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John "J-Cat" Griffith (#46568383)
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Bio Photo Hello I'm John T. Griffith, born in Oceanside California, a Viet Nam War US Army MP Veteran and a former CHP Officer. In September 2002, I assisted the National Archives Center, Missouri, in replacing lost and destroyed US Army files. It was during that research project I discovered Find A Grave, wanted to be a part of it's concept and became a member. I have always had a passion for history and the people who have lived it. People in everyday life who through the needs and demands of their times shaped the world. I believe each day is a gift and the best part of any day is that day. I'm also a professional musician and have shared the stage with many named artists. In addition, I'm a vintage guitar expert have contributed, plus co-wrote for many vintage guitar books and articles in Vintage Guitar magazine about the subject. Plus a photographer, writer and historian, for the San Diego Reader. I will gladly transfer any of my bios to relatives or folks with a concerned interest. I, my wife Mary and our Dachshund "Timmy", reside in Vista, California. Thanks and best regards, John
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Judy Miller
RE: Hildy The Giraffe
I was my privilege to sponsor Hildy. She has the sweetest face. Yes, I'm an animal person. Can't resist them.
Added by Judy Miller on Oct 09, 2015 2:03 PM
Sharon Martin
Daniel William Cloud
Thank you for the transfer.

Added by Sharon Martin on Sep 13, 2015 9:29 PM
Margie Glenn
RE: Mel Street
Good morning John, Thank you for your assistance.
The picture of his Grave almost made me cry. I am NOT nuts, believe me.
I have so many un-answered questions in my head, as to where all of his family have vanished to?? I remember him on That Good Ole Nashville Music,I have loved him ever since then.
I have Googled his name, until they tell me I have been there so many days before.
I am friends with the Gentleman,who introduced him when his "Borrowed Angel" first came out.He has no clue as to what happened to Mel, they were friends, he feels like I do there was another ways out, rather than taking his life.
Thank you for your help, Margie
Added by Margie Glenn on Sep 07, 2015 12:33 PM
Obsessed Rooter
Mem # 5895168, Brig. Gen. James Nagle
Thank you for doing such good work. I wonder where you found the picture of James Nagle and if it is copyrited. I would like to add it to his profile in my computer. Some of my husband's cousins are descendants of the Nagle family and I have been tracing their roots for some time. This would be a great addition to their story.

Thank you,

Jackie Harrington
Added by Obsessed Rooter on Sep 05, 2015 11:26 AM
paula wilkinson leach
RE: Granville Foster Tucker info - - -
John, Thank you for updating. Granville is my 2nd Great Grandpa. I have been trying to trace him and suspected this was his headstone, but couldn't be sure until I found his daughter Nellie Jane's signature on the vets headstone application. I would love it if you would transfer his memorial to me. Thank you so very much, Paula Leach
Added by paula wilkinson leach on Aug 28, 2015 5:51 PM
Diane Pedersen
Blanna Jane Smith
Thank you for her headstone photo. I appreciate you taking time to do this for me.
Added by Diane Pedersen on Aug 27, 2015 8:11 PM
RE: Academy Award
You're welcome John, was a nice surprise to find your tribute to Academy Award. Thank you!

Added by Leanne on Aug 24, 2015 9:39 PM
Bev Brown
George Speck/Crum
John, thank you so much for the 'true' photo of my ancestor George Speck!
Added by Bev Brown on Aug 23, 2015 4:05 PM
James Stalcup
Thank you
Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed browsing through your virtual cemetery "Western and Indian favs". I have always been a western history buff and I learned and read about a lot of folks that I did not know existed. Hope that you continue to add to this virtual cemetery.
Added by James Stalcup on Aug 21, 2015 6:11 PM
Cora Eaton photo, San Marcos Cemetery
Thank you SO much for taking the pictures of Cora's marker and gravesite. It's greatly appreciated. And thanks for all you do for Findagrave.
Mary King
Added by mary on Aug 19, 2015 7:08 AM
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