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Jeanne Thomson (#47435319)
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Bio Photo When you've passed your Medicare Birthday, it's hard to tell a "short" story, especially about yourself.
I'm a Navy brat, so we were never from anywhere. We gave our grandparents address in Oklahoma as home. When asked what church we belonged to, it was Protestant chosen from Protestant, Catholic or Jewish. And our favorite hymn was the Navy one, "Eternal Father, Stong to Save".
My childhood goal was to have a cattle ranch with my Dad, but he stayed in the Service; and I went off to Oklahoma A&M to seek my own life partner, family & fortune.
My first husbands and I parted ways.
So, I perservered; moved East instead of West; and finally met that life partner with whom I've lived, loved and raised goats for over thirty years now.
When my parents died in 2007 after nearly 70 years together, my sister & I inherited boxes of the family memories. My goal with FindaGrave is to link & preserve their family lines, i.e. Junks & Buhrings for Dad and Gregorys & Morgans for Mom. Other surnames are In-Laws or Step-Families. Generally, we are related to all these folks by chance or by choice.
George Bernard Shaw was quoted to say, "If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance!" I have tried to do so in numerous cases :0)
Many thanks to all who have helped me.
If I can help anyone else along the way, it will be my pleasure. I have enjoyed my first years here. Hope others will too. JT

Every so often, an obituary moves my heart.
If you ever wonder why you need to remember those who have died, Roger Cohen wrote the sweetest Opinion in the New York Times, 8 April 2014. "From Death into Life" discusses his Uncle Bert Cohen who recently died at age 95. Mr.Cohen wrote, "Now he lives in me. The living are custodians of the souls of the dead, those stealthy migrants. Love bequeaths this responsibility."

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RE: Ada England vs Ada Frank
You are welcome. I have found numerous missing relatives simply by taking a photo of the lot and marking their place on the photo. Pays to pay attention. Red
Added by Red on Jun 07, 2014 6:52 PM
Mayes England
One more thing...on his page is a gps location. If you click on the link, you are directed almost three miles from the cemetery. I sent a SAC to have it removed and replaced with the correct plot number.

The contributor who originally added the Franks would have no way of knowing Ada had a different last name when she passed. Probably added while out graving. At that time, Mayes was still living and all the markers in the lot had Frank on them.

Added by Red on Jun 07, 2014 3:48 PM
RE: Ada England vs Ada Frank
The plot numbers are the same. In Ada England's obit, she married in 1965. Her first husband passed in 1963. They are buried in the family plot (Frank). If you will look at the lot photo for George Frank, you will see that left to right are Mayes England, Ada, and George. At the bottom right of the lot photo is the section and lot number. Mayes' space is 4, Ada 5, and George 6. Ada shares a stone with George.

The Franks on the other side of the marker in space 1 are Floyd Frank (father of George?) and space 2 is Rilla Norton who is Floyd's wife who remarried after he passed.

Does that clear it up? Red
Added by Red on Jun 07, 2014 3:37 PM
Loyal Limb
RE: William H Dancy Headstone Photo
I'm happy the picture turned out well and that I could help. You are most welcome.
Added by Loyal Limb on Jun 05, 2014 7:32 AM
Andrea Pyeatt Haines
RE: Photos of Mayes & Ada Beth/Aunt Betty England's Headstones
I will ask the staff of Memorial park when I go next, the headstones I do not find I usually have them locate with me just to be sure nothing is amiss.
Added by Andrea Pyeatt Haines on May 24, 2014 2:36 PM
Ed Rowe
RE: Major Lewis Moorhead
Hi Jeanne,

Thanks for the reply, the additional info and also for all you do on Find-a-Grave!

Added by Ed Rowe on May 19, 2014 10:22 AM
Ed Rowe
Major Lewis Moorhead
Hi Jeanne,
Can you please tell me which Confederate unit Major Lewis Moorhead (memorial 65679708) served in? His wife, Rebeccah Jane Smith, was the sister to one of my great-great-great grandmothers (Catherine Smith Hackett). Catherine's son, Whitaker W. Hackett of Hampton's Legion Mounted Infantry, was one of my great-great grandfathers and one of Ira Griffin Moorheads first cousins. I'm also trying to find out more infor about the Confederate service of Ira. On his memorial page (15054400) is stated that he was in the 22nd GA Infantry, but I haven't been able to find him listed in this or any other Confederate unit. Can you please share any of his Confederate service info that you may have with me? Thanks!
Ed Rowe
Added by Ed Rowe on May 08, 2014 3:52 PM
Margaret G. Burriss
I'm afraid there is no tombstone for her. I haven't dug out my 7-volume Burriss Genealogy (1990) to see what Maude Burriss Johnston and the Burriss Genealogy Committee gave as her birth and death dates. There's so much material in it, over 900 pages, that it's not easy to search. I understand that Maude Johnston did most of the earlier family research, correspondence, and preserving of the reunion minutes, etc. But the committee included: Chairman, Edward F. Hillhouse, Charles Welborn, Miss Susie Burriss, Charles Welborn, Jr. Esq., Miss Annie Frances Blackman, Mrs maude Burriss johnston, Mrs. Olin McGill, James F. McCurry, and Mrs. Clifford G. Burriss, Jr.
Added by Ray on May 05, 2014 5:56 PM
Dale E. Caplin
Greg Dancy
Greg was my friend. Entry on father done!! Regards, Dale.
Added by Dale E. Caplin on Apr 05, 2014 11:16 PM
Jim & Judy Harlan
Henry Harrison Hobbs
The cemetery database shows that Henry does NOT have a grave marker. It does not show a burial for Ella/Ellie Mae Hobbs or Matthews. My wife and I searched the entire block (and nearby portions of the adjacent blocks as well) where Henry is buried and were able to confirm that there was no headstone present. We did however find a headstone with the inscription."Bessie Huffman - Wife of H.H. Hobbs". Bessie has a Find A Grave memorial (# 35075105). Both are buried in the Cedar Hill section, Block 146; Henry is in Lot 2, Space 5, and Bessie in in Lot 3, space 1. You can view the Abilene Cemetery records on-line at:
I am going to report a problem with Henry's request. Hope this info is helpful to you.
Added by Jim & Judy Harlan on Dec 20, 2013 1:38 PM
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