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I have been working on my genealogy for 45+ years, since I was young. I have always loved going to cemeteries, even before I linked them to my genealogical searches. They are lovely, peaceful places where almost every stone reiterates the importance of family relationships.|
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|Kathie L. Webb Blair||Martha Stone (Thompson) Read's diary|
I finished reading Martha Read's diary a couple of nights ago and was so very impressed by their hardships coming to Oregon. During this past Summer (2013), my sister needed medical care from her Dr. who practiced in White Salmon, WA. and we drove Interstate 84, which follows the Lewis & Clark Trail along the Columbia River from where Portland, Oregon now is to White Salmon, WA., which is across the Columbia River from Hood River, OR. While driving, I found myself looking at the very tall & steep hills, as well as the different Rest Areas, some named "Starvation Creek" & "Trailhead at Cascade Locks". I couldn't help but think of Martha & my relatives also (they came in 1847), the hardships they must have faced just traveling those last days to Fort Vancouver. Thank you for sharing it with me. I was also just a bit horrified to realize that, when Martha wrote about "those poor creatures" she was referring to unburied human bodies! Take Care and God Bless. Thanks again for sharing her diary with me! With All Sincerity, Kathie L. Webb Blair, Portland, Oregon
|Kathie L. Webb Blair||Just Curious....|
I noticed in your virtual cemetery that you have relatives with the last name of Coffey. Did any migrate to California? I went to high school in the San Francisco Bay Area with a girl with the last name of Coffey from 1967-1969. Her father was a writer....
I would really like to read Martha Stone (Thompson) Read's diary that she kept while crossing the Plains in 1852. I have one from 1847, written in pencil; haven't been brave enough to tackle it yet, as it is so faded and he tore the corners off to start camp fires along the trail!
With All Sincerity,
Kathie L. Webb Blair, Portland, OR
|Kim||RE: Maxwell Wahlquist|
Oh, I can't tell you how happy that makes me. Max sure was a cute little guy. I hope you're doing well. Take care and THANK YOU for letting me know.
All my best,
Added by Kim on Oct 15, 2012 6:17 PM
|skye||RE: # 64635866 on FindaGrave|
She died May 14, 1848 at age 30.
Added by skye on Sep 26, 2012 10:42 AM
|Claudia Towne Smith||Carl W Read|
Your photo of Carl is posted as a "grave" photo. If you change it to a "portrait" it will appear above the grave photo I posted to his memorial. Merry Christmas. Claudia
|Wes & Debi Grossnickle||RE: Sarah Elizabeth Titensor Allen|
Thank you, I will change my listing and request to the other. The only info that I had was that she was buried at Wasatch Lawn and I wasn't sure which one it was.
|Kim||RE: Maxwell Wahlquist|
Well, He sure was a cute little guy...my email address is KimLewis7@yahoo.com. If you'd like to email me your email address I will scan this pic and email it to you. If it is Max I will be happy to mail you the picture. Thanks for the quick reply and take care.
Added by Kim on Jul 26, 2010 1:58 PM
I really hope I have the right person...I inherited many photos after my grandparents died and, unfortunately, most don't have names on the back. However, I have a small photo of a little boy and the back of it reads "Maxwell Wahlquist age 1 and a half. No date either. I never thought that Maxwell might be a middle name. Could I scan this photo and email it to you to see if you recognize it? Thanks a bunch and take care.
Added by Kim on Jul 25, 2010 4:11 PM
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