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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.
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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.

I welcome your evaluation.

Added by D DeWitt on Apr 11, 2016 2:06 PM
RE: Photo of Eunice Leighty
Apparently, yes. The cemetery office showed me on their map, that her spot was the 4th one from the top in the left row. There is no name plate, which seemed unusual to me, but there is the photo to show it.

I have taken a photo of every nameplate, for and her name did not come up on any of them.

Let me know if I can be of more assistance. I go over there often to get the headstone images for Billiongraves.

Added by sjwilk2001 on Nov 22, 2015 8:11 PM
Jon Reeves
William John Hope (memorial #142363968)
I'm curious about your source for Forest Lawn Glendale (FLG) burial. There are two Wm J. Hopes listed at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills (FLHH) in Forest Lawn's public database; both died in 1962, one with suspiciously similar dates (Memorial# 138515270) -- which dates match the trees and other data for Bob Hope's brother at, as does the reference to Ohio on the marker.

There is a William Hope listed at FLG, but there are no details in the online database. Without actually visiting the location, of course, I can't be 100% certain it's not this person. But the odds would seem to favor some confusion between FLG and FLHH. I'll add that two of the other Hope brothers are buried at FLHH, one in the same section as the WJ Hope I cited above.

Those of us working on FLG have seen 1899/1900 year glitches before in some public records.

Admittedly, FL's online database omits major celebrities -- but they are less diligent about hiding all relatives, particularly those who don't call attention to themselves. So if you've got a rock solid source, then I apologize for questioning you.
Added by Jon Reeves on Oct 25, 2015 11:41 PM
RE: Anna M. Ruger
Birth information from death certificates has always been considered a secondary source, but sometimes it is the only source available. In this case, Anna M. Ruger had two passport applications completed in her own handwriting and signed by her. The passport applications are considered a primary source.

The books written by Elizabeth Shown Mills are a great resource for proof standards. Here is a summary of her work:

Unfortunately, many contributors do just throw edits out there. Last week I had one contributor send me information to change a second wife interred with the husband into the first wife - changing the first and middle names; birth & death dates, etc. The first wife was buried elsewhere and there was already a memorial page for her.
Added by SLGMSD on Jun 29, 2015 1:52 PM
Mike Casey
Resurrection: VICKERS
Thanks for the info and links for Irene, and for your other efforts as well.
Added by Mike Casey on Jun 25, 2015 9:17 PM
RE: Joshua Mecham
It seems unlikely that Joshua Mecham would be buried in Heber City. He died about 1838 in Iowa. It is possible the family had him exhumed and moved much later.
Added by Kay on Apr 29, 2015 7:29 PM
Nadeen Sobottka
RE: Annie Schulte @ Forest Home Cem.
Hi Ross, no, I didn't think you were the "duplicate police", and normally I would have deleted my memorial, however, I get a little frustrated when I go through all the work to put forth memorials only to have other people create duplicates and not have the courtesy to ask for a transfer. Perhaps the originator is not experienced with Find A Grave enough to know this. I did send her a note, so we'll see what she wants to do. Regards, Nadeen
Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Apr 20, 2015 3:03 PM
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