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Linda Hagedorn Finley (#47262886)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo I was born at Travis AFB in Fairfield, California. My father was born in Iowa and my mother in Texas. I've now lived in both states. Currently in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I'm married with two grown sons and one granddaughter.

I'm a thirteen year breast cancer survivor and volunteer through the American Cancer Society as a Reach to Recovery advocate. It is my hope through education and research there will someday be a cure for all cancers. Until then, I will continue to be a volunteer, support those who are currently fighting the battle, celebrate survivors, and honor the memory of those who are no longer with us.

In November 2010 I retired. It was my mother-in-law who peaked my interest in genealogy. I'm currently seeking information for the Bahlmanns, Malzahns, Hagedorns and Bremers from Germany and Bremer/Chickasaw Counties in Iowa; Banks, Taylor, Jones, Reynolds, Fanning, Roberson and Elliott families from Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, and Hunt County Texas.

I became a member of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Lucretia Council Cochran Chapter in Arlington, TX on October 6, 2012. My gggg grandfather, Samuel R. Reynolds #A095841 served four tours in the Revolutionary War. The first beginning March 16, 1780 in Spartanburg Dist SC, under Capt. Benjamin Kilgore. He served three other tours under the following officers: Capt. Nesbit, Col. William Fair, Lt. Cliff Casey, Maj. John Ford and William Blossingame.

My interests are genealogy, photography, gardening, NASCAR, football (although I live in Cowboy country I'm still a die hard Viking fan), baseball, and traveling. The thing I enjoy most is spending time with my precious granddaughter. My favorite quote "Happiness is wanting what you have".

Please feel free to use any of the photos I've posted. Contact me for any corrections or transfers.
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Brian Yerka
Thank you

Thank you for the kind reference for the biographical information I provided for Gladys' memorial. We are working on the Cottington family for one of the sons of Levi Bridge Cottington. There is much available and much yet to be done.

Biographical information is vital to doing family history work and both my wife and I try to provide as much as we can to those we research.

It was just such a memorial for one of my great-uncle's children that opened up that entire side of the family to me and why I joined Find a Grave in the first place. It has become my new passion and I hope to be able to contribute much more after I retire.

Brian Yerka
Added by Brian Yerka on Oct 06, 2016 4:03 PM
Robert Reynolds
Berry Reynolds
I am researching the possibility that Berry Reynolds is my paternal third-Great Grandfather, but I have very skimpy information to go on. I sent you an email on Friday, Sept 16, but I am not sure if you have received it. If so, I would be grateful for any information about Berry's family that you can provide. Thank you!
Robert Reynolds
Added by Robert Reynolds on Sep 21, 2016 11:29 AM
Rebecca Motlow Stranahan
Thanks for the shout-out, Linda, on Rebecca Motlow Stranahan! :-)
Added by sportnmom on Jul 30, 2016 8:30 AM
Andrew Daft
Thank you!
Added by Andrew Daft on Jun 28, 2016 6:31 AM
RE: Judah Minshew Hutchison #115611260
I have now added a bio to Judah Minshew Find A Grave which hopefully verifies her maiden name.

Thank you for your inquiry.
Added by Jade on Apr 27, 2016 8:09 PM
Tim Allen
George McDowell, 128169185

Never mind about moving your picture to the other memorial. I just got an email from the other person and he's going to delete his memorial since mine is older.


Added by Tim Allen on Mar 19, 2016 1:49 PM
Tim Allen
George McDowell, #128169185
Hi Linda,

Thanks for his burial location. I'm actually going to delete my memorial since there's another one that names the cemetery. Would you transfer your pictures over to the other one #146760931. Once you've done that I'll delete mine.

Thanks again,

Added by Tim Allen on Mar 19, 2016 1:44 PM
Ashley Armstrong-Zwart
RE: Martini Family
Hi Linda! I'm so sorry, but I was unable to find an obituary for Eraldo in either the Niles papers or the Tribune, which would more than likely have burial information. He is most likely buried in St. Mary's since his parents are there. I'll let you know if I come across any information!
Added by Ashley Armstrong-Zwart on Feb 03, 2016 6:41 PM
Richard Morrison
RE: Nancy Sheffield Transfer - #133833337
I trust that you'll take good care of the memorial. My adopted daughter's great grandmother is buried there (133603358). I met one of my daughter's cousins on FindAGrave and she said my daughter is related to everyone in the cemetery by blood or marriage, plus, related to everyone currently living on Mt Moriah Rd. I found a list of transcribed grave markers online and set up a bunch of memorials for the cemetery. I visited the cemetery last year. It seems to be in the middle of nowhere once you get there on the gravel road but not very far from new subdivisions with McMansions
Added by Richard Morrison on Jan 22, 2016 5:03 PM
RE: Bolen G. Jimerson #155874072
Linda, my suggestion is that I transfer this memorial to you and you can make any changes, or add any comments you would like. Just say the word and it will be yours.

Added by Helperkw on Jan 15, 2016 2:30 PM
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