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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 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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Shelby O'Brien
Odetta V. Stevens
Thank you for the beautiful photograph of Odetta's final resting place. It's a gorgeous cemetery. And the photo of her headstone is wonderful...very easy to read. Thank you for your time and for caring enough to do the volunteer photography.
Added by Shelby O'Brien on Jan 31, 2015 6:24 PM
Judi Kowalski
Thank you for the photos!
Thank you for the wonderful photos you took and added to Verl Clayton Bowers' Find A Grave memorial. Including both a picture showing the perspective of Verl's grave among the row of graves where his final resting place is and the close-up of the Masonic symbol were excellent touches. I really do appreciate your time and effort spent taking the photos. Judi
Added by Judi Kowalski on Jan 26, 2015 9:49 AM
Jane Marie Morrison
Hinrichs and Hoogstag
Oh my gosh! The photos are FABULOUS!!! You did an outstanding job! I can't thank you enough! You and they are deeply appreciated, as is the transferring of Gertrude over. I updated her memorial. I am trying to track down the cemetery where her second husband and his wife is buried. I have ALL their info.
Added by Jane Marie Morrison on Jan 14, 2015 6:11 PM
Bernard Johnson
Paul Kerr
So quick!! Nice. Looks like you were out to Forest Lawn at the perfect time of day for those great photos. Thank you! Also looks like a very nice area of the cemetery. Matured, as I say-meaning not a lot of traffic by foot or machine. I always thought C. Bryan was an pseudonym for Cecil Bryan the mausoleum builder, but maybe not. Thanks again. Appreciate your rapid response.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Jan 14, 2015 4:00 PM
GreenHills Stones Calling
A bit of advise, please?
In a 9 Oct 1970 obituary for Adolph Myrmo in the Long Beach Independent, burial was said to be made in "Park Mortuary and Cemetery." Does this ring a bell with you?

Just a note
His mother is in Sunnyside Memorial Park, Forest Lawn, Long Beach. Have you ever heard of Sunnyside being referred to as "Park Mortuary and Cemetery?

(B.J. Waters suggested I contact you)

Best wishes,
Susan
Added by GreenHills Stones Calling on Jan 14, 2015 1:33 PM
SBK
Thank You, re: John Elenich
Thank you very much, C. Bryan, for taking the time to visit the grave site and take pictures of my relative, John Elenich. The pictures look great. I'm not sure if/when I would have been able to do this as I do not live in California, so your help is greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Scott
Added by SBK on Jan 11, 2015 11:53 AM
Steve J
George T and Lucille Blake
Thank you again for the time and effort in taking the photo's of George and Lucille's marker. Like the Bovard's, they were difficult to track down. Thanks again, Steve.
Added by Steve J on Jan 10, 2015 4:04 PM
Steve J
Carrie and Bert Bovard
Thank you very much for the quick response and taking the time and making the effort to photograph the markers for Carrie and Bert. It is very much appreciated. They both had been very elusive in locating! Steve
Added by Steve J on Jan 10, 2015 4:01 PM
Charlie Powers
Cuff
Thank you so much for the Cuff photos. I appreciate it a lot.
Charlie Powers
Added by Charlie Powers on Jan 07, 2015 2:09 PM
Karl Hamlin
Luva Hamlin marker photo
C Bryan
How did you do that so fast? Many thanks for photographing her marker. I know what's involved in traveling to the cemetery, finding the plots, sometimes cleaning the headstones, taking the pictures, and uploading them; all for a perfect stranger. I really appreciate your efforts.
Thanks and best regards, Karl Hamlin
Added by Karl Hamlin on Jan 03, 2015 1:48 PM
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