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Rhonda (#47055071)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 6 days
Diane Addington
Tish Smallwood
Rhonda, Thanks for the note....very helpful. I will check it out. I have done many mems for cemeteries in East View. I have taken many photos in cemeteries there. This is where her daughter is buried and I did to do a bit of research on her last year too. Thanks much for all your help. DAM

Added by Diane Addington on Jun 10, 2015 7:47 PM

April Waters
RE: Hello again
Thank you so much. I had a feeling you was on vacation or something. Hope you had a good time where you went.

Thanks April

Added by April Waters on Jun 07, 2015 11:12 AM

Diane Addington
William Benson Jones
Rhonda, If I am related, it would be VERY distant. I am not seeking a transfer, only to assist you because I feel bad about edits and I am really seeking info on the wife, (her burial site) Mary Letitia "Tish" Smallwood. She died in Jefferson Co. in 1920 at Lakeland Hospital. The daughter is one I was working on last year, (Aug 17, 2014), Sidney Alice Jones Aubrey VanMeter. Thanks for your note. Diane

Added by Diane Addington on May 24, 2015 9:05 AM

Diane Addington
William Benson Jones
I just sent you a large amount of corrections and bio on this fellow, then I read your bio about the transfer of Bobby Hunt's mems to you. I am sorry. If it is easier for you to have me handle the edits, let me know. I am the one who sent one of his daughters as a link last year. Thank you. I am looking for his wife, Mary Letitia "Tish" Smallwood, (1850-1920). I think she is probably buried with or near him. He was a federal soldier, so he may have a special government issued marker. She died seven years after him. This is a note I have on her:
"died in Jefferson Co. at Lakeland Hosp. Cause was "exhaustion from epilepsy"
Any help you can give me is appreciated. Diane

Added by Diane Addington on May 23, 2015 1:52 AM

Remember the beyond
RE: 90176490
I owe your friend a great deal, if it wasn't for him I would not have known where he was buried. I just want to say thank you and please let your friend know that all of his work is appreciated. And thank you for all of your work. It gets very hot while walking a graveyard to get photo's of the headstones. Thank you so much


Added by Remember the beyond on May 19, 2015 3:37 PM

Remember the beyond
Jesse Paul Collins - Find a grave memorial # 90176490

I see that you had this one transferred to you, are you related? I'm hoping so. would love any further information on him. This was my grandmother's brother. All I know about him is that, he worked hard, after the death of his father, and later worked as a Salesman for GE.

Added by Remember the beyond on May 19, 2015 1:06 PM

Elsie Gambrel
Gambrells at Evergreen
Do you have any additional information on the Gambrells at Evergreen? Are you related?

Added by Elsie Gambrel on May 12, 2015 7:30 AM

Nancy Zeltinger Austin
# 9062935 Kathleen Brooks
Hi Rhonda,
I found Kathleen's obituary in my grandmother's scrapbook. My grandmother was from Tolley, ND and also relatives of the Dahindens. I'm attaching it on the SUGGEST ANY OTHER CORRECTION OR ADDITION link. I hope you'll add it to her memorial. If you don't receive it, please let me know, and I'll email it to you. Thanks much,
Nancy Zeltinger Austin

Added by Nancy Zeltinger Austin on Apr 27, 2015 8:26 AM

Wanda M.
RE: Thank you!!
You are most welcome for the photo of Amanda Lawson. I did not see a headstone for another Lawson around her but when I go back in May, God willing, I will look again. Do you have a first name or birth date for him?
There are so many unmarked graves in the older cemeteries, also have you checked with the Courthouse in Brady to see if they have another Lawson listed? It is supposed to be in Sections but I have never seen a marker in the several times I have been through there.
Let me know if you find out for sure if they have one or not....
Happy Ancestor Hunting and a successful one
Wanda M.

Added by Wanda M. on Apr 22, 2015 5:11 AM

April Waters
Glad I was able to do it correctly. Now I know. :)

Added by April Waters on Apr 21, 2015 7:04 PM

April Waters
Did I do it correctly this time?

