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Carol Hoch (#47059088)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Houston County. My father, Tommie Johnson is buried at Wesley Chapel. I still miss him. I would like to thank everyone who has left a flower on his memorial. He was a wonderful man.

I am also the ggggrandaughter of Captain Samuel Harrison Bowen, and also James Jennings. Who both served our Country when the Tea Party first sprang into action. I am a member of The Houston County Historical Commission located in the Courthouse Annex in Crockett. I am in the office on Monday.

I believe very strongly in cemetery preservation. Cemeteries in most cases are the only history of those that came before us. Like rare books in a library once it's lost it's lost forever.My only intention is to create a HISTORICAL RECORDING of those who are "Gone, but not Forgotten" before their tombstones are lost forever. This is copied from a fellow graver: "Get out and photograph memorials while they are still readable, preserve those memories that are quickly fading."

A while ago someone asked me why I do this, why do I spend time in cemeteries, taking pictures of graves, researching families that aren't my own, adding them here, linking and transferring, talking to people and finding out more. Ask me every day and I imagine I'd have a different answer every one, but in the end it boils down to love. I love what I do, and I love my family, and know that everyone was once loved, loved others, and just because they have died doesn't mean that they don't deserve the love of the living, even if it isn't a relative or friend.

For those who wonder about such things, when the number of memorials managed is higher than the number of memorials created, this is due to a few members who decided to transfer their memorials to multiple Findagrave contributors .... . and I am honored to be one of the contributors trusted to look after some of those memorials.

FROM THE FAQS:
How do I clean a headstone or grave marker?
Unless you are related to the interred on the headstone in question, DO NOT do anything to the headstone.

FROM THE FAQS: If you want to add from an obituary: Newspapers represent a very good source of information as a public record. What we ask is that those who index and memorialize the deceased from newspapers and other 3rd party accounts do so with full respect of copyright, refrain from adding information about living people, and respond generously to the family of the deceased.

FROM THE FAQS: Last Name as you would find it on the tombstone, if the interred had more than one marriage or other possible spellings please place this information in the bio and use the family links. Do not include honorary or other suffixes in the Last Name field.

Q: Where did I get my info?
A: I do not pay for a site like Ancestry because I cannot afford it. So I get most of my info from Family Search.org & Google - Google search & Google books. I also use oral family history, meaning depending on which family member you talk to,is the history you get. A couple of times I've gotten info from cemetery books @ a library. Most of the time I get info by physically visiting a cemetery & playing "cemetery census taker" by photographing the stones. If it's obvious yay!

PS. About Living People.

If I see a stone & take a pic I upload the pic. I'm not a psychic. I don't know if people are still alive. I don't know if they left no next of kin to make sure their death date's added to their stone. But if they are alive & have a problem with it either me or FAG will be happy to delete it.

Nobody should have a problem with it. When you put a stone in a cemetery you make it public info. However...lots of info is now public info. If you were born before 1940 census info is public info. In some states your birth, marriage, divorce & death info is public info. I believe in all states tax info, which can include your birthday & possible next of kin, is now public info. Same thing for the social security death index - it's in all states. Feel free to go to familysearch.org, which is a free site, & see what info is public info in your state. Also...other grave location sites will post lists & upload pics which include possible living people. And unlike this site, they won't remove people from the lists or delete pics just because someone is living. So just know all this before requesting your info be deleted.

I am happy to share ANYTHING that I post. Just check to be sure a family picture did not come from someone else's Collection. The source of the photograph will be posted under the photo.I have no crazy rules, My pictures are your pictures. Feel free to beg, borrow, steal with no intent to return. I take pictures of headstones out of kindness ... not for my ego or for the "numbers."

Be kind to one another because - One day we will all be, 'just a name' etched in stone. "Nothing is ended until it is Forgotten."

