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Ed Smith (#47100545)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 8 days
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I have met many wonderful people on Find A Grave. Thanks to all the contributors for all you have done and continue to do. Thanks everyone for all the suggested corrections, and extra information provided to me.

Unfortunately, there have been a number of individuals who do not understood that we are volunteers, who have been rude, who have been otherwise abusive or who have been frankly bizarre. Because of this, I will follow the Find A Grave guidelines. It is about the hunt, not the numbers. But dealing with some of the Find A Grave members and interlopers, I have learned to follow the guidelines.

I am always happy to to update or correct memorials but PLEASE use the "EDIT" tab on individual memorials to suggest information corrections or additions. This sends a direct link to the memorial as well as your own profile page. If a request is left on my profile page it will be ignored and deleted. I just don't have the time to search for the individual memorial and then make the update.

If you discover that I have made a mistake or created a duplicate later than one you created, please use the Edit tab and send me the correction and I will delete the duplicate immediately. And please be nice. A simple request is all I ask. I strive to have my memorials as accurate as possible, but I am human and I will make mestakes.

I will only transfer listings of one's direct relatives within four generations as defined in Find A Grave Guidelines. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents. Simply having someone in your family tree is not grounds for a management transfer request. Consider using the Virtual Cemetery feature. It's an easy way to collect all of your ancestors either in one big VC or you can have several VCs for various family lines.

What calls us to find the ancestors? It goes beyond a simple curiosity. We are taken over, compelled, as if possessed by something bigger than us that is begging to be revealed. There is one of us in most every family, called to be the scribe. I am but one of the many in the long line of storytellers of our clan. Like others I am called to gather and assemble the ancestorsóto breathe life back into them as far back as we can reach. We take what we find and chronicle the facts of their existence, remembering their names and who they were and what they did. They are the sum of who we are, for without them, we would not exist. We greet those who came before us, restoring their place in the familial line. We scribe their stories and their histories. We search for them in public libraries, county records, and weed-filled or well-kept cemeteries. We comb through yellowed newspapers, family archives, and lovely old letters and photo albums. We find them! And in finding themówe find ourselves.
Catherine (Clemens) Sevenau, Sep 2009
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Anna Mae Baxter
Hello Ed, Thank you for all your great work.
I would like consideration of a transfer for this contribution. Lincoln is my great uncle and I am attempting to monitor my family members through my page. I am searching for the family origin of the 'Lovejoy' name. Great Uncle Lincoln was quite the character as shared by elder relatives.
Thank you,
Anna Mae Baxter
Added by Anna Mae Baxter on May 04, 2017 10:50 AM
Verna Mogged
Thank you
I appreciate the work you do and make it possible for us to find family members.
I know it is hard work and largely thankless work.

Thank you so much.
Added by Verna Mogged on May 02, 2017 11:17 AM
Wendy McNees
Dorothy Mae Stout
Hi Ed, my name is Wendy C ( Webb ) McNees. Dorothy was my Great - Uncle Edward Otto Stout 1917-1957 wife. Dorothy's parents are John B Leverett 1889-1957 & Georgia Ellen Sprayberry 1889-1956. The information you have is her Husband's Edward's family. Edward's parents are William Thomas Stout 1882-1918 Tannie Chappell Stout Allison 1887- 1931. His 2 Sisters are Rose May Stout Bendon 1907-1969, Lillie Myrtle Stout Bowers 1909-1991, Brothers are Ernest L Stout 1911-1979 Half Brother Thomas T Allison 1924 don't know if he's passed away yet . I knew Ernest & His wife Ruby. I aslo knew Lillie Myrtle we called her Myrtle. I grew up in the same town has them. My Great - Grandmother Rosie May Stout died when I was 6 months old. If you have any questions I will try to answer them for you. Here is my email address Thank you. ..Signed Wendy
Added by Wendy McNees on Apr 17, 2017 9:32 PM
Harold D Lovell
Thank you for transferring Harold's findagrave! Very much appreciated! rkclove (Kim Lovell)
Added by rkclove on Apr 09, 2017 9:23 PM
Sylvia Oxford Smith
Thank you very much for the nice update for Sylvia.
Added by Ruby on Apr 08, 2017 8:17 AM
Liz P.
Sarah Oxendine
Many thanks for the transfer
Added by Liz P. on Apr 04, 2017 11:36 AM
R. Jeanne Moran
Re James Madison Soper
Many thanks. Jeanne
Added by R. Jeanne Moran on Mar 26, 2017 1:50 PM
Jo W G
Thanks for adding her maiden name Ed. Jo W G
Added by Jo W G on Mar 12, 2017 8:17 PM
R. Jeanne Moran
Kate Vogelman
Many thanks for this transfer. I cannot thank you enough. Best regards, Jeanne.
Added by R. Jeanne Moran on Mar 05, 2017 1:48 PM
Wendy Spencer
Harry Ashley
Hello Ed.
Harry was my great grandfather. I had never seen that photo or heard about his job with the railroad or his manner of death. Fascinating. Thank you!

Wendy Spencer Fowler
Added by Wendy Spencer on Feb 19, 2017 6:29 PM
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