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Erin (#47634564)
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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 October 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 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! I don't mind sharing, I have a public tree on that I will give you directions to for more photos (if I have them). Our ancestors should be remembered by all who want to preserve a piece of who they were. My collection is the work of many who believed in saving photos of cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents they never knew and then taking the time to share them with me. As we pass through this world, I feel better knowing my ancestors wont disappear and pictures forgotten if multiple people from all over have the key.

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Carole Lee Alexander
Clarise Scott
Thank you very much for the nice quality "Less Muddy" Photo. I really appreciate it. Carole
Added by Carole Lee Alexander on Oct 21, 2014 6:07 PM
Stacey Ness
Bernard & Caroline Leava
I searched for your loved ones yesterday. This cemetery is enormous. There are about 21,000 burials here. If you look at the photos for this cemetery, there is a map and you will see names of different sections. Each section has upward of 400 plots in it. If you could get the name of the section it would help. I don't have a map of plots and when I go there the office is hardly ever open so I can't access the map inside the office. I will be going back now and then and if you call the office at 816-279-5005 and get a section name and post it on the memorial page, someone should have a better chance of finding the marker. Directions or a location within the section could help as well. The office personnel don't want a person like me asking for the locations of a whole bunch of people....they just don't have time for it all at once.
I hope this will help you find your loved ones.
Added by Stacey Ness on Oct 19, 2014 3:23 PM
Buffman vs. Buffham
Glad you caught the stone error & I have made correction. The family should have made that company correct it which is too bad they didn't! Glad he is connected with his wife now.
Added by J McL on Oct 19, 2014 1:46 PM
RE: Nina Hilde
Already had an invitation from Steve McBride to help but I am doing Mt.Calvary alone. I did tell him I had done the whole outdoor Maus up at Skyline so he could cross that off your list.
Added by J McL on Oct 17, 2014 9:47 AM
Michelle Woodham
Artemissa Rylee
Yes you have permission to use Artemissa Rylee's headstone on your Ancestry tree... thanks for asking!
Added by Michelle Woodham on Oct 07, 2014 4:45 PM
janine mcquiston
RE: Rienzi Cemetery
I added the memorials from the cemetery book at the library. I believe that I did add all that were listed in the book that were not already listed in the cemetery. Thanks, Janine
Added by janine mcquiston on Oct 05, 2014 6:09 PM
Susan W
RE: George Wyman #85000885
An update - the stone currently showing on George's memorial is definitely not his! After some serious scrutiny, it turns out the actual name on the stone pictured is "Rev. P.W. Belknap" Still working on finding the real George & Sarah. Hunting around to locate written records. Just thought I'd share that piece. Susan
Added by Susan W on Sep 30, 2014 3:36 PM
Norman Keaton
RE: Ladd/Waltz
Erin. You are welcome to use the portrait of Edwin John Ladd. I have their marriage certificate if you don't have it. I am not finished tracing their lineage. Norm
Added by Norman Keaton on Sep 23, 2014 7:32 PM
Susan W
RE: George Wyman #85000885
Thank you - I appreciate learning more about the "how to's" of Find A Grave workings. I will be going back to hunt further, including looking for the correct stone and for his wife Sarah. I will keep an eye out for other Wymans as well. I didn't have my foil with me that day so will definitely try that next. I am a firm believer in the do-no-harm/leave-no-trail methods.
I am also working on gathering info on where records may be located for many cemeteries in the area so will try that direction too.
Added by Susan W on Sep 20, 2014 10:44 AM
Susan W
George Wyman #85000885
Hi! I'm assuming that if I used the edit button on this memorial to suggest a correction that the message would not go to you since you don't manage this memorial? I'm still learning some of the nuances of this site so I'd love to know if that's an accurate assumption. If not, please let me know how to do that and route it elsewhere.
The note you left on this photo request suggests that perhaps this marker needed another look. I believe you are correct. I stopped by this cem on my way home from somewhere, the sun was going down and I didn't have my "toolkit" with me. However, I sat and studied it, ran my fingers over the letters, tried to use the shadows. I believe this stone isn't even George Wyman's. It is very worn but I believe that there are letters in the name that do not fit. I've spent enough time with various types of markers and I am pretty confident that the last name on the stone ends in "H" not "N" and there seems to be at least one other discrepancy. I will go back in the next couple weeks. Just thought I'd let you know for now. I'll also see if I can find the correct marker. This cemetery is larger so it might take a couple trips. Thanks! Susan
Added by Susan W on Sep 20, 2014 12:00 AM
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