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I do this to preserve the memory of those gone before us, and to help family members with their genealogical efforts. |
Most of the memorials I contribute are not related to me and I am more than happy to make transfers so that these end up in the hands of their loved ones.
Feel free to use any gravestone photos I have contributed for your personal ancestry use. No credit is necessary. If you have family ties to me and re-use one of the personal family photos I have contributed, I would appreciate credit for those.
Please don't hesitate to send me corrections or additions. If you would prefer to contact me via email, please use the edit option on any of my memorials and submit your email address and I will respond to it promptly. I'd rather not display my personal email here for anyone to see.
Most of the information for memorials I've made for Galveston comes from death certificates. Please be aware that there are MANY errors in death/burial records and that information does not always match.
IF YOU ARE DOING RESEARCH IN GALVESTON- Please be aware that there are THREE different cemeteries bordering 59th St. Lakeview Cemetery is the largest and is between 57th and 59th Streets. Lakeview does not cross over 59th St. Municipal Cemetery is to the Northwest at the intersection of 59th and T ½. Memorial Cemetery is directly south of Municipal in the same lot. The border between Memorial and Municipal is not defined, but Memorial does have curbs making it somewhat easier to distinguish the two.
From the Find A Grave FAQs:
May I add a death certificate to a person's memorial page?
Death certificates may be added via the "Add a photo" button on the memorial page. Please select the option for "Other" in the "Type of photo:" to be added, as it is not a Grave, Person or Family photograph.
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|Holly Bonorden Jentsch||RE: Potters Field Galveston|
I did a bit of research before deciding where to place the Find A Grave listings and it was vague. So i just went with the best option and sadly we may never know for sure :(
|Holly Bonorden Jentsch||Potters Field Galveston|
The description of the Municipal Cemetery says it was established about well after the people I placed in Potter's Field were buried. Some 20 years. If both cemeteries are the same then they need to be merged. I could not find where people buried in the oldest Potter's Field were all moved. Please send me the links, etc, thanks for the help!
|Ruth Smith||Cayce family in Cape Girardeau, Mo.|
Received your edits for Lamont Cayce and family and was happy to do that. I love your bio and agree with everything you said. Isn't this fun helping others and finding new information? I have worked for several years on Fairmount Cemetery and New Lorimier - two of the city cemeteries. It dawned on me one day I should just back my ears and photograph every grave. So I did. The problem is so many of the graves do not have markers so I tried to take a picture of the general area where they are buried. I am still going over the list of burials that is "on line" and trying to correct mistakes. You are so right about mistakes that are made on documents and on official lists, etc. But we do the best we can - right? Have a great holiday season and from one findagrave volunteer to another - "Thank you". Ruth Smith
|KAREN T||RE: Re: Elizabeth Downey|
i uploaded the picture of section 6 that i took. i coulndt locate the exact spot as there are no marked rows or tiers in this section. So this is the picture of the entire section with the sign #6 in it.
Added by KAREN T on Oct 26, 2014 6:53 AM
|Casey||RE: Charlie Davis|
You're welcome, I was researching him on ancestry.com and it just wasn't adding up. Thank you for making the corrections.
Added by Casey on Sep 05, 2014 6:45 PM
|Sue Lilley||A.R. Brown|
Moved his memorial to Municipal Cemetery in Galveston.
|Linda Berney||Adeia Earl #85129061|
Sorry to be so slow getting back to you on the poem, which I have now added to the memorial. I would have emailed an actual copy to you, but your email address was not included when you contacted me.
Lack of coffee will do that to even sane people! You related?
|Chuck McKinley||RE: Re: Catharine Cates|
I will try to get Otto the next time I go out.
|Joanne Scobee Morgan||Otto Cates|
I cannot get your email to work??? Anyway, here is what I was trying to send you.
In his obituary, does it mention his wife? I have that she died in 1991 and her maiden name was Margaret Virginia Hennessy. She remarried in 1968 and I met her shortly after that. She was my husband's aunt. I guess they were divorced? I'm trying to find her grave. If she had Cates children, she's possibly buried with that name, although she didn't die with it. I sure thought her last name was Cater but I don't even remember why I thought so.
Please send his obit. Maybe that will help me out some. Thanks so much for responding so quickly. (because I forget quickly! lol).
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