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Stephanie Wright-Lanman (#47213221)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 18 days
David McKim Reich
Forrest Bonshire
Hello Stephanie

You wrote a nice obit for Forrest. I knew him fairly well. Remarkable man. I knew him through my namesake, McKim Daingerfield. McKim introduced my mother to my father; that's how I got the name. McKim and my father met at Princeton around 1935 and shared rooms after graduation ('38) at the St. Moritz, Central Park south.
Anyway, Forrest took a genuine interest in my two youngest children (daughter and son), both of whom dance. They are in their 20s. McKim and Forrest used to regale us with stories from Forrest's dancing days. My favorite was when he performed in Monaco after Grace Kelly became Princess Grace. She and the Prince came out searching for Forrest, walked through some sort of lobby and finally found Forrest and McKim, drunk as lords and both on their lips draped over a divan upholstered in exotic silk fabric wondering how and when they'd get back to NYC. Neither one of them ever gave a satisfactory ending to the tale.

Forrest was a stalwart in his AA program. Everytime we visted, he pulled himself out with his two canes (he was paralyzed from the waist down, but incredibly strong in his arms and upper body) swung his legs and feet through the door, out to his car and went to attend his meetings. I had great admiration for his persistance and strength and good humor. McKim in the meantime mixed himself a pitcher of martinis and cuddled up with the NYT crossword. Together they were a delightful, never-ending and profound source of warmth and entertainment. Thanks again for your remembrance.

Added by David McKim Reich on Jan 15, 2017 3:42 PM

Rick Greathouse
Regarding Jesse Ike "Buffalo" Tanner Memorial
Jesse Ike "Buffalo" Tanner married Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Carpenter about 1820. She appears to have been the daughter of Jesse & Sarah Jane Riffe Carpenter. She shortly after the birth of their son William Tanner in 1836.

Children from this marriage:

Nancy Tanner
Andrew Jackson Tanner
Jesse Tanner Jr.
Mary Polly Tanner
Samuel Tanner
William Tanner

Jesse next married Judith Carpenter, daughter of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Hamm Carpenter as related by Jesse for her death certificate in 1859.

Children from this marriage:

Thomas Tanner
Riley Tanner
Henry Lawson Tanner
Elizabeth Tanner
Sarah Elizabeth Tanner
Jane Tanner
Scott Tanner

Jesse next married Lucinda Raines.

Children from this marriage:

Minter Jackson Tanner
Rosa Lee Tanner
Mollie Tanner
Bowman W. Tanner
Minnie G. Tanner
Mary Tanner

If you have questions, email ...

Jesse next married

Added by Rick Greathouse on Apr 03, 2015 3:04 PM

David Stacy
Orvil Wright
My mistake Stephanie, I did create this memorial. Old geezer error I guess. Anyway, Ronda is now shown as the son, not daughter. Thanks for pointing out the error.


Added by David Stacy on Mar 25, 2015 12:24 PM

David Stacy
Orvil Wright
Stephanie, sorry, but I had nothing to do with Orvil
's memorial. I think you might have made a mistake on the contributor number.

David Stacy

Added by David Stacy on Mar 25, 2015 12:21 PM

RE: John Delbert DeVore #66426666
I am so sorry--I have already deleted the photo, since I didn't hear from you.
Take care,

Added by Jane on Jan 22, 2015 1:36 PM

John Delbert DeVore #66426666
I have a headstone photo for Delbert DeVore, but am unable to post it on the memorial as the maximum number of photos allowed have already been posted. If you would like the photo on the memorial, you can removed the Beech Grove photo to create room. Let me know! He is buried with his mother, Kate Warfel, and I posted the photo on her memorial.
Many thanks,

Added by Jane on Dec 15, 2014 3:08 PM

RE: Charles Rush Pierce
I am so glad the photo was of help to you. That's why enjoy doing the photographing! Happy Hunting!

Added by Barnard/OConnor/Wolford on Apr 04, 2014 3:22 PM

Charles Pierce at Ottawa Hills
Greetings! This cemetery does not give out grave locations to photographers, citing privacy reasons. Please call (419) 536-8321 to get the exact location, as there are thousands of burials at Ottawa Hills. Thanks!

Added by Barnard/OConnor/Wolford on Mar 19, 2014 8:58 AM

Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhimer
RE: Velma Morris Remy
Well, that's a bummer! lol! Velma died young and I realized later that picture couldn't possibly be of her! We all lost so many family members from influenza. What horrible times those families indured! :(

Thanks for the note and keep in touch! :)

Added by Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhim... on Feb 06, 2014 5:27 AM

Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhimer
Velma Graves Remy
Hi Stephanie,

I hope you're the one that posted the pic of Velma and her husband. She is my grandmother's sister and I couldn't find her at the Mt. Zion cemeteries. Do you know which one? Are you related, and if so, would you mind posting the pic of her at her memorial when I get it set up?

I have no pictures of her or her father George Franklin as most of the pictures were lost in a fire.

