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Tom Wagner (#46829718)
 member for 10 years, 5 months, 24 days
RE: Dorothea Anderson
When I wrote the note checkmarked to remove the request. Perhaps that is why you don't see it now. But it was there and had a long note attached that had nothing to do with Dorothea. It had to do with problems getting locations of burials in a columbarium in California. Ring any bells?

Added by MixedStock on Jul 14, 2016 9:20 PM

Paul Darley
Thank you for the contacts, I'll write a letter to them about Paul Darley's locations and when I get his locations, I'll let you know.

Added by Dstmnstr on Jun 29, 2016 6:41 AM

Carla Bowlin
Florence Corbett
Thank you so much for trying to obtain a photograph for me of the location of the remains for Florence Corbett's grave. I really appreciate the information you sent me, and I will try and write the funeral director.
Carla Bowlin

Added by Carla Bowlin on Jun 10, 2016 9:13 AM

Margaret Tomer
Daniel Webster Knepfler Part 3
Well, I got a call back this evening from the crematoria and they said they do not know what happened to his ashes but they did have a written record of his "arrival". They took a photo of the record and sent texted it to me. I added it to the Find A Grave memorial. And I took the photo request off.

Thank you so much for your help.


Added by Margaret Tomer on Jun 09, 2016 9:42 PM

Tammy Allen
Ada Gordon
thank you for your email on the info on getting a picture for Ada Gordon at Chapel Of The Pines. I will write that gentleman and sending some paperwork on my aunt, I will ask that you be given permission to take a picture. Thank You, Tammy Allen Plus permission for her husband too

Added by Tammy Allen on Jun 09, 2016 1:40 PM

Margaret Tomer
Daniel Webster Knepfler Part 2
The information that you gave me for the mortuary was great. I called and someone answered the phone! I gave the information to the gentleman and he said that he will give the information to Kimberly Bryant who is in charge of location memorials. He said it might take awhile since it was almost 100 years ago ... I don't think their paperwork is in order so who knows .... :-)

I'm retired ... tempted to go down there an look for the information myself :-)


Added by Margaret Tomer on Jun 09, 2016 1:39 PM

Law-Miller Roots
Philip Baus & Doris Baus - Chapel of the Pines
Hi Tom,

I surely do appreciate all your help regarding my photo requests and will try to contact Mr. Lee and see what he can tell me. I will let you know later. We have a couple cemeteries here in OH that have that same policy where only immediate family members are allowed the location information.

Thanks again.


Added by Law-Miller Roots on Jun 09, 2016 8:52 AM

Margaret Tomer
Daniel Webster Knepfler
Thanks for your note about Knepfler. His mom was my gg Aunt, so I think they will let me have the info. I'll try to get in touch with them by mail right away.

Thanks so much for your offer to take the pic. Will get back to you as soon as I get the info.


Added by Margaret Tomer on Jun 09, 2016 8:33 AM

Eric Emfield
Ella Emfield
Thanks Tom for all your help. We'll follow up with the funeral director.

Appreciate all you do!

Eric & Jennifer Emfield

Added by Eric Emfield on Jun 08, 2016 7:47 PM

Rick Platt
Thanks for your extraordinary efforts.

Added by Rick Platt on Jun 08, 2016 6:18 PM

Linda Towers
Tom, THANK YOU so much!! You have gone beyond the call of duty!! I will see what I can do on this end to see if they can give me location, etc. And see if they will allow you to take photos for me! Thank you for EVERYTHING! I will get back to you!



Added by Linda Towers on Jun 08, 2016 6:18 PM

The Merriam family
Thank you so much for the information about my family. I will write to the place you gave me and see if they will work with me.

Added by LaceysAcres on Jun 08, 2016 6:09 PM

Henry Duffy
Thank you so much for your valiant efforts in this matter! I will see what I can do. I really do appreciate all of your time!

Added by Wiregrasswalker on Jun 08, 2016 5:40 PM

Chapel of the Pines
Mr. Wagner:
I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and diligence in helping me locate the final resting place of my gr-gr-aunt Luella Mittlesteadt.
I will indeed write to Mr. Lee, provide him with the necessary information, and mention that you have been acting in my interests. From recent reviews online, it appears he is always slow to respond to questions or requests. Many people have said the phone is never answered there.
Again, thank you so much for helping me find Luella.
Barbara Manley

Added by Barbara on Jun 08, 2016 5:22 PM

Rebecca Mears, DOB 29 Dec 1882
Hello Tom,

Thanks so much for your new message. I appreciate how much effort you have put in on this for everyone! We have a huge cemetery here in Northern California that won't allow Find A Grave volunteers on the premises, and when people call for grave information, they try to sell them a plot! There is a huge number of Find A Grave requests, close to 60 now, and I feel terrible that we cannot fulfill these requests.

