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Penny Harris (#47430685)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history & visiting cemeteries as part of that search for about 20 years. I have many relatives in Clay, Fayette, Raleigh, Summers, Greenbrier and Monroe counties in WV. I have started a collection of photographs from various cemeteries in those counties that I plan to upload soon. I am still working on transcribing the last three rows in the Adkins Cemetery in Naoma (and photographing the last 6).
Photos are sized to this website's specs, making some hard to read. If you find photos you'd like a bigger or higher resolution copy of, please let me know.
If I can assist anyone in their search, please let me know. I have found that even the departed can be difficult to locate sometimes.
And if you find I have posted a memorial for your relative and you'd like it transferred to you, just let me know because I love connecting family together.
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Doris Aliff
I had her name as Myrtle Fare Holstein. Maybe Corbie was a nickname.
Added by Doris Aliff on Nov 18, 2016 9:21 PM
RE: Crockett Webb photo
Hi Penny, there are so many Bobby Webb's in Raleigh county I get confused! My sister and her husband Bobby Webb knew Crockett and are related to the family so I will contact them and try to get this straight.. I will be glad to correct any misinformation or help in any way. Thanks for trying to keep all this stuff accurate. Will contact you when I get info, Maggie
Added by Maggie on Oct 30, 2016 11:04 AM
Henry S. Dillon
RE: Henry H Dillon
Thanks. Have a great day.
Added by Henry S. Dillon on Oct 10, 2016 2:12 PM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
RE: Effie Sutherland #71151886
I agree - but I understand that things not so flattering would be linked and there's really no way to adequately monitor that. Glad you enjoyed it. I always feel like it makes the people who have passed live on when I can get a little glimpse into the people they were before they were just a memorial on this site.
Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Oct 10, 2016 12:29 PM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
Effie Sutherland #71151886
I enjoy reading old newspapers (Library of Congress website) and trying to match the people in the stories to the memorials on Find A Grave. I found a wonderful, compassionate story about the spouse of Effie Sutherland (Herbert Sutherland #7782077) in The West Virginian (Fairmont WV) of 10/10/1916, talking about his dedication to obtain release of a recent immigrant from Ellis Island. I thought you might enjoy reading this.
Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Oct 10, 2016 9:44 AM
Henry S. Dillon
RE: Henry H Dillon
Yes, thanks. However, I have the same obit typed out. I would have simply posted the obit from the newspaper as you have, except the Find-A-Grave administration has advised they prefer obits being typed to the bio section of the memorial, not posted as document. Since I have many posted as cut outs taken from a newspaper, I've gone to taking the time to type them out in accordance with Find A Grave's recommendation.

Henry S. Dillon
Added by Henry S. Dillon on Sep 11, 2016 8:48 PM
Linda P Johnson
RE: William Clay, etc
You are welcome. It did take a lot to figure them out but it worked... Have a good day
Added by Linda P Johnson on Aug 23, 2016 6:00 AM
Dwight D Halstead
RE: Ocie M. Halstead Harris 68455069
I'll look into that for you and see what I can find out in the near future. I'm trying not to get too far in over my head with this..( heh heh, that's not working out ) I'm having to focus on one part of my family at a time ( for as much accuracy as I can get ) then move on to another depending on research results. It might take me a while...Most of my Brown family ( my mother's family ) are buried at 'Low Gap' Memory Gardens over at Madison WV...I'll keep in touch with you ...Dwight D.
Added by Dwight D Halstead on Aug 23, 2016 5:20 AM
Dwight D Halstead
Ocie M. Halstead Harris 68455069
I found Ocie 'America' Halstead Harris mother and father and I put in a edit....I am Dwight D.Halstead, great grandson of Edward Tiffeny Halstead and Martha Jane Belcher Halstead....I saw the entry link for Clemmy Halstead listing his mother as Ocie Halstead Harris. I've found Ocie listed in two US Census records listing her parents and siblings...( match). Please feel free to contact me if needed. Dwight D Halstead
Added by Dwight D Halstead on Aug 18, 2016 5:47 PM
Jerry M Weikle
James Wickline in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Raleigh County.
Hello Penny;

Thank you for connecting Floyd Wickline with his father, James Wickline.

I don't know if James Wickline has a headstone or not; I've not been able to travel over to the Oak Grove Cemetery to look and photograph.

Even with Mary Ann Raines, who would be Floyd Wickline mother, the death certificate(s) for her don't specify a cemetery. However, there is a Mr. Raines, who was buried in the Riverview Presbyterian Cemetery, who might just be her father. His name was Floyd Raines. Now, given the death certificte for the Mr. Raines and the dates of birth and death on that death certificate, it might be that the Mr. Raines, is Floyd Raines and possibly he is one of the 'unknown graves' at the Riverview Cemetery. I suspect, that Mary Ann Raines Wickline, would be buried near her parents. The possibility of 3 of the 'Unknown Graves' that are in that cemetery. Yet, the existing records are inconclusive.

If I can be of further assistance, let me know.
Thank you;
Jerry M. Weikle
Added by Jerry M Weikle on Aug 09, 2016 3:07 PM
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