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Smilydino (#47098476)
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Bio Photo I've been into genealogy for some 50 years and have never lost interest in helping myself and others find their roots. I find it a huge mystery game with many surprising discoveries.

TRANSFER REQUESTS: Please request if you are really a relative and will do something constructive with the memorial. If you are just a close friend, etc., the same goes for you. I will never refuse a request for valid reasons.

CORRECTIONS: additions, & family links when asked but no promises if you just send me an email instead of using the edit link. Use the Edit tab at the top right of memorial, then the Suggest A Correction option. Now we have the auto edit request and permission ability so that makes it easier. You can upload your pictures directly to the memorials, but PLEASE take pride on what you enter. Photos should be carefully composed and submitted with the highest resolution that FAG will accept.

I believe everyone prefers a typed Bio to be entered through the Bio button on the memorial page. If at all possible please transcribe the newspaper Bio and send it through the Edit button rather than attaching a photo of said Bio. I will gladly enter it in the proper location on the memorial.

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Adam Kyle Simpson
I'm a fellow Find A Grave member like you who has recently established a memorial page for Christian Sweitzer who died in 1860. I believe Christian is the brother of Joseph Sweitzer whose memorial page you currently maintain.

I was doing some research at the Oregon Historical Society and found a bio card for Christian Sweitzer which also references a "Jos" as his surviving brother.


capt of str Onward; his brother, Jos, drowned in Santiam r
W ORE 25 F 65, 2:8 and 10 Je 65, 3:5

The bottom wording of the card references two articles from the Weekly Oregonian of 1865 which state the relationship between Joseph and Christian. It would also appear that these possible brothers died from drowning on two seperate occasions, both involving bodies of water. Christian in January 1860 off the coast of northern California during the SS Northerner wreckage; and Joseph in the Santiam River, Oregon in February 1865.

I would be happy to get the article to you once I've accessed the actual microfilm copy of the 1865 issue. I was hoping we could establish a "calcualted relationship" link between the two memorial pages.
Added by Adam Kyle Simpson on Oct 01, 2015 8:53 PM
Ryan Holly
RE: Woodward
Maybe you already know this, but as I was searching
passenger list I ran accross the name Woodward.
Richard Woodward age 45 and his wife Rose Woodward age 50, and two of their children George Woodward age 13 and John Woodward age 13 were listed as passengers on the ship Elizabeth which sailed from Ipswich, Suffolk, mid-April 1634, bound for New England.
Added by Ryan Holly on Sep 22, 2015 11:06 AM
Howard A Sutherland
RE: Wrong headstone photo???
The photo is correct for the grave location. I did not create this memorial(2966565)and I believe it was a result of a transcription error by the creator of that memorial. As part of my documenting of graves at Knoxville National I have created several memorials that share photos of headstones but the name on the memorial is spelled differently. I did this because some one searching for "J.M.Boker" may not look at a memorial listed under the name "J.M.Baker"
Added by Howard A Sutherland on Sep 20, 2015 4:54 PM
James Dearman
RE: Kathryn Jayne Bray Moser #72830980
photos have been removed.

Added by James Dearman on Sep 18, 2015 11:14 AM
Dona (Carr) Mooring
RE: Les C. Curb
As you wish!

Your Sister in Christ,
Dona Carr Mooring
Added by Dona (Carr) Mooring on Sep 17, 2015 1:12 PM
Danette Percifield Cogswell
Peter Cook 1675 - 1713
Peter Cook is my 8th Grandfather. I will be happy to add any info you have on our forefather.
Added by Danette Percifield Cogswe... on Sep 15, 2015 2:28 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Elinor Norman
You and my husband are related:) Elinor goes through his maternal Gothard side.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Sep 10, 2015 11:05 AM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Elinor Norman
:) Give me a memorial number so I can find her. I don't have her in my family tree on
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Sep 09, 2015 3:10 PM
Burrow Family Errors
Memorial #52285493 death certificate indicates T. B. Burrow. This should be R. B. Burrow (Roger Burette Burrow). There was no T. B. Burrow in this family nor one who was born on that date. Clarence Sr. is the brother of R. B. Burrow. My research into the census and marriage records of this family are proof. Future photo collections will hopefully help clarify this further. I will request merging of #52285493 & #11764142 with retaining #11764142 since it was created first. Then you will be able to make the necessary notations to the memorial.
Added by SherB on Sep 07, 2015 1:45 PM
Ryan Holly
RE: Woodward
Added Sarah, William and Betrice Woodward to Fairview Cemetery, Hendricks county, Indiana

Added by Ryan Holly on Sep 05, 2015 1:43 PM
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