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Hollian (#47261876)
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Bud Hummel
RE: Achsah Violanta Nichols Smith
I wish I had a better picture. I actually took this picture off the tv. I shot the cemetery on movie mostly. So I ran the movie and took shots of it with my camera. I figured a poor picture is better for now. I hope to go back this year or next. My ancestors are The fox family on the island.

Added by Bud Hummel on May 03, 2014 8:18 PM
RE: Clara Lebold
That really is crazy! As I receive the obituaries, I add them here. Are you relation?

Added by on Oct 18, 2013 11:40 AM

B.J. Waters
RE: Harry C. and Eva Hollinshead
Amen, brother! A high 5 to you! Good luck in finding more. If you ever need help around here again, just let me know and I will do my best.


Added by B.J. Waters on Sep 11, 2013 12:27 PM

B.J. Waters
RE: Harry C. and Eva Hollinshead
No, I tried again with a different employee at Pacific Crest to see what she could come up with and they have absolutely nothing on the Hollinsworths. With no burial permits seemingly on file for either one of them, their ashes are either with family or were scattered. Have to tried trying to locate living children of them? Since the obituary lists them, I strongly suggest that your next move be to find a living relative. An internet search using Zaba or Spokeo may come up with something. You can try using message boards on sites such as Ancestry. I don't use them so I don't know how they work but I know that the messages are archived and so stay up for years.

I will be working on some special projects both at home and for my company for the next few weeks and so will not be on Find A Grave very much.

Once again, good luck. I think I have done all I can on this one. Sorry I was not successful. I hope my suggestions lead you to something useful.


Added by B.J. Waters on Aug 28, 2013 12:29 PM

B.J. Waters
RE: Harry C. Hollinshead
I'm going over there today. I'll ask about Eva. But as far as Harry, they definitely told me he is not buried there and if they cremated him on site, it was too long ago for their records. They just do not keep record of cremations going back that far, unless the ashes are buried there. It seems to me like the only possible thing that happened was that his ashes were scattered and it is not in anyone's records. Private scatterings take place all the time. Local regulations say that you need to be a certain number of miles off the coast to scatter in the ocean. There would not necessarily be a record of this type of scattering, unless it was reported in an obituary somewhere. Did he spend a significant amount of time someone other than around here? Sometimes local obituaries from the person's hometown, or other place they lived for a long time, might have clues as to the disposition. Also, do you know if he belonged to any kind of club like Elks, Moose, Lyons, or was he a Freemason? These organizations might keep records on the death of their members.

The other choice is that his ashes are in the keeping of a family member. In that case, it will be hard to find out where they are.

I will get back to you today on what I find out.

Keep your fingers crossed!


Added by B.J. Waters on Aug 24, 2013 11:09 AM

B.J. Waters
RE: Harry C. Hollinshead
Another thought: burial permits. Every burial needs to have a permit but offhand I can't remember how you look them up. I believe it is on the County level. I'll see if I can find out from L.A. County how to find out where a person has been buried, by looking up the burial permit. Give me some time and I'll get back to you. If Harry's remains were actually scattered, of course, there will be no permit on regard. In the meantime, let me know what you find out from Eva's death certificate.

Once again, I wish you good luck.


Added by B.J. Waters on Aug 12, 2013 5:41 PM

Jay Boone
RE: Henry and Mary Smith
The lot they are buried in is rather large. If you call the cemetery office at (716) 885-1600, they could tell you if there are others buried in that same lot

Added by Jay Boone on Jul 27, 2013 4:54 PM

B.J. Waters
RE: Harry C. Hollinshead
Well, I'll be! I would have thought you had given up... I don't know what to think. He was most likely cremated at Pacific Crest Cemetery (their official name; they told me they were never known as Pacific Crest Crematory) in Redondo Beach. Like I said before, they do have a crematorium on site. His ashes were probably returned to a family member and either kept or scattered. Unfortunately, Pacific Crest does not keep records back that far for cremations only. If his ashes had been buried or placed in a niche/crypt, they would definitely have a record of that.

I did a google search for the mortuary named in the obit. I'm stumped. Nothing comes up that matches. There was an old message on a message board from someone else looking for anyone who knows any information on Baltz Mortuary. But no promising leads. I have a similar problem for an aunt. The mortuary went out of business and God knows where the records ended up. You might try the California Cemetery & Funeral Bureau 800/952-5210 and see if they can help you. The old records of Baltz Mortuary may be in someone else's hands.

You can try doing people-search for his surviving family members at the time of his death. Maybe someone is still around who knows the answer to this riddle.

I think you should change his memorial to read "Cremated, Location of Ashes unknown" or something to that effect, rather than "Burial Unknown" until you know the answer. Just a suggestion.

Good luck!


Added by B.J. Waters on Jul 25, 2013 6:35 PM

RE: The Courtneys
You're very welcome. Dennis' obit was very sad.

Added by scotdeerie on Jul 09, 2013 6:31 PM

Dennis, Dennison and Monica G Courtney
While looking for Dennis I found Dennison and Monica G and took photos of that headstone, too. They are a few feet away from Dennis and there is a space between them so there might be an unmarked grave or two there. I put up the photos in the appropriate memorials for you.

