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.
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
CHARLES J MERRELL FAG #14832225 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
Anson Jones Bell #86529993 Sorry,,, just had a thought. If you live near the cemetery, and might visit it, is there any record in the cemetery office as to who commissioned or arranged for the tombstone. It had to have been done after his death in order to have a death date. I can find no info on him in Yolo County, CA, but records of 1970s not available online. I'd appreciate any ideas you might have. G. Reck #47206933.
Anson Jones Bell #86529993 You added photo of tombstone. Do you have any more info on him? He was my grandmother's eldest brother, who "disappeared" and was assumed dead. He was supposed to be returning home to Big Spring, Howard Co. TX at end of WW I, but never got off the train. Investigation by authorities could not locate him, and he was assumed mugged and tossed from train. His siblings never knew what happened to him. I discovered him by accident, realizing he did perhaps "disappear" but did not die. There's no doubt I've got the right brother.... I've seen his application for SS#, and parents names are correct (Samuel Houston Bell and Laura Ann (Wright) Bell of Callahan, Co. TEXAS) and his birth date is correct according to family Bible. Have no idea why he did not meet his uncle John Wright as promised at train in Big Spring, TX. Very odd. He's in midwest much earlier (census) but never contacted his family again after WW I. Did you take photo only, or do you have some oonnection to him? I am very curious. Gloria Reck #47206933,