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CABrown (#47000639)
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Bio Photo PFC James Rexford (Rex) Scowden KIA WW I buried in France, also has stone in Rose Hill Cemetery, McKean County, Pa

Corp. Steven John Skinner KIA WW I, buried in France
I'd like to suggest that if you're doing a photo request, and there is no stone for that person, then take a photo of where it should be. I do that because I feel that way they can see there is no marker and maybe have a better feeling having a photo of the location, with other markers on each side for location.

Also if I find a woman that was buried as Mrs.____ don't hassle me over that. It's bad enough that they didn't even use her first name, now some people want to do the same thing with her memorial. If you know her first name, tell me, don't just think I should list her the same as her husband.

When I first found Find A Grave, I was excited and happy to be able to add to it. But sadly it's not that way anymore. I can fully understand the feelings off some of the contributors that have become unactive. When I added memorials, I fully thought family would turn up, want them and fix anything they considered an error. But that's not so either. With the automatic edits, in 21 days, they apparently are made whether you ignored or declined them. There doesn't seem to be much control over your memorials anymore. Just because someone disagrees with the way I've added them, not even family, they can be changed. We are all different individuals, so I can't see why other people, if they're NOT family, should be allowed to change yours. I thought difference of opinion was a way of life, not your right, so I'm wrong. Memorials shouldn't be changed just because someone else thinks they should. I thought the important thing was they were on there for family to find.

Also, I'm tired of people whining because someone might not transfer a memorial. "It's all about the numbers." I'm not sure I understand what you're talking about. The number I added doesn't change, just the number I manage. So if I was in it for the numbers, I'd still be okay. Quit whining.

As far as transfers, I don't necessarily stick to the FAG guidelines as far as relation. If you're a relative, I don't mind transferring (that's why they're on there) BUT it does depend on how you ask/tell me!
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Leland Bottomley
RE: Middle East Memorial Wall
It was my Honor.
Added by Leland Bottomley on Mar 01, 2015 1:31 PM
Leland Bottomley
Middle East Memorial Wall
What is nice they have 2 computers where you can put in a name and it tells you the Panel and Row.
Added by Leland Bottomley on Mar 01, 2015 12:53 PM
Leland Bottomley
Middle East Memorial Wall.
The memorial has the Panel and Row on it. Blow it up and count down 33 rows, I believe, over about 2/3 and there is your person.
Added by Leland Bottomley on Mar 01, 2015 12:52 PM
RE: James Chiazzese
I contacted Dolores and here is her response:

There are several Chiazzese in this cemetery and the data is from town burial records, Niagara falls is not far, and if an early one died in Chautauqua Co they usually have a burial plot

That's the best I can tell you but the town records are pretty thorough



I believe the two memorials are in fact the same person. That is why I would like a photograph to confirm it. His daughters, Della and Josephine, sold their family home in 2011. I don't know where they went.

Name: Della M Chiazzese
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1916
Address: 1717 Ferry Ave, Niagara Falls, NY, 14301-2227 (1995)

Name: Josephine Chiazzese
Residence: 1960 - Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Added by LPS on Jan 25, 2015 5:01 PM
RE: James Chiazzese
I believe he has two memorials with two different first names. Yes I would like a photo.

Thank you for your help
Added by LPS on Jan 25, 2015 9:28 AM
RE: James Chiazzese
I am sorry, the correct memorial is:


Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 26, 1969

Maple Grove Cemetery
Chautauqua County
New York, USA

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Created by: Dolores Davidson
Record added: Oct 15, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118734839

Zio Vincenzo was married to my grandfather, Salvatore Piazza, sister :


Find A Grave Memorial# 141444071

They had two daughters, Josephine and Della.
So I am hoping this is his grave.

Thank you for your help!

Added by LPS on Jan 24, 2015 1:49 PM
wayne whittenhall
Raymond Caskey
Raymond and Hilda Caskey are my parents. Would you please remove your mamorial?
Added by wayne whittenhall on Jan 09, 2015 6:29 AM
Dominique Potier
Wallace H Eaker
Thanks for your picture . Ican't tell if he was an Airborne during the WW2 ... if one day you find his obit or more info could you contact me ?


Added by Dominique Potier on Jan 06, 2015 12:42 AM
Pam H
Theodorus Scowden
Saw your message about the ability of others to make changes to your posting. I'd agree that others shouldn't automatically be able to make changes. Also, have noticed that the woman's middle initial is usually for her Maiden, rather than middle name.

I'm writing about Sarah Scowden Minnis, daughter of Theodorus. You have birth and death dates for Sarah, and I was wondering if you would share the source with me. Sarah is part of my Minnis family tree, and I've done quite a bit of searching without luck. I'm hoping you have the family Bible??!!!
Added by Pam H on Dec 14, 2014 10:44 AM
YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!!! I thought I was the only one who was working on that premise. I do work for historical society and so run into alot of graves what have EXACTLY that-the initial is for the MAIDEN name. Seems we have too many busybodies who have nothing better to do than harass those of us who really take a genuine interest on what we post..should I list names of the bb's?
Keep up the good work!
Added by gennie on Nov 19, 2014 9:38 AM
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