Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

ellechelle (#47732161)
 member for 5 years, 7 months
Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231
SO sorry
Left the wrong message for the wrong person. Terribly sorry.

Will redirect that to the right person.

Added by Carole Elizabeth Nurmi C... on Sep 02, 2017 8:24 PM

Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231
Roland was a musician. He was in Nebraska in the 1910 and 1920 Census, but relocated to Boston by 1930 where he is listed as a musician.

He did divorce his first wife Alys in 1946 in Dade County, Florida. Elizabeth Schiffley was married in 1936 to Dixie Tyson in Dade County, FLorida. By 1940, Elizabeth was divorced and living in Savannah working in a music store which indicated to me that she probably had met her second husband while being involved in the music industry. By 1941, Dixie and Elizabeth are getting divorced in Monroe County, Florida.

On her Texas death certificate, her occupation was listed as organist/pianist.

Both Roland and Elizabeth died in Sulphur Springs.

Added by Carole Elizabeth Nurmi C... on Sep 02, 2017 8:23 PM

Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231
Hi there!

Love hearing the stories of family. I try to help cemeteries input graves on Many times I work from schedules that others have prepared while walking the cemeteries. Some like to take photos, some like to take down transcriptions, some like to type and input.

Some of the transcriptions contain very old headstones. It does take hours and hours a day inputting graves, but there are many here that do it as a hobby. It is nice to see.

If you see any other family, just let me know and I will send them your way.

Have a great weekend.

Added by Carole Elizabeth Nurmi C... on Sep 02, 2017 8:01 PM

Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231
Cheery Hello
Just took a break for dinner. I did go looking for obits for your family but nothing appears in the newspapers that I could find. I have a subscription to a couple of newspaper sites.

Only could find them in the census records which did make me wonder why they were buried this far north.

Always happy to send memorials to family members!

Hope you have a good evening.

Added by Carole Elizabeth Nurmi C... on Sep 02, 2017 6:13 PM

Sue Hale Sheppard
David Clark #155484586
Thank you for accepting the edit for the memorial of David Clark #155484586

I would be pleased if you would go to my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.

Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Jun 08, 2017 8:46 AM

Jerry Gill
RE: Lawrence Otey Austin: 176250274

I am aware that Lawrence Otey Austin: 176250274 is your memorial for him on Find-a-grave. My purpose was for you to check out the link I sent you for Mountain View Cemetery. The link shows that Lawrence is interred there. I felt that there remained some doubt about Lawrence Austin's resting place based purely on his death certificate. This cemetery link has the information needed to support the information about him being interred at Mountain View Cemetery in Buchanan. I apologize for any confusion. Thanks. Jerry Gill

Added by Jerry Gill on May 21, 2017 11:19 AM

Jerry Gill
Lawrence Otey Austin: 176250274

I have been researching Lawrence Otey Austin, 176250274 and I have found him listed in Mountain View Cemetery, Buchanan, VA. See link below:
This list was updated in 2014 by Karen Baker. There is no image of his grave marker. I currently have someone checking the cemetery for his burial plot. It is possible that only a funeral home marker was used and it has now deteriorated. I will keep you posted if anything new is found. Thanks. Jerry Gill

Added by Jerry Gill on May 21, 2017 9:20 AM

Jerry Gill
RE: Lawrence Otey Austin: 176250274

I am familiar with Buchanan, Virginia. My wife is from the area, and I have spent quite a bit of time at Fairview Cemetery doing research for Find-A-Grave. Fairview is the main cemetery in Buchanan and is often referred to as Buchanan Cemetery. Mountain View Cemetery is located next to Fairview on land that was set aside for the African American cemetery in Buchanan. The cemeteries in Buchanan were segregated for many years. I just recently was told that no new plots were going to be available for burials at Mountain View, but burials would continue to take place there on plots that had already been purchased.

Added by Jerry Gill on May 09, 2017 7:49 PM

L Dark
Pvt Slaughter, WWI Vet
I made the edits to this Oddfellows Cemetery veteran. Thank you for the information. I have some additional info you may be interested in, please email me:

R/t some of your family history.

Added by L Dark on Mar 22, 2017 8:48 AM

Dave Johnson
Benton (171899462
Please accept management of Benton and thanks for the additions to the memorial.

