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C. Bryan (#46788769)
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Bio Photo Regarding SUNNYSIDE on Signal Hill - - Photo requests posted without location data are suspect since they might be for Forest Lawn on San Antonio at Cherry (which was called Sunnyside prior to 1978). I have a liaison position with management, and they are good about giving me sites. This arrangement is necessary because of past abuses of good will. I will post locations for the requests in the "problem notice," and maintain currency. Your cooperation assures accurate data and a satisfactory conclusion.

Please use any photos associated with your loved ones' sites as you desire; they belong to you. If you ask for permission, I'll know you can't read.
Transfers for anybody but close family if you have a good story - or even a bad lie. You can be adopted, or the ex.
íLa vida es demasiado corta como para objetar - Life's too short to quibble!

A note on why some 'souls' evade discovery: Think about it; there's little entertainment for the majority. One game everyone really gets into is to hide while we seek; hilarious watching us bumble about with growing frustration, using nicknames, omitting dates, or the ultimate - not paying for their marker!

Earliest ancestors Philadelphia 1697 on my father's side - My mother's side arrives in 1749 & 1751. Latest kin here by 1777.
In 1685 a Strode grandfather helped Monmouth's attempt to overthrow James II; and in 1745 another grandpa, this time a Grant, marched with Charles Stuart against George II - both causes failed utterly. Strode's son lost his purchase in England and fled eventually to Philadelphia (aboard a misnamed vessel in which he and his wife perished and his orphans prospered).
The strappan Sawney was transported in May of 1747 aboard the "Gildart', indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap. That whole pack has enough romantic burnishing to fill several Janice Holt Giles novels.

I'm NOT directly related to Daniel Boone of pioneer fame - but to two of his sisters (5th great-grandmothers - Mary's grandson, Luke, wed Elizabeth's granddaughter, Mary Sanders).
I'm NOT related to Gen. John J. Pershing - but his uncle, J.S. Pershing (by another wife of our common sire, J.M. Pershing) is my great-grandfather.
NOT connected to Wm. Jennings Bryan at all - former Secretary of State and thrice Presidential candidate, a dedicated public servant and son of a dedicated public servant, who once lent law books to the aforementioned Mr. Pershing.

My direct lineage seems to have had an aversion to military service but for a maternal great-grandpapa who got himself wounded by the defenders of Vicksburg.
Well, too, there was that earlier trouble in the late mid-1700s; a few grandpas mixed it up in the Ohio Valley, rode with Geo. Rogers Clark and the boys - other scuffles with the Tories in the Carolina and Kentucky hills. Most got pensions for their efforts (them who weren't Loyalists). Myself - I spent three years in the US Army working for the Security Agency.

And - this from another graver:
'Much better to be looking for dead people, than to have dead people looking for you.'

There is an underscore _ in my address below, not a space.
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James Opoka
Dorothy & William Vroom
Thank you for fulfilling my photo requests so quickly. The photos are great! I also really appreciate you taking the photo of all of the family memorial markers together. I was looking for information on Marie Blume, and now I have it! What an added bonus.
Added by James Opoka on Mar 28, 2015 4:21 PM
Gracie Ann Matisyn
RE: Annie Greenhill, Arhur Forrest and Callahans
THANK YOU!! Beautiful photos of the stones and landscape. I truly appreciate your time and efforts. Your work is greatly appreciated by me and also by my family. It's so important to preserve and honor these folks!



If you ever come across Arthur A. Greenhill's other 2 wife's (he had 4) while looking for Margaret Greenhill Liberis, I would be interested in them as well. (as if I haven't dumped enough on you already!)
-Catherine Mary Wilkie Greenhill 13 Jul 1887 - 30 Dec 1947 died in Los Angeles The obit says Forest Lawn Mortuary
and
-Adele L. Greenhill (possibly Ingelwood Cemetery where he's buried)

Many Thanks!!
Have a great weekend.

GAM



Added by Gracie Ann Matisyn on Mar 28, 2015 2:49 PM
Gracie Ann Matisyn
RE: Margaret Liberis - -
So Sorry for the inconvenience! I searched around and just found her at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in(Cypress) Orange County. I have deleted the old request and found someone else added her already there, but no photo of her stone on the memorial.
Added by Gracie Ann Matisyn on Mar 28, 2015 1:46 PM
Katy Divine
RE: Phillip, Kenneth, Kitty & Lynette Roberts
You have given me valuable information and laughter.
Keep up the good work. It is appreciated.
Katy
Added by Katy Divine on Mar 26, 2015 10:26 AM
Katy Divine
RE: Phillip, Kenneth, Kitty & Lynette Roberts
I am so pleased! You did such a terrific job.
And the cleaning of the gravestones! How did you do that? And the added flowers add a nice touch.
I can't thank you enough.
With your permission I will add these photos to our family tree in Ancestry and give you credit.

Added by Katy Divine on Mar 26, 2015 8:35 AM
Larry Kolmatycki
Mike Kolmatycki Thank You
Thank you so much for the picture of Mike's headstone. He is my first cousin and the bulk of the family is in Alberta. We kind of lost touch with Mike because of the distance involved. This will add another piece to our tree. Larry Kolmatycki
Added by Larry Kolmatycki on Mar 25, 2015 6:10 PM
Michael Cassara
George T. O'Rourke, Jr.
Thank you so much for your volunteer effort and taking this photograph. It is much appreciated!
Added by Michael Cassara on Mar 25, 2015 5:42 PM
klhlonghorn
Lawton
THANK YOU SO MUCH.. How did you clean the photo up to look so nice? Blessings, Karen
Added by klhlonghorn on Mar 25, 2015 2:30 PM
Katy Divine
Phillip, Kenneth, Kitty & Lynette Roberts
Thanks for the terrific photos. They are the best ever. Your addition of the names and flowers makes it very special. And you even added Lynette & Kitty.
In appreciation,
Katy
Added by Katy Divine on Mar 22, 2015 8:10 AM
11thacrkia
Sgt Mike John Aguilar
Thank you for the photo of SGT Aguilar # 143702573 who was killed in Vietnam. It appears that he is with two brothers. Rest in peace. Allen
Added by 11thacrkia on Mar 21, 2015 7:47 AM
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