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Gale Cottrell (#47855496)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo My husband and I have been researching our family history since 1980 and learn something new every day. It is not easy and there's a lot of misinformation out there. Be sure of your records; get several verifications and have fun. Most of all be courteous - most of the people you will meet are volunteers and will go out of their way to help you.

Most of the entries are ancesters, close friends of my Mom and Dad or members of our parish family. I am happy to add bios, connect to other family members or assist with family lines.

I have no objection to use of pictures I have added.
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RE: Benjamin Benedict Crawford
Gale, by all means use whatever photos I have submitted. No credit is necessary. I'm really happy that the photos I've provided are helping others in their quest to learn about their past.
Thank you for your compliment as well.
Karen VN
Added by KVN on Sep 24, 2016 9:18 PM
Barry Michie
II: Martha Platt Cottrell

Thanks for the reply. I'm no relation to the Platts. They were a very interesting and important family. I'll send to your email account an article I've written up on Jeremiah Platt I hope to have published in the local paper, The Manhattan Mercury. The society is working its way through the various possibilities presented to us on the Platt House. It's owned by the county and they may be selling it, an announcement that created quite a controversy locally and lots of publicity. Looks like everything will work out though to preserve this historic structure and our continued occupancy.

Best, Barry
Added by Barry Michie on Sep 24, 2016 9:17 AM
Barry Michie
Martha Platt Cottrell
Thanks much for linking Martha Platt Cottrell to her parents. All the siblings are now linked up with the exception of an infant.

I am the president of the Riley County Genealogical Society (Manhattan, Ks.) that is housed in the Platt house built by Marth'a brother, Jeremiah, in 1871. I don't know if you are local or in the region but if you haven't visit the Platt House at 2005 Claflin Road. I more than assume you are related to the Platt family through the Cottrells.

Best, Barry Michie

Added by Barry Michie on Sep 23, 2016 3:30 PM
JohnnyCanuck UE
Captain John Lyon
Hi Gale
Many thanks for adding this person. He is my Grandfather X 7.
He was born November 16, 1739.
His wife was Hepzibeth Betts who was also from Redding Ridge, Connecticut.
Lastly, I don't know how to add this info to Memorial.
Stephen McDonald
Ontario Canada
Added by JohnnyCanuck UE on Sep 17, 2016 5:47 PM
Angel Piper
RE: Philip and Elizabeth Burgan
Sorry, I don't know if I responded to this message before, but you're free to use my photos for anything you like!
Added by Angel Piper on Jul 28, 2016 11:40 PM
ann brown
Norton's of Guilford CT
HI Gale,

Thanks so much for your messages regarding the Norton's of Guilford, CT. I was absent on the Find A Grave website for awhile and didn't see your messages until now. I appreciate your notes as well as Donna, who transferred images.
Thanks again to you and Donna!

Added by ann brown on Jun 07, 2016 1:20 PM
Bob O
RE: Fingerle photos
Gale, you are welcome. Bob
Added by Bob O on Apr 14, 2016 6:04 AM
Janett Lee Wawrzyniak
RE: Anna & Frank Wesely
Your correction request has been completed regarding the census form error. The correction addition caption for all census forms entered now reads: 1900
Parents and siblings page 2 of 2. listed Frank Wesely 66 Anna Wesely 66 Joseph Wesely 32 Frank Wesely 29 Anna Wesely 27 Julia Wesely 22 Mary Wesely 18 Johnnie Wesely 7. The Johnnie listed as their son was actually their grandson - he was the son of their daughter Anna.

Your time and attention to this is appreciated, thank you.
Added by Janett Lee Wawrzyniak on Apr 13, 2016 7:49 PM
Elsie Lee
RE: Minnie Rebecca Dixon Carty
You are most welcome to use the photo.
Best wishes.
Added by Elsie Lee on Mar 22, 2016 7:34 AM
Dee E
RE: Edward James Burgan
Hi Gale,
I may not get back to Oak Lawn until Spring but in the meantime you could put in a photo request. Do you happen to know the section of Oak Lawn where he's buried. I cannot remember since it's a huge cemetery and don't know why I wouldn't have taken all the photos in their plot while there. Regards, Dee
Added by Dee E on Jan 17, 2016 12:22 PM
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