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Sue Thompson Patterson (#47214649)
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I have been doing ancestral research for about 30 years. By being involved in searching records and information, I have made many new friends (fellow researchers) and met family members who have become personal friends. This is a great (and addictive) hobby that had opened the lives of my antecedents and their migration across North America from the European Continent for me. Just finding names is not the goal for me. I want to know how they made their living, what the times were like, and just get to know the individuals as personally as I can. By combining history, country, and economics, it is easier to create an interesting even though incomplete canvas of the journey of one's life. Sometimes I only have a name, but I never stop seeking a clue here and there. Sometimes my efforts are rewarded but more often, the secrets are still floating in the hazy gauze of time.

I am a retired executive and newspaper correspondent retiring from director of a senior citizens center. I retired from the American Red Cross working in health, safety, service to military families, and disaster as volunteer, paid staff, instructor and instructor trainer.

The pictures that I take for Find A Grave may be used in your research and transfered at will. I hope that they help you in your endeavors.

Most all photos I take in Englewood Cemetery in Slaton, Texas will have life dates, burial date, and location of grave if you click on the pictures.
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Nancy Harris
Edwards family

Thanks for the "additions"! I appreciate it very much.
Added by Nancy Harris on Apr 15, 2015 9:50 PM
Nancy Harris
Edwards family photos in Englewood Cemetery
Dear Sue,

The photos have been posted and look great, so I am all set. I applaud all the work you have done/are doing for the Slaton cemetery! I think this is invaluable, especially linking the infants to their parents, an oft overlooked area. I always try my best to leave any memorial I research as complete as I can with the hope that someone along the way will be helped by the information. It is the least I can do to show my thanks to those who came before me and got the ball rolling. It is all of us working together that make findagrave such a valuable resource!
Added by Nancy Harris on Apr 15, 2015 3:01 PM
Nancy Harris
Edwards family in Englewood
Dear Sue,
I just heard from someone who had taken photos, but had not posted them before the requests were removed. I have re-submitted them, and she is going to add them. Thanks so much for your efforts! Keep up the good work.
Added by Nancy Harris on Apr 15, 2015 9:39 AM
Nancy Harris
Edwards family photos in Englewood Cemetery
Dear Sue,
Thanks for trying to fulfill my request photos for the Edwards family members. To date, there are no photos posted of the stones only the cemetery entrance and personal photos. Do you think that they may have been taken by someone else but not yet posted? I am a bit confused how you would know that, though.
Added by Nancy Harris on Apr 15, 2015 8:46 AM
family link
9 requested photos

I took pictures today of Elmer & Ethel Sparkman, Cecil & Pauline Scott. I did not find Walter Edwards. I looked at the request this morning a neglected to claim them. i posted the picture of Elmer & Ethel Sparkman this evening, when i realized you had claimed the above request. Sorry for any inconvenience this might have caused.


Nicole Manley aka family link
Added by family link on Apr 08, 2015 5:52 PM
Susan Rainwater
RE: Tom W. Rainwater
Hi Sue -

My information came from his death certificate, which I got from the Dallas Public Library. Sadly, that's all I know.

Susan Rainwater
Added by Susan Rainwater on Mar 19, 2015 9:13 PM
Thank you
Thank you for the gravestone photos of the Lawson family members.
Added by jynwftx on Mar 11, 2015 8:09 PM
Nena Smothers
Thanks kindly for the nice photo, happy trails.
Added by Nena Smothers on Feb 17, 2015 1:41 AM
Thank you so much for filling my photo requests. I really appreciate your high quality photographs!
Added by KBStewart on Feb 10, 2015 9:35 AM
Debra Downing
Otto Schilling
Thank you for the photos for the story of his life.
Added by Debra Downing on Jan 13, 2015 11:59 AM
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