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Sabrina D (#47703725)
 member for 4 years, 9 months, 4 days
Angela Owens Jando
RE: Lucy Tennis Info
You are certainly welcome. My guess is that the move was caused by thinking in the future. While St. Andrew was perceived as being full, the Bishop purchased a multitude of plots on the west side of Woodlawn and sales were "encouraged" within the parishes. They probably looked at having more immediate family members together at Woodlawn? Just a guess. The act was not an infrequent event.


Added by Angela Owens Jando on Jun 05, 2016 12:04 PM

Thomas Wm. Hamilton
Sabrina: I much appreciate your efforts. You have provided images of the memorial that includes my father (William A. Hamilton), grandmother (Mary Bridget Mullally Hamilton), her younger brothers Edward and John E. Mullally, father John Mullally, and mother, who remarried a Stanton years after being widowed.
Tom Hamilton

Added by Thomas Wm. Hamilton on May 24, 2016 7:49 AM

RE: Carroll-Comerford connection
Thanks Sabrina - I have all those articles (they are in the Gallery of my Ancestry tree). It is a fascinating story. I need to see the actual Will itself and find out how the challenge by my ggGF ended. I'm in touch with the genealogist at Colma and she is doing some digging for me.
Best, Maurice

Added by docmoss on May 10, 2016 8:45 PM

RE: Carroll-Comerford connection
Hi Sabrina - good detective work! I see the mausoleum in both photos and I think your estimate is spot on.

I've traced the family for both plots and some of the non-Carroll names in J-1-12-2 are relatives (Girvin, Murphy), but I can see no connection to the other names in adjacent plots (O'Meara in J-1-12-1, Lavin & FitzGerald in J-1-12-3, and McGrath in J-1-12-4). Similarly, I can find no obvious connection to the Kelly's in J-1-11-2, the Linehan's in 3, and the Bunton's in 4.

Newspaper reports say that James Carroll had two cousins in the city (San Francisco) so there is a connection somewhere in SF ... hopefully time will reveal it.

Thanks again for all your help.

Best, Maurice

Added by docmoss on May 10, 2016 2:55 PM

Carroll-Comerford connection
Hi Sabrina, John Bracchi suggested I get in touch with you. And thanks for all the work you do on this site - very much appreciated!

I found your Carroll photographs particularly useful as I believe that my gg grandfather Joseph O'Carroll is buried with his brother James Carroll in plot J-1-11-1 whereas John James Michael Carroll and his family are buried in plot J-1-12-2 ... I believe, but perhaps you could confirm: are these plots immediately beside each other??

My tree is at

Best wishes

Maurice Gleeson

Added by docmoss on May 09, 2016 12:31 PM

michael williams
Emma Williams
Through the Ancestry website I came across the photo of the grave with Emma's name.She is my great great grandmother.She left Cornwall in 1867 with two daughters to join her eldest, who was married to Robert Kendall, in Michigan and her surviving son Alfred.She left one daughter behind in Cornwall,my great grandmother,also Emma.I have afew letters sent from Michigan and one from Grass Valley which describes the journey from Michigan.
Are we related ?
I'm visiting California late April-it would be good to hear from you.
Alfred left a young family in Cornwall and he was my great great grandfather-my grand parents were 2nd cousins.
Michael Williams
my email is

Added by michael williams on Mar 10, 2016 11:30 AM

Wild West Division
Harry Joseph Johnson

Thank you for honoring this war hero with your photos of his marker and final resting place at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. Your volunteer work and effort is greatly appreciated.

Warm Regards,

Added by Wild West Division on Jan 29, 2016 2:15 PM

Layla Strong
Antone Herzo
Thank you so much for putting the obit on the above site. I've been looking for his death date for a couple of years knowing it was in the 1890's but no proof of when. This obit answered so many questions. I do wish someone could remove the comment about he married the daughter of 104866850. That was his son, also named Antone P Herzo.

Thanks again.

Added by Layla Strong on Jan 29, 2016 9:23 AM

Angela Owens Jando
RE: Mary Carolan/Carlan at St. Andrew's

Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I have deleted the duplicate memorial and also updated the cemetery's records. Thank you very much!


Added by Angela Owens Jando on Nov 24, 2015 6:09 PM

RE: Rev Fr William Edward McGough
You are right, Fr. McGough is at Holy Cross. I remember reading it in his obit. Thanks for the correction and for contacting me.

Added by cstreip on Aug 02, 2015 5:08 PM

RE: james lynch
You can get in touch with me and I will respond.

Added by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2015 7:17 PM

RE: james lynch
I'd like to be in touch, but do not want my email address on a public site.

Did I miss your e-address on the site?

All the best now, cousin.

Added by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2015 7:10 PM

james lynch
My grandfather was James A Lynch, son of John and Margaret. He died in 1962 in Chicago. He and my grandfather had one child, my father, James E Lynch.

As a girl, I knew Aunt Lucy, Aunt Marguerite and Aunt Edna. As a young woman I came to know Aunt Florence.

As a small girl, I was close to the Donahue family as Pat and my father were close cousins. Over the years I had some contact with the Lipperts, including hosting their son, my cousin removed, for Thanksgiving when he was a student at Northwestern University. My husband was a professor there at the time.

I am curious about our possible relationship.

Added by Anonymous on Jun 15, 2015 10:44 PM

Barbara Hoblit
RE: Catherine Stanton at Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA
Thank you very much!!

