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C. Bryan (#46788769)
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Bio Photo Regarding SUNNYSIDE on Signal Hill - - Photo requests posted without location data are suspect since they might be for Forest Lawn on San Antonio at Cherry (which was called Sunnyside prior to 1978). I have a liaison position with management, and they are good about giving me sites. This arrangement is necessary because of past abuses of good will. I will post locations for the requests in the "problem notice," and maintain currency. Your cooperation assures accurate data and a satisfactory conclusion.

I'll transfer anybody but close family if you have a good story - or even a bad lie. You can be adopted or the ex, I don't care.
íLa vida es demasiado corta como para objetar - Life's too short to quibble!
Please use any photos associated with your loved ones' sites as you desire; they belong to you. If you ask for permission I'll know you can't read.

A note on why some 'souls' evade discovery: Think about it; there's little entertainment for the majority. One game everyone really gets into is to hide while we seek. They hold real still and don't give each other up, hilarious watching us bumble about with growing frustration. Using nicknames instead of real ones, omitting dates, or the ultimate - not paying for their marker!

Earliest ancestors Philadelphia 1697 on my father's side - My mother's side arrives in 1749 & 1751. Latest kin here by 1777.
In 1685 a Strode grandfather helped Monmouth's attempt to overthrow James II; and in 1745 another grandpa, this time a Grant, marched with Charles Stuart against George II - both causes failed utterly. Strode's son lost his purchase in England and fled eventually to Philadelphia (aboard a misnamed vessel in which he and his wife perished and his orphans prospered).
The strappan Sawney was transported, indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap.
Or not. That whole pack has enough romantic burnishing to fill several Janice Holt Giles novels.

I'm NOT related to Daniel Boone of pioneer fame - I'm related to two of his sisters (5th great-grandmothers - Mary's grandson, Luke, wed Elizabeth's granddaughter, Mary Sanders).
I'm NOT related to Gen. John J. Pershing - but his uncle, J.S. Pershing (by another wife of our common sire, J.M. Pershing) is my great-grandfather.
NOT connected to Wm. Jennings Bryan at all - former Secretary of State and thrice Presidential candidate, a dedicated public servant and son of a dedicated public servant, who once lent law books to the aforementioned Mr. Pershing.

My direct lineage seems to have had an aversion to military service but for a maternal great-grandpapa who got himself wounded by the defenders of Vicksburg.
Well, too, there was that earlier trouble in the late mid-1700s; a few grandpas mixed it up in the Ohio Valley, rode with Geo. Rogers Clark and the boys - other scuffles with the Tories in the Carolina and Kentucky hills. Most got pensions for their efforts (them who weren't Loyalists). Myself - I spent three years in the US Army working for the Security Agency.

And - this from another graver:
'Much better to be looking for dead people, than to have dead people looking for you.'

There is an underscore _ in my address below, not a space.
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Shirley Ulbrich
RE: Loucks - -
Hi there,

thanks for the info. I actually spoke with the Sunnyside director who gave me the plot location, in Forest Lawn. Initially I had called Forest Lawn and they said they couldn't locate Wano.

After leaving a detailed message with Sunnyside, he called me back saying that Wano was not there. However, he was at Forest Lawn! Apparently, he had called them and after pressing them, lo and behold, they found him! When he told me this, he said he gets an average 10-15 calls a month that he has to redirect to Forest Lawn.

I will call Forest Lawn again in the morning to recheck plot number. If different, I'll let you know. Thanks again.
Added by Shirley Ulbrich on Apr 17, 2014 11:04 PM
Sharon Rogers-Fabris
Thanks
Thank you for the photo for Dana Dillman. I enjoyed your bio. Have a great rest of the week!
~Sharon
Added by Sharon Rogers-Fabris on Apr 09, 2014 8:37 PM
Mary
Kenneth W Phillips
Thank you for the photo of Kenneth W Phillips' stone. Your time and dedication is greatly appreciated. Thanks again, Mary
Added by Mary on Mar 31, 2014 6:09 PM
M Diane Lindall
Helen Glider headstone
Thanks so much for the photo. I certainly appreciate volunteers like yourself who help us put the puzzle pieces together to find our roots!
THANKS
Diane Durian Lindall
Added by M Diane Lindall on Mar 31, 2014 4:19 PM
Jay Kruizenga
Dudley Thompson
Wow! You work fast. Just posted today and here you have a picture already. Thank you so much! I appreciate your time... and a lovely picture too.

Jay Kruizenga
Added by Jay Kruizenga on Mar 31, 2014 1:50 PM
Tom Sisco
Find A Grave Memorial# 94537777
Thank you for all your effort it is greatly appreciated by the extended family. Tom Sisco
Added by Tom Sisco on Mar 30, 2014 2:33 PM
Susan Francis Bott and Bruce E Bott
Mary Weidman
Hi,

Thanks so much for getting a picture of her marker and so quickly! This branch of the Widman's have an "e" before the "i". Interesting. Everything here in Louisville, KY has no "e", wondering if that was how it was originally spelled.
Anyway, thanks again for doing what you do and helping us find our families. I appreciate it very much!

Have a great week.
Susan Francis Bott
Added by Susan Francis Bott and Br... on Mar 30, 2014 2:28 PM
Sharon Breedlove Chavez
Ron Bruce
Thank you so much!! This will mean so much to my niece. I live in the Thousand Oaks, area and if you ever want a picture of a grave in this area, please contact me.

Thank You,

Sharon Chavez
Added by Sharon Breedlove Chavez on Mar 29, 2014 7:09 PM
Famlygeni
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Thank you for the picture of Jennie's headstone
and the transfer. The Carlyon's are family.

I really appreciate all of your hard work here at find a grave. It is really a wonderful thing that you do here.

Thank you!


Diane Eaton Hacker
Added by Famlygeni on Mar 24, 2014 7:51 AM
Pamela Gavanus
Photo Request
Thank you so much for your quick response to my request for a photo of the headstone at Forest Lawn, Cypress. Your photo of the location will make it easier for me to find him now. I was there yesterday morning looking but hadn't seen your photos yet. Thank you again.
Added by Pamela Gavanus on Mar 20, 2014 10:49 AM
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