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Tree Leaf (#47481781)
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My health often gets in the way of things but I do check my messages very often and I do my best to maintain current and accurate memorials. (Because of health issues, if I have forgotten to do something I said I'd do, feel free to remind me. I try my best... but I'm only human!)

I send far more edits than transfer requests. This means that I often spend hours looking up extended family and sending those page owners the family links. I also send biographical information, dates, etc. for pages I have no intention of asking for. I also now send (very antique) obituaries, and am trying to help in the 'transcribe the photos' beta here. I try to give back as much as I can.

I will only ask for a transfer of a page if it is a line that means something to me, if I am working hard on researching it and want to be able to continue to add information and links as I go; etc. With a tree of thousands of people, it is not very practical to keep tabs on pages like that, unless I have those pages, but I rarely ask for transfers. If I do, please consider my request rather than rebuffing it. The transfer rules here are meant as a guideline, not a contract.

(Addition August 2015 - In an effort to remember those whose records are lost in time, I am now finding and transcribing obituaries for various deceased. For the most part these deceased are not related to me in any way. In some cases I chanced across the clipping while researching my own lines. In some cases the person might have no issue, or otherwise have become obscured by the ensuing years. Please, add the obituary to their page. If they have no page, I will create one. These obituaries are typically 100 or more years in the past, and the transcription will always include source data.)

To me the important person here is THE DECEASED and that is something we should all remember.

Please do not upload images of my hand written Biographies of the deceased onto other websites. The main reason is that sometimes I make changes and rewrite them, as my research reveals new information. If you upload a static image, or a story under your own name, then I can never edit that to match the current version.

And yes, the other reason is proper credit. If you think credit does not matter, then please, make your own work available and put no stipulations on how or where it is used. Most people who upload other people's work under their own names, never do so.

(Addition August 2015: You may of course use anything found here for your personal, offline, genealogical and non profit uses. Please simply give credit for the written biography (my user name here is preferred - Tree Leaf), or in the case of a newspaper obituary transcribed from the archives, please include the source data i.e. newspaper date and title - and page if available.)

If there is a problem, please alert me rather than having my page destroyed - it is most upsetting to discover that by surprise years later, all of my work was wiped out, because someone unknown to me disagreed with the data. In one case, I had kept no copy of the handwritten biography, which contained much research data; it was lost when the page was zapped. (And by the way, the deceased's remains, were at the noted location; the cenotaph - without remains - was later found elsewhere, but, despite my being ready with sources, I was not contacted before my page was destroyed, taking the research and memorial with it.)

I do my best to research and source everything; I assure you, I take this as seriously as anyone does; so please, contact me first, if you have an issue with a page.

I am willing to help and answer questions if I can. If you have a question, or want help, ask.

Thank you to all of the helpful people here. You truly are angels. 99 percent of the people I have 'met' in my family history research have been wonderful.

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Pam Witherow
RE: ok
I used to use RootsWeb WorldConnect, but not so much anymore, generally Ancestry is my first choice, which is what I used for William.
Added by Pam Witherow on Nov 15, 2015 8:27 AM
Pam Witherow
RE: William Hastings (1814 - 1878)
No, I don't have anything more than what is in the bio at this time. Sorry!! Good luck on further research!!!!!
Added by Pam Witherow on Nov 14, 2015 7:37 AM
RE: Mary Ellen Donoho
Thanks for getting back to me. That is probably all my research that you found on ancestry. My cousin, Rosemary, has the tree, but, we work together. My brother got interested in James McCormick and started me on the research. This was a very difficult family to research, but, in the end, we at least found all of James's children.

Rosemary lives just outside Quincy, IL, and, my parents grew up in the Ursa/Mendon/Lorraine area and lived in Quincy after their retirement until their deaths in 2003/2010. I have used the Quincy newspaper archive many times to follow up various members of all the family: Smith/Keim/McCormick.

The family knew little about James's marriage to Mary, as it turned out not to be a happy one or lengthy one. He became quite a successful business man, but, I am not sure the Illinois McCormicks knew much about his children. Kind of a tragic family in many ways: lots of unsuccessful marriages, tragic deaths, etc.

Added by JLMuck on Nov 06, 2015 12:21 AM
Mary Donoho
I will be shortly approving the edit for this person. Do you have additional information about her? Are you related in any way? I am related through James McCormick, the father of at least three of her children. But, we know so little of her before her marriage to James, and, little afterwards, too. Judy
Added by JLMuck on Nov 04, 2015 6:06 PM
Juliane Montgomery Burbach
RE: Well done
Hi there, I just now found your message, for the life of me, I don't recall reading it before, please excuse me for not answering. Yes I understand everything you are talking about oh so well.
Looks like you and I are stuck in the same boat, along with many others I am sure.
The sad thing is we cannot change the people that are that way. They have something really wrong in their lives to cause them to hoard the dead and not complete the edits or transfer a family member.
I have un-related people that I work on all the time, many black families as no one seems to be creating memorials for them, I just hope that a family member finds them and I will transfer them .
I love your Tree Leaf name, how sweet, it brings visions of beautiful trees to mind. May I add you as a friend?

Kind regards
Added by Juliane Montgomery Burbac... on Oct 29, 2015 12:12 PM
Lawrence Parks
RE: Question
Yes I am decendant from the Glasscock family. Lemuel Glasscock to his daughter Mary Jane who married Johnson Richmond to their daughter Lucy Ora Richmond who married George W. Hunter.

The Hasting family is connected via Samuel Glasscock's wife Eliza Ellen Hastings. Samuel was the brother of Mary Jane Glasscock wife of Johnson Richmond and the son of Lemuel Glasscock.

Are you connected to any of these families? I have a great deal of genealogical research on this family if you would like to exchange info.
Added by Lawrence Parks on Oct 28, 2015 12:38 PM
Pam Witherow
RE:Lorenzo Hastings
Thank you for the correction of the second wife's maiden name and for the name of the third wife and their marriage date and place. Appreciated!!!!
Added by Pam Witherow on Oct 27, 2015 8:24 AM
I didn't really finish my thought from the other day about how lucky I was to find Cora's grave. I was thinking about how many of my aunts are buried with their first husbands, while their second husband's name is not mentioned...and just how many times that happens. Of course, I know where they are buried, but in the future, who else will know this (and what great ladies they were)?

It made me sad to realize just how many deceased are lost to history, and it made me want to try to document these names and their lives as much as possible.

So thank you for helping to get me more interested in this. I do enjoy reading through the memorials you've written.
Added by dll on Oct 19, 2015 10:06 AM
Susan Bennehoff
Jesse Avise
Hi you recently sent me a transfer request on this memorial, but you sent the request through the edit tab which doesn't allow me to respond to you. I would prefer to respond to you by email rather than by leaving a public message. Can you please send me an email so I can respond to you privately? Thank you. My email address can be found on my profile.
Added by Susan Bennehoff on Oct 18, 2015 8:54 AM
Cora Rebecca
Hi, me again. After hearing from you, I was thinking of Cora and I looked in our local history book to see if there were any pictures. And I found one of the Habighorst Butcher Shop and boarding house with William standing in front! You may already have this photo, but if you're interested, email me and I will scan it and send it to you.

I feel very lucky that I was able to find her grave for you as there is no mention of her Habighorst name on it. The only way I found was because of your biography saying that she was buried with David.

Added by dll on Oct 17, 2015 7:59 AM
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