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Mary/Ron Hysell (#47006725)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 24 days
Patrick O
Eliz Kidd in Calvary, Santa Rosa
"Sue", owner of above only manages 51 sites but has no bio/contact and I desperately need to get in contact with her, however, she has you as only one of three "Friends". Is there any way to give her my e-mail or my cell (740) 362-4135 or my addr, 4871 E. Harney Lane, Lodi, CA 95240? She has put Wm Kidd as the husband and, even tho she may not know the family, where did she get this info? Am helping Wm Kidd, descendant, in Hydesville, CA, locate any info on his g-g-gf as, from DNA, his real name is probably Thomas Bollen! If true, he is a g-son of my 4g-gf, Nathaniel Bolen(1779-1870), of Culpepper, VA. A great mystery! Any help will be much appreciated. po

Added by Patrick O on Sep 25, 2015 1:38 AM

Sandra Scott
New Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, CA
I wonder if I may have your permission to use your cemetery photo on my family website. Check it out at This is how I'd be using the photos and obituaries I find on Find A Grave, with 'used with permission' in the caption.

Sandra Scott

Added by Sandra Scott on Jun 22, 2015 1:50 PM

Lilly Martin
Beverly Anne Heinkel Hill
Hello Mary, Your mother was married to Walter Baylor Hill. My Uncle was married to Virginia Helen Hill, the sister of Walter. I need information about Virginia, if you have it? Virginia was born 1919 in California and married in Santa Cruz. She had a daughter Wanda. Do you remember any of these details? Can you tell me if Walter had children? I need to find a living relative who may know details. Thank you so much for help. You can reply to my email is you like,

Best regards,
Lilly Martin

Added by Lilly Martin on May 17, 2015 11:57 AM

Inge and Patrick Campbell Sr.
Reynolds #94174568
Thank you Mary and Ron for the information on Mrs. Reynolds. Her memorial has been updated.
Take care and have a great week.

Added by Inge and Patrick Campbell... on Apr 21, 2013 9:39 AM

Diana Truan-Weaver
I am doing the research on our Bergman side of the family. My cousin sent me this information:

I just found out there is a big Bergman group in the Adelaide area of Paso Robles. There is a whole cemetery dedicated to "Bergman's". Apparently they were all Mennonites.

Would you know about this cemetery?

Thank you,

Added by Diana Truan-Weaver on Feb 21, 2013 12:27 PM

M Johnson
RE: Albert Harrison Allen
You are very nice3! It is indeed GREATLY appreciated. We have been looking for Alberts grave for years now! We have found that his daughter bought the plot and believe she may be close to him Her name is Laura or Kate and likely has a last name of Young, but we simply don't know for certain.

Added by M Johnson on Sep 08, 2012 12:29 AM

M Johnson
Albert Harrison Allen
Hi Mary and Ron,
I was reading your bio as I have a grandfather located in the Paso Robbles Cemetery and noticed that you did a photo of another relative there, Glen Burbidge. I was hoping that I might be able to impose upon you to photo this grave site for me? I am also anxious to see whom might be beside him.
Thank you so much for the work you are doing!

Added by M Johnson on Sep 07, 2012 5:38 PM

Martha Graham
Willow Creek Mennonite Cem, SLO County
Hi Mary,
I am the Project & Publications Chair for the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society and as such have been working on indexing and photographing all of the Cemeteries in the County.
Since you and your husband have done Willow Creek, there is no need for us to repeat the process.
I am curious as to where you got your information for interments which have no headstone. I have an existing database that was done in 2003, so am adding interments which have existing headstones.

I am also finding that we indicate the presence of markers, but they do not appear to have been photographed.

Martha A Crosley Graham

Added by Martha Graham on Oct 27, 2011 10:41 AM

don wolanchuk
Hello Mary and Ron
RE....Willow Creek Mennonite Cemetery
Thank you for these wonderful pictures. I am Don Wolanchuk the son of Leona and brother of Cynthia.
I live in michigan and never got to see the site in person. If anyone knew of them both please contact me at

here are the markers

Added by don wolanchuk on Sep 13, 2011 6:29 AM

Shandon 2
Hi Mary and Ron,

I should have also added to the family names; truesdale, margetts,crawford, mccornack.

Thank You,
Susan Tucker Christensen

Added by SUSANSAILON on Jun 09, 2011 8:28 PM

Shandon Cemetery
Hello Mary and Ron,

I was so happy to see my families stones on line. I was able to connect the ones I had put on earlier, to each other via the family link button, but not all of them. My family is most of the Tuckers Hopper, and Drake. Tucker and Hopper Canyon, near Shandon, are named after these two families that are related to each other. Would it be possible for me to add some pics/relationships? Again thank you,
Susan Tucker Christensen

Added by SUSANSAILON on Jun 09, 2011 8:18 PM

Lenora Collier
RE: memorial no, 26544046
Hello Mary: I was just wondering if the person that is taking care of my nephew's site is free of the cancer he has? Plus I don't know how to get ahold of him and was wanting to ask him if he would please release Roger Irvin Souther my nephew site over to me. I have no way of getting ahold of the gentleman that is in control of his site. Rogers memorial no. is 26544046 as I wanted to add his mothers memorial no. on his site to connect them together.. Thank you for answering my letter. Mrs. Collier at

Added by Lenora Collier on May 23, 2011 11:53 PM

RE: Russell Kirkland
Thank you so much for the photo of Russell Kirkland's markers. Also, for all of the extra effort finding the correct cemetery. I have edited the cemetery name. Thank you again for all of work you put into this.

