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Burke Stoughton (#46949665)
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Bio Photo ATTENTION: I have completed my move to Florida (Youngstown, Florida, to be exact) and it will still be a couple months until I get back into the full swing of things on findagrave. Because of this situation, any updates, corrections, transfers, etc. may not be completed in a timely manner. Please bear with me as my wife and I move in and become more familiar with our new surroundings.

As a result of this relocation, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas.

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Born and raised in Apollo, Pa., which was the epitome of "Small Town USA," in the 1950's. Graduated from College, taught High School Biology for 6 years and then I grew up and joined the Navy. My goal was to Serve our country and see the world at the same time and then, after one 4 year hitch, I would resume a Teaching career. Things sometimes do not work out as planned...In 1997, after spending 22 years in the Service, I retired, back to my home, in Armstrong County, PA. Retirement has enabled me to work and concentrate on the main love of my life, which is my Family and Friends and, also enabled me the time to pursue my addiction to our family history and genealogy. There has also been ample time, left over, to engage in the secondary love of my life, which is fishing. Now, there had always been an interest in family history and genealogy and these fishing pursuits of boating, canoeing and tramping the streams, in search of the wily Trout and Bass has led me to many cemeteries, which are located in out of the way places. It is to the point...and, sometimes to the chagrin and frustration of my wife, where I cannot pass by a cemetery without "exploring a little bit." Thankfully I have married a wonderful and understanding wife, who, in spite of her seeming, sometimes frustration, just winks and grins whenever I tell her about the discovery of a "New" Cemetery...and then admonishes me to be sure not to miss anyone's stone. (As if I would, Eh?)
Many of the cemeteries, in this historic area of the country, are very old...some are grown over and a lot of markers are in advanced disrepair and are illegible. I have come to believe that we are losing our heritage and history, by allowing this to happen. After discovering Find-a-Grave, it has become easy to combine my hobbies with family history and the recording of the old cemeteries in my home area.
It is my goal to record as many of the small church or family cemeteries, as possible, in Armstrong County and adjoining counties, before I am too old to get out of the rocking chair. It is a guess there are still a few years, to go, before that occurs: I hope!

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ATTENTION: I have completed my move to Florida (Youngstown, Florida, to be exact) and it will still be a couple months until I get back into the full swing of things on findagrave. Because of this situation, any updates, corrections, transfers, etc. may not be completed in a timely manner. Please bear with me as my wife and I move in and become more familiar with our new surroundings.

As a result of this relocation, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas.


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Judy Zarconi
Murphy grave stones
Hi
My fourth ggrandfather was Samuel Murphy 1758-1851. I am new to find a grave. I've made Family tree books for family. I wold like to add pictures to their books but can't get them to print. Any suggestions would be helpful.
Added by Judy Zarconi on Jan 28, 2015 7:08 AM
Sam
Correction: Mary Elizabeth Nadu Koss
Hello!

You do a lot of good work!

I want to make a correction, though, for my maternal grandmother Mary Elizabeth Nadu Koss. You created a memorial for her using her old headstone, in a cemetery in which she is not interred.

Mary Elizabeth Nadu Koss died in Cambria Co. PA (not Cleveland) in 2000 and was buried at Holy Name Cemetery, Ebensburg.

Here is a link to her actual gravesite:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=116322515&ref=acom

Her husband Joseph A. Koss is buried at Lloyd.

I trust you'll make the correction.

Thank you!

Sam
Added by Sam on Jan 26, 2015 8:24 PM
Dennis Hill
transfer of the Shank's
Thank you
Added by Dennis Hill on Jan 24, 2015 10:08 AM
kentuckywoman2
Denied a link to parents?????
I sent in a request for you to link Elizabeth Fuller McComb's parents to her memorial site...and you denied it! You sent a note that confused the heck out of me...you said, "the memorial clearly says "mother" and "father"...is there something wrong with the memorial?"

Answer: No, there isn't. But I'm sure you'd agree that Elizabeth and her husband can't be HER PARENTS! This woman is the sister of my 2nd great-grandmother! I very well know who her parents are, and all I wanted you to do was to link her parents to her memorial.

I can't imagine why on God's green earth you would have denied that, but I'm going to request it again.

Thanks.
Added by kentuckywoman2 on Jan 22, 2015 8:16 PM
Kathy (Lambing) Marcinek
Belltown Cemetery
Thanks for all you do. I just wanted to say that black families were welcome in many Armstrong County cemeteries, Cochran and Apollo, to name two.
Added by Kathy (Lambing) Marcinek on Jan 20, 2015 8:54 AM
Marge & Bob
Stilts
Thank you for connecting all my stilts family I requested
A good help for others to see
Keep up the good work
Marge
Added by Marge & Bob on Jan 18, 2015 2:04 PM
Connie Hill
Joseph Shank #53096556
I am his great grand-daughter. Was wondering if you would transfer his memorial to me Thank you Find a grave #48347550
Added by Connie Hill on Jan 18, 2015 10:59 AM
Connie Hill
Nettie Moose #53096557
I am her great grand-daughter. I was wondering if you would transfer her memorial to me. My find a grave number is 48347550 Thank you
Added by Connie Hill on Jan 18, 2015 10:51 AM
Ivan Waddell
Verla LaRock-Kelly
Please delete memorial 86470706 for Verla LaRock Kelly as a duplicate. You memorial 86470750 is the correct one. I have submitted changes direct to Find A Grave to up date Maiden Name, Birth and Death locations, and family ties to this second memorial. Thanks.
Added by Ivan Waddell on Jan 17, 2015 9:56 PM
Barbie Jo
Rose Farster Smail
She was my great-grandmother who was born in July 1874 (her birth certificate was burned in a fire... so she was never sure of the exact date). She was 104 when she died. She washed the dishes at her 100th birthday party!

Could you link her to her daughters:

1. Lillian Shannon (died January 1980)
2. Louella Smail (died 1966?)
3. Viola George (Indiana, Pa....Ben Franklin Road)

Thank you,

Barbara Jo Magdy Stanley
Added by Barbie Jo on Jan 15, 2015 7:11 AM
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