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Linda Severson-Shurtleff (#47241903)
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Bio Photo I live in Spokane, WA, I have been researching the Severson-Cottrell-Shaver-Greenman-Newton and many other family names for close to 40 years. About 10 years ago, I found my Latter Day Saint connection with the Clawson family. My 3rd Gr. Grandparents were Moses and Cornelia Brown-Clawson. So now I'm researching that branch of my father's family too. I got involved in doing genealogy because my grandmother, Nettie Cottrell-Severson,had so much information written down everywhere, it was hard to sort out. She had numerous note books, and all kinds of family papers.Maybe one day I'll publish our work.

I work this hobby into my busy life, as I am a grandmother of 6. We have twinning in this family and at this time have 3 sets of twins in the Severson family as my brother and I both have a set of twin granddaughters.. I am a quilter and a member of a United Methodist Church in Spokane, WA. I have been married for 44 years this summer (1970). I have a M.S. degree in Biology and I keep tabs on plants on our 40 acres of fir and pine timber land in Lincoln Co., WA.
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Bonnie Dilworth
RE: Emma Shaver
You've got Pearly as memorial #68001071.
Added by Bonnie Dilworth on Jun 15, 2016 1:00 PM
Bonnie Dilworth
RE: Emma Kathryn Shaver
Pearly Jay Shaver is in Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa, ID. You created the memorial.
Added by Bonnie Dilworth on Jun 15, 2016 12:47 PM
Bonnie Dilworth
RE: Emma Kathryn Shaver
Cemetery Records list her as Emma Kathryn Shaver and provide a Section, Block and Space. I don't have any reason to believe it isn't a valid entry. I will try to find out additional information as time allows.
Added by Bonnie Dilworth on Jun 15, 2016 12:29 PM
Kerry Rae Smith Moser
RE: Coin
Yes, I know how it works.. I wonder why it is still there if you deleted it? too weird...
Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on Mar 14, 2016 9:10 AM
Kerry Rae Smith Moser
RE: Coin Ernest
Actually, the one you created # 69864301 is a duplicate of # 23420510. The one you created needs to be deleted. Please move the pic over to the original memorial before deletion.. thanks..
Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on Mar 13, 2016 9:40 AM
RE: Baker Memorial in Spokane
Thank you!
Added by HJ on Jul 24, 2015 6:21 PM
RE: Ronald McCombs
I understand about the duplicates. I have done them myself. Thanks
Added by ChuckNorris on Jun 05, 2015 7:19 AM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
James Sheldon Lewis Clendenen
Hi, Again,
I have checked out the cemetery. I see the family changed the spelling slightly to Clendenen, and I would keep that spelling. As long as you have them listed on the parents' Memorial page, the difference in spelling should not be a problem. I do think his stone says Lewis died in 1951, not 1950, but these stones are hard to read. The thing that concerns me the most is the maiden name given for Emma, Lewis' wife. Where did that come from? Here is a transcription of Lewis and Emma's Cass Co., MI, Marriage Record:

JAMES CLENDENIN, 27 yrs old, Newberg Twp., Cass Co., MI, b. Smithville, Canada, to EMMA ELIZABETH ARMABLE, 33 yrs old, Newberg Twp., MI, b. in Yates Co., NY, Marriage May 1, 1879, Performed by T McKee J. P.



Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Nov 07, 2014 10:15 PM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: James Sheldon Lewis Clendenen
Have you found all the Clendenins I have added to Find a Grave? If not, check Poe Cemetery, Newberg Twp., Cass Co., MI, under Clendenin. All the children are linked to James C. and Ruth Catherine
(Greenman)Clendenin's Memorial pages at Poe Cemetery. I will check out your information about James Sheldon. Thank you so much!

Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Nov 07, 2014 9:25 PM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: James Sheldon Lewis Clendenen
BLESS YOU! I am so glad to hear from you, because this child was the only one I could not locate in a cemetery. The list of those long names and the dates of birth for James and Ruth Clendenin's children - and also the information that James Sheldon and Lydia were twins - came from Joe Ruggles, a great-great grandson of James and Ruth. James Sheldon had a son, Marvin, who was deaf. That part of the family would visit Carrie Melissa (Clendenin)Miller, wife of Wellington Miller (my great grandfather Miller's brother), down here in Fabius Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI. My third cousin, Diane (Miller) Babcock, is part of Carrie and Wellie's line (a great-granddaughter). She and her father were in contact with Joe Ruggles. That is how I got this information.

I agree that this is not supported by the censuses (I have just looked over all my Clendenin material). The spelling of the surname is consistent with the spelling used by the family here, but it is certainly true that there are other spellings, such as Clendenning. I think you should record everything as it is on the stone, and use the bio to explain. For instance, I can say in Lydia's bio that family researchers believe that Lydia and James Shelson are twins, but that is not supported in some of their censuses - and leave it at that.

I would be happy to correspond with you by email:

Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Nov 07, 2014 9:18 PM
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