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Richard K Thompson (#46900770)
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Bio Photo 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.

Note: I (and others) also have contributed headstone photos to Iowa Gravestones Photo Project website for linking purposes from the county genealogy website. My screenname on IGPP is "thompsonrb" (which provides an email link to me).
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.

**Caution: sending spouse links to memorials that already have spouse links to the same person will, unless the new edit system is revised, result in inadvertent duplicate spouse links. Although the new edit system allows for parent and spouse links to be suggested as part of one edit, please be sure that a spouse link does not already exist on that memorial. Entering the same memorial # for a spouse of a particular memorial can cause that spouse to show up on the memorial multiple times. It is probably best to only send parent links as one new edit, and spouse links as a separate edit, so if the duplicate spouse link situation is caught then that edit can be declined without being forced to also decline parent links that may well be otherwise acceptable.**

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 - /July 24, 2014 (profile updated)

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Steve Kemp
Wilson family data
I submitted an edit to Rachel (Wilson) Hampson Find A Grave Memorial# 90847736. Her date of birth and place of birth will be, of course, the same as her twin brother's (Rev. David Wilson) who is buried in Uniontown Cemetery, Carroll County, Maryland. Thanks for all the work you are doing, on behalf of descendants...
Added by Steve Kemp on Jul 25, 2014 9:41 AM
Steve Kemp
Hampson family data
Have submitted an edit for Joseph Hampson, using the information on his California death certificate. His father's name on the certificate is given as John W[ilson] Hampson and the block for mother's name is blank. Now seeing this, I understand that this is the nephew of the Joseph Hampson whom you list as a child of George and Rachel (Wilson) Hampson. The uncle married his first cousin Blanche Wilson. I don't suppose we know where he and she might be buried? It is that older Joseph, and not the younger man who died from TB, who was in business with my gt-gt-uncle John Franklin Wilson in the country of Mexico up to 1910. At least we have cleared that part up. Feel free to ask me about the many Huntingdon County natives buried in Jefferson County, Iowa, if any question comes to mind. I can look up many things in Huntingdon. I am a Stever, Miller, and Wilson descendant; also those families were intermarried with other Jefferson Co. pioneer families as well.
Added by Steve Kemp on Jul 25, 2014 9:28 AM
Steve Kemp
Stever family data
Hello again... have submitted the edit making the place of birth for Adam Stever Find A Grave Memorial# 27470380, as Trough Creek Valley, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. I am sitting at the library of the Huntingdon Co. Historical Society typing this, with the annual tax assessments pulled up on screen. The first year that Adam's father, George Stever, is assessed for his 194 acres in Trough Creek as a Union Township resident is 1796, and he was taxed annually thereafter. He appears on the list for 1799, by my observation, which is the year when Adam was born, inferring that Adam was born in Trough Creek in Huntingdon County. As I think I messaged earlier, the Stevers were never in Berks County, although unrelated Stevers were there. Their migration was from Bucks County, Pa. to (then) Baltimore County, Md. and on to Huntingdon Co., Pa. Adam went to Jefferson Co., Ia., of course, as did several nephews of his.
Added by Steve Kemp on Jul 25, 2014 9:09 AM
RE: Barrow and other sponsorships
I would be happy to take over these memorials. I see that you uploaded the history of Louis Barrow and obit. We are traveling to Otham and Maidstone this August to delve more deeply into the Barrow line since Louis immigrated in the 1880's from there. This won't necessarily add anything to the wonderful work you've already done but will allow us deeper roots. My husband is the son of Louis Keith Barrow "Louie". I do wonder where you found middle initials for both Louis and Laura Booth Barrow as I haven't seen that in any of our research. I also saw some controversy over the Isaac and Susannah Booth Booth relationship. I have Susannah born to Aaron Booth and Rachel Matcorn who were married 14 May 1843 in Ohio. Thank you so much for all your work with not only our families but the many families with roots in Fairfield and Jefferson County.
Added by Gianna on Jul 13, 2014 7:20 PM
Lloyd McCarty
I had time to check for Lloyd McCarty in California and found him at Find a Grave memorial #126491700. I have requested a photo of his grave if available. This record shows his death as 6 December 1966 and buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Arcata, California.
Added by Gianna on Jul 11, 2014 2:15 PM
Joseph Parker photo
Thank you very much for the photo. Now, I have a request.
Added by KarenB on Jul 11, 2014 1:42 PM
Lloyd McCarty
Richard, I was reading Ida A. McCarty's listing and see where you were looking for information about her husband, Lloyd McCarty. Apparently she was in the nursing home and he went to live with a son or daughter in California. Lloyd McCarty passed awan 15 Dec 1966 in Eureka, Humboldt, California.
Added by Gianna on Jul 10, 2014 11:06 AM
Deena Lampe
Thank you.
Thank you so much for submitting the photos.

Added by Deena Lampe on Jul 07, 2014 11:29 PM
Christian F Mickey
Thank you Richard for the headstone photo of Christian Mickey!
Added by kweaver on Jul 07, 2014 5:21 PM
Alex Roller

Thank you. I appreciate your help.

Alex Roller
Added by Alex Roller on Jun 30, 2014 5:25 AM
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