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Ima BC Graver (#47511859)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 17 days
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This is my way of honouring the dead who might otherwise be forgotten. It's always a thrill to be contacted by researchers who appreciate finding their missing family members. Where possible plot information is included to help family and friends locate their loved one. Marker or monument photos show what the grave looks like today, especially helpful for those people who are unable to visit in person. Sadly, sometimes the photos document vandalism.

You may LINK from your family tree (Ancestry or other) to a Find A Grave photo or page, but you may NOT copy and paste the photo or content. This includes screenshots.

Instructions for Ancestry: Click on the Find A Grave photo or memorial you want, and copy the URL from the address bar. On the profile page of the person, in the sources column, click on the <+add> button, then choose from the dropdown. Paste the URL into the box and add a link name. Click on the button; once you do that, the link name will appear in the Web Links Box for you to quickly access at any time, without violating my copyright.

Due to my photos and bios being lifted and posted to other websites (Ancestry, for example) without permission and/or attribution, I have been forced to add a copyright notice to all of my photos. I may have missed a few, but consider them all copyrighted. When I find them, I absolutely do file a take-down notice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and Ancestry for one has been (promptly!) removing my content when notified.

I no longer make out-of-guidelines transfers. As always, I am more than willing to make links and replace my bio with a better one. I do not link to dupes, nor to burials unknown. And please use the edit tab to Suggest A Correction!

The Royal BC Museum has posted many BC Archives BMD certificates online. has also has many BMD certificates. If the one you need is not on either website, I am willing to check the microfilms at the Nelson Municipal Library for you, although it might take some time for me to get there.
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Messages left for Ima BC Graver (416)[Leave Message]
Lee Helle
RE: Geraldine Koening - Fauquier BC
Thank You :-)
Added by Lee Helle on Apr 30, 2016 12:58 PM
Lee Helle
RE: Geraldine Koening - Fauquier BC
The link to my brother Gene seems to have been corrupted, this is the correct link, perhaps when you get time you could repair it? many thanks
Added by Lee Helle on Apr 30, 2016 10:40 AM
don't have your personal email
Yes I am in Nelson and have been working on my husband's and my family graves. Just retired and trying to find time to do everything!
Added by annav on Apr 25, 2016 4:35 PM
RE: And another oops!
I created a new one for Harry in Nelson and I already have the plot information as I went to take a photo for someone that was requested. There was no marker so I took photos of the markers on either side and the space between to show them there was no marker so that is why I had a photo for Harry. There are a lot of H Gibsons so I can see how you could have mixed them problem. Overall outstanding work - it takes so many hours of your time. I know just how much time I have under my belt and you have way more gravesites that you are managing. Keep up the great work. Thanks
Added by annav on Apr 25, 2016 12:16 PM
Leslie P. Fowers
John Wesley & Clara Bybee Westfall
Question: How could Clara Cunningham have died before 1910 (bio text) when her marker shows she died in 1946?
Answer: sorry, I missed removing the bio after an edit was submitted with the death date and stone photo

Question: Also, is it possible that she and John Wesley Westfall had a son named Charles who died in the Rossland BC area? 11-year-old Charles was re-interred from Berg's Cemetery to Columbia Cemetery in 1912, but he has no death certificate, and the only burial permit was the 1912 one (most of the re-interments were done 1898-1900). I haven't found anything in the old newspapers yet, but I've only really looked at 1895-1897 so far. At first I was only looking for burials in Columbia, but as is the way of projects, it is expanding.
Answer: Our records do show that John and Clara had a son Charles who was born abt 1881 of whom we have not found death record...your Charles seems to be about a generation later.
Added by Leslie P. Fowers on Apr 22, 2016 1:07 PM
Ellen Notbohm
Thanks for your edit/message. I can give you a little more info. Please use the email address on my profile page, and please see my policy on bios, also on that page. I look forward to hearing from you.
Added by Ellen Notbohm on Apr 21, 2016 2:32 PM
Judy Barrette-Flint
Liness, Murdock John & Harold Albert
18 Apr 2016 at Created by: Ima BC Graver Record added: Apr 17, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 88684153 – you say Harold Albert Liness Birth: Dec. 18, 1900 Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada Death: Feb. 27, 1944, his father is Murdock John Liness Birth: Mar. 4, 1884 Ontario, Canada Death: Jul. 1, 1943 (Find A Grave Memorial# 88684242) —but that is impossible as there is only 6 yrs difference in their ages! In fact, they were brothers and their parents were William Albert Liness 1864-1928 & Mary McDougall 1860-1948. They were legally separated in 1911 and 1921 censuses, and Albert died in Parry Sound District, Ontario—I haven’t yet finished my research on Mary but I am guessing she died there as well, or at least, in Ontario. I am 2nd cousin twice removed, on my mother’s side of the family, and am presently in the middle of my research on this part of the family. Just thought I would offer this little bit of info to help you out.
Added by Judy Barrette-Flint on Apr 18, 2016 6:54 PM
Melora Rose
Cecil E. Manchester
Thanks for the info on her. I posted it...
Added by Melora Rose on Apr 14, 2016 9:39 AM
Mary Casey Huntzinger
Mary Ann Dingwall
Born 19 Sep 1883 in Easter Kinkell, Urquhart, Ross-shire, Scotland. Parents listed are correct.

Added by Mary Casey Huntzinger on Apr 09, 2016 12:56 AM
Mary Casey Huntzinger
Lyall Charles Hawkins
This man is my 4th cousin 1x removed. I am researching the Dingwall line, of which his mother is a Dingwall. I found some newspaper articles on Ancestry. He enlisted in the Canadian Army 10 Oct. 1942, as a private. He was appointed a commission 17 Jul. 1943, proceeding overseas 22 Mar. 1944. He also was awarded the Military Cross by the King. Lieutenant Lyall Charles Hawkins, 28, Nelson, B.C. In The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, on 9 Apr 1945, there is a listing of casualties. Lieutenant Lyall Charles Hawkins was listed under B.C. Regiment as severely wounded. In The Lethbridge Herald, on 12 May 1945, there is an article (mini bio), about the Military Cross Winner, Lt. Hawkins. Found this very interesting. He was a Hero.

Thank You,
Mary Casey Huntzinger/crazycelticwarrior
Added by Mary Casey Huntzinger on Apr 09, 2016 12:31 AM
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