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Brad & Amanda Collins (#47157576)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo Hello, We are Brad & Amanda Collins. We have been working on our family tree since 1998.
I love "Find A Grave" and we enjoy going out taking pictures of tombstones of family, friends and famous people. We have three children (Brady 19, Madison 10, Brooklyn 5). I work as a Paramedic and my wife is School PTA President and Crossing guard.
Brad's hometown is Fairmount, Indiana (Grant County).
Amanda's hometown is Marion, Indiana (Grant County).
We presently live in Kokomo, Indiana (Howard County).
Brad's most common surnames:
Collins, Keller, Scott, Moon, Arnett, Eudaly, Amos, Vawter, Leonard, Nusbaumer, Wells, Dawson, Warner, Lee, Ansel, Tracy, Ellis, Hockett/Hoggatt, Beals, Travis, Wilson.

Amanda's most common Surnames:
Bunch, Dickason, Faulkner, Cline, Stevens, Cain, Ringo, Thomas, Winkle, Brewer, Humbert, Beals, Weaver, Ellis.

Favorite Graves:
James Dean
John Dillenger
James Withcome Riley
President William Harrison
Elwood Haynes
Ryan White

Favorite Cemeterys:
Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, IN
Park Cemetery in Fairmount, IN
Grove Cemetery in Pontio, IN
Esates of Serenity in Marion, IN.

Interesting Family Members:
George Ober, #3415 (1st Cousin 1 rem)
Co-Founder of United States Auto Club (USAC)
Lawyer, Judge in Indianapolis, Indiana

Wilford E. Smith, #41822507 (1st Cousin 1 rem)
He worked for Lockheed Missles and Space Company and Design and helped develop:
~~ The first U.S. spy satellite
~~ "Discoverer" NASA Space Shuttle
~~ The aiming mechanism for the NASA Hubble Space Telescope

David Howard Keller, #39810225 (Great Grandpa)
He was an employee of the Hydraulic Press Brick Company, in Brazil, Indiana. The company was on strike when he went down into the brick mine and was shot by a guard who thought he had a gun and was there to vandalize the mine. He died two days later.

Famous People we are related to:
George Ober, Co-Founder of USAC #3415
Samual Wilson "Uncle Sam" #1114
Johnny Ringo (Gun Fighter/Outlaw) #4284
Ron Vawter, Actor #63013830
The famous Lee's of Virginia family line which includes 4 US Presidents, Gen. Robert E. Lee, Queen Elizabeth and her family, and many more!

Interesting Living Family:
Richard Pace, (1st Cousin 1 rem)
A member of the Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment, the Old Guard, He rode the lead horse funeral procession of the caisson that carried President John F. Kennedy's casket through Washington, D.C. to its final resting place.

James Voyles, (2nd Cousin)
Lawyer, Indianapolis Indiana who has represented: Bobby Knight, Mike Tyson, Al Unser, Jr and many other other sports celbs.

~~ In Our Hearts ~~
We thought of you with love today,
But that is nothing new.
We thought about you yesterday.
And days before that too.
We think of you in silence.
We often speak your name.
Now all we have is memories.
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake.
With which we'll never part.
God has you in his keeping.
We have you in our heart.
by Rose de Leon

Send us an email if you have any questions about the people we manage or you want me to transfer someone. Right now we mostly manage family members and friends as we are making sure that all of them are added or already in Find-A-Grave.
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Jim Cook
Floy Critchlow
On November 11, 2014 you sent me an email with a change or addition to the memorial for Floy Critchlow. I have lost that information and I don't know if I made the change. Please let me know. Jim

Added by Jim Cook on Nov 23, 2014 8:42 PM
Carolyn Wells
Cyrus Bowman Scott
Hello. I found your Find A Grave info on Cyrus Bowman Scott who was buried in the Momence Cemetery. You had his parents & child, but not his wives. I thought I would give those to you as Cyrus married one of my relatives.

His first wife was Mary Alice Wells, and his 2nd wife was Cora Ellen Jones. He had (6) children with Mary Alice, and (3) with Cora. Walter Cyrus Scott which you have listed is from Cora.

Thank you.

Carolyn Wells
Added by Carolyn Wells on Oct 20, 2014 11:28 AM
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Brad & Amanda..Thank you so much for your understanding and the updates from the SAC..They are truly appreciated. ~Laura.
Added by Honor on Oct 14, 2014 12:17 AM
Photo request
Would you tell me where Crown Hill Burial Park is located. I live in Hamilton, Butler co Ohio and it says it is 2 miles from me but I have never heard of it and can't seem to get a location.
Added by Virginia on Jul 20, 2014 1:50 PM
Esther A Gehrett
Hi Brad and Amanda!

I'm just curious if you're related to Esther A Gehrett in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens located in Grand Rapids, MI? Her husband is listed as Virgil Gehrett. I'm pretty sure that this is my Great-Grandfather's 1st wife. Wondering if you have any more information on her? Thank you!

Added by Sitz on May 21, 2014 8:49 AM
Patricia Stilwell Jones
Sarah Drinkwater Photo
Thank you so much for trying to get this picture for me. As with our local cemetery, so many old stones are broken, unreadable, or gone completely.
Added by Patricia Stilwell Jones on Apr 18, 2014 6:24 PM
Patricia Stilwell Jones
RE: Photo Request
Thank you so much.
Added by Patricia Stilwell Jones on Apr 16, 2014 8:01 AM
Patricia Stilwell Jones
Photo Request
Would it be possible for you to take a picture of Sarah Drinkwater's tombstone at the Crown Point Cemetery? Here is the location: Plot: Sec: 3, Lot: 12, Sp: 8. She is a distant relative of mine. Thank you.
Added by Patricia Stilwell Jones on Apr 15, 2014 7:41 PM
Brad, you didn't have to transfer those to me. I wasn't asking for that at all. You do a nice job honoring our departed relatives, and I'm not a "collector" beyond my direct line.
That said, thank you.
Added by Natalie on Mar 13, 2014 3:51 AM
Margaret Vachon Boitet
Did you have her in the wrong cemetery before? I could swear that when I wrote the memorials, both she and Leo were not present in Catholic Cemetery's list.
Added by Natalie on Mar 12, 2014 1:34 PM
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