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Katie Baptiste Garrison (#46514927)
 member for 13 years, 8 months, 19 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, am a full-time stepmom, and my first baby, Reid, was born 20 Sep 2014. 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's lines, including the surnames Garrison, Follis, Kirsch, Fiester, and Phillips.

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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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
Becky Ward
Ella Blanche Harris
Hi Katie,
I have been working on a lateral branch of my family tree and found your memorial which is a duplicate of an earlier memorial #30183769. I just sent some edits to the earlier one and hope you would be willing to delete yours. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Added by Becky Ward on Apr 23, 2015 2:27 PM
Kirby Monte Stark Memorial
Hi Katie,
I've tried sending biographical information to your email address for the memorial you created for Kirby Monte Stark, but I'm not sure you've received them. Would it be better to send all of it this way? Kirby was my great-uncle, and if you are willing to transfer his memoir to me, I can add biographical information directly.
Thanks for your contribution.
Added by bbphar on Apr 15, 2015 12:31 PM
Hans and Thora Johnson
Thank you very much for the transfers!
Added by JJG on Apr 06, 2015 11:53 AM
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