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Linda Hagedorn Finley (#47262886)
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Bio Photo I was born at Travis AFB in Fairfield, California. My father was born in Iowa and my mother in Texas. I've now lived in both states. Currently in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I'm married with two grown sons and one granddaughter.

I'm a thirteen year breast cancer survivor and volunteer through the American Cancer Society as a Reach to Recovery advocate. It is my hope through education and research there will someday be a cure for all cancers. Until then, I will continue to be a volunteer, support those who are currently fighting the battle, celebrate survivors, and honor the memory of those who are no longer with us.

In November 2010 I retired. It was my mother-in-law who peaked my interest in genealogy. I'm currently seeking information for the Bahlmanns, Malzahns, Hagedorns and Bremers from Germany and Bremer/Chickasaw Counties in Iowa; Banks, Taylor, Jones, Reynolds, Fanning, Roberson and Elliott families from Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, and Hunt County Texas.

I became a member of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Lucretia Council Cochran Chapter in Arlington, TX on October 6, 2012. My gggg grandfather, Samuel R. Reynolds #A095841 served four tours in the Revolutionary War. The first beginning March 16, 1780 in Spartanburg Dist SC, under Capt. Benjamin Kilgore. He served three other tours under the following officers: Capt. Nesbit, Col. William Fair, Lt. Cliff Casey, Maj. John Ford and William Blossingame.

My interests are genealogy, photography, gardening, NASCAR, football (although I live in Cowboy country I'm still a die hard Viking fan), baseball, and traveling. The thing I enjoy most is spending time with my precious granddaughter. My favorite quote "Happiness is wanting what you have".

Please feel free to use any of the photos I've posted. Contact me for any corrections or transfers.
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Harold & Bonita Meier
Faye Richardson
Can you help to clean this family up? Faye was married to Gifford then Pierce. However, some 1 thought it neat to put her on as Gifford Pierce. The marker is just Gifford and he is buried with his first wife. There are 2 entries for her 1 in 09 and 1 in 11. Another daughter is Ruvie and she is on 2 times. My goodness, the gremblins are loose. Bonnie
Added by Harold & Bonita Meier on Apr 14, 2017 11:55 AM
Martin Burrell
Mary A. Allen -- FAG #143079785
Greetings,

I have connected her with her son's memorial, Henry Wesley Allen, Find A Grave# 43273163, in Bayview Cemetery, Oregon. Found a simple obit for him.

Please, use your mouse to copy the information seen below.

Iowa marriage records show that Mary A. Davidson was married to Jacob R. Allen in Poweshiek County, Iowa, on 07 Sept 1856. Poweshiek County is just to the North of Toledo, Tama County, Iowa where she registered in the 1870 U. S. Federal Census. She said that she had a place worth about 800 dollars and two children, Ora W. Allen (10 yrs) and Henry Wesley Allen (12 yrs) who was born, on 28 March 1858, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa. The sad part of the census is her husband and father is not present and she died in 1880 and her remains are buried in the town's Woodlawn Cemetery.

Their two children with both parents can be seen in the 1860 U. S. Federal Census for Hardin, Johnson, Iowa. Family No. 1605.

Their marriage record was provided by Family Search of Salt Lake City, Utah. It is apart of the LDS Church. FHL Film No.: 1028402, Reference ID: 23JQC7CG. Iowa Select Marriage Index, 1758-1996.
Added by Martin Burrell on Feb 27, 2017 12:29 PM
Frankz
Minnie Lee Lester Dyer
I got the edit for her. Seeing that you only linked one parent, I looked it up on Ancestry. I see her father, Willis Lester, didn't have a memorial, so I created one from his death certificate I found on Ancestry, and then linked him to his wife and daughter. He will still need to be linked to his son Troy, but it looks like you already sent an edit on Troy to correct the incorrect spouse link to his mother. Can't send another edit while that one is still pending, so have to wait till it's been accepted.

Added by Frankz on Jan 19, 2017 9:44 AM
Harold & Bonita Meier
Hilda Hay
No clue what happened. However, I spent hours I believe before Mass this week-end trying to figure out the spelling of Bergman and why she wasn't buried with husband #1. Thought crossed my brain to call a first cousin in Sumner married to a Bergman. Must be a reason. Husband said let it be enough is on.... Son is spelled one way and Dad another. Okay?
Added by Harold & Bonita Meier on Jan 16, 2017 12:38 PM
Harold & Bonita Meier
121416078 Kilcher
You are in the correct cemetery. But, C. Moonen in the Alpha cemetery. According to the obit YOU are CORRECT from the obit and cemetery list he isn't listed. There are 12 children and I have started asking for links. Would you tell her to delete hers. His Dad was Jacob and Mom Salome. They were going to Canadato live where son Arthur was. Thanks Bonita Meyer Meier
Added by Harold & Bonita Meier on Jan 06, 2017 2:19 PM
Brian Yerka
Thank you
Linda,

Thank you for the kind reference for the biographical information I provided for Gladys' memorial. We are working on the Cottington family for one of the sons of Levi Bridge Cottington. There is much available and much yet to be done.

Biographical information is vital to doing family history work and both my wife and I try to provide as much as we can to those we research.

It was just such a memorial for one of my great-uncle's children that opened up that entire side of the family to me and why I joined Find a Grave in the first place. It has become my new passion and I hope to be able to contribute much more after I retire.

Brian Yerka
brianyerka@yahoo.com
Added by Brian Yerka on Oct 06, 2016 4:03 PM
Robert Reynolds
Berry Reynolds
Linda,
I am researching the possibility that Berry Reynolds is my paternal third-Great Grandfather, but I have very skimpy information to go on. I sent you an email on Friday, Sept 16, but I am not sure if you have received it. If so, I would be grateful for any information about Berry's family that you can provide. Thank you!
Robert Reynolds
Added by Robert Reynolds on Sep 21, 2016 11:29 AM
sportnmom
Rebecca Motlow Stranahan
Thanks for the shout-out, Linda, on Rebecca Motlow Stranahan! :-)
Added by sportnmom on Jul 30, 2016 8:30 AM
Andrew Daft
Transfer
Thank you!
Added by Andrew Daft on Jun 28, 2016 6:31 AM
Jade
RE: Judah Minshew Hutchison #115611260
I have now added a bio to Judah Minshew Find A Grave which hopefully verifies her maiden name.

Thank you for your inquiry.
Added by Jade on Apr 27, 2016 8:09 PM
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