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Mo & Dave Gates (#46929143)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo We live in a small town in Iowa and members of the Pioneer Cemetery Commission for our county. We have been interested in genealogy for several years and spend a lot of time in Graveyards and Cemeteries taking pictures, taking notes, just piecing the families together.
The peace and serenity found in these old cemeteries is our reward!

We have come across cemeteries where the headstone markers have disappeared... they are unreadable, broken, buried, or have fallen etc . The Cemeteries are so old that there are not any other records of the people resting there. When these cemeteries does that person's existence!
We would like to thank all of you for your contributions to preservation of these cemeteries.

If there is a memorial we have added, that is not in our family, we will consider a transfer of the memorial to you.
Please use the Edit tab,(upper right hand corner of the memorial) Please do this on every memorial that you want transferred or a correction on and please include your ID number.

If ever you decide you no longer want to maintain the records please transfer your records to someone who has an active account and willing to take over the records. There are many out there willing to do this!
It would also be a good idea to leave someone instructions on how to make these transfers should you go inactive without warning.
If the need arises Andrew has accepted the stewardship over the memorial in our care.
Thank You, Mo & Dave

Dave's family names are- Gates,Mohr,Franks,Applegate,Rebo,Mcminn,Rodgers, Hodges,Kutcher,Lang,Mitts,Muhrer.

Mo's Family names are-
Smith,Brashear(s),Dixon and related families.

Other family names... Woodsmall,Brownell,Hill,McGuigan,McMullen,Tague, Mullen,Kerfus,See,Schimer,Stodden,Hein,& O'brien

...Happy Trails.

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wrong year of birth on tombstone
Find A Grave Memorial# 62292861

If you blow up the picture of the tombstone = the T.E.V. Fariss JR. was born in 1846 NOT 1848. It's difficult, but if you look at the other 8's - it isn't an 8. there is a slight space making it 6. Which it is, 1846

Also T.E.V. Fariss JR. - IS NOT buried there. He chose to be buried in Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa at the Evergreen Cemetery. That is why there is no DEATH date on that tombstone for him.

Please correct if you find I am right
Thanks so much, appreciate your time in this matter
Added by Webdove on Oct 22, 2014 12:47 PM
Thank you for the photo of Orie Boese's marker (#86645865) from Sugar Ck Cem. Would it be OK with you if I post your photo to my family tree?
Also, his wife Edith passed in June. I suspect her date may be engraved on the marker by now. There doesn't appear to be a memorial set up for her yet. This is my husband's family, and he is only distantly related to the Boeses, so I thought you may be interested in establishing her memorial, and perhaps replacing the photo with one showing her DOD. If you would like a photo request for her, or if you do not wish to establish her memorial, please let me know and I'll be happy to do that.
Sue S.
Added by Sue on Oct 12, 2014 10:30 AM
GreenHills Stones Calling
71283899 Barr
Re: suggested edits
Carrie Armena Riggs Barr (1896 - 1997)

This grave site is not for a person with maiden name "Alter."

Best wishes in your search.

Added by GreenHills Stones Calling on Oct 07, 2014 7:57 PM
linda shepard
Re: 61574152 Mouttelian Gibson
Sarah Embree, the spouse of Mouttelian Gibson, was born 19 Dec 1791 in Washington Co., Tennessee. The Sarah Embree Gibson (1859-1861) was the daughter of Sarah and Mouttelian's son - Isaac T. Gibson (1831-1915).
Added by linda shepard on Sep 29, 2014 3:34 PM
RE: Lizzie Glass
Thanks. I am sure they will get it approved and if not, I'll try again later. Thank you for your help. CindyLee
Added by CindyLee on Sep 27, 2014 7:12 PM
Virginia Meadowcroft
thank you
Added by Virginia Meadowcroft on Sep 25, 2014 12:27 PM
Columbus City Cemetery
Hi, I was wondering if you two are working on photographing this cemetery? I see there are a lot of photo requests and was going to try and fulfill them this weekend, but if you already have the photos on a hard drive somewhere, then of course I don't want to duplicate things and waste my time and gas :) If you're familiar with this cemetery, is there an office or interment list?

Fawn Bowden
Riverside, IA
Added by Fawn on Sep 17, 2014 9:53 AM
RE: Conrad/ Coonrod
Thank you for the information on the correct spelling and cemetery for Christian Coonrod. I have sent the article to be added to Christian Coonrod's memorial.
Added by cara on Sep 14, 2014 9:57 AM
Michael W. Messer Sr.
Thanks again Mo and Dave. Sorry i haven 't been on much lately, been in a rehab since the first of the year. Car accident last November, just starting to walk. Hope to be home soon.
Added by Michael W. Messer Sr. on Sep 14, 2014 6:26 AM
Donna Christensen Molgard
The Hatch families
Thank you so much for the quick response and transfers of these family members. The work you do is very much appreciated.
Added by Donna Christensen Molgard on Sep 03, 2014 12:55 AM
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