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Martha Shanahan (#47224652)
 member for 4 years, 6 months, 14 days
Chaun Owens-Mortier
Arthur Glidden #82160688
I am the archivist for the Truckee Cemetery District and the Research Historian for our Historical Society.

First, let me thank you for your work on the Glidden Family. I am creating a Memorial book for the district and the society of our past residents who have family in our cemetery and was wondering if I could get permission to add your photos to that book. I will give full credit to you. Thank you for your consideration

Added by Chaun Owens-Mortier on Jul 18, 2014 7:45 AM

A Friend
Martha Epperson photo
You're most welcome, I enjoy walking & photographing cemeteries.


Added by A Friend on Jul 05, 2014 10:38 PM

Fifth Illinois websites
Hi Martha,
Have you shared your information about Thomas Apperson with Rhonda Kohl? She just created a new website for the 5th Illinois at to share and capture additional stories and documents. Also, I have a site dedicated to my 3g-grandfather, Jonas H. Roe, and family which transcribes about 100 letters at

All the best,

Added by erik on Jun 15, 2014 3:37 PM

Judith Joyce
RE: Lang
You're very welcome!

Added by Judith Joyce on Jun 01, 2014 2:58 AM

Tim Hammill
RE: Epperson
I wish that the photo was better but their headstone was below a tree. I cleaned it up as best as possible.

You're welcome.


Added by Tim Hammill on Apr 29, 2014 10:02 AM

Christine Klukkert
1910 Article on Eugene Shanahan
Martha- While doing my own family newspaper research - I had made some copies of the Anderson Valley News of 1910-1914, and one of the pages had a "fun" article about a buggy accident Eugene Shanahan was in in Feb. 1910. I have uploaded it for you on his Grave page under "Other". It is not when he died, of course, but is probably of family history interest to you.

Added by Christine Klukkert on Apr 10, 2014 6:32 PM

CADI List Mom
Philomela Johnson
I searched the CA death index on the date of death given and didn't come up with a listing for a Philomela Johnson - no one in CA died on that date by that first name. I realize that you didn't create this memorial, but do the dates match what you have for Philomela? If so, she must have died out of state or under a different name.

Added by CADI List Mom on Mar 15, 2014 3:44 PM

CADI List Mom
Johnson - East Union Cemetery
Images of index cards located at the San Joaquin County Public Library, Stockton, California. Contains clippings from various San Joaquin County and Stockton city newspapers of obituaries.

Johnson, Miles, in Lathrop, Stockton Independent, page 3 column 5 10 8 1889
Stockton daily independent. (Stockton [Calif.]) 1861-1931
HOLDING: California State Libr, Sacramento, CA


Added by CADI List Mom on Mar 15, 2014 3:36 PM

Kat Claw
RE: Nellie Loomis
I added the memorial for her off of the Lassen County Records. I don't know where Seeker got her information. I do know that Lassen County is currently trying to get all of their records straight. I know this may not help, and i am sorry about that, but that is all i know to tell you. KatClaw

Added by Kat Claw on Mar 10, 2014 8:59 PM

Nancy Domjanovich
Hello Martha,

I took the photo of James Daugherty that you requested. Beside him are Francis A. Daugherty, 1894-1970 and Helen M. Daugherty, wife & aunt, 1904- 1971. Do you want those photos also? I didn't see any request for them & didn't see them with a Find a Grave memorial.

The other question is this: There were flowers placed on all 3 graves, probably yesterday afternoon; I took the photos both ways - with & without the flowers. Do you want both photos on the memorial(s), or only the one with the flowers or the only the one without the flowers.


Added by Nancy Domjanovich on Jan 31, 2014 4:00 PM

Don Green
RE: Chuck

You're very welcome, Martha. Always nice to see a photo request for a stone I've transcribed. Glad I could help out !


Added by Don Green on Jan 28, 2014 8:55 PM

Dwain & Dorothy Swanson
Dorothea (Dora) Kielgast Meyer
Were did you get the picture of Dorothea (Dora) Kielgast Meyer? She is my great-grandfather, Frederick August Meyer's sister-in-law. Her husband was Christian Heinrich (Henry) Meyer. I would love to connect with the family.
Dorothy Swanson

Added by Dwain & Dorothy Swanson on Jan 28, 2014 7:16 PM

Jo Ann Scroggins
Thanks for updating the Knolle memorials! I am related to the Knolle family through marriage to a second cousin. I am glad the memorials are in your capable hands. Thanks again!

Added by Jo Ann Scroggins on Jan 08, 2014 8:30 PM

B.J. Waters
RE: McCormick
Oh, I'm sorry, all I know it that there were no McCormicks surrounding her, and I was running out of time. I sometimes photograph all the surrounding stones, but this time I did not because of limited time. If you'd like, I will photograph all of the surrounding stones on my next visit, and let you know what I find.

