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Mark Persons (#47050163)
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Let me start by saying that I do VERY MUCH appreciate anyone who has taken their time to enter memorials in this wonderful system. Without your contribution this system would not be as wonderful as it is today. If you are one of the great photographers that waits for the perfect light and gets down on their knees to take that close up shot I applaud you and than you for your hard work!

Something I have learned poking around here for a while now. It is pointless to enter thousands and thousands of memorials if you are not going to respond to update requests so the data you have entered is accurate. There is no badge of honor for keying in pages of cemetery books only to ignore correction and linkage requests for the individuals you have entered. If you are going to support this project please respond to the update requests quickly or transfer the memorial to the requestor so that they can make the updates. They obviously have been doing some research for a reason. Please don't be a roadblock here.

I normally post SAC update requests sent to me in 2 weeks. If the memorial has not been updated in that time send me another SAC request please because it is a good indication I probably missed or did not get your first request.

Another thing I have learned is it helps to park your emotions and hot buttons at the door. We are all here to support this project and help it grow and develop. Sometimes it is easy to loose sight of that common goal. If you are easily offended by a simple request or find that you begin to take feedback too personally try to remember this is a community and not just your own playground. For this place to work we all have to work together and that requires some tolerance from everyone involved.

I have been working my family tree for more than 30 years. Lost all my computer data and working to rebuild my files. Family names of PERSONS, BADER, COX, NEIMAN, SUTTON, EMERY, AUMBERIC, GUTTING, RAU, VanWORMER, and others.
Son of the American Revolution.
Photographer, Geocacher, and Waymarker.

Remember to back up your data! and ALWAYS have FUN!
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Kizzie
Costello Headstone
Hi Mark - Check out Mary Costello's headstone in the Merrill cemetery. Saw this when I was looking for photo requests and recognized the last name. Could this be Anna's mother? Sheryl
Added by Kizzie on Apr 20, 2014 12:28 AM
Kizzie
Persons Headstone Requests
Hi Mark - I did a little more digging regarding the Persons headstone photos you requested. I found a "Juli Person", "wife of Orrin", "died 6-14-1885" in Block 25 ... I think she may be your July Persons. Will go in search of her soon. Maybe Ida and Infant will be in the same area. Sheryl
Added by Kizzie on Apr 12, 2014 1:24 AM
Garry Piiparinen
Wm. Clay
I did not see William's name in the cemetery record, just Annie M. Clay. The plot is large enough for him to be buried in her plot, but there is no marker or stone. Any suggestions you would like me to pursue?
Added by Garry Piiparinen on Mar 16, 2014 9:35 PM
chris
RE: Mary Persons
Hi Mark,

I still wish you would take down the spouse link, because it isn't correct. He was cheating on his wife with her. That doesn't make them common law marriage. He was still married to his wife, who outlived him and is in his will as well, and you can't be married to two people at once. On your page you describe yourself as sticking to facts and I just think you are totally going against your own principles here. This is meant as no disrespect towards you. You have done wonderful genealogical work. However, listing Mary Persons as Jones Ordway's wife is so wrong.
Added by chris on Mar 06, 2014 3:16 PM
Phyllis C. Stehm
Louisa Badger updated
All Done.
Added by Phyllis C. Stehm on Mar 02, 2014 8:14 PM
Sue Tanner
Mina Low
Hi Mark, I just sent an Edit for her--the inscription on her marker. Thought you would like to know. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Feb 21, 2014 10:17 PM
Elaine Pregent
Photo of Grave
Hi,

I will go to the cemetery as soon as the snow has melted. More coming tomorrow so I am hoping spring will be here soon.

Elaine
Added by Elaine Pregent on Feb 15, 2014 9:32 PM
chris
jones ordway
Though Mary Persons was Jones Ordway's mistress and companion, she was not his spouse. It would be better to not list it that way, since its not really true. Just letting you know, because I have people writing to me questioning it and I can't really blame them. I don't agree with listing her as his spouse either.
Added by chris on Feb 07, 2014 9:52 AM
chris
Mary Persons
Hi Mark, I am the person who created the memorial for Mary Persons, mistress of Jones Ordway. I have had some people writing to me stating that Mary Person was not the spouse of Jones Ordway, and they are correct, as Jones and Mary were never married. I didn't create that family link though, so I can't change it.
Added by chris on Feb 07, 2014 9:46 AM
chris
Mary Persons
Hi Mark, I am the person who created the memorial for Mary Persons, mistress of Jones Ordway. I have had some people writing to me stating that Mary Person was not the spouse of Jones Ordway, and they are correct, as Jones and Mary were never married. I didn't create that family link though, so I can't change it.
Added by chris on Feb 07, 2014 9:46 AM
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