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Richard Blunk (#283)
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Bio Photo I am a 72 year old grandfather of 8 and great-grandfather of three. I'm a retired engineer after 34 years at The Boeing Company in St. Louis, MO. I got to travel around the world on my job and I loved it but you have to "hang it up" sooner or later. I'm also an amateur photographer having won a couple of ribbons in local competitions.One of my two main hobbies is genealogy. Find-a-grave gives me an opportunity to combine it with my love of photography. I'm most proud that my photo of JFK's grave is still there after all these years. I don't know the statistics but I'm guessing it must be one of the most looked at pictures on this website. At my age life is good. Thank you Lord. I appreciate it very much.PS: I load a lot of memorials. Unless it's my family or a very close friend I am eager to transfer them to persons close to them so feel free to request a transfer. I'm happy to do it.
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Amy/cdm
Edward C. Mason
I have entered an obit for Edward C. Mason, Find A Grave #57284713.
Added by Amy/cdm on May 19, 2016 1:53 PM
Bobbi King
83059303 Wilford W Burt
Dear Mr. Blunk,
I'm just curious how you knew Wilford Burt. This is a very nice photo; did you know him in his military years?
Thank you.
Bobbi King, Researcher for Wilford Burt and family
Added by Bobbi King on Feb 29, 2016 4:21 PM
Tom White
Martha Blunk Bottorff
Did you ever know this lady. Her Memorial number is 45571541. This lady was a caregiver to me and my siblings in Jackson MS in early 1950. I have often wondered what ever happened to her and was fortunate to find her here.
Tom White 214-632-2181
Added by Tom White on Jan 09, 2016 9:49 AM
Connie Dunton
Caroline Mary Hueston Blunk
Hello,
In going through my mothers things this week I found an old Bible with no name or markings in it, and an original newspaper obituary for Carrie Blunk. This piece of paper is from when she died in 1879!

The thing is, after much research, I cannot connect Carrie with anyone in my family. The Bible was printed in 1888, so I am pretty certain it was not Carrie's Bible. I don't know if it is a distant cousin that I have not found or a friend of one of my great great grandparents. Carrie lived in Indiana, and NONE of my family on either side lived in Indiana, the closest were in Missouri and Ohio.

I am not even sure where my mother obtained this Bible, I assumed it was from a grandparent, but it may not be.

If you have any insights I would love to hear them. My family tree on Ancestry is the Hatch Thompson Family Tree, my name is Connie Kirkman Dunton. Free free to explore my tree if it will help.

There is a Hueston that married my father's aunt, George Hueston, but there are no Caroline's in his tree either.

It's a mystery!
Thanks
Connie Dunton
Added by Connie Dunton on Sep 06, 2015 2:07 PM
FindingOurLott
Happy To Help In McKinney Area
I do indeed live near the McKinney Area, and I welcome the opportunity to help you find your family members' grave markers in the area. Feel free to send your requests to me, and they will receive my prompt attention.
Added by FindingOurLott on Aug 25, 2015 7:51 AM
Timothy Tumbrink
James R. McDonough, SLMPD
Sir, I regret my error in regards to the above memorial of James R. McDonough that is in Calvary Cemetery. Upon further investigation it was determined that the James R. McDonough in Calvary is / was too young to have been the 1St Chief of Police for the SLMPD.

Thank you for your patience.

Tim
Added by Timothy Tumbrink on May 02, 2013 4:14 PM
Timothy Tumbrink
McDonough
Thank you for your reply and the information that you provided. I don't know who wrote the "bio" for this man's memorial but I have since then found out through my research that this is the wrong person. Right name, but his bio should go to a different person who is buried in a different cemetery. May I use your picture until I can possible get one from the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department. I have made Debbie Walus aware of this.

TYVM

Tim
Added by Timothy Tumbrink on Apr 30, 2013 6:55 AM
Timothy Tumbrink
McDonough
Thank you for your reply and the information that you provided. I don't know who wrote the "bio" for this man's memorial but I have since then found out through my research that this is the wrong person. Right name, but his bio should go to a different person who is buried in a different cemetery. May I use your picture until I can possible get one from the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department. I have made Debbie Walus aware of this.

TYVM

Tim
Added by Timothy Tumbrink on Apr 30, 2013 6:55 AM
Sarge
Joseph Head Jr.
Hi Richard, I've added a photo for Joe Jr. If you send me photo requests for Howard, Martha, Joe Sr. ( has an interesting biography )Annie Wilkinson-Head, Manton Bradley Head, Joe Head III, Elizabeth Head-Fetter, Ferdinand Fetter Dorothy Councilman Head, and Helen Bradley Putnam I will be happy to add to those memorials also.
Added by Sarge on Feb 18, 2013 7:57 PM
Elaine R S
Carver @ St. Paul's in afton
Add a memorial for Cliff Jr's wife and I can add the pic. Also, there was a Mark Carver in the same spot, and I have a picture if you want to add.
Added by Elaine R S on Jan 06, 2013 4:18 PM
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