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Chet Wallace (#47044853)
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Bio Photo Hi,

My name is Chester Wallace and I've been a member of Find-A-Grave for a couple of years now. I live in Marietta, Ga. and welcome any requests for photos within a feesable distance of zip 30066. I mainly work on logging deceased family members and local cemeteries to Atlanta. At the present I am working to log Marietta City Cemetery. I'm also currently working on a project to locate the graves of the victims of the Winecoff Hotel fire in Atlanta, Georgia on December 7, 1946. I'm also working on a book about their lives as well as survivors, firemen and policeman who were on the scene so if anybody knows of anybody or family members of someone involved in the fire please let me know. I've been interested in cemeteries and especially genealogy since I was young. My grandmother would always want me to go with her to the local cemetery where I lived in Louisiana to visit her parents graves and they are on my site.

Good luck with finding your graves!

Chester Wallace
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Alvin Oglesby
RE: Henry Oglesby
don't believe it's the same person:

Name: Henry Parker Oglesby
•Sex: M
•Birth: 15 AUG 1875 in Henry Co., Georgia
•Death: APR 1965 in Dade Co., Florida
•Burial: McDonough City Cemetery, McDonough, Henry Co., Georgia
•Census: 1910 Henry Co., Georgia
•Census: 1920 Kershaw Co., South Carolina
•Census: 1930 Miami, Dade Co., Florida
•Event: Draft Registration 12 SEP 1918 Kershaw Co., South Carolina
•Reference Number: 3488

Living with son in Miami, Florida, in 1930 census, a real estate agent. Wife Cora had died the year before.
Added by Alvin Oglesby on Aug 14, 2014 8:32 PM
S.A. Joss
Lassie Preast
Headstone has been repaired...I've added an edit for the month of birth, which is now readable.
Added by S.A. Joss on May 22, 2014 6:34 AM
sonya swain
RE: Emelda Reeves portrait
Added by sonya swain on Apr 24, 2014 11:13 AM
sonya swain
RE: Emelda Reeves portrait
Thanks Chet - whatever you can do is fine with me. I too would like the painting respected.

Added by sonya swain on Apr 24, 2014 7:54 AM
sonya swain
RE: Emelda Reeves portrait
Hi Chet,

I just received an email from Allen and he had some questions which I clarified with June. She has been quite ill with laryngitis for several weeks & has been having tests to see why it won't go away.I am quite concerned, as she is a pretty heavy smoker.

I appreciate your help & know Emelda will be in capable hands. I will pay both of you a commission when it is sold. You can talk with Allen & let me know the amount. I paid June $2500 for the painting, but if necessary I will sell it for less.I wish I were in a financial position to give it to the 2 of you to share, but unfortunately, caring for another ill child has made that impossible. You both have devoted so much time & effort to that horrible day. June is ecstatic that you will get involved. It is fine if Allen shares the email with you, & vice-versa. Please let me know what questions you may have. Thanks for your help. Emelda had a lot of love in my home. Thanks - Sonya
Added by sonya swain on Apr 23, 2014 3:21 PM
sonya swain
Emelda Reeves portrait
Hi Chet,

I hope you remember me. We met with June Johnston at my home where I have the portrait she painted of Emelda Reeves, her best friend who was lost in the Winecoff Fire. I had to remove the painting from my living room wall over the past 2 years. After losing my daughter Nancy, and having my son afflicted with the same illness Nancy had,
I simply could not look at Emelda's face any longer without it reminded me of 'death'...I have it safely put away & have decided to actively sell it. I have spoken to June about it, and she fully supports & understands my decision. She offered to take it back & give me another piece of her wonderful work. That is doable, however I would rather sell it to someone who would remember the terrible day of the fire & would honor & respect the painting. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please let me know. My telephone number is 706-540-5000.I have a photo of it & I would be happy to send it to you. I would be happy to pay you a commission if you found a buyer.

Thanks for your help. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sonya Swain

Added by sonya swain on Apr 23, 2014 11:25 AM
Fredrick Tucker
Thanks for the transfers. You're awesome!
Added by Fredrick Tucker on Apr 20, 2014 8:46 AM
laurie aderholt
Annandales of Marietta
The Annandale family had a personal plot down the road from Oakton in Marietta. My grandfather took me there many times as a child...which was down the road also from the Dickson family home (Georgia Wilder Annandale Dickson). The little family plot set a top a hill overlooking the old highway. St. Mary Lane is near this. A couple of years ago, my mom and I were back in Marietta and went to look at it. To our amazement, it was gone. My mom even has the old deed and plot of the property (small area). Now, a lady's garage sets on top of what was the family cemetery. I knocked on the door. She insisted that is was an area for paupers. She even had a newspaper article about the pauper graves on her wall. True, the hilltop could have had pauper graves as well down from it. However, the wrought iron fence and family grave was there was well.

I was also told by another cousin that SEVERAL years prior, that a grave marker was picked up off the highway/Kennesaw that had fallen down to the road by a friend of theirs. Some how the marker was thrown away or discarded due to not knowing at the time whose or where it came from.

This area was the family plot given to the gardner "Annandale" for the Wilder family at Oakton. If you can dig up any info, please let me know. If so, please email me at
Added by laurie aderholt on Mar 27, 2014 6:53 PM
Wendy Rich
RE: Maude Whiteman
My pleasure. I also took one for Banks Whiteman - I have no idea if/how they are related. Happy Hunting!
Added by Wendy Rich on Mar 08, 2014 2:54 PM
Barbara Kemper
Trowbridges & Kempers
Did your email get a virus? A message I sent came back. I found some other Kempers married to Trobridges. Did you know about that?
p. 62 of Kemper Records
2125-V Mary Jane Kemper (Grandaughter of Nathan & sister of James Parkerson Kemper)b. 1866 d. 1939 married Wallace Trowbridge ,b. ? died before 1939
son: Wallace Trowbridge, Jr b Nov 5 1906 died Feb 25, 1941 NM
Did you hear back from WC Davis?
Added by Barbara Kemper on Mar 03, 2014 12:14 PM
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