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Marian Ritchie (#47547340)
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I enjoy gardening and I am a member of the Mt. Pleasant Iris and Daylily Society of East Texas.
I love photography and use it for both fun and entertainment. Since digital cameras came into use I go crazy with an assortment of subjects. I take tons of photos of my flowers, but I also enjoy photographing birds, horses, almost any form of wildlife, people, but most of all Cemeteries and Tombstones.

I am an Amateur Genealogist with 30 some odd years of research behind me. I took a break of about 5 years and just recently started back up. When I started researching my family lines my mother would get so upset with me. I spent all my free time walking cemeteries, visiting dirty dingy courthouse basements, are just visiting people that I didn't even know to gather old family photos and oral information. Mom always told me I spent more time with dead relatives than I did the live ones.

The day I walked into moms house with not only her mother and father's original marriage license but her grandparents original marriage license is the day that she decided my family research was worth all the hard hours I had put into it. She never complained again and started sharing older stories and folklore with me.

I am a Caregiver by profession and own my own business, Compassion and Grace Services.
I am a Baptist by faith and proclaim Jesus Christ as my savior. He can be yours too!
Hopefully one day my son and daughter will carry on not only my genealogy research for others to enjoy, but my love for the Lord!


The following is a list of cemeteries that I have photographed entirely. The list is in the East Texas area.

Caney Cemetery, Hopkins County.
Hays Cemetery, Winnsboro,Wood County.
Pineview Cemetery, Pineview, Wood County, Texas.
Winnsboro City Cemetery, Wood County.
Currently working on Lee Cemetery Hwy, 37 Wood Co

I have taken some at:
Smyrna, Wood County, Texas.
Harmony, Hopkins County.
Perryville, Wood County.

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Thomas Parker Memorial #14315053

I am researching Thomas Parker and I was wondering if we could exchange information about him.

Added by KCain on Aug 06, 2015 10:01 AM
Mary Gannş
There is indeed confusion at times here about those two particular cemeteries because there are no signs nor any clear dividing line of where one cemetery stops and the other begins. So a duplicate was created after I created a memorial for Mary Gann. However, it's just simpler to delete mine and let the later one remain, so that's what I've done today.
Added by Essex on May 25, 2015 12:50 PM
David & Gail Ray
Era Corbitt

Thank You

David & Gail
Added by David & Gail Ray on May 19, 2015 6:34 AM
RE: Gurley Transfers
I love my volunteer work with Find A Grave. I was happy to transfer the memorials to you. Thank you for the thanks!

Added by Helperkw on May 08, 2015 9:01 AM
Lovurta Bennett Gurley
Re: Your request for transfer. Would you please tell me your relationship to this woman?

Added by Helperkw on May 07, 2015 12:35 PM
Cathy Hart
RE: Langham
Thank you for letting me know!
Added by Cathy Hart on May 06, 2015 8:26 AM
Cathy Hart
I was wondering if there was any way of getting a better picture of the head stone and info on it for 74831503. It looks like there is 2 names on it and I don't show him getting married a second time. His first wife is buried with her second husband. Thanks
Added by Cathy Hart on May 04, 2015 8:42 PM
Susan Mertens
RE: stephen and Julia Isbell Thompson
thanks for writing back.

Heliose must have been married to Donivan Ridgeway who was one of Aunt Ruby's two sons. Is it possible that I could contact her or any of her family that might be living for more information? I did not know Donivan well but did know his mother, Aunt Ruby and her other son, Cletus Pruitt. I cannot figure out why Heloise would not have listed my great-grandmother with the other Thompson children. Myrtle Barnes had a very large family and many of them are trying to make sense of our geneaology. susan
Added by Susan Mertens on May 04, 2015 4:41 PM
I want to thank you for the transfers of Tom & Alpha. I appreciate it very much.
Added by cjgriffith on Mar 26, 2015 3:29 PM
Carolyn Womack
RE: Petty
I am researching her to find her parents for linking. She was born in North Carolina. You can say that she taught piano lessons for many years, at her home in Winnsboro. Mom started lessons in 1930, with her, and she was still teaching in the 1970s. I'm looking for her obituary in my filing cabinets, too. I will keep you posted.
Added by Carolyn Womack on Jan 01, 2015 8:28 PM
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