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Kathleen (#47839472)
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I am in search of family history and knowing what of the backgrounds for family members. This all started at my having grandchildren and wanting them to have as much information on their family and where their ancestors hailed from. I believe heritage is important. When I enter cemeteries to take photos of stones, I know there is a real person in there, whether or not they are still breathing. They were born, lived and passed on. What went on in their era, their lives in between those dates recorded on their stones. I know I once read a quip about how we spend our dashes (the dash between birthdate and death date). It's an important matter and I want to make the most of my dash!
I am interested in helping others with their research and photo requests as well. It is the preservation of life and memories and somehow helps us feel connected to those relatives and Grandparents we never got to meet. I love bringing that to life!
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Marylin DeYoung
Clinton Curtiss
Thank you again. I have Clinton's obit. Mallory Library has been very helpful to me in the past. Also, thanks for reminding me that I hadn't linked Levi and Grace with Clinton. I have done that now. When I first started using findagrave, linking wasn't an option, so some of mine didn't get linked. I thought I had gone through and done that for everyone, but guess I missed Clinton. Thanks for all your help. Levi and Grace had a daughter, Lydia A. who married Daniel Gorton. They were in Wash state in 1920 and Daniel died in 1925. Haven't been able to find a death date for Lydia. I don't have enough information about them to put them on findagrave. Also, there's Mariett, and I've found almost nothing about her. I think I have all the rest of their children on and linked.
Marylin
Added by Marylin DeYoung on Sep 19, 2014 8:37 PM
Marylin DeYoung
RE: Gracie Curtiss
Thanks. I have a record from the Painesville Telegraph 24 Aug 1882 page 3 column 5. It's titled Concord. There are several notes about various happenings and near the bottom it reads -
"Gracie Curtiss, wife of Levi Curtiss, died of Bright's Disease Tuesday, Aug. 22, about 10 o'clock, aged 62."

I assumed she was buried somewhere in Concord, but I haven't been able to find a death certificate or burial place for her.

I have a certified copy of a death record for Gracie's, husband, Levi, who died 25 Mar 1894. It was sent at the request of family member and dated 8 Jun 1992 Plainesville Ohio and signed by Fred V. Skok. This also comes up on Family Search "Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997. Death place is Concord, Lake, Ohio. But, I cannot find a burial place for him either. Thanks for your efforts.
Marylin
Added by Marylin DeYoung on Sep 19, 2014 9:19 AM
Marylin DeYoung
Addison Curtiss
Thank you for checking out Addison. I have a copy of his death certificate and as I'm sure you noticed on the one you put on his memorial, that he is supposedly interred in Concord Cemetery. Have you checked with the sexton to see if he might know something. It's very possible that there is no stone. I don't know anything more to suggest, but thank you for your persistence.
Marylin
Added by Marylin DeYoung on Sep 18, 2014 6:50 AM
Megan Moore
Hiskias Johnson
Thank you so much for taking the time to find him and send me a picture!!
Added by Megan Moore on Sep 14, 2014 9:05 AM
pamela west
RE: Gerry Brakeman
Good morning, Kathleen. You're right; Gerry has two memorials. The one in Brakeman Cemetery was undoubtedly done by his father, Henry Brakeman, for whom the cemetery is named. The other memorial was probably done by his widow. I believe that he is actually buried in Marietta, GA. It's an unusual situation, but he does actually have to memorials.

Thanks for keeping me on my toes.

Pamela
Added by pamela west on Sep 14, 2014 7:36 AM
pamela west
Brakeman stones
Thank you so much!

Pamela West
Added by pamela west on Sep 14, 2014 7:30 AM
Jason Turner
Vernon Patterson Photo
Thanks for trying to find his tombstone. I'm going to find his death certificate again and make sure I didn't make an error.
Added by Jason Turner on Sep 11, 2014 5:39 AM
Cheryl Gebert
RE: Norman Sheridan Risley
In the 1930 census, Eloise was stated born in Japan and was 26. Whereas in the 1940 census, Fidelia is stated born in Ohio and was 41. If they were the same wife, I would think either the birth place or the age would be consistent. I believe they are two separate persons. Find A Grave Memorial# 128778266 is the Eloise. Someday I shall hunt down her obituary if one exists. She was buried in Kentucky, but last lived in Arlington, VA.
Added by Cheryl Gebert on Sep 09, 2014 9:54 AM
Cheryl Gebert
RE: Norman Sheridan Risley
Thanks for pointing that out. I went back to the obituary and somehow I missed the word "Cleveland".
You were right. I put in the correct death date, it was an erroneous selection. I will ask to remove Find A Grave Memorial# 133021875 as mine was created first with the wrong cemetery and also ask for the grave site to be posted to my memorial.

Thanks for the other info. I will have to investigate those interesting tidbits. May asked my numerous questions.

As for the obituary, one cannot posted any older than 1920 without permission.

Have a great Autumn soon!
Added by Cheryl Gebert on Sep 09, 2014 6:27 AM
Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Britt, Riverside Cemetery
Thanks so much for the headstone photo for these folks. I'm grateful for your help.
Added by Gerald "Jerry" Hobson on Sep 08, 2014 4:49 PM
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