Added by April Waters on Apr 21, 2015 6:32 PM

April Waters
RE: Transfer
I agree, it really is sad. My great grandfather is buried in there on the back hill behind the chapel if you know where I'm talking about. He wasn't supposed to buried there. He was originally to be buried in Cave Hill Cem. The one that is next to it and they said they didn't have any room. So I kinda feel better that he is in Eastern since all my other family is there and Eastern has become special to me now doing my family searches.

Added by April Waters on Apr 21, 2015 3:32 PM

David Sadoski
RE: Dziobinski/Dzibinski
I can't remember either, but I believe it must have been adding a lot Dziobinski s and and different spelling... Dziubinski or even Dzibinski


Added by David Sadoski on Mar 12, 2015 8:20 PM

David Sadoski
Thanks for the info on this family. Jozefa Sadowska Dziobinski , wife of Jan from Justice,ILL, was the fantastic source I needed for a breakthrough to the origins of the Dodge County, WI Poles.i found their
records in the church archives from Smogulec.

Josephine's death certificate from Cook County provided her birthplace in Poland. The spelling on the certificate and in records by the way, is Dziobinski

Josephine has a brother in Milwaukee,s St Adalbert while her remains are in Resurrection cemetery Justice, ILL.

Just thought I would write. I have a tree on Ancestry

David Sadoski

Added by David Sadoski on Mar 11, 2015 5:29 PM

Hi Rhonda,
Thank you so much for transferring William & Emma Mohns to me so very promptly. I've done quite a bit research on this family, so I have enjoyed updating their memorials today with additional date and source information. I've also linked Emma to her parents James & Charlotte & William to his father, William Frederick. Hopefully I will have enough data soon to feel comfortable linking him to the woman I feel quite certain is his mother!

Take a look for yourself and see what I have done. (William Memorial #83292978 & Emma Memorial #83292812). I really appreciate your willingness to make these transfers.

Added by Sabu on Mar 03, 2015 7:50 PM

Louis Roth
RE: RAymond Shirley
sounds OK to me

Added by Louis Roth on Mar 02, 2015 12:36 PM

Louis Roth
RAymond Shirley
is this the same person:

27 April 1944
Moyenneville, France
This day was the first of the double-header days for the Group, with two separate missions being
flown. One plane was lost on the first mission due to the moderate to intense, accurate flak,
which hit Lt. Clarey’s aircraft.
67th Sq., #41-29467 X-Bar, Clarey MACR #4257
67th Squadron Crew:
CLAREY, HOWARD A. Jr. Pilot lst Lt. Yardley, Pennsylvania
ASN 0-676748 KIA
RHODES, CARL E. Co-pilot 1st Lt. Birmingham, Alabama
ASN 0-747318 KIA
FORREST, GEORGE W. Navigator 2nd Lt. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
ASN 0-695641 KIA
HINKLE, GLENN E. Bombardier 2nd Lt. Burlingame, California
ASN 0-752855 KIA
S/Sgt. Lexington, Kentucky
ASN 15081820 POW
CHAGNON, PAUL L. Radio Oper. S/Sgt. Salem, Massachusetts
ASN 11116914 POW
LYTLE, LESLIE L. Nose Turret Sgt. Portland, Oregon
ASN 39328109 KIA, buried Normandy (B-5-17)
RIEGER, MARTIN A. RW Gunner S/Sgt. New York City, New York
ASN 32414057 KIA
PHILLIPS, ALLEN W. LW Gunner S/Sgt. Richmond Hill, Queens, N.Y.
ASN 32612831 KIA, buried Normandy (C-14-32)
YOUSE, CHARLES M. Tail Turret Sgt. Sunbury, Pennsylvania
ASN 33498702 KIA

The MACR states that aircraft #467 was observed to receive a direct hit by flak in its #3 and #4
engines. The right wing fell off and the aircraft tipped on its left wing – started down in a tight
spiral. It soon became enveloped in flames and then exploded. No chutes were seen.
Radio operator Paul Chagnon was the first man to escape from the falling aircraft, followed by
the engineer, Sgt. Raymond Shirley. The pilot, Lt. Howard A. Clarey, Jr. also managed to free
himself from the doomed ship but his parachute did not open, or did not have time to open. It
could have been that he was knocked out by the explosion and never regained consciousness, but
the two men who survived to become POWs did not know for sure.
This was Lt. Clarey’s 28th mission, having flown all previous missions as a co-pilot for Lt.
McCormick. This was his first mission with a new crew, which was on its fifth mission.
In a letter dated December 4, 1992, Ray Shirley wrote: “At briefing that morning we had been
told that there was one battery of four guns at the target. We were on the bomb run. Paul
Chagnon, radio operator, was on the catwalk holding the bomb bay doors open, I was in the top
turret. Immediately after dropping our bombs, we took a direct hit just outboard of #3 engine and

