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Karen Mickel Bennett (#46580610)
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Bio Photo Genealogy is a passion of mine from when I was very young. My grandmother told me wonderful stories about our families and I have been doing family history for over 30 years. I have traveled all over the world photographing family graves and writing books on my different families. I need another 25 years to finish everything I have started!

PLEASE do not add birth or death certificates to my memorials!

Names I research: Pendleton, Gaines, Taylor (Virginia)
Webb, Broome, Queen (Tennessee); Mickel (New Jersey & Illinois); Cartwright; White (New Jersey ( Maryland) Doubleday;Coode;
Pendleton; (Virginia) Reeves/Reaves; (North Carolina, Tennessee, Oklahoma) Witsell/Witzel (North Carolina); Schoonover;(Ohio & New York) Lyons; Keeley/Keely (Ireland, Nevada & Ohio)
Stopher (Ohio) de Fremery, van Loben Sels; Nederburgh, Netherlands & California); Gaines;(Virginia) Steele;(Ohio) Herckenrath; de Magnan (Charleston, SC, Cuba & France); Suermondt (Netherlands & California); Parr (California, Nevada & Canada);
Douglass;(Illinois & Nevada) Henley; (Ohio) Bennett;(England, Iowa, Arkansas & Oklahoma) Flowers;(England) Slye; Dr. Thomas Gerrard & Susannah Gerrard (Maryland & Virginia); Reuben William Smith (Mo., Tx, CA.) Larios; Escobar (California & Spain)
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Tom Brocher
RE: John D. McRaith
Hi Karen:

Thank you for your kind words! Find A Grave is definitely a team effort and I appreciate your hard work for Find A Grave too! Keep up the good work!


Added by Tom Brocher on Sep 29, 2015 11:01 PM
Tom Brocher
RE: John D. McRaith
Hi Karen:

I'm sorry that I was not clear in my first message.

I have already asked A.Firefly to delete her duplicate memorial for John D McCraith.

The issue I was attempting to address is that you created two memorials for a John McRaith.

The first, #90682998, is for a John born 1821 in Ireland and died 24 Aug. 1887. I posted a closeup of the inscription of his marker at Section B, Row 4, Area 39, Grave 4 that confirms this information. The photo clearly shows the inscription for a Ann Gahagan McRaith (1791-1881) who is buried with this John.

The other, #90734164, lists no birth or death date but states in the bio that John died in 1935 and that his wife died in 1934. Yet, he is linked to a spouse, Ann Gahagan McRaith (1791-1881). I believe this memorial to be a mistake.

The SF Genealogy site has an entry for only one John McRaith in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, for the first John's reinterment in HCCC in 1903. Would it be possible for you to verify the accuracy of the memorial of #90734164 who died in 1935?

I am sorry that my previous message was confusing. I hope that this message is clearer.

Added by Tom Brocher on Sep 28, 2015 10:23 PM
Veronica Jordan
RE: Antonio Larios
I'm pretty convinced Antonio died in SF and was buried in Holy Cross and later moved to the San Juan Bautista cemetery. You know, they didn't have refrigeration for bodies when he died, maybe the intent was always that he would go to San Juan to rest with more of his family, and Holy Cross was temporary? It has to be the same guy, no way two Antonio/Anton Larios' died on the same day. I was suprised to see the obit because there is no record of him in the Holy Cross records on sfgenealogy.

Added by Veronica Jordan on Sep 21, 2015 1:37 PM
Veronica Jordan
Antonio Larios
Karen, here's something strange - I found an obit in the San Franciso Call for an Anton Larios who died on January 2, 1900, buried at Holy Cross Cemetery - this must be the same Antonio, and he was originally buried at Holy Cross, then moved to San Juan Bautista? What do you think?

LARIOS - In South San Francisco, January 2, 1900, Anton Larios, beloved father of Ben, Esquspulo, Manuel and Manuella Larios, a native of California, aged 63 years.

Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Saturday), at 9:45 o'clock, from the parlors of the Gantor & Guntz Undertaking Company, 8 and 10 City Hall square. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery by 10:40 o'clock train.

San Francisco Call - January 6, 1900
Added by Veronica Jordan on Sep 20, 2015 2:02 PM
Chad Willard
RE: Arlington Caldwell
Ok sounds good but you have a few relationship notes that the other memorial doesn't have. I'll ask the other memorial owner to update. I've recently done a little research on this line for a relative by marriage that I was visiting in Virginia last week.
Added by Chad Willard on Sep 20, 2015 10:35 AM
Thank you for the transfers! I really appreciate it a lot!!
Added by Stoogette on Sep 19, 2015 10:11 PM
David Wallis
James Broome
Thank you so much for your kind message. I really enjoy the research and love to share the info. As far as memorials on Find A Grave, I like to see them as complete and accurate as possible
Added by David Wallis on Sep 18, 2015 12:08 PM
Eric Bruno Borgman
Elijah Wheless
No problem. Glad I could add something.
Added by Eric Bruno Borgman on Sep 11, 2015 4:18 PM
Allen Whitworth
RE: Robert Whitworth
Thank you Karen,Robert would be a cousin I found through doing my tree and didn't get the chance to meet.I appreciate your offer to manage his memorial.Doing my tree has turned out to be a great thing I have found family that most of my immediate family never knew existed.
Added by Allen Whitworth on Sep 10, 2015 8:53 PM
Sandi Danielle
RE: Laura Kittrell
One thing I find is that when "mama" dies, the History of an Entire Family is Lost because She is the one who keeps up with everyone. Papa is too
busy working for their survival. Sometimes you can only go by their 1st available Census appearance.
Added by Sandi Danielle on Sep 08, 2015 2:20 PM
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