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Corky C (#47021273)
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Bio Photo Unless I have some way to contact you to verify, I won't make changes to memorial pages.

I got involved with genealogy in 1982 when my parents were celebrating their 50th anniversary and wanted a family reunion campout with cousins they hadn't seen for many years. Mother's father was one of 13 children who had been close while growing up, but had drifted apart. My job was to "connect the dots" as to how we were related. As many of you know, it has exploded from there.

I have been a Find a Grave member for several years, but have recently become involved in picture taking. When I get a request, I can't just take that picture, but surrounding ones.
Thank you to those who have taken pictures for me. Let me know if I can help you.
Family names I'm working with are Wallace, Isenberg, Merrell(Merrill), Berry, Scheuffele, Crowley as well as some others.
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E Mail Me Please
Corky thanks for the message. Could you e mail me at

If we can privately e mail it will keep it easier to see/respond and a bit more private.

We are seeking next of kin on Marion Johnson and Charles Everett Merrell and I believe you are possibly related to both. E mailing directly and/or speaking by phone will be MOST helpful.

Carolyn Arntson
Added by CPC Angels on May 12, 2016 6:51 AM
RE: Millard Merrell
Hi Corky, How wonderful to hear from you. Yes, I believe we are cousins. My dad was Charles E Merrell, brother of Louise Barmore, and his father was Millard Clinton Merrell. Actually, I recently began genealogy and am scanning and documenting old family photos. I even have the Hood River High School graduation class photo including both Millard and of my favorites. Anyway, I will be unavailable for a couple of weeks but would love to keep in touch. I have unidentified photos. Perhaps you know some of the subjects. Feel free to contact me at Here are grave ID's for the following: Charles E Merrell (my dad) #160265947: My paternal grandmother, Edith Reisinger Merrell Downey Law Hilliard #128799410: My paternal aunt: Mildred Merrell Stocker #73761508. Hope to visit soon!
Added by Becky on May 10, 2016 9:17 PM
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Fannie Johnson
I note on Fannie Johnson's Find A Grave memorial that you left a note calling her "grandma" I am a part of a small group of volunteers in the Portland metro area that works to upgrade/add to and correct pioneer cemetery records to the end that we find USA military veterans that do not have a grave marker. MARION JOHNSON father of Fannie Johnson Merrell is buried in Clackamas Pioneer Cemetery without a grave marker. I am working to rectify that situation BUT need contact with a next of kin. I read your Find A Grave bio and you seem the PERFECT person who might be able to help us with this task. I would very much appreciate hearing from you. My e mail is IF you would send me your phone number (I swear I am not a robot nor a scammer:) I need a NOK to move forward as it is a requirement of the Veterans Administration. I can explain all this if you'd feel comfortable sharing e mail or phone number.

Carolyn Arntson
Portland Oregon
Added by CPC Angels on May 09, 2016 5:58 PM
David L Aten Sr
Charles E Merrell FAG#160265947
This is the Find A Grave Memorial that our group has constructed for the Veteran we are trying to get a Grave Stone for. This Memorial was built by our group. It has minimal information on it, but, in due time it will grow due to our efforts and with your help. Thank You. David L Aten, Sr
Added by David L Aten Sr on May 03, 2016 9:56 AM
David L Aten Sr
On Oct 3, 2012 you placed an Eternal Flame Memorial on subject memorial with caption "RIP Great Great Grandfather". That has lead me to contact you. I am David L Aten, Sr US Navy Veteran, Vietnam Era. I belong to a group who endeavor to place Grave Stones on the graves of Veterans whose graves are unmarked. Charles J Merrell is the Great Great Grandfather of Charles E Merrell 27 Oct 1917-15 Jan 1993. Our records indicate the Charles E did serve during WWII, he is buried in Clackamas Pioneer Cemetery, Clackamas, Clackamas County, Oregon and his grave is unmarked. What we are looking for is a living relative who is willing to submit documents to the VA attesting to these facts. When accepted the VA will build a Grave Stone and ship it to us. We will have the Stone placed on his burial site. This is at no cost to you. If you fit this criteria and are willing to do so, or know of someone who is, please contact me. Sincerely David L Aten, Sr
Added by David L Aten Sr on May 03, 2016 9:52 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 88098117

I sent you some edits on February 21 for Mary Luella Wheeling.

Find A Grave Memorial# 88098117

I notice on your profile page you say "Unless I have some way to contact you to verify, I won't make changes to memorial pages."

What do you need from me in order for you to agree to the edits I sent you?

Added by CHANDLER on Mar 03, 2016 1:49 PM
I have asked for an edit to connect Martha Price and
John W. Price. Martha was my 2nd great grandfather's sister.
Added by leslie on Feb 15, 2016 6:40 AM
Millard Merrell 1890-1976 #31115760
Hi Corky, Please update my paternal grandfather's information with the following:

Additional siblings:
Ray Merrell 1892-
Floyd Merrell 1901-1959

Louise Merrell Barmore 1915-1988
Charles Everett Merrell 1917-1993 (my father)
Walter Clinton Merrell 1922-1996

Let me know if you have questions. Thank you.

Added by Becky on Feb 07, 2016 12:02 PM
Millard Merrell 1890-1976
Hello. Is it possible to transfer Millard Merrell's site to me? He was my paternal grandfather. Thank you.
Added by Becky on Jan 03, 2016 3:54 PM
Edward Forrest
Thank you for making the requested change to Edward's memorial. I appreciate it.

Valerie Williams
Added by Valerie on Oct 18, 2015 6:56 PM
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