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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo Dec. 26, 2014

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 107. Check out this site:)

April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100.

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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Georgie Ann Hankins
Charles B. Feast fag 5965076
Thank you so much for locating some actual facts regarding my Grandpa's brother-in-law Charles B. Feast.
It was my Aunt Fay Hankins that told me Charles was killed in a saloon which fits more with the article you located for me.
In talking to my first cousin Billy Hankins he told me our Grandpa Ernest Frank Hankins was only 8-9 when he and his brothers rode into Burns Oregon searching for someone. Perhaps it was that Frank and Jim Session hit the dusty trails and went westward to avoid a hanging with Sheriff Shugrue in hot pursuit. Guess there are somethings we will never know about the wild west and the ventures our ancestors had.
None-the-less the article also gave me a time frame of the birth of Charles Feast by saying he was three weeks old. In the family Bible of Amos Hankins (Clara father) it listed his death date as 28 Jun 1887, so this could of been in Colo, or Kansas. I will look into those facts alittle more now.

Do you think the archives of which you researched this data from would show a death on our Anna Collier Hankins after finding her on 1880 census of Ryan Township Sumner Co Kansas we have not located her death or death year. That is why I created a page for her history.

Tell me how to research the papers as you did to find the article on Charles B Feast so I may try to locate a story on Roland Raphael Hankins born 22 April 1843 Davis Co Iowa died 26 Feb 1902 in Arlington, Gilliam Co Oregon. He was shot and killed by a sherrif Theodore "Dory" Sweeten of whom I found on Find A Grave. I have a story written about how it went down but want to confirm more facts and why did this sherrif stalk and shot an old man of 59 years old who worked at a hotel.
Story said this Roland lived in Texas for awhile and was known as one of the fastest guns of the time. He married a Sarah Leonard who was a widow lady. She is buried in Arlington but signs of where he is buried.

Thank you again for such a great find for our history pages.

Another thought, why would my Aunt Fay tell me Charles B. Feast wife, Clara Hankins would have nothing to do with her brothers after her husband's death? Is this referring to her second husband W.E. Ashley? They all lived in Canon City Colo in 1901-02. Grandpa got out of Ft. Leavensworth Prison in 1901 and married my grandma in Cano City Colo in 1901.
I found a grave in Canon City Colo of a W.E. Ashley but no stone yet the cemetery lists this Ashley as dying 1922. I'm thinking it is a typing
error of the cemetery records and this is our W.E.Ashley as it is too coincedental that there would be two W.E. Ashley's in same community but not on any census. W.E.Ashley was on 1900 census but Clara was listed as a widow in 1910 census.
You have a researchers mind, and I have had no luck finding a death article on him. That is why I ask how to research how you found my Charles B. Feast so I can try and locate our Doctor W. E. Ashley for sure.

Georgie Ann
Added by Georgie Ann Hankins on Oct 06, 2015 2:10 PM
Tyler Prondzinski
RE: Rosalie Vance
You are welcome.
Added by Tyler Prondzinski on Oct 04, 2015 5:00 AM
Georgie Ann Hankins
RE: Mary Dodge
Thank you for the information. I love history and the migration of their travels. I will forward the info you sent me onto Beau, hoping his address is still the same.
I've been reading some of Louis L'Amour western stories in his West of Dodge and it seems I have a very close writing skill of telling stories.

So lastnight I began a western story of my own to see where it would go. Instead of just making up one the story of Charles B. Feast being shot and killed in Burns Oregon Christmas Day came out of me.I manage his grave and the dates can be verified but I could not find a newspaper clipping regarding the incident. A true story passed down from family. I did not realize I knew more than I did until I began the story. However, the ending had no conclusion and I am in the process of researching the sheriff logs from Dodge City from those days as I have learned when a sherrif travels after his bad guys all his actions were recorded in a book. It will be interesting to see if I can find any data regarding this matter. This Sherrif Shugrue also stalked and killed another Hankins in our family tree. I plan on looking into that story as well.
Anyway, thank you for your help in helping me help someone else.
Added by Georgie Ann Hankins on Sep 30, 2015 10:47 AM
Marralene Mennis-Oullette
David Chance England
Thank you so very much for allowing me to manage his memorial.
Thank you for ALL the work you do contributing to find a grave.
Hugs, Marlette
Added by Marralene Mennis-Oullette on Sep 26, 2015 10:10 PM
Mary Collins
Find A Grave Memorial# 34350940
Dana E (Edgar) Francisco was born 25 May 1885 in Pike County, Kentucky, United States.

Parents were John Francisco and Julia America Walker.

Sisters were Minnie Francisco Roop Reynolds and Orie Francisco Numey.
Added by Mary Collins on Sep 09, 2015 11:44 AM
Anita McClung
Rhodes Mead

Rhodes Mead and Priscilla Newton/Newlon also had a daughter, Priscilla Mead. She married James Elias Sturgell/Sturgeon May 4, 1823, Floyd County, Kentucky. James and Priscilla were my 4xs great grandparents.
Added by Anita McClung on Sep 07, 2015 8:42 AM
Goose Creek Cemetery
Hi Pam
I was asked to take a couple of photos for a relative in this cemetery and had never been there before. Did not think to check findagrave to see if it was documented and took photos of all the headstones. They are high resolution and most very clear, so if anyone asks about better photos, I have saved them. Added a few new ones to the site.
Added by Belva on Sep 06, 2015 4:03 PM
beverly reynaga
henry clay campbell
henry clay Campbell his father john t. Campbell is buried canyon city cemetery Oregon my grandmother Inez Beatrice Campbell-allen thank you for all , you have done a great job.

FROM Beverly reynaga roseburg oregon
Added by beverly reynaga on Aug 31, 2015 3:08 PM
RE: Arthur Mosier
The stories are awesome! You've done a terrific job researching the family.
Added by EGF on Aug 29, 2015 10:00 PM
Dennis Sullens
RE: Rea Geinger
Zella Edith (Johnson) Gienger remained Archie Giengers wife until his death.

Edith (Martin) Riggs, Rea's 2nd and last wife was Rea Vernon Gienger's widow when he died in 1964. Edith signed Rea's Death Certificate. No 3rd wife.
Added by Dennis Sullens on Aug 27, 2015 7:56 PM
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