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Lester Letson (#46627920)
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Bio Photo Born and raised in Fresno, California of Alabama born parents, got into Genealogy in 1997 when I could not figure out what else to do with this computer on-line. I have built up quite a lot of pictures of old shots of Clay County and Jefferson County Alabama. I have visited most of the cemeteries of my ancestors and my Wife's ancestors in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. A Self-proclaimed Historian with a California Historical society (E Clampus Vitus), I am visiting places of historical interest and with my trusty Dimage , Vivitar and Olympus digital cameras have been taking pictures of headstones at whatever cemeteries we may visit and Historical Monuments in our travels in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Washington. In Fresno, I have added the 1919 biographies of early Fresno residents from the Paul E Vandor book titled "The History of Fresno County" to as many listings as I could. If you have something you would like to have added to a Bio, just drop me a line.

I follow FindaGrave rules and usually transfer close relatives within 30 days. You can complain to the FindaGrave administrators if you want, but you will likely find they too have little patience for impatient people.
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Lynn Simon
Harry Hamling
Thank you for accepting the link/edit for Harry Hamling. So glad you added a memorial on Find A Grave because I never would have found him other wise. You have allowed the family to be complete!
Added by Lynn Simon on Aug 18, 2014 2:07 PM
Time_angel
Find A Grave Correction: Mary Thorne
Thank You Lester, How did you find her?
Added by Time_angel on Aug 12, 2014 12:54 PM
dar
Kondo Family~
Thank you for the beautiful photo of the Kondo Family plot.
Enjoy your summer graving...
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Added by dar on Aug 07, 2014 7:18 PM
Pauline verdugo
Thank You
I would like to thank you for putting up a couple of pictures my mom's grave site. They look beautiful. It took years for me to look up my mom names and when I did and seen her memorial and the pictures you took time to put up it touch my heart. I had no ideal there was even this site.
THANK YOU
Pauline verdugo
Added by Pauline verdugo on Aug 06, 2014 8:29 AM
Tanya Bonstein Johnson
John Franklin Payne Headstone
Thank you so much for the picture of his headstone in Mountain View Cemetery. He is my great-grandfather on my mother's side. We have been looking for him for many years. He was murdered but no one seemed to know when... The Bee paper gave us his death date a few minutes ago and are doing research for us now....So excited. You will never know what you have done for my family......
Thank you so very much.

Tanya Bonstein Johnson
Added by Tanya Bonstein Johnson on Jul 24, 2014 6:10 PM
Nancy/catsaver
RE: Eva M. Henry request
That's fine, no problem, thanks for letting me know.
I got Violet's gravesite all figured out this morning. The office lady misinformed me that no one else was buried in her lot. I went there & checked the names in the last lot of blk 5 then back to the office's books & sure enough it was lot 129. She's between 2 men.
Plan to finish St. Peters today, missed one stone because it had "Angel Fernandez", no Acosta. Luckily I had taken a photo of the site & checked the names on stones against the burial records & found "Angel Fernandez Acosta" in G-18-6 with Luz Soto, 1941-2003.
I'm 99% positive that Bertha Acosta has a son, Guadalupe Acosta buried next to her. I did quite a bit of research on them last night. Are you interested in him too? If so, I'll send it to you.
Well, I've rambled on enough for now. Until later, Lester.
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Jul 18, 2014 3:24 AM
Nancy/catsaver
Eva M. Henry
I've been working on the Aggers family & got Eva's headstone photo today with the others. Would you be willing to place a request for me to provide the picture?
Thanks for any help, as always!
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Jul 17, 2014 3:01 PM
Russell Alan Babcock
Jack MASON #32499039.
This is a copy of original message I send to Teresa D. the person who is now maintaining the memorial you originally created.

This listed Jack Mason; b. 1922 can not be a son of Melvin E. Mason; b. 1931(age), & second he only had 3 children, Gayle; b. 1951, Melvin L.; b. 1953 and Carol; b. 1954. Please correct the relationship.

2nd cousin to Jack.
Russell A. BABCOCK
Added by Russell Alan Babcock on Jul 13, 2014 11:09 AM
Phyllis (Porter) Zegers
RE: John Baller at OSH memorial
No, please don't delete any of your pics. They're great! I think you're the first to post any of the circles to Find A Grave. I was just heading out do take some pics of some of the circles, but I didn't want to duplicate efforts if you were going to do lots more. Thanks.
Phyllis
Added by Phyllis (Porter) Zegers on Jul 13, 2014 8:14 AM
Phyllis (Porter) Zegers
John Baller at OSH memorial
Lester,
I see you posted a picture of the circle for John Baller from the OSH memorial wall. Was that done just for John Baller or did you have plans to take pics of other names on the wall?
Phyllis
Added by Phyllis (Porter) Zegers on Jul 12, 2014 12:40 PM
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