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Leah Wilson Greeley (#46893627)
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Merf
RE: Dona
Google "central Florida memory"

Click on "collection"

Go to bottom of list and click the bottom Carey Hand option.

Only CH records are available. If you search by last name and can't find who you are looking for, try by date. If that doesn't work, try by using the asterisk wildcard.

Records only go from 1891 to around 1944.

Added by Merf on Sep 15, 2013 6:36 PM

Merf
Dona
If you look at the pic with the sword, between the other two family markers, Dona is in the empty space to your left. If I'd started looking for Dortha from the left, I'd have found her first..but I stopped at Dortha.

Added by Merf on Sep 13, 2013 9:15 PM

Merf
RE: Dona Mae Wilson
Found Dona next to Dortha on my second poke! Have some errands and will upload when I get home. dortha was covered, but the bricks I put there helped.

Added by Merf on Sep 13, 2013 12:41 PM

Merf
RE: Thomas Trotter Bonner
Yes...we don't know if his parents died and he was taken in by someone else or if he made himself scarce or what. But the DNA shows a link to others, but we can't find it. Found some other Bonners with several unique names that Thomas named his kids as well...but we just can't find the link. ARGH!!!

I appreciate you wanting to help. I'm still a little sick, but I'll get out to Conway hopefully tomorrow. I should go today, it's a little overcast and breezy - but I'm going to give myself another day of rest.

Added by Merf on Sep 12, 2013 11:18 AM

janet rn
RE: Dona Mae Wilson
transfere made, keep it safe

Added by janet rn on Sep 11, 2013 8:55 PM

janet rn
RE: Margaret Wilson 1844-1912
transfere made, keep it safe

Added by janet rn on Sep 11, 2013 8:54 PM

Merf
RE: Thomas Trotter Bonner
Oh yeah. We've been on that for years. My mom has hired genealogists and spent probably a couple grand. We've done the DNA thanks to male Bonner cousins. We've taken multiple trips to Arkansas, where he died and been through dusty courthouse records. Tried to get into the area out in an Arkansas farmer's field that we believe he is buried in, but couldn't because it was so overgrown - sent cousins there in the winter for us - where we understood there were homemade markers at one time....they are gone.

We are at the point where we think it will be someone contacting us after finding an old Bible or something. My mom has been posting on message boards since 1998 trying to find anyone who knows anything. She's the Kay McGee you'll see pop up. Also searching are our cousins Hugh and Monty Joe Bonner.

We KNOW we are related to some other lines of Bonners... We know which ones...we have theories...we have no proof or documentation or names of his parents, except the family lore that his mother was a "Miss Callicott of Mississppi".

We are at the point now that we search for him every couple of months since so much new stuff is getting online now. Since he wasn't a land owner - he was a carpenter - there just isn't much of him.

Added by Merf on Sep 11, 2013 1:56 PM

Merf
RE: Thomas Trotter Bonner
Thanks for looking - but we know all his kids and grandkids....it's his parents and siblings we cannot find. I even made Facebook page hoping someone would find it!

https://www.facebook.com/ThomasTrotterBonner


We've done DNA testing and we know we are related to some other Bonner lines we are familiar with, but we can't find the missing link!

Added by Merf on Sep 11, 2013 9:57 AM

Merf
RE: Dona Mae Wilson
Janet says her memorials come from actually seeing a marker, so that's good news. I'll bet Dona is in that space between the other two markers near Dortha.

Added by Merf on Sep 09, 2013 8:01 PM

janet rn
RE: Dona Mae Wilson
I need your Find A Grave member number to make the transfers

Added by janet rn on Sep 09, 2013 7:32 PM

Merf
RE: Dona Mae Wilson
I added her funeral record. I see they paid for a marker, but it hasn't been photographed, and the cemetery is small and has been pretty much fully photographed for what is visible. I didn't find it when I looked for Dortha's, but there is a lot of space between the larger two markers if she's buried near them. It has to have sunken, worn or just gotten covered like Dortha's.

I've asked Janet how she knew to add the memorial. If it's off a cemetery list, I may be able to get an idea of where she is to start poking around.

Is the area where I found Dortha the only family in the cemetery? If so, I guess it makes the most sense to poke there first if Janet can't give me a more precise location.

Added by Merf on Sep 09, 2013 2:43 PM

Merf
RE: Dona Mae Wilson
Will gladly check for you. I've been mostly dead myself all day, and I think my fever has broken, so I may feel up to it tomorrow.

Added by Merf on Sep 08, 2013 8:52 PM

sticksandstones
RE: LeRoy John Wilson - 11th Airborne 1943 Yearbook
Please let me know what they say. I hope its him. The panoramic cameras used to take those large group photos, sometimes distort images slightly, so faces were used to recognizing, are not always clear. Good luck with finding him.

Added by sticksandstones on Jun 01, 2013 6:21 AM

sticksandstones
Path of the 11th Airborne
You might like a copy of this map photo, that shows the path of the 11th Airborne, including the 511th PIRs, in the training, then overseas in the Pacific.

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~idahosim/11th_Airborne.gif

Added by sticksandstones on May 31, 2013 6:40 PM

sticksandstones
RE: LeRoy John Wilson - 11th Airborne 1943 Yearbook
I temporarily put up the photo I believe might be him. Let me know what you think, then I'll delete it off if you want.

