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Dan Russell (#47305878)
 member for 14 years, 6 months
RE: Dad

Great to hear back and, yes, I can send you quite a bit of information as we go along.

For now can you write me direct at

To begin, Dad had 4 children: Jack Speir Armstrong 1935 -

Joan Armstrong Moody......and you had something about her 1937 - 2003?

MaryAnn Armstrong Webster 1944 -

Leslie Harold Armstrong, Jr 1946 -

Hope to hear back at my personal email. I had a heck of a time figuring out my email and password here......hehehehe

So glad you are still this side of the soil and I do hope you are in great health and great spirits.

I had a dream about Dad and a former student last night.......then your response....Amazing

I remember you so clearly.....Didn't your parents move to a brick home just off Capitol Way??

Even as a younger teen I went to the concerts and remember you accompanying and I saw you outside that role many times.

Best and thanks,


Added by Harold on Nov 12, 2015 5:57 PM

John Pelkey
McFarland Family
I'm John Pelkey and live in Allyn, WA

We must be cousins as my great aunt is your great aunt. My grandmother was Louise McFarland. I do ancestry in Geni and have recently joined find a grave.

Added by John Pelkey on Nov 12, 2015 3:26 PM

christine neeley
Thomas gerdner neeley
In reference to #59177045.
I have reviewed land records signed by this man and his middle name signed by him is Gillington not Gerdner. Several years ago I posted Gerdner as an unproven possible middle name, and now everyone posts it as his name. I can get no one to change it even showing proof. Sullivan county Indiana land records.

Added by christine neeley on Nov 11, 2015 11:54 AM

RE: Doris Brown photo
SO pleased that I could help! I don't even know what a person has to go through/fill out in order to request a photo, just what I do on my end. I do know that the Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla has a database through the City that I can use to search for anyone buried there, regardless of whether there is a memorial on Find A Grave. It is what I utilize to better try and pinpoint the exact location in the cemetery, (which houses the remains of more than 30,000 people). In the case of Doris, and many other wives that I have seen, sometimes it is just the husband's name that has a memorial set up and the wife just "falls through the cracks" sometimes. But the computerized database "knows everything", I would say!!

Added by Eileen on Nov 08, 2015 9:36 PM

RE: Doris Brown photo
Addendum to previous message:

Make that "kin" in Tennessee.

Also, this may or may not be of help to you:

Have a great evening!

Added by Eileen on Nov 08, 2015 2:52 PM

RE: Doris Brown photo
Hey Dan! I found C Vernon Brown's memorial here on Find-A-Grave (Find A Grave Memorial# 58612248) with Doris E buried beside him on a double stone that is pictured on HIS memorial page. Is that at all helpful to you, or do you need more?

Let me know if I there is something else regarding this family branch I can help with.

P.S. Never been to Tennessee, although I probably have some kind there I never met!


Added by Eileen on Nov 08, 2015 2:50 PM

Danny, I tried the old comcast email but could not get through to you......... I am available at

Would love to assist you in upgrading Dad's obituary. Sorry I waited so long.

Hope to hear back.


Added by Harold on Nov 01, 2015 4:50 PM

Renee Osborne
RE: Netti Swan
Your very welcome Dan. I was happy to get the photos for you. I love the bench as the grave marker too. Very sweet idea. Have a blessed day!

Added by Renee Osborne on Oct 14, 2015 9:13 AM

J. David McFarland
Also, on my last trip to Nevada, I found an article from the Nevada Daily Mail death files: 'A man named McFarland whose home is in the vicinity of Walker, died at the home of Mr. Denton, in the north part of this city, Thursday evening, Nov 9, 1887, of heart disease. The deceased had been to Arkansas on a hunting expedition and was enroute home." Any thoughts on this being J. David McFarland?

Added by Divdar on Dec 31, 2014 11:51 PM

McFarland Photo

Thanks for posting the picture of David and Phoebe McFarland. I was wondering if you might have any other McFarland photos? Thanks.

Added by Divdar on Dec 31, 2014 11:40 PM

Julia Ojard
You're my cousin, related by Virginia & Betty
Dan, thanks so much for posting information about my grandmother Caroline Agnes Hughes Hestand and grandfather, Charles Leroy "Chick" Hestand. My mother Virginia just passed on October 29, 2014. I'm struggling to know how to write he obituary. The information you posted is so helpful in my search for answers. I would love to reconnect with you. We spoke briefly on the phone when you still lived in Chicago. Please feel free to contact me via email: I hope to hear from you!

Added by Julia Ojard on Nov 02, 2014 1:02 PM

Judy Jones
RE: McFarland Bible
I copied all the pages with info on them and sent them to you months ago, before I donated the bible. Maybe you did not see the attachments at that time. I did notice you never mentioned my attachments. I thought you didn't think they were so great. Anyway, sorry you might not of seen them before now. There was wonderful info I thought you would like. Enjoy your searching. Judy Jones

Added by Judy Jones on Oct 03, 2014 9:41 AM

Judy Jones
McFarland Bible
We drove down to Nevada, MO. to donate the McFarland Bible in July 2014. We left it with the lower level Vernon Co. Historical Society and Bushwhacker Historical Museum.

Have a good trip.

Judy Jones
Richard West

Added by Judy Jones on Sep 19, 2014 10:24 AM

McFarland Family
Dan, How are you related to the McFarland family? My husband is a Great grandson of James Andrew McFarland who is buried at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in King County Washington.

