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Mamaquilts (#47164329)
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Bio Photo The stone in my photo says it all

"This is Me"

This stone can be found in the Mentor City Cemetery, Mentor Ohio. It is part of a family plot towards the back of the cemetery. There is a main family stone and than this one. It's not the prettiest stone by far but the guy had a sense of humor. I smile everytime I see it.


Now to more Find A Grave stuff.

You know what truly amazes mamaquilts, is the number of people who send her an email stating that the memorial she has created is a duplicate. Then it turns out that the other memorial is a duplicate because it was created after the one that Mamaquilts made. Mamaquilts does report people who purposely create duplicates.

Please use the Edit buttons found on each memorial. They do make is much easier for updates to be done.

Please use the EDIT button for memorial transfers with a statement as to why you want to have the transfer made (family member, friend, military etc). If it falls outside of the Find A Grave rules, mamaquilts has the last say as to whether or not she'll transfer. She is very accommodating with transfers.

Please remember that most of the people here on Find A Grave are volunteers and do have lives out side of this site. Please wait the 30 days for corrections to be done.


UPDATE: Due to personal reasons at times edits might take up to 30 days to get completed. Please wait.

In March of 2014, Mamaquilt's Dad was killed in an accident. If you would like to visit her Dad's memorial you can find it here
Herb Ford

Herb's youtube video, song by Warren Zavon, "Keep me in your heart"
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Gary Boughton
Boughton transfers
Hi Mamaquilts,

Thanks so very much for the Boughton transfers, they are very much appreciated.

Thank You!,

Gary Boughton
Added by Gary Boughton on Feb 28, 2015 11:39 AM
Daphne Maddox
RE: Mutch
Ballingford probably came lack of knowledge from her son-in-law, who was the informant on her death certificate. Everywhere else (in her children's marriage records, for instance, i.e. when she was still alive and when the reporting party was a direct relation, it appears as Ballingall.

I am hot on the trail of the parents, whom I believe to be a George and Agnes (Brownlee) Ballingall who lived in Glasgow at the time of her bith. Lot's of signs pointing to yes on this, but I do have a question out to someone who has already assembled this nuclear family in to see if she can help me decide whether the child of the couple *whose name **is** Agnes and who **is** born within 1 year of what we have here in findagrave, might have married a Stewart boy, had Katherine, and then immigrated to North America.

I can't find the John Nelson Stewart child in any data on this family, at all, by the way. Pretty sure he's an error, because I don't think the parents were even in the North America in time for his birth (or maybe his birth location is the problem). However, I'm pretty sure he's unrelated, if my theory on the parents holds that they married in Glasgow in 1856 (the year before Katherine was born).

I have citations in their wikitree profiles. As I get more comfortable with my "story" I will make sure to state my case on the family to you and Thucidydes so that findagrave can benefit from what I'm learning (if it's valid).
Added by Daphne Maddox on Feb 23, 2015 10:28 AM
Daphne Maddox
RE: research
Thank you for following up! Nothing turned up at the library's site. I did manage to wrangle my mother into finding a document which gives me some clues, and so I'll be pursuing those (for instance, she thinks the family may have come in through Ellis Island, whereas I was under the impression they came through Ontario.

I haven't yet pinged Thucydides, but I mean to. When my mom finally found these documents I was suddenly buried in genealogical information that I'm trying to wrange, so my laser focus on Katerhine became dulled a bit for the time being while I'm digesting other parts of the family.

I will definitely let you know if I learn something. One of the things I'm struggling with is contraditctions in her mother's maiden name between Ballinford and Ballingal. :) I think figuring out whch is the truth is going to really help me start narrowing down possible Scottish couples. I have candidates that fit either last name right now!
Added by Daphne Maddox on Feb 22, 2015 1:13 AM
Mary Jane Kratzenberg Senn
Stella and George Brenner
Thanks to your work and transfers, the Bost part of my family is going great, without what you have done and are doing allows me and many others to make connections of people we might not have otherwise found.

Thank you so much,

Added by Mary Jane Kratzenberg Sen... on Feb 21, 2015 4:21 AM
Daphne Maddox
RE: Katherine Stewart Murch
> Here is a obit that includes your last name...

Yup, that's the family, a good sleuth you are. Unfortunately, that's a generation for which I already have sources and first hand info (Marguerite indeed being my great grandmother).

> One place that might help you in your research is the Cleveland Public Library. They have a necrology file of obits from the 1800's up til 1975. You can simply type in Cleveland Necrology files and should be able to find a direct link or look under and genealogy.

Great! I didn't know they had online data! That and the Thucidydes tips sound like they might be great options. I'm all over familysearch, but my two problems are not finding immigration records that would tie Katherine to her siblings/parents, and then, of course, there being a gazzilion Stewarts in Scotland. :)

I really appreciate you taking the time to help me!

Added by Daphne Maddox on Feb 20, 2015 1:18 PM
Daphne Maddox
Katherine Stewart and fam.
Hi Mamaquilts, is my great, great grandmother. Thank you SO MUCH for putting their profiles onto findagrave!

I'm seeking genealogical info for her and her family, esp. the parents.

I wonder if you can share with me how you derived her relations. Is it from headstones or plot locations? Or some formal or informal documentation elsewhere? I'd love to get my hands on that, if you have something, a clue or reference, and can spare the time.

Thank you!
Added by Daphne Maddox on Feb 20, 2015 10:47 AM
Laura W
63672956 Ray Hartman
I have a clearer photo of the grave marker for Ray and Nora #63672955 that I would like your permission to post. Thank you Laura W 48375521
Added by Laura W on Feb 12, 2015 2:18 PM
Deb Andrews
graves of Vaclav(Wenzislaus) and Rosie Fir (Fier)
Vaclav passed away on 12-7-1892 and his daughter Rosie passed away in 1891. The family once resided at 39 Randolph St., Cleveland, Ohio. Have you ever come across any burial records for either one or do you have any suggestions as to where I should start looking?
Thank you for your help!
Added by Deb Andrews on Feb 03, 2015 1:50 PM
Anthony Belanszky
Thank you very much for his transfer to me. Can now link him with other family members and children.
Added by Patricia on Jan 30, 2015 2:52 PM
John Smith
Thanks for the transfer.
I appreciate it.
Added by David on Jan 25, 2015 12:36 PM
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