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Laura Aanenson (#47083735)
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Bio Photo My interest in Find A Grave began while researching my family history. After creating memorials for my ancestors and extended family, I added information from obituaries in old extant newspapers.

For the past few years my focus has been on taking headstone photos. I am currently playing catch-up, editing and adding pictures I took in 2015 and 2016.

Like you, I am a volunteer. I participate in this labor of love because I believe it's an important part of our history.

I will gladly update any memorial in my care with a sourced request. Simply share a few details about how you know something to be true when you submit an edit (using the edit tabs please).

Inside voices and good manners are very much appreciated.

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acybersleuth
RE: Elaine M Anderson Embretson
Thank you!
Added by acybersleuth on Nov 30, 2016 8:23 PM
MJM
RE: Margaret Reitz
The 1860 census for Fred and Catherine Fraley list daughter Margaret, age 13. It wasn’t until fall of 2015 when I was able to do research in Eau Claire on her sister Adda that I found her married name in Adda’s obituary. Meant to go to Black River Falls this summer to do research but a cancer diagnosis and chemo kept me at home. I requested Margaret’s death certificate from the Wis. Vital Records, but have not received it yet. I can send info from it when I receive it. Want to say a huge thank you to you for adding Margaret and Charles to Find A Grave – I looked for them last fall and of course had no luck; was delighted to see them when I looked again earlier this month. Thank you so much.
Added by MJM on Nov 28, 2016 12:44 PM
Laura J. Stewart
RE: Roland C Slater
I have added photo of WWII Draft Registration Card to his memorial for proof of his middle name. Also if you open the photo his birth & death dates are there also. Thanks!
Added by Laura J. Stewart on Nov 28, 2016 6:10 AM
acybersleuth
RE: Elaine M Anderson Embretson
That would be fine, thanks!
Added by acybersleuth on Nov 27, 2016 6:31 PM
acybersleuth
RE: Elaine M Anderson Embretson
First of all, I am a cousin and that is how her name appears in online family trees by closer family on Ancestry.com.

Regarding "in writing" proof, there is her entry in The Minnesota Birth Index database, a copy of which is online at Ancestry.com; the transcription of her entry lists her name as Elaine Marion Anderson. That entry links to a search screen at a web page for The Minnesota Historical Society at this URL: http://search.mnhs.org/?brand=people

Let me see if I can copy the transcription for you (see below); or if you rather, let me know and I can email you a jpeg copy.

***********************************************
Web: Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934
Birth, Marriage & Death

Name
Elaine Marion Anderson

Mother
Pascal

Father
Anderson

Birth
3 Oct 1924 - Hennepin

Birth certificate #1924-46513
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Best Regards to you!
Added by acybersleuth on Nov 26, 2016 7:23 PM
Ginny (Womack) Howard
Maria Krotz #14500170
Please enter information that she wed George Boyd on 28 June 1902 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL per the following source:

George Boyd
Illinois Marriages
Name George Boyd
Spouse's Name Maria Krotz
Event Date 28 Jun 1902
Event Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Citing this Record
"Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2GX-SGJ : 29 December 2014), George Boyd and Maria Krotz, 28 Jun 1902; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,030,339.

Thank you so much!
Ginny (Womack) Howard (also a findagrave.com member)
Added by Ginny (Womack) Howard on Nov 26, 2016 12:43 PM
B.A.Smith
RE: William Huizenga
Laura, I'm not sure which facts I submitted for that particular memorial, so I'll list for all:

- Christian Reformed Church Records (parents, spouse, birth and marriage dates - some images, some transcriptions)
- Birth Record (actual image from county book listing - birth date and place, parents' names)
- Marriage Record (actual record from county book listing - spouse, marriage date)
- Michigan Birth and Death Indices (birth and death dates and places)
- Department of Veteran's Affairs Death Index (birth and death dates)
- Obituary for Gerrit Huizenga (parents names)
- All Federal Census Records, 1900-1940 (spouse, parents' names, supports approximate birth date and place)
Added by B.A.Smith on Nov 22, 2016 9:28 AM
Mary Schatz
RE: Olaf Anderson
Laura - sorry I didn't provide this. The information comes from the Illinois Death Index on ancestry. The link is http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=FrM1&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&gss=angs-g&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=Olaf&gsfn_x=0&gsln=Anderson&gsln_x=0&MSAV=1&msddy=1931&msdpn__ftp=Illinois&cp=0&catbucket=rstp&pcat=ROOT_CATEGORY&h=879730&recoff=7%208%2051%2079&db=FSIllinoisDeath&indiv=1&ml_rpos=1.
But I noticed my edit gives a strange birthplace. The record gives the birthplace as Lund, Sweden. I'm not sure where the name on the edit came from unless my finger slipped on the drop down. He died at the Chicago State Hospital. I'm working on a state hospital project. Chicago State Hospital death records show they died in Norwood Park Township. Let me know if you have any other questions.

I also thank you for all the work you do on findagrave. Many hands working together for the good of all.
Added by Mary Schatz on Nov 20, 2016 9:25 PM
Ginny (Womack) Howard
George Boyd #145001369
Thank you for creating his memorial. I have the backup info. for their marriage (Maria & George and date of marriage:

George Boyd
Illinois Marriages
Name George Boyd
Spouse's Name Maria Krotz
Event Date 28 Jun 1902
Event Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Citing this Record
"Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2GX-SGJ : 29 December 2014), George Boyd and Maria Krotz, 28 Jun 1902; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,030,339.
Thank you,
Ginny (Womack) Howard
Added by Ginny (Womack) Howard on Nov 13, 2016 10:00 AM
Ginny (Womack) Howard
Maria Boyd (#145001370)
Laura,

Here is the backup information for Maria Boyd who died on 11 May 1967. It lists her mothers maiden name of Heinzelman and her mothers married name is Krotz, sometimes spelled Kroetz.

Maria Boyd
Illinois, Cook County Deaths
Name Maria Boyd
Event Type Death
Event Date 11 May 1967
Event Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States
Address 4339 N Oakley Avenue
Gender Female
Age 85
Marital Status Widowed
Race White
Occupation Housewife
Birth Date 02 Jul 1881
Birthplace , , Germany
Burial Date 13 May 1967
Burial Place Norwood, , Illinois
Cemetery Acacia Park
Father's Name Theodore Krotz
Mother's Name Christina Heinzelman
Entry Number 33098


Citing this Record
"Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MX-2Z69 : 17 May 2016), Maria Boyd, 11 May 1967; citing Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference , record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm .


Thank you,
Ginny (Womack) Howard
Added by Ginny (Womack) Howard on Nov 12, 2016 8:56 AM
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