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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 13 years, 1 month, 26 days
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Bio Photo I stumbled across this site over ten years ago, made a few entries, and wandered off. I returned after three years and realized it was a wonderful opportunity to do something meaningful, for both the dead and the living.

I am currently working on recording cemeteries in my home area, as well as those in Blair Co, Pa., my area of interest. My particular passion is recording stones that are 'trying hard to soon become unreadable'.

I am always thrilled when I can take an almost unreadable or broken tombstone, and, with a little research, successfully identify the person. Some have taken me years, but the harder the chase, the more satisfying the victory, especially knowing that someone out there may be searching for that elusive ancestor or relative...

I try to put as much application into stranger's graves as I would those of my own family, as I consider this a labor of love.

If anyone is helped by my efforts and wants to say thank-you, considering leaving a flower for my sponsored memorials. All tokens are appreciated.

I am a "no-dispositions-unknown" contributor.


Please note - I try to act on SACs within 72 hours. If I do not respond within a week, feel free to resend; I may have missed it. I will not make links, however, to burial unknowns.

In the past I have been very liberal with transfers, including many out-of-guidelines transfers. I loved turning memorials over to family.

Sadly however, having been 'burned' a number of times recently, I am rethinking that policy. Most of the memorials I have happily transferred over have had not one iota of additional information added by the transferee, aside from links, often times to 'burial unknowns.' When things ARE added, they are frequently cut and paste entries from Ancestry or FamilySearch indices, making the memorial unattractive and about about as personable as a baseball score card. Often too, the transferees get bored and wander away from the site, abandoning their memorials and when I find new info to add they never reply.

If you request an out-of-guidelines transfer, I will review your current memorials to see if you are good stewards of them, and base my decision on that. I am very happy to add additional information to 'flesh-out' existing memorials, and if you work with me on that I may later reconsider a transfer that I did not initially grant.
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Pauline Zeller Higy
According to her son, Lee Higy, she died from a fall. Thus the skull fracture. Thank you for updating her information.
Added by Anita on Apr 17, 2015 5:15 PM
RE: Marie Alice Cooley (Fate)
Thank you, Zella. It is 11/7/1960. For family tree purposes, I am researching all of her children's birth and death dates. My grandmother was Lillian Louise. Are you able to assist with these? I haven't been successful in my research on I've also tried with no success. Many thanks for all you've done.
Added by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2015 1:18 PM
Marie Alice Cooley (Fate)
Would you by chance have the death date of Marie Alice Cooley (Fate was maiden name)? I have conflicting information. One date I have is 10/30/60, and the other date is 11/7/1960. Thank you for any information you can provide. I am her great grandson through her daughter, Lillian Louise Cooley.
Added by Anonymous on Apr 17, 2015 9:54 AM
William Stark
RE: Stephen Iles
Sounds good.
Added by William Stark on Apr 16, 2015 5:27 AM
William Stark
RE: Stephen Iles
So, will a tempory transfer still work for you?
Added by William Stark on Apr 14, 2015 6:03 PM
Just wondering how you have been doing lately?
Haven't heard from you in a bit :)

Hope things are well and you are finally getting some warmer weather as well?

Have a great day!
Added by cataholic4ever on Apr 14, 2015 10:20 AM
angel searcher
RE: Emily Chapman
You are very welcome,all has been entered and updated. Thank You!!
Added by angel searcher on Apr 13, 2015 9:57 AM
William Stark
Stephen Iles
It would be better if you could send the obit as an attachment to my email address. I'll take the time to type it in. Send to
Added by William Stark on Apr 13, 2015 7:16 AM
RE: 1855
Is it OK to post the death certificate jpg?
Added by Cat5dude on Apr 13, 2015 5:21 AM
RE: Henry's obit
I entered the obits for Elisha and Abigail Bangs
Added by Cat5dude on Apr 12, 2015 9:27 AM
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