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Bob Wilson (#47266046)
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Bio Photo Find a Grave has been a great resource for freely sharing information among researchers. I am rather concerned that will figure out a way to screw it all up like they have with RootsWeb. I would like to think that they learned their lesson from all the negative publicity they received in that earlier takeover, but they are so focused on the Almighty Dollar that it's hard to predict -- sometimes their corporate greed overwhelms both their common sense and common decency. If they begin to charge or otherwise restrict access (mandatory registration or tracking cookies) in order to view the photos and data that have been freely donated by millions of volunteers, I know that I will immediately delete any of the items that I still have control over.

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Nathan Haines
RE: Damours
Neat, good news, hope the guy finds something.

Bonney Cemetery. I was working on the Bonney family when I went out there way back then. I took pics of a bunch of other graves too while I was there and added them to Find A Grave too. That is the only record I have is just what I added to Find A Grave.

There is a fatal accident record on the WA Digital Archives web site for George Robeson that you can download for free.
Added by Nathan Haines on Feb 21, 2017 5:43 PM
Nathan Haines
The cemetery got back to me. Lisle Damours is buried in Forest Lawn as I suspected he might be.
You can make a page for him if you like.
Added by Nathan Haines on Feb 20, 2017 12:10 PM
Janet Davis
RE: Earl & Beulah Runyon grave photos
So happy to help! I am always glad to honor a veteran.
Added by Janet Davis on Feb 18, 2017 8:05 PM
Thelma & Velma
Thank you so much for finding the other memorials for them. I made the memorials from cemetery records. It is possible the babies were moved later and or it is possible that the stone is just a memorial stone. (I tend to think they were moved but the cemetery has no record of that) I have linked the memorials to the Whitman County memorials and have put an explanation on my memorials. Again... thank you so much for the information.
Added by ChuckNorris on Feb 18, 2017 2:40 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Abraham Damours edit request
The Cemetery in Gresham is only open from 10-2. I called and their answer machine now says they are only open, the office that is, by appointment only on Saturdays. Maybe when the weather is better they will go back to regular hours.
I called the funeral home in Gresham and she says she has to look in their records for Lisle Damours and may get back to me later today so I take that to mean if she doesn't she probably won't get back to me until Monday.
Added by Nathan Haines on Feb 18, 2017 11:24 AM
Nathan Haines
RE: Abraham Damours edit request
Portland Memorial Mausoleum does cremations and have for close to a hundred years, Lincoln Memorial Cemetery does, Riverview Cemetery AND Riverview Abbey Mausoleum both do, Sunset Hills Cemetery does, to name a few, as well as a whole slew of Funeral homes/mortuaries.
Added by Nathan Haines on Feb 18, 2017 11:15 AM
Nathan Haines
RE: Abraham Damours edit request
I don't know. There are outfits all over Portland that do cremations. The ones that did that in 1989 are probably still doing them today.
Since it was Catholic it may have been a Catholic outfit that did a cremation?? Don't know what Catholic outfit does that?? Maybe up at Mt. Calvary Cemetery?
Added by Nathan Haines on Feb 18, 2017 10:28 AM
Nathan Haines
RE: Abraham Damours edit request
Oregon State women's basketball team is one of the top ranked teams in the country. They have an awesome coach who gets the most out of his team.
The team last year made it all the way to the Final Four!!! That is amazing. One more win and they would have been in the Championship game of college basketball for the entire US!! Wow!
All that is in the paper for Lisle Carol Damours (that is how he is listed in his death notice) is just his name and Carroll Funeral Home and Gresham and the number of the funeral home. That is it!
Whenever someone's funeral is at the funeral home in Gresham the first think I guess is that the person got buried in the large cemetery in Gresham, Forrest Lawn Cemetery. I will call them tomorrow and see if he is buried there.
Added by Nathan Haines on Feb 18, 2017 12:17 AM
Nathan Haines
RE: Abraham Damours edit request
I'll see if I can find anything on Zarol Lisle.
Yes, that archivist should be a definite thing on your to do list. I talked to that guy a few years ago and he was pretty amazing.
I'm watching a women's basketball game right now though. WA at UCLA. If UCLA wins that will help the Beavers who won tonight. Go Beavers, yayyy. :-]
Added by Nathan Haines on Feb 17, 2017 10:28 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: Abraham Damours edit request
Well, I beat the bushes seeing if I could scare something up but didn't. Some people are pretty tough nuts to crack.
You might try calling the Catholic Archdiocese of Portland. Their office is located near about 28th and E. Burnside. I went in there a couple of times and their records keeper is pretty amazing. They are supposed to have Catholic records for the whole NW or something like that.
You could run the problem by them and they might have an answer.
Their #= 503-234-5334
address= 2838 E. Burnside St. Portland, OR 97214

There is an Elmer Damours who was killed in action in WW1 buried in Adams Cemetery in Molalla. I suppose you have run across him? There is a little clip in the Oregonian that includes him as one of the soldiers who was killed in the war and then it has the name Mrs. Emily Robeson after his name. I am taking that to mean that Emily was "elected" or whatever as his next of kin. So, this Elmer must surely be related, right? His Find A Grave page is not linked to anybody.
There is a page for Emily's sister Ileta Larsen in Will. Nat. Cem. and her page is not linked to her parent's, just to her husband Julius.
Oh yes, and there is one other story in the paper that specifically states that "Emily Roberson" is Elmer Damours next of kin.
Yes, it is quite possible the Mary E. in Gethsemani is the right person. Them holding her body for three months before burial could either be due to cremation or it could be she donated her body to science or whatever you call it and they only held her body for that purpose for three months? If a person dies under suspicious circumstances they will often times hold a body for several weeks before they release it for burial, but that does not answer your question.
If I think of any brilliant ideas I will let you know.
Added by Nathan Haines on Feb 17, 2017 12:46 AM
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