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Sharon Hurst (#46909864)
 member for 6 years, 11 months, 4 days
Earl Hooper
RE: Looking for a grave
The Smith Letters tell some interesting stories. It appears Isaac Hurst was in the 29th VA Inf, captured at Suffolk, two years later he serves a year in Union Army. I cannot find his POW record. It would make a good story.


Added by Earl Hooper on Mar 06, 2014 10:43 PM

Earl Hooper
Smith Letters

In looking at military units I found these letters. The Smiths and Hursts seem to have documented and interesting history during the Civil War period. You may know of them, but thought you might find them useful.

Good hunting

Added by Earl Hooper on Mar 05, 2014 10:56 PM

Earl Hooper
RE: Looking for a grave
Thanks for keeping me informed. I would be interested in all things about Isaac's & Jesse's family Hurst. Very interesting stories. Did I see you had the story about Jesse coming home in the war. Any story as to why Isaac joined the Union Army? I would like to see the story if you don't mind.

Thanks again

Added by Earl Hooper on Mar 05, 2014 8:59 PM

Earl Hooper
Looking for a grave
As I have been searching for locations of Hurst graves, I noticed that Jesse & Isaac married sisters. Would you by any chance know the location of Isaac's wife's grave. That would be Sarah E. Smith Hurst?
I cannot find out where or when she died. If you should happen onto any information would you please send it along.

Earl Hooper for
Nancy Hooper, (Wells, Rogers, Hurst)

Added by Earl Hooper on Mar 05, 2014 5:03 PM

Earl Hooper
Isaac F. Hurst
I have posted a photo of Isaac on his findagrave site. My wife Nancy Wells Hooper is his great granddaughter.

Earl Hooper

Added by Earl Hooper on Jan 30, 2014 8:25 PM

Donna Otto
Minnie HURST Cunningham
Thank you for the information on Minnie.


Added by Donna Otto on Oct 16, 2013 10:43 PM

Scott McGlothlin
RE: Sheridan, Wyoming (Hurst Family)
Pre-revolutionary War through the Gray, and Rhode, lines. This is a link to the Hurst family in Long Beach, CA.

My Grandfather was another of their children, and lived in Sheridan, WY. His sister was killed in a flash flood around Longmont, CO in 1919, along with all of her children, and Mother in-law.

Added by Scott McGlothlin on Oct 14, 2013 12:50 PM

Barb S
Dale Freitag
I have linked Dale with his parents Milton and Phyllis. Thank you for your suggestion.

Added by Barb S on Oct 10, 2013 11:35 PM

Scott McGlothlin
Sheridan, Wyoming (Hurst Family)
Hello Sharon,
What branch of the Hurst family do you hail from?

Added by Scott McGlothlin on Oct 09, 2013 1:58 PM

Mary Lou Lloyd
Carrie (Hollingshead) Main Birth Record
I don't know if you have this, but I have Carrie Hollingshead Birth Record. I have copied the image from ancestry. She was orginally named Perize Jane Hollingshead.

Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913 about Perize Jane Hollingshead
Name: Perize Jane Hollingshead
Date of Birth: 28 May 1894
Gender: Female
Birth County or District: Simcoe
Father's Name: David Hollingshead
Mother's Name: Mary Ann Rice
Archive Name: Archives of Ontario
Archive Series: MS929
Archive Reel: 123

Added by Mary Lou Lloyd on Jun 09, 2013 9:52 AM

Joe Skorupa
I went back to Wyuka Cemetery today to the Maddox site. Here's the deal.
Only three sides of the family monument are inscribed: Job, Mary A., and Mahala. Unfortunatly the stone is so wheathered it is hard to read. I posted close up photos of Job and Mahala, but as you can see even with close ups they are hard to read.
Also, I while I was there I found Ella Maddox Young. She is buried with the rest of the Young family. I don't know if you are interested in them, but I did post photos of all of them as well, so you can check those out too.
Ella Young
Edwin Young
Eva Young
Elmer Young
Carl Young
Urania Young
William Young
Mattie Young Long
Anyway, I hope that helps, but if you need other photos, let me know!


Added by Joe Skorupa on Feb 18, 2013 11:22 AM

RE: Catherine Hurst Nelson
Sharon if she is found to be you still want a shot of it...or how would you like this photo shot?

Added by Syl on Feb 04, 2013 4:44 PM

RE: Catherine Hurst Nelson
Hi Sharon, Ah! well that explains it. AWESOME now we're getting somewhere. Ok I'll get it for you Sharon...

Added by Syl on Feb 04, 2013 4:42 PM

Lori Linnell
Flossie Handyside
Thanks for linking her to her parents.

