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Ruth I. Stude (#47118536)
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Bio Photo I have been doing Genealogy since 1980. I began locating graves and photographing tombstones then. I mainly add or maintain memorials for my family or my husband's family.

I have added personal photos to some of these memorials. I went to great lengths to find photos, make negatives and/or scan them, and restore them. Just so you know, beware: downloads these personal photos for their use without consent and without credit to the source. Since I personally restored my ancestral photos, I am unhappy that they use the results of my work without giving me the credit.
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Patsy Lubben DiMarco
Whites Memorial
If you are related . Do you want these transferred. God Bless Patsy
Added by Patsy Lubben DiMarco on Apr 25, 2017 9:40 PM
gone_fishing - unless_you_email
RE: tombstone photos
Added by gone_fishing - unless_you... on Apr 21, 2017 11:19 AM
Eva May McKinnon # 154119545
RE: Eva May McKinnon, I changed the date of death to the one on the new, correct certificate. Please let me know of any other edits or additions. Phyllis
Added by Phyllis on Feb 06, 2017 7:36 PM
Find A Grave memorial for Eva McKinnon 154119545
I made your changes but can't seem to get rid of the wrong death certificate. Do you want me to transfer management to you?
Added by Phyllis on Feb 04, 2017 8:29 PM
Brianne & Ron B
Mulvany family
I apologize for leaving you a message not sure if your email is active or not knowing sometimes me included have not updated email addresses. I'm researching my family Mulvany is my great great grandmother. I emailed you hoping you will get it. If not you could message me through Eliza's memorial # 15076586 suggest a correction.

Thank you in advance for any help you might be,
Added by Brianne & Ron B on Jan 08, 2017 11:48 PM
tj jameson
RE: Snethen tombstone photo
no problem, was taken with different sun angle, hope it helps :)
Added by tj jameson on Dec 06, 2016 11:52 AM
King Seneca
Laura Aileen MacDonald Gartner
Good Morning Ruth:

I have just uploaded information about Laura Aileen MacDonald Gartner's death (Memorial # 125794325 ).

Added by King Seneca on Nov 09, 2016 5:32 AM
King Seneca
Florence Evelyn MacDonald 1887-1958
Hello Ruth,

I have had success today in locating the gravesites for Florence and 3 of her possible5 husbands. Her is the Find-A-Grave Memorial numbers:

Florence Evelyn MacDonald 144940820

Spouse 1 - Leonard Perkins Suter 30686574

Spouse 2 - William Henry Lensen 172451382

Spouse 5 - William Russell Eld 172457038

Have found many records for spouse 3 - Frank W Hurlburt, but no burial or obituary so far.

I can find nothing on spouse 4 - Unknown Southwick. The only reason that I hold onto this one is a 1940 city directory for Miami shows Florence Southwick living with Laura Gartner. This would be her eldest sister.

I will be adding an obituary for William Henry Lensen shortly.

Added by King Seneca on Nov 08, 2016 5:33 PM
King Seneca
RE: MacDonalds middle names
Hello Ruth,

Clara's father, George King (1831-1889) was my 2nd great grand-uncle. George's brother, Henry (1840-1939) was my 2nd great grandfather. This makes Clara King MacDonald (1856-1923) my 1st cousin, 3 times removed.

MacDonald Family Tree
owner: softymylove
lists the middle names of the 3 individuals that you requested (Aldro Cleveland MacDonald, Clara Amelia King MacDonald & Jessie Louisa MacDonald)

This tree is located on

My Maternal Grandmother, Lottie Elizabeth King (1911-1994) knew of these relatives and told me about them. I believe that my grandmother used to correspond with Laura Aileen MacDonald Gartner (1886-1963)

My grandmother's birthday book has the following entries:

November First
Clara A MacDonald (but no year listed)

November Fifth
Aldro MacDonald (but no year listed)

February Sixteenth
Laura Gartner (but no year is listed)

June First
Florence E Lensen (but no year is listed)

January Twenty-First
Jessie L MacDonald (but no year is listed)

April Second
George C MacDonald (but no year is listed)

January Sixth
Georgia Hall (but no year is listed)

August Sixth
Frank F MacDonald (but no year is listed)

July Twenty-Eighth
Bertha Mae MacDonald 1895

September Ninteenth
Ethel A Jorgensen (but no year listed)

I do have scans of every page of her birthday book. My mother currently has possession of this book.

My grandmother also told me the following:

Ethel MacDonald (1899-1950) married a man named Jorgensen

Florence MacDonald (1887-1958) married a man named Lensen

Clara MacDonald (1896-1987) married Myron Pomeroy

Laura MacDonald (1886-1963) married William Gartner, and that William Gartner had died at a young age.

I recorded this information from my grandmother starting at age 10, which would have been around 1966-1967.

Another 1st cousin of my grandmother's, Maude Louise Parish Van Liew Schulte (1907-1989) also assisted with obtaining data about the King family when she went to Hacconby, Lincolnshire, England to research the church records. This was primarily for the previous generation that we are discussing.

Anyway, either accept the middle names, or do not accept them. I tend to accept them because sometimes it opens a few more windows for me. If you choose not to, that is fine with me as well.

best Regards,

Added by King Seneca on Oct 17, 2016 6:47 PM
Lori Jo DeWitt
RE: John Browning death date
Hi Ruth,
I actually enlarged the photos on my laptop and could clearly see the number 4. I checked all three photos with same result. When these stones were made the letters and numbers had both thick and thin aspects due to the writing style of the era. Of course the best way to verify is an actual visit in person to see the stone. If someone can do that, we would know for sure. I'm too far away to check as I'm in Washington state.
Thank you for contacting me. I'm sorry it took me awhile to respond...very full plate!
Lori DeWitt
Added by Lori Jo DeWitt on Oct 03, 2016 4:59 AM
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