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Pam R. (#46923349)
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Bio Photo Dec. 26, 2014

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 107. Check out this site:)

April 11, 2014:

Historic Oregon Newspapers has added more newspapers. Today there are 100.

*There is a new modification/feature on FindAGrave that I've just discovered by accident and that FindAGrave did not individually notify contributors about. Please check out this feature because when it works, it is a great feature:)

Go to the FindAGrave website at this link for their directions and "read everything" under "Editing and Correcting Memorial Information".

and also look under this title in the directions: "What if I suggest a correction and the contributor doesn't respond?"

On another subject:
*Recently I received an email from another contributor who told me of finding stories in Hawaiian newspapers for his relative on the Library of Congress - Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers website. His relative was my memorial in Oahu Cemetery in Honolulu. So I searched the Library of Congress website and found numerous articles for his relative in newspapers in Hawaii and I also found numerous articles in Tennessee newspapers where I am working on a family tree for a friend. Here is the link to the Library of Congress site:

July 14, 2013:
I am currently working on a project that you might be interested in. I am searching Historic Oregon Newspapers and the Grant County News (in particular), Canyon City, Oregon (1879-1908) online for marriages, births, deaths/obits, and stories of interest and putting them on FindAGrave memorials and sometimes creating new memorials. These old newspapers are frequently difficult to read and therefore the news clips may be difficult, but not impossible, to read. There are approximately 50 newspapers on this website (70 newspapers as of July 2013 so 20 more have been added) and they seemed to share news stories probably because some of the newspapers were owned by the same person. There is so much history "hiding" in these old newspapers - you would be amazed! If you want to search yourself - go to this link:

"The Historical Oregonian (newspaper) 1861-1987" is also a good place to search and is free "if" you live in Clackamas, Washington, or Multnomah Counties in Oregon. You have to go to the Multnomah County Library website and sign up. Or you can request a librarian do a search for you or you may need to get a library card to sign up.

Here is a link to the California Digital Newspaper Collection which is free but you have to sign up:

Please DON'T use the Virtual Flowers feature to post corrections as I get no notice when a VF is posted and therefore can't add or make corrections. Use the VFs only for tributes and condolences as per F.A.G. guidelines.


When you photograph in a cemetery, please take photos of the cemetery entrance and a picturesque view(s) of the cemetery in the event the home page for the cemetery does not have a photo(s) of the cemetery. Then you can post your photo(s) to the home page. ALSO, please don't take photos looking down on a headstone unless there is engraving on top of the headstone. If possible, squat to take a photo as it will be a much better photo.

I am willing to consider transfering ownership to you if you have a family member among my records. PLEASE use the "Edit" tab on the memorial you want transferred and then "Suggest any other correction…". This is the "correct way" to request a transfer. I may not transfer to you if the number of memorials that you manage is significantly greater than the number that you have contributed OR if you are only working on your own family and not contributing to the FAG community as a whole.

NOTICE: If you want to use any of my photos that I have posted on FAG you are welcome to do so as long as it is for genealogical research and is neither immoral or illegal! Please give me credit for my own photos if you post them in your family tree, etc. Thanks.

I liked going to cemeteries as a child, looking at headstones and listening to my relatives talk about deceased family members. Most years, I went with my grandparents, Arch and Manila Jones, to the Monument Cemetery, Grant County, Oregon which was a weed patch except for Memorial Day when family would get together and bring flowers and clean off the graves and visit.

I hope to help others by posting memorials and photos of pioneer cemeteries in Central and Eastern Oregon and the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
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Sussie M Due
RE: Ted Casey
Not a problem. If you would like a photo of the entire columbarium they are in, I could get that for you as well.
Added by Sussie M Due on Oct 17, 2017 9:32 AM
Alex Magdaleno
RE: Frank Hollen
I have a 1938 letter from my grandmother to her sister telling about a trip back to Condon, which they left in 1908. She visited the Hollen store and saw Frank and Bert working there. Her father had owned the building till 1905 and ran a hardware store there.
Added by Alex Magdaleno on Oct 12, 2017 8:35 PM
Phyllis (Porter) Zegers
RE: Emmett Bancroft
Thanks so much!
Added by Phyllis (Porter) Zegers on Oct 05, 2017 9:41 AM
Phyllis (Porter) Zegers
Emmett Bancroft aka Neil Hart
Would you be willing to delete the newspaper articles posted on the Find-A-Grave memorial # 86772202 for Emmett Bancroft aka Neil Hart. I manage his memorial and would like to post his death certificate, memorial wall plaque, and a photo of the OSH memorial where his ashes are being held. At this time the 5 article max out the photos so no more can be posted. Hopefully I have adequately summarized the content of the articles in his bio.
Added by Phyllis (Porter) Zegers on Oct 04, 2017 5:05 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
RE: Alexander Mabe
Good deal. Thanks for helping with the placement.

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 Oct 03, 2017 6:42 PM
RE: William and Effie Keith
You are welcome.
Added by BWW on Sep 30, 2017 2:02 PM
Sussie M Due
Claude Puckett
I worked for Claude Puckett and his Wild West Show for 4 years. I can give you even more information about him. The information that you have on his bio is OK but only partially correct.
Added by Sussie M Due on Sep 29, 2017 6:20 PM
RE: Grover Cleveland Smith in Juniper Haven Cemetery and his parents on FindAGrave

Lutie Ada Stephens Smith
Birth 3 September 1896- Kentucky
Death 26 November 1922- Nolensville Tennessee

Added by D WL on Sep 27, 2017 7:51 PM
RE: Grover Cleveland Smith in Juniper Haven Cemetery and his parents on FindAGrave
Hi Pam,

Thank you for your time and effort on my family's behalf! I appreciate the work you do!

Added by D WL on Sep 23, 2017 11:13 AM
RE: Grover C. Smith in Juniper Haven CemeteryI
Hi Pam,

Grover Cleveland Smith that is my great-grandfather was born in Tennessee on June 19, 1885. He died on Dec. 19th 1941 in Montana. His parents were:

Charles W. Smith 1857-1921
Weltha Madora Rowlett 1853-1925

My great-grandfather brought my grandfather (who is also Grover Cleveland Smith) to Prineville when he was a young boy, after the death of his mother.

My grandfather and grandmother - Grover C. Smith and Frances I. Smith are buried in Prineville as well.

Thank you for asking!
Added by D WL on Sep 19, 2017 7:32 PM
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