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Pat LaCroix (#47053110)
 member for 8 years, 2 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo I accidentally came upon the Find A Grave website! I was amazed at how much new direction it has provided me with on my genealogy search. I started my genealogy research about 30 years ago just as a hobby, but it now has become more of a 2nd occupation for me. I love being able to help people with their research and at the same time it helps me with mine. I have been adding my family members info to FindAGrave in the hope that their story will endure. I try to ensure that the memorials I add are correct! That is one of my pet peeves! I want my memorials to be more than merely a beginning date and an end date in someone's life! I want to paint a broader picture of that person. Since this is a living memorial, I want it to be just that! To show that the person did live, have a family, etc. So, I try to only add a memorial once all the facts have been verified as accurate and when I have a short bio of the person. Sometimes, there is nothing more than a birth date and death date and that is all. If I make a mistake on a memorial, please contact me so that I can edit it and make it correct! I appreciate any and all help in this journey of mine. The people I enter on FindAGrave ARE my family members! I take good care of them, but if anyone has more info on my memorials, I welcome the addition of information. Just send a message on the SAC (Suggest A Correction) for their memorial.
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Re: Herman A. Raab
Sorry about the typo in the previous message. I meant to say "his adoption by Henry Raab".
Added by Susann on Sep 22, 2016 11:15 AM
Herman A. Raab FAG # 104124622
I had already added the information to Herman A. Raab's bio about his birth father Joseph LaCroix and his adoption by Herman Raab. I have added a link in the bio, which is the only way I can link Herman to both fathers.

Regarding changing Lucy Raab's and Herman A. Raab's last names to LaCroix-Raab, as you have requested through the edit tab, I will leave their names as on the markers. Changing them would likely cause duplicates and is actually against Find A Grave's naming conventions, which say "Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio and use the family links."

Added by Susann on Sep 22, 2016 11:03 AM
RE: Margaret A. Smith FAG # 80009696
Hi again, Please check her memorial. This is the Margaret that you are looking for.

Warm regards,
Added by Joan on Sep 16, 2016 11:01 PM
RE: Margaret A. Smith FAG # 80009696

Thank you for the note. I'm sorry that I don't have any other information on Margaret. I will check to see if I can find an obituary for her. Possibly that would help.

Warm regards,
Added by Joan on Sep 16, 2016 10:54 PM
Christopher Donald Conger
RE: Samuel Besse
Thanks for replying back, Pat. Now the memorial that is missing that would be great to have here is that of the husband of Rebecca Blunt Besse, Samuel Besse.
Added by Christopher Donald Conger on Aug 08, 2016 11:19 AM
Joanne Scobee Morgan
Eliza Ann Stanley
The worst thing in life isn't death, it's living with grief. I don't know how those women continued living when they lost so many babies. When my son-in-law passed from a horrible accident, I didn't understand how people walking around could still be smiling when we were hurting so badly. Why would the sun still come up when our world had crashed? My daughter didn't want to go on, but there were 5 children from 4-16, mourning with her, and they already had lost their dad. They couldn't lose her too. That's the only thing that made her keep breathing.
When I'm sad and think I've had an injustice at home I go to the cemetery and sit by the graves in the children's section. I come home feeling very thankful and over whatever it was. Works every time.
Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Jul 22, 2016 10:34 PM
RE: Henry Besse - husband of Keturah Besse
Minerva Stinson is buried to the left of Katurah. Alfred Stinson is buried to the left of Minerva. There is a broken stone to the right of Katurah that could be Henry. Henry and Martha are buried in the row behind them. A stone for Samuel and Charity is in the same row as Henry and Martha.

Added by George on Jun 30, 2016 8:29 PM
Yvonne Prough
RE: Mary Ann Sale grave photo (FAG # 8917055)
Sorry, I do not have a copy of the photo. I have moved so cannot go back and get another. Good luck in you searching.
Added by Yvonne Prough on Jun 22, 2016 12:08 PM
RE: Robert Israel Printy grave picture
Yes that is fine with me! Always happy to help someone out when it comes to making their tree!
Added by emullins93 on Jun 15, 2016 11:03 AM
RE: Henry Besse - husband of Keturah Besse
Minerva Besse Stinson
Added by George on Apr 07, 2016 5:25 PM
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