Again, I really appreciate your time and effort. Many thanks. I'm going this search for a family member so I'll pass your message along to them.


Added by Susan on Jun 08, 2016 4:51 PM

RE: Rebecca Mears, DOB 29 Dec 1882
Hi Tom,

Sorry, I guess I misunderstood you. The DOD is 25 Sept 1965. Her Find A Grave memorial # is 138048904.

Thanks again.


Added by Susan on Jun 03, 2016 8:44 PM

Law-Miller Roots
Philip R. Baus #89759718 & Doris Baus #163772367 - Chapel of the Pines Crematory - CA

I appreciate your help in attempting to locate Philip. I have deleted my previous request as I now have the entire birth and death date and have entered another photo request for him along with his wife Doris Baus. I do not have a death date for her but assume she is buried next to him. Hoping you can get more info. on location now.

Thanks for being a volunteer. I also volunteer but only in OH and PA.


Added by Law-Miller Roots on May 25, 2016 1:03 PM

Rebecca Mears, DOB 29 Dec 1882
Hi Tom:

Thanks for your long message and all of your hard work! I know that everyone really appreciates it!

I have found a birth date for Rebecca Mears (138048904) and if you can obtain a photo, that would be great. Otherwise, thank you anyway. Some of these situations are just difficult, being a volunteer myself, I know that!

Many thanks again.


Added by Susan on May 18, 2016 9:38 PM

Have A Heart
Mary Esther Gerry Starr
Mary Esther GERRY
Find A Grave Memorial# 144104054

Birth 08 SEP 1851 , , New York, USA

Death 12 JUL 1915 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

******Wife of Joseph Lee Starr

**You wrote: I notice that there are 82 requests for photos at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles, CA. I am making an attempt to do what I can to try to obtain information on the locations for the people in this Columbarium. It is not a cemetery, but all Cremains. The place was in quite bad repair, and the new owners, over time have been fixing the place up, but it is not any where close to where it should be. I spoke with the director and gave him the list. For some strange reason, the files are filed by month day and year. All of the requests that are on the list only provide the year of birth and death. I am not sure how willing the director will be to look through an entire year for each name. I think that if the 82 requests contained a month and day, I will have a better chance at getting the location so the pictures can be taken. I will have to wait and see how much of an effort if any that the director will make in looking up the information for me so I can take the pictures. I do not know if your request can contain more than the year. If it is not possible, then you can send the information to me, and I will work at getting them to look the information up when more information is provided.

Added by Have A Heart on May 10, 2016 10:25 AM

Have A Heart
Joseph Lee Starr
Find A Grave Memorial# 144103948
Joseph Lee STARR

Birth 31 JUL 1851 Austin, Travis, Texas, USA

Death 05 JAN 1918 Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA

Added by Have A Heart on May 10, 2016 10:20 AM

Eric Emfield
Ella Emfield
Thanks for the feedback and help on determining the status of Ella's burial marker.

Added by Eric Emfield on May 08, 2016 5:40 PM

RE: Photo requests at Chapel of the Pines
I completely understand, and appreciate your effort. Thank you again for your assistance.

Added by DBarker on May 07, 2016 10:13 AM

Photo requests at Chapel of the Pines
Thank you for your efforts on acquiring photos. I have made two requests for the cemetery, so I will provide you with the full death dates for them. Marguerite (Dodd) Bennett died Jun. 2, 1960, and her father, Charles Vernon Dodd, died Dec. 30, 1955.

Added by DBarker on May 06, 2016 8:21 PM

Laura Mattingly
Photo request for Elizabeth Rath
Thanks, Tom for attempting to get this photo. I have her death date of AUG 24, 1965. Chapel of the Pines, Fireside Sanitarium for place. Hope this helps! Good luck getting this and others!

Added by Laura Mattingly on May 06, 2016 4:45 PM

Bill Grinstead
RE: Charles H. Wagner
Thanks for the response Tom I was certainly tying to make a connection to your Find A Grave memorials. In particular Luella was my great uncle's second wife. I spent many days in the summer with them in Ann Arbor when i was a kid. One thing I needed was Luella's middle name (Mae) and you had that. Are you aware if her daughter is still alive? I know her husband Darwin died a few years back.

Hope to talk in the future and thanks for the leads.


Added by Bill Grinstead on Jul 14, 2015 7:44 PM


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