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Elkv42 (#47098971)
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Bio Photo I have made many memorials for very, very distant relatives (and some non-relatives) gleaned from death records and obituaries. I will be more than happy to transfer management of any memorial closer than mine, just let me know the relationship.

I also welcome any corrections to my records, as no one is perfect, myself included, but please include a source with your correction.

Feel free to use any photos I've taken of headstones, but please give me credit for the picture, as it was dang hot when I traipsed through some of those bramble and poison ivy infested plots... LOL.

Additionally, many thanks to those contributors that were gracious enough to transfer the memorials for my close family members, outside of the FAG guidelines, even though they were not obligated to do so.
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Melissa Stickles
RE: oops
LOL! Yes, the town of Columbia in Herkimer Co. changes into the town of Richfield, Otsego Co. right in the area of the cemetery. There are no signs indicating this but if you know the area well enough, you'd know. Otherwise, you would have no clue! :) You drive in and out of Herkimer County and Otsego County a couple of times on the same road before you are actually in Otsego County far enough for it to remain Otsego County.
Added by Melissa Stickles on Jul 30, 2015 3:46 PM
Cinders
RE: Clarence Filkins # 16085242
I will return and look again. The photo is helpful. It appears the headstone is overgrown and easy to overlook. Stay tuned.
Added by Cinders on Jul 30, 2015 9:39 AM
Melissa Stickles
RE: Richfield Hill Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
Richfield Hill Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery is actually in the town of Richfield, Otsego County but I can see why someone would think it's in Herkimer County because it is pretty much on the boarder of the 2 counties. People buried there could of been from Herkimer County or Otsego County depending on which way down the same road they lived. I assume most people buried there were from that particular area as it is quite isolated out in the country...hope this helps :)
Added by Melissa Stickles on Jul 29, 2015 7:40 PM
New York Historian
RE: James Rider
Never had problem with the wording and the age is just an estimate when you subtract the year of death and and the age. Better to have an age on the memorial than nothing at all.
Added by New York Historian on Jul 01, 2015 3:51 PM
New York Historian
RE: James Rider
No, I use that wording on all memorials I enter.
Added by New York Historian on Jul 01, 2015 9:06 AM
New York Historian
RE: James Ryder
I need to look at the transcription again. If you say he was born elsewhere, add it to his memorial
Added by New York Historian on Jun 26, 2015 12:42 PM
 

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