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Robert Hague (#47055438)
 member for 8 years, 3 days
Michael Benge
Washington /Glenwood
Hello. glad to meet someone who is so active. I jumped in on the Washington Strangers Rest 315 when I saw you had outdated info. Took me about a minute (lucky) to find the grave. I'm there every week to ten days, normally. I live just outside the loop and would be glad to help with inner loop stuff. I'm going to be buried in Washington so I'm very familiar with the turf.

Added by Michael Benge on Mar 18, 2016 2:33 AM

Beth Patterson
T M Hogan
Hi, My name is Beth Patterson and I am a contributor to Find A Grave. You worked on the memorial for TM Hogan who I believe is Thomas M Hogan, brother to my three times great grandfather James Butler Hogan. Thomas' memorial number is 85134283. Has anyone come forward to identify this grave? The dates that can be found line up with the information I have on Thomas Hogan from other documents and If this is the right Thomas M. Hogan he was one of the early settlers of Harris County and one of the more infamous Sheriffs. He performed the first hanging in Harris County and almost took "the long drop" with the accused! I am working with the Harris County Sheriff's Department to see if there is a cemetery badge that can be placed on the grave site and I will try and get a Citizen of the Republic. Thomas's children are all buried near by so this is why I really think this is him. My private email is Thank you for all your hard work!
Beth Patterson

Added by Beth Patterson on Feb 17, 2016 6:29 PM

Terri Hoover Mirka
Thanks for quickly transferring the memorials for my family members! Terri

Added by Terri Hoover Mirka on Feb 11, 2016 6:52 PM

RE: William D. Baber, son of John and Mariah Baber

No need to transfer, but thanks for the offer. I'm just glad you could tell the correct cemetery from the death certificate and got her linked to her dad.

Have a great weekend.


Added by Lynn on Feb 06, 2016 7:36 AM

William D. Baber, son of John and Mariah Baber
Hi Bob,

Thanks for letting me know you linked William Baber to his father, John (#63348405).

I found a 1941 Texas death certificate for William's sister, Nancy Elizabeth Baber. Unfortunately, it looks like her burial place is given as a town, rather than the name of the cemetery. I'm not familiar with the Dallas area, so it didn't mean much to me.

William and his sister neither one ever married. I believe they lived together for their entire lives. It seems logical that Nancy would have been buried in the same cemetery as her brother. If you ever happen to come across any information to confirm that, please let me know.

Thanks again for your help!


Added by Lynn on Feb 05, 2016 9:18 PM

Beth Patterson
Memorial 101273144
Hi, I am a cousin of Pearl S. Hogan and a contributor of Find A Gave. I located a Houston Post article on the death and burial of Mr Hogan and I am willing to transcribe it but I've never done that before. How do you add an item? It is from 24 Jan 1916.
Beth Patterson

Added by Beth Patterson on Feb 05, 2016 8:52 PM

Annie Driver Thierry
Hi Robert,
I was thrilled to find the Find A Grave memorial for Annie Driver Thierry # 64018228. Aunt Annie was my dad's aunt. I would like to maintain the memorial, if you would be so kind as to transfer it to me.
Thanks for all your hard work, it is appreciated!

Added by Joy on Feb 03, 2016 10:48 AM

Old Waco
Lottie Bilton Stallings
Dear Robert,
Thanks for that additional research on the Bilton family and the wives/mothers! I have added many memorials for African Americans at First Street Cemetery and East Waco/Greenwood Cemetery. I recently ran across the Bilton name and wondered about the family in McLennan County. Unusual name for me. Small world you grew up near the Robinson Cemetery.
Good work!

Added by Old Waco on Jan 19, 2016 10:35 PM

Barbara Wiley Hamby
RE: Obit of Nellie Wilson Cooley
i wish everyone thought like you did......i know i think like that......that is why i send them to the people that own other memorials......i also enjoy retyping them out lol

Added by Barbara Wiley Hamby on Jan 19, 2016 9:59 PM

156475576 Mary Lewis
Unfortunately this is not the Mary Lewis you are looking for...East Mount Calm did not open until 1924 or 1926 This MaRY lEWIS died in 1916 and was buried in the Bexar County Burial Ground on the site of the Bexar Co. home for the aged which was then dug up and moved again.....but I don't remember where.....

Sorry..Please delete from East mount calm.

Added by aisxray on Jan 18, 2016 5:55 PM

Old Waco
Lottie Bilton Stallings
Your memorial has Lottie Bilton Stallings (born Feb. 2, 1900) linked to a mother named Mary Warren Bilton (born July 21, 1892).
Mary Bilton would have been 8 yrs old when she gave birth to this Lottie.
I suspect Mary isn't Lottie's mother or Mary's dates are in error.
Hope this clarifies my SAC.

Added by Old Waco on Jan 18, 2016 1:51 PM

Sharon....still seeking
Ada Feist
Thank you for the transfer

Added by Sharon....still seeking on Jan 06, 2016 7:45 PM

John Montalvo
RE: Edna Mae Heavin

Thanks! Edna and I are 1st cousins 2x removed. She died long before I was born. Edna's dad is my mom's great uncle. My great grandmother (Sadie Heavin, Memorial# 95407157) married Edna's maternal uncle (Cruz Jasso) after she divorced my great grandfather. We use to visit Edna's parents often when I was a toddler when we lived in Houston in the early 60's while my mom went to school at U of H.

