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Marla (McWilliams) Fryman (#47229188)
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Bio Photo ABOUT ME: I'm a first generation California native. My folks came to San Diego as young children...my father from Pennsylvania, and my mother from Oklahoma. I am married and we have two grown children. We live in Ramona, a rural town in the mountains above San Diego. Among my interests, genealogy is number one. I can't get enough of it. When I found this site, I didn't realize it's full potential until months later. I've been able to find photos of 2nd great grandparents' graves. I've submitted corrections for names and dates. I've reconnected with long lost family members, albeit over photos of their grave markers. I've found kin that I never knew existed. I've also found markers for family that were stillborn or died in infancy or childhood that I didn't yet even know their names. Find A Grave contributors are so helpful! The thoughtful souls that go out and fulfill photo requests will never fully know the depth of my gratitude. In turn, I'd be happy to fulfill any photo requests in my area.

PHOTO REQUESTS: I'd be happy to help with photo requests in all of San Diego County. Occasionally, I venture to Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and Los Angeles Counties. I love genealogy and would be thrilled to connect you with your friends or family.

PHOTO CREDITS: Any photos that I've posted are from my own personal collection, or posted with the permission of the owner(s). If you would like to use any of my photos posted on memorials, please feel free to do so as long as you give the photo credit to the person that is listed as the contributor. If it is mine, I'd appreciate a "Photo courtesy of Marla Fryman". I always give a photo credit if I am able to, and apprecitate the same in return. Thank you in advance for the mutual respect.

FAMILY TRANSFERS: If I have any memorials that are related to you, I'd be happy to transfer to family, as others have extended to me. If we are both related, then I'll hang on to them unless you are closer. Sound like a deal?

:)
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Jerry Huffman
RE: Great info, as always!
Hi Marla,
You are very welcome. Glad to help.
Regards, Jerry
Added by Jerry Huffman on Jun 27, 2014 8:21 AM
Gregory Robinson
RE: Editing Plot Numbers
Hi Marla,
I have actually received quite a few emails for what I thought was a good idea at the time, but now I wonder. Here is the backstory. When I first started working in this cemetery I noticed one particular contributor was DELETING all of her memorials. At that time (Nov 2012), only about 33% of the markers had a memorial made on Find A Grave (about 8,000 out of 25,000). She had around 5,000 of them, but she deleted them all. I couldn't understand why she was essentially disrespecting our heroes, so I decided I was going to add EVERY SINGLE marker on Find A Grave, but I also wanted to keep all of the records for this cemetery on my own database (just in case something were to ever happen to findagrave.com). Each section has appx. 2,000 markers (Section K has 1,478). In order to keep track of them, I needed to add a leading zero in front of markers 1-999 to sort them by plot number. I needed it in that format to walk every single plot. I fixed my own database to work the way I needed it, but then wondered if it would be a good idea if the whole cemetery was the same. Because I manage 82% of the memorials in this cemetery now, there were only about 5,000 that were not formatted the same way. "Most" of those had no plot number at all, so approving the request I sent was a no brainer. The "few" memorials that actually had a plot number already listed seems to be my issue. Several contributors took it as a personal attack I think, which was never my intention. They have declined my request, which is fine. I spent a ton of time sending out those requests and I guess I figured if I did all the work, they would just approve it. I was wrong. Please don't take my request for anything more than it is. I was just trying to make it more uniform. If you are not interested in changing it, I am OK with that. This was your dad, not mine, please do what you think is right. I'm not keeping score, I am just trying to make it easier for future generations to find their loved ones. Sorry for writing a book!!

Greg
Added by Gregory Robinson on Jun 24, 2014 11:26 PM
Valerie McWilliams-Walstead
Related
PS You and I are related via: Cynthia and Samuel are also my Great-Great Grandparents. I would love to talk to you about closer relations if you have the time. =)
Added by Valerie McWilliams-Walste... on Mar 19, 2014 10:36 AM
Valerie McWilliams-Walstead
Ted McWilliams
Marla,

Iwas told that Ted was our family historian. I was hoping that he passed the information on to you.

I am looking for information on Robert McWilliams who migrated from North Ireland. Are you able to help?

Thanks a bunch =)
Added by Valerie McWilliams-Walste... on Mar 19, 2014 10:06 AM
Roberta Parks Groner
Lavina Uber
we are decendents Of Carlton A Uber who had sister by this name and approximate age--parents Frederick and Caroline C Uber, Middletown, Frederick, Maryland. Census from 1850)

Is this the same person? Do you have any info on the Family I am speaking of? Any help with locating their graves and info and upline beyond that will be greatly appreciated!
Added by Roberta Parks Groner on Aug 24, 2013 3:22 PM
Bob Pearson
Edward Sidley Pearson
Hi Marla

This is Robert V Pearson, Edward was my younger brother and I have been searching for information on him. Thank you for assisting me in my search. My mother, Margaret's maiden name was Barghausen not Barghousen or Barghauser. If you could help me make this correction it would much appreciated. Thank you Bob
Added by Bob Pearson on Jun 26, 2013 8:20 PM
justcallmeque
Thank you
Thank you for all the hard you have done and are doing. Since my grandfather died, I never knew if my grandmother had or not. My grandparents are Robert and Georgina McWilliams. I almost cried finding the information. Robert was my bestfriend and I cried when he died, I was 12. Thank you so much for all of your hard work, it means a lot to me.

~Suzann Marie (McWilliams) Addison
Added by justcallmeque on Jun 20, 2013 3:19 PM
Peggie wallingford
Clarence E. Young
Hi Marla, my name is Peggie (Young) Wallingford and am the youngest child of Clarence & Eva Young from Westville, Ok. I saw your messge while looking at the info they had on my Dad. I have one sister and 2 brothers still living, my sister Pauline is 91 years old and lives in an assisted living facility and my 2 brothers, James & Eugene live in the Dallas, TX area. Would love to see if we really are related. You can E-mail me at
peggieruth@gmail.com if you like.

Regards, Peggie
Added by Peggie wallingford on Apr 13, 2013 7:31 PM
Paula
Hi cousin :)
Hi Marla,
My reason for contacting you is two fold. First, we are related through the Pearsons/Smiths. Elizabeth Smith, Clement Pearson's mother, was the sister of William Smith, my 4x great grandfather. If you have any info on the Smith's I would be very interested.
I also have a cemetery photo request- I believe my grandmother, Christina Ferguson Carrier, is buried in the San Pedro cemetery. She died in June 1938. You mentioned sometimes venturing to Los Angeles county. I have never been to California so if my request is out of the question, just say so!
I too am very much into the genealogy. I am not on find a grave very often unless something pops up through ancestry.com which I am on pretty much daily. Here is my personal email if you could please contact me that way.
Happy Hunting!
Paula
pjteach20@columbus.rr.com
Added by Paula on Apr 02, 2013 12:13 PM
Paula
hi cousin :)
Hi Marla,
My purpose is contacting you is two fold. We are related through the Pearsons/Smiths. I was looking up Clement P
Added by Paula on Apr 02, 2013 12:03 PM
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