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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 in 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 - but 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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Cressie Schoenberg
Now that was quick. Thank you so much for the photo. That was very nice of you.
Added by b g on Nov 26, 2015 3:33 AM
Ralph Wallin
Thank you so much for completing my request so quickly. The effort is greatly appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving.
Added by Linda on Nov 25, 2015 3:57 PM
Julie (Pittman) Johnson
Evelyn White Frederick & Carolyn Frederick Edwards
Thank you for trying to find my Aunt Evelyn. We were always told she was cremated and put with her daughter, Carolyn (Frederick) Edwards. Thank you for Carolyn'S photo, too! I will call the cemetery and see if they will give me a location over the phone.

Thanks so much!
Added by Julie (Pittman) Johnson on Nov 18, 2015 2:29 PM
Donna White
re: Oder White
Thank you so much for finding his unmarked grave and taking wide angle shots with the flower and the notation. That is very nice and very detailed work! I took a wild guess that he was buried with his wife and it paid off! I appreciate you taking the extra steps for such great pics! He was a direct descendant of Peregrine White of the Mayflower! donna white
Added by Donna White on Nov 13, 2015 12:38 PM
RE: Cleary - -
Thanks and I agree with your thinking - I do the same thing when I find a spouse. Funny thing, that marker/tablet is one of the few that is NOT granite at All Soul's . . . almost did not know how to act :-)
Added by BB on Nov 12, 2015 6:26 PM
RE: Billy Leach - - -
OMG.. sorry, I didn't see the photo... Thank you SO MUCH!!! This means so very much to my family and I. None of us have ever seen where she was laid to rest. Thank you! thank you! Thank you!!
Bless you kind, Sir!!
And sorry for the confusion in the last message, I am fairly new to this site and didn't realize this edit had been sent.
Added by BRIDGET BROWN on Oct 26, 2015 11:48 AM
Leanna G.
George and Daisy Hill
Wow thank you so much for the transfer....if only everyone was so quick and unselfish. :)
Added by Leanna G. on Oct 17, 2015 6:03 PM
Gus C
Fish Family Cemetery Photos
Thank you so much for the wonderful headstone marker photos of my great grandparents and their youngest son at FLLB. The photos showing all three together with labels are fantastic as well. Your efforts far exceeded my expectations. Thanks again for taking time to help preserve the Fish family history. Gus Contabile.
Added by Gus C on Oct 10, 2015 2:49 PM
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Thank you!
Thank you very much for the photos of Frank Espinoza's grave (#94519745)! He was my grandfather and I had never seen it before.
Added by The Thanatos Archive on Oct 08, 2015 7:21 AM
RE: John Lees - - -
Oh thank you so much for your efforts. My John Lees was born in Glasgow, Scotland, along with his parents. His father had the same name. John Lees Sr. and his sis, my ggrandmother, left Glasgow for Butte, MT. Early 20th century.. All were coal miners...
Added by McMolly on Oct 02, 2015 1:31 AM
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