|Neil Loftiss (#47136115)|
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Please feel free to copy and use any of my photos, for non-profit use. Credit would be nice, but that is up to you.|
I am a history buff, especially Memphis history. I have an interest in Memphis entrepreneurs, philanthropists and notorious citizens.
People often ask why I enjoy graving:
1. I love history. Beneath every headstone is a story, and someone worthy of remembering.
2. Cemeteries are rarely crowded.
3. Cemeteries never charge admission.
4. Cemeteries are generally nice, clean and well kept. Like a very nice walk in the park.
5. Genealogy should be free. I hope the stuff I post is helpful to others.
My favorite FindaGrave project was finding all the co-conspirators associated with the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Children's Home Society (1927-1950). Georgia Tann, the infamous "Baby Thief" and Black Market kidnapper, seller (and killer) of children was the head of one of the darkest parts of Memphis history. She, and her story are not ‘famous' according to Find-A-Grave, although she stole, sold, trafficked and caused the deaths of over 5,000 children. (More lives effected than Al Capone even thought about).
Mary Tyler Moore won an Emmy award for her portrayal of Tann in the television movie, "Stolen Babies," 1993.
• Georgia Tann
• Judge Camille Kelley Juvenile Court Judge who removed parental rights, and gave Georgia the papers needs to traffic children.
• Abe Waldauer Memphis City Attorney under Boss Crump who changed laws to keep the Home running. Also, Georgia Tann's personal attorney.
• Boss E. H. Crump The Political Clout, and Memphis Mayor.
• Ann Atwood Hollinsworth Lesbian lover and adopted daughter of Georgia Tann, and Part Time helper at the home.
I have recently retired and will be spending more time in the cemeteries around Memphis during the day. The picture includes Pepper, who adopted me in 2002. She Passed away December 27, 2013, and loved to join me graving too.
With the help of Margie Collins, we have tried to capture all burials at Stephensons Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. I grew up attending church there, and have lots of family at the cemetery. If you, or your family have connections with Stephenson Chapel, join our FaceBook group:
My current project is Forest Hill Cemetery-Midtown. I have been working on one section at a time. The sections complete at this time: A, AA A Ext, B,B Ext, C, D, 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,11,12,15,14,16,16A,19, 19B, 20, 25, 26, 31, 31 West, 31 East, 33A, 34A. If you are working there, let me add your sections to the list, so we don't duplicate efforts.
If you have info on anyone I have added, please let me know. If you are kin or friends to anyone, I will gladly transfer, on request. Happy Graving!
|Find A Grave Friends|
B Holland, Beatrice Bennet..., Brenda Powell, Carole McCaig, Carolyn Whitake..., Dale Schaefer, Gayle Holland, Kate Wheeless, Linda Wayman, Margie Collins, Mary & Kent, Patrick Whitney, Shirley Krampf, Southerngal
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|J.D. Jones||Mary Romelda Bishop McClintock|
Hello! I've just left an edit for my great aunt, Mary Romelda Bishop McClintock. The date of birth is wrong on her stone - her husband was so grief stricken, he gave the birthday of their daughter (Jan. 21) instead of Aunt Romelda's which was June 21. Thanks for the clarification. John D. Jones
|Lisa||James A Wingate|
Hi Neil, could you transfer James over to me as he is my 3x great uncle? Thanks Lisa Beggs
Added by Lisa on Oct 18, 2014 10:58 AM
|Jo Ann Kelly||Johnson memorials|
Thanks so much for transferring the Johnson's memorials to me. If you are familiar with the area, or happen to know of an older cemetery, in Lake Co., Tenn, located behind either Magnolia or Sunkist Beach, could you please let me know? My GG Grandparents are said to be buried there. I was not given the name and it may be only a few burials there.
I am honored to manage my GG Uncle and Aunt's memorial.
Jo Ann Kelly
|Jo Ann Kelly||William L. Johnson|
Could you please transfer William L. Johnson to me, if you are not a family member? he was my Grandmother's brother.
Jo Ann Kelly
|Kathye Hess Reinhart||Donald Michael Reinhart|
Thank you for your photos. May I request the transfer of my F-I-L to myself. Thanks for all you do on this site, I'm new & thrilled to find so much information. Thanks again,
|Debbie Shumaker||Thank You|
Thank you for making the changes to Carolyn Gardner Peterson Snider's memorial for me.
|nancy candella||photo request - Doty Yager|
I guess I need to give the names of the individuals involved - E.C. Barnes & Martha E. Barnes. - 3rd time is charm!
|nancy candella||PHOTO REQUEST|
Neil, thank you so very much for the photo. This means so much to me as this couple are my great grandparents that I have recently found. Your help is greatly appreciated and your time is appreciated so much.
|Laura Hastings-Brownstein||James Henry Horton Gravesite|
Thank you Neil, for posting this picture! I am the granddaughter of James Henry Horton. I was not yet one year old when he passed away, and my mother regaled us with stories about her dear father for as long as she graced this earth. She loved him so dearly. I had never seen his grave stone before, so I really appreciated this photo.
And as for the epitaph, Goodnite, darlin, my mother referred to this often and how he would say this and it was the last thing he said while on this earth.
This really means a lot to me. God bless you!
Laura Horton Hastings-Brownstein
|nancy candella||photo request - Doty Yager|
Neil, thank you so much for taking your time to check. I guess these things take longer than I thought. I do appreciate your attempt.
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