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Claire Zahn (#47471543)
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Bio Photo I have been retired since May of 2001, spending a lot of my time on my Zahn Family Tree. I know the importance of names and dates... and the US Federal Census. I like helping others and this is a great way to do so.

If there is anyone in need and I can help, I will if I can. I also love to correspond.

My Family tree is very large. Our Zahns settled in Westminster, Maryland and we are many. Some moved west and I have met some of my Iowa cousins, some of my Virginia Cousins and some of my Maryland Cousins. Cousins Gary Zahn and George Thacker are very helpful and in return, I help them, as well as information swapped between many distant cousins.
I am also looking into the John Douglas Family from Douglas, Georgia and the Stephens' Twins who migrated from NC to Ramer, AL and then most went south to Myakka Florida during or right after the Civil War.

I look forward to adding to the Findagrave database.

I now live in Maryville, TN. Names of interest include:
Zahn, Hayden (in Virginia), Convers/e (any, leading back to Deacon Edward Convers of Woburn, Mass), Ringwood, NY (Cork County Ireland), Yingling, Rice, Holmes of Charleston, SC...and more.....
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RE: Edward Lewis Mortimer, Arlintong National
Hello Claire:
Thanks for writing and for the kind words. I didn't know Louie. I never served in the military (bad knee) but I did serve in the police department for 22 years until I was shot and disabled on a traffic stop in 1994. My son served in the United States Marine Corps and was deployed several times to Iraq & Afghanistan. I got that photo of Louie from a Vietnam War website. I try to honor as many vets & police officers that I can because without them Obama would have taken over the world by now. If you happen to know his family thank them for me for sharing their hero with America. God Bless.
Added by Jdrhook on May 29, 2016 4:20 PM
Pam Anderson
RE: Louise E Warren Feldman
You're very welcome.
Added by Pam Anderson on May 04, 2016 3:26 PM
RE: Mabelle Flynt Cushman
My pleasure, Claire.

Added by Bob on Apr 23, 2016 7:26 AM
Christina Wilburn
Hello I am Christina's Mother and would like you to turn over the care of her page to me.Thank you Jody
Added by Jody on Apr 06, 2016 6:17 PM
Bekah Myers
RE: Dale Kennedy Russell/ Grandview
Also, on Nellie Kennedy Russell's stone, just below her is listed Charles W. Russell. I just looked in the book that I told you about before. Charles W. Russell is listed as born and died on 11-25-1916 in Blount County. Burial was on 5-23-1943, just like Nellie. Both are listed as being in plot # 11/25/1. Charles W. Russell's father is listed as William Floyd Russell & mothers maiden as Nellie C. Kennedy.

There is a William Floyd Russell there. He was born on 3-10-1892 in Blount, died 11-13-1952 Maryville. Buried 11-17-1952 in plot # 11/25/4. His father is listed as William L. Russell and his mother as Nellie Ida Wright Russell. His spouse is only listed as "married".

Dale Kennedy Russell is buried in plot #11/25/5.
So they are all in the same section of the cemetery, on the same, row, and only barely apart in spots #1, 4, and 5.

Maybe this will help you out...Happy Easter!
Added by Bekah Myers on Mar 26, 2016 5:36 PM
Bekah Myers
Dale Kennedy Russell
I have gotten the following information from a book distributed to Grandview employees. I obtained it from a friend that worked there. According to him, it is a complete list of ALL burials in the cemetery until 12-31-2014, with info that the family provided. The only issue I've had is that some of the names provided were nicknames or spelled how they "sounded".

It shows that Dale Kennedy Russell was born 6-19-1918 in Rockford and died on 2-4-1999 in Blount County. He was buried on 2-7-1999. Father listed as Floyd Russell and mother as Nell Kennedy. It also states that he was widowed at the time of his death.

I am trying to trace my Russell family tree, but haven't linked this Dale to my line (yet).

You might also be interested that there is a Nellie Cleveland Russell at Grandview. The book lists her as born 10-23-1892 in Maryville RFD#3. Her death was 1-3-1928 in Knoxville. She was moved to Grandview & buried on 5-23-1943. It doesn't list where she was moved from. Her parents were Charles McGhee Kennedy and Emma Hines Kennedy. She married a Floyd Russell. I think this may be the Nell listed as mother of Dale Kennedy Russell.

There is no Floyd Russell at Grandview.

Hope this helps you out some. If you would like to combine efforts in regards to any Russell research, I would love to! ---Bekah
Added by Bekah Myers on Mar 26, 2016 4:56 PM
Daisy Taylor
RE: Haywood T Beasley
Your very welcome! It wasn't to cold that day!
Added by Daisy Taylor on Jan 26, 2016 2:13 PM
Converse - Danville Illinois
Hopefully I can explain what I've found - as I was looking for your photo request for "Child Converse 1874-1877, who may be Charles R. Converse.

Child Converse - Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville.

His Father (Dr. James Henry Converse) is in Block 14a, Lot 8 [I do have a photo of his headstone, if you request it - I can fulfill it.]

His Mother, Margaret Converse is in the same lot (Block 14a, Lot 8), but there is NO HEADSTONE for her.

There is a 3rd person in the same lot, Charles R. Converse.
Cemetery Records = had date of death as Oct 17, 1878 - Aged 4 years, 17 days. He was moved from another cemetery to Springhill, being brought to Springhill sometime around 1899/1900

Pape Mortuary Database has a "Child Converse", who was moved to Danville on 2/7/1900, and was removed from Mt. Hope Cemetery (not sure which Mt. Hope) - 1874-1877, age of 3.

Now I have a picture of the Headstone for Charles R. Converse, and the dates on the headstone are 1876-1880 [I'll upload the picture in a few days, I have gathered about 100 photo's for requests in the cemetery I'm organizing and will sit down and upload them all soon]

Anyway, I wanted to share what I found I'm not sure which information I would believe, so decided to share it all with you. Good Luck in your research.
Added by on Dec 11, 2015 9:35 PM
Pauline Gallagher
RE: Alfred and Carolyn Converse
You are welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by Pauline Gallagher on Oct 09, 2015 8:49 AM
Alan Lathrop
RE: Memorial # 115969843/ Prospect Cem
Hi Claire,
I know I tried to figure out the burials before with the cemetery people but their records show what I put down. I don't remember if it was you that I had talked to a couple of years ago when we tried to get this straight.
It is funny that Fanny (Warren) Converse has those dates. There is no information found for a Warren Converse so he may be just another of the records screw ups. There are many burials with wrong information here.
Any suggestions?
Thanks, Alan
Added by Alan Lathrop on Sep 30, 2015 3:00 PM
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