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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.

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.
Transfers for anybody but close family if you have a good story - or even a bad lie. You can be adopted, or the ex.
íLa vida es demasiado corta como para objetar - Life's too short to quibble!

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; hilarious watching us bumble about with growing frustration, using nicknames, 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 in May of 1747 aboard the "Gildart', indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap. That whole pack has enough romantic burnishing to fill several Janice Holt Giles novels.

I'm NOT directly 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 Szudy
Bessie Nelson
Beautiful picture C. Bryan. A lovely memory of my Grandmother. Thank you.

May I have your permission to use in my Ancestry tree?

Shirley Szudy
Added by Shirley Szudy on Sep 13, 2014 12:32 PM
David M. Pierce
Sharman
Hello ... thanks so much for the beautiful photos of the memorials for James and Irene Sharman. I love how you took a long shot, and also a close shot ... it was perfect! Thanks again, David
Added by David M. Pierce on Sep 13, 2014 12:08 PM
Jane Marie Morrison
George M. James
You added a photo of his wife on Find A Grave. I attached her to her husband. Would you mind adding that photo to his memorial?

His memorial is 86413927

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=86413927

Thank you,
Jane Morrison
Added by Jane Marie Morrison on Sep 10, 2014 2:58 AM
W. Loy Frisk Simmons
Ivan Romanoff
What a pleasant unexpected surprise! Thank you for putting him in my care. As for your Bio...love it! Life is too short to quibble! And you are so right about these souls who try to hide, so we just keep seeking. Such is the game of life & graving. Had a wonderful find today, my Great Grand Uncle who died during the Civil War at just 18. Many in our family line had searched a long time, only we were all looking in a county, not the name of a town! Low and behold, they had a Civil War Cemetery for men who died fighting there, with only a few who had names, but he did and I found him! He's no longer lost to us! Keep up your good work. Many Blessing to you.
Added by W. Loy Frisk Simmons on Sep 08, 2014 8:05 PM
Kelly Thomas
Charles Ray Massey
06 Sep 14
Thank you so much for the prompt response in providing me a picture of the headstone for Charles Ray Massey. I'm still uncertain if this is our Charles Ray Massey, but I couldn't have gotten the picture without your generous help.
Thank You Again,
Kelly Thomas
Houston, Texas
Added by Kelly Thomas on Sep 06, 2014 7:01 PM
GH
Gantz
Thank you for Ethel and Darwin's grave marker photos.
Added by GH on Sep 06, 2014 2:36 PM
Paula Johnson
Pictures of Jan L Long Grave
Thank You So Much for all you did by sending us the pictures. Aunt Jan raised my husband when he was little. She was his Mother, Aunt, Friend and Sister in all. She passed away at such a young age from Cancer. We are so thankful for you to do this since we are in Alabama. May I ask is there any way without know first name if her Mother and Father are next to her. She has one sister named Judy and last we knew of her she was in Palm Springs California. Her Maiden name was Barber. Once again thank you so much.
Added by Paula Johnson on Sep 02, 2014 5:00 PM
Zimmy
Joseph Adam Brown gravestone
Thanks for taking the time and effort to get a photo of their gravestones. I very much appreciate all the time you took to do this.. Jerry
Added by Zimmy on Sep 02, 2014 6:02 AM
Karen Bracey
THANK YOU
Thanks so much for the photo that shows that there is no marker for Alfred's wife, Lauretta Beck.
Added by Karen Bracey on Sep 01, 2014 3:51 PM
Terry
Thomasine Sherman
Thanks for the great photos of her gravestone and surrounding area. Much appreciated. Terry
Added by Terry on Aug 29, 2014 3:19 PM
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