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Joanne Gross Vaughn (#46482187)
 member for 16 years, 18 days
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To whom it may concern, my bio is my bio, I have been a findagrave member for quite a few years. I am not a name collector like others, but I am territorial and would like to be able to place memorials up for people in my area (Ashland, Fountain Springs, Gordon, Girardville, Lavelle, Locustdale)that are in the local newspapers and funeral home websites, but alas I can't, someone from far away keeps putting them up.

If you are going to put memorials up and if the info is provided in the obit (aka-bio), please enter it. Don't just leave the places born & died blank because it is quicker for you to enter them and grab them before someone else does.
Do it correctly or don't do it at all.

I know my area (North of the mountain) of Schuylkill county very well and what I don't know I make sure to find out.

And UPDATE, UPDATE, I am slowly but surely adding cemmie records for a certain cemetery in my area, I have the letters A, B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J, & L done so far.
I have also transcribed the St Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Middleport, Pennsylvania
Helped with Odd Fellows in Girardville; St Joseph's (Old & New), Ashland; and St Mauritius (Old & New), also Ashland. Sts Peter & Paul, Port Carbon. With more to come as time & weather permits. Upcoming Citizens Cemetery, Lavelle.
Big Thanks to fellow deceased Findagraver- Keith McKain, for entering all the pictures and memorials that you did for me.
If it were not for you entering them for me, those 2700 plus memorials in Schuylkill co area wouldn't be up there now and Big Thanks to FAG, for turning them over to me to maintain.
Hugs & Thanks to Peggy Scully who is up there in Heaven now, I'll take care of your memorials.
And also hats off to Tim Gruber & Robert Miller whose numerous memorials I also manage.
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Tonya Fisher
Peter Geslack
Hello Joanne,

I was wondering if you have any further information about Peter, Find A Grave Memorial# 120398891, in Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Mt. Carmel. He is my gr. grandmother's brother and I am finding it difficult to locate his death certificate (probably due to a mangling of the Polish name.)

Thank you,
Tonya Fisher
Added by Tonya Fisher on May 21, 2017 1:49 PM
George Hummel
Hi Joanne, You dont by chance know anything about the George Hummel whose page you handle, do you? Interesting, I got a cdv of a George Hummel as an infant, picture taken in Sunbury, and 2 come up doing a search. The other lists a bunch of siblings, and this little guy had one named Harry, who wasnt on there. Where yours doesnt have any of his siblings listed thought there might be a chance! Would be awesome if we can determine its him & Id post the pic...Let me know what u think if u have time. Thanks! Kathy in Gburg :)
Added by KP on May 20, 2017 9:39 PM
Law-Miller Roots
Re: Laura Haas

Thank you so much for the obituary. I really appreciate it.

Best Regards,
Added by Law-Miller Roots on May 19, 2017 8:05 AM
Thank you for your suggestion ( Find A Grave Memorial# 179232150)

Dear Ms. Joanne,

Thank you for your suggestion regarding ( Find A Grave Memorial# 179232150). That was very helpful. I have switched the memorial for my aunt to the location that you suggested. It was very confusing, since someone had created a duplicate location as you correctly pointed out.


Added by R. S. PEARSON-POXES on May 17, 2017 7:40 AM
walter eltringham
update info for Thomas Robinson Eltringham (Sr)
Joanne - just want to add my late aunt's and father's information to the record for my grandfather "Thomas Robinson Sr.". Their 2nd child (my aunt)was Mildred Alverna Eltringham (Stevens), child) born 9/28/02, died 6/18/95. Laura was their 3rd child. My father (their 4th child) was Thomas Robinson Eltringham Jr., born 10/11/18, died 10/18/92. Regarding my uncle Walter Stanley Eltringham, who died in captivity by the North Koreans, I and my cousin Sue (Laura's only child) researched and actually visited with the Reverend Larry Zellers, a missionary who had been imprisoned with Walter in Han Jang Ni and actually buried him near the banks of the Yalu river on or about 11/19/50 - thank you, Walter
Added by walter eltringham on May 16, 2017 10:33 AM
Brian Molloy
William Rankin
Good afternoon,
You are listed as maintaining a site for a William Rankin, buried in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Northumberland County, PA, who died in January 1897. The Find-A-Grave posting notes an obituary of January 20, 1897, but no paper is referenced. William was my g-great grandfather, and I would welcome any additional information you might provide. PA vital records prior to 1906 are spotty and maintained by the counties. William would have been in his 80s, a widower and a native of Scotland. Thank you for your assistance! Brian
Added by Brian Molloy on May 14, 2017 2:43 PM
Alyce Wilson
RE: Alyce Wilson
I was happy to sponsor it. And thank you very much for putting the memorial up for my mother, Vivian Starr, so quickly. I added photos today, as well, of her tombstone and of a self-portrait she did near the end of her life.
Added by Alyce Wilson on May 13, 2017 1:06 PM
Gloria Maurer
Thanks for the heads up...I have removed my memorial and attached the photo to the original you identified!
Added by SMS on May 09, 2017 6:20 AM
RE: Bates
You are welcome.
Added by LC on May 01, 2017 2:42 PM
Many of the headstones out at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery are very hard to read due to age, striations in the marble and etchings in the white marble with no letter darkening. Click on the photos to enlarge a couple times and it is easy to read.
Added by LC on Apr 30, 2017 2:07 PM
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