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John "J-Cat" Griffith (#46568383)
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Bio Photo Hello I'm John T. Griffith, born in Oceanside California, a Viet Nam War US Army MP Veteran and a former CHP Officer. In September 2002, I assisted the National Archives Center, Missouri, in replacing lost and destroyed US Army files. It was during that research project I discovered Find A Grave, wanted to be a part of it's concept and became a member. I have always had a passion for history and the people who have lived it. People in everyday life who through the needs and demands of their times shaped the world. I believe each day is a gift and the best part of any day is that day. I'm also a professional musician and have shared the stage with many named artists. In addition, I'm a vintage guitar expert have contributed, plus co-wrote for many vintage guitar books and articles in Vintage Guitar magazine about the subject. Plus a photographer, writer and historian, for the San Diego Reader. I will gladly transfer any of my bios to relatives or folks with a concerned interest. I, my wife Mary and our Dachshund "Timmy", reside in Vista, California. Thanks and best regards, John
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Kenneth Congrove
Bio of Jesse Hale Moore
I wonder if you can not add a more complete biography of Jesse Hale Moore he was my great great uncle.
Here is his wikipedia:

Brig. Gen. Jesse Hale Moore
Jesse Hale Moore (April 22, 1817 - July 11, 1883) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Born near Lebanon, St. Clair County, Illinois, Moore graduated from McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois, in 1842. He taught school in Nashville, Illinois from 1842 to 1844 and at Georgetown, Illinois from 1844 to 1848. He studied for the ministry and was ordained a Methodist minister in 1849.

Moore served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was appointed colonel of the 115th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment on September 13, 1862. Moore led the regiment into its first major action at the Battle of Chickamauga. He participated in the Atlanta Campaign and the battles of Franklin and Nashville the following year. He was honorably mustered out June 11, 1865 with the brevet brigadier general.

Moore served as Presiding elder of the Decatur district of the Illinois conference in 1868 and resided in Decatur, Illinois. He was elected as a Republican to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873). He served as chairman of the Committee on Invalid Pensions (Forty-second Congress) and was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress.

Later he served as a United States pension agent in Springfield, Illinois from 1873 to 1877. He served as pastor of Mechanicsburg (Illinois) Methodist Church and was appointed by President Arthur as United States consul at Callao, Peru, October 27, 1881, and served until his death there on July 11, 1883. He was interred in Callao, Peru but was reinterred in Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, Illinois.

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Jesse Hale Moore at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
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"Jesse Hale Moore". Find a Grave. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry P. H. Bromwell Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 7th congressional district
1869-1873 Succeeded by
Franklin Corwin
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Added by Kenneth Congrove on Nov 30, 2015 4:23 PM
the Chronicler
Ralph Foody ...
I was recently reading your enrty on actor Robert Blossom, and got me wondering why his HOME ALONE (1990) costar Ralph Foody is NOT considered a 'Famous' listing on the F.A.G. website? Mr. Foody seems a memorable player from that, and other film we appeared on. You might consider adding him to the list. -Thank you for your time. ...
Added by the Chronicler on Nov 30, 2015 4:08 PM
RE: I Two Step Too
You're welcome John and thank you for posting them so we can pay them our respects.

Added by Leanne on Nov 09, 2015 1:27 PM
Linda Y
thomas Reed Cobb
I am happy to add the photo for a famous person you added he is in Greenlawn cemetery Knox Co Ind Born 1820 s most stones are destroyed by then just a fyi Appreciate your work my brother was a Veteran of Vietnam passed in 1982 LindaY
Added by Linda Y on Nov 01, 2015 9:01 PM
Eric Cranford
Thank you for the unexpected transfer. I will take good care of his page and will transfer only to his family if they should ever have an interest in maintaining it.
Added by Armantia on Oct 17, 2015 6:39 PM
Judy Miller
RE: Hildy The Giraffe
I was my privilege to sponsor Hildy. She has the sweetest face. Yes, I'm an animal person. Can't resist them.
Added by Judy Miller on Oct 09, 2015 2:03 PM
Sharon Martin
Daniel William Cloud
Thank you for the transfer.

Added by Sharon Martin on Sep 13, 2015 9:29 PM
Margie Glenn
RE: Mel Street
Good morning John, Thank you for your assistance.
The picture of his Grave almost made me cry. I am NOT nuts, believe me.
I have so many un-answered questions in my head, as to where all of his family have vanished to?? I remember him on That Good Ole Nashville Music,I have loved him ever since then.
I have Googled his name, until they tell me I have been there so many days before.
I am friends with the Gentleman,who introduced him when his "Borrowed Angel" first came out.He has no clue as to what happened to Mel, they were friends, he feels like I do there was another ways out, rather than taking his life.
Thank you for your help, Margie
Added by Margie Glenn on Sep 07, 2015 12:33 PM
Obsessed Rooter
Mem # 5895168, Brig. Gen. James Nagle
Thank you for doing such good work. I wonder where you found the picture of James Nagle and if it is copyrited. I would like to add it to his profile in my computer. Some of my husband's cousins are descendants of the Nagle family and I have been tracing their roots for some time. This would be a great addition to their story.

Thank you,

Jackie Harrington
Added by Obsessed Rooter on Sep 05, 2015 11:26 AM
paula wilkinson leach
RE: Granville Foster Tucker info - - -
John, Thank you for updating. Granville is my 2nd Great Grandpa. I have been trying to trace him and suspected this was his headstone, but couldn't be sure until I found his daughter Nellie Jane's signature on the vets headstone application. I would love it if you would transfer his memorial to me. Thank you so very much, Paula Leach
Added by paula wilkinson leach on Aug 28, 2015 5:51 PM
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