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Ross Adam Wood Sr. (#47496100)
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Bio Photo Retired MSG US Army. Got the genealogy bug in 2010 after my eldest brother passed away. A huge gap of unknown Wood ancestors was my primary obstacle to surmount. Was fortunate enough to trace the Wood line back to the late 1700's in Erie Co., N.Y. beginning with Great (x 3) Grandfather Augustus B. Wood Sr. who had 9 children. I have been able to trace all nine of them, his son Francis Burton Wood is my (direct line) Great-Great Grandfather. Francis' son John Perry Wood is my Great Grandfather and his son Frank McKinley Wood my grandfather.
Had a good start with my mom's family (Gardner) and have been able to take it from there thanks to the assistance of so many great people within the FindAGrave community. The four primary families I research are Wood, Gardner, Gentry, and Clare. Also researching additional ancestorial lines from the families of Rew, Braman/Brayman, Crockett, DeWitt, Slaven, Perry, Mecham, Pierce, Allen, McCumber, Merkel, Patrick, Eastman, Hopson, Jarvis, Gutierrez and Ramirez.
As far as transfers go I am happy to transfer any memorial that is not in my family tree. I am not overly concerned with only 4 generations or specific relations. Find a Grave has evolved over time and will continue to do so. Until or if ever they come to the realization that these memorials belong to everyone then I will do as I feel necessary to assist those in need of making connections with ancestors. As for photos, use them to your hearts content with all my blessing.
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Carol
RE: Mattie Jarvis
Ross,

I'm not sure why the e-mail didn't go through. I just tested the address and it worked for me.

Anyway Ö There is a cemetery on Mare Island. I donít know anything about it. Given her date of death, if she were in a military cemetery it is more likely that she would be in the Golden Gate National Cemetery.

I guess it will have to remain a mystery.

Carol
Added by Carol on May 22, 2017 3:04 PM
Pam Kerschner
RE: Sarah/Sally Wisner Eastman # 60951364
A merge would be great, but I didn't know merge was an option. I've sent edits to the person who created the earlier memorial.
Added by Pam Kerschner on Apr 22, 2017 9:48 PM
SLGMSD
RE: Nan Barclay Young Smith 148291159
I have noticed from census data that the women become younger and the men older.

One relative claimed he was born in 1850. However, on the 1860 census he was one year old! Many disappointed cousins who had bragged that great-grandfather died at age 98!

Another female had four different years of birth on her social security application - each later than the one before for a difference of 6 years in age from the first year of birth to her final year of birth! All but one year of birth was scratched through. I laughed a lot when I opened that envelope!
Added by SLGMSD on Apr 01, 2017 1:36 PM
SLGMSD
RE: Nan Barclay Young Smith 148291159
I do intend to insert the birth information from the 1900 Census which is August 1880. However, when a lady declares her year of birth as 1888 on her passport application who am I to disagree?
Added by SLGMSD on Mar 29, 2017 3:41 PM
Cheryl White
Roland Sumner Kresge
I have updated Roland's page in Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas, and sent a copy of the page to the cemetery office for their files.
I was able to find his wife and link her to his page.
Thank you for the links to his parents that you sent.
Added by Cheryl White on Mar 07, 2017 5:52 AM
Renee
RE: Dougekos family
Not sure if this will help: If you can track down the death certificate....usually it will give funeral home info & if the funeral home is still in business or you can find who holds the records for them if the funeral home is closed .......anyways, the funeral home should know where they buried the deceased
Added by Renee on Feb 23, 2017 7:10 PM
Beautiful Stoner (Amanda Michelle Anderson)
RE: Mildred McReynolds and family
You are welcome, I will keep it on my list :)
Added by Beautiful Stoner (Amanda ... on Dec 02, 2016 12:25 AM
Donna Burkert Grothaus
Katherine Walrod Memorial
Ross, Thank you, so much, for for the additional information concering Katherine Bowers Walrod. Is her father Michael Bowers Find A Grave #63088318 and is there a Find A Grave memorial for her mother? Thanks again, Donna
Added by Donna Burkert Grothaus on Sep 13, 2016 5:37 PM
Nancy Burr
Benjamin Burr
Thanks for the info on Viola and daughter, Ardith. How did you know Benji and happen to have a photo of him?
Added by Nancy Burr on Sep 09, 2016 9:36 PM
D DeWitt
William WIlhelm Dewitt memorial
I created a virtual memorial for him and his wife Elizabeth just to pull everyone together and try to make sense of the children.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=160906245

I welcome your evaluation.

Don
Added by D DeWitt on Apr 11, 2016 2:06 PM
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