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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. They hold real still and don't give each other up, hilarious watching us bumble about with growing frustration. Using nicknames, omitting dates, or the ultimate - not paying for their marker!

Earliest ancestors Philadelphia 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, indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap.
Or not. That whole pack has enough romantic burnishing to fill several Janice Holt Giles novels.

I'm NOT related to Daniel Boone of pioneer fame - I'm related 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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Bob Wilson
RE: Hills - - -
Did you happen to notice if there were any Folker graves nearby? I just received information that Josie's granddaughter Judith Folker should be at Forest Lawn (somewhere) and that may also indicate that Josie's daughter (Judy's mother) Evelyn Francis Folker & Evelyn's husband Robert H. Folker (Judy's father) may be there also. I will try to reach the office tomorrow, but I don't know if they deal with this type of calls on weekends or not.

Thanks again!
Added by Bob Wilson on Jul 19, 2014 12:39 AM
Bob Wilson
"Josie" Hills grave photo
Thank you very much for the quick and excellent on this photo; she was my grandmother's sister, and we have been searching for her for about 25 - 30 years.

Did you happen to notice if there was any type of marker for her husband Fred anywhere near hers? When I spoke to the kind lady in the cemetery office, she said that their records indicated this location for Josie's remains, but that when Fred had passed away about 9 years earlier his cremains had been placed in a "temporary" columbarium and apparently were never moved from there to a permanent location. I am checking with you on the chance that their records were never updated.

Thanks again for your help, and have a wonderful weekend!
Added by Bob Wilson on Jul 16, 2014 5:59 PM
Thank You for your photo!
Dear C.Bryan,
Thank you so much for posting the photos of Olive B Girven and her husband's burial plaque on FindAGrave. Her brother, was my grandfather who lost his life when he was shot in a robbery in 1925, leaving my infant mother and her sisters without a daddy.
I truly appreciate this photo.
Added by cbvalletta on Jul 13, 2014 6:36 PM
Matthew Prom
Thank you very much for taking the photo of Edwin and Jane Casper's tomb. I really appreciate it.
- Matt
Added by Matthew Prom on Jul 12, 2014 2:10 PM
Paul Hudson Jr.
Headstone Photo
Hello C. Bryan

Thank you for taking the time in getting the photo of the headstone of Ernest Hackworth Ferguson (1918 - 1997)
Paul Hudson
Added by Paul Hudson Jr. on Jul 11, 2014 9:11 AM
Betty Allaire
Charles Goessling
Greetings Bryan,

Thanks for going the extra mile. I love the way you added the name & pointed to the niche. Once again thanks for your hard work an the wonderful photos you took.

The Allaire family
Added by Betty Allaire on Jul 09, 2014 10:15 AM
RE: Sage - - -
You are welcome. Always happy to assist another Find A Grave contributor.

I spent only 30 minutes at Sunnyside today (other photos as well as Sage) but the sun (without any breeze) was a killer while standing in the open. I drank about a quart of lemonade after I left.
Added by Clay on Jul 08, 2014 3:59 PM
Shelly (Stansberry) Wood
RE: Thank You
It Is for Joseph Loren Kirkman he was married to an Evelyn Jean Bland but even though they divorced i like to carry eveyone thru till their death in case of chldren being with them.
Added by Shelly (Stansberry) Wood on Jul 07, 2014 5:29 PM
Leona Hodgson Scott
Thanks so much for taking the time to fulfill my photo request for Leona Hodgson Scott's tombstone.
Again many thanks,

Added by bblakel on Jul 07, 2014 5:16 PM
Valice Raffi
I'm so sorry it was so hot that day, but I sure do love your photographs.
Added by Valice Raffi on Jul 07, 2014 7:17 AM
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