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SD Relatives (#46920416)
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w Kreider
Aaron & Ella Cochran # 86834158
THANK YOU for the tombstone photos for my GG Uncle & his wife!
Very much appreciated.
Added by w Kreider on Aug 29, 2017 6:56 PM
Aunt Syb Wabasha McCabe
Thank you so much for transferring her memorial to me! It's much appreciated. And thanks for creating it & all you do for Find A Grave!
Warm regards,
Added by Sue on Aug 28, 2017 12:02 PM
Aunt Syb Wabasha McCabe
Thank you so much for transferring her memorial to me! It's much appreciated. And thanks for creating it & all you do for Find A Grave!
Warm regards,
Added by Sue on Aug 26, 2017 3:30 PM
Joe Thurstenson
I am attempting to learn the identity of "Etta" who was a neighbor to my grandmother, Ida Thurstenson in Fairfax, SD. I have a photograph of her and the back only says "Etta for Mrs. Thurstenson". Grandma shared much of her produce from her garden, cow and chickens with this lady. In those days, this was possible while dwelling in town. Grandma was always concerned about this lady's well-being and this lady is the one who discovered my grandmother laying on the floor of her house when she was taking her last breath. Are you able to describe to me where your Etta lived in Fairfax?

Added by Joe Thurstenson on Jul 22, 2017 1:51 PM
Sybil Wapasha
Do you have any information on her first husband? She is my great aunt, but I know very little about her except they called her Aunt Syb. I just recently got a photo of her which I added to her memorial. Her first husband's name was William Patrick Wilson, son of...from what I can tell of his first name is Jacob Wilson & Agnes Frazier Wilson, so I'm hoping you can help me. They married on Nov. 11, 1917, at Our Most Merciful Savior Church in Santee, NE, per a book of marriages, evidently from Knox County...? Are you related?
Added by Sue on Feb 10, 2017 6:23 PM
I am trying to find out more information on the Parents of Cora Brainard Faust (married to Edward Faust). Do have any information on them or know someone that can help me.
Added by vslagel on Mar 01, 2015 4:00 PM
Joan Greenough
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I sent some bio info for Bert Redmond awhile back, could you review it when you have time? Thank you.
Highland Cemetery #53613353
Added by Joan Greenough on Jan 08, 2015 9:44 AM
RE: Crandell
You processed it a week or so ago. Thank you!
Added by BWilkinson on Nov 28, 2014 5:17 AM
Hi there,
I submitted a couple of update requests ... Could you review and approve when you get a chance? Thanks!
Added by BWilkinson on Nov 20, 2014 6:54 PM
in memory of grandma
RE: John Coltran
Thanks for the reply...

Yes for some reason the 1935 census had him born in Nebraska, but census can have some things wrong. What seemed more important was that his birth year was right around the time it needed to be. Likewise, his parents were both from North Carolina. The other thing interesting is that had:

John Coltran
[John Shuman]

The fact that they would put "Shuman" in parentheses tells me that it is for sure your John Coltran as that is so close to "Schumann". Now, I just have to prove that he is also the same man as my grandpa's dad.

The fact that they didn't have children doesn't surprise me. Minnie was born 1886, so in 1934 she was 48 years old. That is pretty late in life for a woman to start having children -- especially if it is to be her first child.

Does your grandpa know what his occupation was or perhaps have photos of him? John Coltran came and visited my grandpa (Clifford Forrest Coltran) some time after my grandparents.

(FYI, The story was that John was rather a nervous man (or at least grandpa's mother made hi him nervous with her ways). He just couldn't take it anymore, so he left. Grandpa never held it against him, as he saw his dad as a good man regardless. Now he didn't get along well with his mother nor much with his younger brothers who his mother favored.)

(Note, a bit about my grandpa... I don't know where he got the name Clifford, but his middle name was from his uncle Forrest Coltran -- John Coltran's brother.)

Grandpa and his dad got along fine in their visit that they had, and in that time together he told grandpa that he was a finishing carpenter and had worked on the Nebraska state capitol building in Lincoln.

My understanding of a finishing carpenter from google is that they don't do the walls or the roof, but things like doors, windows, baseboards, railings, cabinets, etc. So basically, if you see wood work in a finished building that is what the finishing carpenter has worked on.

So I would appreciate it if you might ask him if he knew what kind of work John Coltran did...

(FYI, I researched the capitol buildling in Lincoln It was constructed in 4 phases between 1922-1932. I'm guessing that a finishing carpenter would have worked on it towards the end of that 10 year period.)

Also, it would be nice to know if your grandpa has any photos of him. I have lots of photos of my grandpa. I have no idea how much he might have looked like his dad, but that might be of some help. Grandpa's photo is on his memorial. If you could show that to your grandpa, it might be of some help, and of course if he has photos of John, I would love to see them. Here is my grandpa's memorial:

Added by in memory of grandma on Nov 16, 2014 7:43 PM
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