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Lucy (#47025941)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since I was a young girl, so I have acquired an extensive amount of documents and photos. And I am delighted Findagrave, has allowed all of us to have a free memorial page for each of our ancestors and has turned it into a valuable genealogical site. I am happy to share and record valuable data and photos on findagrave so they will not be forgotten and hidden in boxes where no one has access to them. So far I have added over 500 photos, and now I see most of them being copied and used in family trees on ancestry.com and other historical databases. Since all of my photos have been cropped—fixed, etc., before being posted, I KNOW that I am the original source, so please give me credit,and I would appreciate a note and even a thank you when you use my data and photos. Also findagrave.com, should be given credit. I want to thank everyone who is dedicated to findagrave and for sharing and giving lots of time and research and money, to this valuable site.

For the most part, I have posted memorials and photos of relatives and ancestors. See my Virtual Cemeteries for my families. Also,I encourage others to add to findagrave, take photos, request photos and honor relatives with memorials.

Please let me know if I've made an error in any part of my postings. I welcome additions and photos you may have I have not had much luck transferring memorials when the new owner isn't interested in "maintaining them." As a true remembrance to loved ones, I will add more photos,stories, obituaries, documents, etc. to memorials as I find them. This is a work in progress.

"The Chosen" Author Unknown
"We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve…. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen….. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."

I have made many new friends from this great site. People who want to walk around cemeteries are an amazing group. I have many stories about the terrific people and incredible data I have received from people who look at or work on this site. For example, there was question about the death date of an ancestor. Finally, a wonderful person wrote to me about an ancestor's grave site, which had no tombstone, and she asked if I wanted her to post a picture of the "grassy spot." where he was located. My answer was yes and, so she put a flag in the middle of the spot and posted the picture. Then she asked if I wanted a copy of the obituary that she had found. I was elated and after receiving it, I learned why the death dates was questionable. The family left him on the ranch and went on vacation for a month, and when they returned they found he had died on the front porch—so when did he die?

Thank all of you who have added to findagrave, to my memorials and to my genealogical findings. God bless you!

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Beverly Johnston
RE: Wetzels
I have transferred all the Wetzels to you now.
Added by Beverly Johnston on Apr 18, 2014 12:56 PM
Beverly Johnston
RE: Wetzels
Hi Lucy,
I am in the process of transferring them to you. I just transferred John Wetzel to you but I found his obituary and add it to his memorial. Now you have some information on him and it has some of the other Wetzels I will be transferring. I hope this helps you figure out where they are in your tree.

Beverly
Added by Beverly Johnston on Apr 17, 2014 3:37 PM
Beverly Johnston
RE: Wetzels
Do you want me to transfer all the Wetzels I have to you?
Added by Beverly Johnston on Apr 16, 2014 12:55 PM
A R
RE: Wiley Harmon
You are very welcome
Added by A R on Apr 16, 2014 1:02 AM
William Woodburn
RE: Shoemak
You're very welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by William Woodburn on Apr 06, 2014 4:14 PM
Sandra Tucker
Wm Holderness Family
Hello again Lucy. I'm just now working on this family tree this week. Thank you MUCH for all the info / photos. Please feel free to make corrections and comments on my efforts on ancestry.com GreenGrassofSummer family tree. FYI. Wm and Maggie Holderness Sr. only had 3 children on 1880 KS census. John Edward Holderness b 1873-1951 back in Iowa (not KS or NE) is son of Wm Walter & Maggie (from Ireland) Holderness, Wm Sr's uncle. Hope this finds you well and happy. Sandra in Arizona
Added by Sandra Tucker on Apr 05, 2014 3:38 PM
Becca
RE: Kittler tombstone Pic
You're very welcome! Salome is in one of my favorite sections to work in; almost all the stones there are "city-issue stones" like hers, and I enjoy locating and clearing them off a bit so they can be remembered. Our ground isn't quite as thawed out as I'd hoped, so I couldn't clear her off as much as I'd have liked, unfortunately.

Have a lovely weekend!
~'Becca
Added by Becca on Mar 27, 2014 10:42 PM
Gwen
Knights of Phytias photo
I just wanted to let you know that I have used your photo of the Knights of Phytias cemetery and attached it to my Simeon M Booker on my ancestry.com family tree, with attribution to you and Find a Grave. Thanks very much for posting it! Gwen
Added by Gwen on Mar 05, 2014 12:50 PM
Kathleen Boyd
Henry Harvey Hamlin #74599913
Re: my above 3rd cousin 4x removed (yeah, not really close), I will be using the drawing of him (which is wonderful) and headstone photos. I do always try to credit findagrave, but generally don't credit person maintaining the memorial. I understand your frustration, not so much about the headstone photos as that's why I posted them, but regarding the family photos I post on line - especially ones I post on ancestry that are downloaded by someone and then reposted. That is just plain duplicitous as they can just so much easily attach them. Just found some of my grandparents that unknown folks have reposted and I know I am the only one with a copy. I've decided to start taking them to task for it by posting comments.

Unfortunately, in the beginning I did not credit as well as I should have as I was just doing it for me and not public. Trying to correct as I find them. Lastly, I especially love the headstone photo by Lynn Scheets with all the flowers!
Added by Kathleen Boyd on Dec 06, 2013 5:20 AM
Tiffany Proctor Knighton
Stark
Thanks for the link :)

Tiffany
Added by Tiffany Proctor Knighton on Oct 17, 2013 9:58 AM
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