What about people who should be famous but nobody thought to include in Wikipedia?

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I was going through Newspapers.com with a surname of mine and I came across Cloyd S. Harkins.

I have started a profile for him and think he should be considered famous.  He does not have a Wikipedia page.

He was the first dentist to address cleft palates.

Can I categorize him as famous?
WikiTree profile: Cloyd Harkins
in The Tree House by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (181k points)
retagged by Abby Glann
Good point! You can add them to Wikipedia, but don't be surprised if some of the obsessives who frequent the site seriously edit the page, take it down  or claim that your famous person is not famous. I've had a lot of difficulty with some of them. Go for it!

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If you think Cloyd is famous you may want to write an article about him for Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Starting_an_article
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by Vincent Piazza
I am not writing another article about him.  I spent all day on this one and I am not related.

I have no desire to  contribute to Wikipedia,
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Make the wikipedia page for him. That's cool.  He should be famous amoung dentists.....
by Susan Tye G2G6 Mach 2 (21.2k points)

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