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mjshistory (#47447356)
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Bio Photo Retired and loving it. Enjoy old cemeteries and photographing the markers. Photography of the markers is my primary focus.

PLEASE be kind to the VOLUNTEERS who have added the names, dates and grave photos so YOU can find your missing kin and friends.

THANK them for their work! Courtesy and kindness accomplish much.

Provide something other than census records and SSDI as sources WITH edit requests instead of waiting for the denial to arrive.

Adding family links without adequate research and documentation tends to create MULTIPLE errors that require hours of work to remove, if they get corrected at all. I am very cautious with accepting link requests as the result of past errors. It takes only seconds to hit the 'accept' tab, endless hours and headaches to repair the damage. It is the responsibility of the requestor to do the research, not the memorial manager who did the photos.

A denial is not personal rejection of you. Accept it and move on.

I spend many hours researching edit requests at local court houses, libraries, and online. I often find edit requests have errors and therefore decline as allowed by Find a Grave. If this is a problem for requestors, I transfer management to Find a Grave. The majority of edit requests are approved within the 21 day time allowed. No one benefits from memorials with erroneous information. If there are no grave marker photos, likely the name and dates have been added from an index or other source. If you are a family member and asking for a transfer, please state and explain your relationship.

Thank you to all the volunteers who donate their hours, photos, research and help to others seeking their missing family and friends.
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Marie Willette. Frank Bowers
Marie Willette was the daughter of Terrance Joseph McCollow and Margaret Solon. She married Lee Willette on April 4, 1923 in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. Their daughter Irene was born May 2, 1925 in Goodhue County, Minnesota. see - also see their census record in Minneapolis 1930 and 1940 where she is their daughter. also see the Pierce County Herald for their marriage record and the Pierce County courthouse to also find their marriage record if you still don't believe me. She is listed in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 Ellsworth Census unmarried with her parents. as for Frank Bowers see the January 29, 1925 Pierce County Herald for his story. He had a store in both Ellsworth and Eau Claire. He also would be listed as having a sporting goods store in the business directory of Eau Claire during the early 1930s. He is found with his parents in the Census Ellsworth 1900, Eau Claire 1910, 1920, 1930, and Ellsworth again in 1940. He married Susan Schneider June 8, 1909. They had three children Howard, Hayden, and Gerald. He married Blanche Giebler November 22, 1938 in Prescott, Wisconsin. You can find other references to Frank Bowers throughout Eau Claire and the Pierce County Herald newspapers. You can find his obituary in the Pierce County Herald as well that also reference his parents and his death certificate in the Pierce County Courthouse, Ellsworth, Wisconsin. His baptism is listed on this page as Frank Bauer an early version of the family name - I don't send corrections on Find A Grave unless I've done the research and I'm 100 percent sure, so please accept the edits!
Added by RiverFallsHistory on Nov 24, 2015 3:00 AM
Sue Butterfield Picard
Ruth Hobbs
I changed Baby Thorson into Ruth Hobbs because I deleted my earlier copy for Ruth since you had one :) I think we both deleted her...
Added by Sue Butterfield Picard on Nov 22, 2015 6:33 PM
Heidi Mueller
Please transfer ownership of the following family members to me

Julius F Mueller 112792388
Caroline F. Harke Mueller 112792216
Edgar J Mueller 112792247
Added by Heidi Mueller on Nov 22, 2015 9:09 AM
pamela west
Alvord memorials
Good evening. I received two edit declined, stating that the added information would change factual data on the memorials. How is that? I believe I was asking for these people to be linked to their parents, who are already mentioned (with initials) on their Find A Grave memorial.

I'm confused.

Pamela West
Added by pamela west on Oct 28, 2015 4:26 PM
Obituary request
Hello, on your burial record for Ellen Walker Harrington death date Nov 11th 1948 you reference a obituary. I can not seem to find that obituary, if you could share that reference with me that would greatly help me and I would very much appreciate it. Thank you
Added by miller535 on Oct 27, 2015 8:47 AM
James Seidelman
Robert Louis Philips
143125137 Robert Louis Philips

Can you please add your photo on Robert's page to his wife's new memorial?
154148389 Betty J Philips - West Lawn Cemt.
Added by James Seidelman on Oct 23, 2015 3:14 PM
Dave Smith
RE: Patterson family grave marker photos
Thank you for the note.
Added by Dave Smith on Oct 18, 2015 7:35 PM
Transfer Request
Hello, Hoping for a transfer of my g-g-g grandpa Torvald (127089563) Thanks! Sara
Added by srwolson on Oct 15, 2015 8:20 AM
J Mo & B Ma
Thanks very much for making the Schroeder updates, Melodie, and again for all your hard work on Find A Grave!
Added by J Mo & B Ma on Oct 14, 2015 7:54 AM
Memorial# 146189629
Thanks for all the valuable contributions you've made on Find A Grave. For all of us far from our family's grave sites it is very much appreciated.

I have been adding family photos and connecting the family of my great grandmother Mary Forster Blanc Johns. She was close to her brother William who was a few years older than she. You have William listed as the son of their eldest brother J. Henry.

I thought by adding the family story that was in the Dunn County History to his memorial would be proof enough of William's parentage. I have so many more documents I could send you. You have declined my edits so I'd like to know what documents you might have that say otherwise? Sometimes it is confusing when the father's name is Henry(Heinrich) John and his son was Henry John but later in life went by John Henry. The age spread between the siblings is striking too. But John Henry didn't marry Henriette Schumann until Feb. 1864. The 1860 census (listing the family name as Foster) has all the siblings together but William and Mary the youngest are on the next page and might have been missed.

I hope we can clear this up.
Added by pMcP on Oct 11, 2015 10:09 PM
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