29 April 1944 44th Bomb Group Roll of Honor and Casualties
July 2005 edition Page 281
lost the wing from there out. I saw it start spinning like a seed pod falling from a tree in the fall season.
“I was thrown forward in the turret as the aircraft started spinning to the right and I started
coming out of the turret during which I saw Chagnon bailing out from the catwalk with my chest
chute. Someone pulled the plane out briefly and then we started spinning again to the left. I
managed to get Chagnon’s chute from his position, got it on and went to the catwalk to bail out.
When I bailed out, Lt. Clarey was on the catwalk to bail out when I left the ship. I finally found
the ripcord and started my descent slipping the chute on the way down and ending up with a
badly sprained right ankle upon landing. I took up bowling after the war to strengthen it up.
“After getting to the ground, Chagnon came to help me and French civilians were trying to help
us. They carried our chutes off and, of course, were speaking French. Chagnon had been born in
Canada and had been brought up on French until they moved to the U.S. when he was six or
seven years old. But that day he didn’t remember one word of French so the civilian efforts were
of no avail. Anyway, Chagnon was helping me. Then the French abandoned us as the German
military began to arrive at the scene.
“Chagnon and I approached a barn, which we hoped to get into and hide. As we rounded one
corner of the barn, the Germans came around the barn corner at the opposite end with their little
‘burp guns’ and that was it. They put us into a small truck, the bed portion had a cover on it, and
inside the truck was Lt. Clarey’s body. His chute had failed to open. We saw no other bodies
other than that of Lt. Clarey.
“The Germans took us to a building with an underground bunker where we stayed one or two
nights, then through Paris to Dulag Luft and from there to Stalag Luft VI via the 40 or eight rail
cars. We were subsequently evacuated from Luft VI to Luft IV via that damned freighter down
the Baltic. From IV, I was shipped to Luft I, again on a 40 or eight-rail car and Chagnon wound
up on one of those forced marches as the Germans fled from the approaching Russians. The
Germans abandoned us at Luft I just a few hours before the Russians arrived. We were
eventually evacuated to Camp Lucky Strike in France.”

Added by Louis Roth on Mar 02, 2015 12:03 AM

Transfer of Memorial
Thank you for transferring the memorial for Albert C. Curl to me so promptly!


Added by StateDrone on Jan 05, 2015 8:47 PM

RE: Deickman
There was an unprocessed edit from another contributor on Gertrude's page - not sure what it was but the message said it would be processed by Jan 25. I've made a note to check back and be sure she is linked to her parents. Lynn

Added by Lynn on Jan 05, 2015 10:47 AM

Darren Rohrer
Ryan SR.
Thank u for posting the Ryan family,,

Added by Darren Rohrer on Jan 04, 2015 7:34 AM

RE: Thank you!!
Always glad to help. Best Wishes.

Added by GoneButNotForgotten on Dec 10, 2014 4:11 PM

Marcie Birk
Howard Graham
Thank you for transferring Howard.

Added by Marcie Birk on Dec 05, 2014 8:01 PM

Marcie Birk
If you're not related to Howard & would be interested in transferring him to me, I'd love to take over his memorial. He is my 2nd great grandfather. I do not have a lot of information on him, yet. I'm currently working on my Mom's side of the family.

Added by Marcie Birk on Dec 05, 2014 11:44 AM

Marcie Birk
RE: Howard Graham 89358164
Its' correct. Howard was married to Evelyn. Thank you for your help. I apologize for all the confusion.

Added by Marcie Birk on Dec 05, 2014 11:41 AM

Nadeen Sobottka
Harold Dallman
Hi Rhonda, I've transferred Regina's husband to you. Have a nice holiday as well. Regards, Nadeen

Added by Nadeen Sobottka on Nov 26, 2014 12:12 PM


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