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Tom White (#47243299)
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Bio Photo I was born in Memphis, TN, raised in Jackson, MS, and moved to Dallas in 1967.

My father was Jesse Thomas White.

My mother was Clara Vanderberg White .

You are invited to visit their memorials to see their ancestors.

I am addicted to FindaGrave and genealogy research in general. I have had the good fortune to connect with a number of cousins through this website.

Most of my research is tracing family members in Mississippi.... Panola, Quitman, Calhoun, Yalobusha and Hinds Counties.

My Family Names: White, Vanderberg, Vanderburg, Potts, Jenkins and Hupperich.

My wife's family: Pitt, Sapp, and Newcomer's, mostly from Oklahoma, and Baldridge from Tennessee.

"I have never met a cemetery I did not like", and
"I can not go to a cemetery and take just one picture".

I am also a volunteer photo taker at Grove Hill and Oakland Cemeteries in Dallas.

If I have added one of your family members or family friends, let me know and I will transfer them to you.



SPECIAL RECOGNITION:

A number of the pictures added and memorials created in the Memphis and North Mississippi area have been contributed by my cousin, Becky Vanderburg Abbott.

PHOTO POLICY:

Any photograph I have added to any memorial may be used by the general public, without credit to me.
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Virginia Paredes-Tijerina
RE: Oakland Cemetery
Thanks Tom!!!
Yes, I love going to Oakland. I have many members of both sides of my family buried there. So, now I am trying to put as many of the people buried there on Find A Grave. I believe there are over 30,000 graves but only almost 18,000 are listed. We have a lot of work to do my friend!! Have a wonderful day.
Added by Virginia Paredes-Tijerina on May 16, 2016 9:53 AM
Brenda W
70442947
Sorry about that. Got rushed. It is the grave to the right of this one. Thank you.
Added by Brenda W on May 14, 2016 8:36 PM
Brenda W
Interested in another
Hello Tom. Thank you for uploading this image. I, however, an interested in the site directly to the right of this stone. It is a very small plaque. I can't make out a name or date on the photos I have seen. I am hoping you have this site documented as well and you can direct me to it. Thank you for your time.
Added by Brenda W on May 14, 2016 7:57 PM
Brenda W
Interested in another
Hello Tom. Thank you for uploading this image. I, however, an interested in the site directly to the right of this stone. It is a very small plaque. I can't make out a name or date on the photos I have seen. I am hoping you have this site documented as well and you can direct me to it. Thank you for your time.
Added by Brenda W on May 14, 2016 7:57 PM
Mike Pierce
115072709
Hi Tom. I think you have the spouse wrong on this memorial. Loudie is the mother of Brinson Appleton, Jr., not the spouse. She is spouse of Brinson Appleton, Sr.
Added by Mike Pierce on May 13, 2016 5:46 AM
Deborah Siebenhausen Kiley
Susong family
Thank you so very much for the photos and transfers. A C Benningfield was a cousin on my dad's side and Anna Lou was born about 5 miles from my home.
Added by Deborah Siebenhausen Kile... on May 11, 2016 9:46 AM
ray&jay
RE: Jack Keller
Thanks, Tom, for the addition to Jack's memorial. Your photo captured his gravesite very well. He would be pleased (and offer to buy you a beer). ;)
Regards,
R&J
Added by ray&jay on May 10, 2016 5:07 PM
Carol Tatum
Martha Stilwell
Thanks so much for taking the picture with her death date included.
Added by Carol Tatum on May 01, 2016 6:24 PM
Linda Wayman
RE: Mary Katherine Curtis
Of course I'll take care of it. Bless you.
Added by Linda Wayman on May 01, 2016 10:44 AM
Linda Wayman
Re: Mary Kaherine Curtis
Tom, thank you so much for the transfer. I have searched for Kathy's obituary for the past few years. We were close friends in jr. high and spent quite a lot of time at each other's homes. After getting married, having children and working we lost touch with each other. In 1967 I was a cashier at a grocery store and saw her with her family while they were shopping there. I was on break, so we had a few minutes to catch up on news and have some laughs about earlier times. We swapped phone numbers and called each other occasionally, but not regularly.

One day I was reading the newspaper. There was an article about a lady who was my age, 32. The newspaper article said the lady's daughter found her mother dead. The little girl was 11. I guess because we were the same age and both had young daughters, the story stayed with me over the years. The next time I called Kathy's number it had been disconnected and I never heard from her again. I did not know that lady was Kathy who was found by her daughter. Heck, I never knew her name was Mary Katherine. I always knew her as Kathy. A few years later I saw a man we went to school with. He brought up Kathy's name and asked if I knew anything about her death. He had only heard rumors. I was shocked. When he mentioned her young daughter finding her I immediately thought of the story I read a couple of years earlier and realized it was Kathy.

She was divorced and it wasn't a pleasant one, so I didn't try to contact her former husband about where she was buried. I always wondered. After I started working with Find A Grave I searched for her on The Register of Deeds site with no luck. I couldn't remember the exact year she died because when I read about her death I did not realize it was about her. Friday, I went back to the register of Deeds and did a search again, using only her last name. I was going to search through 10 year spans at a time so the list wouldn't be so long. When I saw a name with the age of 32 and her middle name was Katherine I knew that had to be her.

I went to the library yesterday and found her obituary. It says she was found by her brother, nit her daughter. I don't know who found her, but I'm so glad I found her. Thank you again for the transfer.

Have a blessed day.
Added by Linda Wayman on May 01, 2016 9:37 AM
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