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Melva "Jo" Wright (#47320354)
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Bio Photo I took over after my Aunt Geraldine Martinez passed. This is all new to me but I have become addicted in finding where my family members rest. No one should be forgotten.

I was born in Alexandria, Virginia and now resides in Florida.

I am researching, on my fathers side of the family, Rhodes, Walters, Wright & Brockman in Virginia. On my mothers side, Lytle, Channing, Hayden & Moore in Pennsylvania. And for my Grandchildren, Greene, Caudill. Hutchinson & Vallance's in Kentucky.

I have noticed that I am not the only one impatient with the tokens coming up and I end up with two. I found that if you click on the flowers it will take you to a link to delete the extra one. =)

I have also found a link to calculate birth dates, so when you only have a date of death & the headstone gives you their years it will give you the date of birth.

I have met the most wonderful people with Find-a-Grave. What a great family we have here. Thank you all for doing what you do.

Everyone has been so generous with their photos that I would like to reciprocate. You may use my photos in you family trees. All I ask is recognition from whom you got them.

Happy Hunting =)


"If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There might be some of them, perhaps,
You wouldn't want to know.

But, here's another question, which
Requires another view,
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of you?"
-Arkansas Parent-Teacher

Strangers in the Box
By Pamela A. Harazim

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where, when,
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be tossed away?
Make time to save your pictures,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
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Ancestor Searcher
RE: Darlene Babyak
Glad it was a clear photo. It is my pleasure to post them! Have a blessed day.
Added by Ancestor Searcher on Apr 22, 2016 9:47 AM
elizabeth woods
Delaney Pics
hey did you get those pics I emailed you. I was having trouble getting them to load to my email
Added by elizabeth woods on Apr 04, 2016 2:52 PM
elizabeth woods
Delaney Pics
hey I made it back up to the cemetery and took pics of what was left that could be read. send me your email and I will email them to you and see if these are any you needed
Added by elizabeth woods on Mar 30, 2016 10:06 AM
elizabeth woods
Delaney headstones
hi I just found the cowan-delaney cemetery where you have requested photos. I will try to go back up there and see what I can find. this cemetery is in very bad shape and a lot of stones are broken and sunk in the ground but I did see some Delaney headstones that I can make out the names
Added by elizabeth woods on Mar 16, 2016 7:17 PM
Lisa Garrett
RE: Memorial# 65561024
Not just me! I've seen the entries you have created and Joel is, well, just amazing. FindaGrave has been a great tool for finding information you just can't get anywhere else. I truly appreciate meeting my distant cousins and sharing family photos through this free site.

Added by Lisa Garrett on Feb 02, 2016 1:48 PM
Lisa Garrett
Memorial# 65561024
Hi Jo,

Just wanted to give you a heads up that I have requested deletion of this entry. I saw that you must have requested a photo and was told there is no marker. That's because this is a duplicate entry. If you look at Memorial# 96073976 you will see the infant that Barbara Pletcher died giving birth to. He (records show it was an unnamed boy) also died and both are buried together with the same tombstone. There was no second girl child. I've requested that this entry be deleted and just wanted to let you know in case you added this child into your genealogy records.

Added by Lisa Garrett on Feb 02, 2016 9:29 AM
Jeannette Ruddell
Dull and Ruddell families
Hi Melva I've noticed your name on several different memorials and wondered if you are related to them? My ex mother-in-law was Louise Dull Ruddell Keith. Also my father-in-law was William E Ruddell and his wife Myrtle Dexter Frost Ruddell. My ex husband was Bill M Ruddell he died in Washington state he was cremated and his ashes supposedly scattered on his mother's Louise Keith's grave site. If you had rather you can email me or I'm on Facebook Jeannette Walker Ruddell. Thank you
Added by Jeannette Ruddell on Feb 01, 2016 3:46 PM
Storres Myers
RE: Leland Bechdel

You are welcome. You may use the photo in your family tree. Milton, Northumberland CO, was his place of birth and he died November 19, 1967 in Centre County.--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Oct 03, 2015 2:21 PM
Delores (Rinehart)Turner
RE: June Buchs
Definately add to your family tree. That is why I do it. Do you want to take ownership too? Then you can add other infomation on relatives.
Added by Delores (Rinehart)Turner on Sep 24, 2015 6:25 PM
RE: Amy Webb
You are very welcome. I am sorry I couldn't find her for you.
Added by Alexis on Aug 15, 2015 7:28 AM
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