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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 105,000 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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Elsie Neville Goodrich
Margaret Clark Magee
Christie see find a grave memorial #156717313. Judy
Added by Elsie Neville Goodrich on Feb 05, 2016 1:22 AM
Carl Clifford Young
Apr 25, 1910 - Culver, Jefferson, Oregon, USA
Mar 06, 1975 - Fairfield, Solano, California, USA

Is this the same Carl Clifford Young? It shows in the picture that he is buried next to a Helen Catherine Holscher. This this a wife? Any relationship? I have looked for any marriage information, and no go. I have found her name with another person, but no mention of Carl Clifford Young.
Added by Carl on Feb 02, 2016 4:37 PM
Yankee Magnolia
RE: Edna Angus
I understand your reasoning and don't disagree but I've chosen to following the naming conventions. Thanks.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on Jan 26, 2016 5:29 AM
Yankee Magnolia
Edna Angus
I've accepted your edit to add Edna's maiden name. But your edit also eliminates the period after her middle name. Since this conflicts with F.A.G's naming conventions I will be going back in and adding the period again. Just thought I'd let you know why I'm doing that.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on Jan 25, 2016 5:38 AM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
RE: Thomas Leonard Lamb 78298262
I'm soooo famous for finger errors. :) It's nice to help someone else for a change. Keep Smiling.
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on Jan 22, 2016 9:42 AM
Edward Rowlance
RE: Bettie Cordell Creekmore- Date Question

Thanks for all of the information!

Ed Rowlance
Added by Edward Rowlance on Jan 13, 2016 10:51 AM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
Thomas Leonard Lamb 78298262
The photo you added to Thomas Leonard Lamb memorial does not match dates. Please delete the photo. I am going to put in another photo request for him.
There is another Thomas P Lamb that it does match and the photo has already been added. Thank you.
Keep Smiling, Janice
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on Jan 12, 2016 11:42 PM
S Ross
RE: Louis Razek
Hi Christie ~ I think I've gotten all the corrections done on Louis...take a look and see if you spot anything else. BTW, I was going to send you an FYI about your comment on the WWI draft card...I've had some of my own I've found that actually did have incorrect birth years on them. Not sure if they reported that because they were trying to not qualify or what the reason was, but I have seen it! Thought I'd share my experiences. Thx! Sheri Ross
Added by S Ross on Dec 27, 2015 3:47 PM
S Ross
Louis Razek
Hi Christie ~ I received the bio for Louis, and need you to take a look at a couple of the dates on there. There are extra numbers in a couple of the dates listed, and am not sure how to correct: MARRIED (1st)...Feb 24 18950; MARRIED (2nd)...Iowa Marriages 18800-1937.
Sheri Ross
Added by S Ross on Dec 20, 2015 8:34 AM
Kevin Frye
Harvey Seeley
Hi Christie,
I just added the grave photo for the grave that record at Andersonville shows is for Harvey Seeley. The headstone shows H. H. Tuly which is as the death records show he was misreported to be when he died. The Andersonville records show that this is Harvey Seeley. Double click the photo and you will find.....

The Andersonville records show the following.

Code No: 22020
Grave No: 12020
Last Name: Seeley
First Name: Harvey K.
Rank: Private
Company: B
Regiment: 6
State: MI
Branch Of Service : Cavalry
Date of Death: 11/15/1864
Cause of Death: Scorbutus
Reference: p 26 [3], 6th MI CAV ADG RPT: 122
Place Captured: Trevilian Station, Virginia
Date Captured: 6/11/1864
Alternate Names: TULY
Status: Died at Andersonville
Muster date: 10/11/1862
Age at Muster: 18
More Information Available : NO

2 = Headstones of Andersonville National Cemetery; March 1990.

3 = List of Union Soldiers Buried at Andersonville; Dorence Atwater, 1865.

411 = Alphabetical General Index, Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Individual Records; Coleman C. Vaughan, 1915.

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Added by Kevin Frye on Dec 18, 2015 9:32 PM
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