Have a happy Christmas,

Added by B.J. Waters on Dec 21, 2013 11:58 PM

B.J. Waters
Photo Requests
Hi Martha. Regarding your request for the photos of the niche of Frederick and Anna Bishop, and Gervase Dawes, this is just to let you know that the glass-front niche does not have any names on it. The niches in this 'column' have the names etched in the glass and they are rather difficult to read. However, J-265 is above eye-level and even with zoom lens, the names on the niches surrounding J-265-C were almost unreadable. The only niche that could possibly be the one you are looking for does not have names on it. Also, it appears that an urn containing ashes is covered by a white cloth, rendering any writing that may be on it unreadable.

The only photo I have to fulfill your requests shows the column I am referring to, and in the dim light you will notice one of the niches looks white. I believe that is the one you're looking for. The names on all other niches in J-265, although hard to read, are definitely not Bishop or Dawes.

I am sorry this was not a more positive outcome.


Added by B.J. Waters on Dec 21, 2013 10:41 PM

B Clark
Springston vs Springstun
Hi Martha,
Thank you for all the work you've done on my Hamilton/Springstun/Walters relatives. Are you related, too? I'm writing to ask if you've seen Springstun spelled with a "u" rather than an "o"? My mother, who did extensive family research, told me it was spelled with a "u". I see it spelled that way on some of the headstones, but not all. Just thought I'd raise it to see what you might know. Thanks again.

Added by B Clark on Dec 06, 2013 5:41 PM

Chris Jorgensen
Distant Cousins
Hello Martha,

I have been very impressed with your work on the Dunlap line. I am a descendent of James Dunlap from his son Robert (1809-1855). I too have been working to construct a photo diary of the Dunlap graves and post them on Ancestry. I would love to talk with you about some of my findings? Also, I have begun to post many of the items I have on my family tree. Please contact me if you like at Would love to share Dunlap data.. Also, planning to travel thru Mo. to Utah and looking to try and take some grave pictures.. maybe can get some for you that are missing?

Chris J.

Added by Chris Jorgensen on Nov 23, 2013 6:12 PM

Just and FYI:
Take a look at this memorial:

Antone and Mary Vieira are buried next to Manuel and Rosa Vieira... relatives perhaps?

Added by Kapri64 on Oct 17, 2013 8:07 PM

Hi Martha,
I made the changes you requested, but got to thinking would you like a transfer of these memorials? Even though I am not related, I enjoy learning more about the folks in my local cemetery.
FWIW there are a lot of folks with the surname Rose in St Stephens, and Vieiras for that matter. Probably some family connection is the reason they are buried in Contra Costa I would imagine.

Added by Kapri64 on Oct 17, 2013 7:58 PM

Bill Gransee
Georeg Michel Caldarella
My grandfather's first name was Emil. He was teased before he went to school as a kid. He changed his first name from Emil to Amos without going thru the court system. All thru his life he was knowned as Amos. Until I found his birth certificate. His child, my father, and my mother and his wife knew him as Amos.

Could be the same or something slightly different for George. His full name could be on the subject line but prefered George Michel.

Added by Bill Gransee on Oct 16, 2013 9:54 AM

Jack Leaven
Jeremiah Nathan Jaquish
Hi Martha, Thank you for the information on Jeremiah Jaquish. His father was a brother to a 3rd great-gandfather. I had never been able to to find a death record. But now, California death records from 1905-1939 and that is how I found your entry on Find A Grave.

Added by Jack Leaven on Oct 09, 2013 11:27 AM

Beth Devin Marsau
RE: Dinkel/McBride again
Yes, the Dinkel & McBride graves are next to each other in Block 2, Section 13. The Huntley family are neighbors.

Added by Beth Devin Marsau on Oct 01, 2013 9:17 AM

Robert Ramey
Dennis & Edmonds
I fulfilled the photo requests for these families.... Mary Dennis and Fred Dennis already have memorials with photos attached. The Dennis family is a large family plot, there were 2 other people buried there that you did not request... BELOUD, ALICE G.(WIFE OF FRED DENNIS)she died very young and DENNIS ADELAIDE D., there are memorials already added. The Edmonds family has a large plot not so close to the Dennis's and some right next to the Dennis's I cant help but wonder if there somehow related? There are a lot of Edmonds in this cemetery several generations it looks like. The cemetery is only 10 miles from my house so its really no trouble to drive there let me know if you want anyone else.

Added by Robert Ramey on Sep 26, 2013 9:19 PM

Fanny Prang memorial
Hi Martha,
Thanks for contacting me re. Fanny's maiden name. She married my great grandfather, Geo Lewis Shields. I remember her well (her accent always reminded me of my maternal, Swedish great grandmother!) but I never knew her birth family name. Do you have documentation re. her maiden name & more info re. her birth family? Would love to add more including pictures!
Kindest thanks,

Added by Amoreeena on Sep 18, 2013 8:28 AM

Matthew Harris
RE: Jewell Ellen Manning Memorial

I am actually related to Ralph Manning, Jewell's second husband. Ralph's brother, Robert was my great-grandfather. Both Ralph and Jewell were married before. According to the 1920 census, there were two boys named Cameron and Needhall who were living with them. I have not been able to find any information stating that the two boys were Ralph's through his first marriage, only that he had a daughter that died at age 5. So, it would appear that the two boys were Jewell's, but would still like to know more.

Added by Matthew Harris on Sep 07, 2013 3:09 AM


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