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Blusummit (#46042900)
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Bio Photo Have been researching the Miers, Tarpley, Shrader, Grigsby, Beale, Smith, McKinsey, Lake, Norrill, Cox names since 1981. Also, my searches include my husband's lines including Bayly, Beers, Rice, Muller. I live in So. CA, near Rose Hills Memorial Park (just over one of the hills to the south) and would like to help anyone find information about ancestors buried there.

Besides genealogical research, I love to sew; work in our yard (collect Iris bulbs and have many from my old back yard in Dallas, TX); love gourmet coffee; dark chocolate; and cats. My husband (of 40+ years) and I have two grown daughters, three granddaughters, and two grandsons.

I have been a member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society for thirty+ years. Anyone reading this is invited to our monthly meetings. WAGS, as it is lovingly called by members, meets at 1:00 at the Whittier Masonic Lodge at the corner of Greenleaf & Mar Vista Streets, in Whittier, every third Saturday, all twelve months of every year. VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME! Park in the back and come in the back door. I am usually at the sign-in table ... unless we are on our once a year vacation to Colorado.

My parents are buried at Rose Hills, as well as my husband's father, two grandmothers, sister-in-law, and an aunt & uncle of one of his grandmothers. Most of my relatives (other than my parents) and ancestors are buried in Texas and Arkansas. Only a great-grandmother (in 1905) and myself (in 1959) left Texas. I guess we were the wanderers. I was named after her.

(In my wonderings through Rose Hills Mem. Pk. for Find A Grave, I have been collecting photos of Veterans of WWI back to Civil War, and adding them to separate Virtual Cemeteries. You are welcome to check them out. I will be happy to transfer them to any family.)
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Messages left for Blusummit (17)[Leave Message]
Eva Davis
Milo Allen
Thank you for creating this for my great grandfather. I would like to make a correction for you. He was married to Janette Havenhill Allen. Together they had three sons, Ethan Allen, 1889-1890, Fielding Allen, 1891-1892, and Robert Lincoln Allen, 1896-1948, my grandfather. He was never married to a Hattie Crosby, nor did he have a daughter named Dorothy. Thank you very much.
Eva Allen Davis
Added by Eva Davis on Oct 08, 2016 9:47 PM
Robert Marshall
Grandfather Tarpley
your grandfather was a member of my masonic lodge in Waco. Would you be willing to share photos and information about him with us to add to our history?
Added by Robert Marshall on May 10, 2016 12:00 AM
S Steiner
Shrader Line

George Hammond Shrader (1825) was my great great grandfather too. His son William Henry Harrison (1851) was my great grandfather. His son George Hammond Shrader (1896) was my grandfather.

I have been, for quite some time, trying to determine the parents of George Hammond Shrader (1825). I have not been able to find any definitive answers. Do you have any information that could help me?

Thank you.

Stephanie Shrader Steiner
Added by S Steiner on Mar 03, 2015 7:04 PM
Elizabeth Ann Dieckman
Relation through Daniel Booker Shrader
Hi and thank you so much for the info. Daniel Booker Shrader was my great grandfather. His son, Weldon Bailey Shrader, was my grandfather.

Weldon, married Velma Tucker, and lived in Dallas until his passing in 1977. He had a son, Robert Weldon Shrader, who currently resides in Ft Myers, Florida. Robert is 82 currently. Weldon also had a daughter, Phyllis Marie Shrader Doring who married, had one son, and passed about ten years ago. Her son, Brian Richard Doring, resides in Austin, unmarried with no children.

My dad, Robert Shrader, was married to Susan Price, who passed in 2001. They had two children. I am Elizabeth Ann Shrader Dieckman(1958), though now divorced, with no children. I have a brother, who may or may not be alive, David Clayton Shrader (1963- ?) who was also divorced and as far as I know also had no children.

We are the last of the Daniel Booker Shrader line.

My dad and I were both born in Dallas, Texas; my brother, in Arlington. We've all moved around quite a bit. Currently, I'm in Webster, Texas.
Added by Elizabeth Ann Dieckman on Jul 21, 2014 8:54 PM
Jana Thompson #47477910
I am wanting to know how your husband and I are related. Can you please contact me? Enoch was my 4th GGf. My Rice line stayed right here in Jackson County, with my mother being a Rice by birth. Thanks. Looking forward to getting to know you.

Jana (Johnson) Thompson
Added by Jana Thompson #47477910 on Apr 08, 2014 11:05 PM
Jason Kazmaier
Active member?
Hello Blusummit,

Are you still actively using Find A Grave? I've not received replies to my suggested corrections in over two months. Is your posted email address still accurate? I've emailed many times.

Would like some updates to memorials you own, or get transfers.

Thank you for your time,

Jason Kazmaier
Added by Jason Kazmaier on Aug 15, 2013 2:41 PM
Jason Kazmaier
Active member?
Added by Jason Kazmaier on Aug 15, 2013 2:37 PM
Lloyd Slacum
Tarpley Families
Audy Lake Tarpley was my 4th cousin 1x removed , his father William Edgar Tarpley was my 3rd cousin 2x removed , his father Robert Perry Tarpley was my 2nd cousin 3x removed , his father Joseph Bell Tarpley was married to Georgeanna Hull Lake my 1st cousin 4x removed. Lloyd F. Slacum Sr.
Added by Lloyd Slacum on Apr 21, 2013 8:05 PM
RE: Arthur Fairwell, Sr.
Thank you so much, that is very appreciated.
Added by bojanelle on Nov 30, 2012 7:28 AM
Marylouise Fraijo Ambriz
RE: Arnelas headstone
Thank you. I deleted the extra one. For some reason adding memorials with my phone creates duplicates.
Added by Marylouise Fraijo Ambriz on Jun 15, 2012 2:02 AM
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