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Cam Thompson (#47145083)
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Bio Photo Thought for the day: If you're waiting for your chance to win the lottery, take a look at some of these headstones where the person lived a few decades, a few years, a few months or even just a few hours and then you'll realize you're already the big winner.

I've been doing general genealogy for a little over a year now (as of August '09). I get pictures of headstones here and there hoping it will help somebody somewhere and I consider it an honor to post cemetery information of the men and women that served this great land called the United States of America.

I've taken cemetery pictures in 34 states, DC, Canada and the Bahamas. My favorite place for pics is definitely (southern) Louisiana.

Some of the surnames in my tree include Thompson, Liles, Southards, Chester, Stacks, Causey, Shipp and McDaniel.

The (famous) ancestor that I am most proud of is King Robert (the Bruce) I of Scotland.

UPDATE: April/2012 (I almost made it three years without putting some sort of gripe in my bio) - If you're going to ask for a transfer, please don't use some cheap excuse like, "I would like to link them to my family" or "I would like to make updates". Any knucklehead can do those things. Just ask for the transfer and I'll probably do it. I generally don't even care about the transfer guidelines. Honesty is more important. Just say (something along the lines of), "They are directly or indirectly related to me and I would like to have them."

Gripe #2 (July 2012) - Please don't post death certificates where you are supposed to put pictures of the person and headstone. Send a SAC with the birth and/or death information and parents if available. About the only thing left is what they died of and do we really need to know that?!?!

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Sven Ryelsdorn
varenholt
Thanks so much for posting pictures from St. Joseph's #1 in New Orleans. Francis Varenholt and Theresa Patmuller are recent ancestors, and I've not seen their grave(s) before. You provided some info I did not know. You can read more about them and find out a bit more about relationships on Wikitree if you would like; thanks again for your volunteer efforts to digitize this information.

I've never done anything on Find-A-Grave before, but I attempted to link a few of the family members in your entry to other family members (Meyers-Varenholt) entered by someone else for the same cemetery. If it didn't work, happy to help link them all together.
Added by Sven Ryelsdorn on Aug 22, 2015 11:00 AM
Domenica Benigno Carriere
RE: Beatrice Moore
(Cam, the following is taken from an article by the late historian Eric Brock. If attribution is given please credit 'Eric Brock'.)

Beatrice Hawthorne Moore of Shreveport was the first woman in Louisiana history to serve in the state legislature. She was born in Dunkirk, Ind. in 1898 but moved with her parents to Shreveport, La. at a young age. She graduated from St. Vincent's Academy and from State Normal College (Northwestern State University) at Natchitoches, La. In 1920 she married Waldo Wightman Moore, city editor of the Shreveport Journal newspaper. Mrs. Moore taught math in the public schools in Caddo Parish and it was during this time that she headed what was then the largest PTA in the state of Louisiana. In 1940 she was elected to the Louisiana state legislature. Among her progressive ideas eventually enacted into law: the 12-year school system instead of 11; the abolition of fraternities and sororities on public high school campuses and insurance for varsity athletics. She died in 1990 at the age of 91, a champion of women's rights and public education to the last.
Added by Domenica Benigno Carrie... on Aug 17, 2015 8:02 AM
Mr. Jean Coston
Helma Hanson
Cam
Sorry, I'm not related to this person.
Jean
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Aug 15, 2015 11:37 PM
Melanie Bryant Webster
115288514
This is the husbands 2X great grandfather and husband of Mae...would you kindly transfer him as well? Thanks so much for the lovely memorial.

Melanie Webster
Added by Melanie Bryant Webster on Aug 11, 2015 8:05 PM
Melanie Bryant Webster
Mae Morton
Thank you Cam!
Added by Melanie Bryant Webster on Aug 11, 2015 8:00 PM
Melanie Bryant Webster
115288576
Mae Morton is my husbands' 2X great-grandmother and if you'd like to transfer her to us, we'd be grateful. If not we'd like to just say thank you for a beautiful memorial.

The Websters'
Added by Melanie Bryant Webster on Aug 10, 2015 2:27 PM
Cathy Faust
Anita Suule
If you have a better photo of this headstone I will gladly transfer management to you so you can post it.

Thank you.
Added by Cathy Faust on Jun 26, 2015 9:55 PM
Cathy Faust
Anita Soule
I did not "blur out" the last two names. I took the picture and that is how it came out.

I am not a relative of this person. I had responded to a request for a picture of someone in this cemetery and when I do that I take pics of the entire cemetery. That way I don't have to keep returning to the same cemetery to fulfill requests.

Added by Cathy Faust on Jun 26, 2015 9:40 PM
Evelyn
Transfer request
Cam, if this person is not a close relative would you please transfer this to me? I have further info on her. She is a second cousin to me.
Thank you, Evelyn


May Hatfield Townsley
Birth: Mar. 15, 1884
Saltville
Smyth County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1952
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA


Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA

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Created by: Cam Thompson
Record added: Sep 02, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96426802
Added by Evelyn on Jun 22, 2015 9:35 AM
Brandon O'Rear
O'Rear
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Brandon O'Rear on Jun 18, 2015 11:59 AM
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