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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.

All PHOTOS on FAG are legally COPYRIGHTED works, belonging to the original photographer. Mine are Creative Commons licensed, described here:

Briefly, you have permission for reuse of my photographs only for non-commercial purposes, with attribution, in a manner and context that is not offensive. This permission does NOT include adding my photos to other record entries or locations. Please ask first
You may use them on, please be nice and give credit.


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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Rick Platt
RE: Emily Roscoe
Thanks, Jim, for your follow up. Here's what I am finding:

The Eliza E. Roscoe who died 27 Apr 1883 was Elizabeth Cummings Roscoe (1828-1883). Her husband was Charles Roscoe, John B's brother. The death record in Wadena County had her age as 55 and her place of birth as Canada. Those are consistent.

Her parents were John and Catherine Cummings, which is consistent, also, with the death record.

John B. Roscoe was found in the 1900 and 1910 Census's as widowed. In 1900, he was living in Todd County. In 1910, he was in California.

In the 1885 state census, JB was in Todd County and no mention of Emma is made.

Emma is a 3rd great aunt in the family tree, so I have done research on her. However, I don't have any death record from Todd County to prove her death there.

In Washington State, I believe you are finding Carrie (Roscoe) Ward's death certificate referenced and giving her parents names. She died in 1924. See

Lastly, Emma's parents were Horace and Susan Austin who are buried in Wisconsin. Emma's brother Orlando Austin came to the Todd County area with JB Roscoe and family and brought that side of my family tree to Northern Minnesota.

Added by Rick Platt on Oct 23, 2016 7:10 AM
Rick Platt
RE: Emily Roscoe
The date of death is for Eliza E Roscoe who was married to J B'a brother. Emma, whose parents were Horace and Susan Austin, likely died in Todd County.

The death record for Eliza has different parents mentioned.
Added by Rick Platt on Oct 22, 2016 5:16 PM
RE: Lawrence Cottingham
You are welcome. Thanks for not ignoring my request to add the small obit. Cara
Added by cara on Oct 13, 2016 3:01 PM
Glenda Barry
Harriett Tanner
Hi Jim,

I have deleted the record, thanks for letting me know. Have a good day!

Added by Glenda Barry on Sep 21, 2016 6:00 AM
Laura Aanenson
RE: Ann I Broom
Hi Jim,

Actually, there were several edit requests submitted; dates and places of birth and death, middle and maiden names, as well as linking Ann to her parents. All of which I would be delighted to update for you, I would just like to know the source of your information.

Kind regards,

Added by Laura Aanenson on Sep 21, 2016 4:15 AM
Laura Aanenson
Ann I Broom
Hi Jim,

I received your suggested edits of the memorial above. Would you please provide the source(s) of your information?

Thank you for keeping Find A Grave an accurate and valuable genealogical tool!

Added by Laura Aanenson on Sep 20, 2016 4:56 PM
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Ida Loring
Thanks for Ida ! I will take good care of her.
Added by Candy's History on Aug 23, 2016 5:57 PM
deanna french
S.D. Civil War Vets.
I am working on a project to identify the last resting places of Civil War Veterans that had any ties to Vermont.I have found three on Find A Grave Memorial pages that you have contributed photo's for. May I use these photo's to post on the Vt.C.W site? (

You will receive credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 22, 2016 6:14 PM
Rebecca Nelson
many thanks for the obit on Rebecca. I have posted it to her memorial.
Added by CatMoves on Aug 18, 2016 3:38 AM
Rhonda Watts
Frank & Daisy Kern/Jacob & Susan Kern
I am looking for anyone who might have some photo's they might be willing to share. I am trying to make a photo portfolio for my children and grandchildren. Frank and Daisy are my Great Grandparents.i have reached out to other family members, but have not heard back. Any help on this is greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Added by Rhonda Watts on Aug 16, 2016 1:45 PM
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