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Sue Ann Harfst (#46972179)
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Bio Photo I am retired in Boise, Idaho. I have loved spending time in cemeteries since I was a little girl. Helping people by exploring cemeteries and photographing grave markers for them is a dream retirement activity for me.

I walk the rows taking random photos when I am in a cemetery, and add the photos or the entire memorial to Findagrave if they are not in. I particularly concentrate on veterans (and their spouses), infants and children. I feel the veterans have earned the right to go to the front of the line. And I feel that since the babies and the children got so little on earth, at least I can give them some electronic "life".

I am always happy to add any information to a memorial I manage. Just send it. I am also delighted to add obituaries; just make sure that I have the correct attribution to add so the paper's copyright is respected.

If you find any errors of fact, date, relationship, or spelling on any of my memorials, please let me know. As a former professional proofreader, I KNOW that no one is perfect all the time, including me. I will fix it.

I will transfer management of memorials in line with the Findagrave guidelines, which specify relatives in a direct line. Specifically, they say: "Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Any non-direct relatives (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc) are not required to be transferred." Please do not ask.
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Julie Haws
More Photos
Thanks for getting the More photos. They are good, clear photos and I love the fall leaves. Everything on this side of the state is covered in white now. I appreciate your help.
Added by Julie Haws on Dec 03, 2016 10:19 PM
RE: Buchanans at Dry Creek
Thank you so much Sue Ann, I do appreciate it very much. I do not mind sending in a request, when you get done, so you do get the credit. Thank you again,
Added by JHarrison on Dec 03, 2016 7:12 PM
RE: Coble infant
Thanks....I think we found a Coble out of state that is related and doing family research...

This Pioneer Family of Joseph and Jane is a big one and has almost as many ties in the area as the Joplins. (I get carried away sometimes in looking for links.)
Added by KET on Dec 02, 2016 12:57 AM
Purple Mountain
Gottenberg Graves in Morris Hill Cemetery
Hi Sue Ann,
I so thank you for the photos of the three Gottenberg graves in the Morris Hill Cemetery. The work and photos online mean a great deal to me. Willis L. Gottenberg (Memorial# 59539243) is the only child of Adelia Winnifred Gottenberg (Memorial# 59539247) & Otto T. Gottenberg (Memorial# 59539245). They were very special to my Mom. She tried so hard to locate before she died. It was part of my quest that she tasks me with as a younger woman. Do you have any additional documents or information on the family? They traveled between states often but never would have thought of ID for the records I have.
With Deepest Appreciation,
Added by Purple Mountain on Nov 27, 2016 10:58 AM
Richard Parker
Leonard Harry Baum

Would you please add this to Leo's bio. It would be greatly appreciated.

U. S. Federal Census, Sedalia Ward 2, Pettis County, Missouri -- Dwelling Number: 178 - 58 - Page: 9B - Microfilm Roll: 940 ----- Daniel Baum 70 (head - Farmer) Pennsylvania -- Clara 67 (wife) Ohio -- Leonard 27 (son - fireman) Missouri --- Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri; Roll: T624_801; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0123; FHL microfilm: 1374814 Source Information: 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.

Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002 -- Name: Leonard M Baum -- Marriage Date: January 22, 1924 -- Marriage Place: Sedalia, Pettis, Missouri -- Registration Place: Pettis County, Missouri -- Spouse: Opal Huffman --- Source Information Missouri, Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2007. --- Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.

Please note that census record and marriage record in Pettis County, Missouri seems to support that your memorial of Leonard Baum is the same person.

Leonard and Opal divorced sometimes around 1930. she did marry Ralph Monroe Barry in 1959 in Missouri.

Thank You for your time and trouble,

Richard Parker (if you should have any questions)
Added by Richard Parker on Nov 26, 2016 10:47 AM
Thank you!
Added by GraverGuy on Nov 25, 2016 4:38 PM
Julie Haws
Rappleye & Crosby Photos
Thank you for the great photos. I appreciate the closeups and the group photo and explanation. I'm often finding myself on that side of the state when I'm linking families from this side. It's good to have someone to work with. Thank you. This was an interesting family to seek and find and link together.
Added by Julie Haws on Nov 24, 2016 10:04 PM
David Erin Butler
Paul D Kimball headstone
Thank you so very much! It was a beautiful photo, and so artistic with those fall leaves. You have an eye for beauty.
Added by David Erin Butler on Nov 23, 2016 9:20 PM
Karen Williams Thorne from Orem Utah
Peterson grave
Thank you so much for posting the photo of Victor's grave. What a beautiful cemetery that must be. God bless you for helping our family! Karen
Added by Karen Williams Thorne fro... on Nov 17, 2016 11:48 PM
Mary Tapia King
RE: Charolet Brown
Happy to. She was my aunt, married to one of my mom's brothers. The whole family spent a lot of time together! :-)
Added by Mary Tapia King on Nov 13, 2016 4:31 PM
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