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Joy Ann Strasser (#46565016)
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Bio Photo I enjoy doing family genealogies of local North Fork Families and, as a result, I haunt graveyards on weekends. I would be pleased to share information on these families. Please do contact me if you have any interest in the graves I have added.

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Elizabeth Griffing
Thanks so much for taking the time to locate and photograph this marker. I really appreciate it!
Added by mcphail on Jan 26, 2016 8:26 AM
Robert Carter
Gordon Konesmo Torkelson
Joy Ann,

Thank you for taking a picture of the tombstone of Gordon Konesmo Torkelson at Cutchogue Cemetery. I have reason to believe that this is my grandfather's brother.

First, I know some Torkelson relatives (one of the brothers) lived out on the North Fork, but there was a family rift back in the 70s and so I never met them.

Second, my grandfather, Torkel Edwin Torkelson (#57429432), had an older brother Gordon with those same birth and death years.

Third, the family came from a tiny village in southern Norway: Konesmo, which also happens to be Gordon's middle name. Question: the stone only says "K". Where did the full word come from?

His WWI Draft Card has his accurate birth date, the fact that he was born in Georgia, the middle name Konesmo, and the fact that he was then living in Brooklyn (the family moved back after the father died in Georgia).

The 1930 census has him living with his mother in Brooklyn, only his middle initial is "B".

Despite the "B", because of these facts the chance of this link being incorrect is slim.

Will it be possible to link this memorial to my grandfather's parents, Torkel (#99352807) and Lizzie (#99353798) Torkelson?

Robert Carter
Added by Robert Carter on Jan 05, 2016 12:03 PM
Gracie Ann Matisyn
Hi Joy, Thank you so much for the many edits! I really appreciate it! You do a wonderful job here on Find aGrave as well! Happy New Year!
Added by Gracie Ann Matisyn on Dec 30, 2015 6:26 AM
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Kreye Edits
I've added the links you sent. As always, thank you for everything you do and a happy belated holiday.

Added by Find A Grave Member on Nov 29, 2015 7:59 PM
Patty C.
Henry Weller
Thank you so much for documenting the Weller family. I've been looking for this grand uncle for years and put in a request for his son hoping I would find a lead on his parents. I had no idea that his father went by Harry! Thank you, thank you, thank you for finding them! I truly appreciate your help.
Added by Patty C. on Nov 20, 2015 6:01 AM
Thank you so much for posting the pics of my grandparents grave site. I am grateful to see them. God Bless You!
Added by jennamarie11 on Nov 01, 2015 9:35 AM
J. Edward Ross
Claire E Gerndt
You added two of the same photographs to Claire's memorial page.

Please remove one of the photos from memorial number 72354135.

Added by J. Edward Ross on Nov 01, 2015 6:53 AM
Eccleston/Oakwood/Bay Shore
Also a Dorris M., same area, but no parents listed.
Added by Chris on Oct 10, 2015 2:52 PM
Eccleston/Oakwood/Bay Shore
I added another child to the cemetery, Willie. You should connect to parents, Wm and Eva.
Added by Chris on Oct 10, 2015 2:44 PM
Patrick Corey
The obit you added for my NYC fireman great grandfather was awesome. Good work. Thank you. He led an interesting life.
Added by MJ on Sep 05, 2015 6:34 PM
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