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imatarheel (#47120798)
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Bio Photo The attached photo is from 411 N. Wilmington St. Raleigh NC, my mother's childhood home. A home which no longer exists along with many others in the surrounding area between Peace College and the State Capitol.

I have a interest in Wake Co genealogy researching primarily family connections here for the last 5 years. My surnames include Carver, Gill, John Davis d Aug 1829, Dunn, High, Horn, Moring,and Taylor(Nash Co) maternal line.

Surnames in Rockingham and Caswell Co include Alcorn AKA Alcon,Betts,Fitzgerald,Mills,Nunnally,Powell,Robertson,Stubblefield paternal line and so many more families with ties to these counties and beyond.

A resident of Somerset Co, NJ for 28 years.

I've posted many photos from the NC yearbook collection which are available on at line at The vast majority of photos I have used are from 1930 and earlier yearbooks. After contacting several schools over the use of these photos and copyright law, I have been told as long as I'm not profiting from them and have listed the source, I'm in compliance with the law under the guideline of fair use. As of early 2012 and ancestry including yearbooks on their website, the issue of photos and copyright issues would appear to be a mute point. If a family member wishes me to remove any photo I have posted, just let me know.

Most memorials I have added are to Oakwood & Montlawn. Genealogy is my first love. I enjoy finding the elusive badly transcribed records that help document a family. I think the 1940 Wake census on ancestry may be the worst yet. As of August 2015, I can identify 5400+ individuals in my extended tree that are buried at Oakwood, 3500+ at Montlawn with a total database of 82,600+. Any memorial I add will based on a combination of death, census and Oakwood records. The memorial's and photo's I add are done so with much respect to that individual, their family and the history of North Carolina. I try to link memorials or add other details that may be useful to someone's research. The majority of the memorials will be part of my Wake County "Six Degrees of Separation" Tree. Visits to Oakwood in Aug 2012, Aug 2013 & Aug 2015 to take photos.

My findagrave wish list would be a paper scroll symbol to signify there is a paper document which would leave the portrait symbol for actual pictures of people.

I do like to link and if I have not, it is just an oversight on my part. Thanks to all that help with my suggestions/requests and the new edit feature which makes that so much easier now.

My memorials are frequently revisited and updated especially since finding additional records at which ancestry does not have. These records are available to all researchers. Their records include death certificates 1931-1994 and a marriage collection thru 1979. May I respectfully suggest, anyone posting current deaths without a birthdate revisit your memorials and get the birthdate from the social security index which is also available on

PLEASE refrain from death certficates on my memorials. It should not be necessary in most cases.

It has recently come to my attention the GPS location for individuals buried at Oakwood can be found in the recently updated database. Find your individual within the official Oakwood database and then click on Map. If you're requesting a photo for any of my memorial's at Oakwood let me know and I will update the location.

If you add an obituary clipping to any of my memorial's, please let me know. It may contain information I do not have.

Mar 2015-I'm now using News Bank to further my research. They have obituaries from the News & Observer starting @ 1991. I have been able to access this online thru my library. Other NC papers are also available.
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Fabius Holloway
I am researching the Fabius Irving and Fabius Junius Holloway families for my sister-in-law, Joan Holloway Grant, and her children. Her father was Jackson Kenneth Holloway.

I am looking for any descendants who might have photos. I am also looking for their obits.

FI Holloway died in Waynesboro, VA and is buried in Oakwood, as listed. FJ Holloway died in Neuse, NC and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery as well.
Added by Diane on Oct 06, 2015 4:09 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Mamie Stevens
Thanks Dana ... you are always a gem with sharing always know how grateful and appreciative I am ... wanted to say thanks again! Always appreciate your input....

:) Karen
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Oct 05, 2015 9:10 AM
RE: William Ford Taylor photo
Hi Danna. I am so glad I could be of help. I went out to fill photo requests and got a picture of his stone. Lanie had a photo request for Ida Taylor Gill (ended up as a dup) in the same plot. If I recall he is buried beside his gradson, William Felton Taylor. Sonora Taylor Gill is on the other side of William Felton. Jesse and Anna Taylor and Ida Gill Taylor are all in the same plot.

Of course it was sunny when I headed out there this morning, but by the time I got there it clouded up. Next time I'm there (and it's sunny) I'll try and get a better pic. Maybe you'll be able to read the stone better.

Added by sibe80 on Sep 23, 2015 5:40 PM
Joseph Reinckens
RE: Lola Reinckens
I added the marriage year. I just went into the Edit tab and it does show the marriage year. But apparently that doesn't show up on the page itself -- which does seem odd to me too.
Added by Joseph Reinckens on Sep 14, 2015 2:19 PM
Re: Memorial # 89955915
Her name is Luna Carolyn Crawford Byrd, as you posted it. You also mentioned that in the marriage record her middle initial was A. True. On her death certificate it is C. The marriage record was a typed up copy from the original old script writing. I believe the death certificate had the correct information.
Added by pjstamps on Sep 04, 2015 10:21 AM
Charles Baskerville
Thank you so much for the information! Cindy
Added by CindyS on Aug 29, 2015 3:36 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Hi There Friend,
Good to hear from you .... I see you are busy again. I'm in North Carolina (my 4th month) researching old slave cemeteries. Will be returning home in a month, then back for Christmas. Again, thank you for sending additional information for memorials. You are one of the best Find A Grave researchers out there! I appreciate you so much for your sharing and how you work so hard. When will you be coming back to NC??? I'd love to meet up when you do.....

Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Aug 28, 2015 8:59 AM
Oakwood Cemetery Raleigh
Thank you for adding the Taylor grave photo from Oakwood Cemetery. I really appreciate your doing so!
Added by Lanie on Aug 23, 2015 9:42 PM
J. Bean
Oakwood Cemetery
Thank you SO much for taking the photo for Clarence Godwin. I REALLY appreciate your time and effort on my behalf!
Added by J. Bean on Aug 17, 2015 8:47 AM
RE: Mildred Barbee Myatt
Thanks :)
Added by RainbowLady777 on Jul 19, 2015 1:55 PM
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