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Richard Morrison
Lester Ivins Smith
You are correct. I deleted my memorial for Lester. I'm an Eastburn descendant and Lester is my 4th cousin. Thank you

Added by Richard Morrison on Jul 27, 2016 6:30 PM

Christie Gavagan
RE: Ebenezer Cem., Phila. PA
Sorry it has taken me so long to respond, Thank you very much for the information. Really sad that their stones are lost forever. Yes I would really like a copy of the picture. You can send it to
Thank you!

Added by Christie Gavagan on Feb 28, 2016 7:34 PM

RE: Godshall Photo Thank You
You are most welcome. Glad I could help. Good luck on your search for the rest of your relatives.

Added by Jennifer on Jan 19, 2016 9:29 PM

Sarah Thompson
RE: W. Laurel HIll
I'm very glad to have been of assistance. It was an interesting family to research.

As you probably know (and if I recall correctly), their druggist business, John K Smith & Co., over time grew into Smith, Kline, French, then SmithKline Beecham, and now (I think, though honestly I don't really know much about business, especially mergers and acquisitions) GlaxoSmithKline.

I've been away from this stuff myself, but maybe in the Spring I'll see if I can find Henry and Bertha Wood Godshall, who were on my list for Laurel Hill pix before I took a break.


Added by Sarah Thompson on Jan 17, 2016 3:25 PM

P. Eadie
RE: 3 Godshall Photos @ W.Laurel Hill
You are very welcome. I am glad you are happy with the photos. Enjoy, Pat

Added by P. Eadie on Jan 13, 2016 6:50 PM

I have deleted my memorial. I must have made an error when coping it from the cemetery book, even though I made mine first I deleted it because I had the wrong first name.

Thanks for catching it.


Added by Tess on Dec 15, 2015 10:24 PM

Peppermint Patty
Suzanne Glaccum Sizelove

Suzanne was my step grandmother. It would be great if you would not mind transferring management of her memorial to my account. She is #146486669. Thank you so much.


Added by Peppermint Patty on Jul 18, 2015 2:36 PM

Sarah Thompson
RE: W. Laurel HIll
OK, I uploaded the photos for Gertrude and Frederick (the ones who died so young), as well as another group of Smiths (Dr Henry Yale Smith # 91220215 and relations), but I don't see a connection between those and your Valentine Smiths.

I also added all the dates and connections I felt sure of, but edits for two or three Godshalls still haven't been acknowledged by the memorials' owners.

So, I think that's all the Smiths & Godshalls I have. If there are others you need, let me know and I'll keep a look out for them.

Added by Sarah Thompson on Jun 15, 2015 5:03 PM

RE: Transfer requests of Holbrook's & Godshall's in West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Do you want all of my Holbrooks or just the memorials from West Laurel Hill?


Added by Graves on May 29, 2015 5:52 PM

Transfer requests of Holbrook's & Godshall's in West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Sorry I'm so late getting back to you on the transfer request. I don't know how I missed it. Anyway, I've transferred Clara Holbrook to you. Please let me know if you need others.

Thank you

Added by Graves on May 26, 2015 2:08 PM

Sarah Thompson
RE: W. Laurel HIll
NO problem at all. And if I was repeating myself, it's probably because I only just figured out how to see the replies I'd sent, so I wasn't positive what I'd said before!

Thanks for all you do for the cause.

Added by Sarah Thompson on May 21, 2015 4:05 PM

Sarah Thompson
RE: W. Laurel HIll
Sorry, not sure what you're asking. As I said, I look at the photo request list for WLH and then look through a particular section until I see one one of names on the request list. If there are other markers near them that seem to be of the same family, I photograph those, too.

Then I research the family on so that when I upload the pix to Find A Grave, I can add missing info such as full name, more specific birth and death date and place info, etc. I don't add anything unless I'm pretty confident of my research or someone who seems to have a reliable tree gives me access to theirs.

It just seems to make more sense to take the pix while I'm right there than to leave if for someone in the future to maybe do so. Or, at least, that's how I prefer to do it.

I only claim the photo request after I've taken the pix because it is just so hard to find the graves at WLH, due to the missing road signs and section or plot markers, etc. I did email WLH asking them to put the road signs back up, but they didn't respond. Maybe all cemeteries are just as bad. It's a shame they don't make it easier!

So, aside from Gertrude and Fred V. Godshall, who I said I'd photograph because they're right near the Smith monument, I can't say I'll be doing any more from that family unless they're on the request list and I happen to find them. Wish I could do more.

