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Chris West (#46952699)
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Bio Photo I developed taphophilia in Nov 2007. I'm adding what I can, photos and accurate transcriptions, because stones deteriorate and there's no better time than now.

On a philosophical note: I believe that an unmarried woman's surname should never be listed in the "maiden name" field, and a divorced woman who returned to her maiden name should also have that name as her surname.
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Robert Dunford
Letitia Susan O'Donnell (#183176021)
Hello Chris,
thanks for the suggestion about the spelling of the last name. However I have decided to delete the memorial I created because I believe one already exists (#132157538) but I have not had the time to confirm the death from a newspaper death notice.
Bob Dunford
Added by Robert Dunford on Oct 11, 2017 9:53 PM
John P. O' Rourke
Thanks for your input, however your spelling is arguable.
Added by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2017 9:58 AM
Bonita Scadden
RE: Phyllis Huskey
Hi Chris,
Yes, you did indeed TRANSCRIBE the headstone as it is written. But I have her BIRTH RECORD, which I sent to you in email, showing how her name was spelled at time of birth.
If you have done any genealogy research you would know that what is on the head stone, is not always the correct information.
Added by Bonita Scadden on Oct 01, 2017 1:01 PM
Bonita Scadden
memorial # 66411972
Are you also a descendant of the Clitty family?? You recently declined a name edit for Phyllis Clitty Huskey due to conflict of data. I would love to see the data which you have. I am currently researching my family ancestors and have a copy of Phillis's birth certificate showing that her name is in fact spelled Phillis, please check your email. If you have other records, I would love to see what information you have as well, and I can share what I have.
Added by Bonita Scadden on Sep 24, 2017 11:07 PM
Walter Meier KIA WW IHi,
This is a link to a memorial I had added for him in Knox, Clarion County, Pa. Thought you might like the info. Zach just added a photo of the stone in that cemetery.

Find A Grave Memorial# 88776764

Added by CABrown on Sep 10, 2017 5:21 AM
Grace K. (Crewe) Austin
130781242 Lois Anderson
Hi, Chris Thanks for posting the memorial for Lois Anderson, her maiden name was LATTA she was born in Niagara county, NY her parents were both buried in North Ridge Cemetery near Lockport.
fathers Find A Grave# 182520804 Earl W. Latta Sr.
Mom's Find A Grave # 152591661 Matilda Adams Latta
Lois married twice 1st husband was Vincent Connor he died 1969 FL they had a son Leo Connor and daughter Kathleen who married Glenn Ford in FL. Lois then married John Anderson. (no info)
PS: being a family historian its exciting to find the "women of the family trees WHO are just hanging somewhere out on a limb", due to mutable marriages.

Thanks, Grace
Added by Grace K. (Crewe) Austin on Aug 24, 2017 6:44 AM
suzy learn
Ruth Ellen Clark McCombs
I don't believe this was Alton's wife. Alton's death certificate shows Ruth Buterbaugh McCombs and her SS application shows Buterbaugh as name, plus lists parents I had as William Buterbaugh and Ella Virginia Learn. I looked to see if she remarried and SSDI has McCombs as last name. I could not find a Ruth Ellen Clark married to Alton. Marriage license application for Alton and Ruth M. Buterbaugh was done on May 21, 1925 per Indiana Weekly news. Susan Learn
Added by suzy learn on Aug 21, 2017 3:35 PM
memorial #29945821 harry b james
Hello, harry b James was my 2nd great grandfather, would you please transfer his memorial to me? My member # is 48599323. monica
Added by monica on Aug 17, 2017 11:35 AM
Jane Hamilton
Pvt. G. W. Davidson Mt. Moriah
Chris, I happened upon your post and looked for fill in information. Sent an edit for dates. I find in the MT. Moriah index no Section/Plot. But
Family search has the death certificate that is interesting. Can you access it? Said he was a military prisoner. Jane
Added by Jane Hamilton on Jul 05, 2017 12:14 PM
Joan Pacitti
Isabelle O'Mahoney's memorial
Hi Chris:

I went to Mrs. O'Mahoney's memorial again and discovered that there is another memorial for her.
If you're related to her, I can delete mine if you prefer. I should have noted the memorial number on that one. There's quite a bit of info. on that too. That one was done after mine and I know from the past that when entering a memorial, we're supposed to check to see if there's another one, but sometimes those things get forgotten.
About listing the hospital as her place of death, I know that's what we're supposed to do, but the way I look at it is if someone is going to do genealogy of her, her place of residence would be more reliable. I know this is NOT a genealogy site, but many people do use it.
Well, take care of yourself.

Added by Joan Pacitti on Jun 21, 2017 9:09 PM
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