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Deb Kent (#47472085)
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I'm addicted to genealogy and have been researching my family history for many years now. I leave a little yellow, St. John's Wort, flower on each of my family member's memorial pages. Blue Burst flower on my husband's family member's pages.

I've had a lot of help throughout the years while on my journey – from close relatives; from those more distantly related who are also researching the same lines; from those not related at all who offer their time to do lookups in various counties and states; from those who donate their time to transcribe records to be posted online, as well as photos; from staff working at different libraries and other locations where records are maintained. I want you all to know that I sincerely appreciate everything that all of you do and have done not only to help me but for so many others sharing this passion both now and in the years to come. It's been an amazing journey and one that is far from over.

This is a team project as well as a labor of love. I'm more than happy to add information or correct any information to any of the memorial pages that I've created or maintain. If you'd like a transfer please use the edit button on that memorial page and then the suggest a correction link to do so… it doesn't necessarily matter if it's for someone from my family tree I am not immortal and will not be around forever .. I want the information posted to be available for anyone choosing to look for it. It's important to remember and cherish those that you descend from.

Please feel free to copy any photos that I personally have posted. Before there was a grave there was a living person who consisted of more than a few dates and places. I'd love to see some type of bio and a photo of that person on each of my memorial pages as well as the cemetery photos.

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Jennifer Schlieger
Thank you
I have never known much about my father's side of the family. My grandparents (Arlie and Nelva Oldfield White) moved to Arkansas from Janesville when I was very young and my father (William John Oldfield) left not too much longer after them, about four or five years. Not having much contact with him after he left, I have learned more about the Oldfield family history after his death when I received death, christening, and birth certificates, wills, and even my Grandmother's (Nelva Oldfield White) baby book. This information really triggered me wanting to know more. It has been difficult to obtain information, not really knowing family on that side. Thank you for what information you have shared. I will try to find a photo of my father to share.
Added by Jennifer Schlieger on Apr 13, 2015 1:03 PM
W. Warder
RE: John Granville Meyers
It was really fun finding it. Thanks for the opportunity!
Added by W. Warder on Mar 28, 2015 5:16 PM
W. Warder
John Granville Meyers
I found his obit! This was too good to not share. I am no transcriber - but, man, this guy lived the American Dream and I wanted you to have it.

Washington Post, Dec. 14, 1902

Builder, Architect, and Inventor, an Old and Well-known Resident
The funeral of John Granville Mayers, one of the oldest and best-known architects and builders of Washington, and also and inventor, who died Friday, will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock, with services at his home 1201 Whitney avenue northwest. He had lived in Washington over forty years. For a number of years he suffered from Bright's disease. His death came a few hours after an attack of paralysis.
Mr. Meyers was born in Northampton County, PA, September 13, 1834. His attendance at school was brief, but he studied much for himself. He began work while as a stone mason, and at the age of 18 learned the trade of carpenter. Later he was a contractor and builder at Nazareth, PA for several years, and he continued this business on coming to Washington. At one time he owned a brick yard near the navy yard.
He became interested about 25 years ago in the manufacture of artificial stone, in which he devised and patented several processes. At the time of his death he had newly perfected a process fro making artificial stone blocks, and was projecting the erection of a building constructed from foundation to roof of this material, entirely without wood. It had been his ambition for years to complete his work. He had also patented a process of building mausoleums, and for the desiccation of the dead, having won the Franklin medal for the best method of disposing the bodies.
After practical work as a builder he studied architecture. He planned the residence of Christian Heurich, the late Marshall Brown, and many others. He also erected the Baltic Building, the college building at Kendall Green and contributed to the plans and specifications of the State, War and Navy buildings.
He was a Scottish Rite Mason, and an Odd Fellow. For years he was an officer of the Eighth Street Lutheran Church. His wife and five of his six children, two daughters and four sons, were at his bedside at the time of his death. A son living in Pasadena, CA was not in the city.
Added by W. Warder on Mar 26, 2015 11:42 PM
W. Warder
RE: Meyers Family Headstones
No problem! Just uploaded them now. I sent edits for the last names as Granville not Grainville.

Enjoy the mystery and good luck on finding the solution!
Added by W. Warder on Mar 26, 2015 10:23 PM
W. Warder
Meyer's photos in Rock Creek Cemetery, DC

I upload the photos for the Myers in Rock Creek Cemetery, DC.

Thought you would like to know that there is one more stone in the plot. It is:

John Granville
His Wife
Maria Clewell

If you would like to make the memorials I would be happy to upload the photos.

Added by W. Warder on Mar 26, 2015 2:10 PM
Michael Roosevelt
Wayne Roosevelt
Thank You for the update.
Added by Michael Roosevelt on Nov 23, 2014 8:37 AM
Jacki Bierma
Ida Evaline Stroud Curtis

Thanks for the heads up on the duplicate - I have put through a request to delete one (the older one) because the links are present on the newer one. The only problem I have with all of this is the 1855 birth date you suggest conflicts with her tombstone which lists 1854.

I have also changed the parents - hoping these are the correct parents and removed Theodore Roosevelt as a previous husband.

Thanks for contacting me about this.

Added by Jacki Bierma on Nov 22, 2014 1:19 PM
Jacki Bierma
Ida Curtis
Her tombstone states her name is Ida E so I am confused about your request. Could you provide more information?

Added by Jacki Bierma on Nov 22, 2014 6:10 AM
RE: Florence Maloy Walsh
Thanks for the information. I'm not very good with computers. After all these years, I'm just figuring out how to put stuff on FIND A GRAVE. There weren't computers back when I went to school..I am still trying to learn. Tried to send the obituary tonight, but can't do that yet. i'll ask my daughter when she gets home from work tomorrow if she can help me when she gets off work. I've got the booklet for the new printer in front of me. Last time I tried got error message, and the beat goes on. If nothing else can copy the facts off it in this square, but don't think I will have to. mary
Added by Mary on Oct 12, 2014 10:43 PM
RE: Florence Malroy Walsh
I have contacted the person who put the Ray Maloy Memorial on the Horton Cemetery Find a Grave, and without their input, I am unable to add Ray Maloy to his parents. The contributer has not responded to my request. I don't know how to find Alice Macmahon's grave site in California. She was married to G.F, Mcmahon who has been given 3 birthdates that I am aware of. 1901 and 1902 in Missouri and on social security 1897. I found a family generated record which states that both Alice and G.F. Mcmahon died in Glendora, California. Alice's middle name was Lydia. I have found G.F. Mcmahon as Glen Francis Mcmahon.
Added by Mary on Oct 12, 2014 3:54 PM
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