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Lori Oschefski (#47220772)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 27 days
B. C. B. : : = )
RE: Dan Jones
What name do I put on the e-mail for it to get to her?
I have changed the memorial. And will change my
family tree.

Added by B. C. B. : : = ) on Feb 28, 2015 3:02 PM

B. C. B. : : = )
RE: Dan Jones
Wedding Certificate said he was from Cookstown.

I was wondering? I could not find any Jones in
Cookstown. I will change it. Thank You.

Added by B. C. B. : : = ) on Feb 28, 2015 2:47 PM

Sharon Rogalsky
Bertha Hannah Pickering
Hi Lori,

I believe in your story about Bertha you have missed one of her siblings.

Marion Pickering was born in 1881 in Hampton in Arden so she was 5 when their parents died and Bertha was 7. Marion went to live with their maternal grandparents, the Tranters, in Barston. When she was a young woman she signed as the witness present at the death of her grandmother.
I have a photo which I believe is of her with her grandmother altho there are no names on the back.

My information about the Pickerings largely comes from my distant cousin Nick Harding in England who has been in contact with the descendents of Frederick, the older brother of the girls.
It seems they are your informants also so I am a bit confused as to why there is a discrepancy in the family tree.

Added by Sharon Rogalsky on Feb 09, 2015 2:16 PM

Well he wasn't with his mother in 1921 so guess I have a hard hunt now.

Added by bjsgd on Jan 03, 2015 10:53 PM

James H Carr
Thanks so much Lori. I found it on Ancestry. Now to find out what happened next.
Thanks so much again.

Added by bjsgd on Jan 03, 2015 10:37 PM

Hann and Woodworth
HI Lori,
Before the year of the British Home Child, I submitted info on the two names above. What happened to that site and if it is still available, where can I access it? Both of these boys were sent to my 2nd cousin 2x removed to live. The Woodworth child was adopted by my cousin and his wife, but the Hann child chose to keep his own name.
Over the past few years I have been corresponding with a lady who is related to me by marriage (sort of)and just recently we were talking about her family. As it turns out (Serendipity), Her aunt married the Hann boy and had two children with whom she is in touch. Shocked we were that we didn't know this all of these years.
My other problem is that the Woodworth boy who became a Carr, enlisted in the 177th Overseas Canadian Expeditionary Force in Elmvale in 1916. After that info, I can find nothing further on him. I have his picture in uniform with his Canadian Family. Any suggestions for finding him?
I have checked the Commonwealth War records and could find nothing. Any help appreciated.

Added by bjsgd on Nov 13, 2014 7:04 PM

RE: George Tipper
In fact the edge of the private memorial can just be seen in the picture of the CWGC one.

Added by wertypop on Nov 09, 2014 1:48 AM

RE: George Tipper
It is most likely a private memorial put up by his unit or family, noramlt there will be a private memorial and a CWGC. I did not take a picture of it with the CWGC headstone and the private one together so I m not sure of how near they are to each other.

Added by wertypop on Nov 09, 2014 1:46 AM

Phantom Plot Picster
RE: Alice Woodford
How wonderful Lori. Thank you - I will send you and email with what I have so far of Alice's story. MaryAlice - I think I am named after her actually.

Added by Phantom Plot Picster on Aug 27, 2014 7:51 AM

Donna Griffin
John Joseph Baker
Hi Lori, my great grandfather, John Joseph Baker, came to Canada in 1872 as a Barnardo Home Child. He was sent to Miss MacPherson's home in Belleville, Marchmont Home. He was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England Dec. 20, 1860. He had two brothers and a sister. The brothers went to Australia and he and his sister, Sarah, came to Canada. John's father was a seaman and perished at sea. His mother died of dropsy. He was a sickly child and once well, was shipped to Canada. He was primarily involved in farming, then a florist and finally a potter by trade until he became a custodian at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He married Phoebe Haffner and had a family of five. He was honoured by Queen's University by being made an honourable member of the university, after thirty-two years of service. John died in 1940 at the age of 79. His wife, Phoebe Ann Haffner, died in 1947 at the age of 86. He is buried in Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario. I have a picture of his tombstone, should you wish it.

Donna Griffin

Added by Donna Griffin on Aug 20, 2014 5:17 PM

Phantom Plot Picster
Alice Woodford

I am writing to see if you know how I might research an orphan girl age 16 sent to Canada in 1896.97? She was sent as Alice Woodford but also the name Alice Rowbottom was used. Thank you in advance for any help you might be able to provide. Very interesting reading your profile - thank you for sharing! -Mary - you can contact me in email.

Added by Phantom Plot Picster on Aug 20, 2014 12:12 PM

Wayne Koch
Alfonso Novetske
Curious if you have any relationship to this individual? I've been researching the members of his aircraft (Miss D-Day) lost in the English Channel during WW II. My father served with memmbers of this crew.

Added by Wayne Koch on Apr 28, 2014 8:42 PM

B. C. B. : : = )

There is a new thing on the memorials.
You need to go to your Contributor page. At the top on the right click the edit tab.
This will bring up any edits that have been sent to you for your memorials.
On the right is a drop down. go to it then go to the bottom of the page and click on the button there.
The computer will do what ever you selected. It will also send a message saying so,
to the member that made the suggestion.

