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Jim Childers (#47455615)
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Bio Photo I started doing genealogy back in the early 1980's, researching the Jewett (my mothers' maiden name) Family in the Wright County, Minnesota area. That was back before the computer, when it was door to door, phone calls, or US mail. I gathered 18 notebooks full of information and now am slowly getting that information listed on
I started back on my family research in February 2011 after retiring in January of that year.
Unfortunatly, most of the people I talked to back in the 1980's can now only be found on Find A Grave.
To any of you doing family research, I suggest you get to the oldest family members first and get as much information as you can before it is lost to time. Some of their stories (not always true) are interesting and more importantly, informative to your research.
Since starting back up this year, I have made some awesome discoveries thanks to the web. Lots of it I would have never found had it not been for the internet.
Find A Grave is an awesome site, people helping people. I can't say enough good things about it.
I live near the little town of Nimrod, Minnesota in Wadena County located in west central Minnesota. I used to travel the whole northeastern part of the state in my work and drove past many cemeteries, not ever knowing what I was missing out on. Maybe that's a good thing, I would have never got my work done!
To all of you who have helped me, I thank you sincerely and will do my best to help as many folks as I can in their research.
If you are interested in a transfer on any of the graves I have entered, I will gladly do a transfer as long as they aren't in my family line. It does not matter to me how distantly they are related to you, if they tie in to your lines somewhere down the road, I'll gladly transfer them.

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I am working on several cemeteries trying to fill in as much information as possible and trying to make as many links as possible. I therefore am sending out a lot of correction requests. If you don't want, or don't know how to make the corrections, please just transfer the memorial to me with a note you want it back and I will make the corrections and additions and transfer it back to you.

Jim C.
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Swenson Family
Hi Jim,
Georg Swenson 80802473 & Harriet Swenson 80802379

The Swenson burial is on private property or is otherwise inaccessible

Details: Sorry for delay on your request but here's why: The Staff that work for & on the Cemetery property will not help Find A Grave members. Due to the area and the high chance of the Mausoleum being vandalized, as it has been before, the Mausoleum Gates are constantly locked. You must call the Cemetery (310) 631-1141 and find out if your love one is buried outside the Mausoleum; otherwise your request cannot be granted. ~Sorry~ (I have removed your request)
Added by Syl on Nov 19, 2014 1:39 PM
Bill Haseltine
Hazelton - Edits Processed
Thank You for processing the edit for Ellen's memorial.

Bill Haseltine
Find A Grave # 47181122

Added by Bill Haseltine on Nov 18, 2014 11:24 PM
Joan Kobernik Hoeft
RE: Frank Shields
You are welcome
Added by Joan Kobernik Hoeft on Nov 17, 2014 2:11 PM
No Reins
Christian Kauffman memorial
Check here for a photo of Christian Kauffman's stone. It shows the year of death as 1941.
Added by No Reins on Nov 16, 2014 10:26 PM
RE: Jerry Proell
No problem, Jim. Thanks for adding it. I'm glad you were able to see him before he passed away.

Take care, Jim.

Kind regards,

re: Jerry Proell
Thanks for the full obit, and the nice pic of Jerry. He was at my home in Minnesota in September and was hoping to make it down here to Arizona this winter. He was doing really well in Sept. His brother, Leroy, is in the same mobile home park down here as we are, We see Leroy every day, he is a VERY good friend of ours.
I edited the obit somewhat on the memorial as it appears that his friend Anna is with Leroy, which is wrong. Anna was Jerry's friend.

~Jim C.
Added by Debbie on Nov 14, 2014 12:36 AM
RE: Angeles Abby
~IFY~ Ok, here's how this works: The office does not have computer access and those that are buried at this cemetery are not in their computer banks because they don't have computers inputted for those that are buried there(If that makes any sense); in order for them to find your request the one person which is the Office Manager Shantel has to go to another building and physically look at all the index cards to find the requested person. Her effort is vain. Call this Number (310) 631-1141 Shantel Office Manager. Also if Shantel does not answer the phone she might have stepped away from the office..keep trying until you reach her. Also she takes lunch from 2:30-3:00p. If Shantel says she will call you back; keep track as she may not always return calls. Shantel is by herself in this one man office. Office hours 9a-3p M-F If you do not have a Death Certificate of your relative; Shantel will suggest to get one first so here's the number to County Records (562) 426-2137. Hope this helps.
Added by Syl on Nov 09, 2014 9:26 PM
KL Strickler
Perry H. Jewett
Perry Hull Jewett Born 12 April 1832 in Sangerfield, NY to Hull Jewett and Aurilla Seymour Jewett Heath.
Added by KL Strickler on Oct 30, 2014 8:43 AM
RE: John Solberg
No need to transfer back - you obviously knew him and I didn't so I would much rather leave his memorial in your care.
Added by MaryT on Oct 17, 2014 9:03 AM
Harley Harwood #132650017
You have listed a Harley Harwood b. 1854 with no death date, but have him living in Wenatchee, WA at the time of the 1930 census which was dated April 1930 and that he wasn't listed in the 1940 census.

IO have a photo request for Harley Harwood in Wenatchee City Cemetery, but the cemetery office has no record of him. There is a Washington Deaths, 1883-1960 record for a Harley Harwood who died at 76 yr. on 24 Nov 1930 in Monroe, Snohomish, WA with father listed as Sam and mother listed as Nancy Lewis.

Why did you think he was buried in Wenatchee City Cemetery? I'm just trying to straighten out the records.
Added by MKS on Oct 02, 2014 7:13 PM
Enhanced memorials
Thanks, it's a wonderful job that you do. I just wish that there was a mechanism where I would be notified.
best to you.
Added by anne on Oct 01, 2014 7:34 PM
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