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Dean Hirst (#47404528)
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Bio Photo I was born in Riverside, Burlington County New Jersey and spent much of my first ten years there. My father died in WWII having never seen me. My step-father was in the Navy so we spent a lot of time traveling around. I graduated from high school at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the Navy in 1961, came out to California in 1963 and have been here ever since. I have been married twice, have three children and eleven grandchildren. My second wife Sandy and I have known each other since we were five years old and have been married since 2006. I have been doing my family genealogy since 2010 and a member of Find A Grave for over four years now.

I am interested in families in the Philadelphia and Burlington County, NJ areas with last names of Freck/Frech (originally from Germany mid 1800s), Broderson/Brodersen (Denmark), Stecher (originally from Germany mid 1800s) and Hirst, originally from England. Hirst were prominent in the cigar business in Philadelphia. Additionally, I am working on my wife's family, Wetherell and Goodwin in New Hampshire.

If you see a picture of a gravestone I have taken and want to use it, by all means copy it and use as needed. If you see a family members memorial that I have created and you would like to manage it, just ask.
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Paula Griffith
Thank you!
For filling my request for grave photos of Fannie and Lucille McGee.
Added by Paula Griffith on Aug 22, 2016 2:19 PM
jclinx
Esther McCoy Shafer
I found her gravestone in Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, CA, as you entered it, thru links. She is not listed anywhere, not just not Union Cemetery. Can you help me make sense of this?

Thanks, Jane Linkswiler
Added by jclinx on Aug 21, 2016 12:22 PM
Padgett Researcher Ruth the Sleuth
RE: Dorothy Padgett #114487508
Thank you so much for the transfer, Dean. I really appreciate it. And, I will change her nickname to 'Dorcy'. I am in touch with a lady whose grandfather was Dorcy's older brother and her spelling matches the records that I have found. Thanks for letting me know the source was cemetery records. Cemetery records are not always accurate as I'm sure you know.

Thanks again!
Added by Padgett Researcher Ruth t... on Aug 14, 2016 5:42 PM
jan james
Luretta Dungan Barnette Rasmussen
Hi Dean, I was wondering if you are related to Luretta Dungan Barnette Rasmussen and where you found the wonderful information you have on her memorial? Jan James janrjames@comcast.net
Added by jan james on Aug 08, 2016 3:27 PM
RhettaSue
Davis & Kamrau Transfers
Thank you for transferring the memorials for Louise Davis and Mary Kamrau. I so appreciate all you do for Find A Grave.
Added by RhettaSue on Jul 25, 2016 1:04 PM
Gail-Easter-Moore-Dresser
Bergman memorials
Thank you Dean for your hard work posting our Bergman memorials Union Cem Bakersfield. Much appreciated.
Added by Gail-Easter-Moore-Dresser on Jul 09, 2016 7:00 AM
Terry Rascon
ID#14592710
I have 4 DeWoody family members buried at Union Cemetery. Bob #141453962 was my gdpa he is plot 83-4. His mother Cordelia #141454330 plot 77-13. Son Donald #145927376 plut 74-12 and according to his funeral memorial handout that I have saying Gurney L was also buried at Union Cemetery I am thinking that this one you have listed for S Lee DeWoody is actually Gurney L Dewoody because he died on the same date you have listed. ID#14592710 plot 74-2.... all four of them are in Garden of Faith section. Is it possible that you mistyped an S when it should be a G. I am trying to link everyone and would also love to manage their memorials. I am registered as Terry Rascon under email rasconapps@gmail.com not sure how you transfer it to me or if you can just see if there needs to be a correction so I can go back and establish the linking process.
Added by Terry Rascon on Jul 06, 2016 1:56 PM
Rachel Gillooly
Samuel A Stratton
Born October 1965 died January 1966 he has a sister that had been searching for him Connie Stratton. She is alive and curious about another sibling that Samuel had as well as their mother Jessie M. Jones. She was not sure of he was alive or dead. She was separated from her siblings as a young girl.
Added by Rachel Gillooly on May 01, 2016 3:41 PM
Rachel Gillooly
Samuel A Stratton
Born October 1965 died January 1966 he has a sister that had been searching for him Connie Stratton. She is alive and curious about another sibling that Samuel had as well as their mother Jessie M. Jones.
Added by Rachel Gillooly on May 01, 2016 3:38 PM
NorCalGal
Elam O Kincaid
Hello Dean - this is my great great grandfather and he has another Find-A-Grave memorial - can you help to combine them? Please see # 62825304 - thank you.
Would love a photo very much of his headstone. His great grand-daugter - my mother - just passed and putting things together.
Kind Regards,
C.M. Standley
Added by NorCalGal on Apr 02, 2016 11:50 PM
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