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George Seitz (#40539541)
 member for 14 years, 5 months, 8 days
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Eric Buckland
RE: William Benjamin Palmer
Done.

Added by Eric Buckland on Mar 16, 2015 11:38 AM

Ginny Lesak Jakoubek
RE: Alphonso Alexander Gray
Thanks George...I love learning and documenting the history!!

Take care, Ginny

Added by Ginny Lesak Jakoubek on Mar 12, 2015 11:05 PM

Eric Buckland
RE: William Benjamin Palmer
Not at all. I just don't know how to do it.

Added by Eric Buckland on Mar 12, 2015 12:51 PM

Rich Dohm
Forest Lawn Cemetery ~
Hello George. I just noticed in passing, there's a seven month old photo request at Forest Lawn Cemetery that you could satisfy by putting THIS photo onto THIS memorial too. Happy hunting!

Added by Rich Dohm on Mar 10, 2015 3:02 PM

Darrell Landrum
Colonel Edward Dillon
Hi George, just wanted to say thank you very much for posting the photo of him to my memorial. It always adds so much to a memorial to have a photo of the person.

Thank you,
Darrell Landrum
Lynchburg, Virginia

Added by Darrell Landrum on Mar 09, 2015 11:42 PM

Edwin Ridout
My attempt to get Airey Neave declared famous
I've revised my bio of Airey Neave on Findagrave.com, still hoping to satisfy the unwritten rules, and once again submitted an application for their "famous" designation. Most grateful if you're able to take a look and cast a vote! Maybe this time he'll make it.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108412973

Thanks!

--Edwin

Added by Edwin Ridout on Feb 24, 2015 8:20 AM

Bill
J F Crocker
Thanks George, a notation has been added.

Added by Bill on Feb 23, 2015 3:38 PM

Louis M.
RE: Dee Haynes
Wow is an understatement!

Thanks, George!


Louis

Added by Louis M. on Feb 19, 2015 2:56 PM

c diggs
thank you
Thank you, George Seitz.

Added by c diggs on Feb 18, 2015 10:35 AM

Roberta
Isaac Van Vort, Richmond
You created the memorial below and added the photo. I would like to know if there is Hebrew on the back of the monument. It would give his father's name. If you have time, I would appreciate your checking. Thanks,
Roberta from Boston

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Van+Vort&GSiman=1&GScid=173295&GRid=30766449&

Added by Roberta on Feb 15, 2015 1:18 PM

Anne Wyatt
John Hunter
George, Thank you so much for taking this photo. I'm really glad you claimed it. Your description made me feel as if I were right there, hobbling along, finding it with you. I'll be in Virginia in April and possibly October. We need to go roam a,cemetery together. Good to see you out there. Thanks again my friend. More might be coming. Working on completing Virginia asap for the first book. Take care. Anne

Added by Anne Wyatt on Feb 08, 2015 12:49 PM

Jay Rarick
Pvt James H. Wiley
Mr. Seitz,

Thank you for responding so quickly to include the links for Pvt. Wiley. However Catherine Wiley (Find A Grave Memorial# 30412378) is his mother, not his wife.

His first wife was Martha A. Dawson (Find A Grave Memorial# 30412385), daughter of James and Margaret Dawson. They were married on May 15, 1869.

v/r
- Jay Rarick

Added by Jay Rarick on Jan 31, 2015 8:05 AM

Bill Thayer
Thomas Talcott
Kind of you — and checking facts is always of benefit! After all, when we started, I had no idea that it might not be right. I was ignorant of something, and now I think I know it, even if it's a negative…

Bill

Added by Bill Thayer on Jan 29, 2015 10:37 AM

Bill Thayer
Thomas M R Talcott
Dear Mr. Seitz,

As pretty positively as I can tell, Thomas Mann Randolph Talcott #16660239 was not a West Point graduate, and doesn't even seem ever to have attended the Academy; about this last, I'm a bit less certain.

Only three Talcotts are listed in the 1950 index: Andrew (Class of 1818), George H (Class of 1831), Lawrence T (Class of 1931). Similar results are found online at the official site of the West Point Association of Graduates, at https://www.westpointaog.org/memorials (entering "Talcott" in the "Last Name" field).

He might still have attended, just not graduated — which would have been likely since, born in 1838, he was about the age to graduate in the early years of the War between the States. Many cadets resigned to serve the Confederacy, and are therefore not among the graduates.

So I checked the OROC (Official Register of Officers and Cadets), a yearly printed report, contemporaneous, listing among others all the cadets attending the Military Academy in that year, even members of non-graduating classes, with annotations for those who left the Academy without graduating. I find no Talcott listed in the OROCs in any Class between 1853 (when TMT was 15) and 1861.

