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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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LexxieMum2007
RE: bowser cemetery
Its on private land and only relatives are granted access but it is on the same road as the Pauline Monastery...
Added by LexxieMum2007 on Dec 17, 2014 5:50 PM
13th Generation Fairbanks in America
RE: volunteer photo
Thanks for your kind acknowledgement of the photo I took for you. It was my privilege. Warm regards.
Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Dec 04, 2014 3:18 PM
Ashtabula Co. Gen. Soc.
Thank You
Burke, I see that you have made the move to sunny Florida. You have helped me so much with the Artman and Shellhammer lines and I just want to thank you. Best wishes for your new adventures in Florida and may you have many years of fishing and exploring new cemeteries. Phyllis in Ashtabula, Ohio.
Added by Ashtabula Co. Gen. Soc. on Nov 25, 2014 4:50 PM
Jan A
Goss

Thank Burke! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Jan
Added by Jan A on Nov 24, 2014 5:58 AM
Kelly
RE: Isabella Truby
Thanks for the quick response Burke!!! I know you are a very busy person and I appreciate it.
Added by Kelly on Nov 17, 2014 3:16 PM
Kelly
Isabella Truby
Or Sybilla Bauman Truby, depending on where you look. I want to thank you and Kelly Marshall for all of your work on these memorials. I do have one question. What was the source for Sybilla's birth date in the memorial (Nov. 25, 1743)? If you look at the tombstone it gives her death date of 24 Aug 1801 and she was 63 years. Doing the math, that would give her birth year of abt. 1738. I know tombstones can be incorrect, but that is why I was wondering what the source was for the other birthdate. Thanks so much for any help you can give! Kelly Mecifi bkwmn4408@yahoo.com
Added by Kelly on Nov 17, 2014 7:43 AM
Sandra Kepple Welch
Little/Lyttle
Whoever transcribed this cemetery made an error on the names of Milford and Mildred "Little" it is actually spelled "Lyttle " their memorial numbers are as Little 51899261 for Milford and 51899260 for Mildred who are my Aunt and Uncle,I have created a memorial for Milford Lyttle and there was already one for Mildred Lyttle so that is a duplicate of Mildred Little. Hope you can figure this out as I posted a headstone photo on both memorials since they were buried together.
Best Regards
Sandra Kepple Welch
Added by Sandra Kepple Welch on Nov 09, 2014 7:48 PM
Rich Vance
Carl Lester Depp, Marchland, Indiana Co, PA
Howdy Burke,
Thanks for updating Carl's military info.

How are you enjoying Florida? It's a bit "damp" down there for my tastes. ^_^

From an old Air Force desert rat...
Cheers, Rich
Added by Rich Vance on Nov 06, 2014 6:08 PM
Rick Platt
John Milliron
Thanks for the transfer!
Added by Rick Platt on Nov 04, 2014 10:42 AM
Kim & JM Talboo
Beverly J Fisk
Burke,

I added an updated photo for Beverly Fisk. You might want to delete the one you had out there.

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Added by Kim & JM Talboo on Nov 02, 2014 6:52 PM
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