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SM (#46597451)
 member for 13 years, 3 months, 1 day
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For over 45 years I have worked on my family histories. Sometimes, as a "get-away" from my own research and frustrations I walk through a cemetery and record my own census of readable tombstones. I record the dates and inscriptions just as they are engraved on the memorial.
So, what I have recorded is usually my own work efforts and research.

Memorials are created with respect and honor and are not intended to offend.

Should you have additions/corrections to my entries or if you would like your family member or friend transferred to your care, please let me know--
If the memorial is not my own relative or close friend, I consider ALL requests for memorial transfers. I'm not going to quibble over the ancestry and how many times removed you are from the person in the memorial. I'm happy to transfer memorials. Likewise, I appreciate similar considerations.
If you have a relative whose memorial I contributed and would like it transferred, let me know!

I don't understand why some Findagrave members are so territorial and won't transfer memorials, even if they aren't related
(And - I'm not in a numbers race to see how fast I can post obituaries or how many memorials I can post)
Seems some entries are made before the family has an opportunity to return from the cemetery!

I wish you success as you look for those who have gone before.

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M. Curry
James Barkes
Thank you for your dedication in helping us find friends and family and the recent transfer.
M. Curry
Added by M. Curry on Feb 07, 2017 11:43 AM
karl pehling
Bernice Pehling
Albert and Bernice Pehling (my Grandparents) had another son, George Robert "Bud" Pehling (1924-1998). He, his wife Frances, and son Bruce are buried nearby in the northern portion of the cemetery
Karl Pehling
Added by karl pehling on Jan 15, 2017 8:27 PM
Wendy Pehling McClanahan
Name change
Bernice (Harbaugh) Margaret Pehling was my grandmother and while her tombstone has her name as Bernice M.Pehling, her birth and death certificates list it the proper way. Unknown reason for her choosing to go by Bernice.
Added by Wendy Pehling McClanahan on Dec 08, 2016 5:28 PM
RE: George Humphries:
Thank you! As you can see, because of you, he is now connected to his family.
Added by Olva on Dec 06, 2016 10:53 AM
RE: George Hun=mphries:
Thanks for the information!!
Added by Olva on Dec 05, 2016 3:13 PM
RE: George Hun=mphries:
(I also noticed the conflicting information on George between his death certificate and birth certificate.

I will be happy to transfer his memorial to your care.)

From your message, I would appreciate the transfer of George Humphries' memorial #9504942, mine #47435887.

Could I ask you where you located his death and birth certificates? None of his siblings are living.

Thank you so much for your help! At least we have found him.
Added by Olva on Dec 05, 2016 2:00 PM
George Hun=mphries:
Thank you so much for the additional information that you put on George Humphries' memorial #9504942. It has to be our George because he had 2 daughters, Betty and Liz and a son named Paul, and Betty married a Potter. He is my husband's uncle, his mother's brother. He was not born in Indiana, he was definitely born in Alabama as were all his siblings. I met him only once, but I knew his mother Annie Hardin Humphries. I am a little confused about his birth date. Thank you so much for getting back to me. Do you know if Jean is still living?
Added by Olva on Dec 05, 2016 10:14 AM
Clayton Kettring
Any direct descendants of Clayton Kettring please contact me at: I have some family info for you. Thank you, Mary.
Added by m728h on Dec 03, 2016 8:46 PM
Tamie Dehler
Joshua Crabb
The memorial has been transferred.
Added by Tamie Dehler on Oct 27, 2016 6:55 PM
Kristine E. Purdy-Southwood-Mahurin
Beard/Norman/All families
Hi. Thank you for adding the memorials of a Mary Beard Norman #8146676, her father, John Beard #8166134, mother Rebecca Nichols Beard #9904399 and daughter Isabelle Catherine Norman All #8146668. Are you a relative? If not would you consider transferring them to me, please. They are my husband's gr gr gr gr grandparents. Would really appreciate it. Sincerely, Kris Mahurin #47096346
Added by Kristine E. Purdy-Southw... on Aug 18, 2016 2:02 PM
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