I have been doing genealogy since 1980. Any of you who did genealogy in the days before Internet, well, you know how difficult that was! I was the Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteer for St. Croix County, Wisconsin, and I was sad when the website ended. FindaGrave is filling the void that left. Feel free to ask for transfers. I am always happy when my memorials can be given to the families that they belong to!
Transfer Hi Cynthia, Thank you so much for the transfer of Minerva Lucille (Look) Campbell's memorial. I have added information and links to help others research my family line. You made that possible! Keep up the great Find A Grave work. Ray A. Look
What an incredible job you have done with adding info to the FindaGrave site.
I am an off-and-on genealogy researcher, recently back in the game. Most frustrating are the confusing dates and ages of so many ancestors. I've just been in the Evergreen Cemetery in Wayne, Maine, snapping some photos. I have one of Rufus Besse's stone and am wondering about your description of his age. You say he was born in Oct 1845, died June 1865. The age on the stone is 19 yrs, and these dates you give indicate he was 19 when he died, but you state that he enlisted in a Maine regiment in 1863 at age 21. I'm confused! Could you please help.
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Ellen Douglas Kean She married William Douglas March 1 1878 Huron Ontariio The had 6 children. Sopia Rae Douglas Clark born 1879-1956, James Anderson Douglas 1882-1945 Francis Smart Douglas 1884-1957 Sarah Jane Douglas McGann Kramer 1887-1968 Mary Ellen Douglas Kinney 1889-1987 George Wood Douglas 1892-? Then She Married Joseph Kean Feb 12 1907. He was a Civil War veteran that she met as a cook at the old soldiers home in Chicago IL. He married her so that she could get his pension from the war. They never lived together.
Ellen Douglas kean ellen did die of pneumonia but she also had advanced Breast cancer at the time so could have been the flue or complications of the breast cancer. I am Ellen Kirkpatrick Amsden the daughter of Dorothy McGann Kirkpatrick. She was 5 years old and shared Ellens bed. At the time of her death Sarah Jane Douglas McGann, Francis W McGann and my mother were living with her due to Sarah separation from her husband that had enlisted in the WWI army serving in Siberia. No one else in their household got the 1918 flu. It was always told to me that it was the breast cancer. Since her daughter Sophia Ray, MY mother both died of complications of breast cancer and I am the only breast cancer survivor to date. If you have any questions contact me firstname.lastname@example.org