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Ronald Decker (#47547678)
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Bio Photo I am a retired lawyer, age 81 in Jan 2014, on Chicago's North Side. Interested in the genealogy of Meigs County, Ohio and Braxton County, West Virginia. I will readily transfer graves that are not my immediate family, and am eager to transfer graves to younger Findagrave users before I become a memorial.
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Kathryn Klos
RE: Victor Sanborn and wife Louise
Hi Rondald,

I see that in my Find-a-Grave biography of Louise Kirkland Sanborn I have said the following:

"Graceland Cemetery in Chicago has a burial record for Louise Sanborn in 1941 and a record that Victor was cremated at their facility and his remains were "returned to the funeral director who is no longer in existence." It is presumed the marker at Sleepy Hollow is a memorial to the couple, who are buried in Chicago."

Do I need to be more specific and say for certain that I know they are not in Sleepy Hollow? I felt this was enough because it's what the cemetery told me.

Added by Kathryn Klos on Mar 22, 2014 4:18 PM
Johnstone, Graceland Cemetery
Hello Ronald,

I am happy to transfer the Johnstone memorials to you.

My interest in the Allerton family began more than 30 years ago, and came about due to a batch of letters I discovered written by Robert Allerton to the Chicago Institute of Art. I found the five letters stuffed inside a used book in a dusty old store off of Harvard Square. How they ended up in the book is anyone's guess. I hand-delivered them to the museum on my next visit to Chicago, and the curator seemed pleased. I was busy getting though medical school, so my discovery gained me free admission and a free lunch, and was probably the only way I could have afforded either at the time. It wasn't until some years later that I discovered Robert's father was Samuel, who still had quite a reputation as a cattle baron/financier in the west, which is where I am from.

Thanks for the offer of help in Graceland. I've cataloged most of my kin who are there, but it's good to know a member who lives nearby.


Added by EddieM on Mar 13, 2014 12:54 PM
Deborah Wall
# 32994097, Goldie M. Jones Stowers
# 32994087. Cleveland Lewis Stowers
# 32994072, Amanda Fletcher Stowers

# 32994097, Goldie M. Jones Stowers (my third cousin)
Birth Place: Ohio
Death Place: East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio
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Father: # 23078680 Clyde Winchester Jones
Mother: #23078682 Emma Lou Decker Jones
Husband: #32994087 Cleveland Lewis Stowers
Bio: I suggest: "She was the second wife of Cleveland Lewis Stowers. They were married after his first wife died in 1933."

# 32994087. Cleveland L. Stowers
Name: Cleveland Lewis Stowers
Birth Place: Hamlin, Lincoln County, West Virginia
Death Place: East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio
Bio: I suggest: "His first wife was Amanda Fletcher Stowers, buried separately in this cemetery; they had several children. His second wife was Goldie M. Jones, with whom he shares a gravestone."

# 32994072, Amanda Fletcher Stowers
Birth: June 18, 1890, Hager, Lincoln County, West Virginia
Death: Jan. 6, 1933, East Liverpool, Columbiana County, West Virginia
Bio: I suggest this text, in place of your current text: "She was the first wife of Cleveland Lewis Stowers. They had several children, including Charles Lewis Stowers."
Added by Deborah Wall on Feb 24, 2014 6:21 AM
Thank you!
Thank you Ronald for the transfer and all your help!
Added by Debra on Jul 11, 2013 7:56 PM
Rosa Nutt
Ruth Cart Memorial Correction
Hi: I made the changes you requested for the Ruth Cart memorial. I also linked her to her parents. My real last name is Given and I am related to all of the Given family members in Kanawha and Braxton County WV. Interesting that you are a retired lawyer. My later father was also a retired lawyer and worked here in Charleston for the WV Supreme Court of Appeals. He started as a law clerk under his uncle, the late Judge Leslie Emmett Given. All of my family are buried at the Given Cemetery, on Little Sandy, in Elkview WV. We have a few Cart relatives in that cemetery, but I am not familiar with them. My family line comes from the Samuel Given of Augusta County VA. God bless. Rosa
Added by Rosa Nutt on Jul 04, 2013 10:01 PM
Pearl Hardesty
Thank you for the correction, it was a typo on my part. The SSDI index lists the year of birth as 1881. Red
Added by Red on Jun 22, 2013 1:39 PM
Misty & Company
Please feel free to send the info for adding to the memorial page I think the 4 recent request are a little to far off the Find A Grave guidelines.
R & S
Added by Misty & Company on Nov 08, 2012 1:23 PM
Keokuk Decker Burials
Ron, I transferred management of your great-aunt Esther McCormick Decker's memorial to you and sent a e-mail with a pdf of some Decker obits from Keokuk. Let me know is you don't receive the file. DJG
Added by DJG on Oct 06, 2012 7:52 PM
RE: John Thamm Message
Hi Ron,
I was at the library this week and checked on John Thamm. Although his obit does not mention burial at Hailey Cemetery, I found a couple of notices regarding the postponed burial. Since this was posted in Hailey, and John lived in Hailey and his parents are buried in Hailey, I think it is very likely he is at Hailey. If burial were in another town it would have been mentioned.

Aug 1, 1917 Wood River Journal
"Mrs. D. S. Morgan, mother of Mrs. John Thamm, arrived on the train today from her home in Shoshone to attend the last sad rites of her son-in-law John Thamm. Mrs. Cora Chapman, sister of Mrs. Thamm was expected but she did not arrive."

"Postponed - The funeral of the late John Thamm was postponed until 5 o'clock this afternoon to await the arrival of Mrs. Anthony who is coming from Shoshone in an automobile."

Best, Donna
Added by DGG on Aug 09, 2012 9:48 AM
I have deleted the duplicate Hanst memorials, per your request. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
Added by eidolon126 on Aug 07, 2012 2:54 PM
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