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C. Bryan (#46788769)
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Bio Photo Regarding SUNNYSIDE on Signal Hill - - Photo requests posted without location data are suspect since they might be for Forest Lawn on San Antonio at Cherry (which was called Sunnyside prior to 1978). I have a liaison position with management, and they are good about giving me sites. This arrangement is necessary because of past abuses of good will. I will post locations for the requests in the "problem notice," and maintain currency. Your cooperation assures accurate data and a satisfactory conclusion.

Please use any photos associated with your loved ones' sites as you desire; they belong to you. If you ask for permission I'll know you can't read.
Transfers for anybody but close family if you have a good story - or even a bad lie. You can be adopted, or the ex.
íLa vida es demasiado corta como para objetar - Life's too short to quibble!

A note on why some 'souls' evade discovery: Think about it; there's little entertainment for the majority. One game everyone really gets into is to hide while we seek; hilarious watching us bumble about with growing frustration, using nicknames, omitting dates, or the ultimate - not paying for their marker!

Earliest ancestors Philadelphia 1697 on my father's side - My mother's side arrives in 1749 & 1751. Latest kin here by 1777.
In 1685 a Strode grandfather helped Monmouth's attempt to overthrow James II; and in 1745 another grandpa, this time a Grant, marched with Charles Stuart against George II - both causes failed utterly. Strode's son lost his purchase in England and fled eventually to Philadelphia (aboard a misnamed vessel in which he and his wife perished and his orphans prospered).
The strappan Sawney was transported, indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap.
Or not. That whole pack has enough romantic burnishing to fill several Janice Holt Giles novels.

I'm NOT directly related to Daniel Boone of pioneer fame - I'm related to two of his sisters (5th great-grandmothers - Mary's grandson, Luke, wed Elizabeth's granddaughter, Mary Sanders).
I'm NOT related to Gen. John J. Pershing - but his uncle, J.S. Pershing (by another wife of our common sire, J.M. Pershing) is my great-grandfather.
NOT connected to Wm. Jennings Bryan at all - former Secretary of State and thrice Presidential candidate, a dedicated public servant and son of a dedicated public servant, who once lent law books to the aforementioned Mr. Pershing.

My direct lineage seems to have had an aversion to military service but for a maternal great-grandpapa who got himself wounded by the defenders of Vicksburg.
Well, too, there was that earlier trouble in the late mid-1700s; a few grandpas mixed it up in the Ohio Valley, rode with Geo. Rogers Clark and the boys - other scuffles with the Tories in the Carolina and Kentucky hills. Most got pensions for their efforts (them who weren't Loyalists). Myself - I spent three years in the US Army working for the Security Agency.

And - this from another graver:
'Much better to be looking for dead people, than to have dead people looking for you.'

There is an underscore _ in my address below, not a space.
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Melissa Ward
Hazel White
Thank you for posting photos and for the arrow indicating her marker on the monument.
Added by Melissa Ward on Aug 17, 2014 5:48 PM
Ron Young
Bertis, Frances, and Cynthia Pace
Thank you for adding the memorial photos of these relatives, relocated away from the rest of the families. We very much appreciate it.

... Ron Young.
Added by Ron Young on Aug 17, 2014 1:39 PM
Ray Jackson
RE: Re Elizabeth Boone/Grant - -
I thank you for your note. I have repeatedly requested this person to supply me with the info to validate the authenticity of this picture, but he has not come forth. I am tempted to contact a findagrave staff member to assist me in this matter.
I very much am awarae of Sarah and this line. Please contact me at my email address, I have been tracing each descendant of the Grant family in order to write an all inclusive book on the descendants of William Grant and Elizabeth Boone. I would love to donate notes. I will also send you an invite to my ancestry.c in web pages to allow you to look it over.
Again, thanks. Ray
Added by Ray Jackson on Aug 17, 2014 6:56 AM
Margaret Sopp
Janice Holt Giles
. . .just read your bio and noticed your reference to the author Janice Holt Giles. Years and years ago (probably in the late 1960's) I read all of her novels. Loved them.
Added by Margaret Sopp on Aug 16, 2014 11:55 PM
Margaret Sopp
Carl Sprinkle & Donna Sprinkle
Thank you so much for adding the photos to their memorials. I appreciate it!
Added by Margaret Sopp on Aug 16, 2014 11:51 PM
Karin Ronis
Headstone Photo for Arthur Hyder
Thankyou so much for the above headstone photo much appreciated
Added by Karin Ronis on Aug 16, 2014 10:51 PM
Brian Harper-Tibaldo
RE: Wilson - Forest Lawn
Hi. I believe those Edwards would be her husband, father-in-law, and son... but without seeing the details that's just a guess. Her first husband was Edward James Moore Jr. (1912-1951). The man she shares a headstone with is her 2nd husband. Her maiden name was Robinson. She was a first cousin to my grandmother.

I've tried to submit edits to the owner of her memorial with these updates, but so far no luck :(

Thanks again for the work you do!
Added by Brian Harper-Tibaldo on Aug 16, 2014 10:27 AM
Sara Koch-Brooks
Thank you so much for the grave photo of Kenneth Koch! It is greatly appreciated!
Added by Sara Koch-Brooks on Aug 16, 2014 8:23 AM
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Thanks so much for taking and posting the photo of the grave marker for Floyd Ralph Yeamons. I greatly appreciate it!

H Clark
Added by gravrgrl on Aug 14, 2014 1:51 PM
Phyllis Scholl photograph
Thank you so very much for such an amazingly fast fulfillment! You are the kind of people who make findagrave such a "go-to" site.

Added by lgk on Aug 12, 2014 7:13 PM
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