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Katie Baptiste Garrison (#46514927)
 member for 13 years, 9 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo Hi, I'm Katie! I'm 32 and live in Lyons, Oregon. I love everything history related, especially old cemeteries, houses, barns, books and photos.

I work full-time and am stepmom to two teens and mommy to a feisty toddler. Please be patient with me! I will get to edits as soon as I can, but am unfortunately not able to process them every day.

My own family names includes the surnames Baptiste, Reid, Bennett, Bales, Fiester, Densford, and Hampton. I am also researching my husband and children's lines, including the surnames Garrison, Follis, Kirsch, Phillips, Mitchell, and Imlah.

I collect antique photographs, particularly those with names on them, and try to match them up with other researchers on Find a Grave or It's so much fun to unexpectedly add something to someone else's search and I hope someday the favor will be returned!

I transcribed several cemeteries in the Silverton and Gervais areas in 2002-2003. I have also used to find additional information about these people. Any and ALL information that I have is already listed on the memorial.

Please feel free to use any gravestone photos that I have posted for your personal genealogical use.
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D Massey
Oliver Thomas Harvey
Hi Katie,

Thanks so much for creating the memorial for my brother-in-law "Oliver Thomas Harvey"
I'm wondering if you are a related to Oliver. Oliver was my oldest sister 1st husband.
If you are not relation, would you mind transferring to me.

Thanks so much,
D Massey (#47949719)
Added by D Massey on Oct 01, 2015 10:56 PM
S. W.
Bertha Whiteley Robinson
Thank you so much for transferring Bertha to me. She was a very special lady, and I have been enjoying working on her memorial. Bless you!
Added by S. W. on Sep 07, 2015 10:21 PM
William Harrison
Transfer of Chesley Kinney Sims memoral
Hi Katie,
Thank you for the transfer of my cousin's memorial!
Added by William Harrison on Sep 07, 2015 12:49 AM
Lynn Della
Wrong name
Hi, Katie. I am writing regarding Find A Grave Memorial #111910377, which you added in 2013. The name of the decedent (according to the gravestone and family history) is Jacqueline June Needham but the spelling on the record is Jackyline. Would you please change it so it is correct?

Just curious -- are you a relation (and, if so, how?) or just a helpful Find A Grave person? Ms. Needham would have been my mother's first cousin.

Thanks! Lynn
Added by Lynn Della on Jun 27, 2015 6:49 PM
Edgar Bryant
Mountain View Cemetery
I noticed you posted Ella Bryant on Find a Grave.
My great uncle George Washington Bryant was buried there in 1930 Do you have any information about him that could share with me. He was born in Cleveland county in 1868. any information would be greatfully appreciated. Edgar Bryant
Added by Edgar Bryant on Jun 18, 2015 3:59 PM
Valerie Schmelzer
FAG #125284494
Hi Katie,
I have been researching my family for many years and having very hard time with locating my great uncle Herman Schmelzer. The above noted memorial could possibly be a clue. Is there any further information you have on this memorial. Or any suggestions where I could get more info.

Thank you
Valerie Schmelzer Wiltse
Added by Valerie Schmelzer on Jun 08, 2015 5:16 PM
Carol Harmon
Florence Dawson
At the Silverton Cemetery you have a memorial for Florence Dawson. I have been trying to locate a Florence Dawson b. in Michigan about the same year , 1890 who just kind of disappeared after the 1900 census while living with her uncle's family in Douglas Co. Oregon. Are you related to this Florence in your memorial? She left Michigan with her mother who had divorced because of bad abuse by the husband and were kind of hiding from him. So if you are related to her somehow,
would you let me know?
Added by Carol Harmon on Jun 06, 2015 1:52 PM
Marcie Clark
Masonic Cemetery Gervais
Hi there. I am now the full time caretaker at the Gervais cemetary and I wanted you to know just how much your research has helped us in our work there. You have listed headstones that were no longer visible and with your records we have been able to find 8 out of 14 unaccounted for. We have also found a couple that are not on your record. Would you like pictures of the headstone? I can send them to you if you want them.

Sincerely, Marcie Clark
Added by Marcie Clark on Jun 03, 2015 12:17 PM
Jeff Lovelace
James L. Lovelace and Spouse
Good day Katie,
This is a missing link in my family's lineage. I would be very grateful if you would transfer them to my care. They will be looked after with the same vigilance that you have given them. Family belongs with family.
Thank you,

Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 31, 2015 6:16 AM
Kirby Monte Stark Memorial
Thank you for the transfer and for creating the memorial.
Added by bbphar on May 09, 2015 3:42 PM
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