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Dean Hirst (#47404528)
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Bio Photo I was born in Riverside, Burlington County New Jersey and spent much of my first ten years there. My father died in WWII having never seen me. My step-father was in the Navy so we spent a lot of time traveling around. I graduated from high school at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the Navy in 1961, came out to California in 1963 and have been here ever since. I have been married twice, have three children and eleven grandchildren. My second wife Sandy and I have known each other since we were five years old and have been married since 2006. I have been doing my family genealogy since 2010 and a member of Find A Grave for over four years now.

I am interested in families in the Philadelphia and Burlington County, NJ areas with last names of Freck/Frech (originally from Germany mid 1800s), Broderson/Brodersen (Denmark), Stecher (originally from Germany mid 1800s) and Hirst, originally from England. Hirst were prominent in the cigar business in Philadelphia. Additionally, I am working on my wife's family, Wetherell and Goodwin in New Hampshire.

If you see a picture of a gravestone I have taken and want to use it, by all means copy it and use as needed. If you see a family members memorial that I have created and you would like to manage it, just ask.
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J. Rubio
Emma LeDoux
Thank you for posting the bio and the mention of my book on Emma's memorial. :-) Best Wishes! J. Rubio
Added by J. Rubio on Sep 29, 2016 11:06 PM
James Larson
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Mr. Hirst;

I wonder if you would add these as the parents of Obediah Knight:

Father: Douglas Downs Knight #23205623
Mother: Mary Jane Knight: #96706869

Thank you!
JML Contrib. #47281603
Added by James Larson on Sep 26, 2016 11:40 AM
J. Rubio
RE: Emma LeDoux
I wanted to send you a biography for you to post on her memorial. Being that hers is empty. I thoroughly researched and wrote about her life and death several years ago. Her story will also be in my next historical non-fiction book about various women in history. I just wanted to offer you a bio on her, since all there is are some newspaper photos posted on her memorial but no real "bio" on her as a person. If you would like it, just let me know and I will send it your way. -- Thanks, J. Rubio
Added by J. Rubio on Sep 26, 2016 10:29 AM
J. Rubio
Emma LeDoux
I am working on my latest book, "Stories of the Forgotten: Infamous, Famous & Unremembered," and one of the chapters will be about Mrs. Emma LeDoux. Just wanted to say hello to the person who manages her memorial page on Findagrave. Is there any way you can post a short bio about her on here? I can provide you with details of her life, growing up, etc, if you'd like. -- Best Regards, J. Rubio
Added by J. Rubio on Sep 19, 2016 10:01 PM
Leeanna Ryba
Margaret Catherine Gray Bowser
Hi Mr. Hirst,

Margaret Catherine Gray Bowser is my Great-grandmother. I have visited the grave in Bakersfield, CA. My Grandfather's name was James Asdale Bowser and he is missing from your list of children. He was born in November 16,1884, and was year younger than Uncle Bob.
Added by Leeanna Ryba on Sep 05, 2016 7:30 PM
Paula Griffith
Thank you!
For filling my request for grave photos of Fannie and Lucille McGee.
Added by Paula Griffith on Aug 22, 2016 2:19 PM
Esther McCoy Shafer
I found her gravestone in Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, CA, as you entered it, thru links. She is not listed anywhere, not just not Union Cemetery. Can you help me make sense of this?

Thanks, Jane Linkswiler
Added by jclinx on Aug 21, 2016 12:22 PM
Padgett Researcher Ruth the Sleuth
RE: Dorothy Padgett #114487508
Thank you so much for the transfer, Dean. I really appreciate it. And, I will change her nickname to 'Dorcy'. I am in touch with a lady whose grandfather was Dorcy's older brother and her spelling matches the records that I have found. Thanks for letting me know the source was cemetery records. Cemetery records are not always accurate as I'm sure you know.

Thanks again!
Added by Padgett Researcher Ruth t... on Aug 14, 2016 5:42 PM
jan james
Luretta Dungan Barnette Rasmussen
Hi Dean, I was wondering if you are related to Luretta Dungan Barnette Rasmussen and where you found the wonderful information you have on her memorial? Jan James
Added by jan james on Aug 08, 2016 3:27 PM
Davis & Kamrau Transfers
Thank you for transferring the memorials for Louise Davis and Mary Kamrau. I so appreciate all you do for Find A Grave.
Added by RhettaSue on Jul 25, 2016 1:04 PM
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