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James Clair (#46558213)
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Bio Photo Some of the surnames that I am researching are: Clair, Morgan, O'Connell, Immerfall, Kadinger or Kedinger, Schroeder on my father's side and the surname Ramsden who was raised by my great grandfather James Thomas Clair Jr.. McNair, Salmon, Payne, Hefner, Holland, Hudson, Hail or Hail on my mother's side. I am also researching my wife's side. Rudy, Lawson, John, Ward and Jobe. Plus other families 19 in total. I am a member of the Schertz Cibolo Valley Area Genealogists operating out of the Schertz City Library, Schertz, Texas.++++++++++NOTICE++++++++++Because of people posting headstone photo's to GENI AND FAMILY TREES I have been asked by some contributor's that their name be cited. Also be polite and ask for permission first. I have copyrighted all photo's including those who have given me permission to use theirs. If I have not sited someone for the photo it is mine. BE POLITE
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William Kazupski
RE: Helen Knox
As always... you're welcome.
Added by William Kazupski on Jul 29, 2015 8:13 PM
Mary Arvidson
RE: Mary Downey Mt Carmel
Hi James-Unfortunately no, the database is only at the cemeteries...Mary
Added by Mary Arvidson on Jul 26, 2015 8:42 AM
Mary Arvidson
RE: Mary Downey at Mt Carmel
Hi James-Nope. Not related. The Chicago Archdiocese has kiosks at the cemeteries with the burials listed. When someone makes a photo request I try to get the location first from the kiosk, then any of the volunteers for the cemetery have a better chance of locating the gravesite...Mary
Added by Mary Arvidson on Jul 25, 2015 7:40 PM
Graveyard Walker
Entis Reese
Because Don's death is so recent and you are not an immediate Find A Grave guidelines family member, I will wait awhile for the transfer of his memorial to you. This will give a more immediate family member the opportunity to request the transfer if they want it.

I am still having trouble believing this has really happened. We just spend the weekend with him and Mary Jean two weeks ago.

So sorry for the loss to you as well!
Added by Graveyard Walker on Jun 12, 2015 6:45 AM
Bert Boutwell
RE: Della McNair
In response to your query as to how I arrived at the conclusion that Della Pearl Watkins McNair was born in Mississippi I would offer the following:
Assuming, arguendo, Della to be the daughter of Andrew Joe Watkins and Meldie Virginia Hawkins as well as the spouse of William Henry McNair, I would offer the following.
Andrew Joe Watkins, according to Mississippi Marriage records, married Meldie Virginia Hawkins on 07 Jan 1890 in Monroe County, Mississippi. The 1900 through 1940 Federal Census indicates Della was born in Mississippi and her Texas State Death Certificate also lists her place of birth as Mississippi. I believe a preponderance of the evidence supports a contention that Della was born in Mississippi and more likely than not, in Monroe County.
As to your question about Della and I being related, we are distantly related; it would take a long sentence to categorize our kinship.
Added by Bert Boutwell on Jun 06, 2015 2:27 PM
Laurie Charles Bowman
RE: Fred Hintz
No I am not related. I have been working on the IOOF Riverview cemetery in Monticello and that is one that I was linking to. His spouse is buried at Riverview.
Added by Laurie Charles Bowman on May 27, 2015 8:08 AM
RE: Elizabeth Ward
Thanks so much. The person you quoted in the edit said she was born in Tippecanoe City. That was not a selection on Find-A-Grave. In my tree, I have her birth location as Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe, Indiana. What do you think?
Added by S.R.F. on May 26, 2015 10:25 AM
James & Cheryl Graham
RE: Ida G Moore
Mr. Clair,
I do not recall if I have answered your questions as of yet. If not, I am sorry for the delay. The Ray Cemetery is actually in Crow, and yes feel free to use any of my F.A.G. photos for your research. I do not know the exact space number of her grave(not numbered).
Glad to be of service to you.
Added by James & Cheryl Graham on May 10, 2015 5:22 PM
James Bellert
RE: Linda Dolson
Hi Jim. You certainly may use the photos as you wish.

I think my views on adoption records are more radical than yours may be. I don't think my rights as an adult should be at all reliant on the birth mother being alive or not nor on her giving consent for the records to be released. As a practical matter, the State has no way of cross-referencing death records with adoption records, mother's maiden names change to married names, they move and are not req'd to notify adoption agencies of a change of address, etc.

Some States never did seal adoption records and most States that did, did so relatively later than you might think. Illinois, where I was born, sealed adoption records in 1945. I was born in 1950. Sealing adoption records came about as a result of some perhaps well-intentioned (but ill-informed) social workers who wanted to "protect" children from the infamy of illegitimacy. They really were protecting adoptive parents from the shame of having a bastard in their families.

At any rate, I wish the States would do as England does: all birth records and adoption records are open to adults, no strings attached.

Best wishes,
Jim Bellert
Added by James Bellert on May 03, 2015 10:09 AM
RE: William Te Ward
White County was the death place I got from Family Trees. The family was living in Big Creek, White County, Indiana on the 1880 Census (which he was listed on).
Added by S.R.F. on Apr 28, 2015 7:20 PM
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