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MaryT (#47616997)
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Bio Photo I am a genealogist at heart and try very hard to find information and links for the memorials I create (and am aware that I am human and do make mistakes) so I am happy to add information and make corrections.

I am also happy to do transfers but please don't send me a transfer request just stating "transfer it to me so I can update it" or ask me to link to "burial unknowns." Every edit or transfer request I receive gets researched and checked against the people buried near them to see if I can find a connection. So please if you have the information, use the edit tab to send the suggestion and THEN ask for the transfer.

Also I create memorials for families so please do not ask for a transfer because you are collecting Civil War soldiers, Pioneers, or whole cemeteries etc. These were real people, not something to be collected and I refuse to treat them as such.

Thank you to all the volunteers that have added photos, send corrections or shared stories or obituaries with me about the memorials in my care. And to those who kindly accept the many edit/link requests that I send out.

A note about photos:
I have been using the beta photo up-loader and one of its quirks is that it doesn't show you if there is already a photo on a memorial. I have tried to delete any duplicate photos I have accidentally added but if you find I have missed one please feel free to let me know.
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transfer request
Good Afternoon,
I am writing to request an ownership transfer of the following individuals:
Henry Soderlin (#12867637) and Esther Soderlin (#12786762). They are my great aunt and uncle with no children of their own. Esther is also my grandmother's twin sister and growing up she was another grandmother to me. Thank you for this consideration and also for the work that you have done to add them to Find A Grave. I have just recently joined Find A Grave, but am so excited to find relatives. Once I have added or updated my family, I intend to help others taking photos, etc. Thanks for ALL that you do it is much appreciated.
Added by SBBRBB on Jun 22, 2016 12:05 PM
Lisa Cl
RE: Michael J Stein 138395511
Thank you!
Added by Lisa Cl on Jun 20, 2016 6:25 AM
James Brancel
Lowry & DeYette Wyman Brancel
Riverside Memorial Park - Aberdeen Plot: Block 87, Lot 219. Could you send me a picture of their gravestone? Also on their bio I would like to change their children info to: Donald Wyman Brancel (1917-1978) Mn. & Gail Margaret Brancel (1919-2001) Tx.

I just joined find a grave and plan on adding more Brancel information for my family tree. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you,

Added by James Brancel on Jun 18, 2016 6:59 AM
Robert Champlin
RE: JOHN CHAMPLIN #107861104
I was pretty certain that the photo was added by someone else.

Added by Robert Champlin on Jun 15, 2016 9:28 AM
Rebecca Dodds
Marvin Schoelkopf & Betty Dodds
You apologized for not getting back to me sooner after just a few days, with photographs and edits coming in to you of over 100 a day????

I should apologize to YOU because I just sent you more info about Marvin's 2nd wife Marie Hummel just now, and THEN I got your email. Please take your time with that or anything I send you.

Most importantly, I can't thank you enough for transferring my great uncle Marvin and aunt Betty to me. Like you, I really get a kick out of bringing these people 'back to life' in photos and stories and making the connections back with spouses, parents and siblings..well it just warms the cockles of my heart as they say.
Thank-you so much.
Added by Rebecca Dodds on Jun 14, 2016 3:49 PM
Robert Champlin
JOHN CHAMPLIN #107861104
Dear Mary T.:

I think there is an error on John Champlin's memorial. The gravestone photo attached to it probably belongs to Oren Alonzo Champlin as the dates on the stone (1851-1918) match Oren's dates. Oren and wife Mary Jane Larkin are buried in Riverside Cemetery too.

I believe that there is a John Champlin buried in the "Baby Land" section of Riverside Cemetery. That John Champlin died as an infant in 1937 and I believe (but lack proof) that he was a son of Oscar Perry Champlin & Florence Christina Voss.

Bob Champlin
Added by Robert Champlin on Jun 13, 2016 3:54 AM
Barbara Jessop
My name is Barbara Jessop and I was wondering if you would transfer my great-grandfather John Doersch #123609454 and my great-grandmother Wilhelmine Doersch and their children to me # 47570252. Thank you very much. I would like to add more information.
Added by Barbara Jessop on Jun 11, 2016 2:22 PM
Lisa Cl
Michael J Stein 138395511
HI sorry I'm new at this. Can you tell me where the birth year of 1899 on Michael J. Stein came from?

I just added my grandmother Lorraine, his sister, and it shows them both born in 1899 now..which is possible I suppose. I have no info about Michael.
Added by Lisa Cl on Jun 09, 2016 10:32 PM
Daniel K. Welsh
Johannes Diegel - Memorial# 107928573
Sorry I send you a correction for this memorial that you cannot correct.
I sent it to the correct member
Added by Daniel K. Welsh on May 31, 2016 7:10 PM
Barbara Wilson Krause
Memorial #123171330 Harriett "Hattie" Wilson Jenks Tanton
Please do not accept a year of birth from the one I sent to you showing 1866, even though the tombstone is showing 1864. You may add in the bio section to the effect the year of birth on tombstone is incorrect and add this informtion in the bio section. Thanks for your kind help.

