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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 in 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 in May of 1747 aboard the "Gildart', indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap. 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 - but 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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Thank you!
Thank you very much for the photos of Frank Espinoza's grave (#94519745)! He was my grandfather and I had never seen it before.
Added by The Thanatos Archive on Oct 08, 2015 7:21 AM
RE: John Lees - - -
Oh thank you so much for your efforts. My John Lees was born in Glasgow, Scotland, along with his parents. His father had the same name. John Lees Sr. and his sis, my ggrandmother, left Glasgow for Butte, MT. Early 20th century.. All were coal miners...
Added by McMolly on Oct 02, 2015 1:31 AM
Janis Hendrick
Chamberlain Transfers
Thank you for doing the transfers to me for Douglas and Mary Chamberlain. It was not necessary but I will take care of them. I am mainly interested in Mary's son Harry Anderson who died on the USS Arizona on Dec 7 1941. He remains on duty aboard the ship.
I noticed but didn't realize you were the one that took photos of my Uncle William F. and Eveline R. Davis in Forest Lawn about a month ago. You must get around. Let me know if you need anything in Minnesota.
Thanks again for that - Janis
Added by Janis Hendrick on Sep 08, 2015 7:52 AM
Thank you very much for the photos for the Jean Hunter memorial. I appreciate the additional view as well. Thank you for your hard work and kindness.
Added by Union48 on Sep 03, 2015 3:51 PM
Margo Reasner
Elizabeth and Clinton Bolin
Thank you so much for finding and transferring my great grandparents. It is greatly appreciated. -Margo-
Added by Margo Reasner on Sep 02, 2015 5:45 PM
Penny Mead
Jaretta A Bryan Finkhouse
Hi Charles, Thank you so very much for getting this photo for me. My dad is in Missouri and we are in the process of trying to get a marker for Paul and wanted one that matched. You are very very fast and thorough with your work and are a great asset to Find A Grave. Thanks again. Penny
Added by Penny Mead on Aug 22, 2015 3:36 PM
Aaron Jaffe
C. Bryan,
Thank you so much for the great marker photos for Aaron Jaffe and his wife Ethel. And so fast :-) Love that you also included ones showing the area. Dr. Jaffe was our family doctor for years. Such a wonderful man. My mom as a teenager was one of his first patients. My parents still talk of him to this day. Thanks again, so appreciated!
Added by Jodi on Aug 22, 2015 3:33 PM
A.J. Marik
Re: re:
Thanks, Charles. Actually, the way things are set up here, the extra work load is negligible.

Have a good weekend,

Added by A.J. Marik on Aug 21, 2015 1:19 PM
A.J. Marik
As group accounts are not allowed, Find a Grave administration manages the South Coast Grave Minders memorials. Use the edit tab for edit suggestions. Transfer requests should be sent to Please ask me if you want to manage all of the SCGM memorials with your account.

Thank you,

Curator of Archives, Find a Grave
Added by A.J. Marik on Aug 21, 2015 12:31 PM
Covert markers
Thank you so much for the excellent photos of Harry and Louise Covert's markers and also for the location photos. They were my wife's grandparents. Since we live in Pennsylvania, you have provided us a real service!!!
Best regards, Dave Heindel
Added by dsheindel on Aug 19, 2015 9:24 PM
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