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Jim Childers (#47455615)
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Bio Photo I started doing genealogy back in the early 1980's, researching the Jewett (my mothers' maiden name) Family in the Wright County, Minnesota area. That was back before the computer, when it was door to door, phone calls, or US mail. I gathered 18 notebooks full of information and now am slowly getting that information listed on
I started back on my family research in February 2011 after retiring in January of that year.
Unfortunatly, most of the people I talked to back in the 1980's can now only be found on Find A Grave.
To any of you doing family research, I suggest you get to the oldest family members first and get as much information as you can before it is lost to time. Some of their stories (not always true) are interesting and more importantly, informative to your research.
Since starting back up this year, I have made some awesome discoveries thanks to the web. Lots of it I would have never found had it not been for the internet.
Find A Grave is an awesome site, people helping people. I can't say enough good things about it.
I live near the little town of Nimrod, Minnesota in Wadena County located in west central Minnesota. I used to travel the whole northeastern part of the state in my work and drove past many cemeteries, not ever knowing what I was missing out on. Maybe that's a good thing, I would have never got my work done!
To all of you who have helped me, I thank you sincerely and will do my best to help as many folks as I can in their research.
If you are interested in a transfer on any of the graves I have entered, I will gladly do a transfer as long as they aren't in my family line. It does not matter to me how distantly they are related to you, if they tie in to your lines somewhere down the road, I'll gladly transfer them.

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I am working on several cemeteries trying to fill in as much information as possible and trying to make as many links as possible. I therefore am sending out a lot of correction requests. If you don't want, or don't know how to make the corrections, please just transfer the memorial to me with a note you want it back and I will make the corrections and additions and transfer it back to you.

Jim C.
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Ms. Clyde
Please check the photo you have posted on this memorial. Doesn't seem to match the rest. Thanks!
Added by Ms. Clyde on May 23, 2017 4:59 PM
Edward Schaefer
Hi Jim, I am transferring the Schaefer memorial your way as it appears you may be connected to him or his relatives. I am not. I only took a picture of the gravestone while I was in the cemetery. All the very best to you. WGB
Added by on May 22, 2017 5:38 PM
David Anderson
Thank you for the update of Mr Anderson... there are times when a memorial has been placed and the actual internment is elsewhere.... Such as my father a Marine veteran of Korea whom himself rests within the hallowed grounds of Ft Snelling since 1963... I was 12 at the time Later I retired after twenty plus years in the Marine Corps Knowing how important these things are. thank you .. God Bless ... Semper Fidelis ..
Added by Scout731 on May 18, 2017 4:45 PM
jane austin
RE: Lillian Hall
It's expensive to sneeze in California. lol.. That's some amazing work you've done there! I have to be fast -- it compensates for being forgetful. Today I was walking a cemetery and found my own danged great uncle *and aunt! who I had completely forgotten were buried there! There's a record of it here on FindaGrave, but I had to look him up and make sure it was the right "Brother Bill." I guess that's a good thing. lol...

This is such an interesting puzzle...

Will send note before I forget. :)

Added by jane austin on May 12, 2017 9:40 PM
Hall, Martha "Mattie"

Hi Jim,

You are correct in the belief that the Martha Hall buried in Forest Lawn is the former spouse of Marcus A. Hall. Two women sharing similar names but different birth and death information. Let me know if you choose to retain the memorial and I will submit the edits or if you choose to delete and I will create a new memorial.


Added by Wanda on May 12, 2017 4:17 PM
RE: Hall, Martha A.


Clearly one of them is a cenotaph. I need to uncover which one. Thanks for the additional information.

Added by Wanda on May 11, 2017 6:46 PM
Hall, Martha A.

Hi Jim,

Martha A. Hall is buried here at Mountain View in an unmarked grave. I have attached a photo of her burial site to her memorial page.

Added by Wanda on May 11, 2017 4:06 PM
jane austin
RE: Hall transfers
Wow. Alrighty then. I'm not sure what to tell you about the multiple marriages and graves. One of them has to be a cenotaph.

It's possible that Stoller had control because he was spouse, and had her buried, and her family placed a memorial in MV. It happened to one of my great aunts, and it took me two years to find her.

But Mountain View is meticulous about people who were moved out of the cemetery, and there is no such note there. The information I posted came straight out of the interment records.

I guess I'd start with a photo request at Mountain View. If Wanda (or someone else) comes up with one, then we need to get with the cemeteries and have them determine which place she's buried. The other one then becomes a cenotaph.

Messy messy messy.
Added by jane austin on May 09, 2017 10:52 PM
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I just notices that I confirmed that Marcus was a Quaker (flower token), so I don't know if they practiced the faith, or he came of Quakers who did.

So many stories, so little time. I'm adding you as a friend so that I can find you and follow. :)

Added by jane austin on May 09, 2017 2:03 PM
RE: Baby Stans in Annandale
Thank you for your quick response. I hate duplicates also, but have found that as careful as I try to be, I have even duplicated myself! Have a wonderful week.
Added by yentnawildrose on May 09, 2017 10:12 AM
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