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D. Dent (#48340162)
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Bio Photo I have always been history minded, interested in people, places and events of our past. Added to that is the fact that both my parents instilled in me a sense of family, often talking about specific family members and events that occurred in the past. It gave me the sense that I knew these people even if they were gone before I was born. The fact that my father was born in the late 1800's and I was born to him late in life, just added another dimension to all of this. Taking a drive with Dad through the old familiar territory of his childhood was an education in and of itself, listening to his remembrances of another time.

Most likely as a result of all this, I have always been fascinated with cemeteries and the various information inscripted on gravestones. When visiting a family cemetery, I would often wander around looking at many of the other graves. Or when visiting historical sites, cemeteries are always on my list. I remember a trip I took with my husband a few years back where we visited Arlington National Cemetery and spent the entire day walking the cemetery. We then went the next day to Gettysburg and walked some more, looking at grave after grave. My husband, though a good sport in all this, finally said, "Do you think you have seen enough graves for this weekend?" I had to laugh.

After discovering Find A Grave, I would spend a lot of time browsing the site looking for family members and just reading memorials left for other folks. After a couple years of doing this, I realized that it was time to "join up" and be useful in this regard. Even in the Bible, people were told to set stones and remember. I think we are all called to remember. This I my way of honoring those who went before.
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Hello! Mary Catherine Chatfield is my great great grand mother. Her son Ward is my
Great grandfather, and Richard is my
Grandfather (who is currently living). How are you related???
Added by Erin on Jan 21, 2016 9:55 PM
L Evans
Frank Beck # 153274569
i just wanted to share a photo of him & his wife on their wedding day.... I met with her on Friday and told her that you made a memorial and passed it over to us.... she is not ready to take it over, but will in time. Thanks for understanding our situation and Blessings for a Wonderful Thanksgiving,
L Evans
Added by L Evans on Nov 22, 2015 7:00 PM
L Evans
RE: Lt. Col Frank P. Buck
Thank you so very much for understanding :)
I am seeing his wife around Thanksgiving and will work with her to manage his memorial.
In Appreciation,
Added by L Evans on Nov 10, 2015 9:00 AM
Jennifer and Sue
RE: Annie Beatty Guy
Hi yes we are my great great grandmother was Bridget Irene Beatty Reilly she was Annie Beatty Guys sister. She went by Irene she had three Children my great grandmother Mildred Catherine Reilly Greb who married The famous boxer Harry Greb, Annie P Reilly who married Richard Ohl and Charles Reilly we can not find him yet. Mildred had one daughter Dorothy Greb Wohlfarth or Philip Wohlfarth who had my Harry. I would love any information if you would like to share information.

Your cousin
Jennifer my email is

Added by Jennifer and Sue on Sep 17, 2015 10:24 AM
Betty Jean Wolverton-Dwyer/George
Thank You~
Dear D. Dent,

Thank you for going out to Fruit Hill Cemetery and filling our request for the headstone for Joseph Hegarty Strong.

Many Blessings to you for your efforts to others unknown to you~

BJ and Families
Added by Betty Jean Wolverton-Dwye... on Sep 05, 2015 7:17 AM
Betty Jean Wolverton-Dwyer/George
Thank you so very much!
Dear D. Dent,

I have waited for someone to go to the Fruit Hill Cemetery and fill the family STRONG requests never knowing if anyone would do this work.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and soul for making all these requests with taking time in your busy world to accomplish this task.

God Bless you,

BJ Family Friends of Davies, Strong, Greene, Reid, Frampton, McMillen and more.

Added by Betty Jean Wolverton-Dwye... on Aug 28, 2015 2:55 PM
Betty Jean Wolverton-Dwyer/George
Thank You so much!
Dear D. Dent,

Thank you for going out to the Fruit Hill Cemetery and taking a photo of Charles and Susan Davies headstone. Their only Grandson is still living age 88 years and has never seen his Grandparents headstone or gravesite.

Sincerely - a heartfelt Thank You!

BJ friends of the Davies/Frampton/Strong/Greene/Reid families
Added by Betty Jean Wolverton-Dwye... on Aug 28, 2015 5:45 AM
Tom Schoening
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Hey Kiddo, processed You requests, let me know if there are any of the May's gang You would like me to transfer to You. Have had a number of exchanges with Bill Mays, he is a hoot !!!!!! Think this is great what You guys are doing.

Best Regards - Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Aug 25, 2015 6:01 PM
Dana Garrow
Effie Mays
Thank you so much for the wonderful photo of Effie's stone! Our family really appreciates your help in finding our family's resting spot! Thanks again! Blessings, Dana.
Added by Dana Garrow on Aug 20, 2015 8:55 AM
Susan Rudie
RE: The Maxwells
Glad I could help!!
Added by Susan Rudie on Jun 01, 2015 5:37 PM
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