As an outlier, I also checked Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army (1903): no Thomas Talcott is listed; not too surprising, mind you, since he didn't serve as a United States Army officer; but Part III, section 7, includes a list of officers who left the United States Army after November 1, 1860 and joined the Confederate service.

On another offchance, I looked at Freeman's biography of R. E. Lee, in which the Talcott son is mentioned at least twice (index http://bit.ly/FRERELindexSZ#Tal4 links to the passages in the book) — Freeman doesn't mention that he might have been a West Pointer either.

I'd be interested in the source of the West Point graduate statement; it might just be a commendatory fabrication, or then again there may well be something underlying it.

Best,
Bill Thayer
American & Military History
http://bit.ly/HistoryUSA

Added by Bill Thayer on Jan 28, 2015 1:12 PM

Jeffry Burden
RE: Links/Larking White
My bad -- sorry for the confusion about Larkin White! There are four of them buried at Hollywood covering three generations, and I picked up the wrong one.

Added by Jeffry Burden on Jan 26, 2015 7:01 PM

Rebecca Emmett
your profile
George, love the picture of your son! Quite a chip of the old block, err... granite? (Sorry couldn't resist a cemetery bad joke.)

Added by Rebecca Emmett on Jan 24, 2015 10:36 AM

Mike & Bushy Hartman
Photo delete request
Hi George,
Please use the edit button so I can easily click on the link and find the memorial your referring too.
Thank you
Bush

Added by Mike & Bushy Hartman on Jan 20, 2015 3:47 AM

Diana Brown
RE: 18815854 Joshua David Smith
Thank you anyway George.

I just thought you might have a missing link for me.

Take care
Thanks again for your excellent research

Added by Diana Brown on Jan 19, 2015 8:43 PM

Diana Brown
18815854 Joshua David Smith
Hi George

Thanks so much for posting this picture of my gg.
Do you mind my asking how you were able to get this photograph?

Sincerely
Diana Brown

Added by Diana Brown on Jan 19, 2015 7:26 PM

LRobin
John T. Wakenight
Good afternoon. Are you any relation to John T. Wakenight? If not, would you please consider passing management to me?

John T. Wakenight was my 3rd-greatgrandfather. My cousin, Charles Sands, is the person who purchased the gravestone for the John. We have lots of info we'd like to add to the bio, which is easier to do if "we" have management level.

Thank you for considering this request.

Best, Robin.
1-John T. Wakenight
2-Lucy J. Wakenight-Clatterbuck
3-Caroline C. Clatterbuck-Armstrong
4-George V. Armstrong, Sr
5-George V. Armstrong, Jr.
6-Robin Armstrong-Newcomb

Added by LRobin on Jan 19, 2015 11:54 AM

James Hankins
Memorials 29138295 and 29138319
George, I'm James Hankins. While updating my memorials in Henry Co., Va., I found your subject memorials, Jacob W. Ward and Effie L. Ward respectively. My related memorial is Margaret Louise (Ward) Hairfield, Mem 50877094.

Margaret is the wife of my 4th cousin, O.W. Hairfield. I have update information for your subject memorials, and request that you link your memorials as husband and wife. I've already linked Margaret's Find A Grave entry at my location to her parents.

Additionally, Jacob's middle name is Wade (Jacob Wade Ward), born in Kentucky. Effie's middle name is Lee and her maiden name is Jordan (Effie Lee Jordan), born in Virginia. They were married Apr. 26, 1917, Inez, Martin Co., KY.

Lastly, if you'd like to transfer management of them to me, my Find A Grave# is 15003416. If have no issue with you keeping management because technically, they are on my in-law side of kinship. Regards, James Hankins

Added by James Hankins on Jan 14, 2015 6:31 PM

Louis M.
RE: Donald James Jacks
Nice! Thanks George!

Happy New Year -

Louis

Added by Louis M. on Jan 14, 2015 9:57 AM

Leigh Anne
RE: Wise Cemetery
thanks George, yea I figured they werent buried there or their tombstones were gone. Since they have a marker at both places, I put a note on the Virginia site, so hopefully this will help when people look on there.thanks for the info.

Added by Leigh Anne on Jan 13, 2015 1:33 PM

charlott jones
Memorials
I have information on a number of your memorials and before I go to all the trouble of sending them, I wish to know if you are one that does add the information coming to you on the memorials. Many do not and it is sad.

Added by charlott jones on Jan 04, 2015 9:25 AM

Mike B.
RE: Eugene Gunn
Thank you George

Added by Mike B. on Dec 17, 2014 6:40 PM

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