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Lorie (#47111424)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo The Key To Any Puzzle Is Laying Down The First Piece...... ~Lorie

That is my philosophy when it comes to my FAG contributions.

In my travels, I have seen many different methods, processes and preferences among the FAG members and everyone is entitled to the way they do things - as long as it is historically sound. I am a 30 year data integrity nut and also a family history freak. Find a Grave is my NIRVANA!!!
Personally, I love data mining and enjoy scouring large (I mean LARGE) lists of cemetery & burial records, scouring and scrubbing, and then posting. I have a low tolerance for onesy-twosy memorial creations simply because there are so many of them out there and I ain't gettin' any younger.

Like so many other folks, I came to FAG looking for my family members and thanx to the generosity of others, I was able to locate alot of family. That is where my philosophy and my methods come from when I create memorials. If I can give someone at least a starting point on their family, then I have done good. To those folks who dig and dig to find every tidbit of information I applaud you for it that's just not my cup of tea.

So, remember, everyone has their own way of contributing to this great site and should never be made to feel inferior because they don't do it the same way you do. As long as it's right

If you have a correction or find a duplicate, let me know(and please be patient for results).
If you want to "own" it, just ask (include all numbers)
And if you think that I haven't added enough information byte me
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L. Forbes
FAG Edits
Hi Lorie, happy thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. I have submitted lots of Edits to Find A Grave, would you please check them out.
Thanks so much,
L Forbes
Added by L. Forbes on Nov 20, 2015 4:21 AM
L. Forbes
Francis J. Swank
Memorial# 37550201
h/o Sara Havens
(SWANK Sarah E. ~ nee Havens)
w/o Francis mar 13 Sep 1866
not found in 2000 rewalk
Death Date 1880

L Forbes
Added by L. Forbes on Nov 14, 2015 8:50 AM
L. Forbes
Herman Bliven
Memorial# 37550161

Should be Hiram Wilson Bliven

s/o Nathan W. Bliven, Conn. & Lucinda Wheelock, Conn.

Forks of the Rivers

Thank you,
L Forbes
Added by L. Forbes on Nov 14, 2015 7:16 AM
Deborah Owens-Smith
J H Mendenhall Buried Bigbee Cemetery
- Obituary -
Honey Grove Signal, August 10, 1894

Last Thursday evening during the terrible thunder storm Mr. James Mendenhall, a farmer living near Monkstown was struck and instantly killed by lightning. We failed to learn particulars further than that the gentleman was returning from Honey Grove with a load of lumber, and was overtaken by the storm. A few miles from home the electric current struck him while he was standing on the load of lumber, killing him instantly and setting his clothes on fire.

TXFannin GenWeb #: 016010

Deborah (Owens) Smith
Added by Deborah Owens-Smith on Oct 09, 2015 12:16 PM
Deborah Owens-Smith
Robert Owens in Bigbee Cemetery
Per my family research Robert is the son of Eligah Owens (49064513) and Martha Owens (49064500). They had seven sons: William (buried in Bigbee) Willis, Henry, Samuel A (buried in Bigbee), John (buried in Bigbee) Robert (buried in Bigbee) and Milton.
Added by Deborah Owens-Smith on Oct 09, 2015 12:03 PM
Bartlett, Potter, Taft Decendant
Thank you!!!!
Wow, Thank you for your amazing contributions! You ARE appreciated!
Added by Bartlett, Potter, Taft De... on Aug 13, 2015 1:54 AM
Thanks for the laugh
Love your attitude about Find A Grave and entry. I will research my family. It is confusing enough. I take pictures for others. Go in and add dates for myself and other memorial creators. I do not want to mess up someone's memorial because I think I understand.

Your bio summed it up for me.
Added by Laurie on Aug 10, 2015 10:41 PM
Burial Site for Catherine Frances Hanson
Hello, I am so impressed by your dedication to preserving records and helping people find their family members. I was looking for information about a woman named Catherine Frances Hanson, born in Washington about 1920 and married to my great-uncle, William Amos in 1939 (he passed in 1944 at age 22). I'm not related to her, but while trying to fill out my family record wondered about her life after the tragedy of losing her husband so young. My search showed the Catherine Hanson burial you listed on Find A Grave. Unfortunately there are no dates listed for birth or death. Is there a way to find out what the dates are? Thanks for your help, Roxane Stafford
Added by roxane on Jul 29, 2015 10:04 PM
Samuel A Owens
Your entry # 37549150 seems to be the same as entry # 98031679. Can these be merged?
Thank you,
Added by LEMendy on Jul 21, 2015 9:09 AM
Barbara Gray
RE: George Gray, 1855-1878, Black Rock, AR
Hi Lorie,

Thank you for replying to our request for information about George Gray. Since contacting you, our search has taken us in a little different direction. We were looking for a P. George Gray, and now have conflicting data suggesting his first and second initials were P.P., based on his marriage certificate. His mother lived in Black Rock at the time of her death in 1910, and we thought she was buried there. But not so. She was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Pocahontas. In her family plot, there are several illegible markers, so we are having to wonder if those might be her missing husband, R M Gray, and son, P P Gray. The Masonic Cemetery contact said their records prior to 1900 are lost, so we can only wonder now. Again, what you are doing is such a tremendous service to families trying to understand their heritage. Thank you again!
Added by Barbara Gray on Jun 23, 2015 9:25 PM
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