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John "J-Cat" Griffith (#46568383)
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Bio Photo Hello I'm John T. Griffith, born in Oceanside California, a Viet Nam War U.S. Army MP Veteran and a former CHP Officer. In September 2002, I assisted the National Archives Center, Missouri, in replacing lost and destroyed US Army files. It was during that research project I discovered Find A Grave, wanted to be a part of it's concept and became a member. I have always had a passion for history and the people who have lived it. People in everyday life who through the needs and demands of their times shaped the world. I believe each day is a gift and the best part of any day is that day. I'm also a professional musician and have shared the stage with many named artists. In addition, I'm a vintage guitar expert have contributed, plus co-wrote for many vintage guitar books and articles in Vintage Guitar magazine about the subject. Plus a photographer, writer and historian, for the San Diego Reader. I will gladly transfer any of my bios to relatives or folks with a concerned interest. I, my wife Mary and our Dachshund "Timmy", reside in Vista, California. Thanks and best regards, John
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William Lawrence Boyd
I found your name as the person who wrote a great memorial to Hopalong Cassidy. I was a big fan of his also and I have an original newspaper clipping with his photo from a Hawaiian newspaper in 1972. I would like to add to his page but it's not accepting any more photos. Have you any suggestions?
Thank you for any help!
Added by SweetPea on Jul 25, 2016 5:55 PM
Trudy Anderson
RE: Joe Holtby
After looking many years for any info I could find on Joe, I finally found him here. Thank you for honoring him and giving others the chance to honor him for his sacrifice to his country. I will continue to search for any information I can find on him to also honor his parents who may have waited years to hear from/about him, praying and hoping.

Trudy Anderson
Daughter of Jessie Holtby (Morgan) Williams.
Added by Trudy Anderson on Jul 15, 2016 5:33 PM
Muhammed Ali
Thanks for your note! I was very honored they chose my biography for Muhammed Ali. I spent last night composing it and hope it honored who he was and what he stood for. I enjoy your work on findagrave very much. I'm so glad you wrote. Thank you!
Added by Christian on Jun 04, 2016 1:20 PM
RE: Meriwether Jeff Thompson
you are very welcome
Added by Conner on Jun 03, 2016 11:14 AM
RE: 32285000 Dr. Susan Dobbs
John, thank you for updating her memorial. I am so glad that she had such good friends who loved her. She was an amazing woman. -Vicki
Added by EllieLeeE on Apr 16, 2016 11:11 PM
Renae Schmidt
Gen. John Mehringer
Thank you for researching this man. He is a relative of mine that we always knew about but could not flesh out his military career. My Fathers records were also lost in the Missouri fire but he had enough things left over from his service that we could put it together. We had always visited his grave in Jasper IN but did not know much about his military history. My grandson is also grateful as he is a Civil War buff at 9. Thanks again.
Added by Renae Schmidt on Apr 14, 2016 10:22 AM
Don Green
RE: Brumley family info - - -
Thanks so much for all the quick updates, John ! Just found these distant cousins of mine. We both ended up in California from upstate NY, except they were some 45 years earlier :) Thanks for creating all the Memorials at Oceanview, would have never found them without your work.

Added by Don Green on Apr 12, 2016 12:09 PM
Jan Faust
John Franklin Farnsworth #5894383
Thank you for your research my uncle. He married Sarah Patten, my 4th great aunt from Hancock County Maine, 1846.

Since you are CA, have you means to find missing relatives? I have been trying to find Isaiah Jesse Abbott, Jr. who was married to Stella Petersen Abbott Munning...they divorced and he lived with his sister Blanche Wardwell, but suddenly disappeared. All in CA area. No trace of him. Is this the kind of research you do, or do you know who does? Thanks. JF
Added by Jan Faust on Apr 09, 2016 10:36 AM
RE: Kitty bio- - -
You are welcome. Thank You for sharing the memory. Steve
Added by Steve on Mar 14, 2016 4:23 PM
Renee S Carolan Hopper O C
Thank you for 9357563 Willis Bouchey the Movie Star. I have posted pictures and notes of his cousin Claud Casmer Bouchey. The great stories I heard and the reunions. Awesome.
Added by Renee S Carolan Hopper O ... on Feb 18, 2016 2:39 AM
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