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Erin (#47634564)
 member for 2 years, 10 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo "I will show you fear in a handful of dust." T.S. Eliot

We are not so much afraid of dying, as we are of no one remembering we existed at all.

We only walk this earth because of the people before us. Every name is a memory to a life, not just a branch in a tree. Sometimes all that echoes through time is a name, a date, a relationship, a headstone. But bringing those things together here is remembering the person who lived, and I am proud to be a part of this community of volunteers who spend their free time to send the message "you have not been forgotten"

Still active as of September 2014. If you have any information to add to any memorials I have created please let me know but use the EDIT- SUGGEST A CORRECTION feature. Please also use this feature when inquiring about a specific memorial, the comments section below is not helpful in directing me with a link to see what you are talking about.

PROCESSING EDITS: I know about the feature, but I don't blindly click all. Have patience, I will get to it, but I do check- I will also look for an obituary for you if its here in Oregon. So have patience, check back when you get the email, it might be worth a look.

DO YOU KNOW? Find A Grave will automatically process all untouched edits after 3 weeks. Yep. that contributor who's been ignoring your requests for years didn't just finally get with the program.

DO YOU KNOW? if you mess up a submission you can go to your own edits page, use the drop down menu to find edits you have submitted, find the edit you did and delete and redo if it hasn't been processed. Pretty Nifty if you ask me. Edits on Find A Grave are finally happening and they have fixed some of the flaws from the initial launch.

PHOTOS: I am not going to remember I took a headstone photo, let alone look for it on to file copyright infringement. I took the photo to help you! If you would like any of the photos I have taken for your own family tree, you are welcome to them. If its a family photo I added though, please contact me!

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Messages left for Erin (482)[Leave Message]
Kathryn Wagner
re: the Brindells
THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I was about ready to delete the memorials, as what you said made sense. I HATE duplicates and deal with a man here that has "mass uploaded" one of our biggest cemeteries. We work well together, and I fill in lots of info for him. When I am searching for relatives of the folks of the photos I uploaded, I find a duplicate memorial quite often. He has explained to me that some folks just make a memorial with "burial unknown", if it does not list a cemetery in the obit, and therefore tons of duplicates end up out there. I thought that because I had SEARCHED and SEARCHED FIRST to make sure that there wasn't a memorial already out there, that I was "good to go". Thanks for filling me in, and thank you so much for the photos. I changed Sr's name to Franklin A. and entered the correct cemetery, I HOPE. I appreciate your input and the photos. Thanks again and God bless!
Added by Kathryn Wagner on Sep 01, 2014 12:51 PM
Kathryn Wagner
re: Franklin Brindell
I'm sorry - was I not suppose to create memorials for Franklin, Sr. and Cora, when the burial spot is unknown? I am relatively new to Find A Grave and didn't realize that I shouldn't do something like that. I thought that was what the "unknown burial site" thing was for. I wanted to link the kids and hoped that someday some family member would come and either ask for the transfer or edit the memorials with the information. I found both of their death certificates in Oregon and Washington and figured that I was doing the right thing. I had no idea that it was wrong to do. Please enlighten me here. Is there a reason that you "unlinked Franklin" to his folks? I don't understand. Plus, I had no idea that Oregon "shortened" middle names, so I could not assume that Alv was Franklin, Jr.'s and Franklin, Sr.'s middle name. I will change Sr.'s to an A as well. Thank you for letting me know this information, and again, I am sorry, if I've done something incorrect with adding a memorial with "burial unknown". I looked and looked and looked for memorials for both of them and could not find anything close. I thought that it was the best thing to do. God bless.
Added by Kathryn Wagner on Sep 01, 2014 7:21 AM
Margo Reasner
RE: Carrie Helke obituary
Thank you for putting the obit in the bio section and for adding the information to the memorial. -Margo-
Added by Margo Reasner on Aug 28, 2014 7:35 PM
Amy Sue Connolly
Would you be willing to go to your "Edit" tab (on your profile page) in Findagrave and accepting the edits?
Added by Amy Sue Connolly on Aug 28, 2014 9:51 AM
Floral Designer
RE: Rapalje's
sure take the photo's but give credit to david osborn historian at st pauls.. ok.. Barb have a good labor day .. no money in those days also for headstones
Added by Floral Designer on Aug 27, 2014 1:38 PM
Katie Lou
RE: Darnes photos @ Highland
yes that's fine.

Added by Katie Lou on Aug 26, 2014 6:02 PM
Linda Crandall
Albert Walts
You're right. His mother would have been Eveline Kepley. I have a survey done of the cemetery in the 80s. It says son of George & Susannah, Albert is buried next to Henry, Elizabeth (my great aunt), Jess & George W. He would have been the child called Willard in the 1860 census. I wonder if the middle name beginning with H is really a W.
Added by Linda Crandall on Aug 26, 2014 1:05 PM
Floral Designer
rapeljerem request Update
the other two are buried in the same area but unmarked ..per the historian..David Osborn.. I asked him to add a flag to the area and shot a photo.. he takes all the photo's request and I add them, he likes to do it.. I'm only 15 min away. will add the others as soon as I get an email, from him. Barb
Added by Floral Designer on Aug 26, 2014 11:36 AM
Alan Eugene Koch
Dorothy Wendling
Thanks for the transfer. Dorothy was an important part of my wife's ancestry and we will give the memorial the utmost respect.

Added by Alan Eugene Koch on Aug 25, 2014 12:01 PM
Elsie Gambrel
RE: Wolfe Cemetery
Erin, of course you may use any photos I have taken.
Added by Elsie Gambrel on Aug 25, 2014 6:37 AM
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