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Phil (#48074819)
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Bio Photo Feel free to copy any photographs I have added. If you need help in the Atlanta area, let me know. I may be able to help.

I will be happy to transfer any pages I manage that are not closely related to me.

Mostly I volunteer in Westview Cemetery in Atlanta. If you have a request there, please call the cemetery office and find out the section and lot numbers and whether there is actually a marker. I will be happy to try and find the marker/memorial and photograph it along with any related family nearby.

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RE: Annie Brooke in Westview Cemetery
Yes, she was buried at Westview. Please upload the photo to her memorial (146455627). Thanks so much!
Added by KBStewart-Family on Aug 12, 2015 8:02 AM
C. Carter
Morris Carey
Thanks so much for the grave photos, Phil!

Added by C. Carter on Aug 11, 2015 3:40 PM
Thank you very much for the transfer of the Shelton memorials (plus one Nelms) at Westview! They have all been expanded with content and linked together.
Added by Oscar on Aug 07, 2015 1:00 PM
RE: Robert Gill correction
Wow! Thanks for the information on Louise. I hadn't had time yet to pursue any further information about her, so I appreciate you sharing what you found.
Added by pmtchll on Aug 05, 2015 11:57 AM
RE: Robert Gill correction
Hi Phil -

Thank you for the feedback on the correction I've suggested. Sometimes I think it would be good if Find A Grave required sourcing for the facts people put in or want to change.

Olive McCormick is the half-sister of my gg grandfather. I am not otherwise related to the Gills, except for Olive's connection. On her tombstone (Find A Grave memorial #114949892), she is Olive McCormick, and then it lists her two husbands, one of which is N B Gill. They don't appear in any census together because of the timing of the marriage (after 1900) and her death (1907). It would be helpful if I could go to Louisiana and look in the courthouses for a marriage record or to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, where I know there are hard-copy books of transcribed marriage records.

Here is how I came to the conclusion that Olive is the mother of Robert (b.1902)and Louise (b.1904).

In the 1880 census Napoleon is listed with wife Lizzie and 1 daughter Eva, age 0.

In 1900 he appears with children Mary, Nina, William W, and Lizzie, and no wife. His marital status is indexed as married, but the actual census is hard to read, and could be a W for widowed. We know from her tombstone that Lizzie died in 1898.

In the 1910 census, he is widowed, and has the same older children plus Robert and Louise. If Edna is Robert and Louise's mother, as well as of the children who appear in the 1920 census, then Napoleon would be married to her in 1910, not a widower.

Skipping forward to 1920, he appears with wife Edna, children Robert and Olive L (right age to be the aforementioned Louise), who were teenagers, and 4 other children, age 0 to 7.

In the 1930 census, Edna is a widow; states that her age at her first marriage was 33, which would make the marriage date 1911.

So there has to be another wife who is the mother of Robert and Louise. Since Olive's tombstone states that she was the wife of N B Gill, she is the one. And the timing is right, based on the documentation we do have of her - she was a widow in the 1900 census, and died in 1907.

I hope this explanation is not too complicated, and that you can follow my logic. If you feel a discussion is in order, please feel free to call me.

Phyllis Mitchell

Added by pmtchll on Aug 02, 2015 7:16 PM
Daniel Hoffmann
RE: Correction on Grace Vollmer
Phil, The Gastorf family is from my mother's side. It is safe to say that all Gastorf's in St. Louis were related. Ernst (or Ernest) had three wives. The first was Josephine Libber, who died in 1981. Josephine and Ernst had one child, Agnes. Ernst next married Bertha Camp, who brought three children to the family from her previous marriage to George Werner. Before Bertha died on 23 Oct 1895, she and Ernst had two children, Grace and Monica. Ernst married Helen Carlson in 1896, and I have no record of any children born to Helen. The census records even show children born to Bertha and George Werner as children of Helen and Ernst.This took me a while to figure out, but I knew something was wrong with the census records since Agnes and George (who was listed as a Gastorf, not a Werner) were born within two months of each other.
Added by Daniel Hoffmann on Aug 01, 2015 7:24 PM
Abigail Banks Dennison
Every one of them were mine. I was thrilled to get them. Thank you again.
Abigail Banks Dennison
Added by Abigail Banks Dennison on Jul 31, 2015 11:43 PM
Abigail Banks Dennison
That's amazing! Florida Abigail Wilkerson 1842 - 1915 was my g-grandmother. How did you find my name? Probably from flowers I've left. I enjoy FindAGrave quite a bit.
Abigail Banks Dennison
Added by Abigail Banks Dennison on Jul 26, 2015 3:26 PM
Abigail Banks Dennison
Transfers of Wilkersons
Thank you so very much for the Wilkerson transfers of Westview Cem., Atlanta, Ga. Most kind of you.
Abigail Banks Dennison
Added by Abigail Banks Dennison on Jul 26, 2015 1:22 PM
RE: Summers at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta

Hi Phil:

Thanks for the headstone picture. I have added the other two memorials for the Summer's headstone. You can upload your pics now. Thanks for being patient with me.

Kristy Summer Cotone
Added by Kristy on Jun 27, 2015 2:33 PM
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