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The Perplexed Historian (#46589271)
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Bio Photo Hello everyone, my name is David. After more than 10 years as just "David," I decided to change my public name, as I am a perplexed historian. I may go back to David, but for now I am enjoying the change. I am a professor of history and have always loved to research my family history, and to pay tribute to my lost loved ones. Find A Grave is a great way to keep your family history alive. Please check out the memorials for my three departed grandparents. Marian L. Seymour (1915-2001) My beloved grandmother meant the world to me and I am glad she has this tribute, and My two grandfathers Harold H. Seymour (1913-1997), and Raymond Dominic Stallone (1910-1993). Also check out the tribute to my Great Aunt because I made her a promise she would never be forgotten Pauline Burke (1922-2003).

2012, took from me one of my favorite people on the face of the earth, my Gretel. Gretel was the best friend of my Oma(grandmother). Gretel along with four other women constituted my favorite people on the face of the earth. I called them my hummingbirds as they fled their homes in Germany following World War II and created a friendship which formed a family. I thought of these women as superheroes and never thought I would lose one.

Gretel Dzierla (1927-2012).

Please visit the memorial of my good friend Marilyn:
Marilyn Borden (1932-2009).

Please leave me a message if you want to contact me, I no longer will give out my personal e-mail as they are never positive e-mails only complaints. I cannot help on famous memorials I have added, but if you feel you are a relative of mine or you have info I am lacking in one of my memorials, please feel free to leave a message.

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your site
I think you are a very interesting historian. I wish I could have known the Hummingbirds, Gretel and Pauline.

I will keep reading and enjoying your lists.

Thank you, David.

Added by rhia on Sep 27, 2015 7:16 PM
mike sweet
A P Anderson

Although not my relative I have a younger (in his 30's)picture of him I would post but it is full. If you want it let me know.

Added by mike sweet on Sep 19, 2015 12:49 PM
Karen & Bob
RE: Dorothy Hamlow 151579026
The transfer has been completed. Dorothy belongs with her family. Have a great day!
Added by Karen & Bob on Sep 04, 2015 11:11 AM
David & Barbara Truxal
St. Stanislaus Cemetery
Would you mind if I use the photo of the St. Stanislaus Cemetery for personal use in my family tree records, giving you photo credit of course. Your consideration in regards to my request is appreciated.

Thank You,
Fellow Graver
David Truxal
Added by David & Barbara Truxal on Aug 21, 2015 5:49 PM
Carol Blake
Parents' names
Do you happen to know the names of Alice's parents?
She may be a relation of mine.

Added by Carol Blake on Jul 28, 2015 12:55 PM
PJ Cooper
Elyse Knox Harmon
Her mother's maiden name was Hermine Sophie Muck b 16 Dec 1896 d 7 Sep 1980 after she received citizenship she chose the name Mira Knox Elyse brother Fred also chose the last name Knox the lady who was buried with Fredrick Kornbrath Sr was his second wife Elizabeth whose maiden name was Sidea
Added by PJ Cooper on Jul 24, 2015 3:04 PM
Susan Sizemore
cemetery photo
Hi David,
My Great Aunt Missouri Shepherd Colbert is buried at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park in Watsonville, CA. You have some photos of this cemetery and I'd like to ask permission to use them. I searched for the cemetery but could not find any public photos so would you mind if I used yours?
Added by Susan Sizemore on Jun 14, 2015 10:14 PM
Sandra Nokes
Charles Anderson 25835096
Oh my goodness! I haven't been on my page for a while and when I looked at my Dad's cousin Willard Stine Anderson and his Father Arthur F Anderson and saw someone connected all of their family on my page! What a blessing! Thank you for hooking them together! I've not found where Arthur F. Anderson's wife Blanch Helms is buried. They were in Alaska and he's buried in Washington. Someday I'll find her!
Thank you for connecting the dots! So much to look at!
Added by Sandra Nokes on Jun 09, 2015 11:43 PM
Velura Mae (Hulett) Knutson - # 145165581
Thank you for letting me know. Was the obituary printed in the Modesto Bee?
Added by personna on Apr 26, 2015 3:08 PM
David K. Anderson
RE: Esther Hall Crowell
Hello... I've submitted memorial edits for Esther Hall Crowell. She was my great-aunt -- her brother was my maternal grandfather, David F. Hall. As a child, I once visited Turlock Memorial Park with Aunt Esther and my grandmother, Jennie D.Hall. I remember them both telling me that I'd some day visit their own graves there... they were right.
Added by David K. Anderson on Apr 17, 2015 10:37 AM
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