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Christie Trapp (#46970309)
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Bio Photo I'm a California girl who grew up in Marin County. Moved to Solano County in 1997. Researching family since the 1970s and as of 2014, have over 105,000 family ties. Two Mayflower Pilgrim ancestors - Richard Warren and Francis Eaton among that number.

Started taking photos of tombstones for Find-A-Grave as a Thanksgiving 2008 project that turned out to be more involved than first envisioned! Started with 120 names, but quickly grew to more than 2,500 in just one cemetery!

Have had a love affair with cats all my life. This is Simba, which means Lion. As a kitten he looked just like Simba from Lion King, hence that is how he got his name. He was a diabetic, had pancretitis, developed kidney infections, was anemic, and he walked on his elbows on his hind legs. Comic relief to see him waddle! Went through a couple of wars with the neighborhood cats, both of which he lost, but he was a survivor anyway. Loveable and loved us to death.

He started the downward cycle while we were on vacation in July 2013. The vet was able to bring him around and kept him going until we got home in August. It is with great sadness to announce that on August 15, 2013 Simba was finally sent off to heaven to be with God and all the other worldly cats and kittens. Maybe he'll find some playmates? He was 18 years old and in human years that would be age 84!

The vet told us when he was much younger that he had feline aids because of the first cat bite he received and not to expect him to live very long - perhaps to age 9. That came to pass and he was fine until the next diagnosis, which was a tumor at the base of the head which was inoperable but it wasn't affecting his lifestyle at the time. Then six years ago the diagnosis of high blood pressure and diabetes. Still healthy and active until the last few years when the muscles in his hind legs broke down but he overcame that disability and continued to walk about as described -- more a waddle than a walk. Next diagnosis -- gluacoma in one of his eyes but it didn't affect his getting about and he never went blind. The last diagnosis was the pancratitis and then kidney infections. Everything wrong but he was a fighter till the end. We loved him very much and he will be sorely missed. The vet who became his doctor at the beginning of his life 18 years ago was there at the end. He said Simba was his favorite and we know his entire staff loved Simba when he was there for office visits or to be boarded while we traveled. He told us that the life expectancy for a cat with diabetes was about 3 years, so Simba lived 3 additional years (or 6 total)with the disease. Again, he was a fighter.
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suscat
Additionally, re Mary Stringer
The monument does say 1895, but the person who created many of the memorials in this cemetery ("Butterfly~Kisses") apparently was using the usgenweb listing, which has many many discrepancies/errors. We've sent many edits to "B~K" when adding the photos; I don't know whether that was one of them. You might send them one just in case...
Added by suscat on Nov 10, 2014 8:37 AM
suscat
RE: William & Mary Owen Stringer - Cherry Valley Cemetery
Sorry to say, we are unlikely to be going back to Cherry Valley any time soon. It's pretty far away, and we just happened to be in the area. This is just a photo hobby and not genealogy research project for us, so we probably won't get to the courthouse. You are right about Robert C, who is on the marker, but the spelling is WiLLson (# 137815889). There are several Willson's in CV Cemetery. Regarding the old marker for William Stringer: We didn't take that photo, but perhaps the person that DID could help you (Jim High). It looks like b. Oct 15 1793, d. July 8 1868 (but we can't post a transcription on a memorial we didn't create, nor a caption on a photo we didn't take). Good luck in your research!
Added by suscat on Nov 10, 2014 7:52 AM
Linda
RE: Abigail Joy
Iím happy I could help. Iíve removed the photo from the West Hill memorial and added it to the Dipping Hole memorial. I also made of note of the inscription.
Added by Linda on Nov 08, 2014 7:37 AM
Linda
RE: Abigail Joy
The short answer is, yes, Abigail is at Dipping Hole Cemetery. Iím not related to Abilgail Joy and I was not aware that there are two memorials for her. I was only trying to fulfill a photo request attached to #76477562.

Earlier this year, I searched West Hill and when I could not find Abigail, I referred to ďA Complete Listing of GRAVESTONE INSCRIPTIONS in Putney, Vermont to 1991Ē, compiled and edited by Ken Stevens, 1994Ē, which listed Abigail at Dipping Hole.

Last weekend I did find Abigailís stone at Dipping Hole; I loaded a photo and I sent a request to Frank Jones, the creator of #76477562 to change the cemetery from West Hill to Dipping Hole, but I have not received a response.

Christie, I hope this helps you, but Iím happy to assist if you still have questions.
Added by Linda on Nov 07, 2014 5:37 AM
Kyotie
Photo Permission
Hi Christie,
May I use your photo for Memorial# 33014830 and her spouse in my family history book. Betty Maginnis nee Wales and I share the same great grandmother. Thanks K
Added by Kyotie on Nov 01, 2014 3:13 PM
Nancy Collins
Nelson Douglas Bush
Hi Christie, may I use your photo of my cousin Doug and any other pictures of my family in our ancestry tree - giving you full credit of course. Thank you
Added by Nancy Collins on Oct 18, 2014 7:27 PM
William Borneman
RE: Obadiah Joy
Hi Christie,
Thanks for your comments. I've removed the previous burial information, which appears to be in error. This information was taken from the hand written notes of a great grand aunt. I'm a 4th great-grandson of Obadiah's son David Joy.
By the way, which is the correct spelling for Obadiah/Obediah? I've seen both.
Would you like to take over management of this memorial to add Portland, NY burial notes, etc.?
Added by William Borneman on Oct 17, 2014 4:27 PM
Pat
Margaret Nickerson
There are already two photos of the marker for Margaret Nickerson.
Added by Pat on Oct 11, 2014 10:14 AM
Marguerite
Augusta Maynard Townsend @ Mount Hope in Lapeer
I found a treasure trove for you ! Not only Augusta's husband William but her Maynard parents in the same plot ! There is a unique 4-sided monument for Maynard - Townsend - Hopkins - Hough. If you would like me to transfer the Hopkins & Hough's also, let me know. This is such a Great Find !
Added by Marguerite on Oct 10, 2014 9:02 PM
DeAndra Stevens
RE: Francis Asberry Creekmore
I keep finding the same info. over and over saying he died in Campbell, Tn. I thought maybe there was another who died in Knox. County, TN. but the only other I can find with TN ties was born in 1838 and died in Creekmore, KY (McCreary).

He may have died in a war plant in the area. WW2 would have been in full swing and those plants were notorious for causing pretty horrific deaths. At that time the Army was calling men in for inspection and ones not immediately pulled into service often ended up leaving small hometowns to move into cities to work for those plants.
Added by DeAndra Stevens on Oct 09, 2014 11:32 AM
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