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Jeanne Thomson (#47435319)
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Bio Photo When you've passed your Medicare Birthday, it's hard to tell a "short" story, especially about yourself.
I'm a Navy brat, so we were never from anywhere. We gave our grandparents address in Oklahoma as home. When asked what church we belonged to, it was Protestant chosen from Protestant, Catholic or Jewish. And our favorite hymn was the Navy one, "Eternal Father, Stong to Save".
My childhood goal was to have a cattle ranch with my Dad, but he stayed in the Service; and I went off to Oklahoma A&M to seek my own life partner, family & fortune.
My first husbands and I parted ways.
So, I perservered; moved East instead of West; and finally met that life partner with whom I've lived, loved and raised goats for over thirty years now.
When my parents died in 2007 after nearly 70 years together, my sister & I inherited boxes of the family memories. My goal with FindaGrave is to link & preserve their family lines, i.e. Junks & Buhrings for Dad and Gregorys & Morgans for Mom. Other surnames are In-Laws or Step-Families. Generally, we are related to all these folks by chance or by choice.
George Bernard Shaw was quoted to say, "If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance!" I have tried to do so in numerous cases :0)
Many thanks to all who have helped me.
If I can help anyone else along the way, it will be my pleasure. I have enjoyed my first years here. Hope others will too. JT

Every so often, an obituary moves my heart.
If you ever wonder why you need to remember those who have died, Roger Cohen wrote the sweetest Opinion in the New York Times, 8 April 2014. "From Death into Life" discusses his Uncle Bert Cohen who recently died at age 95. Mr.Cohen wrote, "Now he lives in me. The living are custodians of the souls of the dead, those stealthy migrants. Love bequeaths this responsibility."

OP-ED OF THE MONTH: This piece by Frank Bruni in the NY Times was inspired by Youth League Sports Coach Steve Bandura & his female baseball protegee' Mo'ne Davis. Printed 24 August 2014 it's titled "Black, White & Baseball". Bandura uses Jackie Robinson to inspire the kids. He takes them to the Brooklyn, NY Cemetery where Jackie Robinson is buried to read his tombstone: "A life is not important except in the impact it has on others."

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Pvt Basil Nelson Longsworth
regarding Find A Grave Memorial 91197214:

I believe there is a William Longsworth interred immediately next to Basil Longsworth in this cemetery. William was also a veteran of War of 1812.

There is also a Cornelius Longsworth in the cemetery (another veteran), but he is in a different area of the cemetery.
Added by box_noise on Dec 08, 2014 3:30 PM
RE: Ida & Augustus Memmert Headstone Photo
I just sent email, but forgot to mention that the back of the stone is her nephew and his wife. George Clifford Howard is the son of her brother Walter Joseph Howard.
Added by ddjohnsonri on Nov 01, 2014 3:29 PM
RE: Porter Monds Grave
You are welcome.

Added by Rick on Oct 25, 2014 4:22 PM
RE: 1st wife of Cecil R Green
I'm so glad that I was of some help.

I was in the process of finding links (parents and children) for folks in a small cemetery near where I grew up, and I found clues that linked Barbara Green, age 19, to your Cecil. Your Cecil Green bio mentioned Linden CO (a VERY small local community), so I was 99.9% certain that your Cecil and Barbara were a match. It is funny, earlier this morning, Barbara's memorial had no links, but her bio mentioned "wife of Cecil R. Green". Now she has lots of family to keep her company in Find-A-Grave land. :)

A Random Act of Genealogical Kindness,

P.S., I particularly enjoy finding links from infants to parents.
Added by Dale on Aug 22, 2014 6:10 PM
RE: Ada England vs Ada Frank
The plot numbers are the same. In Ada England's obit, she married in 1965. Her first husband passed in 1963. They are buried in the family plot (Frank). If you will look at the lot photo for George Frank, you will see that left to right are Mayes England, Ada, and George. At the bottom right of the lot photo is the section and lot number. Mayes' space is 4, Ada 5, and George 6. Ada shares a stone with George.

The Franks on the other side of the marker in space 1 are Floyd Frank (father of George?) and space 2 is Rilla Norton who is Floyd's wife who remarried after he passed.

Does that clear it up? Red
Added by Red on Jun 07, 2014 3:37 PM
Margaret G. Burriss
I'm afraid there is no tombstone for her. I haven't dug out my 7-volume Burriss Genealogy (1990) to see what Maude Burriss Johnston and the Burriss Genealogy Committee gave as her birth and death dates. There's so much material in it, over 900 pages, that it's not easy to search. I understand that Maude Johnston did most of the earlier family research, correspondence, and preserving of the reunion minutes, etc. But the committee included: Chairman, Edward F. Hillhouse, Charles Welborn, Miss Susie Burriss, Charles Welborn, Jr. Esq., Miss Annie Frances Blackman, Mrs maude Burriss johnston, Mrs. Olin McGill, James F. McCurry, and Mrs. Clifford G. Burriss, Jr.
Added by Ray on May 05, 2014 5:56 PM
Dale E. Caplin
Greg Dancy
Greg was my friend. Entry on father done!! Regards, Dale.
Added by Dale E. Caplin on Apr 05, 2014 11:16 PM
Jim & Judy Harlan
Henry Harrison Hobbs
The cemetery database shows that Henry does NOT have a grave marker. It does not show a burial for Ella/Ellie Mae Hobbs or Matthews. My wife and I searched the entire block (and nearby portions of the adjacent blocks as well) where Henry is buried and were able to confirm that there was no headstone present. We did however find a headstone with the inscription."Bessie Huffman - Wife of H.H. Hobbs". Bessie has a Find A Grave memorial (# 35075105). Both are buried in the Cedar Hill section, Block 146; Henry is in Lot 2, Space 5, and Bessie in in Lot 3, space 1. You can view the Abilene Cemetery records on-line at:
I am going to report a problem with Henry's request. Hope this info is helpful to you.
Added by Jim & Judy Harlan on Dec 20, 2013 1:38 PM
Glenda Sims
John W. Sims Memorial
First of all, thank you for your good work. I have a possible correction for my great-grandfather JW Sims's memorial. Census and voter registration records list him as having been born in GA rather than AL. His 1867 voter registration in Winston County, AL specifically states that he was born in Cherokee County, GA. I am descended from his first marriage to Emma Baughn, with whom he had two children not listed on the memorial site; Rufus Wesley and William. Emma died in 1875 and is buried in Winston County, AL. Rufus (1872-1952) is buried in Florence, AL. Sorry, but I have no info on William.

Thanks again and good luck with your work.
Added by Glenda Sims on Nov 25, 2013 2:11 AM
Vanatta Family
Thanks for your reply. My email is Will give you any further information privately.
dau. of Florence Vanatta, grdau. of Milton Ross Vanatta, gr grdau. James Vanatta,
Added by OkiePat on Nov 06, 2013 8:11 AM
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