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Cheryl Behrend (#39733792)
 member for 13 years, 4 months, 29 days
Emil Richard Zahn

Thank you for submitting a picture of my father's grave at the Florida National Cemetery.

Today, on his 109th birthday, I updated his memorial page with a biography. Wow, what an interesting life! If you get a chance, please read it.

Thanks again,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Added by Richard on Jul 11, 2014 8:50 AM

Robert e. Lee
RE: James D Cook
Thanks Cheryl...maybe fate doesn't want him to be found? ;-)

Added by Robert e. Lee on Jul 10, 2014 10:10 PM

Robert e. Lee
James D Cook
Hi Mz Cheryl,
I was wondering if you could possibly tell me-if you might know-about a particular set of grave stones you found/listed. You may have solved a long-standing mystery for a particular family. I just cannot be absolutely sure without at least a small amount of proof?

There is a James D[ew] Cook buried in this cemetery: Memorial #9364119
born 23 Feb 1895 (?) died 6 Jan 1955
This appears to be the same man who was married to a Grace E. Whitby and lived in Chicago and then in Decatur Co. They had one son, John Lee Cook (the Lee would've come from his grandmother, Fannie Lee Cook, if I am right???). Anyway, if I have the right man, James Dew Cook [jr] came from a well-to-do family of Cooks down in Pickens Co., Alabama. And he had married young-was it forced (???)-to one Vera Stacy Stewart (her father had acquired about 1/3rd of all the land in the county beginning some time after the end of the War Between the States ;-) They had one son together: James Dew Cook III. Before Dewey was a teenager, his father left. Last word was that he had gone to Chicago and they never heard from him again. Of course the wealthy mother did fine without him and received money and help from her own dad.
In the military record (that shows Jim was born Feb 23 1894?), he was voluntarily signing up-ready to go? He says his wife and son are not dependent upon him? I wish we had had such things as Find a Grave long ago-when I was regularly researching over a 20 year period. This opens up so very many possibilities that were once dead ends? Anyway, I think you have found a lost family member. And-potentially-another son, John Lee Cook (also seems to appropriately have the "Lee" middle name?). You found him, too in the same cemetery. I wondered if they are buried next to each other? That would certainly come with some implications? The next question is how he died-at age 20 and before Pearly Harbor was bombed? I found someone with his name in the Navy Air Corps....and the enlistment date works out...yet the theory falls apart when that John Lee Cook is still serving in Jan., 1942. So I am back to square one as to what might have happened to this young guy?

I hope I haven't bored you to terribly. This is not a direct line for me, but I've always been attracted to the true "mysteries" in family tree hunting and am running about 50/50 with finding answers. Here in So. California, there are plenty of records...but the cost of finding them-driving for hours in traffic to get to a particular record center-is just devastating.

I know many of the grave hunters for Find a Grave out here...all characters in their own right. It's a lot of work, but all have tons of fun getting together and listing everyone.

kindest regards,
Robert e Lee jr.

Added by Robert e. Lee on Jul 09, 2014 7:51 PM

Ephraim, Elizabeth and Martha Byers
Thank you very much for transferring my ancestors to me! I really appreciate it.
You have been wonderful to post so many entries, and are willing to tranfer-I hesitated due to a couple stating I was not a close enough relative.

Added by nannette on Jul 09, 2014 7:24 AM

Gary Powell
Eugene Hagan
May I use a copy of his grave photo? I wish to post it on the non-profit Supporting Heroes, Inc. This group pays tribute to emergency first responders killed in the line of duty. I will give you acknowledgement. Thank you!

Added by Gary Powell on Jul 07, 2014 3:31 PM

Tree Shaker
RE: Charles Curtis
Thank you for your fast reply, I guess I am just confused.

Added by Tree Shaker on Jul 06, 2014 3:34 PM

Tree Shaker
Charles Curtis
Ms Behrend,

I would love to exchange emails about the Curtis family. How are you related to my Charles Curtis?


Added by Tree Shaker on Jul 06, 2014 1:53 PM

April Benedict
Elizabeth Dozier
Thanks for the name update. Your work is greatly appreciated.

Added by April Benedict on Jul 05, 2014 7:36 PM

Kim Poyner Woodhouse
James Logan Curtis
I found an obituary for James L. Curtis and it seems to match the info you gave me!! If you want the image, please send me your email.

Added by Kim Poyner Woodhouse on Jul 05, 2014 1:50 PM

April Benedict
Donald Buckles
Thanks so much for your speedy reply and linking Donald to his parents.

