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Terry Chaffee (#46946858)
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Bio Photo My family has been in San Buenaventura, Ventura Co., CA since 1861 when my GG Grandfather came out west from Madison Co., NY. He became the first mayor in 1866 after Ventura separated from Santa Barbara County and Ventura County was created. I have been doing genealogy of my family for a number of years. You can find my tree on, and Currently working on commorating veterans of the Civil War who were buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, Ventura, Calvary & Cieneguitas Cemeteries in Santa Barbara. I live in Carlsbad, San Diego County at present.
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Not Forgotten
RE: Henry Clay Fowler, my great grandfather
Hi Terry: Links have been made. Happy to do it!
Added by Not Forgotten on May 19, 2016 8:54 PM
Ron Rader
Angus Ross
I can transfer his memorial to you if you would want me to.
Added by Ron Rader on May 07, 2016 7:37 PM
Juelette Fadness
Ralph Robbins
Hi Terry, I made the changes you requested for Ralph Robbins. He is not a relative of mine. I transcribed that whole section of the cemetery and set up memorials for everyone. It was my summer project for 2012. Since you are his cousin, I would be happy to transfer his memorial to you. Let me know. Kind Regards, Juelette Fadness
Added by Juelette Fadness on May 04, 2016 11:49 PM
Gail KM
My apologies....
....I now realize there are two Butler's buried in Potter's Cemetery, with a listing for only one on the Santa Barbara Genealogical Society website.
You are correct, Sir!

Sincerely, Gail KM
Added by Gail KM on Apr 08, 2016 10:31 PM
Gail KM
Hi Terry....
....I believe the listing you have for BUTLER is an error. (Find A Grave #26102090). This headstone is for C.J. Butler who died at age 35 in 1893. I believe your listing is for J.J. Butler, who died in a different year. Could your J.J. Butler possibly be buried in Santa Barbara Cemetery?

Sincerely, Gail KM
Added by Gail KM on Apr 08, 2016 11:30 AM
RE: Emmaline Morris

OK, great, I am glad to know that you have the specific information through your family that Emmaline was in fact actually re-interred in town, because Werner and I were just going on assumptions with that fact.

I need to let you know that the listing in Cambria Cemetery that you mentioned in connection with Joseph, a Morris listing, with no first name and no dates, is one and the same burial listiing, as the cemetery listing for Mrs. B. F. Morris (which we have now tentatively identified as Emmaline). I can explain the details on how I know this if you are interested but I did want to let you know.


Added by Cashie on Feb 26, 2016 7:19 AM
Emmaline Morris
Hi Terry,

Thanks for the edits for the Mrs. B. F. Morris memorial in Cambria. Glad to hear from you and I am hoping that you might have some kind of knowledge or indication, or evidence that Emmaline was actually re-interred to Cambria?

My thinking on this at the moment is that I feel that I should reflect the cemetery record information for the actual name fields on the memorial, but to use the bio section to clarify things further in more detail.

Please let me know anything that would help confirm this. Thanks!

Added by Cashie on Feb 24, 2016 9:15 PM
Werner Howald
Hi Terry

Found you here, very good. It just took me a bit to figure it out. I noticed that you posted a charcoal drawing of Sarah Fowler. And it looks nice.

Added by Werner Howald on Feb 22, 2016 7:26 PM
nancy robison
Gurdin N Kenyon
I posted the cemetery photo you took on the 31st, for Gurdin, with flags flying. It looks great. Thanks to you and Alex, I am staying in contact with my GGGrandfather.
Thank you so much, Nancy
Added by nancy robison on Jun 02, 2015 4:03 PM
Tropico Gravers
Arnaiz / Arnaz
Hi Terry,

My point is, this isn't an isolated instance where the census taker wrote the name down differently once and that's the only time you see the name spelled differently. It is Arnaiz on the Forest Lawn records, the California Death Index, and their grave markers. For whatever reason, they wanted their name spelled that way. Maybe for some reason they wanted to differentiate themselves from the rest of the family, I don't know.

Maybe there was a bit of a snob factor and they wanted the name to sound more Spanish, like someone with a German name adding a "von" to the front of the name to sound aristocratic. But I don't know, I'm just speculating on that.
Added by Tropico Gravers on Mar 10, 2015 3:50 PM
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