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Carrie and Allen (#46963612)
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Bio Photo My husband and I enjoy finding monuments for other people and am extremely grateful to the volunteers who have found my own people for me. We've been working on finding the little pioneer cemeteries in the area and putting their inhabitants online. Four of our memorial pages even helped to catch a gravestone thief. Cemeteries are extremely vulnerable to vandalism, theft, and the damage of time and weather. We appreciate all of the volunteers out there who are working so hard to document them before they are lost to history. Lately we're working hard to upload GPS coordinates with the Findagrave App-- WE LOVE IT!


Jefferson County Oregon War Memorial

Veterans in Mount Jefferson Memorial Park

Vigilante Era of Prineville, Oregon


Please note that I adhere to Findagrave policy, whether or not you may agree with it:

◊Find A Grave's primary purpose is a graves registration website.

◊Find A Grave's secondary purpose is a memorialization/remembrance site.

◊Find A Grave's tertiary purpose is a genealogical resource.

If a listing or contribution corresponds with only the primary purpose, it has fulfilled its part of Find A Grave's mission and is not required to correspond with the secondary and tertiary purposes. Fulfilling the other two is welcomed, encouraged and deeply appreciated, but as far as Find A Grave's purpose goes, a memorial page isn't lacking if it does not.

Transfers are only made within the guidelines set up by Find A Grave. These guidelines are in place for a reason - whether one cares to accept them or not. I am not going to debate what the owner has deemed acceptable for his site with members who choose not to agree with the guidelines. "The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it." I am willing to consider transferring ownership to you if you have a close family member among my records. I rarely transfer relationships more distant than first cousin... just having someone "in my family tree" or "a relative" will not elicit a transfer.

If you want information added to the memorial, go to the memorial and use the "Edit" tab to send me the information-- including family links. I will add information to the memorial, I do not transfer just because someone wants to add links or other information. Bottom line: what are you planning on doing with the entry that I haven't already done or am unable to do?

I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed. Also, I hesitate to transfer memorials to those who do sloppy work, so emails laden with misspellings or other inaccuracies generally are ignored. Bad spelling is a pet peeve of mine.

On the other hand, I will always transfer if a memorial is sponsored. And if you upload family photos or in some other way add value to the memorial, I am much more willing to transfer.

I welcome all corrections to my own work. Some records were imported using OCR so have inevitable errors, both from the original records and from machine interpretation. I am only human and make mistakes, too, but will always make it priority to correct them.


My photographs are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.0 Generic License.


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Peggy Andrews Shafer
John H. Andrews-Forks Cemetery
I wonder if you wouldn't mind transferring management of my great Uncle John Andrews, memorial #31520330 in the Forks Cemetery (Northampton County, PA). I have others in the cemetery, such as his parents that I would like to link him to and to add some information as well. Thank you for all the time and effort you take to upload these memorials. I'm very impressed! Peggy Andrews Shafer
Added by Peggy Andrews Shafer on Apr 18, 2014 7:29 AM
Steven Mix
RE: New Raver family stone
So I did find the 1900 and 1920 census, as well as later records for the other family members. So I now revised all my data, and accepted your Hauskens edit as correct. The old census records still had variations of the Hauskens names, but closer. They all grew up way out in the middle of nowhere in northeast South Dakota. The whole county peaked at 12,000 population way back when. Sue heard back from the cemetery, and says that the stone was bought by Elida's youngest and only surviving daughter. Anyway, it looks like the only marker mistake is the 2008 vs. 2005 death date for her brother Floyd. Sue says that is not like her, so I don't know what to make of that error. I have not yet looked into that part yet. I would think that she had the name of her own sister Carol correct, as it is on the new stone. Thanks for all your help!
Added by Steven Mix on Apr 16, 2014 1:39 PM
Steven Mix
RE: New Raver family stone
Hi, I heard back from Sue, and I am probably wrong about the Hansen name after all, so I have to go back and re-do my research. According to Sue, Per South Dakota Birth registry 1856-1903 Elida's birth surname was Hausken.
Her parents are listed as Rasmuss Hausken and Gunhild Rode. So I need to figure out the menaing of the Gunhild Hansen name from the census. Could just be a sloppy census, or a second marriage to Ole, or I just have the wrong parents in South Dakota. On Floyd's death, Sue says "I agree with you on Floyd's death date -- 2005." That should be easy to verify, from SSDI. And the obit source. Shame that the stone has it 2008. For Caroll, Sue has "The Oregon Death Index: Carroll Evelyn (Raver) Walston." So, we do need to do more work. Sue also says, "I phoned the Mt. Jefferson Memorial Park in Madras this morning inquiring about who placed the memorial. The man I spoke with was very nice and was familiar with the stone. He was with
clients but said he would have someone call me back with the name. I'll shoot you an email as soon as I hear back. I hope I do."

Added by Steven Mix on Apr 14, 2014 5:28 PM
Steven Mix
New Raver family stone
Thank you very much for that picture and information. An expensive new stone, but as you point out, it appears to be full of errors. What a shame. I know that you have been wanting me to change Elida to the Hauskens name, and now they have it carved into new stone, 57 years later. Sigh. The census evidence I have just conflicts with that. I think they are just repeating bad oral family history in that new stone. And the death for Floyd being off by three years - Anyway, I am going to run all this by William's great-grandaughter Sue, and see if she can shed some light. But I am afraid that is is just an unfortunate thing. The two older pre-existing stones do not shed any light on the conflicts.
Added by Steven Mix on Apr 13, 2014 8:03 PM
Rebecca Dunlap
Edna Martha Dunlap Peters
I wanted to thank you for this Memorial. It is very much appreciated. Edna's Son still lives at 95 years old in California, and I will be seeing him this summer. That is so amazing. At any rate thanks so very very much!

Rebecca Dunlap
Added by Rebecca Dunlap on Apr 13, 2014 3:40 AM
Thomas Craig
According to, Thomas Craig was also married to Sarah Elizabeth Ross, Oct. 4, 1892. I believe the Ross family was in OK at the time. Carol Hines
Added by Carol on Apr 12, 2014 4:50 PM
Craig and Dona Hall
Steward Baker and Family
Thank You so much for your kindness in transferring my Baker relatives! I am working on linking them and adding biographies!
Added by Craig and Dona Hall on Apr 07, 2014 6:12 PM
Steve Orso
Stewart Kennedy
Hi Folks:

Please see memorial 127383848, son of Mathias and Huldah Brakeley. Happy to transfer the son to you. Let me know.

Best Regards,
Steve Orso
Added by Steve Orso on Apr 03, 2014 6:13 PM
Steve Orso
Abraham Bidleman photos
Hi Folks:

Unfortunately they're the wrong Abraham. I've deleted the photos and you'll need to re-instate the request. My apologies for the error. I'll likely have the chance to re-visit St James.

Best Regards,
Added by Steve Orso on Apr 03, 2014 5:45 PM
Sheri West
Minnie Cunningham
Link to parents has been made :)
Added by Sheri West on Apr 01, 2014 9:09 PM
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