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Blanch Flanigan (#47623733)
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Bio Photo After a niece sent me a copy of my father's "Find A Grave" memorial and asked why my mother was not on it, I became a member. Now I am addicted to it.
Find A Grave is one of the most beneficial websites that I have become aquainted with both for genealogy and for historical preservation.
I will do my best to find the gravestones that are requested and may have to make a few trips so if the first picture is not of great quality, I will put a comment that I plan to redo it.
So far, I have done 3 complete cemeteries and am in the process of checking off names in case anyone is missing. Then I will do a physical search to see if they are unmarked or covered by grass, bushes or trees.
Any memorials will be gladly transfered. The only ones that I wish to keep are family tree members. I am entering people with the information that is on their stones with the hopes that someone will be searching for them. (I am not doing this just to build up numbers and I sure hope that is not anyone else's purpose.) Any corrections will be made as soon as I get notice of them.
Please do not be offended if I add a photo showing that a stone is in danger of being damaged. It is only a way to help save the stones. I am attempting to gather a group of volunteers to remove unwanted bushes and trees that were planted in a cemetery that are getting out of control because families never maintained them after planting them.
As I said, I am new to this and I appreciate all the helpful advice that others have given me.
Good luck searching for your loved ones and God bless.
* Please be patient, I may still fill your requests after the weather gets nicer.
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Re: Conrad Steingrube
Thank you Blanche, once again, for the pic of this headstone in the winter- much appreciated!
Added by Brenda on Mar 30, 2014 7:41 PM
Jan Grant
Morris Slaughter Headstone Photo
Thank you so much for providing these photos! Morris is my great grand uncle.
Jan Grant
Added by Jan Grant on Mar 28, 2014 1:25 PM
Russ Nixon
Ashton Cemetery, Spinks
I see you're taking photos in the Ashton Cemetery and adding them, so I'm going to assume you're nearby the cemetery. Any graves I maintain there are yours for the asking as I'm in Indiana and I think memorials are best managed by someone close to the cemetery or by family members.

All the Ashton Cemetery graves I maintain were added from a transcript someone emailed to me when I was looking for a relative's grave there. I saw many names on that transcript that were missing on F-A-G so I added them so others could find those folks.

Like you, I'm not here for numbers, fame, glory or control. I just want complete memorials for genealogical and historical reference & remembrance. This site is a godsend when we work with each other instead of making it an impersonal numbers competition as so many do.

Again, any you want are yours for the asking. P.S.- Thanks for photographing up there as I do here. Those photos mean the world to those too far away to actually visit the cemeteries we work on.
Added by Russ Nixon on Mar 28, 2014 12:24 AM
Louis Mosier
Thank You!
Thanks so much for the great photos of Thomas Lambert's gravesite. Your efforts help honor this veteran's service during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and are truly appreciated.
Lou Mosier
Added by Louis Mosier on Mar 27, 2014 5:27 AM
Virginia Partch
RE: Memorial@89835964
I don't mind at all. What are your thoughts on finding the other family members - probably buried in the same cemetery?

Thank You!
Added by Virginia Partch on Mar 03, 2014 12:15 PM
Virginia Partch
This is Kenneth Wesley Blake, my 2nd cousin. B. 26 Jan 1913, Northville, Spink, South Dakota; D. 11 Jan 1999, Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota. He married Juanita Mona Maines, b. 21 Dec 1918 in Hopkins Park, Kankakee, Illinois; d. 5 Apr 2003 in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington. They married 2 Jun 1937 in Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota. They had 2 children (that I know about): Constance Hazel Blake and Wesley Lynn Blake.
Added by Virginia Partch on Mar 02, 2014 2:26 PM
Virginia Partch
Memorial #89821383
Lucina Mae Pearson Blake, b. Aug 1876 in Indiana; d. 27 Nov 1953 in Northville, Spink, South Dakota. She is the daughter of James Alva Pearson and Mary Ellen Pinkerton Pearson. She married Herbert Bertram Blake 2 Mar 1895 in Huntington County, Indiana. They are the parents of 5 children.
Added by Virginia Partch on Feb 26, 2014 8:14 AM
Virginia Partch
Memorial #89835729
Herbert Bertram,b. 17 May 1872 in Huntington County, Indiana; d. 5 Apr 1939 in Northville, Spink, South Dakota. He is the 2nd child born to Alfred Laffayette Blake and Sarah Ellen Scott Blake.
Married: Lucina Mae Pearson 2 Mar 1895 in Huntington County, Indiana.
Added by Virginia Partch on Feb 26, 2014 8:08 AM
Walter, Emma Miller
Blanche, thank you so much for the photo of the headstone- and in winter! You must not have as much snow as the rest of the country!
Added by Brenda on Feb 20, 2014 3:33 PM
B. Heim
Armstong Family in Athol
Hi, could you maybe tranfer Rita, Gaylon and Raymond to me? Rita was my grandfather's sister and I have a short biography prepared for each of them.
Added by B. Heim on Jan 18, 2014 10:15 PM
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