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Beeswax (#9432652)
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Where did the time go?

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

Because I could not stop for Death,
He kindly stopped for me.
-Emily Dickinson

Life must go on;
I forget just why.
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."
-Oscar Wilde

"Life isn't fair.
Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug."

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-Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Frank Larkin
I checked with the girls in Merced and a few local experts. He was not buried in Merced as the records for the K of P area are in tact. Other historical experts feel that the funeral in Merced and burial in Snelling was not uncommon, and others from the same Lodge are buried there, so he should probably be left in Snelling, whose records have been lost to the winds of time. I would be happy to transfer my memorial to you, which I would prefer as to not lose all my work in locating the obit and work since. Thanks for understanding.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jan 22, 2017 10:25 AM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Frank Larkin
I am going to guess you are related? I removed the photo, most sincere apologies. I spend so much time on ancestry making comments like "PLEASE give credit to the photographer when you "steal" photos from Findagrave. This photo was taken by so and so. NOT honorable. I can't wait to see if i get permission from the person who stole the photo from you, lol!! Anyway, I will await the KofP's response to confirm the lodge was in Snelling in 1895, and do some other checking in the meantime. I worked with the lady who did most of Merced District, I did Calvary, and we agreed Yosemite was not in Merced, but we might have been wrong as well. So aggravating to have records destroyed. Once we establish he is in the right location, I would be more than happy to transfer, if you are related, which I highly suspect. He belongs with family.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jan 19, 2017 4:27 PM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Frank Larkin
I have inquired with the Knights twice, and will not let this go until I have received a response. You are local? How grand! I truly have never meant to be rude or insulting in anything do, so if I had previously done something to upset you, I profusely apologize. I have also asked and am waiting for, permission for the use of the photo on ancestry. I did not take anything, to the best of my knowledge from your work, and would never dream of doing so without permission. If it is declined, the photo will be removed.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jan 19, 2017 10:50 AM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Frank Larkin
Yosemite Lodge No 30 was in Snelling. I have surveyed Snelling Cemetery and there are literally, unfortunately, hundreds of unmarked graves. I called the girls in Merced just to be sure, and they have checked their records, and do no have him. I don't 'plop' burials without a very good confirmation of burial.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jan 19, 2017 8:55 AM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: Frank Larkin
His obituary.
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Jan 18, 2017 4:41 PM
Re: Faro Caudill
I don't feel that his birthplace and parents are certain therefore I have chosen to post the info you suggested in his bio section, giving you credit. Thank you very much.
Added by Bernard-Trigg on Jan 07, 2017 8:38 AM
Christie Turner
RE: Isham Cox
You are very welcome! It was quite an adventure. I regret that there was a shadow on the stone. I tried to change the tone to get a clearer "Grandpap" but my equipment isn't that sophisticated. If you have a photo enhancement app on your computer, I would be happy to email the picture to you.

Kind regards,

Added by Christie Turner on Dec 02, 2016 10:37 PM
RE: Julia Lee and Edward Lee
I'm glad to display these beautiful headstones.
Look at the hatching on the base of the headstone and the detail in the scroll above Julia's name.
Also see Elizabeth "Bettie" Wilson Collinson and the signature of Gaddess Brothers at the base of her headstone. It is possible that the Gaddess Brothers carved Julia's stone as well, but it was not signed.
Added by MCK on Dec 02, 2016 3:24 PM
RE: Helen Harrelson and Phyllis Cox
I am related to Helen Grace, but not Alma. Helen is my 1st cousin, twice removed. Her father, David Harrelson, is my G-grandmother's brother. I believe we've communicated before.........
Added by on Nov 18, 2016 2:51 PM
RE: Thomas Collinson
I thought the photo would get your attention. More on the way.
Best, Mary
Added by MCK on Nov 12, 2016 4:15 PM
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