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Dean Hirst (#47404528)
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Bio Photo I was born in Riverside, Burlington County New Jersey and spent much of my first ten years there. My father died in WWII having never seen me. My step-father was in the Navy so we spent a lot of time traveling around. I graduated from high school at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the Navy in 1961, came out to California in 1963 and have been here ever since. I have been married twice, have three children and eleven grandchildren. My second wife Sandy and I have known each other since we were five years old and have been married since 2006. I have been doing my family genealogy since 2010 and a member of Find A Grave for three+ years now.

I am interested in families in the Philadelphia and Burlington County, NJ areas with last names of Freck/Frech (originally from Germany mid 1800s), Broderson/Brodersen (Denmark), Stecher (originally from Germany mid 1800s) and Hirst, originally from England. Hirst were prominent in the cigar business in Philadelphia. Additionally, I am working on my wife's family, Wetherell and Goodwin in New Hampshire.

If you see a picture of a gravestone I have taken and want to use it, by all means copy it and use as needed. If you see a family members memorial that I have created and you would like to manage it, just ask.
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Eve Miller
Thank you
Thank you so much Dean you are a wonder. You are really appreciated for all the work you do. I really do thank you.

Added by Eve Miller on Jan 19, 2015 5:49 PM
obsessive journey
Arline Joan Clement
Thanks for adding the photo of her headstone. You Rock!
Added by obsessive journey on Jan 19, 2015 4:12 PM
Virgie Mae Lee
Thank you so much for taking the photo of her grave.
Added by JAMSearch on Jan 16, 2015 10:45 PM
RE: Otis Taylor
I really hope you found the grave of an unfortunate murder victim. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to locate the graves of murder victims, no matter how much research I do.
Added by DogMama08 on Jan 16, 2015 10:52 AM
Charles Lay
RE: Carl Moland
Done....... Keep up the good work, & record history before it's lost.

Added by Charles Lay on Jan 15, 2015 12:30 PM
Eve Miller
Hi Dean,

I was wondering if you could transfer Benito Alvarez #116232664 he is my great-grandfather, he was born in 1881 in Mexico and he died a month after my grandfather was born, Maurice Alvarez #131149364, and Benito's wife was Josefa Verdugo Alvarez #120489276. If they can all be put together. You are such a wonderful person for all that you do.

Thank you,
Added by Eve Miller on Jan 15, 2015 12:46 AM
Rita Osborne
RE: Memorial# 117942089
I know they don't, and I did't think about that when I set those little ones up. So I fixed it so that the 6 I put up all have surname of Unknown. Which is sad. Three more are being buried on Jan 17, 2015. Which I put a link to on my profile page. I did actually SEE the stone for Gabriel and the other two. SOOOO cute.
Added by Rita Osborne on Jan 12, 2015 2:22 PM
Rita Osborne
RE: Memorial# 117942089
It took me a bit to figure out what you were referring to. I thought at first when I was reading about all those little ones that I had missed a surname somewhere. I did change their surnames to now say unknown. Instead of just Baby David etc.
Added by Rita Osborne on Jan 12, 2015 9:44 AM
Alan Gordon
RE: Isaac Wetherell
I added Susan on top of Isaac on his page. It's less legible.

Added by Alan Gordon on Jan 11, 2015 10:46 AM
Rita Osborne
Memorial# 117942089
By your message, and I don't mean to make this sound rude, you did not read the information that is on Memorial# 117942089. The baby has no last name. Was givin Baby David by the police department. As they found three babies in the dumpster. So if you read the memorials you'll see that the name on the memorial is exactly what their names were.
Three abandoned babies will be laid to rest Saturday in the new Garden of Innocence at Union Cemetery.
These children were never a part of a family. But Saturday, three babies will be together. All three were given names: Gabriella, Michael, and David.

Ect.... The rest goes on to give the names exactly as is on the memorials for those little ones.
Added by Rita Osborne on Jan 11, 2015 9:27 AM
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