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Gary Crandall (#46877549)
 member for 9 years, 8 months, 28 days
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Nearly all of the memorials I've added are related to me and I would love to correspond with anyone else who is related. I have much more data than is online for most of these relatives and am glad to share, plus I'm always looking for more information that anyone else has to offer.

Thank you to all the people who have posted memorials and have been gracious about either adding information and links or by transferring the memorials.
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The Shadow
Capt Francis Henry "Frank" Vercoe

My name is Gord Burt and I'm a cousin of Captain Francis Henry Vercoe. Find A Grave Memorial# 60103284.

I'm related to him through the Aylesworth's of Ernestown. My great grandmother was an Aylesworth who grew up in Kingston, Ontario.

I saw you'd taken over the memorial of Francis at FindaGrave and I saw your bio that said you had information on people. I was wondering if you could share what you might have on Francis but also if you had a pic of him and hopefully one of Francis in his military uniform.

Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon!


PS your email above doesn't work.
Added by The Shadow on Aug 13, 2016 11:22 AM
Lezah McCarthy
RE: Bruce/Goodrich/Stenhouse family
Hi Gary,

Thank you for the quick reply. I have 2 questions....

1)There is a family history written by Diana Olson (Anna Amelia Goodrich Stenhouse's granddaughter) in 1932 that among other things talks about Anna Amelia being 5'4'' and of a dark complexion (this is similar to the photos I have too) and that her mother, Diana Bruce was Scotch (directly descended form the King of Bruce supposedly) and her father, David F Goodrich was half Scotch and half Oneida native american(she describes him as tall, dark with a ruddy complexion and black eyes).

I have searched trying to find proof of that Oneida link. The main evidence I have so far is the simple location of Anna's birth in Edmeston, which is the location of Ft. Stanwix (Oneida/Iroquois/settler outpost). Do you know anything more about this?

2) I did the DNA test and had no native American DNA (at least that they could find...I am a very distant relative to them! I did have less than 1% west African. Could it be that the complexion that Diana describes of David Goodrich was really African descent? I see Ruey Fairchild Goodrich was his mother and Tamar Summers was his grandmother...those seems to be unusual names and I am having trouble looking up much on them. Could either of them have been of African descent?

Trying to figure out this big piece of "lore" in our family about the native American descent!

Many thanks,
Added by Lezah McCarthy on Mar 04, 2016 2:06 PM
Lezah McCarthy
Bruce/Goodrich/Stenhouse family
Hi Gary,
I am in the process of documenting my family ancestry and I noticed that you created many of the records of my distant relatives on First, thank you. It's amazing to see grave stones and such great documentation of history!
Second, I am a Pagels by birth: daughter of Charles Pagels, granddaughter of Anna Amelia Olson Pagels, great granddaughter of Mary Anna Amelia Stenhouse Olson, great great granddaughter of Anna Amelia Goodrich Stenhouse, great great great granddaughter of Diana Bruce Goodrich, great great great great granddaughter of Mary Briggs Bruce.
I am planning on having the portion of the family tree that I know online soon. I was wondering if you know more of the family tree from this lineage and where you fit into it.
Many thanks for all your help,
Added by Lezah McCarthy on Mar 04, 2016 6:57 AM
Gail Cline
Surgery August 3
Hello Gary - please keep me in your prayers need more
surgery my left knee has gone out & walking & doing
a few things around the house is unbearable!
I will be in the hospital for 3 days & after I get home
it's rehabilitation !
I hope & pray all goes well need clearance from 2 doctors!
Added by Gail Cline on Jul 01, 2015 7:59 PM
Family Hunter
RE: Lydia Allen Simonds
Do you have the link for your information for this couple?
Added by Family Hunter on May 24, 2015 11:49 AM
Family Hunter
Lydia Allen Simonds
I had put in a request for a photo of her head stone. The volunteer told me he was unable to find one for her.

You had created the memorial. Was there a monument for her?
Added by Family Hunter on May 23, 2015 6:25 PM
Westlawn-Hillcrest Vets
Edward Clayton Silk has a flag on his Find A Grave memorial, did he serve in the military? If so is he buried at Westlawn Hillcrest cemetery in Omaha NE? When checking with the cemetery office, they could not give us a location of his grave, do you have one?

We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.

C.C.Diamond #48316821

If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Apr 16, 2015 2:51 PM
Bobbie Krueger

I was wondering if you are related to the Margaret A Sturtevant buried in Prairie Flower and to Joel Benton Sturtevant buried in Kohlerlawn Cemetery? Also Rev Leon Robert Sturtevant and Iva Marie Sturtevant Olmsted also buried at Kohlerlawn Cemetery? If not, can they be transferred to me? If you are, we are distant cousins!

Added by Bobbie Krueger on Mar 23, 2015 8:14 PM
Gail Cline
Hello Gary
How did things go with the Warner family ?
If you could get in touch with me it would be
great ! I would like to discuss something that
belonged to the Warner Family
Thank-you Gail
Added by Gail Cline on Mar 06, 2015 9:11 AM
Frances and Mabel
RE: Eli Parker memorial
I'm pleased that you enjoyed the photo. It's even better that you are related :) I'll send you an email shortly with some more info that you may enjoy. Take care.
Added by Frances and Mabel on Feb 27, 2015 9:55 AM
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