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My journey through genealogy began with the search for my grandfather's grandmother in the Spring of 1982. Since that time, my travels have taken me to interesting places, met amazing people, and gleaned a wealth of knowledge.

In 2001, I discovered Find-A-Grave and began contributing to the ever-growing wealth of information. After 28 years in the nursing profession, I suffered a major stroke ln 2008.

No longer able to go "out in the field", my research time is spent on the internet.

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Rita Collvins Mayfield
Truitt Ramsey #32017049
I sent an edit through the auto link. I had sent one in Feb of 2014, but it may have fallen through the cracks, so I resent it. If there is a reason why you prefer Truitt not to be linked to his parents, could you send me a message to let me know the details?

Thanks so much,
Added by Rita Collvins Mayfield on Jan 24, 2015 7:07 AM
Cynthia Wilson
Gilford Hervey
I finally found the reason why he was admitted to Sedro Woolley - senile dementia on August 20, 1920. The Archives in Bellingham does not have the patient records but has an extract of information. DSHS has those records.
Added by Cynthia Wilson on Jan 05, 2015 12:59 PM
RE: Grave Marker
OK thank you for trying
Added by DONNA DETTMER on Jan 04, 2015 9:55 AM
Margaret Rorick Beach
Elias Brees
I have the marriage date of Elias Brees and Deborah Bennett as 27 Oct 1805 in New York state - maybe Warwick, Orange County; Tioga County, New York which later became Chemung County, New York. I'm look for a record of their marriage. Do you happen to know where I might find one? Elias Brees 1775-1863. Deborah Bennett Brees 1789-1838.
Added by Margaret Rorick Beach on Dec 23, 2014 8:41 AM
Helen Schwartz
Jacqueline Haddon Bohn
Hi, I just noticed that you have a grave for Jacqueline Haddon Bohn born May 26, 1933 in Anacortes, WA. She is my cousin and she is still living. I don't know why there would be a memorial plaque for her unless it was in preparation for her death. Anyway, she is alive and well. For confirmation of my info, you can find her on Facebook under her name. She is 82 but uses the computer frequently.
Added by Helen Schwartz on Dec 10, 2014 11:32 PM
Cynthia Wilson
RE: Gilford Hervey
I got Hervey's death certificate today. He died primarily of Senile Dementia with failure of all organs of life as contributing to his death.
Added by Cynthia Wilson on Nov 22, 2014 4:32 PM
Cynthia Wilson
RE: Gilford Hervey
I'm glad your computer/printer is working.

I finally spent some time going thru a box of pension records that I have and took another look at Gilford's record.

His son Carey sent letters to D.C. federal agencies because he was looking for the last check of his father. No one seemed to know where it was. The $161.00 check was returned to the government because someone wrote across the check "Deceased" and the date.

There was also a note from post office station that said Gilford was the only person picking up his mail and that the last time he was there was September 3, 1920. So, Gilford died at Sedro Woolley on September 8 which makes his stay very brief 4 days or less. Which makes me think his death may have been because of heart condition. There did not seem to be anything in his file to confirm a heart condition.

I ordered his death certificate from Olympia. I'll let you know.
Added by Cynthia Wilson on Nov 18, 2014 5:57 PM
Cynthia Wilson
RE: Gilford Hervey
I don't know what his cause of death was - I did not order a death certificate. I assume because of his age, he might have been suffering from dementia and/or PTSD. He was living in West Seattle. He was a member of GAR and someone in the organization could have recommended treatment at NSH. His son Carey did not know he was there or that he died for at least a month after his death and burial.

One correction on Thomas, his brother. He died October 1884 in Arkansas. His wife Malinda (Linda) waited a number of years to apply for his pension and she never did complete the process to get it. I can only assume she died before finishing.

I did some researching on Gideon T. Hervey. He and his family and slaves were in Mississippi by 1848. He purchased 480 acres of land in Water Valley, MS. Gilford would have been a child when he arrived. Gideon died in 1881. According to Gilford, Gideon visited him while he was living in Cairo, IL in 1870.
Added by Cynthia Wilson on Nov 13, 2014 12:00 PM
Cynthia Wilson
Gilford Hervey
Memorial Number: 112319989

One last question: Whose will identified Betty as mulatto and mother of Gilford?
Added by Cynthia Wilson on Nov 12, 2014 11:07 AM
Cynthia Wilson
Gilford Hervey
Memorial Number: 112319989

How did you determine Gilford's middle name?
Added by Cynthia Wilson on Nov 10, 2014 1:00 PM
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