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Dean Hirst (#47404528)
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Bio Photo I was born in Riverside, Burlington County New Jersey and spent much of my first ten years there. My father died in WWII having never seen me. My step-father was in the Navy so we spent a lot of time traveling around. I graduated from high school at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the Navy in 1961, came out to California in 1963 and have been here ever since. I have been married twice, have three children and eleven grandchildren. My second wife Sandy and I have known each other since we were five years old and have been married since 2006. I have been doing my family genealogy since 2010 and a member of Find A Grave for over four years now.

I am interested in families in the Philadelphia and Burlington County, NJ areas with last names of Freck/Frech (originally from Germany mid 1800s), Broderson/Brodersen (Denmark), Stecher (originally from Germany mid 1800s) and Hirst, originally from England. Hirst were prominent in the cigar business in Philadelphia. Additionally, I am working on my wife's family, Wetherell and Goodwin in New Hampshire.

If you see a picture of a gravestone I have taken and want to use it, by all means copy it and use as needed. If you see a family members memorial that I have created and you would like to manage it, just ask.
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Barbara Wineinger
Union Cemetery
Haven't been out to Union in quite awhile. Pat retired from there last year. Have finally retired
so I might go back in the spring and pick up where I left off.

Added by Barbara Wineinger on Jan 09, 2017 5:25 PM
Penny Stevens
RE: Mark Cerro
That would be Mark's father. I have a trip planned out to Greenlawn SW but it hasn't happened yet. Maybe I can get Johnnie's info and get her a memorial set up. I also want a good pic of Mark's marker, when I went last the sun was terrible glare on it. Thanks for all the work you have done!
Added by Penny Stevens on Jan 09, 2017 1:41 PM
Teri Whitaker
Winfield and Sarah Poulson
I've also requested that my great-grandparents Winfield Scott and Sarah T. Reading Poulson be added to Johnathan Poulson's memorial as his parents. They have a few more children than Aunt Anna and Grandpa Johnathan, but MY concern is for Johnathan as Jack Mount's is for Anna.

I hope you don't mind - I don't want to take over the memorial, I just wanted to update it with what I knew to be additional info.

I tried to update Johnathan's parents myself, but it put me into pending - so I figure you have it.

I appreciate what you have done and what you are doing. It gave me great pleasure to find my relatives.
Added by Teri Whitaker on Dec 18, 2016 2:26 PM
Teri Whitaker
RE: Lucille Wilks
Sorry Dean,
I'm the confused one. I didn't know I could add my mom to her family's memorials. I played around on the site AFTER I sent the message asking for your help.
Thank you for responding.

Merry Christmas,
Added by Teri Whitaker on Dec 18, 2016 12:42 PM
J. Rubio
RE: Emma LeDoux
I wanted to send you a biography for you to post on her memorial. Being that hers is empty. I thoroughly researched and wrote about her life and death several years ago. Her story will also be in my next historical non-fiction book about various women in history. I just wanted to offer you a bio on her, since all there is are some newspaper photos posted on her memorial but no real "bio" on her as a person. If you would like it, just let me know and I will send it your way. -- Thanks, J. Rubio
Added by J. Rubio on Sep 26, 2016 10:29 AM
J. Rubio
Emma LeDoux
I am working on my latest book, "Stories of the Forgotten: Infamous, Famous & Unremembered," and one of the chapters will be about Mrs. Emma LeDoux. Just wanted to say hello to the person who manages her memorial page on Findagrave. Is there any way you can post a short bio about her on here? I can provide you with details of her life, growing up, etc, if you'd like. -- Best Regards, J. Rubio
Added by J. Rubio on Sep 19, 2016 10:01 PM
Terry Rascon
I have 4 DeWoody family members buried at Union Cemetery. Bob #141453962 was my gdpa he is plot 83-4. His mother Cordelia #141454330 plot 77-13. Son Donald #145927376 plut 74-12 and according to his funeral memorial handout that I have saying Gurney L was also buried at Union Cemetery I am thinking that this one you have listed for S Lee DeWoody is actually Gurney L Dewoody because he died on the same date you have listed. ID#14592710 plot 74-2.... all four of them are in Garden of Faith section. Is it possible that you mistyped an S when it should be a G. I am trying to link everyone and would also love to manage their memorials. I am registered as Terry Rascon under email not sure how you transfer it to me or if you can just see if there needs to be a correction so I can go back and establish the linking process.
Added by Terry Rascon on Jul 06, 2016 1:56 PM
Rachel Gillooly
Samuel A Stratton
Born October 1965 died January 1966 he has a sister that had been searching for him Connie Stratton. She is alive and curious about another sibling that Samuel had as well as their mother Jessie M. Jones. She was not sure of he was alive or dead. She was separated from her siblings as a young girl.
Added by Rachel Gillooly on May 01, 2016 3:41 PM
Rachel Gillooly
Samuel A Stratton
Born October 1965 died January 1966 he has a sister that had been searching for him Connie Stratton. She is alive and curious about another sibling that Samuel had as well as their mother Jessie M. Jones.
Added by Rachel Gillooly on May 01, 2016 3:38 PM
Elam O Kincaid
Hello Dean - this is my great great grandfather and he has another Find-A-Grave memorial - can you help to combine them? Please see # 62825304 - thank you.
Would love a photo very much of his headstone. His great grand-daugter - my mother - just passed and putting things together.
Kind Regards,
C.M. Standley
Added by NorCalGal on Apr 02, 2016 11:50 PM
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