchkoff) from Harbin. Raisa had a sister, Eugene Kruchkoff born in 1910s who married a Liu. Eugene's son George V.Liu emigrated to the US and died in 1997.)

Thank you!

Added by marmer on Dec 09, 2015 4:55 PM
Pat Summan
RE: Ingels graves, Bentonville Cemetery
You are quite right - I did have it wrong. Thanks for setting me straight.
Added by Pat Summan on Nov 22, 2015 9:01 PM
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