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Hooked On Family (#47448897)
 member for 3 years, 8 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo I am a 'farm girl' who grew up and still live in Iowa.

I am trying to leave a legacy on Find a Grave for my children and grandchildren, and for others as well, by making family stories and links.

I found my great grandmother's headstone on Find a Grave quite by accident and have been hooked on this site ever since.

I enjoy helping others find relatives' and friends' resting places. I have posted many memorials and photos from various cemeteries so others can gather data.

I create memorials with dignity and respect for those who have passed. I will remove a memorial if it is too sensitive for you, and I will remove photos you do not want on a memorial.

I am not interested in amassing large numbers of memorials. I am interested in contributing data and connecting family members.

Forgive me for not yet having all burial locations takes time to research. Also, some mortuaries do not list burial or disposition details in their obituaries now, so there exists some unknowns.

I do transfer memorials if you have information to add, unless it is for my relative.

I often try to add information and family links by researching a family. This takes time, so some memorials I've created are not done.

Please let me know if there is an error so it can be corrected. I want to have true and appropriate information.

I usually make edit requests the same day. I appreciate knowing about added posts to my memorials such as photos or obituary clippings that would help me link family members.

I am happy to share photos with you to use in your family albums. Feel free to contact me.

- - - - Projects as of July 2014 - - - -

I took gravestone photos of these entire cemeteries. All are posted for:
Paton Cemetery - Paton, Iowa
Dawson Cemetery near Paton, Iowa
Antioch - Clarksville, Iowa
Lynwood - Clarksville, Iowa
Old Town - Clarksville, Iowa
Pleasant Valley - Clarksville, Iowa
Butler Center - Butler County, Iowa
St. Mary's Catholic - Greene, Iowa

I added quite a few photos for McCallsburg Cemetery and Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene, Iowa. I will be taking photos in several Butler County cemeteries when possible. As of fall 2014, I am adding 1000 photos I took at Rose Hill in Greene.
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JCHS Class of 1969 (12)
Paton Class of 1938 (13)
Paton Class of 1961 (6)
Unique Cemetery Stones (17)
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Vicki Knox Larson
The name on the memorial could have been a mistype on the cemetery list I transcribed. I changed the name to match the stone.
Added by Vicki Knox Larson on Nov 24, 2014 11:19 AM
Teri S
Teddy bears
Thank you for leaving teddy bears on the pages for my aunts and uncles who died at birth. It means a lot to me. Your kindness is appreciated.
Added by Teri S on Nov 22, 2014 2:08 PM
Photo thanks! :-)
Nice surprise. Thank you for the photo of Bently Hoffert's grave stone at Rose Hill Cemetery. Much appreciated.
Added by AMB on Nov 21, 2014 12:12 PM
I think I have it straightened out now. Confused as there was 2 Doras; one being married to a John Martzahn. They are of my family. Thanks~~Maybe I will get it all straightened out some day.PS~~My brother is a John Martzahn.
Added by IRISH EYES ARE SMILING on Nov 19, 2014 10:41 AM
Jerry Clark
No Relation to Goff
I come down the Avery Side. Amos W Avery is my chain. Thank you for the rest of the other kids.

Added by Jerry Clark on Nov 16, 2014 9:17 PM
Vicki Knox Larson
Lyle Fisher
You could be correct in thinking this was an infant and he was born and died in 1917 but as I don't have any validating information on this, I'll leave the dates as is. I will add your "assumptions" to the bio, however.
Added by Vicki Knox Larson on Nov 08, 2014 3:27 PM
Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
I deleted my memorial. Thanks!
Added by Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, ... on Oct 27, 2014 12:56 PM
Kelli Sanders
Roswell Gould
Thank you so much for providing a pic of this gravestone. I especially appreciated the information about who is next to his grave. You helped in piecing together some more family information!

Added by Kelli Sanders on Oct 27, 2014 5:24 AM
RE: Sarah Ralston
Thank you! It's you who made it possible, with your photo of her headstone.

I'm glad Sarah has a findagrave bio now instead of seeming to be all alone in that cemetery.
Added by familysearcher on Oct 14, 2014 12:34 PM
RE: Sarah Ralston
Thanks to the info in your photo of Sarah Ralston's headstone, I was able to find and add information to her findagrave memorial. Who would have know she had 12 children?

Her memorial is #40483119, if you want to take a look.
Added by familysearcher on Oct 13, 2014 12:39 PM
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