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Johnston Hurst Shannon (#47975890)
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Bio Photo Hello fellow seekers of family history.
I have been tracing the journey of my ancestors across the United States from Virginia and North Carolina to Claiborne and Greene County, Tennessee; Breathitt County, Kentucky; Harrison County, Indiana; Edgar and Clark Counties, Illinois; Woodbury County, Iowa; and Union County, South Dakota. In 1941 my grandmother moved to California with her three daughters.
Family names that I am following are Johnston and Fretz, in Ontario, Canada; and La Croix and Briere in Quebec, Canada; and the Hurst and Shannon family lines that lead back to Virginia and North Carolina. Names connected by marriage to the Hurst and Shannon lines include Boyer, Lindsay, Derr, Dunn, Ward, Small, Smith, McKinney and Keyser.
My interest in Find A Grave began in 2012 with my discovery of memorial pages for my great grandparents created by contributor Chris Mills.
Chris Mills had posted hundreds of thousands of records for burials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA. Less than a week after these memorials were created I found my paternal great grandparents through an online search. So I am very grateful to Chris Mills for his extensive work, and he was my first find a grave friend.
Other contributors I have designated as friends have created memorials for ancestors whose grave locations I could not have found easily otherwise, who appear to have ancestors in common, or who have been working in cemeteries or in communities where I am seeking information. Thanks to all who work to shed more light on these family histories.

That's what I think others might want to know, if there is any other question or comment, please leave a message on my page or use the edit link on a memorial I have created to send a private message. -JHS

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
-often attributed to Plato but certainly a quote of Ian MacLaren (Rev. John Watson)

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B Lambird
Paulina Paine
Thank you for taking the picture of her headstone. She is my great aunt.

Added by B Lambird on Sep 01, 2014 12:50 PM
B Lambird
Harold Paine headstone
Thank you for taking the picture of Harold Paine's headstone.
Added by B Lambird on Sep 01, 2014 12:47 PM
Stephanie Carpenter
You Are An Angel
Thank you for the photo of Ernest's headstone. To see him resting there, thousands of miles away makes us feel like we are right there with him. A photo makes all the difference. Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to do this wonderful volunteer work.

Cincinnati, OH
Added by Stephanie Carpenter on Aug 13, 2014 6:40 AM
Deborah Black Phenix
Ralph Pyle
Many thanks for the excellent photo of his memorial. It is greatly appreciated! Deborah Phenix
Added by Deborah Black Phenix on Aug 11, 2014 8:43 AM
Thank You!!
Thanks so much, Johnston, for the photos of Aileen and Felix Cosgrove's tombstones. They've been a family mystery for ages, and it's wonderful to have found, at least, their final resting places. Thank you, again.
Added by sjhw on Aug 11, 2014 8:14 AM
Pam Wiedemann
Johnston. Thanks for volunteering your time to take my photo requests! Pam
Added by Pam Wiedemann on Jul 07, 2014 7:07 AM
Sherry Saites
RE: Huber Saites marker
That's so kind of you. A view toward the bay would be so nice and much appreciated. Thank you agin for your time and kindness.
Added by Sherry Saites on Jul 06, 2014 9:12 PM
James Odland
Bernard Nelson Sr.

Thank you for photographing and adding Bernard' grave marker onto his memorial page.

Added by James Odland on Jul 06, 2014 4:01 PM
Chris Strautnieks
June Wray
Thank you so much for taking the time to record this picture. Your time and effort are greatly appreciated!

~ Chris
Added by Chris Strautnieks on Jul 05, 2014 11:41 AM
William Londrigan
Thanks so much for taking and posting a nice photo of his stone .
Added by Sabina on Jul 05, 2014 8:33 AM
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