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Pat LaCroix (#47053110)
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Bio Photo I accidentally came upon the Find A Grave website! I was amazed at how much new direction it has provided me with on my genealogy search. I started my genealogy research about 30 years ago just as a hobby, but it now has become more of a 2nd occupation for me. I love being able to help people with their research and at the same time it helps me with mine. I have been adding my family members info to FindAGrave in the hope that their story will endure. I try to ensure that the memorials I add are correct! That is one of my pet peeves! I want my memorials to be more than merely a beginning date and an end date in someone's life! I want to paint a broader picture of that person. Since this is a living memorial, I want it to be just that! To show that the person did live, have a family, etc. So, I try to only add a memorial once all the facts have been verified as accurate and when I have a short bio of the person. Sometimes, there is nothing more than a birth date and death date and that is all. If I make a mistake on a memorial, please contact me so that I can edit it and make it correct! I appreciate any and all help in this journey of mine. The people I enter on FindAGrave ARE my family members! I take good care of them, but if anyone has more info on my memorials, I welcome the addition of information. Just send a message on the SAC (Suggest A Correction) for their memorial.
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Judy Mayberry Belford
Andrew / Aldrew Counts
Name on Death certificate is Andrew. Could the mistake be on the tombstone?
Added by Judy Mayberry Belford on Oct 16, 2017 6:46 AM
RE: Elwood Jackson newspaper article
Yes, of course!
I have added the article to the findagrave post for Carey Elwood Jackson and deleted it from the second posting for Elwood Jackson.
Added by WesternHistoryRoom on Oct 05, 2017 11:54 AM
Ronda Crow
Infant Jackson Mt. Hope Cemetery, Baker City, OR
Pat: I have added new pictures of the Jackson Family's headstone. I hope these pictures help. New pics of headstone for Ethel (second wife), Infant Son, Geneva Malissa and Dr. Cary. I also used the edit button to add Infant Son as a child to Dr. Cary and Geneva. My notes come from the city record book that these are the baby's parents.
Added by Ronda Crow on Oct 04, 2017 5:31 PM
Ronda Crow
Jackson Family, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Baker City, OR
I will try to get up to the cemetery in the next few days to get some better pictures for you of the infant son and the mother and father who are buried next to the child, Infant Jackson.
Added by Ronda Crow on Oct 01, 2017 6:43 PM
Graver Gal
RE: Dottie Wiggins Harris
Wow! I sure did. Sorry. I feel that there must be a tombstone for her or I don't think I would have entered her.
I added a ton of photos to Morgan Cemetery, then all the sudden people were messaging me saying "you added the inscription, why didn't you enter the photo?" I checked and a lot of my photos just disappeared. Don't know what happened.
I keep saying I need to get back over there. I made a list, but haven't made it yet.
But I think this one is my mistake. I will remove it. And do my best to head over there.
Added by Graver Gal on Aug 09, 2017 10:11 PM
RE: Marrion DeLange
Pat, Had already transfered your friends site to your care last eve, so you will need to add her middle name. Blessings, Betty
Added by Betty on Aug 05, 2017 8:17 AM
Ronda Crow
42289241 Arminda Jackson Egger
Maure, who you sent messages to about the headstone picture is out of the area for a while and she asked me to add that photo for her to Arminda's memorial. I know there are duplicate memorials for her but the person who created the other memorial 138263582 is sometimes uncooperative about deleting any duplicates she creates. I have added the picture to the above memorial and requested the name be changed also. I hope this helps.
Added by Ronda Crow on Aug 03, 2017 5:27 PM
Ruth Smith
RE: Susanna Susie Hofer
No, sorry I do not know of anyone who can translate the old German writing. But I did find them in the book about St. Mary's in the library yesterday. They had her listed as Susanna Csernyi nee Hoffer. That must not be correct because that was not her name before she married Franz. On Ancestry there is a marriage certificate stating Susie Kovacsovics born about 1868 married Frank Csernyi on Aug. 15, 1905. Then the 1910 Federal Census has: Frank Cernie (not spelled correctly) Born about 1857 in Germany living with his wife Susie Cernie born about 1868 in Germany. He was a baker. That is probably them. Next clue there is a city directory census for 1939 listing George Hoffer and Susie Hoffer in Cape. Then her death certificate lists her dates: B. Oct. 13, 1867 and died April 8, 1939 - they lived on Hanover St.
Isn't this interesting?
The next time I go to the library (if I can remember) I will look at that book again. It is a listing of all the burials at St. Mary's with some information about them. Did I tell you I wanted to buy it at first to help with things like this, but the Historical society said it would be $50 so I changed my mind. Thanks for all your help. Ruth
Added by Ruth Smith on Jul 10, 2017 2:08 PM
Ruth Smith
Susanna (Susie) Hoffer
Pat: Another mystery - and this one got to me. I came across two graves today at St. Mary's with these names: Franz Csernyi 1858-1920 and Susanna Csernyi (at first I thought it was Gufanna - it is written in old German). I could not find any information on them on the computer so I went to the Cape city library and got the book out about St. Mary's. Sure enough their last name is
However on Susanna's stone it also lists the name Hoffer and this book said that was her maiden name. Then I found that you had made a memorial page for a Susie Hoffer at St. Mary's and her husband was George. I am thinking this is the same person and her first husband, Franz passed away and she married George Hoffer. Her maiden name then would have been Kovacsovics - according to Ancestry she married Franz Csernyi.
So my question is what should we do? Should I put her pictures on your memorial page and you could write that she was buried beside her first husband? Should we do a little more research before we conclude this? Sure hope you can help straighten this out. We could also leave both memorial pages and note the husbands? Thanks. Ruth
Added by Ruth Smith on Jul 09, 2017 2:47 PM
Ruth Smith
Lacroix family at St. Mary's Cemetery
Hello Pat. I just sent some edits for you concerning the Lacroix family buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Cape Girardeau. They are based on the grave stones so you may be correct and please just ignore them if you are. Jacob Lacroix (1877-1959) - his stone has Jacob Lacroix III not IV as the memorial page has. His son, Jacob (1921-1921) has Jacob Lacroix IV and should be III. Sometimes we find even the stone is not correct so do whatever you wish, just thought you might like to look at these.
I am not related - just a volunteer who is row walking this cemetery and find it to be one of the nicest ones in this area. Ruth Smith
Added by Ruth Smith on Jun 14, 2017 1:13 PM
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