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CABrown (#47000639)
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Bio Photo PFC James Rexford (Rex) Scowden KIA WW I buried in France, also has stone in Rose Hill Cemetery, McKean County, Pa

Corp. Steven John Skinner KIA WW I, buried in France
I'd like to suggest that if you're doing a photo request, and there is no stone for that person, then take a photo of where it should be. I do that because I feel that way they can see there is no marker and maybe have a better feeling having a photo of the location, with other markers on each side for location.

Also if I find a woman that was buried as Mrs.____ don't hassle me over that. It's bad enough that they didn't even use her first name, now some people want to do the same thing with her memorial. If you know her first name, tell me, don't just think I should list her the same as her husband.

When I first found Find A Grave, I was excited and happy to be able to add to it. But sadly it's not that way anymore. I can fully understand the feelings off some of the contributors that have become unactive. When I added memorials, I fully thought family would turn up, want them and fix anything they considered an error. But that's not so either. With the automatic edits, in 21 days, they apparently are made whether you ignored or declined them. There doesn't seem to be much control over your memorials anymore. Just because someone disagrees with the way I've added them, not even family, they can be changed. We are all different individuals, so I can't see why other people, if they're NOT family, should be allowed to change yours. I thought difference of opinion was a way of life, not your right, so I'm wrong. Memorials shouldn't be changed just because someone else thinks they should. I thought the important thing was they were on there for family to find.

Also, I'm tired of people whining because someone might not transfer a memorial. "It's all about the numbers." I'm not sure I understand what you're talking about. The number I added doesn't change, just the number I manage. So if I was in it for the numbers, I'd still be okay. Quit whining.

As far as transfers, I don't necessarily stick to the FAG guidelines as far as relation. If you're a relative, I don't mind transferring (that's why they're on there) BUT it does depend on how you ask/tell me!
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Jen Bottorf
Thanks for your help with Ray Kessler and his family. However, I am new to this and am not sure how to change it to the correct cemetery. I went to edit info. but it doesn't show how to delete the other cemetery so I can put them in the correct one. Thanks so much for the help! Jen
Added by Jen Bottorf on Mar 30, 2015 3:30 PM
Katherine Lloyd
RE: Clara F Smith
Thank you,I've got it now.
Added by Katherine Lloyd on Mar 30, 2015 1:06 PM
Katherine Lloyd
RE: Clara F Smith
I am sorry I did use the edit buttom and nothing happen.I've been on Find A Grave for 6 years but I just really started.Please forgive me for doing things alittle wrong.Help
Added by Katherine Lloyd on Mar 30, 2015 12:32 PM
Katherine Lloyd
Clara F Smith
Is there any way you would transfer Clara F Smith#137836717 to me.Clara is my sister.
Added by Katherine Lloyd on Mar 30, 2015 11:06 AM
C Probst
Sharon Underwood & George Grasser
Hi, Did you know Geoge Grasser? I just added Sharon Grasser Underwood, Find A Grave Memorial# 143230781, and her obit says George is her brother, but in reading it, they both have different parents. So apparently one of the obits is wrong, but I don't know which one. thanks.........
.George Grasser was my stepfather,
and Sharon Grasser Underwood was his sister. I double checked with family, and the obit. for George is correct. They both had the same father,
whose name was George Nicholas Grasser, but was
always called Nick or Nicholas. I believe that maybe whoever provided the info for Sharon, did not realize that her father's FIRST name was George. Memorial # 143230781 - Sharon Underwood
Memorial # 55647748 - George Henry Grasser

Added by C Probst on Mar 28, 2015 7:48 AM
John K. Pierson
RE: Andrus Nohlquist
I added the photo of the stone that has both names of him and his wife. At the bottom it does say "NOHLQUIST", but it is very hard to read if you don't know the name you are looking for.

JK Pierson
Added by John K. Pierson on Mar 24, 2015 1:59 PM
Hi Carol,
I have added Harley as his nickname as Harlet was on the gravestone. I also added a page for his wife.
Added by MSue on Mar 23, 2015 7:35 AM
RE: Harlet T Sawyer, Rose Hill Cemetery
just these:
Harley Sawyer, for 51 years a resident of this vicinity died Monday, April 14, from ills incidental to old age. He was born in Berkshire, Vermont, July 5, 1833, consequently was nearly 84 years of age. He enlisted in the 1st Vermont cavalry in 1861 at the outbreak of the Civil war and received an honorable discharge after 18 months service. In November 1867 he married Miss Laura Bond of Marvin Creek and made his home in the Marvin Valley until about ten years ago. Four children were born to them. Shiel B. Sawyer of DuBois, Mrs. Grace Buton of DuBois, Mrs. Mary McVane of Kane and Mrs. Emma Stark of Spokane, Wash. A brother, Carlisle Sawyer of Smethport and a sister Mrs. W.H. Rifle of Kane also, survive.
Mr. Sawyer was genial companionable, who was popular with many friends until advancing years caused him to give up most of life’s activities. He was a member of Post 347, G.A.R. and of McKean Lodge F. & A.M., the latter organization attending the funeral in a body; most of his comrades from the Post were also present. Rev. W.E. VanDyke conducted the funeral services last Thursday afternoon, and the remains were laid at rest in Rose Hill cemetery.
Relatives present from out of town were Shiel B. Sawyer of DuBois, Mr. and Mrs. ___ McVane, Mrs. Candace McCoy and Emery Allard of Kane.
from: McKean Miner April 24, 1919
Mrs. Harley T. Sawyer, aged 52 years and 5 months, was found dead in her bed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rex Stark on King street at about 3 o'clock Tuesday morning, by Mrs. Stark who went into the room to get one of the children who had been sleeping with her. Mrs. Sawyer retired about 10 o'clock in fairly good health. She had been sick this winter and bothered some with heart trouble but on Monday she felt very well and was in good spirits when she retired. Her four year old grandson, Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McVenn, was sleeping with her and so quiet was her passage from this earth to that more beautiful one beyond that he knew nothing of it until Mrs. Stark came into the room and found that her mother had quietly and peacefully passed away while. The funeral services will be held at St. Luke's church this Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. W.E. Van Dyke officiating, and her remains will be held at rest in Rose Hill cemetery.
-from: McKean Miner March 1910
Also: 'Sawyer Fams of New England Vol I' listed him as "Harlow" [as he was in the 1860 cen]; In Vol II, he was "Harley".
Added by cw-sawyers on Mar 21, 2015 6:10 PM
Thomas J Price
Not a problem, I had put in so many duplicates myself that I am frustrated and do not know how I did that, I check but guess I was tired or had been working on entering too long.
Added by Mare on Mar 17, 2015 6:39 AM
Thank you for accepting my suggestion on Mr. Kinkead.

Have a good one,
Added by cbb on Mar 13, 2015 6:03 AM
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