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Dean Hirst (#47404528)
 member for 4 years, 1 month, 4 days
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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.

I am interested in families in the Philadelphia and Burlington County, NJ areas with last names of Freck/Frech (originally from Germany mid 1800s), Broderson/Brodersen (Denmark), Stecher (originally from Germany mid 1800s) and Hirst, originally from England. Hirst were prominent in the cigar business in Philadelphia. Additionally, I am working on my wife's family, Wetherell and Goodwin in New Hampshire.

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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patricia strange
Managing Barbara Ann Santees grave in union cemetary
Barbara is a family member if mine. I recently joined find a grave. I would like to create her biography. She is my sister in law. I would like to be able to link family members. Tbank you so much for creating her memorial. I can link her surviving children. And other member of my family. Thank you so much..God bless she is in unmarked grave @ uniin cemetery. Thanks
Added by patricia strange on Jan 29, 2015 12:37 AM
Thanks for all the work you do, and thank you for the transfer, Gail
Added by ggk on Jan 28, 2015 4:32 PM
Eve Miller
Thank you
Thank you so much Dean you are a wonder. You are really appreciated for all the work you do. I really do thank you.

Added by Eve Miller on Jan 19, 2015 5:49 PM
obsessive journey
Arline Joan Clement
Thanks for adding the photo of her headstone. You Rock!
Added by obsessive journey on Jan 19, 2015 4:12 PM
Virgie Mae Lee
Thank you so much for taking the photo of her grave.
Added by JAMSearch on Jan 16, 2015 10:45 PM
RE: Otis Taylor
I really hope you found the grave of an unfortunate murder victim. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to locate the graves of murder victims, no matter how much research I do.
Added by DogMama08 on Jan 16, 2015 10:52 AM
Charles Lay
RE: Carl Moland
Done....... Keep up the good work, & record history before it's lost.

Added by Charles Lay on Jan 15, 2015 12:30 PM
Eve Miller
Hi Dean,

I was wondering if you could transfer Benito Alvarez #116232664 he is my great-grandfather, he was born in 1881 in Mexico and he died a month after my grandfather was born, Maurice Alvarez #131149364, and Benito's wife was Josefa Verdugo Alvarez #120489276. If they can all be put together. You are such a wonderful person for all that you do.

Thank you,
Added by Eve Miller on Jan 15, 2015 12:46 AM
Rita Osborne
RE: Memorial# 117942089
I know they don't, and I did't think about that when I set those little ones up. So I fixed it so that the 6 I put up all have surname of Unknown. Which is sad. Three more are being buried on Jan 17, 2015. Which I put a link to on my profile page. I did actually SEE the stone for Gabriel and the other two. SOOOO cute.
Added by Rita Osborne on Jan 12, 2015 2:22 PM
Rita Osborne
RE: Memorial# 117942089
It took me a bit to figure out what you were referring to. I thought at first when I was reading about all those little ones that I had missed a surname somewhere. I did change their surnames to now say unknown. Instead of just Baby David etc.
Added by Rita Osborne on Jan 12, 2015 9:44 AM
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