Added by sticksandstones on May 31, 2013 9:39 AM

sticksandstones
LeRoy Wilson
I think he's in the first HQ photo, which is at the top of the page, back row, 2nd in from the left. Take a look and let me know.

sns

Added by sticksandstones on May 31, 2013 9:36 AM

sticksandstones
RE: LeRoy John Wilson - 11th Airborne 1943 Yearbook
Great news! I just found an on-line copy of the 511th's 1943 Yearbook, with their graduation group photos. The yearbook started being uploaded last September, so it pays to back to sites you've looked a year or two ago. There are photos for the HQ company. See if you can spot your dad, and let me know.

https://sites.google.com/site/1943divisionyearbook/

Added by sticksandstones on May 31, 2013 7:24 AM

sticksandstones
LeRoy Wilson
Since you've sponsored your dad's memorial, you do know you can post like up to 25 photos on it, as a benefit of sponsorship, besides removing ads.

Added by sticksandstones on May 31, 2013 6:12 AM

sticksandstones
RE: LeRoy John Wilson
I've pulled the photos I posted off LeRoy's memorial. Will you add his 511th information to his biography?

WORLD WAR II VETERAN

LeRoy John Wilson
US ARMY
11th AIRBORNE DIVISION
511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Company HQ1


My wife's father was also in the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment. I've researched a number of the others in the regiment, and they all have the same training track, Camp McCall, then Fort Benning, then back to McCall, then Camp Polk in LA, Camp Stoneman in CA, moved by SS Sea Pike(one of the Liberty Ships quickly built for the war), disembarked at New Guinea, before the Philippine campaigns. Sorry to hear about your father's records being lost in the fire. I'd heard about a number of those meeting that demise. There are several websites, including one that has a 'Master Taps' listing of 11th Airborne regiments, including all the companies of the 511th.

http://users.owt.com/leodonna/Taps-11th-Abn.htm

On the one above, I found this for your dad:

Wilson, LeRoy J. HQ1- 511th 07-20-78 (Yrs 43-46) 1815 Coronado Rd., Ft. Myers, FL 33901

511th, Company HQ1 (1st Headquarters company, that supported/protected the commanders and command operation of the 511th in the field).

**************************************************

http://www.ww2-airborne.us/units/511/511.html


A nice synopsis of the 511th I found on a 'gaming' site, of all places:

"Strength From Above"

The 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment was a Parachute Infantry unit of the United States Army first activated during World War II. It formed the parachute infantry element of the 11th Airborne Division.

The 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment is a Realism Unit for the mod known as RnL or Resistance and Liberation we pride ourselves on bringing a realistic feel to our gameplay and overall attitude towards the game

The regiment was formed at Camp Toccoa, GA, in January 1943, under the command of Col. Orin D. "Hard Rock" Haugen. It trained at Camp Mackall, NC, and Fort Benning, GA, and in December 1943 took part in the Knollwood Maneuver. After final examination at Camp Polk, LA, it proceeded to Camp Stoneman, CA, and in May 1944 embarked for the Pacific on the troop transport SS Sea Pike. It trained at Oro-Dobodura in New Guinea until November 1945, when it was sent to the Philippines to join the Battle of Leyte.

Campaigns
-Battle of Leyte
-Battle of Luzon
-Raid at Los Baņos

**************************************************


Best regards,

SNS

Added by sticksandstones on May 31, 2013 5:48 AM

Dianna B.
RE: Franklin & Stella Watson
Certainly - use what you need since clearly you are a dedicated "searcher". Story on Dianna/Diana. My name was supposed to be Diana, however the doctor decided I should have that extra "n" and in those days (I am 73) mother would have had to go to court to remove that extra "n" so I have been spelling it for folks of my life. Have only met one person with the 2 "n's" with the a at the end, but lots that spell Dianne - am certain that your daughter appreciates that her name is Diana.

DFB

Added by Dianna B. on Apr 16, 2013 3:40 AM

Dianna B.
RE: Franklin & Stella Watson
Of course you have my permission. Thanks for asking.
dfb

Added by Dianna B. on Apr 15, 2013 5:04 AM

Merf
RE: Dortha Rose Wilson
Believe it or not, I'm going through the Carey Hand Funeral home records one by one. I started in 1891 and now I'm up to spring of 1915. I found the records on the Central Florida Memory website. I've found lots of people who have unmarked graves and aren't in cemetery records. Lots of fun!

Added by Merf on Apr 12, 2013 10:28 PM

Merf
RE: Elias W Shanibarger
Unless he had a flat marker and it's been covered up, bit I poked around the family markers pretty good. I suggest you contact the cemetery foundation people. That's how I found someone else had been moved. They should know if he's there somewhere or not. Some of the markers out there are in unusually poor condition.

Added by Merf on Jan 06, 2013 9:27 PM

Merf
RE: Elias W Shanibarger
Perhaps they moved him, and the stone? I know that there are others who were moved from Conway Cemetery to a cemetery in Tallahassee and they moved the markers as well....

Added by Merf on Jan 06, 2013 7:27 PM

Merf
RE: Elias W Shanibarger
No luck. I walked the cemetery anyway. There are empty spaces around your family. He could be unmarked there.

Added by Merf on Jan 02, 2013 11:24 AM

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