Added by Sarah Thompson on May 19, 2015 7:44 PM

Liz Johnson
Everett Fretz
Thank you for the photo!!

Added by Liz Johnson on May 15, 2015 8:07 AM

Claire Lilley Hansell
Frances Hansell
Thank you so much for looking!

Added by Claire Lilley Hansell on May 14, 2015 7:05 PM

Sarah Thompson
RE: W. Laurel HIll
Hi. I 'm not sure what you mean by, "Have you looked the last ones up in records, or just been lucky?." I just filled the photo request and then photographed of all the surrounding markers that seemed to be related. Then I did a mini tree on so I could connect them and add the info to Find A Grave.

I've added a few more since the initial upload, so maybe they'll be the ones you need. I also noticed in one the background of one of my pix two Godshall markers and figured out they are Gertrude Godshall, 17 Oct 1912--17 Oct 1912 and Fred V. Godshall, ??-1889 to Jan. 21, 1892. They are too small to use, I think. But I can take better shots next time I'm there.

I live about an hour and a half from West Laurel Hill, but I have business near there every few weeks and try to stop by WLH to take pix when I have the time.

One problem with that cemetery is that it's really hard to find anyone there. They have a lovely,detailed map, but only a very few of the streets are marked in the actual cemetery. I just go and see who I can find (from the request list) before I claim anyone since I don't want to get anyone's hopes up only to disappoint them.

Added by Sarah Thompson on May 10, 2015 3:19 AM

Sarah Thompson
RE: W. Laurel Hill Cem.
You're very welcome. Glad I could help.

Added by Sarah Thompson on May 10, 2015 3:02 AM

John Jaros
RE: Adele K. #75665359
Sorry, appears to be a different Adele Kalvaitis. This one was born and stayed in Cleveland. Her parents were Andrew, born 1874 in Lithuania, and Mary Komaraskas, born 1883 in Lithuania. She was married first to Richard Stuber, no other info, and then Anthony Teck. (Tekavec). Hope your search is successful.

Added by John Jaros on Apr 30, 2015 7:31 PM

Joanne Morehouse
RE: Memorial# 104355321
I don't know where the information came from to link Maria so I just deleted the link. I can't read Italian either and so far haven't had much luck with language translators. I do have a couple photos sent to Italy through a friend trying to get those translated.
The records for the cemetery burned ca. 1899 so I have been cleaning the old stones and documenting the interments as much as I am able. If you have more information on families there, I would appreciate your sharing it on the site. This is a big project and help is genuinely appreciated.

Added by Joanne Morehouse on Feb 17, 2015 5:24 PM

Crypt Tonight
Elwood spencer
Sorry, I do not post obituaries as posting then is a violation of us copyright laws

Added by Crypt Tonight on Jan 24, 2015 4:17 PM

RE: Thanks again!
You are quite welcome! I know the issues that accompany not being in the area where you are searching. Glad I could help! And you are correct I live less than 5 miles from the cemetery

Added by SueG on Sep 03, 2014 8:48 PM

RE: Stewart Graves
Family marker is uploaded to both and the individual photo of each stone is uploaded too....still working on the other "missing" stewarts

Added by SueG on Aug 31, 2014 4:42 PM

Stewart Graves
I am working on your request for the Stewart Graves. In my searching I came across two that aren't listed on the database for Find a Grave or the cemetery database. Riverside Cemetery is adding them to their listing. If you would like to create a memorial page for them I will upload the pics of their stones. The 2 I found are John Stewart 1810-1895 Section G Lot 92 and Violet D Stewart 1830-1895 Section G Lot 92

Added by SueG on Aug 30, 2014 6:15 AM

Susan Cota
Stewart Grave
I checked Section L, Lot Number 62 and found a grave for Viola Stewart - however dates show birth of 1915 - death 1936. Your request had this listed as stillbirth. Also in this Section and lot were gravestones for Tupper - I've added them to their memorials. Let me know if you want me to add the gravestone for Viola.

Added by Susan Cota on May 26, 2014 6:30 PM

Susan Cota
RE: Jos & Caroline Stewart
You're welcome. I will go look for the other Stewart gravestones next time i go back to the cemetery. When there are a lot of requests for the cemetery, I search by sections. That way I can search for all requests for a section at the same time to save my doubling back.

Added by Susan Cota on May 21, 2014 5:38 PM

Richard Roberts
RE: Mary Samsel m. John Ball 1830 etc.
Please check the date below for Abraham, son of Conrad. I think the date is 1717 rather than 1771. The dates do not seem close enough to the siblings.

Added by Richard Roberts on Dec 12, 2013 3:09 PM


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