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Larry White (#46875221)
 member for 9 years, 6 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo I've been into family history since the 1960's. I'm grateful that I started when I did as so much family information gets lost because we don't ask questions early on.

Find a Grave is a great site and powerful resource. Thanks to all who work so hard to fulfill its primary purpose - documenting known burials.

I'm paying particular attention to Salem Memorial Park in Colma, CA. I appreciate being able to help fill in for all that information lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.

The site has also provided a couple of wonderful finds regarding my family history --- primarily Nancy Brenneman Gast Rhodes. Until I found her on Find a Grave, our family thought she died in 1852. I'm hoping to be able to provide similar breakthroughs for others.

I'm happy to make changes and links for well documented information. Please send transcriptions of obits and news articles (with name and date of the publication) rather than uploading images of them to the photo area (this is no longer permitted by Find-a-Grave). Also, please note that "cut and paste" or transcribed census reports are NOT a bio. Data will be put into proper fields. If you want more, please write a few narrative sentences.

Permission is granted for personal use of any of the photos I have added, giving me credit for having provided them. Permission is denied for use of my photos for posting on other websites (for - please use their linking option instead). Permission is denied for for sale of my photos or for any other use for monetary profit.
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McMurtry's memorial
Hi again Larry,

I just searched through 2,500 edits and located the other edit I sent you (besides his middle name).

I sent you his birth and death information.

Prior to me sending you the updates, you had nothing on his memorial for his birth and death. You had "unknown" for everything.

So, I just now sent you an edit to remove the birth and death info that I previously sent you.

When you process the edit, it will return the information to "unknown" for everything, which is the way it was prior to me sending you the original edits.

So, now you can return his memorial 100% back to how it was, and therefore there is no need to have my ID attributed on his memorial, so please remove both instances of it.

Thank you.
Added by CHANDLER on May 17, 2016 4:54 PM
Sorry - his obit was not attached to his death certificate, it was attached to the funeral home documents located here:


Please remove his middle name and replace it with a "B", since I think that was the only edit that I sent you (I will send you another edit to change it back).

That way you can return his memorial to the way it was prior to me sending you the edit.

After you remove the obit from his bio, then you can remove both instances of my ID from his memorial that attribute any changes to me.

Thanks again for your assistance.
Added by CHANDLER on May 17, 2016 4:31 PM
RE: Ralph McMurtry (memorial # 65839825)
Hi Larry,

I deleted the obit as you requested. That obit was stapled to his death certificate, so I do not know which paper it was originally published in.

Please completely delete it from his bio, too. I don't really care to have my ID posted in the memorial bios of the deceased.

Thanks for your help.
Added by CHANDLER on May 17, 2016 4:06 PM
RE: May Henshaw
Yes, I saw that record also, had me confused for a while, but I do believe Ranlett is correct. Thanks.

Added by Jen on May 16, 2016 7:28 PM
C Branscome
RE: Horatio Stebbins (#121932865)
Thanks Larry. I like the way you did the cenotaph link. Nice
Added by C Branscome on May 16, 2016 10:56 AM
Scott G
Sarah Elkeles
Larry, I have moved Sarah to Salem MemPk. The original record showed "cremation" at Hills of Eternity, and I assumed she was there. Thanks for adding the photo!
Added by Scott G on May 14, 2016 11:30 AM
Jamie Shanahan
RE: SUP Burials - Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Colma, CA
Hi Larry,

Thank you for your kind response. I don't know how you transfer the picture or record, and yet, by all means, that would be meaningful. My father was actually a business agent (aka union official) in his later years. His maritime life began in 1932 so he knew the founders of the union as well. His history was a rich one, complete with the wharf strike in SF in the very early years. I want to keep his heritage alive through my genealogy work. Do you know how I may upload this document to
Added by Jamie Shanahan on May 08, 2016 4:11 PM
Jamie Shanahan
SUP Burials - Mt. Olivet Memorial Park, Colma, CA

What a nice surprise to find out tonight that you took a picture of my father's headstone, Cornelius Patrick Shanahan, as well as the main Memorial to the Sailors Union of the Pacific members. My father was with the SUP his entire life, 55 years total. Thank you for your volunteer work; it is greatly appreciated.

Jamie P. Shanahan
Added by Jamie Shanahan on May 08, 2016 4:09 AM
Frederick (Fritz) H Sevening - Memorial# 52422126
Basis for changes to Frederick (Fritz) H Sevening -Find A Grave Memorial# 52422126. More connections at Rootsweb World Connect DB "greengiant-7"

Vern D
Golden Nugget Library website: “A History of Tuolumne County, California” B.F. Alley, 1882.  Pg. 395. Submitted by: Nancy Pratt Melton
  The subject of this sketch was born in Germany on June 8, 1833.  He was educated in his native country, from which he removed in 1852, coming direct to San Francisco, at once settling at Jamestown, where he was engaged in mining, and later on followed the same occupation at Yorktown.  We next find him keeping a store at Campo Seco, where he remained till coming to Columbia in 1860.  Here he was engaged in mercantile pursuits until May 1, 1872, when he was appointed Wells, Fargo & Co.’s agent, and is now carrying on the express and banking business.  In 1879, he was elected President of the Tuolumne County Water Company, which position he now fills with credit to his company and honor to himself.  It can be truly said of Mr. Sevening that he is beloved by his family and friends and honored and respected by the community in which he lives.  Married Louise Wedel on June 17, 1860.  Johanna L., Frederick, Lulu and Alma are his children.

CA Digital Newspaper website:
San Francisco Call, 11 May 1895
SEVENING— In Alameda, May 10, 1895, Fritz H., only son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sevenlng, and brother of Mrs. Johanna Miller and Lulu and Elma (sic Alma) Sevening, a native of Columbia, Tuolumne County, aged 29 years and 3 days. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral TO-MORROW (Sunday), at 10 o'clock a. m.. from Masonic Hall, Park street. Interment private, Mountain View Cemetery.
Added by danderup on Mar 27, 2016 8:55 AM
Kathy Wright-Wainer
RE: Ninian and Mary Ann Sharp

Thank you for your prompt reply.

I made the request for transfer because my aunt and uncle never had any children; additionally, I am working on a family project along with some cousins to document and preserve familial history. Any consideration given is appreciated.

Have a blessed Holiday---
Added by Kathy Wright-Wainer on Mar 24, 2016 2:02 PM
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