I grew up in a small family with just my parents and a younger brother. I always enjoyed riding horseback and hiking in the mountains with my family. I was fortunate to have both sets of grandparents who taught me a love of family history. After graduation from high school, I took Cosmetology and worked in that profession until I married. I raised two sons. As a girl, I always wished I could have lived in the Victorian and Edwardian times, as grandmother Place did. Her wedding picture was taken in Mexico in 1905. She was riding sidesaddle. She taught me to ride aside in 1967. I am a Living Historian/Re-enactor of the 1860-1890's era. My hobbies are making my period clothing and accessories. I have also ridden on many General Crook trail rides in Arizona, sidesaddle, of course. My time has been taken up lately helping my mother, Nancy E. Brown, with photographing and indexing the cemeteries in our county. I am also a genealogist and researcher. I love to research the people that I put on F/G, in hopes that their lives will not be forgotten and will not be just a number. If any of my information is incorrect or incomplete let me know. I will be more than happy to make the changes. Or, if you want to do your own bio on a family member, please let me know. If you would like a transfer, I DO NOT do demands! I will consider nice requests.
PLEASE NOT PUT death certificates, newspaper articles or copied material on the photo memorials! If you have researched information to add let me know. Thank you.
Connie Rakestraw Arlena, I cannot thank you enough for adding my aunt Connie Rakestraw and my great grandfather Donald Rakestraw WWll to find a grave. She was hit and killed by a drunk driver at a young age. Is there anyway I can get with my family and write some kind of obituary or something about her and add pictures or have this transferred to me or a member of my family. Also, is there an address for the cemetery she is buried in? It breaks my heart to see her headstone and I want to give her something better that she deserves. Again thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for posting this. She died 3 years before I was born so unfortunately I never got to meet her. You have no idea how much this means to our family. God Bless you!
Russell J. Hastings Are you related to this fellow, #31103877? I am related to the person I think was his first wife, Lucinda Lyman Hastings. Would be happy to share information! firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda H. Allison hi Arlena i was wondering if you could transfer Amanda H. Allison she is my 2nd great grandmother and she is the mother of my great grandmother Amanda H. Allison-61930365 thank you so much