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MSB (#46948018)
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Bio Photo Feel free to use any of the images I have taken in your family research (online or otherwise), and don't hesitate to share them with any interested family members. I will happily transfer memorials for those I am not related to or have other special connections to. If you would like a transfer, just make a request through the suggestion/correction link on the individual's memorial page.

I am researching family members with surnames Bowdish/Bowditch, Adams, Phillips, Stiles, Murray, Still, Moore, Breakenridge, Wright, Risley, Smith, Ketchum, Sherwood, Hurd, Bostwick, Schouten, LaDue, Freer, Platt, Lewis, Gates, Griswold, Buell, Phelps, Hoyt, Coggins, Ayers/Ayres, Reynolds, Cummings, Gregory, Rudderow, Middlebrook, Trowbridge, Minor, Avery, Ball, Chesebrough, Stanton, Palmer, Saxton, Madden, Howland, Chipman, Evarts, Cobb, Lathrop, Lanphere, Alden, Mullins, Grinnell, Pabodie, Fastnow, Ruemler, Wiese, Wilson, Strachan, Netro/Itri, Carozza, Scusa, Woodhull, Hungerford, Alexander, Wharton, Intelkofer, McBurney, Gleason, James, Bruner, Gooderl, etc.

I am a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, Ancient Heraldic & Chivalric Order of Albion, Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, General Society Sons of the Revolution, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, General Society Sons of the American Revolution, Order of Indian Wars in the United States, General Society of Colonial Wars, General Society of the War of 1812, Royal Society of St. George, Hereditary Order of the Descendants of Colonial Governors, Order of the Founders and Patriots of America, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Pilgrim John Howland Society, Alden Kindred of America, Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry, National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Order of Indiana Pioneers, United Empire Loyalists Association of Canada, Society of Indiana Pioneers, Dutch Settlers Society of Albany, Sons & Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury Massachusetts, Order of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford, National Society Descendants of Early Quakers, Society of the Descendants of Colonial Clergy, Dutch Colonial Society, Flagon & Trencher, First Families of Ohio, Hereditary Order Descendants Loyalists & Patriots of the American Revolution, Son of a Witch, Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge, Descendants of the Founders of New Jersey, Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor, Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts, Plymouth Hereditary Society, Order of the First Families of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, Order of the First World War, Sons and Daughters of Colonial & Antebellum Bench & Bar, 1585-1861, Order of the Second World War, Presidential Families of America, Society of Descendants of the Founders of the New Haven Colony, Winthrop Society, National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1781, Order of the First Families of Maine, Hereditary Order of the Families of Presidents and First Ladies of America, Guild Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen (Master Guilder) 1607-1783, Order of the First Families of Connecticut 1633-1662, Bloodlines of Salem, Order of the First Families of New Hampshire 1622-1680, First Families of the Shenandoah Valley, Order of the First Families of Vermont 1609-1791, Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial and Antebellum America, Platt Family Association, Thomas Minor Society, Platt Family Association, Stiles Family of America, Kansas Territorial Certificate, Moore Family Association and the Isaac Cummings Family Association.

I am also interested in visiting/imaging the graves of famous physicians and surgeons.

"No man is an island, entire of itself. Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were. Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls for thee."
-John Donne
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Esta Bringman's headstone photos
Will you please turn the photos you added on Memorial# 121275251 right side up. They are sideways. Thank you
Added by CCC on Aug 09, 2017 12:46 AM
Helen Pettet
Place of burial
Robert Sommers Jr is not buried in Reynolds as stated in the memorial. He is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Monticello Indiana. Both of his parents are buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Reynolds. I am his cousin and know this for a fact. Helen
Added by Helen Pettet on Mar 08, 2017 11:35 AM
RE: Re: Purdy graves at
Only problem is I have corrected added info to one of them. I believe it was hers because it had the correct middle initial? The accuracy is all that matters to me not who got there first.
Added by sanford on Jan 03, 2017 5:44 AM
Dave Tyler
Marie H. Wandrei - St. James Lutheran Cemetery, Reynolds, IN

Please correct the birth and death dates on the memorial. You currently have the birth date shown as 28 June 1902 when the stone shows the death date to be 28 June 1902.

Also, per the Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920, the death was 28 June 1902 in Honey Creek Twp, White County. The estimated date of birth was 1902.

Thank you,
Added by Dave Tyler on Nov 06, 2016 1:34 AM
RE: Carl H Zarse
Hi Matt, If you ever want him back, just ask. In the meantime, I will take good care of him. Thank you for your kindness. Ellen
Added by CHANDLER on Oct 01, 2016 11:41 PM
RE: Carl H Zarse
Hello Matt, Yes, I would like Carl's memorial. He is a cousin, so he doesn't fit nicely into the transfer rules, but if you are willing to transfer him to me, I would be very grateful. Thank you for that. Ellen
Added by CHANDLER on Oct 01, 2016 10:17 PM
RE: The red heart
That is cool! Only $5!!

I did not find an Indiana birth record for a Charlotte Criswell. In California, there is a Charlotte Ann and a Charlotte Virginia. There is a Charlotte Criswell in Arkansas.

Then, I thought, maybe Betty James' sister, Charlotte James Swartz re-married to a Criswell...No luck there. Her death records have her maiden name on them. She died in 2006 in Lane, Oregon. I did not find her on Find-A-Grave.
Added by S.R.F. on Sep 03, 2016 12:51 PM
RE: The red heart
I never heard of that! Why should you have to pay any money?
Added by S.R.F. on Sep 03, 2016 12:39 PM
RE: Charlotte Criswell
I am looking for a birth record, but Indiana does not come up.
Added by S.R.F. on Sep 03, 2016 12:32 PM
The red heart
I looked at your Sponsored Memorial. It has a red heart on it...What does that mean?
Added by S.R.F. on Sep 03, 2016 12:25 PM
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