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Iowa Girl (#47315020)
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Bio Photo I am an Iowa native - born here and still living in the great state of Iowa. I have been doing genealogy research for over 20 years. I have a BA in Psychology and Humans Services and not only complete research to find the names, places, and stories of families but also the patterns of behaviors that evolve in a family line. These relationships within the family are part of what defines who we are. Through researching for myself and others, I have learned about how things like alcoholism, mental health (depression, PTSD, etc.) and socioeconomic situations can change a family for generations.

I will not add details to cause of death. When I first joined find-a-grave, I searched for one of my grandmothers and the person who added the memorial had given details of how she committed suicide. This detailed information was not necessary and would have been a very hurtful reminder for my mother if she had seen it first. We are all trying to trace our own roots as well as help others find theirs as well. Please be RESPECTFUL!

We ALL have spent many hours and often what amounts to years researching our ancestors. Please remember to be kind and not rude when making requests for changes. I am willing to make transfers outside of the FAG guidelines unless it is a family member in my tree. I have spent hours photographing at cemeteries in Southwest Iowa and have added many people that I am not related to. One last thought…..when requesting a correction from me it might take a few days….I have a family and job that also require my attention. :)

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Hannah Steinbach
could you please help me find her mother? i know she was buried in Omaha, Nebraska. last name was Holloway.
Added by dee on May 20, 2015 11:28 PM
deloris brumfield
Find A Grave Memorial# 91960109
do you know any more on this man Earl Petty. I think he might be my grandmas brother but don't know. could you help me with any info.
Added by deloris brumfield on May 18, 2015 4:40 PM
L. DeWitt
RE: #91841353
Before I found out about epigenes in 2007, I had concluded in the early 1990's that I could influence my health through nutrition. As a result, I have completely changed my possible "family" path. It took decades, and now the multiple physical abandonments (instead of breakdown) by my mother, changing the dysfunction in my "trauma circuitry" (Dr. Robert Scaer's term), and with Dr. Candace Pert's information (drugs work because there is a receptor for an internal substance,)I no longer have a systemic malfunction. I am finally functioning the way "normal" people should. How to be healthy should not be a secret.
Added by L. DeWitt on Mar 17, 2015 8:05 AM
L. DeWitt
RE: #91841353
Thank you so much! Several months ago I wrote to Pat O'Dell and he/she (?) sent me the info about Raleigh because I could not find any info about him.
I recently finished my memoir and I included my thoughts about epigenes and their possible influence on me. Research is indicating that the experiences of our predecessors influences us. Both the death of Raleigh and Darthula greatly affected my grandmother (Maxine Stevenson Akers) and because of additional personal experiences influenced me.
Raleigh also passed away before my great Aunt's Phala and Ardith were born and they eventually had numerous institutionalized breakdowns. This info is also included in my book.
BTW: I originally contacted Pat O'Dell because, ironically, not only did my mother's side of the family live in this area of Iowa, my father's side did also!
Elizabeth Pearl Orth (daughter of my great grandfather's sister (DeWitt/Fisher)) lived in Clarinda b: February 25, 1888 d. December 21, 1977.
I also have a postcard my grandfather DeWitt wrote to Harry Dugan Shaumbaugh, Iowa he never mailed (it even has a stamp on it!)He closes with "your cuz."
Added by L. DeWitt on Mar 17, 2015 6:59 AM
L. DeWitt
Was wondering why Andresen
is the spelling for this entry
Dora Mathilda Andresen Rhamy

I am her great grand daughter and family lore told to me by my grandmother (Dora's daughter) was that the family name was changed from Andresen to Anderson for some reason.
Was wondering why it's listed (correctly I believe) as Andresen.
Thx for all your work with this. I live in the Pacific Northwest and your work makes this accessibly to me.
BTW: Rhamy was Dora's second marriage after having nine children.
Added by L. DeWitt on Mar 16, 2015 3:43 PM
Nicholas Vetrovec
Ruth Anna Hiatt McCutcheon
She is my Your 2nd cousin 4x removed. Just added her to my tree. Manuel Job Pearce is my 5th great grandfather. I'd like to invite you to the family tree. Please email at
Added by Nicholas Vetrovec on Mar 02, 2015 3:37 PM
Maud Jesse Coppock Bryant-FAG Memorial #93898645
Dear Iowa Girl:
I should have processed my thoughts/request further. Could you please link Maud Jesse Coppock Bryant with her parents? Her father was Jacob Coppock, Find A Grave Memorial #44250148. Her mother was Sarah Margaret Tucker Coppock, Find A Grave Memorial #44250228.
Again, thank you for your consideration of this request.
Pam Jackson
Added by PJackson on Dec 20, 2014 8:45 AM
Memorial #93898691-John L.Bryant
Dear Iowa Girl:
I am working on my husband's Bryant side and would like to request that you link John Lyman Bryant with his parents. His father was Lyman Bryant, Find A Grave Memorial #48053982. His mother was Sarah Catherine Blair Bryant, Memorial #48054047. His wife was Jessie Maud Coppock, Memorial #93898645. Interesting that her headstone has the name Maud as all other records I can find indicate she went by Jessie.
Thank you so much for your consideration of this request.
Pam Jackson
Added by PJackson on Dec 20, 2014 8:41 AM
B. Flowers
Thank you for updating our family member Ella.

B. Flowers
Added by B. Flowers on Nov 11, 2014 8:22 AM
Mary P.T.
Just thought I would let you know Robert 1927, Terry 1965, Brent 1979 and Ralph 1898. Were all buried by each other.
Added by Mary P.T. on Nov 10, 2014 8:13 AM
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