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Zella (#46524425)
 member for 14 years, 10 months, 27 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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Vickie Clark
Allen Bosworth obit-Copley cemetery
You weren't kidding when you said it was flowery! Different times-different tastes. I added the obit to the memorial. Thanks for sending it.
Added by Vickie Clark on Jan 14, 2017 7:46 PM
Jeannette L. Molson
RE: Shorters
I will send Alice's info as soon as I locate it. It's around here somewhere. It is also an item from The Christian Recorder.

Added by Jeannette L. Molson on Jan 14, 2017 2:23 PM
Floral Designer
O'Brien Cem. Summit
Updated with credit...Thank You
Added by Floral Designer on Jan 13, 2017 9:13 PM
Vickie Clark
Allen Bosworth-Copley cemetery
Thanks for the offer. I'd love to post an obituary for Allen. The old obits have so descriptive.
Added by Vickie Clark on Jan 13, 2017 6:25 PM
Jeannette L. Molson
RE: Shorters
Hi Zella -

Following is the information you requested:

ITEM #41922, May 26, 1861, THE CHRISTIAN RECORDER, Philadelphia, PA - ALICE SHARTER (sic)d/o Thomas and Mary SHARTER (sic)

I'll send the other reference when I locate it.

Added by Jeannette L. Molson on Jan 10, 2017 11:38 PM
Kiley Mann
Ada George Brown
This may be too much to ask for ...Transfer her please.
Sorry to add so much in one night..I have created a Cornish virtual cemetery and am adding all who came over to Akron, Ohio from Cornwall, I am on a roll to put people where they need to be with loved ones and their stories as often told by family members I have encountered on my search
Thank you for your consideration of transfer
Added by Kiley Mann on Jan 07, 2017 9:02 PM
Kiley Mann
Barbara A. McPherson (Basht)
Barbara A. McPherson (Basht), age 60, passed away April 27, 2007.

She was born December 8, 1946 in Akron, Ohio and lived in the Akron area most of her life. Barbara graduated from Akron Garfield High School, class of June 1964, and attended the University of Akron. She was employed at Polskey's and later retired from First Merit Bank with 31 years of service. Barbara was a member of the First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, the Northern Ohio Covered Bridge Society, Alaska Adventurers Club, the Akron Metro Parks Hiking Club, Firestone Park Garden Club and the Firestone Park Prime Timers. She enjoyed cooking and baking, traveled through all 50 states and parts of Canada. She and her husband presented travel slide programs; hiked in the National Parks and Akron Metro Parks, including the Hiking Sprees.

Preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and Bernice Basht; father-in-law, John McPherson; mother-in-law, Anna McPherson; sister-in-law, Beverly Uren; and brother-in-law, William Uren; she is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, Robert B. McPherson; brother, Richard Basht of Bonifey, Fla.; nephews, David Welfley of Akron, Mark (Kate) Welfley of Michigan; grand nephews, William and David Welfley II of Akron; cousins and many friends.

Funeral services Tuesday 1:30 p.m. at the Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road, Akron, with Dr. John M. Schluep officiating. Burial Hillside Memorial Park.
Added by Kiley Mann on Jan 07, 2017 8:49 PM
Michael Cleckner
Photo for Ada Williams
Thanks so much for the headstone photo for the memorial for my Great Grandmother Ada Strole Williams. From the "date of photo" it looks like you covered many gravesites in Glendale Cemetery. Thanks for your volunteer work.
Added by Michael Cleckner on Jan 02, 2017 12:26 PM
Carolyn Jackson
Edgar Williams #79994269
What proof do you have that he is the son of Thomas & Anna Williams and how he died?
Added by Carolyn Jackson on Dec 31, 2016 7:59 PM
RE: Mary Carroll Austgen
Thank you so much for the fast response. Would you mind sending me a copy of the death cert to I''m a Stuhlmuller (aka Stoolmiller) ancestor.
Added by yarris on Dec 30, 2016 12:41 PM
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