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Bob Cates (#47417891)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 15 days
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Researching names: Cates, Collins, Kissinger, Root, Allen, Owings
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Carl and Pearl Relander
Thanks, Bob, for transferring these two memorials to me. I have made bios for both of them. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find where Carl's mother was buried.
Added by JackiMex on Feb 22, 2017 9:32 PM
Carl Frederick Relander #66892857
Thank you for making the memorial for great grandfather's cousin and for adding a photo of his gravestone. Are you also related to him?

I would like to request your permission to use the photo (and those of any other relatives of mine) in my family tree on Because the photographer holds a copyright for each photo, I always ask before posting a photo on another web site. I will give your name as the photographer and the memorial's web site as the source.

Many thanks for considering my request.
Jacki in Pittsburgh

Added by JackiMex on Dec 14, 2016 12:04 PM
Memorials #83233115, 83233130, 83233123, 83233121
The Find A Grave section under FAQ, Membership/Signing In, “What is a photo request?” mentions: “Many cemetery offices will only provide that information (exact grave location to photograph a possible marker) to relatives of the deceased and will not assist photo volunteers with finding the grave location.”

There’s a reason more than 50 requests have not been realized for Woodlawn Cemetery in Green Bay, WI. I suggest you contact the office manager, Mary Lemirande, at (920) 432-6077 or email her at to learn the exact location of Augusta Root #83233115, Warren Root #83233130, Infant Root #83233123, and Gladys Root #83233121, especially which Park (section) and names of individuals buried on each side (N,S,E,W) of your individual. Then, go back to your “Request A Photo” and add those “notes” so a photo volunteer can at least take a photo of the grassy plot if no marker is present. The cemetery does not usually have a record if or when a marker was placed at a grave site. Without the specifics, the only other suggestion I have is to remove your request. Thank you!
Added by Bulldog on Dec 28, 2015 6:48 PM
Lisa R. Garrett
Memorial# 90708022 William H Root

Hoping you can help me out. I'm researching the Franklin and Lucinda Pletcher Root family. They had no children of their own, but adopted William H. Stigenwalt (b. 1866) and his younger sister Effie. William later legally changed his last name to Root. Thought I had found him in census records married to Addie and living in Iola as did his adoptive parents, but this entry shows this William as Jacob Root's son. Do you have any information on William H. Stigenwalt Root? His adoptive mother's obituary has a little detail: Memorial# 88413625. Appreciate any help you can provide.

Added by Lisa R. Garrett on Nov 05, 2015 10:45 AM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Cates that lead to Snelling!
What a small world it truly is.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Sep 24, 2015 12:33 PM
Linda Y
wm e cates
bob on wm e cates death doc does ot show who his parents were I am still looking for my photos we added in 2010 to cates cemetery when we took the cemetery looks like someone added new photos there
Added by Linda Y on Sep 23, 2015 2:31 PM
Gravesite photo request
MT. LEBANON PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH list burial records, and photos, unfortuantely there is no photo of the site you requested. I was going to check but I see someone else says they looked and were unsuccessful.
Added by CYounkin on Aug 28, 2015 5:17 PM
Bunny Cates
RE: Eliza Cates
Hi Bob,

I married a Cates, and did the Cates research for my kids. I was lucky to live in the area where they lived here in KY and met up with a few other researchers. I have uploaded a PDF with the tree for WE Cates. Unfortunately, I have not "verified" the information myself, but the people I got the info from were confident in their research, with records, etc. I do not doubt its validity.

Hope that helps.

Bunny Cates
Added by Bunny Cates on Aug 14, 2015 11:50 AM
Teena Smith
Josiah Root
Your edit request is being declined because I cannot make Josiah Root 1733 - 1768, the father of Josiah Root 1733 – 1768.
Added by Teena Smith on Jun 20, 2015 8:46 PM
Wayne Allen #96876179
Unfortunately, there is no marker for his grave. I took picture of the area where his grave is; I will post that.
Added by Christina on Jun 01, 2015 10:28 PM
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