Added by scotdeerie on Jul 09, 2013 3:13 PM

Connie Starnes
RE: Hi,Connie!
Transferred both to you

Added by Connie Starnes on Jun 16, 2013 2:05 PM

Connie Starnes
Mary G King Lane
Mary is not part of my family tree. I just added information that I had found for that cemetery but will gladly add any information that you may have or transfer if she is part of your family tree

Added by Connie Starnes on Jun 16, 2013 12:13 PM

B.J. Waters
RE: Harry Hollinshead
Ha! That's what we're all here for, to help each other. Anyway, since they told me he was not buried there, he might be in one of the cemeteries close by. His ashes may also have been scattered. Death certificates don't show that. On Line 22A of present-day certificates, there will be an indication of 'cremation' or 'burial'. Line 23 gives the name of the cemetery or crematory. I hope you find out where to locate him.

Good luck!

Added by B.J. Waters on May 28, 2013 8:22 PM

B.J. Waters
Harry Hollinshead
Hello. I noticed your recent entry and just wanted you to know that there is no Pacific Crest Crematory in Orange County, California. The only Pacific Crest is in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles County. They have a crematory on the premises. They do not keep a record going back that far for cremations, unless they are also interred there, but Harry could have been cremated there. He is not interred there.

If Harry's death certificate says he died in Orange County (the California Death index says so) then he may have been cremated at Pacific Crest, Redondo Beach. You should not create cemeteries (in this case, crematories) that do not exist because other people may enter burials in that non-existent cemetery and it sure creates a mess of this site (you may have read about this problem in the Forums).

Just so you know, the administrators of this site will remove known "bogus" cemeteries, or have them merged with the correct ones.

Just some friendly advice, not meant to be confrontational.

Best regards,

Added by B.J. Waters on May 28, 2013 1:08 PM

Donna Rose
hope the grave stone clears the records that he was a BOY

Added by Donna Rose on May 25, 2013 11:07 PM

kevin Myers
RE: isle of st george
i called put in bay museum and got my name on cancellation list its sept 9

Added by kevin Myers on Jul 25, 2012 3:05 PM

RE: Catherine Rickert Killian 79121545
I sent a copy of the Obit for Arthur V. Killian to the e-mail on your account. Let me know if you don't get it. I had to transcribe, as the printer at the library wasn't working, and the fold of the paper, obsured- some of the information. Hope you can use the balance! Peace Robert

Added by Roanho on Feb 29, 2012 7:12 PM

RE: Catherine Rickert Killian 79121545
I have been adding memorials from Funeral Home Records. I haven't seen any-records for any-other Killians - however that doesn't mean that they aren't there. I might suggest contacting the Cemetery directly (716) 282-5084, 500 Riverdale Avenue, Lewiston, NY 14092. Last time I was in the office asking for information, they weren't as helpful- said I needed letter from Family, and there is a fee to look up records, if I wasn't directly related. I would think a call from a relative, requesting plot information would get some-were. If you can get plot and lot- I'd be happy to try and get a Picture. Thanks- Roanho I could also go to library and look up an obit- if you want me too- just let me know!

Added by Roanho on Feb 14, 2012 5:27 PM

Daniel Brothers
RE: Alice Brothers Streeter
Jeffery, I just foun your entry for Alice's mother. I am checking with a family member of that line to confirm what I think. I believe that Mary's maiden name was Savage and after her first husband, Frank Brothers died, she married a Waechner. I will let you know when I get a reply. Thanks so much for this discovery, Dan.

Added by Daniel Brothers on Nov 28, 2011 5:52 PM

Daniel Brothers
RE: Alice Brothers Streeter
I am having no luck finding her, do you know what cemetery she is in and what name she was going by? I'm excited to find her, Dan.

Added by Daniel Brothers on Nov 28, 2011 5:11 PM

Becker request in Venice Cemetery, Erie County, Ohio
I was attempting to track down the headstone you requested for Hannah Becker. I see you added a Louise Hannah Becker and have a photograph for the headstone. Is the request for Hannah still active or are Hannah & Louise one and the same?

I have added some other Beckers from Venice Cemetery if you are interested in any of those.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Added by Kathryn on Nov 23, 2011 2:47 PM

Mother Miller
RE: Tinnie Rosenbaum
You're very welcome!

Added by Mother Miller on Nov 10, 2011 5:33 PM

William Beebe
Next to William is "Mother; Mary M. Beebe; 1849-1926". Would she be William's wife? The headstones are alike. If you are interested in this other picture please let me know and I'll post it to the memorial for you or I can send it to you and you can post it. Pam Colvin

Added by PCD on Nov 10, 2011 2:57 PM

kevin Myers
isle of st george
today i was at Put in Bay Island at Crown Hill cemetery and Maple Leaf cem taking pics ,,asked for directions for Isle of st George and they said its on North Bass Island not Put in Bay. North Bass is a private island only way to visit island is by invatation. Next year there will be historical weekend at Put In Bay and there will be visition for visitiors to North Bass Island.Next year im going to try to make the date of sept 10,2012 for visit,,kevin

Added by kevin Myers on Oct 09, 2011 5:12 PM

Ellen & Maud Havelick
My husband and I went to the Bloomingville Cemetery and found the Havelick plot. Most of the family buried there you already have pictures for. There was a Maud Mary Havelick b: 11/22/1892 - d: 12/28/1893. If this is the Maud you are requesting let me know and I'll place her picture on her memorial. For Ellen we found nothing. All the Havelick family is buried in the same area and there could be some unmarked graves in their section.
Pam Colvin

Added by PCD on Sep 24, 2011 8:41 PM


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