I have been interested in genealogy for almost 40 years, starting with just wanting to know my ancestors' names and the years of their birth and death. It progresses from there, until finally, you want to know as much about your ancestors as possible. That includes knowing where their final resting place is so that you can complete their life story. I feel this spot is a very special place; either it is where they were when they died, or it is a place that meant something to them. It is a place to reflect on who that person was, and what they have passed down and shared with you. While some of your ancestors are nearer and dearer to your heart and don't require a special place to bring them to mind, others are not as well known, and being able to know and see where they are helps. Thank you, Find A Grave and all the wonderful volunteers, for helping people to connect!
RE: Alexander Walker So sorry, Amy. I don't get on here as often as I used to, and just saw your message. I have not had a chance to get down there, to take a photo. That is most likely his stone. I've been working on our genealogy, on and off, for several years now, and I have several dates for his birth, and death. What my sister and I assumed, since the stone seems to be from a much later date, is that possibly there was a small marker, meant to be temporary, that had incorrect, or no, dates. This stone was probably put in by a relative kind enough to place it. I've tried to find a death certificate, to get the correct date, but no luck, yet. I'll keep trying, though! Please let me know if you find any true dates, as well! Take care!
RE: Alexander Walker So sorry I just now found your message! Yes, I'm pretty sure this is the correct stone. My info for this Alexander is a bit sketchy on dates too. My sister and I think that the stone was laid long after he died, as it looks too new to be from the 1850,s. Maybe a relative purchased it? How far back have you researched this branch? Always love to hear others findings!
I just finished transferring both Eleanor & Joseph's memorials to you for your additions & maintenance. I will still try to see what I can do about finding the rest of their children and parents to link.
Thank you for the photos and for the information on Wesley. I am working on linking the rest of her family. Since you are much closer related to Eleanor if you would like I will transfer her memorial to you for you to maintain. Just let me know.
Elmina Kingsley Winslow Elmina is my husband's GGG grandmother. He descends from Charles Francis Winslow, Hattie Caroline Winslow Nethery, Helen Elizabeth Nethery Winningham, Helen Lois Winningham Wilson Kachele. I noticed that you do not have Charles as a child of Elmina. Numerous documents show him as a child. Wondered if you have some additional information that you can share. Thanks so much.
Charles City — Word was received Wednesday by Mrs. Cora Boyd, 102 Main Street, of the death of Mrs. George Failor, resident of Charles City, approximately 8 years ago. Mrs. Failor died of a heart attack early Wednesday morning at the home of her son, Clarence, in Arvado, Colo., where she was visiting.
Mrs. Failor was a resident of Grinnell. She was the wife of Dr. George Failor, former Charles City optician.
Funeral services will be held Thursday in Grinnell at the James Funeral home at 2 p. m. Surviving Mrs. Failor are her 2 sons, Clarence and family at Arvado Colo., and Loell and family of Washington, D. C.
Mason City Globe-Gazette September 23, 1949 transacribed by Rhonda Holton