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Deb Kent (#47472085)
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I'm addicted to genealogy and have been researching my family history for many years now. I leave a little yellow, St. John's Wort, flower on each of my family member's memorial pages. Blue Burst flower on my husband's family member's pages.

I've had a lot of help throughout the years while on my journey – from close relatives; from those more distantly related who are also researching the same lines; from those not related at all who offer their time to do lookups in various counties and states; from those who donate their time to transcribe records to be posted online, as well as photos; from staff working at different libraries and other locations where records are maintained. I want you all to know that I sincerely appreciate everything that all of you do and have done not only to help me but for so many others sharing this passion both now and in the years to come. It's been an amazing journey and one that is far from over.

This is a team project as well as a labor of love. I'm more than happy to add information or correct any information to any of the memorial pages that I've created or maintain. If you'd like a transfer please use the edit button on that memorial page and then the suggest a correction link to do so… it doesn't necessarily matter if it's for someone from my family tree I am not immortal and will not be around forever .. I want the information posted to be available for anyone choosing to look for it. It's important to remember and cherish those that you descend from.

Please feel free to copy any photos that I personally have posted. Before there was a grave there was a living person who consisted of more than a few dates and places. I'd love to see some type of bio and a photo of that person on each of my memorial pages as well as the cemetery photos.

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Oldfield memorials
We have emailed in the past regarding these. The memorials that you(?) had listed in the wrong cemetery (Northside?) initially probably never were listed in the online city of Eau Claire indexes. The city of Eau Claire index only contains Forest Hill and Lakeview.
The cemeteries that comprise 'Northside' include St. John's Lutheran, Scandinavian, and next to those are St. Pat's Catholic and Sacred Heart Catholic. The Northside group of cemeteries are church affiliated, and those indexes are found either via the University archives or local public library as far as I know.
This may come across as being 'picky' but the way Find a Grave management views memorials is that if they are listed in the wrong cemetery initially, and then someone locates the actual burials and markers elsewhere and creates the memorials in the correct location at a later date it is not actually a 'duplicate'.
The volunteers like me who walk the cemeteries and do the photographs of the markers only are in it to help others locate family and friends. I am the one who looked for the burials at Northside to fill probably your request, and could not locate them there. Then discovered they had been photographed by another volunteer at Lakeview in 2010? or whenever when I stumbled across them myself while photographing there maybe in 2016. It doesn't really matter to me how the errors happened, I have no interest in managing the memorials for your kin. But it does take a great deal of additional time and effort to get mistakes corrected after already investing many hours in doing the grave photos and getting them posted.
This particular bunch of errors now involves 2 different photographer volunteers, you, and management at Find a Grave who receive the requests to review the memorials submitted for the 'merge'. I already had deleted the memorial I created for Mr. Oldfield. I had left it in place only for reference pending getting the rest of the family memorial pages 'corrected', merged, etc. I had already contacted the other photographer and explained the confusion and reduced the 'duplicates' for Ada and the rest of the Oldfields. Progress is being made however slowly. Learning the protocols for Find a Grave is quite a learning curve! I will submit the remaining memorials for the merge, and hopefully it will be approved. No one contacts us if it is NOT approved or explains why. So it takes follow up by someone over an unknown time period. Things can easily get forgotten and unfinished. Usually management takes care of them within a few days or weeks, one way or the other.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. I have met some of the Oldfield living kin, it was a pleasure!
Added by mjshistory on Feb 17, 2017 8:47 PM
Urban T. Vanderhoff
Urban was married twice. After the death of his first wife, he married again; first wife was Doris Mae McKee born 9/9/1909 at Spencer, Iowa the dau of Luman Albert McKee and HattieGertrude Goff. They married 3/10/1928 near Spencer, Iowa. She died 7/13/1974 at Dowagiac, Michigan and was buried at the First Reformed Cemeteryat Spencer, Iowa. They had two children; Myrlyn F. Vanderhoff and Gwenelda Carline Vanderhoff Oggs.

I do not have the date or location of the second marriage, though it was after 1975.
Added by Nate on Jan 24, 2017 1:53 PM
Leo J. Offerman
Duplicate photos
Hello, I stumbled across your message about someone adding duplicate photos on memorials that you have already added photos. The same thing is happening to me near Cascade, someone is adding multiple photos to existing memorials with perfect photos. It is very annoying to say the least. Others have mentioned the practice to me as well. Is there an edit tab to request removal? Thanks
Added by Leo J. Offerman on Dec 22, 2016 6:37 PM
Brylee Landers
RE: Butler County Cemeteries
Feel free to do so. I took photos of the Allison cemetery over a year ago. I also have family in the area.
Added by Brylee Landers on Dec 17, 2016 7:38 PM
Hooked On Family
Darrell Kingery

I added a clearer photo showing his military post and one showing his military plaque. Someone else also added one, but it is still difficult to see the dates. Let me know if you do not want it here...the memorial is getting crowded!

Created by: Deb Kent
Record added: Jun 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71570231

Added by Hooked On Family on Oct 26, 2016 12:55 PM
Hooked On Family
RE: Your Fabulous Photos
Oh, you!!!

Such a nice summer until this week that I had to take some pix. Running out of Butler County cems as one guy takes a lot of them!

Hugs, MB
Added by Hooked On Family on Jul 06, 2016 9:53 AM
Hooked On Family
William C. McNeilus

I found an obituary for Wm. C. McNeilus buried at Oak Hill Cem. at Bristow, Butler, Iowa. There was no memorial for him, so I created one and linked him to his wife, Dorothy, and parents, Archie and Violet.

Created by: Hooked On Family
Record added: Apr 30, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 161936381

You have memorials for other McNeilus family members buried there as well as some other people buried there.

I went over and photographed the entire cemetery, and have begun posting photos. I did put some on where you already had a photo, just because it was a gorgeous day, and I got a good shot. But I don't want to override your efforts at all. Just check, and I will delete my pix if you prefer. No problem.


Added by Hooked On Family on Apr 30, 2016 12:42 PM
Catherine Banning
Banning farmily
Deb. I am related to the Orval Ladell Banning family and also do genealogy. Was wondering how you are related to this family. I was married to Jerry Eugene Banning for 30 years+. Thank you. Catherine Larson Banning. You can email me at:
Added by Catherine Banning on Jan 09, 2016 11:24 AM
cory black
Hi Deb Kent my name is Cory and Im wanting to know if Robert Carl Kent ever lived in Orland Fl. because im trying to find out if this Robert Kent is my grandfather, he was the only match I found on that links his birth to Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin
Added by cory black on Dec 08, 2015 3:31 PM
Jennifer Schlieger
Thank you
I have never known much about my father's side of the family. My grandparents (Arlie and Nelva Oldfield White) moved to Arkansas from Janesville when I was very young and my father (William John Oldfield) left not too much longer after them, about four or five years. Not having much contact with him after he left, I have learned more about the Oldfield family history after his death when I received death, christening, and birth certificates, wills, and even my Grandmother's (Nelva Oldfield White) baby book. This information really triggered me wanting to know more. It has been difficult to obtain information, not really knowing family on that side. Thank you for what information you have shared. I will try to find a photo of my father to share.
Added by Jennifer Schlieger on Apr 13, 2015 1:03 PM
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