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Mark Persons (#47050163)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 27 days
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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 thank 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.

Photographers: If you can, take a photo of the grave to the left and the grave to the right of your targeted grave and create a memorial for each if they do not already exist. Your photos are critical for this projects success.

Remember to back up your data! and ALWAYS have FUN!
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Milford R. Persons
Hi there!

My name is Cori Persons Safford from Utah. I was working on my Family History and came upon Louis B. Persons in my tree and I think I may be confused :? I have that Louis B. Persons was married to Mabel M. Persons (b. 1892)with Mabel's parents as Smith Persons and Anna Hill. I also show that they were married in 1915. When reading her Find A Grave record I saw a newspaper article that says she had a son "Milfred." (Find A Grave Memorial# 140756628) Yet it also shows that Mabel's brother Milford (Find A Grave Memorial# 27512117) was married to a "Mabel M. Hill Persons." The birth years aren't the same but I'm confused that Milford's sister and his mother had the same name.

I would love to get this straight :) You have done so much research I can tell so I thought that you could enlighten me!

Any information would be helpful. Thank you so much for your time!!

Have a great day,
Cori Persons Safford
Added by Safford923 on Feb 02, 2016 3:12 PM
Swanner family memorials
I have been researching the Cox family lines and find Margaret Elizabeth "Lizzy" SWANNER married John Henry Cox and had one child, my husbands grandmother prior to Lizzy's death.
You have a memorial #151902345 /Samuel Swanner up. On this memorial you ask for anyone with info on the family to contact you. I have the family on the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census. These census clear up some errors on Find A Grave.
I'll be sending an email to the address connected to your find a grave profile.

Added by Sherry on Jan 29, 2016 4:50 PM
Memorial# 120898392 - Obit in newspaper
The text for this obit is on
Find A Grave Memorial# 120898392

Below is the link to the actual newspaper item.

"Potter Gives Life For Army Service"

Maj. Cramer B. Potter
age 70

St. Petersburg, Florida
The Evening Independent - Dec 24, 1940
Added by Jose on Jan 20, 2016 8:10 AM
Memorial #105782645 & #105780636
The Find A Grave section under FAQ, Membership/Signing In, “What is a photo request?” mentions: “Many cemetery offices will only provide that information (exact grave location to photograph a possible marker) to relatives of the deceased and will not assist photo volunteers with finding the grave location.”

There’s a reason more than 50 requests have not been realized for Woodlawn Cemetery in Green Bay, WI. I suggest you contact the office manager, Mary Lemirande, at (920) 432-6077 or email her at to learn the exact location of Mary Persons #105782645 and Hiram Persons #105780636, especially which Park (section) and names of individuals buried on each side (N,S,E,W) of your individual. Then, go back to your “Request A Photo” and add those “notes” so a photo volunteer can at least take a photo of the grassy plot if no marker is present. The cemetery does not usually have a record if or when a marker was placed at a grave site. Without the specifics, the only other suggestion I have is to remove your request. Thank you!
Added by Bulldog on Dec 28, 2015 6:34 PM
Esther Persons
HI, someone jogged a memory for me today of the lady that worked at the 5 and 10 store in East Jordan.
Would it have been Esther.......Thank You
Added by mourninglory on Nov 26, 2015 1:34 PM
Katherine White
Isabell Avery photo request
Greetings - I fulfilled the photo request for Isabell - she is in Mount Olive cemetery, Newstead, Erie Co., NY. Her husband Richardson (died 1847) is on the same stone. Issue is he is listed as dying elsewhere and has a military marker in that cemetery too. Not sure what you want me to do.
Added by Katherine White on Nov 11, 2015 8:29 AM
Cramer Potter, Royal Palm Cem.
Hi Mark, My husband and myself do a lot of photo requests at Royal Palm Cemetery. We have been trying to locate the grave of Cramer Potter for a while, especially after reading his dedication to our country. We asked in the office and found that his grave is located in Block 347-3-1. We found a Katherine Potter's grave in that vicinity, but sadly have not found Cramer's. There's a possibility that he does not have a grave stone. What we can do is take a photo of the area where his grave is, or you can contact the office at 727-321-6316 and ask to have a marker flag put at Cramer's burial spot. Either way - please let us know so we can either keep an eye out for the marker flag, or take a photo as is.
We really would love to fulfill this photo request.

Paula and Doug Smith
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Nov 06, 2015 1:53 PM
Photo requests for St. Pats, Bay City
I was unable to fill these requests because the office lady is very unhelpful about locating graves. She hates a list so I have found it easiest for the individual who is requesting the photo to find out the location. I have an index of existing tombstones that some nice ladies did for the Bay County GENWEB but that's for the old St. Pats where most burials are from the early 1900s. Sorry!
Added by MaryK on Nov 02, 2015 10:28 AM
Janet Muff
Samuel Pearsons
Hello Mark,

I am going to decline the links you sent for the parents of Samuel Pearsons because I do not link my memorials with people whose burials are unknown.

Janet Muff
Added by Janet Muff on Oct 31, 2015 3:30 AM
Gale Olsson McHale
Tracy at Holy Sepulchre, Rochester, NY
I went to the cemetery this morning and took a photo of Daniel Tracy's headstone which he shares with (who I believe is most likely) his wife, Theresa B and daughter, Rosemary.

When I saw the photo request for Terese M, it didn't make sense that she was born in 1886 and died in 2004 as you have on her memorial. That headstone has 1912-2004 as the dates (as you'll see). I attached my photo of Theresa to the request you posted for Terese (1886-1930) and created a new memorial for Terese (1912-2004). If the latter is actually Daniel's wife or related to them, I will be glad to transfer the memorial I made.

Finally, don't know if they're related either but ... Patrick, Mary, and Margaret Tracy are located in a plot very close to the Tracys you were looking for. I am creating memorials for them as well as posting photos to those memorials.
Added by Gale Olsson McHale on Aug 05, 2015 10:38 AM
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