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Richard K Thompson (#46900770)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo Please note below my new email address to use to contact me directly for FindAGrave/genealogy items.

If you have been in contact with me before, please update your contact list as anything now sent to the prior Iowatelecom email address will not be available or forwarded to me.
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Transfer requests:

As of May 26, 2013, I am reserving the right not to make transfers of memorials to contributors who shield their identity by being "Anonymous" in their screen names, especially if their profile pages disable messages and email contact.

My belief is that contributors and managers of memorials should be held to a high degree of responsibility to honor the deceased, and the use of "Anonymous" for a screen name, and disabling of email and message contacts concerns me greatly as to how memorials would be or are managed.

As others do, I enjoy walking the cemeteries in response to a single photo request and then finding many additional family members that someone requesting the initial photo was unaware of. My record so far was finding over 50 family individuals in three cemeteries as a result of a single photo request made for this area! They are now each with memorials, links, often obituary information, and headstone photos.

It is good to know that these deceased families and individuals are now remembered.

I have also documented with memorials and, if possible, headstone photos, several entire small, rural cemeteries to keep them preserved for future generations.

As needed, I use the genealogy resources of the Jefferson County Genealogy Society at the Fairfield Public Library (Fairfield, Iowa) for much of my local "documentation" and sourcing; I also take advantage of the courthouse vital records and probate materials to examine first hand some of the materials that help me put on genealogy information and determine relationship links for my memorials, and to suggest corrections or updates to memorials made by other contributors where possible. Of course, there are online genealogy websites that I often use as well to confirm or not confirm some family information and relationships.

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Note: I (and others) also have contributed headstone photos to Iowa Gravestones Photo Project website for linking purposes from the IaGenWeb.org/Jefferson county genealogy website. My screenname on IGPP was formerly "thompsonrb". That has now been changed for all of my submission to "iowagenealogy.jeffersoncounty" because of my email address change.
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I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible but errors or mis-information in my sources happens. If you see errors or corrections, I'm glad to make them. "Edit"/SAC is best, but direct emails or public messages are ok. If not by SAC try to provide the memorial number because just providing names doesn't alway ensure I know who you are wanting updated, especially in cases where there are fathers and sons with the same name. My Ouiji board is broken and I can't read minds.

The new edit system now allows for suggested links to parents and spouses - for the most part I'll accept them "as is", but reserve the right to verify if possible.
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CAUTION:
New edit and spouse link edits:

Be aware that if a memorial has at least one parent and/or spouse link on it (from that memorial), then submitting a new-style relationship edit will override those existing links and cause those existing links to be deleted or, worst-case, duplicated.

For example, a memorial has no parent links, but does have a link to a spouse. Submitting a new-style relationship edit to just add parents will then, unintentionally, cause the spouse link to be deleted. Unless caught by the manager of that memorial first, accepting such edits are having the effect of undoing existing relationship links. Few memorial managers are aware of this problem.

Although well-intentioned to combine the parent and spouse relationship links into one new edit, it may be best to be very careful when submitting new relationship link edits - perhaps using the older SAC method instead, providing the names and memorial #'s of those to be linked to.

Hopefully this situation will get resolved, but be aware of this problem. Only the manager of a memorial can tell if a spouse relationship is to or from another memorial - you can't tell just by looking at either memorial.

The workaround for managers is to first spot existing relationship links, if any, and note the relationship status and memorial number. Then if the new relationship link is accepted, go back to that memorial and re-enter the correct link information.

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I much prefer working with contributors who use their real names rather than initials or quirky screen names. I'm a bit old fashioned: in real life I address people by their given name, unless they use a 'regular' nickname. Getting or sending contacts to others who use only initials (gender non-specific) or quirky screen names is not how I was raised to address people, especially since memorials on FindAGrave are for people with real given names.

Being forced to send a SAC to another contributor as "Dear RubberDuckyLover" devalues the respect that I feel that the deceased deserve.

//Richard - /November 28, 2014 (profile updated)


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Bonnie Kies
RE: Email received
Ok good don't know why the 1st came back ?? Thanks Again Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Dec 20, 2014 6:50 AM
Bonnie Kies
returned mail
Ok I sent one about 30 or so min. ago it hasn't come back yet. So don't know why it did it before. Thanks Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Dec 19, 2014 4:04 PM
Bonnie Kies
RE: Lydia Minerva Hitchcock Mallett
Ok Thank You and I will. Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Dec 19, 2014 3:12 PM
Ben Bower
Glasgow Cemetery Plat
Richard,

The Glasgow Cemetery Plat is viewable on the internet. Since new names are added monthly/yearly it would not be an up to date item for the library. Plus it is a 30" x 48" piece of paper, plat and very old to handle. By the time we reduced it to size the names would be hard to read.

I am in the process of going through each plot and verifing names and adding photos of grave stones and placing lot locations.

The Plat on line is on a Excell spread sheet. We have it split up South (Older section) and North (Newer section

It is viewable online at "GlasgowIowaCemetery.com"

Ben Bower,
President,
Glasgow Cemetery Assocation
Added by Ben Bower on Dec 19, 2014 11:37 AM
None to be forgotten
Memorial request
Please remove your personal memorial (especially the comment) from 138131207 for Martha Dustin as new information has been added which confirms her burial. Thank you
Added by None to be forgotten on Dec 19, 2014 10:06 AM
Bonnie Kies
Lydia Minerva Hitchcock Mallett
Memorial# 37888419 Lydia Minerva Hitchcock Mallett

I tried the add listed above in your profile but it didn't work it got sent back.



Hi Mr. Thompson, its Bonnie :). I would like to know if I may use the photo's for Memorial# 37888419 Lydia Minerva Hitchcock Mallett on my family tree (ancestry). I will as always be sure to credit you for your Photo's, as well as Findagrave, and the creator of the Memorial (You in this case). Also tho wish you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. And to thanks you for your time and efforts. Bonnie :)
Added by Bonnie Kies on Dec 19, 2014 8:21 AM
MHam
Albert Ford Photo
Thanks so much for the picture!
Added by MHam on Dec 11, 2014 2:48 PM
ShaneO
Ford
You go ahead and create one for him at Evergreen and move your photos from his Manila memorial entry to the Evergreen memorial.

He has markers at 2 locations he belongs to be listed at each location and yes...they are both cenotaphs.

His marker photos at Evergreen don't belong on the Manila entry.

Let me know when you create a new and I will remove my entry of him...thank you for pointing it out.
Added by ShaneO on Dec 10, 2014 5:20 PM
Helen Bickel
Mary M Neis dau Christina
C. Mae Wilson b. 23 Nov 1867
d. 14 Jun 1948
buried. Wyrika Cem., Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska
Find a grave Memorial # 74862459

Her husband Thomas F. Wilson Memorial #74862627






From Mary Neis' great grand daughter Helen Bickel
Added by Helen Bickel on Dec 08, 2014 7:56 AM
Jane C. Knapp
Photo
Hi, Richard, thanks for adding the photo to Robert Gamrath's memorial. You are the BEST in getting things done. I appreciate so much the effort you have taken to help me with all of the memorials in my family lineages.
Added by Jane C. Knapp on Dec 01, 2014 11:06 AM
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