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C. Bryan (#46788769)
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Bio Photo Regarding SUNNYSIDE on Signal Hill - - Photo requests posted without location data are suspect since they might be for Forest Lawn on San Antonio at Cherry (which was called Sunnyside prior to 1978). I have a liaison position with management, and they are good about giving me sites. This arrangement is necessary because of past abuses of good will. I will post locations for the requests in the "problem notice," and maintain currency. Your cooperation assures accurate data and a satisfactory conclusion.

Please use any photos associated with your loved ones' sites as you desire; they belong to you. If you ask for permission, I'll know you can't read.
Transfers for anybody but close family if you have a good story - or even a bad lie. You can be adopted, or the ex.
íLa vida es demasiado corta como para objetar - Life's too short to quibble!

A note on why some 'souls' evade discovery: Think about it; there's little entertainment for the majority. One game everyone really gets into is to hide while we seek; hilarious watching us bumble about with growing frustration, using nicknames, omitting dates, or the ultimate - not paying for their marker!

Earliest ancestors Philadelphia in 1697 on my father's side - My mother's side arrives in 1749 & 1751. Latest kin here by 1777.
In 1685 a Strode grandfather helped Monmouth's attempt to overthrow James II; and in 1745 another grandpa, this time a Grant, marched with Charles Stuart against George II - both causes failed utterly. Strode's son lost his purchase in England and fled eventually to Philadelphia (aboard a misnamed vessel in which he and his wife perished and his orphans prospered).
The strappan Sawney was transported in May of 1747 aboard the "Gildart', indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap. That whole pack has enough romantic burnishing to fill several Janice Holt Giles novels.

I'm NOT directly related to Daniel Boone of pioneer fame - but to two of his sisters (5th great-grandmothers - Mary's grandson, Luke, wed Elizabeth's granddaughter, Mary Sanders).
I'm NOT related to Gen. John J. Pershing - but his uncle, J.S. Pershing (by another wife of our common sire, J.M. Pershing) is my great-grandfather.
NOT connected to Wm. Jennings Bryan at all - former Secretary of State and thrice Presidential candidate, a dedicated public servant and son of a dedicated public servant, who once lent law books to the aforementioned Mr. Pershing.

My direct lineage seems to have had an aversion to military service but for a maternal great-grandpapa who got himself wounded by the defenders of Vicksburg.
Well, too, there was that earlier trouble in the late mid-1700s; a few grandpas mixed it up in the Ohio Valley, rode with Geo. Rogers Clark and the boys - other scuffles with the Tories in the Carolina and Kentucky hills. Most got pensions for their efforts (them who weren't Loyalists). Myself - I spent three years in the US Army working for the Security Agency.

And - this from another graver:
'Much better to be looking for dead people, than to have dead people looking for you.'

There is an underscore _ in my address below, not a space.
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Eunice Harpster
Thank you so much for the picture and placement of Eunice's grave. It is always a good feeling to complete a memorial.
Added by FamleLady on Aug 01, 2015 4:48 PM
RE: Alvin Benson - - -
Wow - Thank you! I live close by but didn't know about this cemetery. I'm well versed in Stanislaus, Calaveras and Tuolummne Counties cemeteries where the families settled when they came to California, but not close to home. I like to pay my respects to all the family graves, especially when there aren't descendants living close by, so with your help I will add Alvin to my list.

It's an interesting family, immigrants from Sweden who came from Detroit Lakes, MN to farm in Turlock, CA. Apparently land developers advertised in MN to attract farmers to journey west. In addition to farming, a couple were carpenters and I'm told the houses they built are still standing. Alvin is one of the first generation American kids who altered the ancestral name of Bengtson. Always wondered how the Swedish parents felt about that.

Thanks again, enjoy your weekend! ~ Nancy
Added by personna on Aug 01, 2015 2:03 PM
Richard Wymore
Thank you so much!!
I just wanted to thank you very much for taking the time to take these pictures and the others that I requested! It means a lot to all of us Wymores!
Added by Richard Wymore on Jul 29, 2015 8:06 PM
Rose C
Thanks very much for taking a picture of my cousin's marker, Henry Cisneros. I appreciate your time and dedication to Find A Grave.

Rose C.
Added by Rose C on Jul 26, 2015 2:32 PM
Joe Tucay #148939500
Thank you for the time and effort to fulfill my photo request for Joe Tucay. I like the additional picture showing the location also--very nice touch. Much appreciated. Marina #4681120
Added by Marina on Jul 15, 2015 3:54 PM
Sandra Shaw Branz
William & Mary Jane Thomson
Thanks so much for the nice headstone photo for my great aunt. The red flowers were a nice touch and I appreciated the additional photo showing their location. Great effort, Sandi
Added by Sandra Shaw Branz on Jul 11, 2015 11:11 AM
Mary Jones
Jones, Maude & Gertrude
Thank you so much for your time and efforts involved in getting us this photo. Appreciate all you do for genealogy research - Mary Jones
Added by Mary Jones on Jul 05, 2015 7:19 AM
G. Darleen Huffman Linschoten
Vernona JACKIE Baustian
Talk about almost falling over! I never in my dreams thought I would get such a quick reply and not only THAT but so MANY wonderful pictures of where one of my aunt's is buried. Words can NOT express my gratitude. They are all so wonderful. Thank YOU again. Darleen
Added by G. Darleen Huffman Linsch... on Jul 01, 2015 8:52 PM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
Arch & Elizabeth Wilson # 107073037
Thank you so much for the great photos. It was wonderful the way you went the extra mile to label their actual location.
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on Jun 20, 2015 2:27 AM
Andrew Shreeve Arbuckle headstone photos
Mr. Bryan,

I would like to extend my appreciation for your time and effort in photographing the headstone of Andrew Arbuckle. I am grateful for volunteers like you who take the time out of your busy schedule to gather this information for others.

Thank you,
Steve Arbuckle
Added by Stryker on Jun 16, 2015 10:52 PM
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