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Nancy Smedley Gleason (#47556942)
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The death of a distant cousin sparked my interest in genealogy back in 2000. The family of his widow was very happy to learn of my family's existence as it was not known if he had any living relatives (there were no children), and they didn't know what to do with all of his "stuff": family photos, papers, etc. I, luckily, was the recipient and found that he had already started digging. Using his notes, I began and here I am, years later, with thousands of family members documented. I have become the family historian among both my mom's and dad's families and enjoy it tremendously.
My current research includes the following list of names:

Bachmann, Brown, Dillon, Dimmick, Doman, Ellington, Gleason, Headford, Kakac, Koontz, Paulmann, Smedley, Wolf, Zastrow

If I am not connected to a name, I will transfer it, just ask! I set up a special virtual cemetery just for that purpose.
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Karen Sipe
Stanley Virginia Hilton
Stanley is with Virginia if you create a memorial page I will add the picture
Added by Karen Sipe on Feb 01, 2014 12:39 PM
Jack Smedley
I made the links to his parents. Would you like me to transfer his memorial page to you.
Added by svanwyk on Jan 09, 2014 6:48 AM
Diane Clobus Dean
Alexander Hiller
Hi Nancy,
I linked Alexander to his mother. I'd be happy to transfer management to you, if you'd like.
Added by Diane Clobus Dean on Dec 02, 2013 7:07 AM
Peggy Joy
RE: Chester Gleason
Hi Nancy,

Ukiah News Ukiah, California
Thursday July 26, 1956 Page 10

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Morgan and Mrs. Bennie Morgan attended the funeral services in Ukiah for Chester Gleason last Friday, July 20 at the St. Mary of the Angels Church. Interment was at the Ukiah Catholic Cemetery.

Chester Michael Gleason, a retired San Francisco mortician and native of Michigan, had made Boonville his home for the past 11 years.

He is survived by his wife, Della, two daughters, Mrs. Lois Austin and Mrs. Marie Stafford, San Francisco and six grandchildren, also of San Francisco.

The California Death Index list the following:

Chester Michael Gleason
Birth: 19 July 1893 (different than the headstone)
Place: Michigan
Death: 17 July 1956
Place: Mendocino County
Mothers maiden name: Touhey

Hope some of this is helpful to you......Peggy
Added by Peggy Joy on Oct 03, 2013 8:50 AM
Peggy Joy
RE: Chester Gleason

We were happy to take the photo for you.

I have some more information about Chester if you would be interested?

Added by Peggy Joy on Oct 02, 2013 7:20 PM
RE: Estel Ray Smedley
Hello Nancy,
You are very welcome. I am glad I could help out.

Added by Johnny on Sep 17, 2013 10:01 PM
Barbara Wolf
RE: Lutter Gravestone
You are very welcome. Have a great weekend. Barb
Added by Barbara Wolf on Apr 19, 2013 8:46 AM
RE: Silence Dimmick
I haven't put them on the memorials yet, but

I also took the following photos:


Cordelia - 2 stones Elisha
Eugene M Jerill B
Lydia L Marion E.
Mary Moore
Parthenie F.

I wanted to let you know in case you may need then.

Have a great

Added by Paula on Mar 15, 2013 8:26 AM
Kristi L. Jones
RE: Infant Mann
You asked about the father of Millie's infant and if the year born was wrong. According to cemetery records, the date is correct. I did have someone check because I wondered the same thing. At that time, nothing more could be found about it. Earl cannot be the father since he passed away in 1920. It is unknown to me who is the father, but since she did not remarry, the baby would still carry her married name at the time. She did not marry Griner until the following year. There could be numerous scenarios but that would all be speculation on my part. Hope this helps answer your questions.
Best Regards,
Added by Kristi L. Jones on Feb 06, 2013 11:56 AM

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