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SM (#46597451)
 member for 11 years, 10 months, 14 days
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For over 45 years I have worked on my family histories. Sometimes, as a "get-away" from my own research and frustrations I walk through a cemetery and record my own census of readable tombstones. I record the dates and inscriptions just as they are engraved on the memorial.
So, what I have recorded is usually my own work efforts and research.

Memorials are created with respect and honor and are not intended to offend.

Should you have additions/corrections to my entries or if you would like your family member or friend transferred to your care, please let me know--
If the memorial is not my own relative or close friend, I consider ALL requests for memorial transfers. I'm not going to quibble over the ancestry and how many times removed you are from the person in the memorial. I'm happy to transfer memorials. Likewise, I appreciate similar considerations.

(And - I'm not in a numbers race to see how fast I can post obituaries or how many memorials I can post)
Seems some entries are made before the family has an opportunity to return from the cemetery !

I wish you success as you look for those who have gone before.

BY THE WAY -- when I find my personal pictures- many I personally took -- lifted and re-posted on other sights -- It angers me that there isn't acknowledgment of the source.
After all, I am very proud of my ancestors.

I don't care if you use my personal pictures in your online family trees but at least have the courtesy of making a connective link to the original on FindAGrave, and/or including credit to FindAGrave member SM #46597451.

Of course, I would cannot imagine anyone would use my personal pictures for personal financial gain.
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Anne Stutzman Stevens
Jacob & Catherine Zeiger
Thanks for the transfer of these memorials. Anne
Added by Anne Stutzman Stevens on Sep 29, 2015 7:20 PM
M. Curry
# 17106554
Sandra L. Barkes is alive and well.
Thank You
Added by M. Curry on Jun 24, 2015 10:01 AM
Teri Showalter
Jacob Smith
Hello. I am wondering about an ancestor of mine, Jacob Smith buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in South Bend Indiana. The memorial, 15941236, says his mother is Rachel Smith. How can Rachel be his mother if she died a year before he was born? Could Rachel and Michael Smith possibly be the grandparents to Jacob Smith and Mary Ann Tuttle Smith? Please let me know if you know anything about the family.
Teri Showalter
Added by Teri Showalter on Jun 02, 2015 6:53 PM
RE: Charles Alexander Hoard
Thank you very much. It's greatly appreciated
Added by CarlosBenitez on May 21, 2015 1:02 PM
Geneva & Levi Bruce
You have good knowledge of the Bruce Clan, I will transfer them to you.
Added by Darrelll on May 19, 2015 6:17 PM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
Joseph D. Mellow
Thank you so much for transferring Mr. Mellow to me! I have added his obituary and also added his wife, with her obituary, to Find a Grave. As you can read in his obit, Mr. Mellow was prominent in South Bend and I am pleased to have saved his obituary so it can be published on Find a Grave.

Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on May 08, 2015 9:56 PM
Henry Brenneman
Thank you for transferring Henry Brenneman to me. I appreciate it.
Added by annesh on Apr 18, 2015 10:38 AM
Jerry Fair
Catherine Fair Crabill
Catherine Fair Crabill is my 2nd cousin 4x removed.

Jerry Fair
Added by Jerry Fair on Apr 04, 2015 8:34 PM
Darren Rohrer
RE: Rohrer
Thank you...I have been to SouthBend Library and checked on it to make sure I was right on my findings....I found a will also..I have a elder of a Rohrer confirmed...Thank you for your hard work.
Added by Darren Rohrer on Mar 30, 2015 6:28 PM
mark cottrell
Mary May Cottrell Dreibelbis
Thank you for the transfer of Mary May {Cottrell} Swanger Dreibelbis memorial.
Added by mark cottrell on Mar 30, 2015 9:06 AM
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