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Georgia Lass (#47334087)
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Bio Photo I have been working on Genealogy information for my family for the past fifteen years. I have always been excited when I have found a grave on this site......I would love to extend that excitement to others by adding photo's of gravestones from around my area. I love to find a photo request which had a problem, and take my time walking row by row in the area where the Plot is suppose to be located to find those ancestors who like to hide!! I get so excited when I can finally get a photo for a request where there was a reported problem!!! I also like to find ones which don't have any problems too!! Another thing I love is finding strange and interesting Headstones. I also love to find interesting epitaphs!! You just never know what you will find walking in the Cemeteries!!!

If you have any edits, please send over supporting documents for the changes. I enter the memorials using the information on the headstones. If you don't have supporting documents I will enter the information in the "Notes" area of the memorial in question.

I would like to give a great big "THANK YOU!!" in advance for anyone who ends up helping me with my photo requests. Whether you can find the plot or you can't, thank you so much for taking the time out of your day, to help with my request!! It is very much appreciated!!!!!!
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Barbara Goss
Purple Heart Question
I did a purple heart grave yesterday. Is there a special place for these on this site?
Added by Barbara Goss on Oct 25, 2014 9:19 AM
Barbara Goss
RE: Keeping track
OK thanks, I feel better now. All the people whose stones I photoed are in the system but without pictures. And some of the birth dates are missing so they probably did use obits or something. So I won't own the memorial but I'm helping by adding a photo. I feel useful again. Thanks for all your knowledgeable help!
Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 5:09 PM
Barbara Goss
RE: Keeping track
I must be doing something wrong. I did a search for Gilhooley in New York, Erie County and there were none... so I put him in and then click on the cemetery I'm doing on the left... find more Gilhooley's..... and there he was already! I think I wasted my time today. Someone has done that cemetery already. I dont' know why they don't come up when I search though. I'll leave it to the experts... however most are listed but with no pictures. How does that happen?
Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 4:56 PM
Barbara Goss
RE: Keeping track
Ugh... I just finished putting a whole family in and noticed on the side is said Find all (that name) in that cemetery... someone already did them. Yet, when I did a cemetery search nothing came up. Do I have to search for each name to see if someone already did it?
Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 3:59 PM
Barbara Goss
RE: Keeping track
That sounds like how I thought it was done. So as long as I include the cemetery in the info, it will categorize itself?
Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 2:49 PM
Barbara Goss
RE: One other thing...
Thanks. It's a lot more work than I had thought. Which is why I wanted to thank everyone who does this. I'm trying to log them all into Excel now.
Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 2:39 PM
Barbara Goss
RE: Keeping track
John H. Balsley (May 29, 1823–March 12, 1895) was a master carpenter and inventor, inventing a practical folding wooden stepladder and receiving the first U.S. patent issued for a safety stepladder.

He was born in Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania to George H. and Sarah (Shallenberger) Balsley. His father was also a carpenter.

An odd coincidence is that in the borough of Connellsville in 1825, a new bourough office was created: Keeper of Ladders. The title of Ladder Keeper does not appear after 1831 (although there is a gap in records from 1835-1856). William Balsley, an uncle, was on the town council at the time the office was created. Although none of his family seems to have held this new office, one can only speculate whether it somehow stimulated an interest in ladders on the part of young John. John H. Balsley migrated to Dayton, Ohio before 1850.

Although stepladders had been in use for many years before 1862, his primary contribution to safety was the replacement of round rungs by flat steps. He became a wealthy businessman because of his inventions. Balsley's home in the Oregon Historic District, built about 1877, still stands at 419 East Sixth Street, a reminder of his success. He was also a Trustee of the City of Dayton Water Works for a year from April 1870, his only known public service.

John H. Balsley and Sophia C. Balsley (January 1827–27 September 1905), his wife, are interred in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.

John Balsley migrated from Pennsylvania to Dayton, Ohio in 1844. He is the inventor of the step and other kinds o

ladders.

John was the son of George Balsley and Sarah Shallenberger. George is one of the 3 sons of Samuel Balsley. I derive from William H but there is also George H and John Judge. I've been researching this family for 25 years. :)
Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 2:35 PM
Barbara Goss
Oh My G0SH
I'm searching for a place on here where I can thank all the hundreds of people who photograph tombstones... I started today. I got 55 pictures and I'm pooped! I'm also confused. How the heck do you keep track of who you've done already. The cemetery is right at the end of my street... it's huge... and there are people buried all over the place. Not in neat rows or anything.

Thank you to all who do this! If someone can shoot me a few pointers I might try this again. :)
Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 2:23 PM
Barbara Goss
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PS your bio has given me the bug. I live right near a cemetery... I may take my camera up there later today. What fun!
Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 9:00 AM
Barbara Goss
Horace Clyde
I can understand your proudness. I am not so closely related. My line is:

William H Balsley
David Balsley--- Josiah's brother. Even though my relationship is more distant I am still proud. Did you know one of the Balsley's invented the safety step ladder?

Do you know who Sara Robb's parents are? I guessed... but not certain. Jacob and Elizabeth and James Robb her brother. I wish I had proof.I would also be proud to be related to James Robb's brother, McCray Robb. A policeman who lost his life in the line of duty. They are naming a bridge or something after him in Connellsville.
Added by Barbara Goss on Jul 26, 2014 8:58 AM
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