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Bruce Hicks (#46591021)
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Bio Photo Please do not place Death Certificates on memorials I have created. I find it distasteful and disrespectful to the family.

Most of the people I have entered into Find A Grave are not my relatives nor did I know them. If you would like any of the memorials I have created let me know and I'll probably transfer them to you if they aren't my relatives.

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Mary Eda Laing
My name is Mary Eda Laing #48960264. Would you please transfer my great grandparents to me so I may add bio. Herman Wiese #38820173 and Dora Wiese #38820172. Thank you.
Added by Mary Eda Laing on Sep 27, 2016 11:31 AM
Valerie Goltzman Faigen
Hi Bruce--I have added photos and submitted several edits for Valerie's memorial page. Thank you. Peggy
Added by pz on Sep 24, 2016 5:49 AM
H. E. Rast
Minnie Rast
Dear Mr. Hicks,
The information you inserted regarding Minnie Rast in the Prairie Lea cemetery is incorrect. I know from personal and family history. The maiden name of Minnie Rast was Rast. She is listed in the 1880 census in Enumeration District 150 for Washington County. She never married until the summer of 1881 when she wed Carl Neuhaus. This was a "shotgun" wedding since my grandfather Gus was born a few weeks later on Aug 9, 1881. The death certificate of Gus Rast, the son of Minnie. indicates the father of Gus Rast was Carl Neuhaus.
As for Carl, he disappeared, probably back to Germany. The death certificate of Minnie Rast is incorrect. Gus Rast was my grandfather and I lived with him in Brenham and I was with him when he died in November 1952.
For a cross reference you can find the Grave of Gus Rast in the Austin City Memorial Park and his death certificate is also available online.
Please correct your contribution or remove it entirely.
Added by H. E. Rast on Sep 18, 2016 5:19 PM
George W. Hicks 92178027
Hi Bruce,

The marker for George W. Hicks in the Belvidere Cemetery has George's birth and death dates as 1871 and 1958, which is very different than the memorial you have. His spouse is Carrie A. 1873 -1941. I have entered a separate memorial under George W. with the dates that are on the marker and included the photo of the marker. Are they the same person?

Added by Pat on Sep 17, 2016 1:19 PM
Thank you for the edits.
Added by LKat on Sep 05, 2016 4:04 AM
Wes & Rhonda K
Thank you for transfer
Thank you for the transfer of my Pawlik family. Also, thank you for all the numerous memorial contributions.

Wes & Rhonda K.
Added by Wes & Rhonda K on Sep 03, 2016 7:15 PM
Nancy Yankie Sidarous
Hi, Bruce - we're certainly in agreement. The crazy thing is that I can get contributors I don't know, who live nowhere near here to transfer to me more easily than local people. My family has been here since the 1800's and my father was a history buff who knew all the local lore and had a great memory for it. I was his little buddy and interested as well. I have a lot to offer on very, very many of the local people --whereas these contributors are voraciously gobbling up the memorials, will NOT accept any stories or info I have on the people I've known and/or heard about all my life. They won't transfer my Mothers own sisters to me and I have so very much to add, interesting stories to offer and no one cares or is interested. A lot is already gone and with people like me who have info not being allowed to give it, all will soon be gone. They create what I call sterile memorials!!

Like you said, I could go on and on but it's pretty much all to no avail. The lives of these people were important --were worth more than just being a statistic and data in print. The legend and lore of my small community and the many things I know about Waco people and their history, the interesting tidbits that I can tell are going to be lost, and families and interested people are just left without the knowledge and stories they hunger for. You DO realize there are many, many things I don't dare put in print --some of the fun stuff that you can only pass down verbally. ;-) But I DO keep trying and add what I can when the opportunity comes. So many want quantity not quality as the cliche goes. Keep the faith ! Nancy
Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Aug 27, 2016 7:40 PM
Nancy Yankie Sidarous
Thanks, Bruce - that's very nice of you to say so. It was really a special experience knowing her and I feel fortunate to have been friends with them in spite of the age difference. But they were sort of forever young. I'm going to write something for Libba (Elizabeth) as well and talk about their father who was very special. I really appreciate the transfers because I do have something to offer on them that otherwise might never have been shared. Happy Trails, Nancy
Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Aug 27, 2016 2:47 PM
Frank Pennington
John Cunningham
I deleted my memorial. Thanks for letting me know.

Added by Frank Pennington on Aug 24, 2016 3:04 PM
Tricia the Spirit Chaser
Velma irene McGee #118637692
You sent an edit to link her to parents: George Welch and Connie Stillwell.
The Social Security applications and claims state that her parents were George Welch and Alzana Fitzgerald ???
Added by Tricia the Spirit Chaser on Aug 17, 2016 5:02 PM
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