Hi Find-a-grave friends, you may notice that many of the memorials I created were transferred to Kathy G. with both her and find-a-grave administrator permission.
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Thanks to those find-a-gravers who posted memorials and pictures of my own family's headstones in Columbus. Linda ***** Kindly remember: " the goal is not to "own" every memorial of those to whom you are related. The ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it
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I am researching my friend's great grandfather, Isadore Abrams, #113867713. On his findagrave entry, you mentioned his mother having the surname LaCroix, which is the name that my friend also provided to me. However I have not found any record of "LaCroix" existing outside of your entry. Do you have any idea where you sourced that info from? I realize you have posted thousands of names, but I figured I would try asking. Thanks!
Grave Photo Request Linda: please insert gravestone photo from memorial #68338917, Geraldine M. Virgo Pathe to her husband, Antone Peter Pathe's, memorial page at #156646311. Tony died very recently on January 6, 2016. Thank you, Niece Nancy Foye-Cox
Hart Ellis Fisher On Hart Ellis Fisher's page, contributor #47141339 shared Hart's birth information. I would like to contact that contributor to find the source of that information. How do I make contact? Hart Ellis Fisher is my husband's great-great-grandfather. I have never been able to find anything about his birth, other than he was born in Vermont. Thank you for any help you can give me. Please leave a message on my contributor page. Charlene Fisher
from "A Standard History of Lorain County" by Geo Frederick Wright;
J. H. Calkins. For about three-quarters of a century the Calkins family has been substantially identified with Lorain County. They have been known as energetic and successful farmers, as loyal and public spirited citizens, and as people who have carried more than their individual burdens in the affairs of the community. Of the second generation in Lorain County is J. H. Calkins, whose fine home and farm is located near Kipton in Camden Township. He was born in Huntington Township of Lorain County, April 5, 1866, a son of Nathan and Sarah (Cook) Calkins, and a grandson on the paternal side of Archer Calkins, who died soon after he brought his family to Lorain County from New York State, and on the maternal side a grandson of William W. Cook. William W. Cook, a native of New York State, came to Camden Township in Lorain County in 1832 and was one of the pioneers, only two or three families having preceded him to that locality. He acquired his land direct from the government, and spent his life as a practical farmer. He cleared up with his own labor a large acreage, and built and lived for a number of years in a log house. Nathan Calkins was born in New York State in 1816 and died in 1897. He was married in Lorain County in 1858 to Miss Cook, who was born in Camden Township in 1837 and died in 1911. Nathan Calkins was twenty-one years of age when he came to Lorain County in 1837. He had been educated in New York State, and on arriving in Lorain County assumed the heavy responsibilities of a pioneer farmer. He started out in the midst of the wilderness, bought a tract of land, and finished clearing it up and developing it before he left it. His home for twenty-five years was in Huntington Township, after which he moved to Camden Township and after about eighteen months of retirement bought a farm and started over again the work of improvement and development. He burned brick on his own land, and that brick was molded into the structure of a beautiful two-story home which is still standing and for years has been one of the model farm houses of Camden Township. Nathan Calkins before his death had acquired the ownership of 517 acres of land, and all of it was the direct result of his labor and intelligent management. While regarded as one of the wealthiest men of the township he was equally noted for his kindly interest in the community and his progressive spirit. He was a republican and his wife was a member of the Baptist Church. To their union were born seven children, and the five now living are: Nathan Webster, who is unmarried and lives on a farm in Camden Township; J. H. Calkins; William W., a farmer in Camden Township; Reuben, who is unmarried and is a Camden Township farmer; and Frank J., a farmer in Camden Township. J. H. Calkins grew up in a home of plenty and of liberalizing influences and high ideals. He secured an education in the township schools and was trained to a life of industry on his father's farm. He remained with his father an active assistant in the management.
(info provided by Msmith # 47320929)
Family links: Parents: Nathan Calkins (1818 - 1897) Sarah Cook Calkins (1836 - 1911)
Spouse: Sarah E. Calkins (1867 - 1940)*
Siblings: Nathan Webster Calkins (1859 - 1941)* James H. Calkins (1866 - 1935) William Whitney Calkins (1869 - 1946)* Reuben Calkins (1870 - 1950)* Frank Jay Calkins (1887 - 1958)*
Burial: Camden Cemetery Kipton Lorain County Ohio, USA Plot: Section A - 62D West
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Maintained by: KeepsakeQuilter Originally Created by: LindaB Record added: Aug 15, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 40683726 So fresh and so clean.
Sewell n kendall It s appears you were the originator of this grave? I would like to thank you for the head stone notes added to the memorial. Without these notes I would have never found his likeness stored away in the Oberlin archives. Thanks much Sewells ancestor Charles Kendall