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Airrow (#46629499)
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For changes to any memorial I manage, please use the Suggest A Correction "SAC" feature on the memorial under the Edit tab on the top right hand side of each memorial. Messages for changes left here may not be made.

Please do not copy and post personal photographs of my family members to other websites such as without my permission. I do not have a problem with reusing my tombstone photos, but credit would be a good idea as they are my photos. Also note that I did not take all of the photos on my memorials and can't give permission for the ones I didn't take to be reused.

My husband and I started trying to trace our roots back to Europe about 10 years ago. We were fortunate that several of our ancestors had kept some records and created family books which were the start of our adventures. We were surprised to learn that both of our families had branches in this country since the 1700's (my Stones/Nowels and his Howards/MacDonalds). Most of the entries I've made have some connection to these families, although remote at times (cousins many times removed). A few are just made from photos taken as we walked a cemetery looking for our family members.
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John Kyle B. Memorial# 119936882
I need to know what proof you have of his last name? Otherwise I can't change it from B to Bayona.
Added by Grave Finder on Jul 29, 2014 10:35 AM
RE: Bratton photos
You're very welcome! I love getting out and taking the pictures, and yes, it was a very nice day!
Added by Trish on Jul 27, 2014 12:10 PM
Bev Bailey
Diane Koscinski
Found I have Diane in twice so deleted one. Thanks for the correction.
Added by Bev Bailey on Jul 26, 2014 9:54 AM
RE: Tyler Photo Request Oakmont
Good luck and keep me posted. Oakmont is pretty unfriendly to Find A Grave volunteers!

Added by Susan on Jul 24, 2014 7:48 PM
karen ahn
Francis Nowels
I see that you have a request for stone photo of Francis Nowels in Oak View Cemetery (County Grave). I have checked in the censes and there is no Nowels buried in the cemetery. So you might want to look elsewhere.Obit says Albia Cemetery and there is several of them.
Added by karen ahn on Jul 24, 2014 6:37 PM
RE: Tyler Photo Request Oakmont
I'm sorry to disappoint you, but we did not find Lilyan or Richard and also believe that the plot info for Richard is incorrect. Sadly, Oakmont won't give plot information to Find A Grave volunteers, and in fact will kick them off the property, so we couldn't go ask at the office. If you could double check on the plot info, that would be great. Of course, we did see the other graves. Oakmont's number is 925-935-3311.
Added by Susan on Jul 24, 2014 4:54 PM
R Lerch
James Soper - Graceland
I thought you may find the article on James' will interesting as it names his children in his will, including W. Eugene Soper. I would like to take down the article soon. Bob
Added by R Lerch on Jul 24, 2014 11:25 AM
R Lerch
RE: Sopers - Graceland, update
I posted a photo of Edgar. The middle initial is "J". He and Sarah look like smaller sized graves behind Elizabeth. They may have other last names too. It will be interesting if you get the plot card (Who is the other James Soper buried behind the monument?). You made lots of great family links with Elizabeth and Mary. Regards, Bob Lerch
Added by R Lerch on Jul 24, 2014 9:16 AM
R Lerch
RE: Sopers - Graceland, update
There are seven additional headstones behind the Soper monument. Some are not readable, others partly readable. The is "Elizabeth Soper, sister of Albert and James, died Feb 19, 1898." There is another James Soper (dates not legible) also and Edgar J. and a Sarah E. (also no dates visible) Three other stones, along the back of the lot, I could not read at all. The cemetery would sell you a copy of the lot card which will show everyone who is buried there, the date of death, and the age of each person. The cost is $5.00. It does look like Albert had a brother James and sister Elizabeth, but not having the birth (or age) dates from the stones makes that a guess on my part. Regards, Bob Lerch
Added by R Lerch on Jul 21, 2014 11:02 AM
Connie Clark
RE: Kate & Walter Ledder Photo
Do you think that Hair is her maiden name? We saw lots of Hair's in the cemetery . We took a photo with camera that I will add too. We use phones now because it adds GPS location but take a backup with camera. Will add after dinner 😊 Connie
Added by Connie Clark on Jul 20, 2014 4:12 PM
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