My name is Chester Wallace and I've been a member of Find-A-Grave for a couple of years now. I live in Marietta, Ga. and welcome any requests for photos within a feesable distance of zip 30066. I mainly work on logging deceased family members and local cemeteries to Atlanta. At the present I am working to log Marietta City Cemetery. I'm also currently working on a project to locate the graves of the victims of the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta, Georgia on December 7, 1946. I'm also working on a book about their lives as well as survivors, firemen and policeman who were on the scene so if anybody knows of anybody or family members of someone involved in the fire please let me know. I've been interested in cemeteries and especially genealogy since I was young. My grandmother would always want me to go with her to the local cemetery where I lived in Louisiana to visit her parents graves and they are on my site.
Edith Duckworth Burch Chester, I just learned about the Winecoff Hotel fire yesterday while researching another matter. I just found a very interesting press photo of George and Edith after the accident and have posted it on the findagrave website. I hope you don't think that it is distasteful. I think it helps to tell their story - sad as it is. Thank you for enlightening me even more on their tragedy. Paul Dietrich Cleveland, Tennessee
George D. Burch - Winecoff Hotel Fire I'm the sister of G. David Burch whose wife Edith died from her fall from the 10th floor of the Winecoff Hotel. He passed this year, Please contact me if you'd like a brief history of his life.
Ashley John Burns 102154717 Chet, I spoke with the cemetery personnel and they tell me that all of Sherman Burns family is buried in Section 7, Plot 102; and that Ashley John is buried in Grave #5. This doesn't jive with your information of where he was buried. Can you tell me where your information came from? According to the cemetery: Father: Wm Sherman is in grave 3 Mother: Dottie is in grave 4 Ashley John is in grave 5 as I mentioned and brother: William Sherman Jr in grave 2 and brother: Donald Bruce is in grave 1 Thanks for any clarification you can offer.
RE: Ashley John Burns 102154717 Sorry to be so slow Chet. I was checking my resources back in Sheridan. Unfortunately know one I know seems to know much about him either. Have you checked with his nephew, Bruce Burns? Bruce is the son of Ashley's brother, Donald Bruce Burns. He inherited the Mead Creek Ranch from his Grandfather, Wm Sherman Burns (who is the son of William John Burns). Anyway, sorry I couldn't be more helpful. I only knew Sherm in the last two years of his life. If I run across anything more about Ashley John Burns, I'll sure let you know. Thanks for the contact. Ellen
Ashley John Burns 102154717 Chet, Thanks for the memorial on Ashley John Burns who died in the Winecoff Hotel fire. I am researching his parents. Thus far I have started their memorials and have requested a link to his father William Sherman Burns #153619725. I should have a link to his mother in a couple of days. They are great people with unique histories. I haven't found Ashley's brother burial sites yet, but hope to get that done soon also.
If you have anything written up about the Hotel fire, how it happened, how it played out, I love a copy for my own records. I would leave it as you have it written up and with the credit to you if I place it on Family Tree or a public genealogy site.
Thanks again for getting the ball rollin! Really appreciate it. Ellen
James & Sarah Brooke (46803353 & 49605164) Thank you for the photograph that you posted of James Brooke's memorial at Bascomb Methodist Cemetery in Woodstock, GA. I'm writing to ask if you might know if his wife Sarah was listed on any of the sides of the memorial. Looking at the photos, I notice that two sides are photographed and I'm curious if the other sides are blank or not. Do you have any memory of the stone or any way that you might be able to check?