This is the day the Lord hath made. I will rejoice and be glad in it! (and not spend the whole day working on Findagrave!)


~~~IN GOD WE TRUST~~~

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Leslie P. Fowers
RE: Sonny Preece
Hi, I would love to have cousin Sonny's memorial, myself and one other cousin have most of the rest of the family...do you want me to request via edit?
Added by Leslie P. Fowers on Nov 11, 2016 4:14 PM
Mrs. Sharon Marshall
Estelle White Stelzig
Ref #114923361

Carol,

I note on Estelle White Stelzig's gravestone memorial that a family researcher Nena Smothers is referencing two US Federal Censuses 1910 and 1920 Williamson County Texas which she believes Estelle White Stelzig is the "Estelle White" shown on those censuses. She is in error, unfortunately.

In the 1920 Justice Precinct 2, Williamson County Texas Census:
Vester White, Age 30
Sarah White, Age 50
Ila White, Age 28
Auhey L. White, Age 9
Bernice White, Age 7
Ella May White, Age 19
Estelle White, Age 16

Vester White is my grandfather. His son, in this census shown as Auhey L. White, is actually Aubrey L. White, is my father. Ila White, is my grandmother. Bernice White is my Aunt, Ella May and Estelle White are my grandfather's sisters and my dad's Aunts.

I know the complete story of each of these people in this census. Furthermore, Estelle White married Ralph Linville Baker November 24, 1923, Hill County Texas. Below is her Tarrant County Texas Death Certificate information:

Name
Estelle White Baker
Spouse
Ralph L. Baker
Mother
Sarah Grant
Father
A. G. White
Birth
13 Aug 1904 - Texas
Death
17 Feb 1981 - Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Residence
Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
__________________________________________________
Descendants of Abraham Greenberry White and Sarah Ann Grant Tree that is on www.ancestry.com has the 1910 and 1920 Williamson County Texas connected to my relatives and it is sourced.

I would appreciate it very much if you would delete those censuses off the information of Estelle White Stelzig as it does not apply to her at all.

As you can appreciate, sometimes misinformation and wrong identities can ruin a lot of family histories if they are not caught early on.

If there is a way you can contact her please let her know about the error and if she would like she can contact me at whitmar@live.com. I will be glad to assist her in finding info on her relative, Estelle White Stelzig.

Appreciate your service on find-a-grave and the great pictures you take for all of us.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Sharon Marshall, #47255372
Added by Mrs. Sharon Marshall on Nov 10, 2016 9:32 AM
Mr & Mrs
RE: Edith Houston
You are so welcome. We were there photographing for Arkansas Gravestones also.
Added by Mr & Mrs on Nov 06, 2016 10:08 PM
Maggie
RE: Harold E Walton
Hi Carol, That is so nice of you to link the memorials for Harold E Walton. I greatly appreciate your contribution to so many memorials in the Houston County area. Thank you for handling my edit requests, there will be more I'm sure. Maggie
Added by Maggie on Oct 24, 2016 10:17 AM
L. Hornberger
RE: Hannah's parents
I would love to know more about the McLean lineage. Please ask the McLean family if they know if Neil McLean was a relative of Daniel McLean. Neil McLean and his wife Mary Roseline Wright along with 2 of their infant children are buried in the Matthews Cemetery in Houston, County, Texas. This is near Grapeland, Texas. Thank you for all your work on this history.
Added by L. Hornberger on Oct 23, 2016 9:40 PM
L. Hornberger
RE: Hannah's parents
I hope that someone knows more information on where & when their deaths took place and where they are both buried. Thank you!
Added by L. Hornberger on Oct 23, 2016 8:15 PM
L. Hornberger
RE: Hannah's parents
Hello Carol,

Hannah's parents were Henry Sheridan and Christiana Hench Sheridan. I am not sure where they are buried, however, I was told they were probably buried on their old property near Robeline, Louisiana, which is Southwest of Natchitoches, Louisiana. They were my GGGG Grandparents. I know there is an actual document at the Natchitoches Court House which states when Henry died, sometime before March 1824, however, it isn't legible. I would like to find it and make a copy. I am hoping that modern technologically might be able to help determine the date. They were both born about 1752 and died before March 1825.Thanks and hope this is helpful.

Lora
Added by L. Hornberger on Oct 22, 2016 5:47 PM
49061390
RE: James Edward Evans
Thank you. I have no idea if they were buried or cremated.
Added by 49061390 on Oct 20, 2016 9:52 PM
Matt
RE: Albert E Jaeger
You're welcome. I also heard back on Rosemary Wright. She was born in 1926, so even if the stone does say they married in 1931, those were very young newlyweds. It could also mean that Rosemary is still alive.
Added by Matt on Oct 02, 2016 7:56 PM
Matt
Rosemary Wright
Although the stone might say 1931 -- I can't clearly make it out -- it doesn't make sense because that would put her husband marrying at 7 years old.
Added by Matt on Oct 01, 2016 6:42 PM
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