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Linda (#47219516)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 26 days
Don Stowell
RE: Chester Smith edit
I would put the 1936 date in the date of death but would note in the bio the gravestone apparently reads 1956, in error.

Added by Don Stowell on Apr 17, 2014 3:24 PM

Mary McCulley
Juan Commaduran
Linda thanks so much for the info on the grave. I sure do appreciate it...
Mary (Lee) McCulley

Added by Mary McCulley on Apr 17, 2014 1:28 PM

Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
RE: Edits
No worries...yes, that snow was a rotten trick. It's nice today but cold. Blessings!

Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Apr 17, 2014 1:10 PM

RE: Mary, Edwin and Vivian Evans
They are on their way!
Subject of the e-mail is the 3 names.
Let me know if I did it correctly.
Just a grandma, g. grandma self taught on the computer.

Added by sec412 on Apr 01, 2014 12:42 PM

RE: James Albert Zabriskie
You are very welcome. Funny thing is, I was searching for Elizabeth Zabriskie SINTON's father James C, Zabriskie !! Also a Colonel, but not this peron in AZ. Here is her obit so you can see my difficulty:

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth Zabriskie Sinton, whose funeral took place from the Walker residence, 1915 Pacific avenue, yesterday, afternoon, has closed the records of one of California's pioneer families.

Mrs. Sinton came to California with her father, Colonel James Zabriskie, in 1851.

Colonel Sinton came West the same year and met Miss Zabriskie at Sacramento shortly after his arrival. Their marriage followed and Colonel Sinton settled down with his bride in San Francisco. He opened the first bank in the State, but later entered the service of the Government. At the time of his death he was engaged in the real estate business.--San Francisco Call, Vol. 87, No. 30, 30 June 1900

Added by Marcialyn on Mar 06, 2014 11:16 AM

Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Laura McKenzie Simonds 125943143
Allen's (92804111) mother ...I ran across her obit in a pile of newspaper obits kept by a long-now-passed librarian at BGSU. If you would like it, just let me know your snail mail.

Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Mar 06, 2014 10:15 AM

RE: Jesus Ortiz @ Alameda & All Faiths
Thanks a bunch for helping with this. Now I have learned something. I appreciate all you do! Vonna

Added by Vonna on Feb 04, 2014 2:07 PM

james cook
RE: William Stell @ Evergreen Cem Tucson
I will manage his memorial if that is OK with you.
james cook (#47854515) thank you

Added by james cook on Feb 03, 2014 2:10 PM

james cook
RE: William Stell @ Evergreen Cem Tucson
I will manage his memorial if that is OK with you.
james cook (#47854515) thank you

Added by james cook on Feb 03, 2014 2:10 PM

Holly J
RE: Mary Arnold & Millie Bishop
I am related to the Elsea's. Mary and Millie would have both been 3rd cousins 3 times removed to me. My grandmother's name was Mildred, but we always called her Milly.
I have just been going through the Find A Grave listings and sharing what information I have on the relatives I have found, and in the process occasionally finding additional members. I wish finding my husbands relations was as easy as connecting the Elsea's, but he has Roller's and Johnson's in his family, and both are fairly common last names.
Thanks for completing the links.
Holly J.

Added by Holly J on Dec 09, 2013 1:49 PM

Rachel's mom
RE: Frank Lynch @ Green Lawn
You are very welcome. I take pictures of a section at a time and always hope there are at least a couple that people have requested.

Added by Rachel's mom on Nov 23, 2013 9:48 AM

John Robertshaw
RE: Anti Find A Grave Sentiment

What are your general thoughts about the anti- Find A Grave feeling we sometimes encounter at cemeteries?

I really haven't had a whole lot of problem with it but have read several accounts of some that do.

When I go to a cemetery I never deface or destroy anything. If I have to move flowers to shoot the photo I always put them back exactly. Always respectful of the graves.

Do you think it is some sort of protection of the cemetery's business income? Not sure how that would affect it though.

If anything it may take away some of the many inquiries they get from relatives that can be answered without going to a cemetery office.

Not sure I really understand it. What is your opinion?


Added by John Robertshaw on Sep 12, 2013 3:10 PM

John Robertshaw
RE: East Lawn Photos
Thank you for the heads up on East Lawn Palms.

I also read your messages to Joanne Ashton. Good advice to her also.


Added by John Robertshaw on Sep 11, 2013 12:44 PM

RE: Soleng Tom @ Evergreen in Tucson
Thanks for adding the article, Linda! Hope you are enjoying your day.

Soleng Tom @ Evergreen in Tucson
Thank you for sending his obit from the Tucson Citizen to be added to his memorial page; it has been added.

I appreciate the your effort for doing this.

Added by Linda on Sep 10, 2013 10:08 AM

Added by Debbie on Sep 10, 2013 5:55 PM

Joanne Ashton
RE: East Lawn Cemetery
Hi Linda,

Well, I'm afraid that I have found out the hard way and have already outed myself as a Find a Grave volunteer. In addition to family member letters, they told me that they have a new policy to charge for photos and will get back with me with the fee. I don't understand their hostility - must be some history there that we don't know about. Anyway, I'll see what they say when they get back with me - that is if they do. I live a mile away near Grant and Swan and thought that this would be an easy deal. Oh well!


