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Jay Wright (#47711501)
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Bio Photo Personal: Grew up in Indiana-polis. Army veteran. Married. Retired near Syracuse, NY.

Professional: BSJ, MSJ, Northwestern Univ; PhD, Syracuse Univ; post-doctoral MSL, Yale Law School. Professor, Syracuse Univ, 1967-2011; Professor Emeritus, 2011 to date.

Editorial: One of the joys of Find A Grave is that some contributors use computer databases to create thousands of memorials, some enjoy walking cemeteries and photographing tombstones, others are happiest linking memorials, and some honor the deceased by adding documents that enhance our understanding of their lives. Rather than complaining about the work of other contributors, let's be grateful for the diversity of contributions.

Phony "rules": A few contributors make up faux rules like, "No death certificates on my memorials," despite the fact that the FAQs are perfectly clear that, "Death certificates may be added...." Maybe these folks missed the "follow the rules" and "play nicely with others" lessons in kindergarten?

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Love your Editorial and the comment about "faux rules"! Bravo!!
Added by Grifs on Jul 23, 2016 12:04 PM
Carlene W.
Memorial # 153516079-James Spence
Are you related to this family?
Added by Carlene W. on Jul 18, 2016 12:41 PM
J Leazenby
Jeanette Jane Coonrod Stockberger
Memorial# 122720580 You had asked for any information about this person & how they may have died the same day as the spouse.
It looks like she died 5 May 1929 in Pasco Florida, but for some reason they listed her husband's name (Clement L Stockberger) instead of her name. He didn't die until Nov 1960 in Florida. He is listed on the 1930 census with daughters Dorothea & Opal for Clinton county Indiana as Widowed. Also he appears on the 1940 & 1945 Pasco Florida census.
I'm not related to her, but was just looking at someone who married a relative of mine.
I hope this helps. Also someone named "Shirley" posted a picture of Clement's tombstone showing death date of 1960. Good Luck :)
Added by J Leazenby on Jun 27, 2016 4:20 PM
Shirley Gragg
RE: Thank you
Wonderful!!!!! I am SO GLAD you know him! He's been my mentor all these many years [I'm a 'jenny-come-lately'] to guide me in my Wright family research.
Added by Shirley Gragg on Jun 22, 2016 4:06 PM
Shirley Gragg
RE: Thank you
Jay - hi. Thanks for the info; it's appreciated. IF you ever need any more info on your VA Wright's [unfortunately, not related to me. It's surprising how many families of the same name are not genetically - DNA - related :^) ] - I have a contact who - I believe - has written about that line. Are you familiar with Robert Grant? If not, email me personally and I can give you the address.

Again, thanks for the update on your Wright's.

Added by Shirley Gragg on Jun 22, 2016 1:05 PM
Shirley Gragg
Thank you
Thank you for leaving the memorial at 69112058 for Silas VanWinkle, the grandson of Delilah Wright Crecelius. Delilah was a daughter of Peter Wright of NC who died in 1821 in Harrison County, IN.

If by any chance you are related to that line of Wright's, I have information to gladly share. ‘My’ original Wright formed in early 1700’s MD [may have been English] was a Philbert Wright. Line further moved – mid-1750’s – to southwest VA; then into Randolph County, NC abt 1760’s and their descendants later on ‘into the west’.

Added by Shirley Gragg on Jun 22, 2016 10:47 AM
Debbie Whaley
RE: Your suggestion re Elizabeth
Recently, I was able to view an image of her father's will, in which he listed the names of all of his children, living and deceased, including Elizabeth and Eliza Jane. With names so similar and birth dates so close together, it is confusing, and I was glad for the clarification. I hope this helps.
Added by Debbie Whaley on Jun 21, 2016 10:02 AM
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Looking for Rev. Edward E. Holmes? Look in the Owingsville Cemetery, Owingsville, Bath Co., KY.
The stone reads Rev. E. E. Holmes and his 2nd wife Louise Hutcheson who died Nov 12, 1940, Bath Co., KY is buried with him.

Added by Ann on Jun 08, 2016 6:17 AM
Sam Lawson
Meshach DAVIS In 1840
Meshach DAVIS was living with family just across the Indiana/Ohio line, in Franklin County, Indiana, near Colter's Corner.
Added by Sam Lawson on May 31, 2016 4:00 PM
Phebe Woodruff Gard
Thank you for editing the bio on Phebe Gard's memorial and adding their son!
Added by GenieBug8 on May 02, 2016 7:36 AM
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