Added by Barbara Hoblit on May 26, 2015 6:25 AM

Peg & Lacey
RE: Barry Family at Holy Cross, Colma, CA
My Goodness Sabrina, thank you so much! I really appreciate you posting the photos to the other memorials and for also including the extra info. You really went over and above and I appreciate it. You're the best! Thanks for all your great work on this site :)

Added by Peg & Lacey on Apr 27, 2015 1:47 PM

RE: Mary Morton at Holy Cross, Colma, CA
thank you VERY much. this will greatly help me in my research. if there was anyway you could send me the death record and obit i would greatly appreciate it!


Added by baref on Apr 22, 2015 6:51 PM

Michael Delatour Schelter
Thank-you for all your trouble; I wish I could track down Alexander Delatour her husband.

Thanks again,

Michael Delatour Schelter

Added by Michael Delatour Schelter on Apr 20, 2015 5:37 PM

Kati McSweeney
RE: John & Margaret Dawson at Holy Cross Cemetery
SABRINA 27 MAR 2015: Hi Kati, I took a photo of the Dawson plot at Holy Cross Cemetery in Colma, CA. In the plot John and Margaret Dawson, along with their children Nora Dawson and Sarah Kehoe, and their grandchild Ethel Cronin are buried there. Nora and Ethel are not listed on the stone. So their memorial pages have the family plot for the photo, but no close up of the stone. -Sabrina

KATI 31 MAR 2015: Thank you so much for your invaluable help, Sabrina! I know for all the volunteers at Find-A-Grave, the work we do is for love of family and those that came before us. I've made the necessary corrections to the Dawsons' memorial pages with your assistance. Best wishes, Kati

Added by Kati McSweeney on Mar 31, 2015 9:43 AM

Mary Nelson-Colon
Alice Kelly grave
Hi Sabrina and thank you so much for trying to find her actual burial place. I would think they would have a record of where they buried her unless they just threw all those people into one grave and put a memorial over it! I will call them and be persistent since it is a relative I am inquiring about. I appreciate all your help and efforts in this matter. If I'm successful in getting an actual burial site, I will repost a photo request with that info. I am assuming the plot info (Plot: Sec CAL, Stat. 8, Area 37, Grave 7) that was placed on her memorial page was for the memorial site itself and not the grave?


Added by Mary Nelson-Colon on Mar 27, 2015 6:50 PM

Jennifer Rytting
RE: Robert McCullough
Many thanks, both for the reply and for volunteering!

Added by Jennifer Rytting on Mar 19, 2015 8:13 PM

Jennifer Rytting
Robert McCullough
I was thrilled to find the obit of Robert McCullough that you posted, as I think he might be the husband of Mary Conway McCullough, listed in the 1900 census in San Francisco as a widow with son Harold (age 7) and sisters Aggie (Agnes) and Emma Conway. Is this a line you are researching? If so, could be compare notes?

Added by Jennifer Rytting on Mar 15, 2015 6:28 PM

Lee Neilsen
thank you again for the photo of baby Melba
Chamberlin's headstone….I have searched for her mother Susan and nothing showed her being at Holy Cross…I kept thinking she had to be because the rest of her Sutton family is there. So in finding little baby Melba you have also found her mother for me! So very much appreciated!!!
Lee Neilsen

Added by Lee Neilsen on Feb 28, 2015 9:57 AM

Lee Neilsen
Sabrina thank you so much for the photo of the headstone for Melba Chamberlin. I just barely discovered her on I had no idea she even existed…poor little baby only one month old. Again, thank you so very much!!

Added by Lee Neilsen on Feb 28, 2015 9:52 AM

RE: Mary Rank at Holy Cross Cemetery
Thank you so much for this information! I had no ida about the two babies that had died.

It's kind of odd that I'm doing this research. This Mary had a daughter Mary, and then a granddaughter Mary Furlong. I lived in her house for a number of years when I was in San Francisco. It's ended up that this Mary, Mary McLaughlin Rank, has no living descendants that I can find. Of her five children the twins died young, and the two boys died before hitting their thirties. Her daughter, Mary Rank Furlong, did have one child. Mary Uriel Furlong lived an interesting life and was spoken of fondly by the neighbors we eventually shared. I'm going to see what I can do to connect up the family tonight!

Added by MarillaW on Feb 25, 2015 9:43 PM

Martin Jones, FAG 121375425
Hello Sabrina, Thank you for creating the memorial for Martin Jones, Find A Grave 121375425. He served in the Civil War in the 134th NY Volunteer Infantry. I had an ancestor who served in the unit; I do research on it and have created a Virtual Cemetery for it, 381 names and counting.

I have verified through his civil war pension information that this is the Martin Jones who served in the 134th. The date and place of death match your Find A Grave information.

Please add the following to the “Bio” section of his memorial:

134th NY Volunteer Infantry, Cos. G & D

(1) “JONES, MARTIN.—Age, 21 years. Enrolled, August 13, 1862, at Sharon, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. G, August IS, 1862; promoted sergeant, September 2, 1862; first sergeant, May 1, 1863; wounded in action, at Gettysburg, Pa., July, 1S63; mustered in as first lieutenant, Co. D, January 9, 1865; mustered out with company, June 10, 1865, near Bladensburg, Md.
Commissioned, not mustered, first lieutenant, November 30, 1864, with rank from same date, vice J. W. Burkart discharged; recommissioned first lieutenant, February 28, 1865, with rank from December 1, 1864, vice C. W. Taylor promoted; captain, not mustered, June 22, 1865, with rank from June 1, 1865, vice G. W. Bishop, not mustered.”

(1) Report of the Adjutant-General, One Hundred and Thirty-Fourth Infantry, Page 666

Thanks again for creating his memorial.

Paul Turner, Find A Grave Member 48125792

Added by pjt on Feb 15, 2015 9:23 AM


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