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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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2a - William H Jewett
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Robert Johnson
Thanks for pointing out the duplicate! I have no idea how I did that, but glad to get it corrected.
Added by Rosalie on May 28, 2015 6:50 PM
Jessica Adza
Purple Heart
And thank you for remembering my Grandpa, Ernie Knapper, w a Purple Heart remembrance on his memorial.
He earned his Purple Heart on April 26th, 1945 near Pizzoletta, Italy.
Added by Jessica Adza on May 27, 2015 5:42 AM
Jessica Adza
Thanks for taking a photo of my Grandfather's brother George Knapper's gravestone -- so I think that makes him my Grand Uncle? :)
Added by Jessica Adza on May 26, 2015 9:38 PM
RE: Mary Ann Dower
I think I can copy and paste an obituary. that would be great to add them to the pages. thank you so much, Anne
Added by Anne on May 24, 2015 1:05 PM
RE: Mary Ann Dower
how kind of you that would be super of you I will get back to you soon, Anne
Added by Anne on May 24, 2015 11:47 AM
Douglas Kirk Sorensen
Delos Atkinson's burial information
Thank you Jim. Best Regards - Doug Sorensen
Added by Douglas Kirk Sorensen on May 21, 2015 1:51 AM
RE: Rhoda Downer
I'm happy to help.
Added by Watersprout on May 16, 2015 10:50 AM
RE: Maude McKey
You're very welcome!
Added by Watersprout on May 15, 2015 9:56 AM
Jacki Bierma
Louise Johnson Bartlett
I have updated her memorial with the information that you sent and also made a notation of who her father was (until he can be found and linked to her).

Thank you for sending this information and the correction.

Added by Jacki Bierma on May 14, 2015 6:18 PM
Jay Lance
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
You are a shining example of what more people on this site should be! I just want you to know, I for one truly appreciate it, and your hard work! All your effort shows that you care, and you deserve to know that you are GREATLY respected and appreciated for it...again... THANK YOU!!
Added by Jay Lance on May 13, 2015 4:22 PM
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