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SandiMH (#47783723)
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Bio Photo I've been very aware of my family's history my entire life, Since having children, I've started researching my husband's family as well.

The USS Asheville is another history quest for me. A family member served in the Asheville during the war, and was lost with all but one of his ship mates. I'm currently trying to update their memorials to better honor these men who made such a great sacrifice.

A big THANK YOU! to Dave Dwiggins for taking a photo of the afore mentioned family member's name on the Tablets of the Missing memorial located in the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines. We likely never would have had this photo without Dave's help. His site Indiana Soldiers & Sailors is dedicated to honoring Hoosiers buried/honored in the Manila American Cemetery, but by request, he will take photos for families of other states. We are eternally grateful to be non-Hoosier family #72!

Dave also enlightened me to the services provided by the American Battle Monuments Commission. If you find a relative buried in an overseas military cemetery, follow the links from ABMC, usually listed as the original creator of the memorial page, to the ABMC website to see what is available to the families.
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Susan Johannaber
Ann E. Hoag
I am researching Ann E. Hoag and am questioning the dates given in your Find A Grave entry. Should her birthdate be 1835? Does her death certificate reference her father as Michael Devine and her husband as Elbert Freeman Hoag? I have also seen her name as Ann Euphenia Unknown. I would love to think that your information is correct but I want to make sure before I go further with this. Thank you for your help.
Added by Susan Johannaber on Jul 31, 2013 8:28 PM
Inez Paullus
RE: Frances Whitcomb Payson
Thanks. I can see Mr. Ivey took pictures of the
head stone. That is great. I appreciate those pictures as I live in Az. and haven't got back there since I started doing Find A Grave.
Thanks Inez
Added by Inez Paullus on May 25, 2013 9:36 PM
Mark E. Thomas
Transfer Request.
Thank-you for the Transfer Request of George Moseley.
Take Care, Mark Edwin Thomas
Added by Mark E. Thomas on May 25, 2013 2:43 PM
RE: Edwin Whitcomb photo
Your are very welcome - I also added his wife to her memorial.
Added by LLW on Nov 18, 2012 8:48 PM
Glenn Harris
Infant Welch
Thanks for looking for me. I'm in the middle of moving and am being pulled in six directions. (-:
Added by Glenn Harris on Nov 12, 2012 10:36 AM
Glenn Harris
Welch's of Cherokee County Iowa
I know you are researching the Welch family and I was wondering. I have a marker for a child at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia that the name has worn off the top of the marker but the inscription is easily read. It says:

Son of Frank and Maud Welch
Born 26 October, 1902
Died 5 April, 1904

Is he the child of one of your relatives and if so do you have a name?

Added by Glenn Harris on Nov 10, 2012 11:42 AM
John Christeson
RE: Ephrain Whitcomb
He is not a relative, but just one of several hundred Civil War veterans I researched.

John J. Christeson
Added by John Christeson on Oct 30, 2012 8:13 PM
John Christeson
Ephrain Whitcomb
I got my information years ago from his Civil War Pension file and compiled military records at the National Archives in Washington,DC. You will see his pension application number in the bio. Using that the National Archives can give you the same records that I looke at.


John J. Christeson
Added by John Christeson on Oct 29, 2012 7:15 PM
David C. Henderson
Bryant E. Bentley
Dear Madam,

In my Peoria Journal-Transcript of 1942 notes, Chief Bentley was killed in action on 2-27-1942 USS Langley {CV-1} in the Philippine area. The ship was scuttled.

His wife is Elizabeth, and they had one son that lived 21 days. No name.

He was born in Atkinson, Henry County, Illinois on July 17, 1906.

He was attending High School in Rockford until his 17th birthday, and went to Freeport, Illinois to enlist on his bday, 7-17-1923, and did his training at Great Lakes, Illinois.

His Mother, Mrs. Al Fristad was living at 1003 North Madison in Peoria, Illinois when he died.

His name appears on a nice WWI & WWII Memorial at Hamilton & Adams in Peoria, across from the Caterpillar World Hdqts.

Thank You,

David C. Henderson

Peoria, Illinois
Added by David C. Henderson on Oct 29, 2012 6:48 PM
Inez Paullus
RE: Frances J Whitcomb Payson
I just got the one asking about Aunt Francis, Did you send another one? I have been out of town. Inez
Added by Inez Paullus on Oct 28, 2012 8:35 PM
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