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Del Groves (#47084264)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my families since 2000 which consist primarily of (paternal) Fortney, Groves & Summers and (maternal) Armstrong, Boylen & Fawley.

The majority of memorials I have created are of my relatives. However, I have created some memorials for unrelated folks whose headstones I just happened to photograph while visiting a particular cemetery. If I have created a memorial that you'd like transferred to you, please send a note via normal channels under the 'Edit' tab of the memorial with a comment stating your relationship to that person.

Headstone Photos: permission is hereby given to relatives to use my headstone photos for their personal use. You can right click on a photo and select to Save to your computer.

If you are or think you are related to me, please contact me by email and/or visit my website.
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Dan K.
Gladys Knapp

The obituary you provided me for Gladys Knapp's memorial was actually an obituary for Harold Groves.

If you have another obituary you'd like to add to that memorial, I'll be happy to do it for you, or if you'd like for me to add that obituary to another one of the memorials I've created, I can do that also.

Added by Dan K. on Sep 30, 2015 5:26 PM
Willis V & Laura M (Miller) Groves [Riverside Cem]
You may use my photos its nice to get the credit for taking them but not necessary
Added by Coleman on Aug 16, 2015 9:19 AM
Jim Rader
RE: Agnes
Thanks. Madelyn and my mother were 1st cousins. Mom would spend the summer with her grandparents John & Eva Jobes. Madelyn was a couple years older than mom so the "played" together.
Added by Jim Rader on Aug 15, 2015 7:32 AM
Wright and Tanner

The Wright and Tanner memorials you sent edits for were my grandfather's sisters. I actually sent a request to have Ramona's memorial deleted for the time being because she is still alive.
Added by Matt on Apr 22, 2015 7:15 AM
K White
Elihu Summers

I don't have any record for his parents. However, I do records of Mary's parents. I found that her father was John L. Cupp (1809-1880) and Mary Wilhelm (1812-1890). I looked for Elihu's birth records, but I'm sure they were lost in the courthouse fire in Preston County during his lifetime. I don't have any other way of finding out. Although, I did find death records for Mary Wilhelm Cupp; there is no documentation linking her to Mary Frances Cupp Summers.

Hope this helps,
Added by K White on Apr 05, 2015 9:07 PM
K White
Mary Frances Cupp
Hi, I was looking at your bio on Chancy Summer's page, and I noticed you were looking for a more exact death date for Mary Frances Cupp. She is in my grandmother's family bible as dying in 1904, although I don't have any more accurate records of it.
Added by K White on Apr 05, 2015 6:15 PM
Corine Hardman
RE: Virginia Rachel Ringer Fortney #87636033

I added the Ann.

US Find-a-Grave has her as
Virginia Rachel Fortney
Birth 9 Jan 1852 - Preston County, West Virginia, USA
Death 2 Jun 1938 - Valley Point, Preston County, West Virginia, USA

That is where I got the Virginia from. I knew everything else should the Virginia dropped. Also 1852 Preston birth record has her as Virginia Rachel Ann.

The records will drive one crazy - birth, marriage, death etc one person but different names. First and middle names switched.

Added by Corine Hardman on Mar 05, 2015 4:15 PM
Norvell Elliott Miller
Thanks for the correction, I made changes. I don't know how that happened. He was a distant cousin.

John Norvell
Added by Jenorv on Feb 20, 2015 12:51 PM
Summers Davis # 129333360
Thanks for sending the obituary. I have added.
Added by Waucondacarol on Feb 19, 2015 12:24 PM
Martha Neighbors
RE: Norvel James Fortney #12465679
Hello Del!

Mr. Fortney is my wife Oneta (Currence)'s sister Ruth's husband's father. She said that all she remembers about Norvel is that he was the oldest Fortney around.

I just checked on and the West Virginia Vital Research ( website and I could not find any additional info about the individuals you mentioned.

Good luck to you in you research, always, and,

Happy Hunting!

Added by Martha Neighbors on Jan 31, 2015 6:34 PM
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