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Sterling Foster (#47025868)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 19 days
I've given you the Drakes...
be good and happy...

Added by D.A.R. on Mar 18, 2016 11:46 AM

Henry Webber
Donald Hall
Just to let you know that I've transferred this memorial to you. Thanks, Henry

Added by Henry Webber on Mar 12, 2016 8:49 AM

Sheila Parker Stone Benisek
RE: Todd Osborne
The Todd Osborn connection....I haven't as of yet confirmed anything about this person. He/she is not on the Indian census. I have found one White man in the 1960's 0r 70's.

There is one Osborn in the family named Richard T Osoborn, but I can't figure the middle name. So nothing yet.

But I haven't yet done any background on the White Osborn settlers who this family group named themselves after out of respect and friendship.

This Todd might be His son.


Added by Sheila Parker Stone Benis... on Feb 03, 2016 10:43 AM

Sheila Parker Stone Benisek
RE: Willie Osborne is not Tillie
Hi Sterling.

Sorry for the delay in answering you properly. I have been researching the Osborn family for this last year. Its become a labor of love.

Love of my Granddaughter who is Eshom Bill and Tillie's 5th Great Granddaughter.

I recently connected with another decendant who is from the Maternal side (Tillie's) while we are from the Paternal side.

Bill and TIllie had one more son before he passed away. "Willie" was born a few months after Esham Bill's death. So my cousin has been looking for Willie and her he is.

Tillie is buried a bit farther down the hill Porterville or Woodlake or.... We're looking right now. In the meantime, I'm going to correct the grave information to reflect the right person.

I have so much information now, I'll begin updating as much as I can. I hope I can answer your questions too.

So much history for me. It's amazing.

Sheila Parker Benisek

Added by Sheila Parker Stone Benis... on Feb 02, 2016 8:25 AM

Rose Foster McGee
Arbor Vitae Cemetery Madera, Ca. Just a FYI I added a new headstone photo a little easier to read, if needed to be removed just say so. Rose

Added by Rose on Jan 24, 2016 9:31 PM

Sheila Parker Stone Benisek
RE: Willie Osborne
Hi Sterling,

I'd be happy to show you what I have discovered so far. Its interesting to note, the I had to look outside the realm of public records on Ancestry.

I finally began finding records from the USC Archives. One gold mine was a thesus written in 1948 with eye witness accounts that included "Esham Bill" or Co-O Po, Chief Osborne and his Wife Tillie. Plus Sons Bob and Sam.

I'm still plugging in information, but I'll send you some papers on it.


Added by Sheila Parker Stone Benis... on Dec 06, 2015 8:37 AM

Sheila Parker Stone Benisek
Willie Osborne
Hi Sterling,

I hope you will accept my updates For Willie Osborne. Her Name is actually Tillie Wilcox Osborne. Willie was her nickname.

She was the wife of Bill Osborne who was the princial Chief of the Wack-sa-che tribe (wachsachi) in Tulare Ca.

I am the wife of one of her 3rd great Grandsons. Through Bob Osborne, Authur Vale Osborne, and Juanita Osborne Stone.

I've done a lot of research on these two and I am delight to have finally confirmed these two buried around family. I will be writing some remarks to print here too.


Added by Sheila Parker Stone Benis... on Dec 06, 2015 6:02 AM

Suzanne Tucker McAlpin
RE: Allen Stroud
Thank you so much ! Regarding the Strouds, I am always on the lookout for "proof" that it truly is Allen Stroud and his wife buried in my cemetery; I am only speculating at this time :) So, if you come across anything to help with that, it would be much appreciated !
- Suzanne

Added by Suzanne Tucker McAlpin on Nov 27, 2015 5:26 PM

ref memorial # 22004893
Would you please link this memorial to her mother, Laura Ellen Barron, memorial #129710444

Thank you

Added by BMB on Nov 26, 2015 8:28 PM

Guilford A. Leavitt
Please post this to his bio. Source: Goodspeed's 1889 History of Texas County, MO.

