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John S. Sims (#47168005)
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Bio Photo I am a retired Lutheran minister living in metro Chattanooga, TN (Hixson). The Chattanooga National Cemetery is my favorite place to go for Find A Grave and I feel honored to be a data manager for it. Where you see "(jsims)" it is data that I have entered on a given memorial that I do not manage. In addition to having two family members at Chattanooga National, I simply consider it sacred ground and am pleased to help in honoring the memory of all the veterans there. I will gladly consider the transfer of "ownership" for any memorial made by the request of a family member.

My current research focus is on a graves registration project for the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans. I welcome any inquiries or correspondence on 1898-1902 veterans.

Some of my friends have asked me why I research and memorialize "Yankees" and especially USCT. I have also been asked why should I or anyone memorialize the German POWs in Chattanooga Natl. To all who wonder, I direct you to the hymn, "In Christ There Is No East or West."

I give general permission for the use of any photographs that I have taken in non-profit heritage projects or family trees. It would be "nice" to hear where this happens and to be given credit.
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Don McGonigal
Headstone Photos
Again, thanks for the headstones photos for David A Parham and James W Parham.
Added by Don McGonigal on Oct 20, 2014 6:11 PM
Bob
RE: Thanks
Hi John, I was surprised and disappointed he did not have a marker, he is in the solders rest area, that's what made me wonder..Take care, Bob.
Added by Bob on Oct 19, 2014 7:32 PM
Linda Hughes
RE: Thank You
You're welcome.
Added by Linda Hughes on Oct 19, 2014 5:35 PM
Sharon Miller
RE: 16 Oct. 2014
Thank you for letting me know
Added by Sharon Miller on Oct 16, 2014 11:10 AM
Lori
Daniel Hatmaker
I have added your info. thank you very much
Added by Lori on Oct 14, 2014 7:31 PM
Remembering Everyone
PFC Deweldo Webster Ridley #75510700
Thank you very much for taking a photo of my great uncle PFC Deweldo Webster Ridley's - (memorial #75510700) headstone. It means a lot to the family.

Wayne Ridley
Added by Remembering Everyone on Oct 14, 2014 6:04 PM
Don McGonigal
Headstone Photos
Thank you for the headstone photos for Ethel Hixson Childers, John C Childers, Pearl G Hoyle, and Frank J Hoyle.
Added by Don McGonigal on Oct 14, 2014 6:43 AM
Peggy
Thank you!
Thank you for taking the time to photogragh the headstones of Cranston and Helen Pearce.
Added by Peggy on Oct 13, 2014 5:54 PM
Sandra O'Rorke
Downes and Reynolds
I apologize for not being more organized in my research and sending you out to the cemetery multiple times! Once again, many thanks for what you do!
Added by Sandra O'Rorke on Oct 13, 2014 5:23 PM
Teresa Grissom
Thomas Stones
John,

Thank you for taking photos of the Thomas stones. Much appreciated. I just put in a request for Alma Dean-Thomas, as suggested. THanks again.
Added by Teresa Grissom on Oct 13, 2014 4:59 PM
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