Thanks again.

Take care,


Added by John Montalvo on Jan 05, 2016 12:43 AM

RE: O. T. Brown # 94074225
Right Back Atcha, Robert! Appreciate all your hard work!!


j* (Judith L. Newman - Mesquite, Texas)

Added by j* on Dec 30, 2015 4:29 PM

RE: Alice Norris Wheatley
Robert, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time, so I was glad to take the photo!

Added by oetiii on Dec 29, 2015 2:53 AM

RE: O. T. Brown # 94074225
Awwww.....bummer.....thought I was going to get to meet more family! :)


THANKS for all YOUR HELP! If you get tired of managing his memorial - I'd sure be honored to!

Hope you have a GREAT WEEK! :) THANKS, AGAIN, for all YOUR HELP! :)

P.S. Fillin' in the BLANKS is a NOBLE JOB! :)

Added by j* on Dec 07, 2015 4:57 PM

Bev Golden
Robert J. Golden at Holy Cross
Thank you for his obituary. I've added it to his memorial.

Added by Bev Golden on Dec 02, 2015 1:57 PM

O. T. Brown # 94074225
Hi, Robert!

THANK YOU for the edit! Had the info in the bio - but, forgot to add it to the dates area of the memorial! Silly me....

Are you related to O.T. Brown? He was my Great Great Grandfather's Brother...Emory Seals Brown. His son, George Moss Brown Sr. was my Great Grand Daddy....his, daughter, Vadah Elizabeth Brown Brumett was my Granny...

If you're not related: THANKS so MUCH for being so helpful, anyways! If so: NICE to MEET YOU!!

If you ever need help "up this a-way", I'll be more than happy to help in any way that I can! Just let me know!


j* (Judith L. Newman - Mesquite, Texas)

Added by j* on Nov 30, 2015 6:16 PM

JR Robinson
Make Contact
Hello, I am JR Robinson. Lucien A. Gause was my great uncle. He was the brother of my Great Grandmother Anna Lue Gause. McCarroll Bangs Gause is their father. He being my Great, Great Grandfather. I would like to talk to you if you don't mind. I recently restored the John Julius Gause Jr. tomb in Brunswick Co. NC. Thank you JR

Added by JR Robinson on Nov 24, 2015 8:53 PM

B.J. Waters
RE: Ester Brown Utay
Robert, I suggest you call or e-mail Roosevelt and ask if Ester is there. They will look up the information very quickly.

There are a lot of interesting articles about what to do with cremains, just give it a google.

It is illegal to simply dispose of human ashes in the garbage. That doesn't mean it is never done; I'm sure there are unscrupulous persons who have done it, especially if they inherit cremains of a person who they were not closely related to. That is why everyone who has the urn of a loved one on their mantle should put it in writing as to what they want done, not only with their own body but the ashes sitting there in the living room!

I believe everyone should plan for their own funeral, and that would alleviate this unpleasant situation. However, I realize it is not realistic.

Unclaimed human remains may be held in a morgue or mortuary for a specified period of time, according to local law. Mass burials of unclaimed remains take place periodically in the County of Los Angeles, and I'm sure that happens across the country.

Good luck with finding Ester.


Added by B.J. Waters on Nov 23, 2015 7:43 AM

B.J. Waters
PS -
I was a volunteer at the Los Angeles Family History Center for years!


Added by B.J. Waters on Nov 22, 2015 7:25 AM

B.J. Waters
RE: Joel O Williams & Wife Josephine
You're welcome, Robert. Actually, it varies with each cemetery, but a "community vault" or "community niche" can be done several different ways. Sometimes, it is a grave where the County or City buries the cremated remains of people whose bodies were never claimed by family, such as when a homeless person dies. Other instances are when the family cannot afford a nice burial, and rather than opting to scatter the ashes, they choose to have the ashes buried or inurned with others.

The history of cemeteries here in Los Angeles County is interesting in this respect. When a cemetery board applied for a license to operate, one of the conditions for having permits granted to open a cemetery, was that they had to set aside a small percentage for a "potter's field", that is, a place to bury people whose families were too poor, or when family could not be located. In the case of the latter, they could not cremate the body, but had to keep it stored at a mortuary for a specified amount of time to wait for family to claim it. After that time period, The bodies were buried in the potter's field. These days, they are allowed to cremate such persons, but it wasn't always so.

Who knows what happened with Josephine? Only close family would know the answer and since she died over 70 years ago, there may not be anyone left who knows the answer.

If you need anything else, just let me know.

Best regards,

Added by B.J. Waters on Nov 22, 2015 7:23 AM

Rich H.
Sarah Goldthwaite McIlhenny
Thanks for the update

Added by Rich H. on Nov 16, 2015 7:47 PM

Virginia Brown
William Maclay
Thanks Robert. I don't know why I showed them as his daughters. Sure appreciate you letting me know. I will do some more research on them to add to their memorials when I have time.
Best regards,

Added by Virginia Brown on Nov 07, 2015 2:57 PM

RE: John Blansfield #113820697
Thank you!

Added by Terry on Nov 05, 2015 5:17 AM


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