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Art Block (#47828214)
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Bio Photo If you share an ancestor with me, I'd love to hear from you and trade info, or pictures, or whatever I have. I would appreciate whatever you have. I am always eager to meet a new cousin.

You are entitled to use any photo I have posted. I took them so others could see the gravestones of their ancestors and families. You are entitled to use any photo (or document) of a person I have posted on my memorials. I have access to an extensive family treasure of photos--which I have scanned and cataloged. I am more than willing to share.

If you have photos or documents of a family member of mine, a copy would be greatly appreciated.

Since retiring after 36 years in publishing, I've transitioned from publishing McGraw-Hill mathematics textbooks to creating books about travel, family members, and the Civil War. Family names include: Block, Norden, Luderman, Potterf, Morris, Young, Rulf, and Kesling. My wife's family names include Swift, Wach, Volz, Allen, McMillan, Garreaux, Pettingill, Nankervis, and Yendow.

For the Civil War, I'm most interested in the 14th OVI, Company E. I'm trying to identify the place of burial for all the members of Company E of the 14th OVI. My great grandfather, Charles Harrison Block, served in that regiment from August 1861 (he was 16) until July of 1865.

If you see an ancestor to you that I have uploaded, please request a transfer. I am happy to do so, even if it falls outside of the Find A Grave guidelines.

I am always willing to try to help others find their ancestors as other Find A Grave members have helped me.
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Vic Park
Adah Block
You requested a photo of Ahah Z. Block's headstone. Check out Find A Grave memorial #132753038 for a Adah Z. Block buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland, CA. I think its the grave you are looking for.
Added by Vic Park on Sep 20, 2014 9:34 PM
Sara Salander
Source of Birth Date
What is your source for the Birth Date you listed here, for Sarah Tingley?
Added by Sara Salander on Sep 19, 2014 5:13 PM
Kathleen Manuel
McMillan ancestry, etc
Hi Art! I'm in the process of trying to link all the Rev. Dr. John McMillan descendants on findagrave -- a huge task! -- and I've seen your name a lot. Thank you for all the work you've done! It sounds like your wife is a McMillan descendant on the Catherine McMillan Allen line. Does she attend the McMillan reunions that have been held for the last 112 years?
Added by Kathleen Manuel on Aug 10, 2014 10:17 AM
Sue Tanner
RE: Charles Spieth
You're very welcome. Pure chance I found it! I have been looking for him for a while--turns out he is buried in a non-endowed lawn. I had been through there before but this time, his marker was visible. Especially, for a Civil War Vet, I had really wanted to locate him. So, very glad to have had success finally. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Aug 09, 2014 3:13 PM
Elzy Dush
Hello! You requested a photo of Elzy Dush's tombstone in Riverside Cemetery in Mt. Pleasant, MI. There are two memorials created for Elzy and your request was on the newer memorial. I posted photos of Elzy's stone on the original memorial so you will not receive notice that it's there, but I wanted you to know.

Unfortunately the sun was in the wrong position to get a great photo of the stone but I posted what I took this morning. I will go back when it is cloudy or the sun is further west to try to get a better photo.

Added by Curtiss48858 on Jun 09, 2014 2:45 PM
Bill DeFlorio
RE: Swift and Morse Photos
You're welcome Art. Glad I could help.
Added by Bill DeFlorio on Jun 06, 2014 1:55 PM
Leslie Wright Bagwell
RE: Ellen Veech
Thanks, I try to help as much as possible.
Added by Leslie Wright Bagwell on Mar 08, 2014 11:08 AM
D. Conley
RE: Potterf Children, Phoebe and John Flory
Yes, you may use the photos. I will take the other photos of the Potterfs you have requested if I get back in the area of the cemetery. If you find out anything about Ola, let me know. Those stones are very difficult to read.
Added by D. Conley on Dec 12, 2013 6:16 PM
Jenny E.
RE: Martha Whyte
Hi Art,
Thanks! Spring Grove's website can make research easy. You asked about other Whyte's there. Only found Thomas, who is buried next to Martha - born in Lee, MA on 6 Dec 1831. Died 2 Feb 1863 of typhoid fever. Father named Alexander. No mother's name give in record.
Also Judith Whyte, born in 1940.
Jenny E.
Added by Jenny E. on Nov 05, 2013 4:40 AM
Jenny E.
RE: Martha Whyte
Hi Art,
Martha T, Whyte's burial record says that she was born in England in Jan 1839. She died July 5, 1863. COD says "tumor". Her parents are listed as Richard and Jane Thrusfield - who are also buried in this lot. Maybe this is not the Martha Whyte you were looking for?
Cemetery record says that there are 22 folks buried in Section 52 Lot 192. I did not find ANY markers in that lot. Last names of folks in this lot are:
Bussey, Ireton, Rinear, Thrusfield, Ward and Whyte (Thomas - maybe Martha's husband?). This is an old section of the cemetery and usually these older lots were filled with family or extended family.
Jenny E.
Added by Jenny E. on Nov 04, 2013 5:06 PM
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