Guilford A. Leavitt. In every community and among all classes there are always some men who become leaders in whatever they do, whether of a professional, agricultural or commercial nature; and these same men are the ones who, perhaps unconsciously, take an active and prominent interest in promoting any movements which
may be thought capable of tending to the welfare of the city or vicinity where they reside. Such a man is Mr. Leavitt, who was born in Conneaut, Ashtabula Co.,Ohio, June 8, 1844, the son of
James and Jerusha (Bliss) Leavitt, natives of Ashtabula County, Ohio, and Massachusetts, respectively. The father is now a resident
of Houston, Mo., and is engaged in merchandising. In his younger days he followed farming, which he continued until about 1876, when he came to Missouri and located at Houston. He served in the Seventh Michigan Infantry one year, was lieutenant, and was in the battles of Balls Blufl and Winchester. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and the G. A. R. lodges. He has been a Republican since the Whig party became defunct. His son, Guilford A. Leavitt, received his education in the common schools of Michigan, and in 1867 he graduated from the Law School at Ann Arbor. In 1868 he came to Houston, Mo., where he has since been engaged in the practice of his profession—general country practice. In the fall of 1864 he enlisted in Company C, Twenty-ninth Michigan Infantry, and served until the fall of 1865. He was with the Army of the Cumberland, was in the
battles of Decatur and Murfreesboro and many skirmishes. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. Before the time he began the
study of law he followed farming, but since then he has practiced his profession with very satisfactory results. He at one time had an extensive criminal practice, but of late years has confined himself to office practice. In March, 1871, he married Miss Julia W. White,
daughter of Dr. Thomas G. White. To this marriage were born these children: Albert W., Serene F., Amelia and James B. Mr. Leavitt is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has represented
Houston Lodge in the Grand Lodge. He is also a member of the G. A. R., and is a decided Republican in his political principles. In
1888 he attended the State convention that nominated Kimball. Mr. Leavitt is the owner of the noted Glenwood Stock Ranch, consisting
of 280 acres of land, adjoining the comparative lines of Houston. He purchased this place of Dr. White in 1884, with the intention of making stock farming his chief occupation. Since then he has built one of the finest barns in the State of Missouri. This is fitted up with all the latest improvements, with machinery for cutting and grinding feed, and he expects soon to add a system for preserving his feed in a green state. He also expects to make other additions, fish ponds, etc. Mr. Leavitt deserves great credit for being the first and only man to bring good stock to Texas County, and is now the only man
in the county extensively engaged in this enterprise. He has a herd of Short-horn cattle; also some very fine horses, which are of the same
stock as “Jay Eye See” and “Maud S.”

Added by Linda on Nov 21, 2015 3:34 PM

Aurora Paolina DeAngelis Machnig
Photo request was fulfilled.

Added by BobBoston on Oct 29, 2015 12:53 PM

JP Rayder
Richard Spencer Lombard
Hi Sterling Foster
I thank you for the transfer of his memorial,if there is ever any thing regarding cemetery in the Long Island area let me know...JP

Added by JP Rayder on Oct 12, 2015 7:43 AM

JP Rayder
Richard Spencer Lombard
Hi Sterling Forest
I'm doing family research and came across a relative that you are listed as being Maintained by Sterling Foster, by chance are you related to
Richard Spencer Lombard born-01/28/1928
died-10/18/2007 Find A Grave Memorial #22432426 .JP Rayder

Added by JP Rayder on Oct 11, 2015 2:31 PM

Debra Woodhouse
Eva Mae Woodhouse
I noticed that you are maintaining the memorial of Nancy Ellen Turner Drake. I just wanted to let you know that you need to link her only daughter to her memorial. Eva Mae Drake Woodhouse is buried in Reedley Cemetery too. Eva was my husband's grandmother.

Thank you,

Debra Woodhouse
Springdale, AR

Added by Debra Woodhouse on Sep 26, 2015 12:21 PM

KJ Heald
Peter D. Morenzoni
Transfer is done.
God bless....
Karma Heald

Added by KJ Heald on Sep 15, 2015 9:34 PM

Dan Spberg
RE: Brayton George Murray
No problem. Thanks so much for clarifying the information. Separately, I sent you links to his parents. Brayton was a twin. His twin, Burton died shortly after birth. Brayton never married.

Thanks for you help!!


Added by Dan Spberg on Sep 07, 2015 12:30 PM

Ms. Clyde
RE: Frances Jackson
That's fine; I'll take any you want to transfer.

Added by Ms. Clyde on Aug 18, 2015 9:51 AM

Barbara Baker
RE: John David Byrd
That's one more piece. I didnt' know what Ida's middle initial stood for.