Added by Lori Linnell on Jan 31, 2013 9:22 PM

Lori Linnell
Flossie Handyside
Will you link her to her parents?
Mother Anna Baker - 443213869
Father - 104320248

Thank you

Added by Lori Linnell on Jan 28, 2013 8:23 PM

RE: Catherine Hurst Nelson
yeah please let me know...I'll be waiting be sure you give Shantel all the names Catherine could have gone by on names. When I did a call to the Cemetery for Catherine, the person said that they would call back in 2 hours...keep track of when you called; if they don't call you back..then you call them as they may lack on return calls. Also some of the Mausoleums are locked and need to be open by the ground keeper-find out if Catherine's Mausoleum Section needs the ground keeper key. I'll be waiting..for your response.

Added by Syl on Jan 20, 2013 10:22 PM

Catherine Hurst Nelson
Hi Sharon,
I just noticed someone had already did a search for you on Catherine; since I didn't know this until now. Earlier in the day I had went to the cemetery and talk to the Office Manager: Shantel Morales. She was very nice and very helpful. Catherine was the only name I had requested. Shantel took your request and went to another location near the office to look,(There are no computers at this Cemetery Office and the requested search is done by hand and searched through indexed cards)-I had told her I was looking for a "Catherine Ann Nelson"; she came back with a "No Find" and asked if Catherine has another name so I gave "Catherine Ann Hurst" again she came back with a "No Find"; and then she said that there is a Catherine spelled with a K and had died in 1988 and husband Claude Hurst (I wondered is this a related family member?) was the one who had buried her. Shantel had suggested that you call hall of records to get a death certificate and see the correct location of burial. Sharon, I suggest that you call the Cemetery and talk to Shantel Morales (310) 631-1141 Open Hours-M-F 8a-4p (Out of office for lunch 2p-3p). You are the only one that can answer the questions she has asked me, Also what I will do for you is look at the other nearby Cemetery Woodland Memorial Park Compton, CA and request for your Catherine at that one. I will keep your request for Catherine open, If you are able to get a location on her at Angeles Abby Memorial Cemetery then please let me know and I will take your request and get your picture. If she is not found at either Cemetery then I will remove your reqest for Catherine and hopefully you will find her at another location. ~This is all we can do at this end as your seekers~

Added by Syl on Jan 17, 2013 10:54 PM

Mary Bobbitt Richardson
RE: Margaret Hurst Chapman
Sharon, that's great! Someone else sent me a map of the entire cemetery, so all I need is the scan of the grave layouts in the Four Seasons Garden. Please email it to

Added by Mary Bobbitt Richardson on Nov 23, 2011 9:37 AM

Mary Bobbitt Richardson
RE: Margaret Hurst Chapman
Sorry you're getting the run-around. Another woman who asked me to take a photo spoke with someone at Westhampton a few days ago and was able to get scans of two cemetery maps -- sufficient for me to find the grave. If they'll do this for one person, they oughtta do it for others!

Added by Mary Bobbitt Richardson on Nov 18, 2011 11:55 AM

Janet Fessler
Memorial Transfer
"Eva" is now yours Sharon-as per your request. I'm glad to do the transfer for you. Janet

Added by Janet Fessler on Oct 18, 2011 5:12 AM

Joe Skorupa
RE: Gillem Hurst
Your welcome, I'm glad I could help!

Added by Joe Skorupa on Aug 21, 2011 5:32 PM

Suzy E.
RE: Photo for Catherine Hurst Nelson
Hi Sharon,

I think the big problem is they have to look up everything manually.
Leave the request up on find a grave. I may take another shot at it later. The manager made a big deal about how he had to look up and find 4 names, so I don't want to bug him again for awhile.
The other 3 were also in the mausoleum. They did not start burying people outside the mausoleum until the 1980s. Lighting was a real issue and next time I will bring a better camera with a flash.

Take care,

Added by Suzy E. on Aug 12, 2011 9:59 PM

Suzy E.
Photo for Catherine Hurst Nelson
Hi Sharon,

I went to Angeles Abbey this week to take a photo and they were not able to locate her. They were able to locate 3 others I had requests for but not Mrs. Nelson. This could be because they do not have an electronic database yet (they had to look these people up manually for me which took 4 days). Or she may be under another name or not located in this particular cemetery.

Suzy Evans

Added by Suzy E. on Aug 12, 2011 7:09 PM

Joe Skorupa
RE: Hall Family
you're welcome, I'm glad I could help.

Added by Joe Skorupa on Aug 07, 2011 9:22 AM

Grave Recorder
RE: Carrie Main
You're very welcome. :-D

Added by Grave Recorder on Jul 24, 2011 9:00 PM


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