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Dean Hirst (#47404528)
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Bio Photo I was born in Riverside, Burlington County New Jersey and spent much of my first ten years there. My father died in WWII having never seen me. My step-father was in the Navy so we spent a lot of time traveling around. I graduated from high school at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the Navy in 1961, came out to California in 1963 and have been here ever since. I have been married twice, have three children and eleven grandchildren. My second wife Sandy and I have known each other since we were five years old and have been married since 2006. I have been doing my family genealogy since 2010 and a member of Find A Grave for three+ years now.

If you see a picture of a gravestone I have taken and want to use it, by all means copy it and use as needed. If you see a family members memorial that I have created and you would like to manage it, just ask.
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Max M. Haiflich, Jr.
RE: Marvin Sprayberry
I'm afraid that all I have on Dorothy, so far, is what was in Marvin Jr.'s Memorial.

I have only recently started researching the Sprayberry families. My Maternal Great Great Grandfather's daughter, Minnie Lee Stewart [24099926], married James William "Bill" Sprayberry [24099966].
Added by Max M. Haiflich, Jr. on Jul 09, 2014 7:07 AM
Michelle Donati
Wetherell - Calvary in Newmarket?
Hi Dean. I'm looking at your request for a photo of the Wetherell grave in Newmarket. I live in nearby Newfields, NH. You list the cemetery as "new market" and I wonder if you might mean the Calvary Cemetery in Newmarket. Do you happen to know if she was likely Catholic? If so, Cavary wod be a good place to check. If you learn that she was buried at Calvary in Newmarket, I can take a photo for you.
Added by Michelle Donati on Jul 01, 2014 2:38 PM
Robert Quinn
George Clarkson Hirst

Several years ago, I had someone attempt to get a picture of his tombstone only to be told by the cemetery office they needed a notarized letter from his ancestor that they were related. Do you think you can run with this?

I know he is a common Hirst ancestor for a lot of people, so it would assuredly be helpful to all.

Added by Robert Quinn on Jun 10, 2014 4:37 AM
Patti Myers
RE: Rudolph Fishburn Myers
So sorry, 'Dean', must of had my son-in-law on my mind... It must be true what they say about getting 'older'... I will be 'applying' some of those sayings to myself!!

In short... "You do beautiful work".. :)

Added by Patti Myers on Jun 05, 2014 9:55 PM
Patti Myers
RE: Rudolph Fishburn Myers
Chuck, you have gone 'above' & 'beyond' for Rudolph's Memorial.... I am so 'excited' for the chance to 'maintain' the Memorial for him and receiving the photos from you!!!

I love meeting 'nice' Contributors like you!! Thank you so much.....

Patti Myers
Contributor #47016947
Added by Patti Myers on Jun 05, 2014 4:28 PM
Patti Myers
Rudolph Fishburn Myers
Just looked at Rudolph's memorial and saw the beautiful photo of his headstone... I want to Thank You very much for taking your time and effort to obtain it!!

Patti Myers
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Added by Patti Myers on Jun 04, 2014 12:24 PM
Memorial# 98907289
Hi Dean.... Could you tell me if you got the birth place for Henry Harrison Holmes - Memorial# 98907289 from Ancestry? If so, there is a transcription error on there. Henry was born in Lincoln County, Mississippi... and his mother's maiden name was Holmes. She married a Swan after Henry's father died. I sent links for their memorials via the edit links.

Thank you so much for all you do.

Patti Smith
Added by Patti on Jun 01, 2014 4:51 PM
Paul V. Bradley, Jr.
RE: Wetherell
Dean, just going through past messages and re-read yours. You still out there, and still looking for the Wetherll's?
Added by Paul V. Bradley, Jr. on May 22, 2014 8:07 AM
RE: Rebecca Dilks
The weather is getting warmer so I'll get out to Bethel Methodist Cemeteryu and look for some more Dilks graves as you suggested. Won't try to life that heavy stone though. Might break it or me. I was the band director for 21 years at Rancocas Valley Regional H. S., and retired almost 26 years ago. We played Palmyra for a few years in football.
Added by Lynn on Apr 06, 2014 12:36 PM
Christina Pierce
William H. Albers
Sorry I forgot to put his Find A Grave Memorial# it is 116232379. Could you also transfer his Daugher Irene Albers her Find A Grave Memorial# is 116305046. My contributor # is 48294228
Thank You, Christina
Added by Christina Pierce on Mar 30, 2014 11:39 PM
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