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Marion K. Parker (#46781343)
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Bio Photo Marion K. Parker, a retired high school math teacher, spends many hours each week on family history, which is his passion as well as his hobby. He is a native Texan who was born in Polk County, Texas. He has also lived in Illinois, North Dakota, Oregon, Colorado, and Nebraska; however, Texas is his home. He has been married to Marlene Fae Lacey Parker for 53 years. They have two sons, a daughter, and six grandsons.

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Lavada Shirley
Yes, most I've submitted this week have already been merged.
Added by Deb on Nov 25, 2015 7:38 PM
Amelia Meredith "Polly" Taylor Murphy
I've been trying to find this woman. Do you know how her TXDC is listed, by what name? I can't find her. Nor can I find her in the TX Death Index. I know she's in the SSDI showing 1967 Montgomery Co but SSDI is not place of death. Where did that other contributor find her info? Do you have any thoughts on her?
Added by Deb on Nov 25, 2015 7:37 PM
SAC example
Did you get the automated email msg I sent you on Nov 22nd about your memorial for Emmett Pinson? If you did, that's an example of what an SAC is. Its a place for ANY other comment, info, thoughts, etc, on a name that does not go into a standard edit links.
Added by Deb on Nov 25, 2015 3:06 PM
RE: J.D. and Addie Oliver
Justice and perseverance prevails! Administration just corrected her name.
Added by Deb on Nov 25, 2015 2:44 PM
Oh by the way - I think I know what you've been trying to do when sending me links but you say the system won't let you add a spouse unless you delete parents, or vice-versa ...... you have to send ALL family links (parents & spouse) at one time, not separately. Same goes for dates & places. You must submit the complete date/place all at once, not the date in one edit and the the place in another. Same goes for names, full name in one edit. In other words know the FULL data you want to put in an edit before you send it cause you can't go back and send another edit. They system won't let you ... unless you access your own "edits sent" from the drop down box, select the name in question and delete your original msg and then you can resend the full data. OR, just wait until the edit is done and send another one later but that's a hassle for you an especially the contributor doing the edits.

This is probably "about as clear as mud" as they say, sorry. Its much easier to do it than to explain how to do it!
Added by Deb on Nov 25, 2015 2:30 PM
An SAC is "Suggest any other correction or addition".

In other words ANYTHING else that does not go into one of the other selections provided under the edit tab for updates should go here - comments for bio, general thoughts, transfer requests, or notification that the name is a dup (duplication).

If you are giving notice that a name is a dup you use this SAC link/area on the name of entry that is the dup and you tell contributor which entry they have duped by copy & pasting the memorial data from the original entry letting them know. That being the info where it says (example) -

Created by: _ _
Record added: _ _ _
Find A Grave Memorial# XXXXXX

That way contributor gets a direct link back to his/her memorial and also has the name, #, location of other memorial.

In the case of what we are doing here in this cemetery, even though mine are probably NOT going to be the dup because they were created first, you can still use the SAC area and let me know name/number of other memorial that needs merging with those that I maintain and I'll have them taken care of. I believe several have already been done that I've submitted. That's a pet peeve with me, dups, there is no reason for them. Yes they can and do happen to the best of us, but if a general search and a little common sense is used, most will not occur. Not all, but most, other contributors just sit on their names, dups and all, and won't fix them. That's why when I find a dup I generally just send it in directly to Administration and have it merged ... unless I know the contributor and know they will fix it.

If you have questions, just ask. I'll try to answer.
Added by Deb on Nov 25, 2015 2:16 PM
Been meaning to tell you - if I "decline" an edit from you, its not personal. It just means I need more info or a reason to change and/or add something. I too want memorials to be as accurate as possible, that's why I ask so many questions. If there are no answers, memorial should be left "as is' on the markers, and only a statement placed in the bio.

The names in this cemetery are of high interest to me since the largest portion of them tie to one of my main lines - that being, many are descendants or extended lines from my Coursey-Murphy marriage. The contributor "Joy" is a "cousin" of mine from the Coursey-Murphy-Duff people. She has little time for such things as Find A Grave anymore - thus why I requested to maintain the names once created by fallen graver Herald.
Added by Deb on Nov 25, 2015 1:53 PM
J.D. and Addie Oliver
I'm having to show proof that "Mrs. J.D. Oliver" was named Addie ... even though the contributor accepted the edit changes for her data, she would not accept her name and chose to leave it as on stone. Per Find A Grave rules IF the name is known it is to be added. Having to go to Administration to get it fixed. Hopefully 2 censuses, 2 death records, and a marriage record will suffice!
Added by Deb on Nov 25, 2015 1:30 PM
RE: lavada shirley at menard chapel
To prevent possible human error on my part, and save time searching - please send me a SAC via the memorial name in question. Just copy & paste the other memorial # and tell me something like "possible dup of # _ ". That way I can go directly to it. Thanks ever so much! We'll get this cemetery whipped in shape eventually!
Added by Deb on Nov 25, 2015 1:25 PM
Jill Nelson
davis r scott
obit done
Added by Jill Nelson on Nov 25, 2015 8:44 AM
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