Added by cmag on Aug 31, 2014 10:21 PM

Judy Jones
Elbert McFarland Bible
I have Elbert McFarland and Flora Clendenen (sp?)family bible. Is there any McFarland family that would like this bible with many names, dates, birth, deaths and marriages? The were married Feb 1903. Elbert b. 1874 flora b 1879

I am located in Missouri at the time.

Judy Jones

Added by Judy Jones on Jun 13, 2014 2:07 PM

RE: Susan Jane (Usrey) Neeley # 59177132
Mr. Russell,

Thank you for attaching Susan to her parents and for the kind information also. I was researching another Neeley and came across this line and wanted to link the family together (as much as I could). I'm going to request the owner of Philip's memorial include that he was a minister. The owner of the memorial for his wife, Mary Frances Warren, has her listed as "Mary Frances "Frances" (Warren) Usrey, mother of Juda, Susan Jane,
Phillip Jr., Richard, David, and Joseph Warren Usrey."

My mother's grandfather was also a minister and the founder of a church. It is a blessing to have such a memory/heritage of someone who faithfully loved and served as He (Jesus) also loved us.

I've a couple* of Neeleys that I could transfer to you, if you wish. Although, at this point, I've moved on elsewhere and would have to think a bit before I could tell you if the one is even in your line. The other is the reason I was searching. He is a Ahtna Taltsiine (water) Clan native of Alaska. So I doubt that he is your relative. Of course, he was an active Christian minister to his people and a preacher… so one never knows! Lol.

Again, thanks for the info. Its quite interesting. I do so enjoy genealogy.
BTW, you're a retired musician… what instrument(s)? I'm sure you miss that moment when, all the instruments coming together, make that glorious sound that just utterly surrounds you - unlike anything a radio or concert hall can replicate. Lol. I still my middle-school symphonic band days… and, believe me, THAT was a long time ago.

May the Lord bless and guide you.

Joshua P. Neeley # 122959832
(s/o Joseph Warren Neeley and Eleanor Powell)

Tinighitiisen "Ben" Neeley # 122931362

Added by junebug on Jan 21, 2014 7:55 AM

Beverly Cook
Samuel Feldman Memorial
Dan, did you realize that you have entered a picture of the monument of Sydney Feldman at the Samuel Feldman memorial page in the Temple Cemetery, Nashville, TN?

Added by Beverly Cook on Nov 10, 2013 10:13 AM

Elaine and Bill Schrock
RE: Cemetery Photo
If you click on the link to the cemetery's website on the Find A Grave cemetery page you will see where it says the office is located in the South Sound Manor facility. If you click on the "Facilities" link on the left side of the page you can see a photo of the building I described. Hopefully I can take a decent photo this weekend to add to the page.

The brick building was gone before I started going out there in 2007 so it was interesting to see what was once there.


Added by Elaine and Bill Schrock on Oct 04, 2013 8:57 AM

Elaine and Bill Schrock
RE: Cemetery Photo
Hi Dan,

Thanks for getting back to me. The building is no longer there. The building at the North St entrance is a white rotunda style one with pillars in front. Now that it has stopped raining I'm planning on going out this weekend and take a photo of the building and some area photos to add to the cemetery page.


Added by Elaine and Bill Schrock on Oct 03, 2013 8:57 PM

Elaine and Bill Schrock
Cemetery Photo
Hi Dan,

It looks like you submitted a photo for the Masonic Memorial Park in Tumwater, Thurston County, WA. I have never seen that building out there. Can you tell me where you found the photo?

Thanks a lot,

Added by Elaine and Bill Schrock on Sep 21, 2013 9:47 AM

John Pentecost
Cedarville, Mo Cemetery
Minor correction on the directions to Cedarville Cemetery. It is Hwy 97, not Hwy 95. I would not have found it without your directions though. Thanks.

Added by John Pentecost on Sep 19, 2013 7:30 PM

Lorraine Huey
RE: You still there?
Hi Dan,
I've had to take a break from doing any genealogy for a while. It being wedding season I haven't done much else other than work on wedding dresses. Probably around November I might get back into it again. If you do have anything on Uncle Red I would like to see that.
Hope all is well with you.


Added by Lorraine Huey on Aug 20, 2013 7:55 PM

Jim Russell
RE: Russell Cemetery
Thank you so much! What Russell's are you from? I thought I found a long lost cousin.

Added by Jim Russell on Jul 04, 2013 8:16 AM

Jim Russell
Russell Family from Franklin
I believe I am a descendent of Henry Russell, father of Joseph Russell 1795-1848 from Franklin. I would like to find more about the family from this area. I will try to visit the Russell cemetery tomorrow, but don't know exactly what I am looking for. I live near Houston Texas but my son lives in Nashville so I am in the area a couple times a year.

Added by Jim Russell on Jul 03, 2013 1:50 PM

Lorraine Huey
RE: Beaverton
I went through the genealogy stuff that was Uncle Red's. Not a whole lot of information there but maybe something you don't have. Did you say you had the book "Hestand Family of Page County, Virginia" by David B. Trimble? If you do then I won't send it to you unless you want it. I need your address to send the other information though.
Also, did you know your Aunt Virginia? Did she have any children? There was a note in some of my mom's stuff about trying to find Virginia or her children if she had any. I think maybe she had wanted some genealogy. If you know anything about them let me know.
My best friend's live in Franklin, TN. I got to visit them last fall and fell in love with the area. We spent a couple of days in Gatlinburg and had a blast.
Hopefully your area will avoid any tornadoes this year. So sad about Oklahoma.

Lorraine Huey

Added by Lorraine Huey on May 21, 2013 11:45 PM


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