Added by Birdtrackers on May 06, 2011 4:08 PM

RE: Russell Kirkland
Thank you so much for the photo of Russell Kirkland's markers. Also, for all of the extra effort finding the correct cemetery. I have edited the cemetery name. Thank you again for all of work you put into this.

Added by Birdtrackers on May 06, 2011 3:15 PM

Karen Gierman
Pearl Hysell
I meant to type Myrtle Pugh.

Added by Karen Gierman on May 01, 2011 1:03 PM

Karen Gierman
RE: Pearl Hysell
Mary, Did you mean for me to contact you using a different email? What would that email be? I have Delmar and Pearl's daughter as Myrtle Puch b 25 Feb 1903 CA, d 28 Dec 1991 Monterey County CA, buried in Gonzales Community Cemetery (tombstone states Myrtle Leaman). In 1910 census for Gonzales living with parents and grandparents. My email is

Added by Karen Gierman on May 01, 2011 1:00 PM

Lenora Collier
memorial no, 26544046
Hello: I just wanted to know how RLVLman is getting along. Plus I have written to him several times wanting him to release memorial no listed above to me as he is my nephew and I wanted to put in his Bio plus link Roger Southern to his mothers site plus all the rest of his family. I have not gotten a respons from RLVLman so was wondering how he was. Would you please release this site to me? Thank you Mrs. Collier

Added by Lenora Collier on Apr 29, 2011 2:06 PM

Karen Gierman
Pearl Hysell
Is the Gonzales Community Cemetery in Monterey County nearby? Tombstone reads Pearlie Pugh.
The information I have on Pearl indicates she is buried there. Born April 1887, in 1900 census, married 9 Oct 1902 or 10 Sept 1902 as stated by Monterey County to Delmar Alexander Pugh son of Samuel Oscar Pugh and Emily Helen Moon, died 18 Jan 1931.

Census 1900: Pearl is living with parents W.L. 37, Ohio and mother Sarah, 57. Pearl is one of l4 living children.
The Hysell family lives next door to the Samuel O. Pugh family.

[In 1910 in that same dwelling, the head of household is Catherine Hysell 57 OH OH OH,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,;did Pearl's mother Sarah die, and then W L Hysell marry a second wife, Catherine, and then before 1910 he died leaving Catherine a widow in that same house?]

Added by Karen Gierman on Mar 29, 2011 7:57 AM

Shirley Irene Perry
Hi Mary & Ron. Thank you very much for taking care of the photo on the grave stone of Shirley Irene Perry in Atascadero Cemetery that is now on Find A Grave. Barb Stafford

Added by Anonymous on Mar 08, 2011 11:31 PM

Monte Duran
Carmelita Biscarro grave photo
Thank you so very much for taking and posting this photo for me. We were in Paso Robles last year in August but got to Shandon too late to do any searching.

I sure appreciate it.

Yours, Monte Duran

Added by Monte Duran on Mar 31, 2010 8:22 PM

Frank & May Wicks ~ Shandon Cemetery
Hello...I want to "Thank You" for taking the time to fulfill my request for photos of my ancestors for their memorials, Frank Snee Wicks, Jr & May Isabell Lesnett Wicks at the Shandon Cemetery. I just noticed that someone else had added photos right after I added the memorials and some how I never received a notice. All the photos are great! Your kindness is very much appreciated by me!!! God Bless, Deborah

Added by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2010 4:46 PM

Kandie Barnett Shewmaker Cansler

Thanks so much for your efforts. If you come up dry at the other locations, it could be they have unmarked graves at Shandon (Starkey). I would hope not however.

My personal email is if you care to contact me directly.....thanks again Kandie

Added by Kandie Barnett Shewmaker ... on Feb 28, 2010 10:22 AM

Sheryl Smith
RE: Bill Jay Smith 1934-1995
Hi , I have not been on this site in a while. Thanks so much about the offer to look for Stones in California. Bill was my Dad and he was from California , he has many relatives that lived and passed away there. I know he has brothers and sisters that died there so If I can find some info to go on, such as cemetaries etc. I will appreciate any help you can give !

Thanks so much
Sheryl L. Smith

Added by Sheryl Smith on Feb 27, 2010 9:20 PM

Sara Long
Photo Request
Hi Mary,
I'm seeking a gravestone picture for Woodson Colfax Boose Long who is buried in Palm Cemetery.

Thanks for your help in advance!

Added by Sara Long on Jan 24, 2010 10:06 PM

Kandie Barnett Shewmaker Cansler
RE: Kerr

Thank you so much for being available to help out. Will wait patiently to hear back and hope you are successful.....Kandie

Added by Kandie Barnett Shewmaker ... on Dec 29, 2009 12:39 AM


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