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Carol (#46859893)
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Thanks to a lady named Annette and the photo she placed on Find A Grave, I was able to break through a brick wall in my quest to document the family tree. Since then I've placed a number of requests. I am very grateful to the folks who took pictures and filled those requests.

I pretty much limit myself to taking pictures in the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio of San Francisco. It's an absolutely beautiful place with lawn that would make any gardener envious and with breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.

If there is anything I put up on this web site that needs correcting or that you would like me to remove, please let me know. If you would like me to transfer a memorial to you, please let me know. Be sure you are logged in and then use the edit tab. With the exception of my own family's memorials, I would be happy to make the transfer.

Through Find A Grave I've been privileged to come in contact with some really wonderful people. This is a team effort and it is amazing how this database has grown. It is fun, even though it can occasionally be awkward when I tell someone I take tombstone pictures. :-) There have been many kind e-mails and public messages. While it is always nice to get a pat on the back, that is not why I do it. I do it in the hopes that what I do might help others as much as the work of others has helped me. Over the years there have been a few disagreements, very few, and some questions. With an exchange of private e-mails disagreements get worked out and questions get answered. That is part of the teamwork. But I find public messages that are not polite to be uncalled for, particularly when there is no available option to respond. I was raised to believe that you praise in public and criticize in private. So, if we disagree about something, e-mail me. We will work it out.
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Rick Lambert
RE: Lewis Jay Leland # 62572666
Hi Carol - I can't see anything on the stone to indicate it is a cenotaph. That came from a note in the Benton County Cemetery Listings book. I magnified the photo and was able to read all of it. The actual dates are born: July 7, 1868, died: February 27, 1899. So the death dates on your memorial and the one created by Christa differ from the stone. The emblem at the top of the stone is Woodsmen of the World. The stone indicates he died in the Philippines. Hope this helps. Rick
Added by Rick Lambert on Apr 17, 2015 5:16 PM
Eileen
I attempted to e-mail you but it bounced
The William Kelly and mine are two different people, death dates are some two years apart.
Thanks, Eileen
Added by Eileen on Apr 14, 2015 9:28 AM
HWA
Ira E Randall # 101701273 and Elizabeth # 101701194
I would love to have them transferred to me. Thank you so much!
Added by HWA on Apr 13, 2015 10:35 AM
Steven M
RE: Florence Van Vliet # 24331441
Mistakes happen. Altough I do wonder why father and daughter are buried there, but the mother isn't.
Added by Steven M on Apr 05, 2015 5:30 PM
SLGMSD
RE: Gen Charles E Compton # 69171929
His obituaries published in 1909 have Charles Elmer Compton. So does a 2015 book, The West of Billy the Kid which has a photo of the general:

https://books.google.com/books?id=LdazBgAAQBAJ&pg=PA53&lpg=PA53&dq=Charles+Elmer+Compton&source=bl&ots=cNQLNRC-O6&sig=N6usWGhijcWTA1dAZo-yAfNnun8&hl=en&sa=X&ei=VMcUVfDuE5PjoASNkoHQDA&ved=0CDgQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=Charles%20Elmer%20Compton&f=false
Added by SLGMSD on Mar 26, 2015 9:04 PM
Sarah Pullen
RE: Martha Pullen # 95956793
Thanks. Yes...that would be great.
Added by Sarah Pullen on Mar 14, 2015 3:21 PM
Carol & David
John Rush
Thank you very much for your quick response to my photo request for John Rush. Thank you for the clear and wonderful photo. I am not sure why his stone lists Joe instead of John as his CA. death record and veteran record lists John. I am envious of the green grass in your picture as I live in Pennsylvania and we are getting hit with another snow storm today.
Added by Carol & David on Mar 05, 2015 12:35 PM
Andrew Daft
Raymond Campbell #3522404
Hello,
May I have your permission to use your photo from this memorial on my Ancestry.com family tree? Thanks!
Added by Andrew Daft on Mar 04, 2015 6:03 AM
NSchlesiger
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 3519897
Carol, thank you for your quick response. I suspected that if she were buried there, a Find A Grave record would have been created. I appreciate your feedback--I will keep hunting for this elusive relative!

Nancy
Added by NSchlesiger on Mar 01, 2015 1:44 PM
NSchlesiger
Find A Grave Memorial# 3519897
Hi Carol. Thank you for posting the photo of the marker for Colonel William Baehr from the San Francisco National Cemetery. His wife, Bridge Ann Gentleman, is my 2x great aunt. I have been unable to locate her marker or date of death. Do you know how I might find out if she may be buried at this same cemetery? I believe they still were married at the time of his death. Thank you.

Nancy Gentleman Schlesiger
Added by NSchlesiger on Mar 01, 2015 11:53 AM
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