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Linda Hagedorn Finley (#47262886)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 4 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 twelve 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 have been diagnosed, and honor survivors.

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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Luppen, Hitesville
Hi- I've added a new photo (from a great Find A Grave contributor, Howard) to their memorial pages, but we might want to also keep the old cropping my mom posted because of the clarity. Let me know if there's any issues. Happy to help.
Added by Tricia on Nov 16, 2015 4:11 PM
Joe Chester
Alta Slawson Pigman @ Crystal Lake Township Cemetery
Thank you very much for the updates on this memorial.

Sincerely, Joe
Added by Joe Chester on Oct 24, 2015 10:26 AM
Amanda Collins
RE: John Edgar #17242514
Hi Linda! Thank you so much for you help and response. I am related to John Edgar but do believe it is further down the line than you. Your help was appreciated!
Added by Amanda Collins on Oct 05, 2015 2:31 PM
Marian Presswood
Bess Gray marker
Thanks much!
Added by Marian Presswood on Oct 02, 2015 2:19 PM
Luppen, Hitesville, Iowa
I'm adding a headstone photo for Albert. It's just a cropping and I will be happy to delete it when we get a better one. By the way, cem. records say "Lubben" ??
Added by Marge on Oct 01, 2015 7:34 PM
John Cummings
George Burrow
Thank you Linda for the photo of George Burrow's
gravestone. Your friend John Cummings
Added by John Cummings on Sep 29, 2015 2:14 PM
Burton Graves
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! The photos of the Burton graves are great. I appreciate all your time and effort!
Added by Kay on Sep 29, 2015 1:57 PM
Jack Eslick
Robert Tucker
Thank you so much for taking the time to make a photo of his headstone ..
Added by Jack Eslick on Sep 27, 2015 1:14 PM
Michelle Dozier
Related to fannings
I guess we r related through the fannings, my 3rd great grandmother Sara Fanning Hill was middle tons daughter...her son richard hill jr , his son John Henry hill and my grandfather oscar hill, my father james hill...the last Hill as far as I dad had 5 girls...u have a lot of interesting info here...thanks
Added by Michelle Dozier on Sep 02, 2015 9:27 PM
Shelly Bednar
John E Spitler
Thank you for the information about my Great Great Grandpa. I heard that story from my dad, but didn't have all the exact facts. Thank you!
Added by Shelly Bednar on Sep 01, 2015 7:05 PM
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