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2Trolls (#47363658)
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Recently I have seen quite a bit of incorrect information added to Findagrave by people who mean well but are making "educated" guesses. In order to avoid that happening, I will only be adding information that I am able to confirm. If you have the confirming evidence, please send it to me and I will be happy to add your information, otherwise I will not be approving requests to add information to avoid passing on errors. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
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Thank you so much!
Thanks so much for the tombstone photo of John Pearman and Emma Gehring Pearman in Dailey Cemetery, Cass County Michigan. I really appreciate your time and kindness in taking this photo! Most appreciated! Gail
Added by gmac on Aug 24, 2017 2:51 PM
Adam Waterbury
Gerald Smith
please process the edits i submitted for my great uncle Gerald Smith. Also if you could process Vita May my great aunt that would be good too
Added by Adam Waterbury on Aug 16, 2017 7:07 AM
DeWayne Reichel
Black family
I have some edits that I would like to make for them. Do you want the information here? You may contact me otherwise with how this can be done.

Added by DeWayne Reichel on Apr 18, 2017 9:55 AM
Carol Rinehart
99469691 - Carleton W. Rinehart
Good afternoon, I have information to add to Carleton's page. His son Carleton W. Rinehart
born Sept 08, 1922 passed away Feb 28,2013- he is buried at Bushnell National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. I have other family information that can be added- do you want it posted here? I have wife's name marriage date and children's names
Thank you

Carol Rinehart
Added by Carol Rinehart on Apr 12, 2017 12:30 PM
Lynn DeTrano
RE: oops - I made a mistake
Hi 2 Trolls, wish I had a name to call you by

Anyway, No I didn't send you a message at ancestry, but my friend did. She lives in PA, she was asking you also about Vina. My friend found her and Vina's mom for me several weeks ago.
I take it Jesse was in the Navy, correct? How sad that he and several family members died of Pulmonary TB. Vina's mother, Melvina was Melvina Caroline Snodgrass, first married name HAWK, second married name Finley, third married name Nickels, and of course Vina was Vina Holly. My 1st Great Grandmother, Mary Hawk and Julia Hawk were sisters.
Mary Hawk died before 1900 census and Julia Hawk took in two of my grandfather Edward Smith's brothers, Lewis Smith, Hiram, and William E. Smith. Their step mother didn't want any of the 5 boys after she married my Great Grandfather, Jacob Smith. Nettie, the step mother just wanted to start her own family. I don't think the boys held it against her much, but Edward, Lewis & Hiram went in World War I just to get away from their father and Nettie. The youngest son, William didn't go in the service.
I cannot find a death certificate or any Hint of where Vina or Julia are buried. I've been searching for Mary's death certificate as well.
Mary was only about 28-30 years of age when she died. Melvina Caroline Nickels is buried at Ebenezer Cemetery in Portage Des Sioux, Mo right on the banks of the Mississippi River. Melvina's husband, Jacob Hawk and my 2nd Great Grandfather, Jacob Smith were in the Civil War. I have 3 Jacob Smiths. Two are from Alsace, Gundershoffen, France, and the 3rd Jacob Smith was born in Indianapolis, Indiana when his father, Jacob Smith enlisted in the Civil War. After the war they moved to West Alton, MO, where they became farmers, the Civil War guy became a Judge, owned and operated Lumber companies, lots of farming, very wealthy, but it all went to his daughter and 4 sons from his 3rd marriage.
Do you know if anyone has pictures of Vina, Julia, or anyone? Julia was always coming to stay with Vina at some point in her life.

Is there a reason why you can't or won't tell me your name? Just curious.
I cannot be on Facebook because of my husband's work that I can't divulge information about myself for safety reasons.

You can email me at if you like.
It's actually better for me as I'm not on find a grave that much and it takes a little time to find your message.

Added by Lynn DeTrano on Mar 19, 2017 7:59 PM
Lynn DeTrano
oops - I made a mistake
I inadvertently gave Julia Holly's name being married to Jesse William Griffin, I meant to write Vina Holly as being married to Jesse William Griffin.
Julia was Vina's mother and Jesse William Griffin's mother-in-law.
Sorry for the mix-up and I'm sure everyone picked up my mistake.

Lynn DeTrano
Added by Lynn DeTrano on Mar 19, 2017 7:56 AM
Lynn DeTrano
Vina Holly
Hi, (Wish I knew your name) My name is Lynn DeTrano I live on Long Island, NY. This may get a little confusing, but I'll do my best not to make it such.
Vina Holly was the daughter of Julia and Charles H. Holly nee Hawk. Julia's sister, Mary Smith nee Hawk was my 1st Great Grandmother.
I can't take credit for finding that Julia married Jesse William Griffin, a dear friend of mine from PA discovered this fact about a month ago. Mary Smith,Hawk had 5 boys, one of which was my grandfather. Unfortunately Mary died after her last child was born 13 October 1895 but before 8 June 1900 census for Portage Des Sioux, Missouri. I've been searching for Mary's final resting place for twenty + years. I think Vina was named after her Grandmother, Melvina Caroline Hawk, nee Snodgrass.
Melvina's 1st husband was Jacob Hawk. Jacob died, she married a Frank Finley, he died, and she married Joseph Nickels. Melvina died 16 June 1898, and Joseph married one Louise Evers 1 year 7 mos 19days after Melvina died. Melvina is buried in Ebenezer Cemetery, Portage Des Sioux, MO with her son, Hiram. Joseph shot himself as he had been very ill and he couldn't take care of himself. I'd love to be in touch with you, if you'd like, maybe you know something about Vina or her immediate family?
I can't fully read Jesse's stone after the word Fireman...U.S.N.P.F what does this stand for?

Added by Lynn DeTrano on Mar 18, 2017 9:26 PM
RE: William Griffin
Wow, I just rediscovered 'find a grave' and the associated mail. I am so sorry that I have not connected sooner. My Grandma Summy spoke of you all so often and in fact I remember coming to Colo. when I was about 9, oops that is some 60+ years ago. Thanks for your attempts - I know Debbi and doubt that any changes will be made. It doesn't matter a lot - Gram didn't use her middle name very often. Thanks - If you get this message - try calling me at 214-789-2341. I've just recently been in touch with other cousins in Hannibal, Mo.
I'm so grateful for the chance to find cousins, now that Gram and Mom and Dad have all died. Even my aunt Mary Etta Summy Anderson died a few years ago.
A long distant cousin, Patricia Lee (Hill)
Added by SummySearcher on Aug 27, 2016 6:34 PM
RE: Betty Beuter

Sturgis Journal
Wed Jun 17, 2009,
Sturgis, Mich.
Added by AllanG on Jul 24, 2016 11:45 AM
Cheryl Behrend
RE: St. Martin's Cemetery location
I don't know exactly where it is located. Was there and saw it in our travels, but took the photo before we had GPS. Check with someone in the town of Cameron and I'm sure they would know. Have a great trip.
Added by Cheryl Behrend on Jun 14, 2016 6:20 AM
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