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Charlie Ward (#46770133)
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Bio Photo I've been one of my family's "historians" for over 10 years, researching our family trees, and I totally enjoy it.

Taking photographs of headstones and submitting cemetery information is such vital work, because it helps people locate their loved ones. The headstone photograph helps to document it, since many times these precious artifacts are vandalized or damaged by weather and age. I find great joy in helping others find their family members.

I have been in process of transcribing all the cemeteries in Jim Wells County, TX since 2004. Every so often, I'll do some in San Patricio and Nueces Counties.

Please note that I photograph & transcribe entire cemeteries & do not catch duplicates until I'm ready to upload photos. So if you spot a duplicate, then click the "Edit" button at the memorial & let me know about it. Thanks!

Please click the "Edit" button at the memorial to notify me of any corrections, additions, adding relationship links or to request transfers. This process will work quicker & better than emailing me or leaving a message here

I love uniting the memorials I've created with their family.
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Gidget Tarwater
August Hinze, Sr.
This is a rough translation of the writing on his tombstone - Grave Memorial# 18121864. He is buried in the Sons of Hermann Cemetery in Orange Grove.


Endligh did you overcome
some serious hard hours
some day and some night
spent in pain did you
stand firm did you endure
your pain your flagen
until the death of your eye brag
dogh you awake in heaven gist
Added by Gidget Tarwater on Jun 10, 2016 6:43 PM
John Steward
Zebulum Vance Smith Sr.
Hi, Charlie - I have sent edits for Zebulum Smith (#42139870). His birth place is derived from both his death certificate and World War II Draft Registration card.

Thank you for all you do.

John
Added by John Steward on May 29, 2016 9:14 AM
Jeannie Murrow Williford
CONNECTION
HI Charlie,
could you connect Virgie May Quinn #42538510 to her parents

James Williford 42538523
Hattie Williford 42538525

all buried in Sandia cememtery.

thanks
Jeannie Williford
Added by Jeannie Murrow Williford on May 26, 2016 10:03 PM
Maria Russell
Question
Hi Charlie,
Hope all is well. I found out where my maternal g/father is buried.
Charlie, is dilworth cem and el coyote cem one and the same?
Maria
Added by Maria Russell on May 01, 2016 11:34 PM
MooreToots
Email address.....
I tried to email you a Death Cert. on someone, but it keeps going out and coming back, so you never get it. Mine is pattidon4346@hotmail.com, please write back.

Don (Mooretoots)
Added by MooreToots on Apr 15, 2016 3:00 PM
Irma (Salinas) Holtkamp
Eliseo Garcia (Find A Grave Memorial# 11635323)
You have incorrectly assumed that Eliseo Garcia (Find A Grave Memorial# 11635323) was the son of Virginia G Garcia (Find A Grave Memorial# 11635311). Eliseo was Virginia's younger brother NOT her adopted son. Eliseo's parents were Agustin/Augustin Garcia and Julia Reyes (sometimes listed as Julia Mata).

Eliseo was married to Berta Trevino (Find A Grave Memorial# 11635325). Please see his death certificate attached to my family tree at Ancestry.com - http://person.ancestry.com/tree/1600688/person/-1912892974/facts

Thank you and I hope you will make the correction as indicated above.

--Irma (Salinas) Holtkamp
Added by Irma (Salinas) Holtkamp on Mar 24, 2016 12:09 PM
BakerAlex
Gamblin - McKinney
I've admired your diligence in building out family histories and memorials in South Texas, where Mother grew up - Myrtle A Baker 1909-1998. Alexander grandparents are in Sandia graveyard, where I got to poke around again recently.

I'm submitting edit suggestions from Ancestry Tree TexasBakers. Honoring Mother's birthday, we visited Bakers and friends in Houston's Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, adding photos, connections and memorials for family of Gladys McKinney Foret, Mother's lifelong friend.

I'd like to find a book on South Texas ranchers, like those in the Wade, McNeill and Gallagher cemeteries. ---Mildred Baker Beaman
Added by BakerAlex on Jan 23, 2016 7:20 PM
Callie Peacock
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hackett, AR

I am looking for memorials of Minerva Ann Gilbert Harris (1842-1908) and her husband Giles Harris (1839-1877).
Minerva was daughter of Edward Gilbert (1808 - 1881) and Alletha Elizabeth Pugh Gilbert (1813-1880).
They are listed as buried in Pleasant Hill on
Familysearch.org but I cannot find verification.

Thanks for all your work at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery!

Callie
Added by Callie Peacock on Dec 05, 2015 11:07 AM
Tommy Neumann
Henry & Merline Dahse
RE: Henry J. Dahse, Memorial# 18073730
Merline S. Dahse, Memorial# 18073708
Both in Orange Grove's Sons of Hermann Cemetery.

I sent you a personal e-mail regarding the above two memorials, but not until after I sent it did I find that your e-mail address listed on your profile is no longer active.

Anyway, on a recent visit to South Texas and to the Sons of Hermann Cemetery in Orange Grove on Tuesday, Sept. 29th, I took a photo of the headstone of Henry and Merline Dahse that now shows Henry's date of death. While the two memorials that you created have photos of the headstone before Henry's death, I went ahead and added the new photos. It will be your decision which photos you want to retain. I also added close-up photos showing Henry's and Merline's dates of birth and death.

Thank you for all the work you do in the cemeteries of Jim Wells and San Patricio Counties. My wife has family members buried in both counties, and her parents are buried in the Sons of Hermann Cemetery. My parents are buried in Alice Fraternal Cemetery.
Added by Tommy Neumann on Oct 01, 2015 8:18 PM
Sarah Stead
Lola Franklin, Find A Grave Memorial# 42140674
Charlie, I tried to email to your email address but it was invalid. Here is my email:

Last year, you didn't want to link Lola to the people I believe are her parents:
WH Belt, Find A Grave Memorial# 109718766 Ella Belt, Find A Grave Memorial# 109718570

because you had a census record from IL showing mother was Esther.

Attached is the info from Lola's SS application, showing Ella to be her mother. Also I found the 1910 census record for her in OK, not IL, as well as the 1920 census record for her in Hood Co, TX.

*** Note that I cannot attached her SS app here in Find A Grave (that was why I tried to email you) but you give me a valid email address, I will email it to you). ***

Really, she is not a direct relative of mine so I guess I don't care much (or I wouldn't have waited a year to get back to you!). I was back then following the Belts thru Texas because my great great grandmother was a Belt and her brother was an ancestor of Lola.

Regards,
Sarah
Added by Sarah Stead on Aug 02, 2015 7:14 PM
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