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Kathleen B (#46845386)
 member for 9 years, 29 days
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Bio Photo January 2015

I still digging through a very large pile of messages and corrections, starting with the oldest first. So, I'll get to them all, but it will be a bit!


I've been an avid genealogist for years, researching my own family and helping others research theirs.

I now have about 2,000 memorials on FindAGrave and a related tree on with 25,000 people. So, I'm getting a lot of contacts asking for more information, sometimes several in a day, then none for a week or so. I always respond to everyone (unless they're particularly cranky), usually with much help and many answers. But, especially as it's now summer, my response time is not generally measured in hours, but days or weeks! So, please be patient. I'll get to you. If a month passes, I may have missed your query. Feel free to poke me again!

Right now, I'm working Pioneer Cemetery (aka Masonic or Odd Fellows) in Boise on-line. The cemetery is now 100% on-line with about 80% of the memorials managed by me. I am now researching all of my managed memorials adding biographical information and familial links where I can. That also means that I'm researching most of the rest of the cemetery, too, because there are many connections amongst the families! (My gracious fellow contributors - especially David M. Habben - have been making lots of updates at my request!)
* Jan 2010 - Section 1 (Masonic) completed and 2,300 entries in related family tree.
* Mar 2010 - Section 2 (Odd Fellows) completed and 4,712 entries in the tree.
* Apr 2010 - Started Section 3 (Knights of Pythias?)
* Jun 2010 - Taking a break (mostly) for the summer. About 25% through Section 3.
* Nov 2010 - Finished Section 3!!! There are now 15,096 folks in my related tree! It was slow going since many of the burials are unrelated. That means no "freebies" when researching one burial and each burial is harder because there are no clues to be found in nearby burials.
* Apr 2011 - Still on Section 4. It's proving slow going. I keep getting sidetracked down interesting trails or being pulled back to folks I've already researched by inquiring relatives (which is grand!). Only have finished 18 of 69 plots (though some may have been finished incidentally with earlier research). Tree is up to 22,081 people.
* Sep 2011 - Yup, still on Section 4! I'm still spending much of my time on side trails initiated by folks contacting me about their relatives and having trouble making progress on Section 4. I've also been especially busy personally. Tree is up to 28,419 people.

I have created many memorials in other cemeteries in order to connect those interred at Pioneer, especially children. I'm also making many requests to other contributors to add the information I happen to find on their contributions and appreciate all of their assistance.

I want my memorials to be as accurate as possible. If you have information to provide, please use the "Edit" tab, then "Sugggest A Correction" link to do so! I'm tickled to be able to add more information and link them to other family members. If you know of the burial of a sibling, but the parents locations are unknown, I'll even happily add a hot link in the memorial to the sibling.


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Melody OC
Transfer Request, Please
Omar H Hutchins #43878250 -My Gr gr uncle by marriage
- (husband of Gertrude Rogene Hoover Hutchins #67160423 - that you have transferred to me in April 15).
Thank you,
Melody O (#47360748)
Added by Melody OC on Jun 11, 2015 7:36 AM
Bill Williams
Allen Bunce Ladd
Although this does not pertain to him, I would like to just say thanks for ALL the hard work you completing. Keep up the great work.

Added by Bill Williams on Jun 02, 2015 7:14 AM
Sally Bradbury
Pioneer Cemetery, Boise
Dear Kathleen,
I am a resident of the Treasure Valley and a genealogist working on, among other names, the Shaw family. (Shaw is my maiden name.) The Shaws, Shermans & Simpsons in Pioneer are all related to each other and to me, tho not closely. My closer Shaw relatives are mostly in Morris Hill. I do, however, have these people in my tree and would be happy to share some additional information that I have - mostly on connections between them and others. Also I have some photos. Please contact me when you have some time to get into it.
I am going to Pioneer tomorrow (5/30) for the Decoration Day ceremony hosted by the Columbian Club, along with a cousin who is more closely related.
Sally Bradbury
Added by Sally Bradbury on May 29, 2015 4:18 PM
Merle Fenton La Malle Mulick
Merle Fenton La Malle 74485026
Merle F. Mulick 85474435 are the same person.

Merle divorced William Charles La Malle and married my cousin, Clete Mulick.

Clete and Merle lived in California until their deaths.

Marriage license for Merle and Clete can be found at:

Don't know why she said it was her first marriage on this record.
Added by Me on May 27, 2015 9:59 AM
Melody OC
Transfer Request, Please
Omar H Hutchins #43878250 -My Gr gr uncle by marriage
- (husband of Gertrude Rogene Hoover Hutchins #67160423 - that you have transferred to me in April 15).
Thank you,
Melody O (#47360748)
Added by Melody OC on May 22, 2015 6:37 PM
Leona Roberts
Thank you for your suggestion regarding the memorial for Leona Harnetiaux Roberts. However, I do not believe there is much "confusion" with the actress, Leona Celinda Doty Roberts, that would warrant further explanation on the memorial. The two do not share the same birth year as you claimed.
Added by MKC on May 18, 2015 10:12 AM
Tropico Gravers
Mary Adaline Foster Mosher 85473853
Hi Kathleen,

I put through your links for her but I am denying your edit request for her maiden name. If you look at the Find A Grave naming conventions they do not allow concatenated surnames, which is what you seem to be trying to do with her maiden name (combining her biological father's surname with her stepfather's surname). I have added the maiden name of Foster to her memorial.

Here's an article one of our members wrote on the find a grave naming conventions and why they should be followed. It makes searching for people on the site much more difficult if surnames are concatenated.

Find A Grave naming conventions clarified
Added by Tropico Gravers on May 06, 2015 12:06 AM
Melody OC
Thank you for Transfers!
Thank you, Kathleen, for the transfers of my family.

May I also request a transfer for:

Omar H Hutchins #43878250 -My Gr gr uncle by marriage (husband of Gertrude Rogene Hoover Hutchins #67160423 - that you have just transferred to me).

Melody O (#47360748)
Added by Melody OC on Apr 28, 2015 5:42 AM
Melody OC
Family Transfer Request - Please?
Hi Kathleen -

I didn't see anything in your profile regarding transfers of memorials, but I respectfully request transfers of my family members to me: Melody O (#47360748)

John Hoover Jr #67160504 -My Gr Gr Grandfather
Rose Jackson Hoover #67160489 -My Gr Gr Grandmother
Gertrude Rogene Hoover Hutchins #67160423 -My Gr gr aunt
Omar H Hutchins #43878250 -My Gr gr uncle by marriage

Thank you for all of the memorials you have been maintaining!

Melody O'Connor
Added by Melody OC on Apr 13, 2015 1:50 PM
Richard H. Goms Jr.
Anton Bienapfl
Anton Bienapfl was the son of Frank Bienapfl Sr. and Katherine Degelman (#21679356).

I do not know where Frank is buried, but please link him to his mother.

Thank you.
Added by Richard H. Goms Jr. on Apr 11, 2015 8:16 PM
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