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William Bjornstad (#47016546)
 member for 6 years, 6 months, 18 days
Shaton Jackson
RE: greetings
That trip was about 15 years ago before Joe Wheeler's home was restored. I didn't specify when the trip was sorry about that. I think I will see what I can find on the internet on Joe Wheeler's genealogy. You never what you will find.

Added by Shaton Jackson on Dec 24, 2014 2:43 PM

Shaton Jackson
Hello Bill,
Here's wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May God Bless you throughout the new year with good health and supplying your every need. I am grateful and thankful that my health is as good as it is.

I was reading about Joseph Wheeler from Alabama who was a Major General in the Civil War and fought for the USA in 3 other campaigns. I went with a Treadaway cousin of mine on a vacation across Tennessee in the fall of the year. When we got to Memphis we came back though Mississippi and Alabama stopping by Helen Keller's home and Joe Wheeler's plantation home. The home was just like it was when he died in 1906. It was in bad shape due to decay. There was no money available for restoration. A historical society was trying to raise money to restore the home. Since then the home has been restored and visitors can tour the home by scheduling a visit. I wondered if our ancestor Kinchen Windham Wheeler. He's not our blood relative but married to my grandfather Denson's aunt. Do you have any knowledge on the subject of relationship? Joe Wheeler grew up in Cedartown Ga and Kinchen Wheeler Augusta Ga. These towns aren't close to one another but it's still possible they are related.

Added by Shaton Jackson on Dec 24, 2014 9:10 AM

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015 to you and your wife. Thank you again for all your help this past year or so. It is greatly appreciated my friend.


Added by K on Dec 23, 2014 11:44 AM

Lucy Caldarelli
RE: Famous Bios
Many thanks William. Best regards and Merry Christmas for you and your family.

Added by Lucy Caldarelli on Dec 15, 2014 7:28 AM

LeRoy Larson
RE: Borgny Bjornstad Larson
That's what Sanford's kids tell me too. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Added by LeRoy Larson on Dec 12, 2014 2:09 PM

Joy Cornwell
Thank you so much. It looks so like it was easy since it seems like I just asked you for the bio.
I cannot thank you enough.
Joy Skipper Cornwell
May the Lord be with you

Added by Joy Cornwell on Dec 11, 2014 7:08 PM

N.J "Joanna" Patterson
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Thanks for the excellent job you did on Philip Seymour Hoffman biography.

Added by N.J "Joanna" Patterson on Dec 06, 2014 2:09 PM

Thank you for the extremely well written biography of John F. Kennedy. You handled the explanation of his assassination as well and as honestly as I have seen. I am going to read other bios you have written.

Added by RoseBud on Nov 22, 2014 9:14 AM

Joy Cornwell
That would be wonderful. I had no idea you would take it on. Thanks a million.

Added by Joy Cornwell on Nov 21, 2014 2:37 PM

Joy Cornwell
I don't know what possessed you to write such a wonderful description on Mendel Rivers who is not really related to me but in my records, but I would love for you to write something as spectacular on a cousin of mine Governor Olin Dewitt Talmadge Johston also of South Carolina. Is that too much to ask. NO is ok if you don't or can't or whatever.

Added by Joy Cornwell on Nov 20, 2014 11:17 AM

Bob Hufford
Spiro T. Agnew
EXCELLENT job!! Some would have focused on his troubles and trashed him, but you showed respect. Thank you.


Added by Bob Hufford on Nov 09, 2014 7:49 PM

LeRoy Larson
RE: Borgny Bjornstad Larson
I did check that picture out. If I get down your way sometime I will look you up.

Added by LeRoy Larson on Nov 03, 2014 2:07 PM

LeRoy Larson
RE: Borgny Bjornstad Larson
Yes that would be me but I don't think of myself as a professor as I was a mechanic repairing injection pumps and nozzles and went from that to teaching it. I have been retired for 26 years now and spend the winter months in the Rio Grande Valley of TX. During the summer I spend 2 months in ND and MN visiting friends and relation. Where do you live?

Added by LeRoy Larson on Nov 02, 2014 3:34 PM

LeRoy Larson
Borgny Bjornstad Larson
You have done a wonderful job in recording family history where others can take advantage of it. I have been using Geni since 2009 and just recently found out about this site. So now I can use both of them. Sanford, Borgny's husband, was my brother and I know that I have met her brothers but it was a long time ago. Keep up the good work.

Added by LeRoy Larson on Nov 02, 2014 10:28 AM

Love the memorial you wrote about Philip Seymour Hoffman. He is missed

Added by Ishi on Oct 28, 2014 5:56 PM

Virginia Ginger Coats Bass
Gen Roy Stanley Geiger
I joined find a grave in order to research my family. It said you did the bio on Gen Roy Stanley Geiger. This was my great grand mother: Eddie Geiger Coats's brother. I am a single mom with out much family and have been learning how to find history. Finding this page made me so very proud. Thank you very very much.

