I manage several findagrave sites; relatives in various states, including Wisconsin and Iowa. I think it is important to have information available on relatives that have passed on for the generations that follow us.
RE: Henry Rawson Thanks for the word. Did you contact James? He is a good friend, I'll mention it the next time I see him and see if he could, or would, change the stone. He probably got dates from cemetery records.
West I fulfilled your photo request. As you can see, there are two photos, one close up, and one showing the entire marker. There are several names: Harriet West Lulu West John West Josiah West John Rawson MaryRawson
Zion Cemetery does not have its own cemetery. The "community cemetery" is named Valley View, 5194-500th St, Browns Valley, MN 56219. I do not know the name of the actuary there. Zion Lutheran Church is still an operating functioning church. Once can find records from the church there. Sheila P.S. I have several relatives buried there also.It is really a quite large cemetery, maybe like 5 acres.
Frances L. Vestal Frances L. Vestal was my father-in-law's cousin. She was married to Harvey P. McKee and lived on the southside of Des Moines. When her father passed away in 1967, she was listed on the death information and still lived on Geil Street in the Fort Des Moines area of the southside of Des Moines. This is all I know about her. I never met her or her father, Charles Ralph Vestal.
James Rawson ------------------------- Hi Tim, was at the courthouse today and found a Burial Permit for James Rawson and he is buried in Holmes Township, Sheridan County, North Dakota. You have him in the wrong Cemetery. he should be in this one: Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2185566 And who ever started this Cemetery has it in McLean County which is wrong, I have contacted FindaGrave to try and make it right..
RE: My uncle Hi Tim, to tell you the truth I don't know..I have a Book made up by the James River Genealogy Club with the help of Albert Hoffman(A Sheridan County Historical Society member here in Sheridan County) and they don't show any name 'Rawson' listed in any Cemetery in Sheridan County..Are you for sure that James's father is buried in this Cemetery, because if he is, I would like to add his name to our records. I could check at the courthouse here and see what I find..but going back that far they sometime didn't record them..Can you give me birth and death dates for both James and his father??