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Cecilia (#46619721)
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Bio Photo That's me in my Kindergarten picture in 1954.

I live in the high desert of San Bernardino County, CA and am married. I have two adult children, Annalisa and Keith and only one grandchild, my daughter's son, Mark Jr. I'd sure like more...hint, hint Keith...

I've always been interested in the past. I bought my first antique, a little china dog, when I was about 11.

In 1977, I started doing genealogical research. I acquired quite a bit of info before putting it aside and going to work. (My children were then in school) My research was relegated to trunk in the garage for about 27 years.

I had to stop work due to back problems in 2006. I started the research again to keep my mind agile and active. It's hard because I can only sit for 5-10 minute intervals before having to lay down. I do have the help (or is it hinderance?) of my keyboard-hopping, monitor-obscuring cat, Oreo.

During my research, I've found an illegitimate half-brother I never knew existed, (who was abandoned by his teenage mother) my grandmother's 3 million dollar inheritance that she and her second husband squandered, a conspiracy to defraud my grandfather's estate in exchange for ownership of a house, an elopement with the stable boy, the suicide of my uncle, who played trumpet in Phil Harris's band in Los Angeles in the 1930's and my 4th great grandfather, who owned a tavern in Philadelphia where it is said that part of the Declaration of Independence was written. The stories that are uncovered in genealogical research are truly amazing!

My goal is to complete an Obenland family tree tying all members in the United States together, plus their ancestors in Germany. At the same time, I'm building memorials here on Find A Grave.

Anyone out there having info on any Obenlands, (or families derived from Obenlands) please email me. And if you have pictures, all the better!!!!

I'm also looking for info on other lines in my family, such as Huston (from Maysville, KY), Bachmann (from Franklin County, IN), Lee (from New Jersey and Pennsylvania) and last, but not least, Malarkey. (also spelled Malarky, Mullarkey, etc) from Girardville, PA and Ireland.)
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Stephanie [Johnson] Ingram
RE: Mary Ingham #73545088
Thanks for explaining that!! That's the first time in all my years on Find A Grave where I've seen that kind of an error. Sorry about your grandparents headstones.

Added by Stephanie [Johnson] Ingra... on Feb 01, 2016 3:05 PM
Stephanie [Johnson] Ingram
Mary Ingham #73545088
The headstone says "Inghan," not "Ingham."
Added by Stephanie [Johnson] Ingra... on Jan 31, 2016 10:59 AM
Joe Walker
Jane King your Arcadia Class of 67 Friend
Hi Cecilia..
I was updating some of my old records and wanted to thank you again for filling in the big blanks I had on Evelyn "Jane" King.

Hope your back is doing better!

Joe in Temple City
Added by Joe Walker on Jan 09, 2016 1:42 PM
Alan Fradkin
RE: Howard W. Stavers
I think I made a mistake sorry
Added by Alan Fradkin on Oct 20, 2015 11:51 AM
Alan Fradkin
Howard W. Stavers
I see you have posted his information. I want to know how far back do you know about him. I know he was a salesman in the early 20s then owned a gas station in the 30s, but in-between that, what do you know about him. This is a long shot but was he ever involved in a golf course in Los Angeles, 1926 known as Bellevue Public Golf Course, which has been gone a long time ago. Thank you for your help.
Added by Alan Fradkin on Oct 17, 2015 6:02 PM
Hi Cecelia,
Have transferred Shirley's memorial to you, Neal's as well, and deleted the extra Martha one. Let me know if you want any of the other Brown memorials. Happy to transfer them.
Added by Pamela on Oct 02, 2015 9:01 AM
Martha Brown
Sorry about the duplicate memorial, you're welcome to the picture if you'd like.
Added by Pamela on Sep 30, 2015 11:28 AM
Steven M
RE: Alfred Obenland
My apologies. The cemetery he was listed in and Hooglede were recently merged.
Added by Steven M on Sep 10, 2015 3:57 PM
Memorial #29497648 Jacob Keen
Memorial #29497648 Jacob Keen
Jacob Keen
b. 1/11/1818
d. 11/11/1890

Spouse listed as Anna Maria Deininger Keen

Q. Since Jacob KEEN is listed as child of George and Salome KUHN, why is the parents' surname different from Jacob Keen's? Please provide record source for this info.

Added by Sandra on Sep 10, 2015 12:39 AM
Carol & Pete
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Added by Carol & Pete on Sep 02, 2015 11:47 AM
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