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Kathy (McPhaul) Cather (#46821758)
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Bio Photo May 2011
Thank you again to all who continue to visit my angel momma and other memorials. Your thoughtfulness is always appreciated.

If you have time, this Memorial Day, please visit my step son's Fallen Battalion Brothers of the 3/25th Marines who lost their lives in Iraq in 2005. (Virtual Cemetery 10) My step son is being re-deployed this summer. Please keep him in your prayers.

May each of you be abundantly blessed!! XOXO


~~ Dear Ancestor ~~
Your tombstone stands among the rest, neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care; it is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist; You died, and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you: in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled one hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

--Author Unknown


1 Dec 2009: Posted a Memorial for my friend and well known Paralympian, RANDY SNOW. Please pay him a visit if you have the time and keep his family in your prayers. Thank you!!

June 17...Posted my mom's pics. They look AWSOME!!!..Unfortunately had to delete some of her paintings...:-(

June 8, 2009

Thank you so very much for taking so much time to share your insights with me. FindAGrave is a TRUE Godsend!!!! and it is people like you, who reach out to complete strangers, that make it that way!!

Currently researching ALL McPHAULs, CATHERs and FITZWILLIAMs (regardless of Ancestry, Line, Race, Religion, Etc. ) and their descendants. Would LOVE to hear from you!
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Jan Greiving
Thank you for posting John Poe and Grace Jenkins on Find A Grave. I only have family lore as sources for James W. Cather. Have you had any success with research verifying James W. Cather and his wife as the parents of James Cather born 1807 Pennsylvania? Thank you,
Added by Jan Greiving on May 22, 2016 3:16 PM
James Price

Please look at the page for Alexander Muszynski number 139176445. I posted a photo of his flight crew that may or may not include Your cousin. 2nd Lt Muszynski was the co-pilot of the "Naughty but "Nice B24 that was piloted by Price . I don't have much info on Al Muszynski after his March 31 1944 letter home from an airfield in Brazil. Since he died on April 17 I don't think he got 21 missions under his belt. Maybe he was teamed up with an experienced crew and it was his first.

His sister is still alive and only knew of the burial in Jefferson Barracks when I showed he the photos and crash report in 2014.

If you can direct me to any sources about the crash and crew please do so Thank you.
Added by David on May 16, 2016 6:46 AM
Claudia Allen
Beatrice Darling
Hi Kathy,

You have done an impressive amount of work for Find a Grave. Thank you for putting in the information for our Darling line.
I have a correction for Beatrice Darling. Her maiden name was Casey. Her parents were James Casey and Mary Morrisroe Casey. She was born in 1862 in Cloonaweema, County Mayo, Ireland and baptized as Bridget Casey. She changed her name to Beatrice when she came to America.
Thought you might be interested to know that my mother,(Beatrice's grand-daughter and Richard Darling Jr's niece), Beatrice Meyer, is buried with my father at Arlington National Cemetery.

Claudia Kellogg Allen
Added by Claudia Allen on May 11, 2016 10:40 AM
Verena Fehlmann Zeller
Hi Kathy,

I would like to talk about the information listed.

I think information is incorrect. I have her maid name as Felman. I would also like to know how you know where she was born. Any info you can provide would be great.

Thanks, Wendy
Added by Wendy on Mar 12, 2016 8:54 PM
Suzette West
Always remembefed
Kathy, I wanted you to know that I think of you and your mom often. I met you as a little girl through my sister Lynette Vines, your friend. I am her baby sister. You are in my prayers and I hope you are well. God bless
Added by Suzette West on Mar 03, 2016 1:15 PM
Just Plain Nosy
RE: Photos
You're welcome! And thank you! :)
Added by Just Plain Nosy on Feb 05, 2016 7:10 PM
RE: Leary/O'Leary

Thank you for responding. My father was born in New York, (Bronx) he always said that his father was born in New Jersey, but his marriage certificate states he (Grandpa) was born in Crawford County, Elk PA.

I am located in California and stuck, and have been for many years, on trying to find actual proof of his existence. I did two years ago actually find the first physical proof of him on his marriage cert that was a shock to me, that I actually found something with his name and signature. This helped a bit because there was not much clarity on what he use to call himself, some say Bill, others say William, and more say Frances, I actually have a copy of that marriage record and it clearly states William Patrick O'Leary.

I have never been able to track where he went, Chicago is what I heard, but have no proof. I also have stories from the Chisholm side that Bill Leary was a bootlegger in Meadville PA and was raided and possible put on a chain gang, but it is speculative, and it may be a generation off. Any information at all that you could pass on would be you have a family tree at Ancestry with him in it? I know you said youdon't have access to it right now, and mine is on hold as well, I can view, but not search, I have it on hold because I feel I have exhausted those resources until the 1950 census comes out OR someone else, like your self, can provide me with some tidbits or info that might start leading to more facts.

Thanks again for responding and please, lets keep this dialogue open as this has been quite the quest and every bit helps.
Added by S OLEARY on Jan 25, 2016 9:23 AM
A. Pascal Johnson
Cather line
Hello. I noticed you left a message to Andrea Cather Karas about a Jasper Joseph Cather married to Sarah Wolfe. I am a great great grandson of Harry F. Cather through Ethel Bernice, and I have been trying to do research on the Cathers. I, however, was not able to find much information for Harry's ancestors. I would greatly appreciate any info that you might have.
-Asher Pascal Johnson
Added by A. Pascal Johnson on Jan 11, 2016 12:17 PM
Brenda Custer Randall
McPhaul at Hillcrest Memorial
I recently contacted Hillcrest Memorial in Bossier Parish about all photo requests for this site on Find A Grave, only to be told that they now charge for "genealogical research". Since you are related, you should be able to get this information at no charge.

If you can provide the area plus row, I'll be happy to fulfill your photo request.

Added by Brenda Custer Randall on Dec 13, 2015 10:39 AM
Bettie Wilson
Granddaughter of Henry Clayton Miller
I, Bettie Ann Miller Wilson, joined to find out how to add my mother's name to the children of Henry Clayton and Lena Elizabeth Miller. Her name was Ludie Gertrude Miller, born August 15, 1951 and died January 13, 1996.
Added by Bettie Wilson on Oct 20, 2015 9:21 AM
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