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Jeanne Thomson (#47435319)
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Bio Photo When you've passed your Medicare Birthday, it's hard to tell a "short" story, especially about yourself.
I'm a Navy brat, so we were never from anywhere. We gave our grandparents address in Oklahoma as home. When asked what church we belonged to, it was Protestant chosen from Protestant, Catholic or Jewish. And our favorite hymn was the Navy one, "Eternal Father, Stong to Save".
My childhood goal was to have a cattle ranch with my Dad, but he stayed in the Service; and I went off to Oklahoma A&M to seek my own life partner, family & fortune.
My first husbands and I parted ways.
So, I perservered; moved East instead of West; and finally met that life partner with whom I've lived, loved and raised goats for over thirty years now.
When my parents died in 2007 after nearly 70 years together, my sister & I inherited boxes of the family memories. My goal with FindaGrave is to link & preserve their family lines, i.e. Junks & Buhrings for Dad and Gregorys & Morgans for Mom. Other surnames are In-Laws or Step-Families. Generally, we are related to all these folks by chance or by choice.
George Bernard Shaw was quoted to say, "If you can't get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance!" I have tried to do so in numerous cases :0)
Many thanks to all who have helped me...especially my husband who finds & shares obituaries with me when he reads the New York Times.
JT

OBITUARY OF THE MONTH:
Every so often, an obituary moves my heart.
If you ever wonder why you need to remember those who have died, Roger Cohen wrote the sweetest Opinion in the New York Times, 8 April 2014. "From Death into Life" discusses his Uncle Bert Cohen who recently died at age 95. Mr.Cohen wrote, "Now he lives in me. The living are custodians of the souls of the dead, those stealthy migrants. Love bequeaths this responsibility."
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/08/opinion/cohen-from-death-into-life.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

OP-ED OF THE MONTH: This piece by Frank Bruni in the NY Times was inspired by Youth League Sports Coach Steve Bandura & his female baseball protegee' Mo'ne Davis. Printed 24 August 2014 it's titled "Black, White & Baseball". Bandura uses Jackie Robinson to inspire the kids. He takes them to the Brooklyn, NY Cemetery where Jackie Robinson is buried to read his tombstone: "A life is not important except in the impact it has on others."
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-black-white-and-baseball.html?emc=eta1&_r=0


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Teisha Ingraham
RE: Clifford West Headstone Photo?
I sorry about that. I erased it because it was so hard to read after I posted it. I went back today in hopes that it will be better. Please let me know.
Added by Teisha Ingraham on Jan 31, 2015 10:33 PM
Carl Nollen
Vannest in Oskaloosa IA
Hi Jeanne,
I took the photos today. They would be better if there was sun today. We had 6" snow a week ago which melted last Thurs & Fri. We have not had the winter you have had out east. Thanks for your message. Carl
Added by Carl Nollen on Jan 19, 2015 8:43 PM
Paul Hays
Francisco edits
Thanks for the sources for suggested edits. I've processed those for James, but am holding off on the places and links you've provided for Patricia in hopes you have more proof. If by "SSA Death Records" you mean the Social Security Death Index, it provides only the state in which the individual's Social Security card was issued and the place to which the last benefit check was mailed. Neither can be assumed to be the place of birth or death. Without more information, there's no way to determine if the censuses cited have anything to do with the subject.
Added by Paul Hays on Jan 18, 2015 8:03 AM
Michael Larsen
RE: PS
Thank you Jeanne.
Bill Maypole is my wife's cousin living up in Denver. We plan on getting with him later this winter so I will talk to him about Charles Calhoun.
Yes I put Oliver Irving Lewis, my wife's grandfather in FindAGrave along with others who had their ashes spread but nothing noted in FindAGrave.
We plan on also getting with John Lewis, Oliver's nephew who is 93 or so who also lives in the Denver area.
Much thanks for the information.
Mike
Added by Michael Larsen on Jan 13, 2015 9:59 AM
box_noise
Pvt Basil Nelson Longsworth
regarding Find A Grave Memorial 91197214:

I believe there is a William Longsworth interred immediately next to Basil Longsworth in this cemetery. William was also a veteran of War of 1812.

There is also a Cornelius Longsworth in the cemetery (another veteran), but he is in a different area of the cemetery.
Added by box_noise on Dec 08, 2014 3:30 PM
ddjohnsonri
RE: Ida & Augustus Memmert Headstone Photo
I just sent email, but forgot to mention that the back of the stone is her nephew and his wife. George Clifford Howard is the son of her brother Walter Joseph Howard.
Added by ddjohnsonri on Nov 01, 2014 3:29 PM
Rick
RE: Porter Monds Grave
You are welcome.

Rick
Added by Rick on Oct 25, 2014 4:22 PM
Dale
RE: 1st wife of Cecil R Green
Jeanne,
I'm so glad that I was of some help.

I was in the process of finding links (parents and children) for folks in a small cemetery near where I grew up, and I found clues that linked Barbara Green, age 19, to your Cecil. Your Cecil Green bio mentioned Linden CO (a VERY small local community), so I was 99.9% certain that your Cecil and Barbara were a match. It is funny, earlier this morning, Barbara's memorial had no links, but her bio mentioned "wife of Cecil R. Green". Now she has lots of family to keep her company in Find-A-Grave land. :)

A Random Act of Genealogical Kindness,
Dale.Chenoweth@yahoo.com

P.S., I particularly enjoy finding links from infants to parents.
Added by Dale on Aug 22, 2014 6:10 PM
Red
RE: Ada England vs Ada Frank
The plot numbers are the same. In Ada England's obit, she married in 1965. Her first husband passed in 1963. They are buried in the family plot (Frank). If you will look at the lot photo for George Frank http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64978708, you will see that left to right are Mayes England, Ada, and George. At the bottom right of the lot photo is the section and lot number. Mayes' space is 4, Ada 5, and George 6. Ada shares a stone with George.

The Franks on the other side of the marker in space 1 are Floyd Frank (father of George?) and space 2 is Rilla Norton who is Floyd's wife who remarried after he passed.

Does that clear it up? Red
Added by Red on Jun 07, 2014 3:37 PM
Ray
Margaret G. Burriss
I'm afraid there is no tombstone for her. I haven't dug out my 7-volume Burriss Genealogy (1990) to see what Maude Burriss Johnston and the Burriss Genealogy Committee gave as her birth and death dates. There's so much material in it, over 900 pages, that it's not easy to search. I understand that Maude Johnston did most of the earlier family research, correspondence, and preserving of the reunion minutes, etc. But the committee included: Chairman, Edward F. Hillhouse, Charles Welborn, Miss Susie Burriss, Charles Welborn, Jr. Esq., Miss Annie Frances Blackman, Mrs maude Burriss johnston, Mrs. Olin McGill, James F. McCurry, and Mrs. Clifford G. Burriss, Jr.
Added by Ray on May 05, 2014 5:56 PM
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