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Floydster (#46621069)
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Bio Photo I used to volunteer for Find a Grave for years, but health has now forced me to the sidelines..It was fun while it lasted but I am now through...

I am a 2nd Generation native Southern Californian. I was born in Glendale CA in 1940. I am a US Navy Cold war era veteran. Spending four years aboard USS Inflict, a 170 foot long, 700 ton wooden-hulled minesweeper as an electrician's mate. Home ported at the now demolished, and never to return-(thanks Bubba & Hildabeast Clinton) Long Beach Naval Station CA. I retired in October of 1996, after 32 years of shift work in steam generation electric power plant operations for SO CA Edison. I am staying retired, not gainfully employed and LOVE every second of NOT working.

I have a Canon SX50-IS digital camera and a smaller SX5-IS which I use viz a viz taking grave marker photos, civil war re-enacting, living history events, and the various trips that I take, including geneology. I also use (since 1994) the most innovative and easiest computer on the planet, an Apple Intel iMac.

I am Past Commander of Generals Sedgwick-Granger Camp 17, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, in Santa Ana-Tustin CA. Now I am a member of General W. S. Rosecrans Camp 2 Los Angeles CA.

I had kin who fought on both sides in the War of the Rebellion. Most all of my direct linked ancestors came from western-middle Tennessee and near Elm Springs, (Bentonville) Arkansas. Great, great grandfather Junius was in 2nd AR Cavalry, Company F, Union Army, as were his two sons, John and Nicholas. The other three brothers were Tennessee Confederate Infantry.

I am also Past Cmdr of Sons of Confederate Veterans of the Civil War, Capt. Cameron E. Thom Camp 2007, Long Beach CA. Junius' brother Pvt. Rufus Farrar was with the 2nd TN Confederate infantry, company D, and was killed at the Battle of Shiloh on April 6, 1862, near the log cabin church. Junius' other brother Lucius was wounded at Stones River TN on Dec 31st 1862, and according to his muster documents was "left on the battlefield for mercy of the enemy." In reading about that battle when I visited there Aug. 12, 2009, it was so cold that wounded left on the field were subjected to bitter cold. In fact most had their bloody uniforms freeze to the ground around the wound site. Uncle Lucius was captured, paroled, somewhat healed, and returned to his unit although not 100 percent fit for duty in a line unit. His hospital company was assigned around the Atlanta area and he was subsequently captured AGAIN this time by Sherman's troops on July 20th, of 1864 and spent the rest of the war at Camp Chase POW camp.

I have been into genealogy off and on for a number of years and recently discovered more info on my mother's side that I will publish later.

Most favorite sayings:

"It is easier to to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled." --Mark Twain

Genealogy is tracing yourself back to better people.

Genealogy is chasing your own tale-

A pack rat is hard to live with but makes a fine ancestor.

There is no such thing as, "fun for the whole family."
- Jerry Seinfeld

"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before."
Mae West: Klondike Annie -1936 film

"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite,
and furthermore always carry a small snake."
W. C. Fields

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R. Curtiss
RE: Lucius Farrar
The road is Bluestocking Hollow road in Bedford County, TN. Enter this search into Google Maps: Moore Chapel cemetery Bluestocking Hollow Rd. Shelbyville, TN. The church as I understand it, used to be across the road from the cemetery.
Added by R. Curtiss on Sep 09, 2014 7:25 AM
Pat LaCroix
RE: Francis Waldie
Thanks so much for the pic. I really appreciate you taking the time to preserve the stones of our family in cemeteries. Have a good day!
Added by Pat LaCroix on Sep 08, 2014 7:12 PM
Pat LaCroix
Frances E. (Parsons) Shaffer in Sunnyside Cemetery
I am sorry to hear that you have also "retired" from FindAGrave, but totally understand. You posted a pic of Benjamin Shaffer's grave (Find A Grave # 21074779) to FindAGrave in the Sunnyside Cemetery. On his stone is his wife's name - Frances E. with the name WALDIE under her name. After Benjamin's death, Frances married a widower Alexander Waldie (husband of my great aunt Elenor Jones). Frances preceded Alexander in death, reason for the name Waldie under her name. Can you please post the picture that you took of their combined headstone to her Find A Grave memorial # 135605921 which I just entered? I would really appreciate it.
Added by Pat LaCroix on Sep 08, 2014 2:11 PM
R. Curtiss
RE: Lucius Farrar
No problem. This is his marker based on census records of where they lived, those in his household are also buried very near him and, I believe he is on one side of the stone and Tennie is on the other. Very neat and well kept cemetery on Blue Stocking Hollow RD. My grandparents former farm is just down the road.
Added by R. Curtiss on Sep 03, 2014 11:49 AM
R. Curtiss
RE: LA Farrar Memorial
I'm not sure of the correction that needs to be made. Can you be more specific? I'm only distantly related by marriage (2 times) to this family so if you would like, I'll transfer ownership to you so you can make needed corrections.
Added by R. Curtiss on Sep 03, 2014 8:03 AM
Pamela Ward Howard
May I use pictures you have taken for findagrave on my family tree? Thank you for all you have done.
Added by Pamela Ward Howard on Jun 20, 2014 6:01 PM
Kaye Hardendorf Dyer
I am sorry to see that you say you are done, because in looking for John Baker, I saw what you did to the photos of the graves. You marked them; you took excellent photos. The extra information you put on your photos must be an extra blessing for those you have went far beyond. I didn't find my John Baker but you brought joy to me just looking for him. Enjoy. Kaye
Added by Kaye Hardendorf Dyer on Mar 26, 2014 12:24 PM
RE: Mike Julian Memorial
Hi, Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I have been on vacation.

Yes, I would appreciate it if you would transfer the memorial for Mike Julian to me.

Thank you for being a volunteer.

Edy (Wildomargran)
Added by wildomargran on Oct 12, 2013 7:39 PM
Kathy Topping
Pictures for Earl White
At some point you uploaded a headstone picture for Earl White , (# 34718476). The dates don't match the dates listed on the memorial. Can you delete the picture from the memorial?
Added by Kathy Topping on May 29, 2013 10:20 PM
Cypress Forest Lawn
Noticed a mixed up posting. There is a photo posted to Earl Raymond White, 34718476, in Garden of Protection, Lot 6766, Space 1, that was mis posted. Could you remove it and post to the correct location? 94556269, Earl White Jr, in Everlasting Hope, Map 9, Lot 1651, Space 2. Thank you. And thank you for photographing the markers.
Added by Pam on May 28, 2013 11:00 PM
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