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Carol (#46859893)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 23 days
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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. With an exchange of private e-mails disagreements usually get worked out. That is part of the teamwork. But I find public messages that are not polite to be uncalled for. I was raised to believe that you praise in public and criticize in private.
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Messages left for Carol (131)[Leave Message]
RE: Charles Ennis Smalley # 100477958
Hi Carol,

Thank you for the this message. Happy to help!


Added by Tulsa90 on Feb 05, 2016 1:09 PM
Beverly Jo
RE: Henry Lawrence Edwards 3525883
Thanks for trying, Carol! It was wonderful of you to make the effort.
Beverly Jo
Added by Beverly Jo on Feb 03, 2016 4:49 PM
Beverly Jo
RE: Henry Lawrence Edwards 3525883
I understand - and falls can be serious. I have a cousin who is driving from Spokane to Anaconda this summer and offered to look for graves along the way. It's also possible Gloria is in Butte, where she died. There just isn't any record.
So please don't slide down any hills on my behalf!
And thanks for the link to the military grave locator - it will come in handy for several other relatives.

Thanks again!
Added by Beverly Jo on Feb 02, 2016 4:42 PM
Beverly Jo
Henry Lawrence Edwards 3525883
Hi Carol, you posted a picture for Henry Edwards, for his grave at SF Natl Cemetery - Section DE Site 391-AA.

I'm trying to find the burial for Henry's wife - my 1st cousin, once removed - Gloria Jane Senz. She died in Butte, MT on 24 Feb 2003. I can't find a grave there, and was wondering if she was brought to SF to join her husband. Is there any (easy) way for you to check, the next time you are at this cemetery? A good way for me to check via email, a website, or phone call?

I now live in Florida so it's a bit too far...

Thanks so much for all your hard work!
Beverly Jo
Added by Beverly Jo on Feb 02, 2016 2:09 PM
Steven M
RE: Marcus Daniel Cronin # 32942776
I seem to recall this being mentioned by someone (maybe it was you?) last year. I'll just leave the request open for now.
Added by Steven M on Jan 20, 2016 8:34 AM
Steven M
RE: Cullen Bryant # 69242257
No problem, sometimes the message system has hiccups.
Added by Steven M on Nov 28, 2015 2:27 PM
Michael V Drachman
RE: Louis E. Andrus # 56338710
Carol, very happy to accommodate and pay tribute to another Veteran who never made it home.

Fortunately, I'm not in France, very happy to be stateside where hopefully we can avoid the craziness going on abroad.
Let's pray our politicians listen to the experts in these matters..

Kind Regards,
Added by Michael V Drachman on Nov 19, 2015 5:06 PM
Willie Carl and Grace Christian
Thanks for transferring my great grandparents Willie Carl Christian and Grace Amanda Christian to me. I appreciate all the work you've done and am grateful for the photo of their headstone. May I add your photo to my Family Tree? I will gladly give you credit for your photo. Thanks! Kimberly
Added by Kimberly on Oct 19, 2015 8:56 AM
Sherry Thurman Wright
Morton Brewer
Wow! Thanks for putting Morton Brewer on here! I was so thrilled to find him! I am piecing together my grandmothers ancestry and it is hard to find KY boys who leave home. What a find! Thank you thank you!
Added by Sherry Thurman Wright on Sep 23, 2015 5:37 PM
Barry Michie
Elizabeth Ann Godbold and husband Samuel Hinton Allison

Thanks for the message about the info I had on the Findagrave memorials for the two mentioned above. You were quite right on both counts and I've made the changes. Also sent you a longer email so make sure to check that as well.

Best, Barry
Added by Barry Michie on Sep 23, 2015 3:51 PM
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