Any pics or info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! :)

P.S. My grandmother was Dora Morris Graves, married Lane Otis Graves. They are buried at the Bell Cemetery in Allensville.

Added by Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhim... on Feb 05, 2014 9:28 PM

Marcella Laslovich
Hi Stephanie,
Im also related to the Douthitt's Rhoda Douthitt was my 2 great grandmother. R there any pictures out there of the Douthitt Family.

Added by Marcella Laslovich on Jan 19, 2014 4:25 PM

Rita Timmons
RE: Virgie Kate Timmons
I was so excited I forgot to add my email address: Let's visit.

Added by Rita Timmons on Nov 02, 2013 4:23 PM

Rita Timmons
Virgie Kate
Wow--a connection to my wonderful Great
Aunt Kate! My grandfather was Benjamin Harrison Timmons, brother to Aunt Kate. I knew her all my life. She lived three blocks from us during the fifties and even lived with my family in the late sixties. She was such a wonderful lady and I miss her to this day. I would love to share what I know of her.

Added by Rita Timmons on Nov 01, 2013 6:17 PM

Adam & Betty A Few Photos By Kenny Plummer
John DeVore
I happily transferred your 3rd Great Grandfather to you. I am always happy for family members who are willing to take care of their family members. I'm sorry it took me a little while to answer. Sometimes these messages get lost in my email.
Good luck on your family history search!

Added by Adam & Betty A Few Photos... on Jun 27, 2013 5:34 PM

Charles Pierce
Greetings. I was reviewing your photo request. Their office is not friendly to volunteer photographers and they do not give out locations to volunteers (citing privacy reasons). This cemetery is large, with over 8000 burials in 85 acres so an exact location is necessary. Since you are a "distant relation", please contact the office at 419-536-8321 to get the location of the grave, (as they know my voice by now). I try to make it over there once a week on Sundays when their office is closed so they can't give me a hard time for photographing. When Sandy answers, just say that you are trying to find a grave location on someone. Thanks!

Added by Barnard/OConnor/Wolford on Jun 27, 2013 10:36 AM

Sandy Littlejohn
Hayes - Ortin Heights
I transferred the rest of the Hayes family to you. That's a great picture of James you posted. Nice looking man. Lots of Navy men in our family too.

Added by Sandy Littlejohn on Feb 11, 2013 7:26 PM

Neil B (John 3:16)
Hi Stephanie,

♪♫**.♥ HAPPY HOLIDAYS ♪♫**.♥ TO YOU,♪♫**.♥ AND GOD BLESS US, ♪♫**.♥ EVERYONE! ♪♫* ♪♫**.♥ ♪♫**.♥ ♪♫**.♥♪♫* ♪♫**.♥

Added by Neil B (John 3:16) on Dec 16, 2012 12:56 AM

Lindsay (Cleek) Syrus
Baltas Cleek
I stumbled upon your memorial for Baltas and wanted to say that I too am his 7th great-granddaughter. I suppose that makes us kin. :)

Added by Lindsay (Cleek) Syrus on Nov 14, 2012 9:05 PM

Kathy Jones-Kristof
Slack Family
I have more information on the Slack family if you're interested. Email me direct at

Added by Kathy Jones-Kristof on Jun 02, 2012 2:31 PM

Kathy Jones-Kristof
Keziah SLACK Copenhaver
Thanks for the correction of Keziah's family name from Newhouse to Slack. Good Catch!

Added by Kathy Jones-Kristof on Jun 02, 2012 2:28 PM

RE: Rora Tanner
Thank you so much for the correction! Unfortunately, I don't know if there is a headstone because I only got his burial information from a cemetery burial listing. Would you like to manage his memorial?

Added by itfelldown on May 04, 2012 10:22 AM

Matthew Shaw
VanNatter Relatives

Your grandfather is a younger brother of my grandfather, Eugene Sheldon VanNatter. I have collected a good deal of genealogical information on our family and would be interested in sharing with you.

You can contact me via email at


Matthew Shaw

Added by Matthew Shaw on Sep 18, 2011 8:32 PM

David H. Sweeney
Bainbridge Cemetery
Do you know of a detailed document that might show who all is buried in Bainbridge? I have an interment list, but that does not show who might be in un marked graves.

Added by David H. Sweeney on Apr 05, 2011 12:21 PM

David H. Sweeney
RE: Remy
I will see about combining the two into one. I live about five minutes from Bainbridge, if you ever need any tning from this area and I can help drop me a line.

Added by David H. Sweeney on Mar 31, 2011 10:10 AM

David H. Sweeney
I have made the corrections to Remy's Find a grave site. It appears to me that there is a duplicate. 13260833 is also for a Remy with the same date of death. Are they one in the same person, if so I will add the picture and information from what I've done to the older one and delete the one I created. Also would you like for me to transfer this one to you?
David H. Sweeney

Added by David H. Sweeney on Mar 30, 2011 3:03 PM


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