Added by Dave Johnson on Feb 12, 2017 8:07 PM

RE: Eva Poyas
You requested something and I thought I should send it by e-mail

Added by M on Oct 05, 2016 6:49 PM

Eva Poyas
I wanted to give you the information you requested on the above privately. So send your email address.
take care

Added by M on Sep 28, 2016 2:38 PM

Eva Poyas
Still waiting for you to email me. Hope all is well.

Added by M on Sep 26, 2016 12:34 PM

Angeline & Charles Davidson
Angeline and Charles do not have headstones.

Added by Patty on Sep 07, 2016 7:12 PM

Lee Brown
Serving Families in Winston-Salem
Perhaps you know a family we can help? We have dedicated part of our company, our time and our knowledge to provide professional: Gravestone Cleaning, Grave-site Weeding, Bronze Marker Restoration, & Flower Delivery for families that can't be there. Having grown-up in Winston-Salem and worked at WSSU, Saint Philips Cemetery is very important to me.

We service a radius of 50 miles of Winston-Salem, NC. The chemicals and methods we use are recommended both by the National Park Service and the Veteran's Administration. A portion of the profits from our services go to provide care for the graves of Veterans. Please review our web page dedicated to this service:

You are welcome to tell others about our service.

Added by Lee Brown on Jul 16, 2016 9:00 AM

Susan Eva Poyas
Send me your email I think I had it once before but I can not locate it now,

Added by M on Jun 17, 2016 2:40 PM

RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 56853134
If is fits within the guidelines, I can transfer. If you didn't hear from me, It probably does not qualify.

Added by Judyvv on Jun 16, 2016 6:51 PM

RE: Sultina Hairston Roberts
I'm not giving up. I'm heartbroken at the lack of care at this cemetery, so I'm going to try to get in touch with someone at the church to find out how to get it better taken care of. With some luck, we'll find Sultina. :-)

Added by RebuildingMysteries on May 15, 2016 9:22 AM

Joyce Busenbark
RE: Lindsay's
I live about 2mi.from that church Cemetary, maybe I will be able to come across the grounds find out where the cemetary rolls are kept...jb

Added by Joyce Busenbark on Apr 08, 2016 2:50 PM

RE: Susan Eva Poyas Mendenhall & John Waugh
Thank you very much for the articles. I think the article referred to Susan's daughter Thelma Tomsey mendenhall.

Added by M on Apr 04, 2016 6:26 PM

RE: Susan Eva Poyas Mendenhall & John Waugh
Hi, I would be interested in seeing the article thank you. I am not sure if there was a child between Susan and Waugh. I have seen on the census where Susan's daughter with Mendenhall was listed as Waugh...Somehow I think he referred to her as his daughter.
have you contacted Mlomx ( not correct name) he is doing a lot of research on the Poyas Family. He has complied several bios on findagrave. I haven't done any more on that branch.

Added by M on Apr 04, 2016 5:14 PM

Joyce Busenbark
Wanted to let you know, that the church that is attached to the cemetary, is no longer in use, the grounds are cared for by private company, is there a possibility, that the Lindsay's were buried anonymous, in another family plot, as folks did years ago...?jb

Added by Joyce Busenbark on Apr 04, 2016 11:28 AM

John Waugh
RE: Adolphus D Waugh
Do you think that this Adolphus D Waugh is the son of the older Adolphus D Waugh memorial you have? Do you want me to transfer this Adolphus D Waugh to your management? As I said, "Bracky" created it and just included it when transferring two other Waughs whom I know to be my relatives, but most likely this Adolphus D. is not my relative and if he is yours then I'll transfer him to you if you want.

Added by John Waugh on Mar 23, 2016 7:06 AM

Cathy Vallevieni
RE: William Pitt Waugh's Father
Yes he is John's brother. I'm sending you an e-mail with lots of information.

Added by Cathy Vallevieni on Mar 21, 2016 2:05 PM

Joyce Busenbark
John Lindsay
Pleasant hill primitive Baptist church trrouman, nc
Wanted to let you know, I did a walk-thru the cemetery this am, must be unmarked grave. I will search to find cemetary caretaker for plot map. Thanks jb

Added by Joyce Busenbark on Mar 16, 2016 10:36 AM


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service