Added by B. C. B. : : = ) on Jan 10, 2014 12:31 AM

B. C. B. : : = )

Are you related to the Rix or Elder family?
I am related to the Rix family, (My Grandmother's)
If you are not related would you please transfer
Mabel and David to me.

Added by B. C. B. : : = ) on Apr 21, 2013 6:24 PM

Georgia Anne McKinley Allen
Lori, Georgia Anne McKinley Allen #62963993 was my ggGrandmother. I find her listed by you in Mount Mora Cemetery and listed by another findagrave member in Saint Joseph Memorial Park Cemetery. I have also seen her listed by others in Ashland Cemetery. Can you confirm her burial location?


Brenda Landis

Added by squashum on Jan 11, 2013 11:35 AM

Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
British Home Children
Hi Lori,
I was going through your memorials for a completely separate reason - a very distant relative of mine was killed in the Gillingham air crash -, when I stumbled across your BHC page. This absolutely sent a chill through me, as I have literally heard in the last 48 hours that a distant cousin of mine through my father's side, Johnny Payne, as well as his brother were BHC, and perhaps I could trace more about them through that website. Considering I had never heard of it - and I know my British background, you wouldn't believe how many people we lost in WWII, from the Freckleton Disaster to HMS Hood to Gillingham - just days ago, I felt that this just had to be a sign, and so I am (hopefully) asking you a couple of simple questions...How do I know that my Johnny W. Payne is the same one listed on the BCH rolls? I have his age, and it lines up; his brother George also shows, if it's my George, so to speak. Also, believe it or not, I think that another relative may have been a BHC - Charlie Taylor. All I've ever heard was that 'the kids started getting taken away about 1920, and most of them grew up to go into service." Then they would say that it was basically what America would call giving the kids up for adoption - which I now know was NOT the case. When I saw your notation stating the same thing, I thought, I must be on the right track here...when I first began tracing, and finding all these relatives who were on the wrong ship or plane or even in their own homes at the wrong time, I thought that we had the worst luck in the world...then I realized just how gutted England was during the Blitz, and England did not have the Sullivan Law like the U.S., which basically meant an entire family could be on the same ship, in the same regiment, etc. At any rate, any thoughts you have about this would be most appreciated - I guess that what I am asking comes down to this: If those are my Johnny and George Payne on the rolls, can I get further info from that, and how? Thanks for your time - I have really appreciated going through your well organized pages. Best, RCP and Gannon Blue

Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on Nov 08, 2012 12:31 AM

Ted White
Alfred Penicard
Hello Lori,

Thank you for adding the grave marker of Alfred Pennicard and the family background which you included. Do you have any connection to the Pennicard family? I ask because my grandfather's sister, Louisa Merriott, married Charles Pennicard in 1886 and I have been trying to find out more about his family which also originated from Kirdford in Sussex as did Alfred's father William. I have not been able to link up the two families yet but need to look at the Kirdford PRs. Pennicard is a very rare name in England.

Interestingly I am also connected to Alfred's mother, Naomi Ruth Heather - her cousin Priscilla married my grandmother's brother, Thomas Chandler, on another side of my family.

I was born in Sussex but we have lived in Burlington, Ontario for over 40 years.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes, Ted White

Added by Ted White on Nov 03, 2012 5:06 PM

RE: Emma Stirling
your most welcome

Added by Ruebeewren on Aug 25, 2012 6:25 AM

RE: Peter Moffat
Hi Lori,

Thank you for the headstone photo for Peter and his daughter Margaret. Also, for his wife Janet.

I made memorials for Janet (nee Nichol) Moffat # 80606423. Also,
for their daughter Margaret # 80606107. You are so nice to offer
me the chance to make memorials for them first.

Kindest regards,
Find A Grave membership # 47384133

Added by worshacf on Nov 17, 2011 9:03 PM

I got the picture you requested for Carmela Amato in L.I.N.C. She's buried with her husband Joseph A. (memorial #278309). I also added a picture of his side of the stone to his memorial.
Have a good one...

Added by GLENN on Sep 07, 2011 6:01 PM

Ivy Wideman
RE: Goodwood Cemetery
Thank you, Lori.

Added by Ivy Wideman on Jul 05, 2011 11:55 PM

Ivy Wideman
RE: Goodwood Cemetery
Thank you ,Lori.

Added by Ivy Wideman on Jul 05, 2011 11:52 PM

RE: Beulah Frances Rule
Hi Lori,

Thank you for sharing Beulah with us. She is a lovely lady. You obviously brought her a great deal of joy in her last years.

Fond regards,

Added by FamilyFirst on Jan 11, 2011 12:53 PM

Sheilia W.
Ashford Tabretts
I thought you might be interested to know that I have just added the graves of William Valentine Tabrett, and his wife Emily. They are in the churchyard at Boughton Aluph, close to Ashford. My eye was caught by the unusual surname - I see that the newspaper obit. for John says that he was born at Ashford.

Added by Sheilia W. on Jan 10, 2011 4:30 PM

Sarah Quinn
RE: Beulah Frances Rule
you are very welcome for her token. What a lovely lady for sure. Best ever, Sarah.

Added by Sarah Quinn on Jan 04, 2011 7:34 PM


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