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Doris Christensen
Thank you for updating Delilia's memorial for me - really appreciate your linking her to the family. She was a sister to my gt-grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Cottrell.
Added by Doris Christensen on Jul 05, 2014 8:54 AM
Alan Thompson
Theo and Wesely
I spoke with my mother about possible relationship confusion. Did you ever hear Jonny Cash singing, "My name is Sue…How Do you Do?"
My Great Grandma always told us that her name is "Theo" just like you would name a boy. If I were in your shoes I would wonder about the relationships also. After you decline the transfer based on the confusion of relationships, I asked my mom if her grandfather was made fun of being married to her grandmother having a masculine name. My mother told me knows.
Wesley and Theo were not conventional parents at all in a day when you had mental challenged son as in the case of Don. They never put him in special home for retarded children in those days. They took him to Sunday school as well as doing the farm chores with the rule he could not drive the car or tractor. Don was allowed to work and save his own money.
After Wesley died Don had a nervous breakdown with nothing to do and was put in a home where he had nothing to do. In retrospect, my great-grandparents where a head of their time by valuing their son in age when you sent a child like him away to save yourself from embarrassment.
When I see the mentally challenged working, I remember the story that my great-grandma told about the farmer refusing to pay him just as much money as kid bailing he. Wesley told them that they pay him just as much as the others because he works just as hard or harder than those young punk kids in the late 40's. They always paid Don what he was worth because he would put in a hard days work.

Alan Thompson
Added by Alan Thompson on Jul 04, 2014 5:06 PM
Alan Thompson
Clearly you are not a descendant of Theo Gleata Johnson Wilson Hanson whose parents where John E. Johnson, and Blanch May Williby. I know where her parents are buried and I will be downloading them as well as her brothers.
Her maternal Grandfather John Thompson Williby is buried in Brownlee Cemetery in Lucas County Iowa. She married my Great Grandfather Wesley Robert Wilson whom she built a dream house out of scraps of marbles on Army Post Road that was torn down after the last Des Moines.
In her Union with Wesley, she had four children
Margaret Elaine Wilson
Dorothy Wilson
Donald Wilson
Anabelle Wilson.
Theo and her husband had blood types that did not mix, and Anabelle was a blue baby that only lived a few days.
Theo's daughter, Margaret married, my grandfather, Carl Dash, in 1937. My mother was born in 1938. In 1940, my grandmother (Margaret) had a still born baby, and years later a joint marker was procured that included Anabelle. My mother, Marlyn Dash Thompson married my father James Donald Thompson in July of 1955, and her grandmother Theo remarried Ivan L. Hansson.
Theo and Ivan signed prenuptial agreement that they would be buried by their spouse that they had children with so this is why there is a stone in memory of Ivan Hanson in the Norwalk Cemetery.
I am the youngest child of Marlyn Dash Thompson
Will you kindly transfer this memorial to my account?

Alan Thompson
Added by Alan Thompson on Jul 04, 2014 3:58 PM
Alan Thompson
Theo Wilson Hanson
Will you kindly transfer this memorial to me. My mother, Marlyn Thompson is excited about writing the bio about her grandmother. She is tell me so many things.

Alan Thompson
Added by Alan Thompson on Jul 03, 2014 4:24 PM
Alan Thompson
I am the Great Grandson of Theo Wilson Hanson 97290996. My mother is Marlyn Thompson who is the daughter of Margaret Wilson who is Theo's daughter. I would like to build the page with the photograph's my mother inherited from her mother.

Alan Thompson 48456316
Added by Alan Thompson on Jun 25, 2014 10:22 PM
Lindy/Olga Wise
Bessie Bruns
Thank you for transferring Bessie to my care. She is already connected to her parents. Keep up the good work. I am a Wise by marriage and am trying to connect as many as I find. Thanks again.
Added by Lindy/Olga Wise on Jun 08, 2014 8:34 PM
Bill Thayer
James R. Wasson 78437216
Just as a matter of curiosity, you will probably be interested in this man's highly unusual career. He was a graduate of West Point — first in his Class — and fought on Taiwan as a Colonel in the Imperial Japanese Army, among other things! His entry in Cullum's Register is at

I've been unable to find a copy of the Army General Orders for 1883 online; his dismissal was very likely for embezzlement, I would guess.

Kind regards,
Bill Thayer
American & Military History
Added by Bill Thayer on Jun 02, 2014 9:34 AM
Family Historian
Everett & Nellie Bailey
Thank you so much for the transfer of my grandparents :) I am so grateful for your work!!
Added by Family Historian on May 26, 2014 1:37 PM
Franklin Family History
RE: Archibald N. Stewart
I am very, very vaguely and very distantly related by very distant marriage to Archibald but I noticed he was a soldier who died in the American Civil War.

I believe these fallen soldiers deserve the dignity of a Find a Grave Memorial that is free of those vulgar flashing advertisements and $5 is a small price to pay for the respect they are due.

Added by Franklin Family History on May 22, 2014 8:28 PM
Kurt Johnson
Joseph Kulpa
Yeah, that did strike me as strange when I got that, but I figured that there was something there that I didn't understand. I guess my source was just mistaken.

Added by Kurt Johnson on Mar 20, 2014 9:23 AM
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