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Shirley Stanton (#46546723)
 member for 14 years, 7 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo Since 1990, I have been working on the genealogy of my husband's family. In 1997 a computer was foisted on me and the real fun started! I began researching my own family in 2000 as a 70th b-day present for my brother. In sleuthing for family gravesites in the Northeast, we have physically unearthed family headstones. During the process of gathering family data, we have had a refresher course in US History as well as some post-grad work. The threads of our country's fabric have been spun from the family histories in our cemeteries.

In 2003-04,I had the pleasure of working with Michael Robert Patterson to identify family genealogy in many burials he had listed on his superb Arlington National Cemetery website. Michael linked the families on the website and supplied copious biographical information. The "family" continually amazed us both.

At the time, I neglected to enter names in findagrave's Arlington list and have tried to catch up, but alas too late to add many of our family ,as others gleaned the information from the above website and added it to findagrave.

I will not link entries created as "burial unknown" to our family memorials, for that is not the mission of this website as stated below.

"Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information . . ..
Memorial contributions to Find A Grave must fulfill that mission - registration of the final disposition.
"Location of body unknown is used for recent deaths where the disposition is not currently known. Final disposition must be determined and updated within 30 days."

All of my entries in Find a Grave have been family members,until recently when I put in a few names from some obscure places that may be your family.

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Janet McMaster
RE: Terrill
Thanks for getting back to me Shirley.
Added by Janet McMaster on Dec 02, 2016 7:24 AM
Janet McMaster
Terrill family
I am searching for information on Betty Jean Terrill born in Liberty Missouri in I believe 1927. She also lived in California in 1946. She married John Boyles. They had a child named Pamela LaVerne. If anyone knows of these folks I'd love to hear from you.
Added by Janet McMaster on Dec 01, 2016 12:10 PM
RE: Alexander Miller
You are most welcome!
Added by Julia on Oct 16, 2016 5:56 AM
Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231
Hi there Shirley...
Like you, I was surprised as well. She did just put all of the Blauvelts as cremated when they were actually interred and in cemeteries. I will try to locate the burials of our Blauvelt cousins and link them with the family members with bios and such.

Thanks again for the note!
Added by Carole Elizabeth Nurmi C... on Jul 15, 2016 10:46 AM
RE: Blauvelt, Ellen N.
Hi Shirley,
I believe the three crypts were purchased by Charles for himself and sons. The mausoleum had not been built at the time of Ellen's demise.
Added by Wanda on Jun 17, 2016 6:37 PM
Karen Westrich
RE: George Washington Terrill
I will look at it further when I get home, but there are MANY grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. My email is if you want to tough base that way. I will help any way I can.
Added by Karen Westrich on Jun 16, 2016 1:31 PM
Karen Westrich
George Washington Terrill
Thank you for the wonderful information you have placed out here. George Washington Terrill was my great grandfather. I remember visiting him and Aunt Velda who cared for him in his later years. If I can help you in any way please let me know. My mother is the oldest daughter of Lowell Elmo Terrill.
Added by Karen Westrich on Jun 16, 2016 12:21 PM
Blauvelt, Ellen N.

Hi Shirley,

I recently claimed a photo request for the above. In Mountain View's database Ellen N. (1862-1914) is listed complete with burial location. However, the burial location has a marker with the name of Nellie N. Blauvelt 1860-1914. Would you happen to know if Ellen went by the name of "Nellie"?

Charles Coatesworth Blauvelt is buried in an unmarked crypt. Would you like to have a mausoleum
photo and/or the crypt?

Added by Wanda on May 19, 2016 8:54 PM
Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231
Hope this finds you doing super!
Spring has spring here and the flowers are all abloom. Been quite fun seeing the colors abound!

When I was trying to get all of this Blauvelt line linked together I ran across this entry, 129565076

I then turned to our Blauvelt Association Membership records and this is what they had in the membership records for this individual. I have cut and paste below. This appeared to line up with the memorial entry in Oak Hill. Wanted to send you the information. Wanted to give you a little heads up. Thanks ever so much!

I have found with my little family, that bodies seemed to be buried in one place, only to be interred in another when a family plot is purchased. Keeps us on our toes!

Thanks an awful lot!

Birth 26 Feb 1796

Gender Female

Reference Number 790; (669)

_UID 416077C9202D4D6FB05ED9374E86FA5A3012

Died 3 May 1838

Buried Nyack, Rockland Co., New York [1]

Burial Surety:3

Buried as "Annie"
Added by Carole Elizabeth Nurmi C... on Apr 05, 2016 8:06 AM
Don Knight
Photos and Such
Hi Shirley,

In much of my travels through the genealogy maze I've found many times when you were the source of information or photos to help me build the Stanton branch of my tree. First, thank you for all the contributions you have made. I think most of your work I am aware of is from Find A Grave.

I would like to use some of your Stanton photos in my family tree if you have no objections. Of course credit will be given to you.

Most recently I have been following branches that led me to the Stantons from the Michigan area. There seems to be more detailed information than I usually see, especially pictures, so it made me wonder if you are a close relative of the Michigan group and if so how you tie in. Do you have a tree on ancestry?

Thanks for your consideration.

Don Knight
Added by Don Knight on Mar 19, 2016 10:27 AM
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