|Larry White (#46875221)|
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Update -- Sorry but I only link to BURIAL UNKNOWN MEMORIALS in very limited circumstances. This is Find-a-GRAVE, not a site for building family trees (try Ancestry.com or Rootsweb.com for that).|
I've been a genealogist since the 1960's. I'm grateful that I started when I did as so much family information gets lost because we don't ask questions early on.
Find a Grave is a great site and powerful resource. Thanks to all who work so hard to fulfill its primary purpose - documenting known burials.
I'm paying particular attention to Cypress Lawn Cemetery and Green Lawn Memorial Park in Colma, CA. I appreciate being able to help fill in for all that information lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.
The site has also provided a couple of wonderful finds regarding my family history --- primarily Nancy Brenneman Gast Rhodes (check her out!). Until I found her on Find a Grave, everyone thought she died in 1852. I'm hoping to be able to provide similar breakthroughs for others.
I'm happy to make changes and links for well documented information.
Permission is granted for personal use of any of the photos I have added, giving me credit for having provided them. Permission is denied for use of my photos for posting on other websites (this includes Ancestry.com - please use Ancestry's linking option instead). Permission is denied for for sale of my photos or for any other use for monetary profit.
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|Lettie Kirby||Ella (Small) Dalton|
Thank you for the info links! Connections made! And Thank You for the lovely photo! Best Wishes, Lettie
|Ian Downie||Reverend John Downie|
Reverend John Downie was a Baptist Minister born in Glasgow, Scotland on 2 November 1835 [source death notice] to John Downie, Leather Currier, and Lillias Ewing [source Marriage Certificate]. He married Margaret Laurie on 4 June 1867 at Blythswood, Glasgow [source Marriage Certificate]. He was Minister at Forfar Baptist Church [source 1881 UK Census] and I believe that, previous to coming to Forfar, he was Minister in Forres and Eyemouth, and after leaving there in 1886 he moved on to Dumfries before emigrating to the United States. He arrived in the United States in about 1888 [source 1900 US Federal Census].
John and Margaret had three children: John born 4 May 1868 and Catherine Lillies born 23 May 1870, both in Eyemouth, Berwickshire, and Robert Brash Downie born 21 September 1873 in Forres, Morayshire [source IGI].
John was originally buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, San Francisco, and was re-buried in Greenlawn Cemetery after Odd Fellows Cemetery closed. His obituary gives his date of death and shows that his three children came with him to the United States:
San Francisco Call, Volume 87, Number 81, February 19, 1901, page 11, col 4-5: "Downie – In this city, February 17, 1901, Rev. John Downie, beloved husband of Margaret Downie, and father of John and Robert Downie and Mrs. T.B. Eastman, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, aged 64 years 3 months and 15 days.
"Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Tuesday), at 2 o'clock from the First Baptist Church, Eddy street, between Jones and Leavenworth. Interment Odd Fellow' Cemetery."
[source of death notice: Find A Grave Memorial 103695827]
I was in contact with John's great grandson Douglas Robert Downie but his email address is no longer valid, and would be very happy to hear from him or anyone else connected with this family - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ian Downie, Aberdeen, Scotland
|Marilyn Maghetti||Isabel E Sample Maghetti|
Hello Mr. White,
I am a find a grave contributor, too. I have a wonderful photo of Isabel if you'd like to add it.
|Cathleen Sheibley Miller Kalin||Louise Holloway Kirkbride|
Thanks so much for adding the links for Louise to her parents. She was the last of the Holloway children to be linked to George and Mary Holloway.
There seem to be some confusion over where Charles Neville Kirkbride and his wife Mable Sarah Goode are buried. I guess until the stones are photographed we won't know for sure. Charles Neville served in WWI and was a Lawyer as well as Newspaper editor. I have more info on him if you are interested.He was my 2nd cousin 2x removed.
Thanks again for your great work and contributions to Find a Grave.
|boundersal||RE: Greenlawn Cemetery|
Thank you so much for your remarks on Greenlawn Cemetery. That does help understand what happened. What a shame!
Too bad we don't share James White as an ancestor.
Thanks so much for your attention.
|boundersal||Greenlawn Cemetery in Colma|
I have two things to ask:
1) It looks like you have experience with Greenlawn that I'd like your reflections on: How hard is it to find stones there?
2) We have an ancestor that I'm wondering is part of your family.
James Haley White, b. 1805 in VA, died 17 Oct 1882, supposedly in Suisun City and buried the next day in Coloma. His wife was Sarah Burton White, b. 1810 in England, d. 1879 in San Francisco.
Any relation to you?
During a telephone to the Greenlawn Cemetery office, the lady at the cemetery was telling me something about the stones being all thrown away, but I see you've taken pictures there. I'm puzzled & curious.
Thanks for any comments you can make.
Boundersal (aka Sherri)
|Nancy Poppin Umland||Henry Kessler|
I found an obituary and funeral record for Henry Kessler 73474271 which I posted.
I had an obituary for his wife Louisa Kessler and decided to find her husband.
You had two nice pictures of the headstones and you may wish to move them up and keep the obituary on the bottom. The funeral record gives the names of parents, etc.
|Sharon B.||RE: Mirassoul|
Thank you Larry, for your sweet note! And yes, you did inspire me to join Find A Grave!
I really appreciated you prompt response to my request regarding the transfer of those memorials so that I can maintain them, too!
I've spent much time researching my family, both here in the United States and in France, but hit a "stone-wall", at one point. It wasn't until recently that I was able to uncover their grand-parents and great-grandparents, with the help of a fellow genealogist, in France! It's been an exciting adventure!
While living overseas many years ago, I was afforded the opportunity to visit Lahourcade, and had photographed grave stones of related family members buried in the Catholic churchyard cemetery.
I would like to post those photos after they are scanned to a digital format, but have not been able to find a listing for that churchyard cemetery on FIND A GRAVE. I did not see a listing for it among the French cemeteries already listed either. Will most likely have to write for the information and enter it when a response is received.
Again thanks so much for the transfers, and thank you for creating the memorials for the family! And a special thank you for inspiring me to join Find A Grave!
|Sharon B.||Memorial Transfers|
Good afternoon, Mr. White!
Just a short note but enclosing many heartfelt thanks for transferring my Great grandparents Memorial Sites to me to maintain.
I am forever thankful to you for creating their memorials and for introducing me to FIND A GRAVE.
I'm not sure if you were aware, but one of Marc and Angelique's sons, and his wife, were also buried in this grave, as well as as a brother of the son's wife. Only Marc and Angelique's stone marks these graves.
Because of your efforts, all will be reunited with their families once again. My research has led me to find Marc's parents, and siblings; as well as Marc's grandparents. All of whom were born and died in France.
Thank you so much for your swift response to my request. I am forever grateful for your kind act.
Best Wishes Always,
|Sharon B.||Marc & Angelica Mirrasoul|
Good Morning Mr. White,
Thank you for photographing and creating memorial sites for my Great-grandparents, (Marc Mirrasoul, #63982500; and Angelica Mirrasoul, #63982563.
I would also like to thank you for the extensive time and effort you have devoted to document and create so many memorials to others who have made the City By The Bay ... their home!
I have created a memorial site for one of their sons, (Peter Mirrasoul, #87712197), and will be adding additional siblings, children, and grand-children, in the near future. I would like to link them and add photos.
This message is to request you to transfer maintenance responsibilty of Marc Mirrasoul (#63982500) and Angelica Mirrasoul (#63982563)
Mirrasoul's memorials to me.
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