Added by Virginia Ginger Coats Bas... on Oct 19, 2014 8:31 PM

Townsend, Frank C. "Cap"
Townsend, Frank C. "Cap" 89603456
b. Mar. 28, 1890 d. Feb. 17, 1968
Rice Cemetery
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA

Thank you, for the memorial on my Great-Grandfather Townsend:

"Cap, thank you for your military service to our country. You were quite a colorful character, always wanting to pull harmless practical jokes on people. I enjoyed those fossil-seeking field trips that you, my Dad, and I would go on in the northern Indiana/southern Michigan area. I also loved going over to your house on West Franklin Street with my Dad. Your house was like a museum with all of the sea shells, fossils, military swords and insignias, arrowheads, and miscellaneous trivia stuff that you had on display. May you rest in peace.- William Bjornstad"

Although I never remember meeting him, this made me giggle because my Grandmother, Anita Townsend Norviel, had some of these beautiful trinkets and hand-crafted pieces. She would open the curio doors and let us look at the pieces; there were two that I was reminded of in re: his practical jokster side. The first, was a small tin--the lid was on quite tightly so you really had to pull--when the lid came off out popped a green fabric covered snake (which was actually a fabric covered spring)! Scared several of us Grandkids!

Second was the "Bullet Box", to look at it , it looks like a beautiful jewelry box. But, as soon as you lift the lid, the bullets fall apart-off the base; and you think that you have broken one of Grandmaís treasures from her Dad, and it will not go back together! Then, she comes back to your heartfelt tears of apology and shows you how to reassemble it! (It would only reassemble when turned upside down.)

Thank you for triggering these memories, although I donít remember ever meeting him, I knew a part of him through my Grandmother, and saw another part of her as well!

Thank you!

Added by bbranch on Oct 18, 2014 12:30 PM

Another Liberty Baptist Chucrh Cemetery?A
Thanks for all your great work, WIlliam.

I was led intially to find a member of my family at another Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery which is listed in Cullman, AL:

Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
Cullman County
Alabama, USA

I found no picture there and eventually made it over to this page where I found the picture of what I assume is the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery I was searching for.

Is there, in fact, another one in Cullman?

I do see other members of my family listed there but no photo of the cemetery itself.



Added by James on Oct 09, 2014 12:49 PM

Wendy McIntosh
Greene bio
Thank you so much! We greatly appreciate your assistance.
The bio that you provided otherwise was very good.


Added by Wendy McIntosh on Aug 22, 2014 1:31 PM

Bob K
RE: Mildred Becker Gingras
Hello William,
I appreciate the reply. I'm glad you were able to meet my grandparents. Details: Mildred Becker Gingras born May 01, 1901 Belleville, IL, Married to George J Gingras, Died Aug 16, 1981 in Rockledge, FL. Cremains buried at St. Marks Episcopal Church, Cocoa FL.
Also, their older sister, Marie Becker Okeberg should be listed. I'll have to research her info.
Thanks for the response. Also, I'm in contact with Janie and Lucy fairly often.

Bob K

Added by Bob K on Aug 03, 2014 8:54 PM

Julie Schram
Your write-up on Paul Frees is wonderful.

Added by Julie Schram on Aug 01, 2014 12:00 PM

pam carpenter
RE: THOMAS PICKINS WOODARD - Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
Thanks for checking. I'm sure I would never have remembered to ask Wayne. Seems like the only time I ever see them anymore is at a funeral!

Added by pam carpenter on Jul 02, 2014 12:08 PM

pam carpenter
RE: THOMAS PICKINS WOODARD - Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
Yes, that would be me. I think I remember you too, but I got married in 1985 and moved really far away to the metropolis of Nesmith...well Pisgah, actually. I noticed you've taken a few picture of that cemetery too.

Added by pam carpenter on Jun 28, 2014 9:01 PM

pam carpenter
THOMAS PICKINS WOODARD - Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery
Hi, Bill. I was curious if you know whether this Thomas Pickins Woodard used to be called "Pick". I was born in 1960 and he died in 1964, but I have fond memories of a little old man my family called Pick Woodard. He lived at the end of the road on past my Grandma and Grandpa James on down past Liberty Church and he would walk out to their house almost every night.

Pam James Carpenter

Added by pam carpenter on Jun 27, 2014 10:46 PM

Karen Prather
RE: William Welsh Prather
Hi William,

Thank you for your response. I think there will be a tombstone since he was so popular. His obits were long and detailed with lots of nice comments.

Hope you will have a photo soon,
Karen Reynard Prather

Added by Karen Prather on Jun 23, 2014 6:36 PM


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