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Arleen Hopkins (#46570974)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my genealogy for over 30 years. Here is a list of names in my family.
Bertling,DeHay,Nevins,Hensley,Moores, McCures,Crowell,Eskew,Taylor,Moses.My husband's side is Hopkins,Thompson,Nickerson, Wells, Bates, Williams, Adcox (Adock), Carpenter, Risinger and Hamilton.

I enjoy connecting other families together as well.
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Harry Senft
RE: Denyer Pics of Tombstone
Your welcome,
Harry
Added by Harry Senft on May 20, 2014 2:27 PM
Kenneth Parker
RE: Elizabeth Winkler Parker & Pleasant Parker
Just noticed your message. In the ensuing year, I've found that the Parkers' and Neidigks', after the union of Frederick Neidigk and Eugenia (Jennie) Pate Neidigk, the Parkers' and Neidigks' are double related. This was due to Jennie being the 1/2 sister of Mose Washington Oliver by their mother's first husband. Not sure as to how to work the links; just interested in gaining more knowledge from other co-interested sources.
Added by Kenneth Parker on May 01, 2014 10:09 AM
Rik Rexroad
Matthew Page Request
I was at the Page Cemetery today and looked for Matthew with no luck. The cemetery isn't that big, about 100 sq. ft. Sorry I could not find him for you.
Added by Rik Rexroad on Apr 09, 2014 2:03 PM
B.Johnson
Erthel Ramsey
thank you for the transfer. Hopefully I can combine it w/mine & straighten out the mess..lol
Added by B.Johnson on Apr 07, 2014 11:12 AM
Bobs your Uncle
RE: PFC John R Blackstock
Hello,

That is his military rank, Private First Class. It does not affect the searches because it has an extra box all to it's own. When you add a memorial, there is a special box for military persons where you can select a rank. It is the same as adding Mr. or Jr. but it won't count it on the search engine. Since the family requested a military stone for him, and he is buried in the veterans area, I included his rank.

I should also mention that the area he is buried is in the old Potter's Field and mass burial from the Cholera outbreak. The cemetery has hills and the highest point in Sacramento is within it's property lines. When the Great flood happened the citizens actually lived at the cemetery, and hundreds of tents sprung up among the headstones. But that area of the cemetery was a natural low area. Back in 1850 and 1852 it was used for the Cholera victims. There was a bad outbreak that killed over 3,000 people within a month. Most of the population fled, and most were forced to leave their dying family to escape with what little of their family remained healthy. Several hundred victims were buried in this low area and dirt was brought in from the river.

Where the Sacramento and American Rivers converged there was a really band point that caused shipwrecks so they were widening the river there by removing soil. They used that soil to fill in this low area as they were burying the dead. We lost so many so fast that they were literally stacking them like cord-wood in a very elegant ballroom, with carpets and chandeliers. Later it didn't seem fitting to maintain a building that was such a place of heartbreak, so that elegant ballroom was torn down and it is still a bare spot in the city today. It is located in the historic Old Sacramento, which has many shops and museums.

The low area has no markers, and over time it sort of was forgotten about as the tragedy lost it's sting, so to speak. So more dirt was brought in to level it off and it was used for a Potter's field for awhile. But since they were basically unknown burials with no markers, more dirt was brought in and it was made into a veterans area. There were so, so many of our boys lost in the Great Wars, so they needed to find a large area rather quickly. There are even veterans buried in old roads and walkways that were converted over to burial plots.

John Blackstock is buried in the larger field once used for the Cholera victims. There is a monument stone located nearby.

If you copy the lat and lon that I am including below at very bottom, and paste it google maps while in the satellite view, it should bring you to about where his grave is located so you can see the area. The Cholera memorial is to the left and looks like a grey square stone sticking up. There are no veterans buried in a square 30 foot or so area around it so it's just bare grass. John's grave is about 19 spaces over from either direction, so about in the middle of row 3. And further on to the left you can see another grassy area - that is the American Legion lot. Just to the south of his grave you can see how the graves run in the other direction? That is a different cemetery. And if you pan over to Riverside Blvd area you can see how all the plots in the old cemetery are sectioned off into square family lots. They mostly all have low brick walls around them. However notice that there is short rows of marble stones about 6 to a row? That is another veterans area that they had to place in an old roadway. They is mostly from the Spanish American War which also claimed many of our young men. I hope this helps!

Have a great day,
Margaret

38.560478,-121.501555
Added by Bobs your Uncle on Apr 03, 2014 12:27 PM
Owl63
RE: Kittie King
I generally take photos of any adjacent markers with names similar to my 'target' marker. Don't remember any in her case. What is her husband's name?
Added by Owl63 on Mar 12, 2014 8:56 AM
Paula Segrest
RE: William Creech
You're very welcome . . . glad I could help.
Added by Paula Segrest on Mar 06, 2014 7:34 AM
Catherine Hosea
RE: O E Austin Picture of Tombstone
I don't think I can remove the photo since I don't manage the memorial. Let me know if I can help in another way.
Added by Catherine Hosea on Feb 14, 2014 10:49 PM
Catherine Hosea
RE: O E Austin Picture of Tombstone
Sorry... Will do.
Added by Catherine Hosea on Feb 14, 2014 10:27 PM
Connie WEEAKS Pace
RE: Perry C Doyal
Arleen,
I have your answer. It is Perry Gail Doyal born 31 Mar 1885 TX. Father: Michael Charles Doyal. Spouse: Carrie Agnes BERTLING. Perry Gail died 4May1968 at Baytown, Harris, TX. That should get you started. Connie
Added by Connie WEEAKS Pace on Feb 14, 2014 7:26 PM
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