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Jon Egge (#46871028)
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Bio Photo Jon lives in Kirkland, WA with his wife Deanna. His mother was Edna Louise Chenoweth, born to Harry Edward Chenoweth and Minnie Jane Holt. Harry had come out to the Seattle area from Pineville, MO about 1912. This in the line of the 3rd generation Thomas, son of John. Jon has been doing Chenoweth genealogy and hosting the Chenoweth website since 1996. He has attended all 7 national reunions (thru 2012) and made presentations at each of them. He graduated in 1966 from the University of Washington

I would be more than glad to manage any Chenoweth memorial since I basically know who all these people were. This fall (2012) I manage over 1,300 Chenoweth pages out of 4,700 plus memorials created so far. I have also identified nearly 900 married daughters. Though 90% of the family uses this spelling "Chenoweth", there are other variants like Chenowith, Chinouth, Chenowth, Chinowth, Chinworth, Chenworth, Chineworth as well as variants of Chennyworth and Channyworth. Chynoweth and Chinneth are not part of the family of John Chenoweth and Mary Calvert, who comprise over 90% of the present population of US Chenoweths. For more info please visit the Chenoweth website I created.

The pix is probably what I look like after a hard day of genealogy, a bit frazzled!

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You can reach me at 206-940-9564
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A friend told me about this change a couple days after this was deployed. I have sent an edit/s to you so I thought maybe you didn't know about it. You might want to pass it on to your friends. thanks!!! ~Peggy

New "Automated" system for "Suggest a Correction/Submit an Edit"

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New System for Memorial Edits deployed by FindAGrave on 12/5/2013

Go to your Contributor/Profile page. Look in the upper right corner. You should now see a tab called "Edits" - check there to see if any have been submitted to you. Then just review and accept.

Way easier for doing updates to names/dates/places/plot numbers/links. If you don't approve within 21 days it will automatically accept it and possibly change correct info.

You still will get e-mails to add info to bio section.
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Oct 12, 2017 10:14 AM
Shirley Gragg
Missouri Jane Wright
I understand a 'hard day at genealogy'. Nice Pic.

Just found your site for ‘Missouri Jane Wright at Find A Grave Memorial# 110487367 ans her marriage document at

You indicate on your ancestry site that your ‘Missouri Jane Wright’s parents are Philbert Wright and Prudence Kemp Wright as having a daughter in the 1870 census as Missouri J Wright, b. abt 1859.

I found the same information. Since I only have her in the 1870 census and she is not in the family unit in the 1880 census – I presumed she married [hopefully]. Your site confirms that, but I’m wondering if possible there is a legal document – family Bible or death certificate that indicates for certainty that she is the daughter of Philbert and Prudence.

I don’t mean to sound skeptical – the censuses that you show – more than indicate her existence. However, census history can be notorious for being ‘in error’. The 1880 census for 2 of her siblings indicate that. :)

A Bible record or d/c naming the parents would be solid evidence.

My relationship to Missouri Jane Wright goes back further from her GF, Philbert Wright and Nancy Frey – to her probable ancestor Rev. Richard Wright and Elizabeth Hughes of NC. Richard's ancestry goes back 3 more generation

In all honesty, to Rev. Wright IS circumstantial, but it has withstood the test of time. If you are interested, would be glad to furnish a copy.

Thank you for posting the site on find-a-grave AND ancestry.
Added by Shirley Gragg on Jun 24, 2017 10:15 AM
Lawrence Chenoweth
I added a photo of Lawrence Chenoweth's grave marker in Parkwood Cemetery to your memorial page for him.
Added by LShue on May 08, 2017 7:51 PM
Jean Wilson
I was adding photos of the Chenoweth gravestones, & had to see who the manager of this site was: SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR FACE!!! Haha!! I do know that face, as I think I saw it in the mirror last noc while trying to add family stones which were hard to read, had same names, etc.! These gravestones are really impressive! Must have been quite a family in their day! Lucky you, & them for protecting their memories!
Added by Jean Wilson on Apr 13, 2017 12:23 PM
Pam Stutesman
Linna A Chenoweth
Added by Pam Stutesman on Mar 02, 2017 1:00 PM
Joseph M. Chenowith 120549021
I transferred Joe's memorial to you as he is your family member; even though it was out of the stated findagrave guidelines..

Since then I have discovered that I had inadvertently created a duplicate memorial and have sent you several requests to transfer it back to me so I can delete it. You repeatedly have refused to acknowledge my messages, and have also refused to delete it.

I have know requested that findagrave admin gets involved to resolve this issue.

Please don't ask me for any more transfers in the future. Your lack of cooperation has resulted in much more time of mine being spent, checking back to check...

Warm Regards
Added by Kerry on Nov 15, 2016 3:24 PM
Harry Wood Chenoweth Correction
Found death certificate for Harry Wood Chenoweth on Find A Grave # 1223622839 which shows his actual death date as 11Jan1955. The memorial shows Feb 11, 1955.


Lynn Chenoweth9
Added by lchenoweth on Aug 14, 2016 5:30 PM
Harry Wood Chenoweth Info

Beth Mullins has referenced Harry Wood Chenoweth Find A Grave #1223622839 on The Chenoweth Family Site about him and some friends attending the 1936 Olympics in Germany, as follows below. Is this something you could add to his Find-A-Grave memorial?

Beth wrote:

"In the summer of 1936, 12 boys from Richmond saw the 1936 Olympics in Germany. They watched Jesse Owens run. They saw Hitler. The twelve were; David Porterfield, John E Crane, William Reller, CArl Kleinknecht, Harry Chenoweth, James Romey,and Julian Vigran. Not pictured were Jim Lemon, Tom Long, and Bill Heet (not in order)"
No photo was posted.


Lynn Chenoweth9
John1, John2, John3, John4, William5, Joseph6, Charles7 (Big Charlie),and my father, Sidney8 O.

p.s. We're still searching death info/locations for Joseph6 Chenoweth (Ramah,El Paso Cty,Colorado and wife, Mary Jane (Silvernail) Chenoweth, who died in IL abt 1923.
Added by lchenoweth on Aug 14, 2016 2:50 PM
Laura Hix Ellis
RE: Susan L. Chinowth

i finally linked her children to her. i knew where fred ellis sr was buried but i had to research to find harry. her husband jt was a traveling sales person according to info my husband heard as a child. we still don't know what there were doing in AL.

Added by Laura Hix Ellis on Jul 09, 2016 10:30 AM
Charles Temple
Cecil Leadona Lavita Chenoweth
Hi Jon -

I made a mistake in the request I sent you in January. My grandmother Cecil Chenoweth was Edwin Wilson Chenoweth's daughter, and not the child of Thomas H. Would still like to have her added to Edwin's findagrave memorial.


Charles Temple
Added by Charles Temple on Jul 08, 2016 9:04 PM
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