Added by April Benedict on Jul 05, 2014 10:36 AM

Connie Clark
RE: William Eugene Curtis Photo
Hi Cheryl! I just added the same photo from my phone. After we get home later I will see if my camera photo is any better and add it. I don't like the shadow, but it's hard to see when using phone. A lot quicker though 😬 take care , Connie and Wayne

Added by Connie Clark on Jul 04, 2014 3:37 PM

Kimberly Bakosh
Helen Bakosh

Thank you so much for the transfer of my husbands grandmother Helen Bakosh to us so we can add and update additional information and photos to her Bio. We visited the cemetery this past weekend and found her grave along with many other family members.

Thank you ,
Dennis and Kimberly Bakosh

Added by Kimberly Bakosh on Jul 02, 2014 6:47 PM

Wm N. Wood
Which cemetery is this for?

I Have searched most of mine & can not find it. I do have a clue it was taken on 6/14/14, but still can not locate it.

A hint please!!


Added by cff on Jul 01, 2014 9:10 AM

Wood memorial
Cheryl, I made a boo boo. Deleted the duplicate with out transferring the picture. I still have the picture but not sure where it goes. Can you help me?


Added by cff on Jul 01, 2014 6:48 AM

Glenda Barry
Allie Curtis
Hi Cheryl,

Thanks for letting me know that it was a duplicate, I have deleted it. Have a beautiful day!


Added by Glenda Barry on Jun 30, 2014 12:48 PM

Carla G. Griffith
Thank you so much for the transfer. And could I possibly ask for permission to use your photo of my uncle's military marker (Franklin Delanore Thomas)?

It's for personal use and not for financial gain. Thank you


Added by Carla G. Griffith on Jun 29, 2014 6:51 AM

New York Historian
RE: Louis Abramo, Jr.
So sad, I called the cemetery, he is in a three plot grave owned by his parents, by himself. I guess they decided to be buried in Fla.

Added by New York Historian on Jun 27, 2014 11:30 AM

New York Historian
Louis Abramo, Jr.

I added their son.

Click here: Louis Abramo (1940 - 1944) - Find A Grave Memorial

Added by New York Historian on Jun 27, 2014 9:55 AM

Headstone photo
Hi Cheryl,

I would like your permission to copy your photo of the headstone for Mary Elizabeth Crawford Coy
Find A Grave memorial #29474558. I want to add it to her entry in my Ancestry family tree. The photo will be attributed to you and will not be used for commercial purposes.


Added by WMitch6 on Jun 26, 2014 7:53 AM

Patti Bartlett-Russell
Leah Sarah (Snavely ) Shaffner
That was kind of you to automatically transfer Leah's memorial to me. Thank you.

Added by Patti Bartlett-Russell on Jun 24, 2014 7:05 PM

Michael Wood
Request for Permission - Harrison Decker
Dear Cheryl, I am Michael Wood and I maintain a website dedicated to the 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Civil War regiment at I collect and present all information, images and other material I can find on this unit to which my great great grandfather belonged.

I noticed you have published a photo of the gravestone of one of the 16th OVI's soldiers, Harrison Decker, from Roscoe Cemetery memorial# 37041794. I am asking your permission to present this photo on my website in the "Laid To Rest" section at My site is totally non-commercial and is a memorial to the regiment and for the research and enjoyment of those interested in the Civil War or the 16th OVI in particular.

Please let me know if it's ok to use your photo.

Also, I want to thank you for helping to find and preserve photos and information on our ancestors on You are performing a valuable service for many and helping to keep alive the memory our ancestors. Mike Wood

Added by Michael Wood on Jun 23, 2014 5:49 PM

Kathy Holland, Gates to the Past Genealogy
RE: Photo Requests Taken
You're very welcome.

Added by Kathy Holland, Gates to t... on Jun 23, 2014 2:47 PM

Dellena V. Coffman Curtiss
She is currently listed in the Waverly East Cemetery on Find A Grave as

Dellena V. (Coffman) Curtiss but should
properly be listed as:

Dellena V. Coffman Criger

She married Frederick Harrison Curtiss first, but then married a Criger - name at death was Dellena Criger.

Added by Shirley on Jun 22, 2014 1:51 PM

Randell Crawford
Memorial # 43085651

Do you have any information about when Randell's father, William J. Crawford was married to Mary Poindexter or where she might be buried? The only marriage info I had on Wm. J. was that he was married to Dorothy Woods on March 22, 1929 - which would have been his second marriage.

Added by Shirley on Jun 22, 2014 11:43 AM

Leon & Mary (Miller) Rowe
Ausben Wyle Reagel
Ausben Wyle Reagel's father's memorial is on find a grave.
His father was Frederick Bingaman Reagel memorial #102541638.
His mother was Mary Ann Wyle Reagel #102541695.
Would you link him to his mother and father?
Mary Louise Miller Rowe

Added by Leon & Mary (Miller) Rowe on Jun 21, 2014 12:08 PM


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