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Bonita (#47264828)
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Bio Photo I will transfer almost all of my Hartford City, Indiana memorials. Send me a request using the edit button. When I lived by that cemetery, I tried to get as many of those graves online for family to find them. I now live in southeast Ohio.

I am researching my family (Warner/Hardman/Clark/Klinger/Norris/Cook/McKrill/Bowen/Beihold/Henline/Wolf)and it has taken me in the past to several Indiana cemeteries in Wabash, Kosciusko, Whitley, Wells, Adams, and Allen counties to find tombstones. Now checking out Ohio cemeteries to find my husband's family, and some of mine who came from Ohio to Indiana.

Not all my memorials are family. I took tombstone pictures of some people who just happen to be buried in the same cemeteries as my relatives.

Thanks to all who have helped me find my relatives. It's much appreciated!
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Karen Montana
Hi Bonita
I've noticed that you have left flowers and comments on many of the memorial pages that are my family also. I'm curious how we might be related. You can contact me privately at

Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.
Added by Karen Montana on Jul 15, 2015 5:11 PM
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Hello, I'd like to thank you for photographing the grave markers of my parents and brother at the Mt.Pleasant Cemetery, Claypool, Indiana.

My parents were Wallace & Ruth Valentine, and my brother was Robert Valentine.

There are quite a few Valentines buried at Mt. Pleasant, not sure if you did them all, but thank you for these.

Patricia Valentine
Added by valpat54 on Jul 11, 2015 3:41 PM
Lori Mills-Jones
Nellie McSherry
Hello Bonita, Nellie was my grandmother's twin sister. I am in the process of gathering information and updating my family tree, so to speak, and am just getting started. Would you consider transferring management of Nellie's page to me? Her Find A Grave number is 118192944. Thank you so much for creating her page. Your efforts are much appreciated!
Added by Lori Mills-Jones on Jun 01, 2015 2:44 AM
Hello - I have added photos to Joseph Albert Hardman and his family to their findagrave pages.

If you wish to swap info, please contact me at the email address below.

Joseph was the husband of my 2nd great grandaunt. I am descended from one of Jennie's sisters.

Hope to hear from you,

Added by yellowstone on Apr 25, 2015 9:40 PM
Mi Jo
RE: Marguerite Smith
Hi Bonita,

You are welcome. I was glad to photograph Marguerite's headstone for you. Since the dates on the stone were hard to read I thought I would send you the dates from the cemetery ledger.

From the Democratic Messenger, July 6, 1916, page 8, column 3.

Smith: Margaret, the twenty months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Smith of near Climax, died Friday, June 30th, of intestinal trouble. Funeral services were conducted at the home Monday, July 3rd, by Rev. Mahaffee of Severy, and interment was made in Greenwood Cemetery.

I found this in the 1916 newspaper at the museum this morning. Thought I would send it along.

Mi Jo
Added by Mi Jo on Apr 03, 2015 11:21 AM
Mi Jo
Marguerite Smith
Hello Bonita,

Just some info. from the cemetery ledger. Marguerite was born 09-30-1914 and died 06-30-1916. She was buried 07-03-1916. She is buried beside her parents, Jacob L. and Mary S. Smith. Jacob is buried in block 42-20-02, Mary is buried in 42-20-03 and Marguerite is buried in 42-20-04.

Mi Jo
Added by Mi Jo on Apr 02, 2015 4:46 PM
Linda Freeman
Thank you very much for the transfer, since I am not within the Find A Grave guidelines, but especially for taking the pictures which helped me and our family so very much. You are so special and very much appreciated! Linda
Added by Linda Freeman on Mar 11, 2015 6:19 PM
Neil Matheny
Frederick Matheny - 1763
Hi Bonita,
My GG Grandfather is Josiah Lockhart Matheny (born 1811 in Ohio). I am searching for his father and Frederick is one candidate.

Can you send me information on Frederick's siblings and children?

I used to think Charles Matheny (born 1793 in VA) was his father, but years of research and DNA testing has shown that to be untrue.

Any assistance you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

Neil Matheny
Added by Neil Matheny on Feb 17, 2015 8:00 PM
Linda Cashen Gaunt
Susan Hartsook

Susan GAUNT wife of Sanford HARTSOOK also attaches to William Andrew GAUNT

Find A Grave Memorial# 76045134

Linda Cashen Gaunt
Added by Linda Cashen Gaunt on Jan 26, 2015 6:18 PM
Linda Cashen Gaunt
William Andrew GAUNT f/o Alpheus

I just wanted to give you the link to attach Alpheus Bigalow GAUNT to his father, William Andrew GAUNT and his brothers, Early and James.

Find A Grave Memorial# 76045134

Linda Cashen Gaunt
Added by Linda Cashen Gaunt on Jan 26, 2015 6:16 PM
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