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Fred Sanford (#46577478)
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Note: any reference to the city of Washington versus the county of Washington, both of which were used in the early days of the District of Columbia (D.C.) will be omitted on my memorials or any requests to alter them since the residence of the deceased and/or the actual place of death would also have to be known and before 1850 or so. The city was divided into several parts when drawn up and laid out in the 1790s but these distinctions were dropped long before 1850. There is a need for some memorials of an early date to have this but for most others it is not accurate any longer. All are just Washington, D.C.

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Karen L.(Gregory) Largent
I received a disturbing email
Fred, is there a way I can contact you privately?

I received an email from a member and it has nothing to do with me and I do not know the people he is referring to and it is a lecture type email and I am very upset.

I have already contacted findagrave about it but I wanted to show it to you and ask you why this person would do this to me?

Added by Karen L.(Gregory) Largen... on Mar 30, 2015 10:17 AM
Karen L.(Gregory) Largent
The Great Flood of 1889 and A little Bit about Greene County, PA
# 3679 Fred, If you go to Grandview Cemetery in Johnstown, PA and type in the number I gave you, it will show you the 777 graves of the unknowns from the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889. It's interesting to read and to see.

Also, my husband is from Greene County, PA. Now I don't know if this is common or usual in the country, but at at Christmas Time at Greene County Memorial Park in Waynesburg, PA.

People make Grave Blankets for their passed on loved ones. The cemetery only has flat markers.
The grave blankets often have small decorated Christmas trees, ornaments, flowers, etc.

I always found it so tacky and ugly and awful but my In-laws did it every year and the practice continues today.

I thought of this after I looked at your virtual cemeteries and the floral displays.

Added by Karen L.(Gregory) Largen... on Mar 29, 2015 9:13 AM
Karen L.(Gregory) Largent
Virtual Cemeteries
Well your virtual cemeteries are very interesting.

The markers with the benches, are they meant for family to sit and visit?

It's very common here in PA, to make the rounds of all the cemeteries to visit your relatives.

Grandview Cemetery in Johnstown, PA has some amazing markers to see. My parents have an interestingly shaped stone and my mother had an engraving put into my Dad's side of the 55 Thunderbird he once owned. He had been a race car driver in the 50's and 60's, Had owned a Gas Station and was a real car lover.

I wish I still had all the cars he had over the years. Especially the T-Bird.

You may want to take a look around Grandview Cemetery in Johnstown, PA one day. There are some amazing things to see.

Oh and the head and foot markers in your Virtual Cemeteries is something I had never seen before.

Added by Karen L.(Gregory) Largen... on Mar 29, 2015 9:04 AM
Jim Kimble
Thanks Fred for the Moyer headstone pictures. Good job well done.
Added by Jim Kimble on Mar 28, 2015 6:21 AM
Karen L.(Gregory) Largent
The Gills
Fred, Thanks for the info on how to add the dates, places, etc. Maybe I will get lucky and learn more about my Great Uncle. I will have to do some research on him.

Thanks again for the pictures. I have never seen their graves.

Added by Karen L.(Gregory) Largen... on Mar 26, 2015 6:11 AM
Karen L.(Gregory) Largent
William and Mary Gill
Fred, Thank you for adding my Great Aunt and Uncle to the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, MD.

As to the other Gill's buried there. I have no records for William Gill or his family.

So for now, I cannot connect them to my relatives.

Thank you again,

Karen Largent
Added by Karen L.(Gregory) Largen... on Mar 25, 2015 10:13 AM
Gary Bonney
RE: Ford information
Hi Fred:
Was one of your corrections you sent me for Frank D Ford, Sr. born about 1865?
I don't see him in Cedar Hill. I don't no where he is nor does his grandson sure where he is. If you do have him in Cedar Hill can I make his memorial for him?
Added by Gary Bonney on Mar 23, 2015 9:06 AM
J Smith
Edward Raynor
Thanks :)
Added by J Smith on Mar 22, 2015 7:37 PM
J Smith
Lillian Beavers
Thanks :)
Added by J Smith on Mar 22, 2015 7:37 PM
J Smith
Lillian Mary Beavers Raynor
Giving you a long distance hug Fred!!
Added by J Smith on Mar 21, 2015 9:23 AM
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