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Bio Photo I've walked many graveyards, seeing stones in bad shape, and wondered what would happen to them as time marched on. This site is a wonderful way to preserve, if not the actual stone, at least a replica by photograph for the future.

If related and can enhance memorial by adding additional information, please request transfer, stating your relationship. No transfers for collection of a particular family name. If you request transfer, be sure you are committed to a lifetime of maintaining the memorial. Sadly, a few of my older transfers are maintained by contributors who no longer respond.

When sending information to add, include verifiable source. Edits will be verified before being accepted. With quick edits, this is still important so unless evident on memorial, please use the other suggestion and include source. Online trees, such as ancestry's, and family reports are not valid sources unless sources are noted.

I no longer add dates of birth calculated from age at death unless a photo of the stone is legible. (I got caught on a couple bad transcriptions which threw off the calculated birthdate).

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Mary Yarnall Reed
RE: Isabelle Headings edit
Thanks for questioning this. Isabelle was indeed married to a Rudy. However they were divorced for a long time. She never remarried and must have taken back her maiden name. Her husband raised the children. I haven't seen any of her children in a few years. It's possible they didn't want the Rudy name on her tombstone even though she is buried with her oldest daughter who took her in when she had no where else to go. Let's just leave the memorial as it is.
Added by Mary Yarnall Reed on May 03, 2016 9:06 AM
R R Williams
RE: Betty Mullen edit
Thank you. I'm new to F-A-G and am still learning the ropes. Will take your recommendation for future changes.
Added by R R Williams on May 02, 2016 3:51 PM
R R Williams
RE: Betty Mullen edit
This is my great grandmother and her birth name was Starner. But she was adopted by the Christman family as a toddler when her mother died and her father remarried. So her full name was Kathryn Mary Starner Christman Mullen. Whew !! That's about it. Thank you.
Added by R R Williams on May 02, 2016 2:52 PM
R R Williams
# 95592276 Mullen
This is my g-g-grandfather and his name was D'Lafayette Mullen (notice the apostrophe.) Even though his headstone says D.Lafayette Mullen, it was in fact, D'Lafayette Mullen. He was named after the famous French military officer, Marquis de Lafayette, who fought for the U.S. in the Revolutionary War. Thank you.
Added by R R Williams on May 02, 2016 1:51 PM
Joseph Sullivan
RE: James Sullivan edit
The source was
Added by Joseph Sullivan on Apr 21, 2016 2:22 PM
Bob Bardo
RE: Margaret Kerr 94124787
OK, I will delete my suggested change.
It would be good to add your research results.
Good job!
Added by Bob Bardo on Apr 19, 2016 10:44 AM
Bob Bardo
RE: Margaret Kerr 94124787
Yes, I backtracked from her date of death, using her age.

Although this source says that Margaret was Thomas wife, it is probably more likely that she was Thomas' mother --

From --
Kerr, Thomas H., 17 March 1860, 28 July 1890*
wife, Margaret, d. 31 July 1898, age 84 years

Added by Bob Bardo on Apr 19, 2016 1:37 AM
James Mason Fritz
Headstone of Paul Lloyd Showaker
Thank you for posting the photograph of the headstone of Paul Lloyd Showaker. it is greatly appreciated.
Jim Fritz
Added by James Mason Fritz on Apr 17, 2016 6:26 PM
S Widmayer
RE: George Westhafer edits
That is fine with me. Hopefully someone will see this and be able to clarify exactly his identity.
Thanks, S. Widmayer
Added by S Widmayer on Apr 11, 2016 2:24 PM
S Widmayer
RE: George Westhafer edits
Thank you for your quick response and for all the memorials you have added to F-A-G. I don't know what is on the actual tombstone. My evidence is all circumstantial using city directories, marriage record, and census.
The only "George" D. Westhafer I have found in that time period in that location was a Marriage Record in Family Search: Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950: Reference ID Pg. 153. The transcription shows GEORG D. BUT the photocopy of the original doc. clearly shows GEARY D:

1) Geary D. Westhafer, Age 24, (birth yr 1868) carpet weaver, married Lena M. Sheets, 27 Dec. 1892, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; parents names, Emanuel and Sallie Westhafer.
2) 1880 Census York Co., PENN, p. 203B: Sarah Westhafer, Widow, includes son, GEARY Westhafer, age 14 (birth yr 1866).
3) 1900 Census. 1900 Census, Carlisle, Ward 2, Cumberland Co., PENN, p. 2A,
Lena M. Westhafer, age 36, WIDOW, is living with her parents, Edwin F. and Belinda
4) Harrisburg, Penn, City Directories:
1907-1914 list Lena M. Westhafer, (Wid. Geary D).

I submit the time line for all these pieces fit the "George" D. Westhafer in Old Graveyard Cemetery at Carlisle.
Thanks, S. Widmayer, #48031917

Added by S Widmayer on Apr 11, 2016 11:38 AM
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