Sadie Piper Thank you for the information. THis is a courtesy entry of my husband's distant family. Are you related? Let me know if you would like to maintain the site by clicking on the Edit button and requesting.
Memorial# 105649042 Hi, regarding Memorial# 105649042 You added: Feb 22, 2013 are you a relative? This Ira Junior was brother to Samuel T. who is my great x2 grandfather. I have not been able to find out much about Ira Jr. except that when Samuel moved his family out west (approx.1878) then they lost contact with the folks back home. I can't find any spouse or children for Ira Jr. Would like to share research if you have interest then pls contact me. Deane Coffin
RE: Olga Evelyn Hawkins Memorial You are very welcome Gerri glad to help. On the other side of Olga's headstone are James R. Fulton 1872-1957 and Sadie B. Fulton 1879-1958. I took a photo of it if you need it. Steve
RE: Entries in general I agree that some contributors do not add additional information. And Find A Grave has become a genealogical resource, but is not a genealogical site. There is a difference.
Find A Grave used to have a three-tier mission statement; a primary focus (grave registration), a secondary focus (genealogy) and a tertiary focus (memorialization), I might have two and three mixed up - however, those last two have been completely removed from their mission statement. It has returned to being a graves registration site (see my contributor page for the quote).
All the extra is nice, but not required. There are other sites built strictly for memorialization regardless of the disposition or how many people wish to create a memorial for the loved one. But Find A Grave isn't one of them.
When you send information your would like to see added to an entry, check the SAC box to send a copy of your message to yourself. After 30 days, if that contributor does not make the changes, forward the copy of the SAC to the edit at find a grave dot com email address and they will eventually make the links and update the bio with your information. It is not necessary to add another entry and ask to keep it because it is more complete. If it was not first in that cemetery, it is a duplicate and subject to being deleted or merged into the original.
I hope this helps. You can write to any Administrator to ask about duplicates, or join us on the Discussion Forums, where there's a lot of good discussion and help available.
RE: Dean Houtz Memorial There were two for Dean when I sent the message, it must have been merged into the other one the same day by an administrator.
In regards to the entry for your friend, we still do not make duplicates for friends or family members if there was already an entry for them here; since this is a graves registration site there is one entry per person, to document a cemetery.
If an entry exists, you can send bio information and link requests to the person who manages it. You can ask for management, though the other contributor is not required to transfer it unless the deceased is directly related to you within 4 generations. Some contributors do transfer other family and friends beyond that Find A Grave policy.
If the two entries are merged, the other contributor will retain management. You could contact the other contributor and discuss the problem with them.
Millions of people would go without entries on this site, if it were not for those of us who take the time to list graves of people we never knew on Find A Grave.
Thank you for the information about Grandpa Ken. My Daddy was the one who gave me the info about his time in WWII, but he was just a preteen and teenager himself during that time. I'll go and check that out on Ancestry.com.
If you could give me any info about Grandma Margie and her youth that I could put on her memorial I would be ever so grateful. It looks so pitiful because I only know about her with Grandpa Ken. She didn't speak much of her family that I can remember. I will make darn sure that you get the credit for it on her memorial page too :o)
My Daddy is the one who was in the Korean War and you may have read that from his memorial. On Memorial Day I placed a "flower" for him that mentioned him being in the Korean War, but stupid me I forgot to "flower" Grandpa Ken and my dear father-in-law.
Thanks again for your input. I appreciate it very much :o)