Barbara B.

Added by Barbara Baker on Aug 16, 2015 11:36 PM

Barbara Baker
My error
Wife of John David Byrd was Ida L., not Ida D.

Barbara B.

Added by Barbara Baker on Aug 16, 2015 7:57 PM

Barbara Baker
Wife Mixup-John David Byrd
You are doing great and much appreciated work. These Byrds are not my direct relatives, but I have researched them to some extent. I believe there is a wife mixup for John David Byrd whose wife was Ida D. (do not know her maiden name). Helen Elizabeth Watson was wife of John's brother, Pleasant Wightman Byrd.

WWI draft reg card (from image)
Name: Pleasant Wightman Byrd
City: Newman, Stanislaus, CA
Birth Date: 6 Sep 1875
Race: White
Occ. Hardware Merchant
Wife: Helen E. Byrd
Sig: Pleasant Wightman Byrd
Roll: 1544412
DraftBoard: 0

1910 Porterville, Tulare, CA
John D Byrd 29 m 3 yrs CA TN AL, merchant _____
Ida Byrd 25 m 3 yrs. 0 children born NV ARK Michigan
John C Foster 71 uncle, AL NC SC

1920 Venice, Los Angeles, CA
Byrd, John D., 38, CA, US, US, motion picture operator
Ida L., 35, NV, ARK, MI

1930 Hanford, Kings, CA
John D. Byrd, 49 married, 26 yrs. CA TN Arkansas, projectionist, motion pictures

Best Wishes,
Barbara Baker

Added by Barbara Baker on Aug 16, 2015 7:54 PM

sherry lynn winters
RE: Mary Francisa Lansdon
Thank you for that info Sterling! I did know that my GGG grandmother married a George Burkett, but I haven't yet been able to locate him on ancestry yet and am not sure when or for how long they were married, or what became of him. On that 3rd picture on her memorial (the one where she has 3 children and her 2nd husband (Alexander Lansdon) with her, the oldest girl in that photo was named Mary Inez Burkett & she had an older brother, John C. Burkett, not shown in that photo. Also, judging by the age of Mary Francisca's youngest baby, it was likely she was holding Henry Lansdon, in that photo (of course it's damaged, so we'll never know...) I will probably stop by your cemetery sometime this winter and even though my GGG grandparents don't have a marker, maybe someone can show me the section that they're in? :0) THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!!! xoxo ~~Sherry

Added by sherry lynn winters on Aug 06, 2015 10:03 AM

Pat Shaw
Josie Turner Henness Memorial# 33779990
Sterling for some reason I tried to send thru edit suggestion and it would not work??????? Maybe your email has changed? Anyway I send you name update for Josie you have her memorial showing surname as De Nettie which is actually her middle name and should be Henness maiden name Turner

De Nettie there is no husband named that even her SSI has her name as Henness. I have searched everywhere and can not find a trace of another marriage to a De Nettie nothing can't even find it as a surname when I used that alone when I went looking.
Along with that even her husband had his middle name on his headstone......this De nettie is her middle name. :) thanks yes I know you can not do it up am sure I am right I even have all her siblings


Added by Pat Shaw on Jun 25, 2015 7:34 AM

RE: Albert Matthews
Hi Foster! Yes that would make me very happy. How nice of you to ask! He is my great grandfather. My grandmother was his only child. My father was his only grandchild, and my sister and I are the only great grandchildren! I hope to meet you soon! Do you ever go to the AZ State Capitol archive library! Would you like to meet my cousin and me sometime there? She is a member of First Families. Also I did attend the Memorial Day event at the Schmurthwait House, I never thought to ask someone if you were there? Again thank you for all you do to facilitate connecting the past to the present for so many people! Roxxi

Added by Roxxi on Jun 15, 2015 6:10 PM

Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Marie Vischer
And ditto with dates and places . . . less work for us.


Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on May 17, 2015 10:27 PM

Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Marie Vischer
Just to let you know, instead of using the last edit option "Suggest Any other correction or addition" to link parents, you can actually place the memorial number of parents into the appropriate field with the second option "Relationship (parent and spouse links)" so all the memorial manager has to do is click "approved" and wala -it's done.

Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on May 17, 2015 10:26 PM


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