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Claudia Bourdon (#46928184)
 member for 8 years, 9 months, 23 days
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Bio Photo I was born in 1951, in Phoenix, AZ. I have been researching my family history since 1971. I have ten children and 22 grandchildren. We now live in Mesa, AZ.

I've always loved cemeteries! There is such wonderful information on this website. I would be glad to help someone else in their search.

While researching some of my family history on this site, I found that someone had taken the time to add photos of obituaries to many of my relatives' memorials. This thoughtful act touched me. I have decided that to repay their kindness - I tried adding memorials for those found in online obituaries for the Arizona Republic, The East Valley Tribune, and the Apache Junction Gold Canyon News, but soon discovered that someone else was duplicating my entries! I then went to a nearby cemetery and took photos of some name plates and created memorials for them. I hope to continue to add memorials to this site.

If you are related to someone whose memorial I have created - I will be happy to transfer it to you - just let me know. If you find any error or omission in a memorial which I have entered, use the edit tab or contact me! Since I may only have had the obituary or the gravestone to go by, many times I do not have all of the information. If you have further information to add to a memorial, I will be happy to make changes.
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Dave & Janice
Chester Ralph
I found this newspaper article in the Winnipeg Tribune dated July 27,1940. http://manitobia.ca/content/en/newspapers/WPT/1940/07/27/articles/206.xml/iarchives?query=chester%2BAND%2Bralph%2BAND%2Bdoctype%3Anewspapers
Added by Dave & Janice on May 26, 2016 10:19 AM
Dave & Janice
RE: Thank you!
Chester Ralph's grave was our favorite grave search. We calculated and marched off where the grave should be. I stuck a knife thru the sod which had totally grown over and I hit a grave. We did not know at this point if it was Ralph's grave until I removed a 3 inch thick piece of sod.
Added by Dave & Janice on May 26, 2016 10:02 AM
Dave & Janice
RE: Thank you!
I found a Chester Ralph in the Manitoba Vital Statistics as follows. Chester Ralph was born in Neepawa, Manitoba on June 6, 1886. His mother's name was Margaret Mclean. http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/DetailView.php
Added by Dave & Janice on May 25, 2016 2:16 PM
Ruth Draginoff Higgins
RE: Thank you!
You're welcome!
Added by Ruth Draginoff Higgins on May 15, 2016 3:01 PM
Penny Stevens
RE: Thank you!
Most welcome Claudia! I love doing the photos!

Penny Stevens
Added by Penny Stevens on May 09, 2016 11:41 AM
Weez
RE: Julian Graybeal's headstone photo
You are very welcome!
Added by Weez on May 03, 2016 6:46 AM
Richard Stewart
RE: Thank you!
Dear Claudia, I think the writing is on the other side. I didn't try to turn the pieces over.
Added by Richard Stewart on Mar 11, 2016 5:15 PM
Linda Daniels
RE: Where's the Photo?
Claudia,

I'm so sorry and I'm so glad you replied. I took a photo of the wrong Homer Schatte and realized it as soon as I pushed add this photo and saw that I had the wrong date. I deleted the photo.

I was passing through Steeleville and had a few minutes to take a photo so I wrote his name down zipped into the cemetery saw Homer and took a picture. I didn't have any dates written down and I didn't see another Homer.

I had no way of contacting you so I was hoping you would contact me. Could you please request a photo again and when I am in Steeleville again I will take another photo for you. It is suppose to rain here for a solid week so I may not get to take a photo until next week but I will get a photo soon! I am so sorry!!

Thanks for contacting me.
Linda
Added by Linda Daniels on Mar 07, 2016 10:24 AM
K Berry (KBC)
RE: Georg William Dodson
Done! My mistake, coincidently Imogene with the last name Dodson was requested by someone else!

Thanks!

KBC/JGBC
Added by K Berry (KBC) on Feb 23, 2016 1:35 PM
K Berry (KBC)
RE: Thank You!
Happy to do it! Since your related to him somehow would you like me to transfer the memorials for George /and/or/ Imogene Dodson to you?
Added by K Berry (KBC) on Feb 22, 2016 9:12 PM
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