Added by Joanne Ashton on Sep 06, 2013 8:37 AM

Lesa Pfrommer
RE: Carl Ridge
No, I am not related. I did a lot of work on Agency Cemetery where Carl's parents are buried. His mother Blanche went to the same High School as my grandfather and I got her picture from his old yearbook.

Added by Lesa Pfrommer on Sep 05, 2013 4:28 PM

George Darnell
Finally found the marker for George and will post a photo shortly. Just wanted to let you know I will also be posting a photo for Evelyn McGiven Darnell, whose grave is adjacent to George's.

Added by Anonymous on Sep 01, 2013 10:43 AM

Leona Gustafson
RE: Lawrence Darnell @ Green Lawn
You're very welcome, Linda!! You know I'm always happy to help if I can.

Thank you for the really nice comments!

Added by Leona Gustafson on Aug 21, 2013 11:39 AM

RE: Theodore Becker
Sure, I will manage his memorial if you don't mind. Thank you for the offer. :)

Added by ck on Aug 10, 2013 10:46 AM

mortul vivos docent
RE: John Craft
Sure. That would be great if you could transfer it, so I can keep the family all together.


Added by mortul vivos docent on Aug 09, 2013 8:27 PM

K Hancock
RE: George Frank Hancock
Hi Linda,

Thanks so very much for beginning this tribute page to my great-grandfather, George Frank Hancock (WWI veteran).

I am so glad we be able to share this with the extended family.

Very truly yours,

Added by K Hancock on Aug 05, 2013 9:44 PM

John Robertshaw
Thanks Linda re: Leona Malin
Thank very much.

Great story about going back for the camera and ladder.

Excellent photo though as usual !!


Added by John Robertshaw on Aug 05, 2013 6:23 PM

Carolyn Gray
RE: All Faiths Israel & Kennedy sites
Linda! We've hit some real pay dirt! Newton Israel and Hugh Kennedy are your sites and I have found a fascinating history on their deaths! Here's a brief synopsis. Want to add to their sites??:
source "Blood Along the Canon del Oro—Israel-Kennedy Wagon Train" by John Hernandez

Newton Israel and Hugh Kennedy were partners on a ranch about one mile down the San Pedro River from Camp Grant. They were some of the first white American settlers along the San Pedro River. After the Civil War and the return of the military presence in Arizona, people began to settle in the San Pedro River Valley near Camp Grant and at Tres Alamos. Israel is known to have lived near Camp Grant as early as 1866.
In May 1870, Hugh Kennedy and Newton Israel had gone to Tucson searching for workers for their ranch along the San Pedro River near Camp Grant. Israel also still owned the Camp Grant Store. They were returning to Camp Grant with workers and supplies. There were two women, some children and 21 men, mostly the Mexican workers that had been hired for the ranch. The wagon train only had four guns among them. Somewhere between what is now Oracle and the Canyon del Oro, fifty to sixty Apaches ambushed then attacked the wagon train. Israel was killed in the first attack but managed to kill his assailant with a rifle shot.
Kennedy had his left thumb shot off in the first volley but managed to cut the harness loose from one of the mules hooked to a wagon and mounted it. He attempted to charge through a group of Apaches who fired at him with guns, bow and arrow. He was hit in the chest with an arrow but managed to continue riding the mule. The mule burst through the group of Apaches who continued to fire at him. He was over 100 yards away when a bullet hit his mule in the rear end causing it to buck him off. Kennedy landed hard on the ground but managed to crawl away and hide himself.
One Mexican survivor managed to make it back to the Army headquarters at Tucson..
Every available soldier who could mount a horse saddled up and within 20 minutes was crossing the San Pedro River on their way to the Cañon del Oro. It was dark when they arrived in the area of the canyon and they could not see the remains of the wagon or any bodies of the members of the wagon train. They heard a sound which they first thought were coyotes barking, as they got closer a feeble voice was heard calling out for help. It was Hugh Kennedy and he was in bad shape. Kennedy pointed out the direction of the location of the wagons. When they arrived at the site the wagons had been burned to the ground and were still smoldering. Lt. Bourke reported that it was a "ghastly sight." Newton Israel's naked body was lying on the ground with his burned legs in the ashes of some of the wagon. His head had been bashed in with brain matter spilling out of the skull. He had a number of lance wounds, had been partially scalped and his heart had been cut out and lay near the body.

The next morning they loaded Hugh Kennedy onto the back of a wagon and made him as comfortable as possible. Israel's body covered by a blanket lay next to Kennedy on the wagon. Kennedy made it to Camp Grant where he was taken to the infirmary. He would die a few hours later.
This calls for a celebration!!! Carolyn

Added by Carolyn Gray on Jul 17, 2013 6:10 PM

John Robertshaw
McNamara photos

You are SO good.

Excellent photos and several shots to select from also.

And such quick turn around time: "Above and beyond the call of duty" as they say in the military.

I certainly was not expecting same day service.

You ARE good.

John Robertshaw

Added by John Robertshaw on Jul 08, 2013 3:58 PM

John Robertshaw
Good job.
Good job Linda.

I may have more blurry photos maybe. If so, I will send you a message.

Added by John Robertshaw on Jul 08, 2013 1:12 PM


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