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Syd Copeland (#47055795)
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Bio Photo When I'm not working, I try to work on local family genealogies. I update FindAGrave with the obituaries and funeral notices I find through Google's News Archives.

It may take me a long time to respond to requests: I currently work two jobs and have two home-run businesses as well. Please be understanding!

PLEASE feel free to use any of the photographs of the headstones that I've taken on this site. I volunteer my time in order to help others with their genealogy. It would be nice to be notified if one of the pictures is being used, but I don't need it.

NOTE also that the obituaries I post (especially ones taken from Google News Archive) may or may not accurately reflect the date that the obituary was published. Most of the news papers I've encountered for the Beaver Falls area are fairly accurate, but there are a few where several dates are clumped under one heading. I try to make notes with the pictures I upload, but some may get missed.
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Gerry Freed
Freed Up-Date
Thank You So Very Much !!

In HIS Service
Gerry Freed
Added by Gerry Freed on Jul 02, 2016 6:54 AM
Julie Rowan-Wolford
RE: Jennie McMurray at Phillipsburg in California, PA
Hi, Syd,

I noticed your photo request for Jennie Brown
McMurray. There are actually two markers representing Jennie's husband, William. One is a marker bearing his name, member of the 78th PA volunteers, death date, and age at death. The other marker is a standard Federal Civil War Veterans marker. The are a yard or less from one another. I can send photos of the two individually and one that shows their proximity to one another and reference to the entrance driveway. They were my great great grandparents and looking through deed records in Washington, PA, I suspicion the family was hard pressed to scrape together money to keep the family home, so likely Jennie never got a marker of her own and, if I had to take a guess, I suspicion she is buried below the Federal marker. If you have any interest, they left the "Mc" part off of her last name, but a funeral card has passed through my family and I would be glad to send you a scanned copy of that and tombstone photos if you can send me an email address where you can get them.
Added by Julie Rowan-Wolford on Jul 01, 2016 8:39 PM
Julie Rowan-Wolford
RE: Jennie McMurray at Phillipsburg in California, PA
Hi, Syd,

I noticed your photo request for Jennie Brown
McMurray. There are actually two markers representing Jennie's husband, William. One is a marker bearing his name, member of the 78th PA volunteers, death date, and age at death. The other marker is a standard Federal Civil War Veterans marker. The are a yard or less from one another. I can send photos of the two individually and one with that shows their proximity to one another and reference to the entrance driveway. They were my great great grandparents and looking through deed records in Washington, PA, I suspicion the family was hard pressed to scrape together money to keep the family home, so likely Jennie never got a marker of her own and, if I had to take a guess, I suspicion she is buried below the Federal marker. If you have any interest, they left the "Mc" part off of her last name, but a funeral card has passed through my family and I would be glad to send you a scanned copy of that and tombstone photos if you can send me an email address where you can get them.
Added by Julie Rowan-Wolford on Jul 01, 2016 8:38 PM
SandiH
Coffey graves
Hello Ms Copeland.....do you by chance know if there is a headstone or grave marker for Margaret and/or Paul Coffey? I have been to the cemetery several times and unable to locate them. Please advise
Added by SandiH on May 16, 2016 1:14 PM
William Deshane
Antonio Caputo and Rafaella Greco Caputo
Miss Copeland,

I am looking for information on Anthonio (Anthony) Caputo, and Rafaella Greco Caputo. I am trying to find a connection with my Great Grandmother. She had a brother Anthony listed in her obituary from Freedom, PA, and I think this might be the same one, is there any way to get a copy of his obit.? also my 95 year old aunt seems to remember a Rafaella from Freedom when she visited there... could possible be the same... would also like a copy of her Obit if possible... I have Anthony's birth year listed as 1862 in Cosenza, Italy?? this Antonio was born in 1861, so my calculations may be off... thank you in advance, keeping my fingers crossed for a connection, and that one piece of information that will get me back one more generation....

Bill
Added by William Deshane on Jan 22, 2016 8:00 AM
R. Thompson
Elizabeth Wooley Bird
Thanks, Ms. Copeland! I appreciate the addition to my gr-gr-grandmother's memorial! Ruth Thompson
Added by R. Thompson on Dec 08, 2015 10:07 AM
R. Thompson
Elizabeth Wooley Bird #79824610
Elizabeth was born in the Radford District of Nottingham, England, and may have been married prior to her marriage to Horatio Charles James Bird on 2 October 1836. They immigrated 11 April 1842 through the port of New Orleans and came up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area. They settled in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, in the 1860s, where Elizabeth died on 6 September 1877. Two children were born in Nottingham: Ann, who married Mannon McPherson, and Eliza. A son, Charles, was born in the U.S., served in the Civil War and died in Salisbury Prison, North Carolina, as a prisoner of war.

I would appreciate it if you would add the above to Elizabeth's memorial #79824610. Thanks so much for all you do on Findagrave.com!
Ruth M. Thompson
#48247064
Added by R. Thompson on Dec 04, 2015 11:00 AM
Jennie
RE: Mae Patterson
Thank you so much for your prompt reply and edit to Mae's vitals.
With much appreciation,
Jennie
Added by Jennie on Oct 23, 2015 10:22 AM
R. Thompson
Memorial #82216189
Hello!
Thanks so much for permission to use the photos and obits you put on Findagrave.com! Your work is so appreciated and gives those of us who live far away wonderful clues and tips to help us in our research.
Thanks for all you do (in your 'spare time'!) on Findagrave.com! Ruth Thompson
Added by R. Thompson on Sep 28, 2015 1:16 PM
R. Thompson
Memorial #79824690, Horatio Bird
Hi, Horatio was my gr-gr-grandfather. His full name was Horatio Charles James Bird, born in Radford District, Nottingham, England. His parents may have been John and Mary Bird. His family for several generations had been lace-makers in Nottingham, altho he was noted as a bricklayer on the ship's passenger list. He and Elizabeth were married 2 October 1836 in Nottingham St. Mary's Church and immigrated to the U.S. on 11 April 1842. They came on the ship Berwick to New Orleans, intending to settle in Texas. On hearing of a typhoid epidemic in Texas, however, they changed plans and traveled up the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers to the Pittsburgh PA area and settled there. In 1860 he is listed as a bricklayer and 1870 a farmer. Horatio died in New Brighton on 29 January 1884.
Please add any or all of the above to his memorial. Thank you for all you do on Find A Grave -- terrific website!
Added by R. Thompson on Jun 10, 2015 10:10 PM
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