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Ed Smith (#47100545)
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I have met many wonderful people on Find A Grave. Thanks to all the contributors for all you have done and continue to do. Thanks everyone for all the suggested corrections, and extra information provided to me.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of individuals who do not understood that we are volunteers, who have been rude, who have been otherwise abusive or who have been frankly bizarre. Because of this, I will follow the Find A Grave guidelines. It is about the hunt, not the numbers. But dealing with some of the Find A Grave members and interlopers, I have learned to follow the guidelines.

I am always happy to to update or correct memorials but PLEASE use the "EDIT" tab on individual memorials to suggest information corrections or additions. This sends a direct link to the memorial as well as your own profile page. If a request is left on my profile page it will be ignored and deleted. I just don't have the time to search for the individual memorial and then make the update.

If you discover that I have made a mistake or created a duplicate later than one you created, please use the Edit tab and send me the correction and I will delete the duplicate immediately. And please be nice. A simple request is all I ask. I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible, but I am human and I will make mestakes.

I will only transfer listings of one's direct relatives within four generations as defined in Find A Grave Guidelines. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. Consider using the Virtual Cemetery feature. It's an easy way to collect all of your ancestors either in one big VC or you can have several VCs for various family lines.

What calls us to find the ancestors? It goes beyond a simple curiosity. We are taken over, compelled, as if possessed by something bigger than us that is begging to be revealed. There is one of us in most every family, called to be the scribe. I am but one of the many in the long line of storytellers of our clan. Like others I am called to gather and assemble the ancestorsóto breathe life back into them as far back as we can reach. We take what we find and chronicle the facts of their existence, remembering their names and who they were and what they did. They are the sum of who we are, for without them, we would not exist. We greet those who came before us, restoring their place in the familial line. We scribe their stories and their histories. We search for them in public libraries, county records, and weed-filled or well-kept cemeteries. We comb through yellowed newspapers, family archives, and lovely old letters and photo albums. We find them! And in finding themówe find ourselves.
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57636867 Mae Mary Markham Wasson
57633112 Wilfred N Markham

I am hoping you have more info on the above memorials. On hers it mentions friend is it a life partner?

Do you know why they came out to CA?

Thanks, Heather
Added by Heather on Aug 29, 2015 10:44 PM
Armstrong History
Transfer Request
Here is the info from the email I rec'd:
Find A Grave contributor Ed Smith has transferred the Find A Grave memorial for Wesley Barry to your account.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:
Added by Armstrong History on Aug 29, 2015 6:44 PM
Armstrong History
Wesley Barry
Hi In my request to transfer this memorial, you may have deleted it my mistake? It is no longer on the website and all the info is gone. Can you advise about the mistake? Thanks.
Added by Armstrong History on Aug 29, 2015 6:43 PM
John Reedy's burial site(s)
Sorry for the triple postings. I do not know how to delete two of them. Here is the 2nd part of my intended post: Can you tell me who or what the inquiry was, re: John Reedy's grave and what your reply was? Also, John Reedy was my great great grand-father and is indeed buried in La Grange.
From his obituary in the 15 March, 1875 issue of the STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, we learned of his service to the community in various elected positions. His headstone in the St. Louis Cemetery, LA Grange, and a duplicate monumental marker in the St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Modesto attests to the esteem in which he was held by the citizens of that county.
Added by Julie on Aug 27, 2015 5:08 PM
John Reedy burial site(s)
Dear Ed,
Re: this post on John Reedy's grave page---
"Hello, Glenda:
I am familiar with the second site and marker for John Reedy. My information came from the California Genealogical Society and burial permits and records for St. Stanislaus Cemetery in Modesto. I believe the second site at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in La Grange may have been for posterity's sake, but I've not seen records proving this belief. It seems there are two physical burial sites for the same person.

With regard to the address: can you be slightly more specific? In what city? "----
Added by Julie on Aug 27, 2015 4:55 PM
Beverly Myers
Find A Grave Memorial #57527745

I believe this is my cousin, MAE DEAN CRAWFORD,
B: 5/5/1937, D: 8-25-1939 Modesto, CA
Her father was F.A.G. Memorial #133979751
Her mother was F.A.G. Memorial #133979892

They lived in Portales, Roosevelt, NM on 4-1-1935 and was in Strathmore, Tulare, CA on 1940 census, so I am not sure where she was born.

There is not a photo of the grave of Mae Dean, or even if there is a marker .. but our family has always recorded her as Mae Dean.

Thank you so much for your assistance on this. More importantly, thank you for ALL you do on the Find A Grave website. Researchers like myself, are thrilled to find our relatives.
Added by Beverly Myers on Aug 24, 2015 9:17 PM
J.D. Larimore
Thank you very much Ed, for the transfer of his memorial. I've transferred all the data I'd posted on my duplicate memorial & deleted the dup memorial. The transfer was much appreciated.
Added by J.D. Larimore on Aug 12, 2015 9:26 AM
Sharon C.
RE: Peter Jacobson #57569070
I'm looking at Lars and Johanna Jacobson and their family. Peter Nathaniel and Dora Thea Jacobson Beck are buried in the same site. I think that March 1917 might be a date when "P.N. Jacobson" purchased the sites because Dora died in 1918. I have Peter's obit for 1948. Dora was my grandfather's first wife, so I've looking into them. But obviously your decision. I don't have the cemetery records to review.
Added by Sharon C. on Aug 11, 2015 6:24 PM
Stanislaus Vietnam Vets
You might want to add 104025179 to your Virtual List. Working on this family.
Added by WeShallMeetThem on Aug 02, 2015 6:37 PM
Thanks for the transfer
Thanks very much for the transfer of our great grandparents Elizabeth & Tip Siegman. 57318460 & 57318461
Added by vaughn on Jul 16, 2015 5:06 PM
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