BIR-DEA: Harriet Wilson Tanton
Minnesota Deaths and Burials
Name Harriet Wilson Tanton
Gender Female
Burial Date 16 Dec 1918
Death Date 12 Dec 1918
Death Place Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Age 52
Birth Date 03 Dec 1866
Birthplace Belleville, Ill
Occupation Housewife
Race White
Marital Status Married
Father's Name Geo. W. Jenks
Father's Birthplace Ohio
Mother's Name Emma Penn
Mother's Birthplace Ga

"Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 May 2016), Harriet Wilson Tanton, 12 Dec 1918; citing Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, reference 27347; FHL microfilm 2,218,023.

DEATH: Harriet Wilson Tanton
in the Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002
Name: Harriet Wilson Tanton
Death Date: 12 Dec 1918
Death County: Hennepin
State File Number: 027347
Certificate Number: 027347
Certificate Year: 1918
Record Number: 262603

Source Information Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2001.
Original data: State of Minnesota. Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002. Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Department of Health.

OBITUARY: Taken from the Minneapolis Morning Tribune 15 December 1918

TANTON--Mrs. Harriet W. wife of Alfred G. Tanton, died Thursday at the residence, Girard Avenue, N age 52.
Beside her husband, she leaves two sons and two daughters, Frederick, Earl and Clara of this city and Mrs. E. A. Herber of Shelby, Montana. Services at Lakewood Chapel, Monday 2 P.M.

Household: 1880 United States Federal Census LDS 9 June 1880

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
George W. JENKS Self M Male W 49 OH Mail Agent MA MA
Mary B. JENKS Wife M Female W 39 IL Keeping House VT VT
Harriet W. JENKS Dau S Female W 14 IL At School OH IL
Henry R. JENKS Son S Male W 12 IL At School OH IL
George L. JENKS Son S Male W 6 IL OH IL
Harlan W. JENKS Son S Male W 1M IL OH IL

Source Information:
Census Place Du Quoin, Perry, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254241
NA Film Number T9-0241
Page Number 64D

Alfred G Tanton
in the 1900 United States Federal Census 6 June 1900
Name: Alfred G Tanton
[Pettie G Tanton]
Age: 38
Birth Date: Jul 1861
Birthplace: Canada
[Canada English]
Home in 1900: Lakota, Nelson, North Dakota
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1880
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Hattie W Tanton
Marriage Year: 1885
Years Married: 15
Father's Birthplace: Canada
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Household Members: Name Age
Alfred G Tanton 38 Head MW Jul 1861 married 15 yrs Canada Canada Scotland Imig 1880 in US 20 yrs NA Grain Buyer
Hattie W Tanton 33 Wife FW Dec 1866 married 5 children 4 living IL OH IL
Grace M Tanton 12 Dau FW May 1888 S ND Canada IL at school
Clara M Tanton 10 Dau FW Jul 1890 S ND Canada IL at school
Alfred R Tanton 9 Son MW May 1891 S ND Canada IL at school
Everett E Tanton 4 Son MW Apr 1896 S ND Canada IL

Source Citation
Year: 1900; Census Place: Lakota, Nelson, North Dakota; Roll: 1230; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0098; FHL microfilm: 1241230

Alfred G Tanton
in the 1910 United States Federal Census 16 April 1910
Name: Alfred G Tanton
[Alfred J Tanton]
Age in 1910: 50
Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Canada
[Canada English]
Home in 1910: Minneapolis Ward 8, Hennepin, Minnesota
Street: Pleasant Avenue
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1885
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Hattie Tanton
Father's Birthplace: Canada
[Canada English]
Mother's Birthplace: Canada
[Canada English]
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: Grain Man
Industry: Grain Co
Employer, Employee or Other: Wage Earner
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Farm or House: House
Naturalization Status: Naturalized
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 23
Out of Work: N
Number of weeks out of work: 0
Household Members: Name Age
Alfred G Tanton 50 Head MW M1 23 yrs Canada Canada Canada Imig 1885 Grain Manager Grain Company
Hattie Tanton 43 Wife FW M1 23 yrs 5 children 4 living FL (NO IL) US (OH) US (IL)
Clara Tanton 20 Dau FW S ND Canada FL (NO IL)
Fred Tanton 19 Son MW S ND Canada FL (NO IL)
Earl Tanton 14 Son MW S ND Canada FL (NO IL)
Jennie McDonald 23 Nurse M1 o children Canada Canada Canada Imig 1890 Nurse Private

Source Citation
Year: 1910; Census Place: Minneapolis Ward 8, Hennepin, Minnesota; Roll: T624_704; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0143; FHL microfilm: 1374717
Added by Barbara Wilson Krause on May 24, 2016 5:31 PM
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