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Rich Ryals NC (#48203786)
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Bio Photo Looking at family history in Johntson, Bladen and Robenson counties in North Carolina for the Munn's Ryals, Duke and Burney's. My wife's family is from the Chicago area: the Schoditsch, Buenzow, Petznick Ulrich, and Knauf.

If you find any mistakes in my entries,
email me and I will correct it. I would like to thank all who have added links, bios or photos, your kindness is appreciated. If you find a memorial I have added and would like to have it removed from Findagrave, please ask, and I will remove it. I don't have any intention to offend or upset anyone, just love to help and Findagrave is such a wonderful resource for honoring ones who have passed and for helping ones to connect to their family history.
I'm not related to most of my enteries, the information I add to each memorial is all I have.

Photos taken by me for Find A Grave may be considered public domain and you are most welcome to use them.
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Laurie Goodman Lenz
Lula Belle Stinnett Vest - Fort Hill Memorial Park
Thank you so much for the transfer, Rich! Your kindness is greatly appreciated. Keep up the excellent work!
Added by Laurie Goodman Lenz on Sep 18, 2016 6:48 PM
Henry Webber
Myrtle Doty
Thanks for the correction of year of birth of Myrtle. I found her death certificate and it is 1899 and also found her date of death and place. Thanks so much. Henry
Added by Henry Webber on Aug 19, 2016 9:20 PM
Arley Meadows
RE: Katherine A. Betz, memorial #139909886
OK; thanks for your quick response. No transfers necessary if this is not the Katherine Betz I was looking for. I took a shot based on the fact that both her and Harvey Meadows died in Halethorpe, MD. Thanks again.
Added by Arley Meadows on Jul 25, 2016 3:31 PM
Arley Meadows
Katherine A. Betz, memorial #139909886
I know you state that you don't know anything about most of your entries except what you have recorded but I thought I would take a shot with this one. I am researching a Harvey Meadows who died in Halethorpe, MD in 1966. According to his obituary his wife was Katherine Betz. Checking the Social Security Death Index I find a Katherine Betz who died in the same Halethorpe area in 1978. Her year of birth and year of death match the Katherine Betz that you have entered as memorial #139909886. Possibly any connection? Harvey Meadows was a veteran of WWI and is buried in a veteran's cemetery.
Thank you.
Arley Meadows
Added by Arley Meadows on Jul 25, 2016 2:57 PM
Elmira Cochran Martin
Rich - I'm not sure how you ended up taking photos in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg, VA but Thanks! I was able to add a photo of Elmira Martin, the one and only known photo of Elmira, my grandmother, who died before I was born. The links found with her FindAGrave entry are all correct now. Maybe soon I will try to add links to more of the Martins in that line, of which there are MANY. Amy
Added by Amy on Jun 30, 2016 6:42 AM
Dan & Karen Read
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Hi, this is a part of Find a Grave's new bulk upload feature that allows people to upload multiple photos and then transcribe the information to create the memorial. Using the system a person can upload photos and then let others transcribe the information, the person who uploads the photo is the manager of the memorial and the person who enters the information is listed in the transcribed by line.

I have a question for you concerning Victoria Burney Smith who is buried next to him. Her stone is very similar as well. Is this his wife? If so she must have remarried a Mr. Smith after your uncle died, do you know anything about him? I do not want to assume anything here it's possible that she was a sister, and that Burney is her maiden name I suppose.
Added by Dan & Karen Read on Mar 12, 2016 3:03 PM
James Michael Johnson
this person was repeated a total of 6 times

Added by James Michael Johnson on Mar 03, 2016 6:02 PM
Jeannie Scarber
WWI Veterans
I found your virtual cemeteries looking for World War One Veterans buried in Arizona. Thank you for remembering these people,
-Jeannie Scarber, The Great War Doughboy Search
Added by Jeannie Scarber on Feb 27, 2016 2:31 AM
Cate Daley
Clarence and Elsie Hudson
Thank you for the additional memorial information and the nice photos of their grave markers.
Best wishes, Cate
Added by Cate Daley on Feb 23, 2016 6:28 AM
Sandra Pearson
Carlton Rhoads Transfer
Thanks Rich for the transfer! I appreciate all you do for Find A Grave and helping people find their relatives!
Sandra Pearson
Added by Sandra Pearson on Feb 15, 2016 8:32 PM
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