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David Oxford (#46875582)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana, and joined the Air Force at an early age. After two careers (USAF and U.S. Capitol Police), two marriages (death and divorce) and wonderful children AND grandchildren, I completely retired and relocated to North Carolina. I enjoy searching the past..., for myself and others.

I also enjoy being a contributor to this excellent website. When visiting cemeteries for my own purposes or upon request, I will usually photograph and add several other graves from that visit. I feel that they too have a story to tell and will hopefully be found by a loved one. If my entries prove incorrect or incomplete, or you would prefer to replace with your own data, please let me know. I am always willing to make a change for the improvement of a memorial. I will also consider reasonable requests for transfer. Please use the EDIT tab on the applicable memorial(s). PLEASE DO NOT PLACE A DEATH RECORD ON THE MEMORIALS THAT I MANAGE. If you feel that something pertinent is on the record that I have overlooked in the bio, send me an EDIT request.

I do not display a list of Find A Grave Friends..., there are far too many. Rest assured, if you have helped me or I have helped you, then you ARE My Friend.

ADDENDUM: Photographs I have taken at burial locations may be used by others for any legitimate purpose (excluding reposting on other findagrave memorials). Hopefully, I would be given credit for the work. However, personal photographs I have placed on memorials that I created, maintain or posted otherwise, unless specified in that content, remain in my control and are considered copyrighted materials.

But I do hope that you will enjoy viewing the personal photographs I have posted, especially those of my deceased wife COLLEEN, my DAD, MOTHER and our extended family, including the Mother and Father of my second wife and her extended family.
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Bob Wilson
RE: re: Warner Completions
Also, if you would like some help in tracking down other data here in this part of Oregon, I might be able to help -- I'm pretty familiar with the available resources here.
Added by Bob Wilson on May 26, 2015 11:23 AM
Bob Wilson
RE: re: Warner Completions
I'm glad I was able to help!

If you figure out hoe Lewis Warner is connected, please let me know. Also, if you locate a burial for Jabez Warner, I'd love to link Elizabeth to him, or that could also be done from the other end.

Have a great week!
Added by Bob Wilson on May 26, 2015 11:20 AM
Bob Wilson
RE: re: Warner Requests
I have uploaded photos for those that I had; the other ones that you have requested were not found on my trip to the cemetery in 2012. The fact that Harvey & Wilbur were in the WPA listing indicates that they had gravestones at that time, although the cemetery has been vandalized in addition to being severely neglected -- meaning that their gravestones may no longer even be there.

It would take a crew of a dozen or more working for a couple of weeks to refurbish the cemetery, and there is no way that the rancher would allow that. So for now, "It is what it is. . . ."
Added by Bob Wilson on May 26, 2015 1:06 AM
Iriss Hill
John Grossi
Thank you for the nice photo & note you added to his memorial!
Added by Iriss Hill on May 25, 2015 7:45 AM
Harry Senft
RE: re: Aubrey L. Hartley
Thank You, you're welcome
Added by Harry Senft on May 23, 2015 6:02 PM
Bob Wilson
RE: re: Elizabeth Gilpin Warner

There is one other thing I can do, if you want me to. I was able to visit this small abandoned cemetery about three years ago, with great difficulty. The rancher whose property surrounds the cemetery is very protective concerning his property, and therefore does not want people "tromping around" his place. I was able to locate and photograph a few gravestones mostly hidden among the waist-high periwinkle which covers the entire cemetery; among these were several Warners & Beesons (Selden Warner's daughter Hulda married Edwin/Edward Beeson). Your GGG Grandmother's is among the ones I have a photo of. I have not uploaded the photos because the rancher insisted that I not upload them unless a relative specifically requested them. (In his mind, if the photos were posted, people would be more likely to desire to "tromp around" on his property.) If you request them, I can post them.

Specifically, I have photos of the gravestones for Elizabeth (Gilpin) Warner, Selden Warner & his wife Evarilla, their daughter Hulda (Warner) Beeson, Lewis A Warner (is he Selden's brother?) and his wife Mahala, as well as Nathan Beeson (Hulda Warner's father-in-law?) and his son Charlie Beeson. I'm guessing that all of these are your (extended) relatives, so your request would free me to post the photos.

In going over these, I see that Nathan Beeson is not currently listed in this cemetery, so I will fix that omission momentarily.

Thanks for your feedback, and have a wonderful evening!

Bob Wilson
Harrisburg, Oregon
Added by Bob Wilson on May 21, 2015 10:51 PM
Bob Wilson
Elizabeth Warner memorial
I received a notice that you had sponsored her memorial. If you would like, I can transfer management of it to you -- in fact, I'd be happy to transfer the entire family (Selden & his family) to you.
Added by Bob Wilson on May 21, 2015 6:57 PM
Regina Masouras
Thank You!
We thank you so much for all the work you do on Find A Grave.
But more importantly, we thank you for your service to our country in both your careers. It takes a special person to have done what you did. God Bless You!!

Disabled Vet's Wife

Added by Regina Masouras on May 17, 2015 11:09 AM
RE: William E. Collins
You are welcome David
Added by thomasbiggins on May 10, 2015 12:22 PM
William Collins
I searched the Wilder Cemetery for William, I found a William E Collins B. 1892 D. 1961
Added by thomasbiggins on May 08, 2015 3:42 PM
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