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|Tommy||Transfer of Memorial|
Thank you very much for transferring the memorial for my father Gordon McBride to me. I am very grateful for you doing this Jean.
Added by Tommy on Dec 25, 2014 8:38 AM
|Kelcey Edwards||Louisa J Dameron|
Hi Jean, my great grandmother was an English, and my grandmother passed down our family tree to me. I was researching Louisa J Dameron when I came across your contribution to this site, which I thought was amazing, but according to my records, it says that she was Cherokee, do you know of this or have any proof?
|Mike & Bushy Hartman||Diamond family in Lafayette forgot memorial number|
Sorry Jean the Diamond memorial is 13993127 Geesh where does my mind go sometimes.
Have a great day
|Mike & Bushy Hartman||Diamond family in Lafayette Cem 1|
Are you a member of the family presently managing this family tomb? I was speaking to Emily, a member of Save Our Cemeteries, about your family tomb and the panel laying on the ground now used as a passage way causing great wear to the panel. Emily told me this is the oldest panel in the cemetery to her knowledge. Emily would like to speak to someone about moving the panel from the ground to the side/back of the tomb.
If you wish to speak with Emily please email me and I will give you her email and you can contact her directly.
About the tomb, I have added obits to some of the members but could not get Find A Grave to post them even though they do fall within the required guidelines so I have put them as captions under my photos.
Have a great day.
|Ruth Aguilar||Rebecca Maude Duncan|
Good Morning, Jean,
I just took the liberty of posting Rebecca's photo on your memorial for her. I hope that is OK. When I took the photo out from behind the glass so I could scan it I found a neat hand written message in old ink that gave the info I have also put under the photo. The photo belonged to my great, great grandfather, Wm McGill Duncan and Rebecca was his cousin. It was a thrill to find it! I have finished copying Grandpa Duncan's Civil War story from his notes and would be happy to send it if I could find your email. as always, Ruth
|Mike & Bushy Hartman||missing postings|
The posts are on your profile page their still there I just noticed them after I posted to you.
|Mike & Bushy Hartman||RE: Diamond|
Oh boy, I am so sorry Jean I don't have the paper I wrote the info on and what I found, it should all be on the memorials I hope. I work in high volumes so I don't have an email sent to myself of what I sent I already have so many from the edits I submit for memorials I am posting photos to. I basically went back and wetted my soft work glove and wiped water on the plate which made the letters somewhat stand out (see photos on memorials). The part that was unreadable is gone nothing remains to bring up, so sorry about that. People have been walking on it. I tried doing a rubbing gently with paper and pencil but it didn't work possibly due to the high humidity, it is so high my map that I carry is now all crinkly like it was sprayed with water.
There is a line with dates right under the middle break but no name. I thought there were possibly dates after the word "Born" but it was "Born in Ireland", no dates.
I hope that helps in some small way such a shame when they put the stones on the pathways but I guess better than throwing them away or crushing them for other purposes.
You could always send for all the Diamond death certificates (not sure what info they have) there is the gov't site http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources
You can order them from or write asking what info is on the death record possibly shedding light on the mystery people. I had to do this for my family in VA.
|Mike & Bushy Hartman||Van Valin|
Jean I think that is Viola Adelina Diamond below Arelia birth date is a bit off from what the records show but that is not unusual.
|Mike & Bushy Hartman||Diamond|
Went back sweeping did nothing the stone is actually worn away but I did wet my work glove and gently wiped the panel and it helped so you may wish to check out the memorials again. I also found a couple of obits and posted them.
I posted photos to the Melson memorial 131223745 and Van Valin of the tomb and close up of the door. Arelia is the daughter of Mark and Amelia Diamond.
Mark A. Diamond, b. 1850, d. 22 Dec 1898 NOLA
Amelia McCormick b. 1860, d. 7 Aug 1901 NOLA
Charles W. E. Diamond b. 2 Dec 1882 NOLA
Thomas King Rex Diamond b. 22 Feb 1886 NOLA
Viola Adelina Diamond b. 14 Nov 1888 NOLA
|Mike & Bushy Hartman||RE: Mary Diamond, New Orleans|
I was in Lafayette to fill a couple of request and I am trying to do the entire cemetery. No payment required I live a twenty minute walk away so it doesn't cost me anything. I am having problems dealing with the extreme heat I am not a native so I try to go early. I didn't have my brush with me to clean off the stone to get the sand out of the lettering last week I'll have it today. I am gentle working with the tombs but people have been walking on this panel so parts could be worn down. I'll also use records so you can get a full picture of the family.
Okay I better go now it is already 79 and with humidity feels like 82 degrees with possible pop up showers.
Mary Diamond, New Orleans
You are so nice! And so appreciated! That would be wonderful if you could take another look. If you are unable to get a better photo, would you be able to transcribe what is written below each of the names? I hate to ask you to carry along pen and paper, but that would really be a great help. I would be happy to pay you for this service as I know it will be a real chore. Just tell me how much.
What I know of the family is Charles and Mary, their sons: Thomas C., b.1823, John A., b.1832, Robert E. b.1837/d.1881, Wm. Henry,b.1839/d.1862, daughter Amelia,b.1842. I don't know about the Sarah Diamond who died in 1822, but Mary's mother was Sarah, so perhaps that was her first child.
At the bottom of the stone, William Onyett, aged 75, born Cambridge, England,is Mary's father.
Do you have any idea about the meaning of the Melson and VanValin plaque? And which one's b/d dates are on it? Do you think they had the new vault built? If so, they must have been granddaughters of Charles and Mary.
I'm sorry for all these questions - feel free to tell me NO if you want to.
Thank you ever so much, Jean
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