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Robin (Cottingham) Townsend-Fife (#46514741)
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Bio Photo I became involved in genealogy when my oldest child needed one last Boy Scout Badge and Family History seemed easy. I called my aunt who was the keeper of my dad's family "flame" to get some information. My son got his badge and I got hooked, (now I'm the keeper of that "flame") That was about 40 years ago. I am a widow now with 4 children and 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. The photo was taken when I was 18, so don't let it throw you. I hope my children will someday be interested. I believe it is important to keep a record of where our ancestors are buried ( but please ask permission to use my photo's) and this is just the place. Thanks. (I have recently had a Stroke, so please forgive my slowness.) Robin
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Russell Clemings
RE: Rhine Cemetery, Gallia County OH
Thanks. I found it Saturday, but it was too overgrown to see much. I suspect the stones are buried under a lot of leaves at this point.

I took a GPS reading at the edge of the site; perhaps you will want to add it to the info page to help people find it:

Latitude: 38.85308673 N
Longitude: 82.30868119 W

Added by Russell Clemings on Oct 20, 2014 5:08 PM
Diane Vinson-Childers
Transfer of Ollie Steele
Thankyou for transferring Ollie. She was my grandfathers sister. Thank you for your work.
Added by Diane Vinson-Childers on Oct 18, 2014 5:45 PM
Grace (Cronin) Schmitt
RE: Jonathan C. Grove
I tried to send you two edits, because I forgot to do it all in one, and Find A Grave didn't like it. Learned a lesson. Thank you for adding the parents.
Added by Grace (Cronin) Schmitt on Oct 18, 2014 3:20 PM
RE: Lee Combs
Robin, I'm sorry to have disturbed (upset) you. I was not trying to be flippant when asking you to delete a memorial. Yes, I do check... I will not ask again, and please do not send any messages.

NZiyad #48288732
Added by NZiyad on Oct 14, 2014 3:13 PM
Herbert Spencer Moore Find A Grave Memorial# 79368129
Hello Robin,
Would you please link Herbert Spencer Moore, Memorial # 79368129 to his parents.

Father: Samuel Spencer Moore, Find A Grave Memorial# 135944155
Mother: Rachel C. Moore, Find A Grave Memorial# 135969978

Wishing you a speedy recovery from your stroke.
Thank you for your time!
Added by Saulback on Oct 14, 2014 1:11 PM
David Devore Varian
Trying to locate the grave site of

David Devore Varian in Pine Street Cemetery
in Gallia, Ohio.

Is his monument still there ?
Added by Anonymous on Oct 09, 2014 5:01 PM
Russell Clemings
Rhine Cemetery, Gallia County OH
You replied to my photo request for George Rhine a few years ago. Thank you.

I will be in that area next week and wanted to see if I could find the cemetery, whatever is left of it. However, I can't find it on the map using the description on the above page: "Located in Section 25 on the north side of 160 (old Route 35), just across from the junction of 588. There are broken stones and a footstone."

I can find 160 and it appears to be in the right section, and crosses a 35, but the only 588 I can find is several miles to the south of there and does not intersect 160. Both highways end up in Gallipolis.

Are you able to provide better directions?
Added by Russell Clemings on Oct 08, 2014 3:33 PM
Mark and Julie
RE: Rupe & Rutherford
Mark grandmother is a Rutherford and was born and raised in galia county. So we are as much direct related
Added by Mark and Julie on Sep 29, 2014 4:11 PM
Brent Sweeny
RE: Frank Bell, memorial#82342246
hello, Robin--thanks for your note.
I no longer see the details of the message I sent you, but I *believe* it concerned the year of Frank Bell's death (the memorial# in the subject line) as reported in his findagrave memorial. his memorial says 1919, but the official death record says 1918 (see below for a transcription).

ALSO, though he pretty consistently went by the name "Frank" throughout his life, according to his birth record, his birth name was 'Robert Francis Bell' (I can understand why he'd choose 'Frank' instead, though!)

here's the death record:
Name: Frank Bell
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 10 Nov 1918
Event Place: Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio
Residence Place: Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio
Address: 136 4th Ave. 1st Ward
Gender: Male
Age: 45
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Occupation: miller
Birth Date: 13 Dec 1873
Birthplace: Ohio
Birth Year (Estimated): 1873
Burial Date: 12 Nov 1918
Burial Place:
Cemetery: Mound Hill
Father's Name: Thos. Bell
Father's Titles and Terms:
Father's Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Mother's Name: Mary Ellen Holcomb
Mother's Titles and Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Gallipolis, Ohio
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Titles and Terms:
File Number: fn 77308
GS Film number: 1984537
Digital Folder Number: 004021932
Image Number: 00333

Citing this Record:
"Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 19 Sep 2014), entry for Frank Bell, 10 Nov 1918; citing Gallipolis, Gallia, Ohio, reference fn 77308; FHL microfilm 1984537.
Added by Brent Sweeny on Sep 29, 2014 12:46 PM
Brent Sweeny
Frank Bell, memorial#82342246
Hello, Robin--I submitted an edit for the memorial of Frank Bell; his death record (see "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953") gives death year 1918, not 1919 as you have it. other dates (and places) agree, though. do you have a source for your 1919 date?

thanks for all the great work you've done!
best, Brent Sweeny (Indiana)
Added by Brent Sweeny on Sep 21, 2014 10:53 PM
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