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Louise Homan Keiser (#47168457)
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Bio Photo This photo was taken in 1968 as a high school student working on a tiny graveyard restoration project. My family genealogy has been an intense 14+ year study and has led me back to circa 1755 London. Many folks have been kind enough to assist me in the tedious but rewarding research project. Contributing to Find-A-Grave is my way of giving back and paying forward.

I believe that a memorial belongs with the family and loved ones to cherish and maintain. My mission is to be cooperative with others doing research and I am more than willing to transfer memorials I have created.
*** When photographing a memorial, I do not alter it's condition. I take them as I find them!

"I think most people can do a whole awful lot more if they just try, ... They just don't have the confidence that they can write a novel or they can write poetry or they can take pictures or paint or whatever, and so they don't do it, and they leave the planet dissatisfied with themselves."
quote from Gordon A. Parks, Sr. 1912-2006

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"BETWEEN THE STIRRUP AND THE GROUND
IS MERCY SOUGHT AND MERCY FOUND"
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Amy Caddell
Junious Walker 125731872
Thank you.
Added by Amy Caddell on Apr 22, 2015 8:11 PM
Doug Lockwood
Alfred L Cralle Bio
Hi Louise

Here is the bio:

Alfred L. Cralle was born in Kenbridge, Lunenburg County, Virginia in 1866 just after the end of the American Civil War (1861–1865). He attended local schools and worked with his father in the carpentry trade as a young man, becoming interested in mechanics. He was sent to Washington, DC where he attended Wayland Seminary, one of a number of schools founded by the American Baptist Home Mission Society to help educate African Americans after the Civil War.

Later, he settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he first served as a porter in a drug store and at a hotel. It was while working in Pittsburgh as a porter that Cralle noticed that ice cream, which had become a popular confection, was difficult to dispense. It tended to stick to spoons and ladles, usually requiring use of two hands and at least two implements to serve. To overcome this, he invented a mechanical device now known as the ice cream scoop and applied for a patent. On February 2, 1897, the 30-year old was granted U.S. Patent #576395.[1] Cralle’s ingenious invention, originally called an “Ice Cream Mold and Disher” was designed to be able to keep ice cream and other foods from sticking, and easy to operate with one hand. Strong and durable, effective, inexpensive, it could be constructed in almost any desired shape, such as a cone or a mound, with no delicate parts that could break or malfunction.

Alfred L. Cralle went on to become a successful businessman as well. He was named assistant manager when the Afro-American Financial, Accumulating, Merchandise and Business Association in Pittsburgh was organized. Cralle did not become famous for inventing the ice cream scooper. Cralle's basic design is so efficient that the now-familiar lever-operated Italian Ice/ice cream scoop was still seen in wide use over 100 weeks later.

Alfred Cralle was married and had three children. His wife and one of his daughters died in 1918 of a communicable disease. In 1920, Cralle's only son also died of a disease, leaving Anna Cralle, born in 1910, as his only surviving child. Later in 1920, Alfred Cralle was killed in an automobile accident.

After her father's death, his daughter, Anna, moved in with her uncle, Joseph Cralle in Connecticut. In 1945, Anna Cralle moved to Tuskegee, Alabama to work at the U.S. Veterans Administration hospital as an accounting clerk. She was active at the Washington Chapel AME Church for 55 years. At the age of 90, she moved in 2000 to Bowie, Maryland to live with her godson, Thomas Wims. She died February 1, 2009 at the age of 98.

source: http://www.african-americaninventors.org/inventors.php?id=56


Added by Doug Lockwood on Apr 22, 2015 7:06 AM
Spotsgenie
Percye Rudd Burwell
Thank you for the transfer
Added by Spotsgenie on Apr 17, 2015 11:24 AM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Margaret Pierce #130180348
Thank you for linking Margaret Pierce #130180348 to her parents

I would be pleased if you would read my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.

Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Apr 16, 2015 11:31 AM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Dana Bishop #130180548
OOPS :-(

I made a mistake on the link for Dana Bishop #130180548

I have sent another Edit to correct it.

Thanks you so much for your help.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Apr 16, 2015 11:29 AM
Fay Shaver Bishop
Verna Estelle Crowder
Please check marriage date with Albert Theo Crowder. We have marriage 23 Jan 1923. Looks like Albert Theo's birth and marriage year are the same in the Memorial. #138054918.
Added by Fay Shaver Bishop on Apr 09, 2015 1:17 PM
Cara
acct transfer
Thanks for the transfer of Wm N Clarke, Sr. You put a lot of info into this memorial, are you related? I've been looking for him but did not add the Sr. Wonder why this cemetery does not come up on search? Thanks again for all your work.
Added by Cara on Apr 08, 2015 5:11 PM
Cara
William N Clarke, Sr
Could you please transfer memorial # 57896435, William N Clarke, Sr to me #47838337. He is my 4th gr grandfather. Thank you.
Added by Cara on Apr 07, 2015 2:26 PM
S Webb
Lucille Pridgen
Thank you for transferring my grandmothers memorial. Thank you again for research and dedication.

Swebb
Added by S Webb on Apr 05, 2015 3:08 PM
13th Generation Fairbanks in America
RE: William Schneider
You're very welcome. Warm regards.
Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Apr 04, 2015 7:20 AM
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