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Melaney Friesen Shaum (#47261644)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo I am so impressed with the concept behind Find A Grave. I believe that all individuals deserve to have their final resting place remembered and memorialized.

I have added memorials to this site for persons that I am in no way related. If you are, please request a transfer. Family transfer request are a huge encouragement to me. I feel like I have helped another family find their loved one. Memorials that have never been claimed by family or friends make me sad.

Thank you to all of those contributors out there that have helped me by memorializing my family members. You have honored them and I appreciate it!

I believe that individuals should be memorialized and that most of them would like to be remembered with their family. It is one of my goals to link as many family members together as possible. Family links have saved me a lot of time and helped me find family members that didn't know ever existed. When I add a family, I feel like I have honored not only the individual but the whole family.

Let's help the next family member or researcher that visits a memorial by adding all the family links that we know. When family members are not linked, it makes the next person do the research all over again. Also, if we have the information, let's use it before it is forgotten.

I also believe that family links make this site easier to use. The easier it is to use, the more it will be used and the better it will get.

Thank you Find A Grave for providing a platform for us to memorialize and honor our family and friends that have passed.

Melaney Shaum
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Barbara Rose
William A Estep FAG 51432982
Hi Melaney, Could you transfer this memorial to me? I am his aunt and I manage his mother's memorial (Anna Estep) Thanks..Barbara Rose
Added by Barbara Rose on Jul 14, 2014 10:45 PM
Family Tree Climber
Henry Deardorff
I sent you a suggestion about a month ago after noting you had two Pvt Henry Deardorff's listings. I was wondering if you had figured this out yet? They are listed in two different cemeteries, and both carry a photo of the same stone, both carry the death date of May 16, 1911. They are memorials #15487220 and #17384619. I added a death cert to each of them, it shows Heidlersburg as cemetery - but I don't know if that is cemetery name or location. Let me know if I can do anything to help figure this out - although I'm not related.
Added by Family Tree Climber on May 28, 2014 8:32 AM
Sandy Hicks Mullins
James Tipton Jr
Are you the one related to Prudence? If you are please help with a few questions. 1st. Prudence, Part Indian, how do you know and this would probably prove the foster theory. 2nd What do tou know about James JR mother Hester Clark? Another researcher asked me and all I have is the name. Any proof to her name?

I come from his Sr's sister Elizabeth but always document 2 generations on family additions non-blood related. I am with help working the Hicks line to publish at this point.

Added by Sandy Hicks Mullins on May 18, 2014 2:15 PM
Jim Allingham
Thank you for the recent edits. I really appreciate your help!
Jim Allingham
Lansdale, PA
Added by Jim Allingham on May 15, 2014 9:14 PM
Becky Baker Chatfield
Edna Mayse
I searched Bokes Creek Cemetery, Delaware County, over the weekend for Edna Mayse(your photo request), with no success. It is possible that I overlooked her marker, though I tried to look at every headstone... Maybe someone else will have better luck, but I wanted to let you know that someone tried. :)
Added by Becky Baker Chatfield on May 13, 2014 10:01 AM
Janet Muff
Alice A. Weaver
Thank you for the lovely photo of Alice Weaver. Is she an ancestor of yours? If so, I'd be happy to transfer her memorial.

Janet Muff
Added by Janet Muff on May 12, 2014 2:12 PM
Shirley Gaunt Lindley
Elizabeth Susan Gaunt Rowsey
Thank you ever so much for the photograph of Elizabeth Susan Gaunt Rowsey!
It is greatly appreciated!

Shirley Gaunt Lindley
Added by Shirley Gaunt Lindley on May 07, 2014 5:32 PM
Debbie Hartman
51021458 (Catherine Heagy)
Melainie: I have attached a pic of Catherine Heagy that matches the dates you have, but your Catherine Heagy is attached to the wrong spouse. Your Catherine Heagy , with the dates you listed, is buried with a Josiah Heagy, not Jacob. You can see from the pic that your Catherine Heagy is on the same headstone as Josiah. Another Catherine Heagy with different dates is buried with Jacob. Can you please correct Catherine's spouse to Josiah? Thanks. Debbie Hartman
Added by Debbie Hartman on May 07, 2014 7:02 AM


Added by Athena on May 04, 2014 2:53 PM
J. Reed
Ephraim B. & Elizabeth Bollinger
Hi, please transfer the memorials of Ephraim B. Bollinger #15909947 and his wife Elizabeth #16718771 to me J. Reed #46966052. Ephraim and Elizabeth are my 3rd great grandparents..Thank you.
Added by J. Reed on Apr 29, 2014 5:23 PM
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