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Cecilia (#46619721)
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Bio Photo That's me in my Kindergarten picture in 1954.

I live in the high desert of San Bernardino County, CA and am married. I have two adult children, Annalisa and Keith and only one grandchild, my daughter's son, Mark Jr. I'd sure like more...hint, hint Keith...

I've always been interested in the past. I bought my first antique, a little china dog, when I was about 11.

In 1977, I started doing genealogical research. I acquired quite a bit of info before putting it aside and going to work. (My children were then in school) My research was relegated to trunk in the garage for about 27 years.

I had to stop work due to back problems in 2006. I started the research again to keep my mind agile and active. It's hard because I can only sit for 5-10 minute intervals before having to lay down. I do have the help (or is it hinderance?) of my keyboard-hopping, monitor-obscuring cat, Oreo.

During my research, I've found an illegitimate half-brother I never knew existed, (who was abandoned by his teenage mother) my grandmother's 3 million dollar inheritance that she and her second husband squandered, a conspiracy to defraud my grandfather's estate in exchange for ownership of a house, an elopement with the stable boy, the suicide of my uncle, who played trumpet in Phil Harris's band in Los Angeles in the 1930's, a kidnapping and my 4th great grandfather, who owned a tavern in Philadelphia in 1776, where it is said that part of the Declaration of Independence was written. The stories that are uncovered in genealogical research are truly amazing!

My goal is to complete an Obenland family tree tying all members in the United States together, plus their ancestors in Germany. At the same time, I'm building memorials here on Find A Grave.

Anyone out there having info on any Obenlands, (or families derived from Obenlands) please email me. And if you have pictures, all the better!!!!

I'm also looking for info on other lines in my family, such as Huston (from Maysville, KY), Bachmann (from Franklin County, IN), Lee (from New Jersey and Pennsylvania) and last, but not least, Malarkey. (also spelled Malarky, Mullarkey, etc) from Girardville, PA and Ireland.)

PICTURES: If you would like to use any pictures, etc. that I have added to Find A Grave, you MUST also include the caption. Please do not remove it! If the item doesn't have a caption, please do not copy it. I have spent many years and lots of money to acquire what I have put on this site. (Not to mention the effort it has taken.) Others have also contributed and I have credited them as I would like to be credited.

The rule is: Caption - Yes; No Caption - NO.

Thank you.
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Romper90069
RE: Oscar and Helen Slinack Photos
They are in the Great Mausoleum. It is only open to family and strict no photos policy. Also it can only be accessed through a security guard and they have cameras all over. This is the same Mausoleum that Michael Jackson is in. James
Added by Romper90069 on Jul 12, 2016 10:12 PM
Romper90069
RE: Oscar and Helen Slinack Photos
They are in the Mausoleum which only family can get into. Michael Jackson is in this building and they have cameras and a no photos allowed in the building. James
Added by Romper90069 on Jul 06, 2016 2:52 PM
Rich D.
Eglington Cemetery in NJ
Hi Cecilia, not sure if you noticed, I was able to find William Sauer and Howard Brickel in Eglington Cemetery, but was unable to find their wife, Catherine Sauer. She was also not listed in a book of Eglington Cemetery burials that I found at the Gloucester County Historical Society. You might want to call the cemetery office to confirm she is buried in Eglington. Rich.
Added by Rich D. on Jun 06, 2016 12:32 PM
Carol
RE: WHOOPS!
Permission granted for use of the Union cemetery photo. With the credits as you specified. Thank you for asking and the credit is nicely done. No surname required.
Added by Carol on Jun 02, 2016 9:21 AM
Linda Claxton
RE: Hubbarts again
You're very welcome. =]
Added by Linda Claxton on May 27, 2016 1:02 PM
Stephanie [Johnson] Ingram
RE: Mary Ingham #73545088
Thanks for explaining that!! That's the first time in all my years on Find A Grave where I've seen that kind of an error. Sorry about your grandparents headstones.

Stephanie
Added by Stephanie [Johnson] Ingra... on Feb 01, 2016 3:05 PM
Stephanie [Johnson] Ingram
Mary Ingham #73545088
The headstone says "Inghan," not "Ingham."
Added by Stephanie [Johnson] Ingra... on Jan 31, 2016 10:59 AM
Joe Walker
Jane King your Arcadia Class of 67 Friend
Hi Cecilia..
I was updating some of my old records and wanted to thank you again for filling in the big blanks I had on Evelyn "Jane" King.

Hope your back is doing better!

Joe in Temple City
Added by Joe Walker on Jan 09, 2016 1:42 PM
Alan Fradkin
RE: Howard W. Stavers
I think I made a mistake sorry
Added by Alan Fradkin on Oct 20, 2015 11:51 AM
Alan Fradkin
Howard W. Stavers
I see you have posted his information. I want to know how far back do you know about him. I know he was a salesman in the early 20s then owned a gas station in the 30s, but in-between that, what do you know about him. This is a long shot but was he ever involved in a golf course in Los Angeles, 1926 known as Bellevue Public Golf Course, which has been gone a long time ago. Thank you for your help.
Added by Alan Fradkin on Oct 17, 2015 6:02 PM
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