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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 three+ years now.

If you see a picture of a gravesite 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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Jeffrey W. Adams
Charles Levi Adams
Dean: I very much appreciate your efforts. I have searched the Ancestry databases and other member trees, FamilySearch, Calif. Tombstone Project, and general Google searches. Like you, I saw his death reported as occurring in Randsburg, but I thought he'd more likely be buried in Bakersfield. Perhaps next time I drive along 395 to the Sierra, I can stop in Randsburg and check out their old cemeteries. I can also check with a second cousin I just discovered. His mother was Mattie's granddaughter and she provided a copy of Mattie's obit. She passed earlier this year, and may have left behind other family records, like an obit for Charles Levi Adams. Again, thank you for trying. Regards, Jeff
Added by Jeffrey W. Adams on Jul 09, 2014 6:18 PM
Max M. Haiflich, Jr.
RE: Marvin Sprayberry
I'm afraid that all I have on Dorothy, so far, is what was in Marvin Jr.'s Memorial.

I have only recently started researching the Sprayberry families. My Maternal Great Great Grandfather's daughter, Minnie Lee Stewart [24099926], married James William "Bill" Sprayberry [24099966].
Added by Max M. Haiflich, Jr. on Jul 09, 2014 7:07 AM
Michelle Donati
Wetherell - Calvary in Newmarket?
Hi Dean. I'm looking at your request for a photo of the Wetherell grave in Newmarket. I live in nearby Newfields, NH. You list the cemetery as "new market" and I wonder if you might mean the Calvary Cemetery in Newmarket. Do you happen to know if she was likely Catholic? If so, Cavary wod be a good place to check. If you learn that she was buried at Calvary in Newmarket, I can take a photo for you.
Added by Michelle Donati on Jul 01, 2014 2:38 PM
Jeffrey W. Adams
Re: Adams in Union Cemetery
Enjoy your vacation, Dean. I suspect the people in the office at Union Cemetery know you well, and will be more helpful to you than they might be toward a faceless stranger on the phone. So, if you don't mind, I'd be very grateful if you could investigate, at your convenience of course. No rush. Here's what I know: Charles (Levi or Levy) Adams was born 1869 in Calif., and married Mattie in 1908, eventually giving his last name to her three children from a previous marriage, one of whom was my grandfather Jack W. Adams Sr. Charles and Mattie lived in Bakersfield according to the 1910 and 1920 Censuses and various city directories during that time. But they were recorded in Township 10 of Kern Co. (Randsburg vicinity) per the 1930 Census, as Charles worked in the mining industry there. Mattie's 1935 obituary indicates she lived in Arvin at time of her death. Strangely, her obit does not mention Charles at all, neither as a surviving spouse nor as preceding her in death. That Charles' death occurred in 1934 is per this website:
http://users.dishmail.net/rockinrc/descendan/d1.htm
Looking forward to seeing what you can find at the cemetery. If nothing turns up, I will appreciate your generous efforts nonetheless. Jeff
Added by Jeffrey W. Adams on Jun 30, 2014 8:06 PM
Jeffrey W. Adams
Adams in Union Cemetery
Hello Dean,
Back in January, you kindly provided me with a photo of the headstone of my great-grandmother Madeline Belle "Mattie" Cameron-Adams (#122508231) in Union Cemetery. Thank you again. I apparently forgot to ask you about any Adams headstones adjacent to Mattie's. In particular, I am searching for the final resting place of her second husband, my great-grandfather Charles Levi Adams (1869-circa 1934). I cannot locate an obit for him, or any online death record, but I am fairly sure Charles and Mattie were still together at that time, so there is a good chance they were buried in the same place. If you have a reason to visit Union Cemetery again, perhaps you could take a look? Do you think cemetery management would or could tell me whether a Charles L. Adams was buried there, if I were to ask them by phone or email?
Regards, Jeffrey W. Adams (#48181502)
Added by Jeffrey W. Adams on Jun 29, 2014 11:47 AM
Robert Quinn
George Clarkson Hirst
Dean,

Several years ago, I had someone attempt to get a picture of his tombstone only to be told by the cemetery office they needed a notarized letter from his ancestor that they were related. Do you think you can run with this?

I know he is a common Hirst ancestor for a lot of people, so it would assuredly be helpful to all.

RQ
Added by Robert Quinn on Jun 10, 2014 4:37 AM
Patti Myers
RE: Rudolph Fishburn Myers
So sorry, 'Dean', must of had my son-in-law on my mind... It must be true what they say about getting 'older'... I will be 'applying' some of those sayings to myself!!

In short... "You do beautiful work".. :)

Patti
Added by Patti Myers on Jun 05, 2014 9:55 PM
Patti Myers
RE: Rudolph Fishburn Myers
Chuck, you have gone 'above' & 'beyond' for Rudolph's Memorial.... I am so 'excited' for the chance to 'maintain' the Memorial for him and receiving the photos from you!!!

I love meeting 'nice' Contributors like you!! Thank you so much.....

Patti Myers
Contributor #47016947
Added by Patti Myers on Jun 05, 2014 4:28 PM
Patti Myers
Rudolph Fishburn Myers
Just looked at Rudolph's memorial and saw the beautiful photo of his headstone... I want to Thank You very much for taking your time and effort to obtain it!!

Blessings,
Patti Myers
Contributor #47016947
Added by Patti Myers on Jun 04, 2014 12:24 PM
Patti
Memorial# 98907289
Hi Dean.... Could you tell me if you got the birth place for Henry Harrison Holmes - Memorial# 98907289 from Ancestry? If so, there is a transcription error on there. Henry was born in Lincoln County, Mississippi... and his mother's maiden name was Holmes. She married a Swan after Henry's father died. I sent links for their memorials via the edit links.

Thank you so much for all you do.

Patti Smith
Added by Patti on Jun 01, 2014 4:51 PM
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