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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 9 days
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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 ancestors—to 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 them—we find ourselves.
Catherine (Clemens) Sevenau, Sep 2009
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Dearest Ed

I added you as friend before, so guessing we must be connected somehow? Who knows?
I just sent an edit for a Transfer for A Family Member unless you are Family and prefer Him in your Care.
I wanted to write you to say Thank You for caring for the blue!
Huge Hugs Fellow Find W Graver!! Great Job!!
Thanks Again!!
Added by Kathleen on Sep 27, 2016 4:43 PM
Betty Glazier Whipple
Hattie Lucille Whipple Bauer
Thank you for Hattie's site. I will be adding her to her mom and dad. I'm so glad you do the work and making sites as I would never been able to find her. Your time and hard work is appreciated. Betty Whipple
Added by Betty Glazier Whipple on Sep 12, 2016 2:16 PM
deanna french
Stanislaus; Horace Chamberlin Civil war veteran
May I use the photo that you contributed to the Find A Grave memorial for Horace Chamberlain, to post on the Vermont Civil war site? (

You will receive credit for this. Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Sep 05, 2016 5:36 PM
Knights Ferry Cemetery question
Hello Ed,
I am trying to find locations for my "unknown burial" memorials. I have the spouse of Rev James Bishop 39506970 and have linked her to her husband.

Could she, Naomi Proctor Bishop be with her husband in Knight's Ferry Cemetery?
Her obit in the SF Call has this:
OAKLAND. June 5.— Mrs. Naomi Bishop, a resident of California for forty-seven years and the widow of a pioneer Methodist minister, died last night at the Old Ladies' Home at Alden. Deceased was 90 years old, a native of Maine. The funeral will be held Thursday from the home.
--San Francisco Call, Volume 87, Number 6, 6 June 1900

I'm hoping she is in Knights Ferry as she outlived him. Any info you have is greatly appreciated. I do not want to place her incorrectly.
thank you, Marcialyn
Added by Marcialyn on Sep 05, 2016 12:42 PM
Wanda L
thank you
Hello Ed

Nice to meet you, Thank you very much for all your hard work on Find A Grave,

Added by Wanda L on Sep 01, 2016 2:44 PM
Re: Transfer of Roger Orndoff
Thank you so much for the transfer! Wishing the best in your endeavors! Sincerely, Linda
Added by WindChimes on Aug 24, 2016 9:37 PM
Thank You
Thank you for your assistance and the time you took in helping me.

Happy hunting
Added by pottsancestry on Aug 19, 2016 2:27 PM
steven campbell
RE: Wm
Hi Ed thanks for the heads up I deleted my listing for the wife as yours is more complete. I did not on the husband as someone has listed a photo there and I need their permission first before I delete mine. Thanks again Steve Campbell
Added by steven campbell on Aug 18, 2016 12:17 PM
John E Sisk/Stanislaus County, Ca
John E Sisk was my great uncle. While I had never met him, the story I had heard regarding his suicide was that he used a .22 rifle and shot himself thru the roof of the mouth six times, using a stick to pull the trigger.
Added by JHSisk on Aug 15, 2016 9:05 PM
Lucy Young memorial
Thank you for her edit in family!
Added by JuJu on Aug 04, 2016 7:22 PM
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