Mayflower Connection: I descend from the following Degory Priest, Francis Eaton, John Alden,Priscilla Mullins, Myles Standish, Peter Brown, Francis Cooke, George Soule, Isaac Allerton, Richard Warren, through my father, Member 27436, Society of Mayflower Descendants.
My uncle, Carl Glee Smith Jr is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in the Philippines. His life was lost during Typhoon Cobra, December 18, 1944 when three ships went down, USS Hull, USS Monaghan and his ship the USS Spence. I have attempted to leave notes at each of the memorials for the 793 sailors who lost their lives that day. I also see many other memorials that no one has left flowers or honored them, I am also honoring those as I have time. There are over 44,033 memorials at that cemetery. May God bless the thousands of families who suffered loss during WW II.
I am attempting to link many of Smith burials in an effort to help those who are just starting their family search venture. Descending from four Smith branches is a challenge. At the present time, I am linking Smiths from several states from Vermont, New York,Ohio to Illinois, Nebraska and Kansas. From Virginia through Kentucky to Arkansas. From Georgia, Arkansas to Texas.
In addition, I am documenting my Jones from New Hampshire, through Ohio, Illinois to Nebraska.
A few of my family lines are Blatherwick, Farrow, Gilbert, Wood, Kelsey, Evans, Blake, Cady, Watkins, Stewart, McCormick, Jones, Stiles, McDermott, Hoffman, Smith, Black, Brazle, Roth, Martin, Cole, Morgan, Oswalt
If you use my personal photos, please give me credit for the photo, this includes family photos posted as well as cemetery photos. Thank you.
I will consifer transferring memorials that are your direct family, but not my family line. I am not into numbers and am happy to share my work. I love to link family members and to know a bit about the person.
Find A Grave Memorial# 24477893 Please transfer maintenance of this memorial for Martha (Holmes) Montgomery to me. She is my Great Aunt. I just came from Thompson Cemetery near Waldron where she is buried looking for my Great Grandfather Alexander Holmes, Martha's Father. Thank you
William Harvey Evans Could you please transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 131963374 which is for William Harvey Evans to me, he is my ggg-grandfather. Some of the info you have for him is incorrect. Thank you in advance! Deanna Barton
Graves Parrish --Monmouth, Illinois I live in Dallas Texas and my name is (Mr.) Dale Patrick Johnson. My great grandmother Mary Elizabeth (Cramer) Parrish is buried in Monmouth with her first husband Willard Parrish with whom she had 2 daughters, Elizabeth Hodgson and Pearl Stephens (Stevens?) who is buried in Rockdale, Texas. Willard's father is Parker Parrish (I have a picture of his farm.) I am looking for family connections. Hodgsons are buried in Kirkwood, Illinois and there are references to Smithshire and Galesburg. I have a tiny pitcher with a picture of the Presbyterian church in either Smithshire or Galesburg. I am looking for any family history. Years ago someone in the Monmouth library was very helpful to me on theses issues. Thanks. (Mr.) Dale Patrick Johnson P. O. Box 25301, Dallas, Texas firstname.lastname@example.org Dale.Johnson@Regions.com 214-360-1877 office 214-526-5511 home 214-704-4612 cell
G-d Bless You. You left a memorial tribute to my cousin by marriage, Sergeant Arthur Bochow, killed in action off the Philippines in a horrid kamikaze attack. His wife, my cousin by blood lived out her many. many years of life vibrantly, but mourning her husband dearly.
I thank you and salute you, Ma'am.
My father served aboard the U.S.S. Valencia (AKA-81) that was sailing with Admiral Halsey's task force during Typhoon Cobra. It was a harrowing experience he never forgot. I had the privilege of sharing the experience at his grave side with the Navy Honor Guard in 2009 while we waited for additional family to arrive.