|Burke Stoughton (#46949665)|
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Born and raised in Apollo, Pa., which was the epitome of "Small Town USA," in the 1950's. Graduated from College, taught High School Biology for 6 years and then I grew up and joined the Navy. My goal was to Serve our country and see the world at the same time and then, after one 4 year hitch, I would resume a Teaching career. Things sometimes do not work out as planned...In 1997, after spending 22 years in the Service, I retired, back to my home, in Armstrong County, PA. Retirement has enabled me to work and concentrate on the main love of my life, which is my Family and Friends and, also enabled me the time to pursue my addiction to our family history and genealogy. There has also been ample time, left over, to engage in the secondary love of my life, which is fishing. Now, there had always been an interest in family history and genealogy and these fishing pursuits of boating, canoeing and tramping the streams, in search of the wily Trout and Bass has led me to many cemeteries, which are located in out of the way places. It is to the point...and, sometimes to the chagrin and frustration of my wife, where I cannot pass by a cemetery without "exploring a little bit." Thankfully I have married a wonderful and understanding wife, who, in spite of her seeming, sometimes frustration, just winks and grins whenever I tell her about the discovery of a "New" Cemetery...and then admonishes me to be sure not to miss anyone's stone. (As if I would, Eh?) |
Many of the cemeteries, in this historic area of the country, are very old...some are grown over and a lot of markers are in advanced disrepair and are illegible. I have come to believe that we are losing our heritage and history, by allowing this to happen. After discovering Find-a-Grave, it has become easy to combine my hobbies with family history and the recording of the old cemeteries in my home area.
It is my goal to record as many of the small church or family cemeteries, as possible, in Armstrong County and adjoining counties, before I am too old to get out of the rocking chair. It is a guess there are still a few years, to go, before that occurs: I hope!
Bear Creek Cemetery
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Thank you for the transfer, I think. I hope I had not offended you.
Hi burke. Thank you for the transfers of the McNaughton clan. It mean a lot shipmate.
|Edie||Thanks for the Annie Firment transfer; all updated. ;-)edie|Added by Edie on Nov 25, 2013 6:24 AM
Hi Burke, Marvin here, Why is it that a lot of people do not BIO husband and wife.
Hi Burke! Thank you so much for transferring my grandparents (Joseph & Mary Renosky) to me! I appreciate it greatly! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Thank you so much for the Ferguson, Oliver - Mary photo. It means a lot to me. I had no info on these people. Thanks again!!!
Added by KatieDee on Nov 19, 2013 10:33 PM
|Joseph Boland||Robert Skelton|
I had received an e-mail stating that you fulfilled my photo request for Robert Skelton. When I click the link, however, it appears that the memorial is gone. I think it was possibly deleted when you updated the image.
Do you know anything of this?
Burke -- thanks to much for the photo. It's not the Mary Mayer I'm looking for (a great aunt), but I didn't know that until I saw the full dates and her husband. The hunt continues -- but sometimes it gets advanced simply by being able to rule things out. Your help is greatly appreciated - Researcher
|Joseph Boland||Robert Skelton|
I wanted to thank you for claiming my request for a photograph of Robert Skelton's headstone. I greatly appreciate it and am looking forward to seeing the photograph! If there are any Skelton's buried next to him I would love to see them, too!
|Kathy Lamont||Dorothy Maud Riggle|
dear Burke Stoughton,
Thank you for taking a picture of my 3rd cousin 1x removed head marker.
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