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Nora Avery (#46985866)
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Bio Photo I was born in Harrisburg, PA and lived on a farm nearby for eight years before my family moved to Tampa, Florida. We spent every summer visiting relatives in and near Harrisburg,and going to the Conrad Farner Family Reunion at Willow Mill Park near Carlisle.

After a gap of 20 years I re-visited my home state and now enjoy going back as often as possible to Cumberland and Dauphin County areas. Maybe one day I'll get to move back.

I've only been doing genealogy research since 2005 and enjoy putting the puzzle pieces of my heritage together. Over the past year I've grown to love tromping around old cemeteries and photographing headstones.
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Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Christina (Eltiste) Smith # 33797604
Good Evening Nora,

I don't know if you will remember me or not, but back in 2009, you made a trip (or two) to the Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, Alachua Co., FL, and took a plot photo for Christina Eltiste Smith, of where she was buried in an unmarked grave. With the info you provided us, we were able to purchase a stone, and it was set last July. We are currently in Stark, Florida, and today we got to visit the cemetery to see and photograph her new stone. And in addition, we also visited the Palatka County Library yesterday and were able to find a short obit for her son, Francis, and discovered that he was buried in the Providence United Methodist Cemetery, aka: Windsor Cemetery, Alachua Co., Fl, and we found his tombstone as well, which we have been searching for, for about 20 years. So I wanted to drop you a line to say a BIG THANK YOU, for going above & beyond and for helping us finally reunite this entire family at long last.

Many Thanks,

John & Kathy Eltiste
Omaha, NE
Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Feb 07, 2015 8:39 PM
Peggy Bargen Duey
RE: Frank Searle # 103161281
I have no connection to the Searle family. My philosophy is "No one should be forgotten."
Added by Peggy Bargen Duey on Jan 25, 2014 4:19 PM
Family Tree Climber
I've updated the various Farner information you have sent - thank you for the info. Please feel free to request transfers on these relatives of yours - I am not related.
Added by Family Tree Climber on Jan 01, 2014 6:26 AM
Family Tree Climber
RE: Memorial # 104722802
Parents added.
Added by Family Tree Climber on Dec 31, 2013 4:45 PM
Family Tree Climber
RE: Farner, Ella
Memorial deleted. Since Ella is on the stone, could I suggest putting "Ella" as nickname for Margaret so another duplicate isn't posted sometime by someone else?
Happy New Year!
Added by Family Tree Climber on Dec 31, 2013 4:39 PM
John Fazenbaker
RE: Hutson, Brace B.

I made your edit.

In the future please send updates by the edit tab on from the memorial you want updated.

It saves time. Trying to look up the memorial you want updated without the number is time consuming.

Thanks, John
Added by John Fazenbaker on May 20, 2013 6:14 PM
RE: Re: Avery
Well I would be happy to send you some snow! Sick of it I tell you. 3 layers of clothes just to stay warm. Yes this was quite a treat package! Will send soon...Best of Holidays to you and yours!
Question...I keep getting things from people that William Avery died 1886 I tried to find a concrete record???
Added by Judi on Dec 24, 2010 12:44 PM
Re: Avery
I just noticed no birth info on William C Avery III, I have him on a census b abt 1853 Pennsylvania; the next 2 were in Maryland. No luck on 3 notices to Owston on transfer of George Norman??? Recently received a large quantity of Photos will send some on. Jane Ann Avery and Francis George Norman that we had never seen. Have a Great Holiday Judi up in the snowy Washington
Added by Judi on Dec 23, 2010 4:44 PM
Mark W. Parsons
Cresaptown Methodist Church

My mother wwent over and took some pictures of the Hutsons at the cemetery. She sent them to me and I uploaded them. Some were clearer shots than were alreaady posted online. SHe couldn't find Nicholas Avery. A lady at the church said some of the graves were moved to St. Ambrose and my Mother went there and didn't find him there either. St. Ambrose is a Catholic Cemetery so if he wasn't Catholic ......(?) I'm still looking for the graves of my family that they moved (Elizabeth Smith and Amanda Smith). I'm thinking they are buried in the "mass grave" on the north east side of the church. If they are there its a damn shame because they should have their own plot and their own stone. My family paid for their original plots and gravestones and the least the church could of done was to relocate them into a new plot and just move their stone with them. My family legend is that the worked busted up the stones and buried them underneath "Bell Street" as fill for the road. To me this is a crime. My great-great grandfather (Gideon Boyd Smith) could not be buried besides his wife because for one she is "missing" and two, they paved over the family plot that "he" paid for.
Added by Mark W. Parsons on Aug 07, 2010 6:14 PM
Mark W. Parsons
RE: Cresaptown UMC graves
Additionally, my mother lives right down the road. I'll have her go up to see if those two names can be located on any grave markers.
Added by Mark W. Parsons on Aug 03, 2010 2:57 PM
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