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Carol Page Tilson (#46543875)
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Bio Photo As a former newspaper reporter/photographer, high school journalism teacher, old fashioned genealogical researcher and long-time Find A Grave member, I believe the best memorial is correct, as complete as possible and linked to parents, spouse and children. It should memorialize a person, not just a name.

And that's why Family Find A Gravers such as I are here. Granted, other members have much different reasons. Some consider recording entire cemeteries a service; some just want to amass as many memorials as they can. It should be obvious that I don't give a hoot about numbers or "owning" memorials; however I intend to try to complete, correct, update or "fix" as many as possible.

I'm well aware that puts me at odds with low- or no-maintenance name collectors, obit hunters and those who consider F-A-G merely a "graves registry." While this may have been true in the beginning, but the site has evolved since I first signed on. To deny any genealogical purpose is folly since it's now owned by

The vast majority of my memorials are for my own or my husband's relatives, Whether close or distant, they've been researched. Their memorials are backed by solid documentation or at least credible circumstantial evidence.

And just because something's "engraved in stone" doesn't necessarily that it's correct. We all know names and dates on grave markers often are wrong. I do not believe in perpetuating mistakes which somehow ended up on a stone.

I make no claim of being perfect [my dadgum mouse definitely has a problem with drop-down option lists] and am more than willing to fix errors. As a family researcher, I want to know if I've done something stupid or wrong.

In bygone days, I requested proof of requested. changes. However, because of widespread usage of F-A-G's "do-it-yourself" edit process, I've decided to toss in the towel and go with the flow. For a researcher, this can be more time consuming, and all should realize this option affects the overall credibility of the site.

Any "edits" which disagree with my evidence will be declined. And if I can't contact a person to ask for source of info, his/her edit will not be accepted. If you opt to post under an anonymous screen name and not take messages, don't even waste your time.

Use the final option on the edit menu if you want an explanation for a "decline" or would like evidence for one of my suggestions [although I often send a vital record or obit anyway].

I'll transfer memorial maintenance to any researcher more closely related to the individual than I -- fourth cousin beats fifth cousin twice removed. I especially would like to reunite distant in-laws who I've not researched in-depth with their direct relatives. Please ask.

When it comes to Find A Grave, I consider family and FACTS more important than FAQs.

20 Oct 2014

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Treva Poe
Moore 10646084
Thank you for the Moore edits. Appreciate your dedication to this site.
Added by Treva Poe on Nov 27, 2014 9:05 PM
Janet Muff
What a lovely flower

What a lovely flower you left on the Woodbury memorial (38603678). It's wonderful.

Added by Janet Muff on Oct 24, 2014 6:37 PM
Jen Snoots
Emma F. Greene # 11629267
Hi Carol,
You sent

Name: Emma F Greene
Death Date: 30 Jul 1862
Death Place: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 2; Est. Birth Date: 1860
Father's Name: Charles
Mother's Name: Dulinda

Unfortunately FamilySearch has conflicting info:

Emma F Greene
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
birth: 1860
death: 30 July 1862 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
father: Charles
mother: Dulinda

Emma F. Greene
Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950
birth: 1861
death: 25 July 1862 Cumberland, Providence, Rhode Island
father: Charles E. Greene
mother: Selinda

Since neither of us know what is correct, I won't add any of the info.
Added by Jen Snoots on Oct 13, 2014 10:46 AM
John Arsenault
RE: Shirley Mae Colvin
Yes, I found them in the 1930 census and was a little dismayed to see a list of nine children. It should keep me out of trouble for awhile.
Added by John Arsenault on Oct 06, 2014 4:12 PM
John Arsenault
Shirley Mae Colvin
Hi Carol - Thank you for the marriage info for Shirley. I've updated her memorial and linked her to Vollie and to her parents. It also started me on linking her whole family together.
Added by John Arsenault on Oct 06, 2014 7:11 AM
Willoughby Loran Southwick
Thank you for the obit. It has been added. I also agree with you. I think families should be linked together and obits added.
Thank you
Added by Rainbow on Sep 19, 2014 9:27 AM
John Arsenault
Marjorie Colvin
Hi Carol - Thank you for the obit for Marjorie. I generally don't post complete obits published after 1926, particularly when they contain the names of living relatives. I have, however, used the info in the obit to create a brief biography for Marjorie. Let me know if it looks okay to you.

Added by John Arsenault on Sep 17, 2014 3:45 PM
Stephanie McGinnis
RE: Rhoda Barber Nichols
Hello there!
I am a decendant of Maude Nichols and was wondering if you had anything on her family tree?


Added by Stephanie McGinnis on Sep 07, 2014 4:41 PM
Beechwood House ?
Hi Carol. I am in touch with a descendant of Henry Joseph Crevolin who lives in France, and trying to assist her in research of her family.

I came across a family history that mentioned Henry Joseph Crevolin and it contained a picture of a home called Beechwood. I am no longer able to find it. Have you come across information on it in your research of the Crevolin line? Thank you!
Added by Kyroots on Aug 26, 2014 7:17 AM
Theodore Jerolemon
You had left a note on this memorial. I just found an obit, not sure if it helps any.

Cato, July 13. - the sudden
death of Theodore Jorolemon of
Rochester at St. Mary's hospital in
that city. Mr. Jorolemon was born
on a farm near this village and for
29 years conducted a general store
in Cato. About seven years ago he
moved to Rochester and purchased
an interest in the A. H. Oliver & Co.
shoe manufacturing business.
Survived by his wife and a son Raymond A.

Auburn Weekly July 1909

Added by af on Aug 03, 2014 9:02 PM
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