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Melaney Friesen Shaum (#47261644)
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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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Gary Parker
Nancy King
I am researching a Nancy king daughter of John and Judah Emry (Emrey) King. Nancy was born on Dec 15, 1803 in Kentucky. According to family records and Kentucky marriage records she married a Joseph Myers on April 11, 1822 in Bracken County, Kentucky. After Josephs death she married a Paul McPheters. I have never found any records stating that she married this person. My name is Gary Parker my e-mail address is
Thank you for any help you can provided.

Added by Gary Parker on Feb 10, 2016 5:13 PM
William Smith # 143945330
William's death certificate shows he died in Pen Argyl and that he was buried in Fairview Cemetery. It only makes sense that he was buried in Fairview Cemetery in Pen Argyl rather than in Moorestown which is 10 miles away.

Please move his memorial to Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl, Northampton County, PA.
Added by EatatJoes on Feb 09, 2016 1:19 PM
Shelby Cemetery

Just want to pass along there is an online internment list for Shelby, IA cemetery if you would like to include the block # with your photo request.
Added by Mazz on Feb 01, 2016 8:22 AM
Row Walker
Dwight Proffit Baldwin, Jr
Please remove your 2012 photo of the headstone for Dwight Proffit Baldwin, Jr #19251120. Your photo contribution was for his mother and father. Thanks.
Added by Row Walker on Jan 22, 2016 8:52 AM
Darel Rayburn
RE: Paulk photos
Melaney, could I please get you to clarify your request? I'm not sure what it is you'd like me to do.
Added by Darel Rayburn on Jan 20, 2016 3:37 PM
Possible Transfer
Would it be possible to have the memorials for my Great Great Grandparents, Chester Burnett (#89969853) & Corline Burnett (#89969845) transferred into my care? It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Rhett Mills (#48519438)
Added by Rhettallica on Dec 17, 2015 2:00 PM
Finding My Dead
RE: Marlin Kempner
You're welcome.
Added by Finding My Dead on Dec 12, 2015 8:05 PM
RE: Weaver
You are welcome..
Added by Romi on Dec 09, 2015 1:12 AM
Ruth Kirkelie
Hi again. I just got to thinking, I took this photo several months after Ruth's death and a marker could have been placed since then. I'm going back next week sometime and will check again for an updated marker on this crypt. I'll let you know what I find. Chris
Added by macso on Dec 06, 2015 4:29 PM
Ruth Kirkelie
Hi Melaney: I notice that you have requested a photo for Ruth. I took for the photo for George for you. The location you have given for both of them is Wisteria, F, Crypt 10. However, there is only one person listed on the front of that crypt. I did not notice any other Kirkelies nearby. She could be buried in that crypt and perhaps her name was never entered on the front of the crypt. If she is indeed that crypt, there is no marker for her. Chris
Added by macso on Dec 06, 2015 4:25 PM
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