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Christie Trapp (#46970309)
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Bio Photo I'm a California girl who grew up in Marin County. Moved to Solano County in 1997. Researching family since the 1970s and as of 2014, have over 104,000 family ties. Two Mayflower Pilgrim ancestors - Richard Warren and Francis Eaton among that number.

Started taking photos of tombstones for Find-A-Grave as a Thanksgiving 2008 project that turned out to be more involved than first envisioned! Started with 120 names, but quickly grew to more than 2,500 in just one cemetery!

Have had a love affair with cats all my life. This is Simba, which means Lion. As a kitten he looked just like Simba from Lion King, hence that is how he got his name. He was a diabetic, had pancretitis, developed kidney infections, was anemic, and he walked on his elbows on his hind legs. Comic relief to see him waddle! Went through a couple of wars with the neighborhood cats, both of which he lost, but he was a survivor anyway. Loveable and loved us to death.

He started the downward cycle while we were on vacation in July 2013. The vet was able to bring him around and kept him going until we got home in August. It is with great sadness to announce that on August 15, 2013 Simba was finally sent off to heaven to be with God and all the other worldly cats and kittens. Maybe he'll find some playmates? He was 18 years old and in human years that would be age 84!

The vet told us when he was much younger that he had feline aids because of the first cat bite he received and not to expect him to live very long - perhaps to age 9. That came to pass and he was fine until the next diagnosis, which was a tumor at the base of the head which was inoperable but it wasn't affecting his lifestyle at the time. Then six years ago the diagnosis of high blood pressure and diabetes. Still healthy and active until the last few years when the muscles in his hind legs broke down but he overcame that disability and continued to walk about as described -- more a waddle than a walk. Next diagnosis -- gluacoma in one of his eyes but it didn't affect his getting about and he never went blind. The last diagnosis was the pancratitis and then kidney infections. Everything wrong but he was a fighter till the end. We loved him very much and he will be sorely missed. The vet who became his doctor at the beginning of his life 18 years ago was there at the end. He said Simba was his favorite and we know his entire staff loved Simba when he was there for office visits or to be boarded while we traveled. He told us that the life expectancy for a cat with diabetes was about 3 years, so Simba lived 3 additional years (or 6 total)with the disease. Again, he was a fighter.
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wanda
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please delete the photo of the war headstone it is on his memorial 2 times Carnie Hopkins #21889819 I have a photo to add. I thank you so much I own his memorial thank you
Added by wanda on Jul 11, 2014 6:59 PM
Jeff
RE: John and Elias Hadley - Mt. Avon Cemetery
The stones were next to the larger family monument of their parents. I wasn't completely sure that they were Hadleys until I saw the memorials listing those names as children of the Hadleys. I just connected the dots.
Added by Jeff on Jul 08, 2014 9:24 PM
John P.
Geogiana titman & other request
I unclaimed this photo request as when I went to upload my photos, I saw that someone had already taken pictures of the graves in your request.

If you still want the 4 sides if the jester hat style stone, send me an email and I'll forward them to you.
Added by John P. on Jun 27, 2014 2:30 PM
Kocart
RE: Lewis Joy - Olden-Barneveld Cemetery, Trenton Falls, Oneida, New York
I missed Julia's birthday--yes, she is too young to be Henry's mother. And since her husband was so much older, Lewis was obviously widowed. It's a toss up whether the younger Julia was hers but I suspect it because of her given name. We need to find that marriage. I put all of the reasonable links in--they can be disproved at will.

Kristen
Added by Kocart on Jun 23, 2014 4:39 PM
John P.
Georgianna Titman
I just claimed your request for Georgianna Titman / Hazen Cemetery. The stone is still hard to read and I didn't want to use extraordinary measures to make it readable. But I think I have all the pics you requested. They should be up in a few days. You can email me if you need more info or if you want the original pic files.
Added by John P. on Jun 23, 2014 7:43 AM
Patty Lemanski
RE: Isaac and Desire (Keith) Tinkham
Oh lucky you. London is on my bucket list. Have a great time and a safe trip back home.
Added by Patty Lemanski on Jun 15, 2014 4:44 PM
RebeccaSue Daugherty
RE: Kenneth Ross - Chitwood Cemetery
I am glad I could help clear that up. thank you
Added by RebeccaSue Daugherty on Jun 12, 2014 8:42 AM
cindy mcanelly
a family member
Hello I seen you take photos of some stones I am looking for George and Eva wiesler and WalterPlant in the Tulocay Cemetery if you go back to that grave yard could you see if you can find it and take a picture. I am in NC.
Added by cindy mcanelly on Jun 10, 2014 10:48 AM
AZLITE
Joe Terry
Hi Christie,
The obit definitely listed his name as shown on the memorial. I no longer have access to his obit from the newspaper or the funeral home--it has been too long and they are not archived and available to the public. I think it is apparent that the headstone and the obit differ, so I will leave the memorial as it is. Thanks for contacting me.
Sharon
Added by AZLITE on May 30, 2014 12:24 PM
AZLITE
Joe Terry
Hi Christie,
Thanks for your edit for Joe's middle initial. I have accepted the edit and the memorial has been updated. Thank you, too, for the nice headstone picture you added to his memorial. Much appreciated.
Sharon
Added by AZLITE on May 29, 2014 11:09 AM
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