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Sylvia (#46830771)
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After working 25 years for a local school district, I finally am finding myself with some time that will allow me to persue my love of genealogy. One of the best sources I have found to gain more knowledge about our ancestors is their headstones. Often the clues, such as names and dates and maiden names and children that we find on the headstones provide enough information to continue our research in a more methodical manner. I hope to photograph and post as many pictures from Wyoming Co, Pennsylvania cemeteries as time allows in an effort to aid other researchers who do not live in this area. Please feel free to use any of the photos I have posted to enhance your own genealogy research.
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Renee
John Shone family
Hello Sylvia

It appears you may be related to the Potts/Shone family. I am hoping you can confirm John Shone as the brother of one Anna Shone. Would prefer not to put relationship information on public message. So, if you think you may be able to help, please send me a private message.

Thank you and bless you for helping to bring families together across time.

Renee
Added by Renee on Sep 14, 2014 3:14 PM
JohnF
RE: Kingston Family Plot Photos - Mt. Peace Cemetery
Hi Sylvia,

Over time I have been able to index most of the grave information for Mount Peace that is available. In other words I can pull up the list of who is buried in most lots through about 1960 and see if there is a stone on the lot. I then know in whose name the stone is engraved. I put these in order and go to the cemetery and look at the stones and I know I am in the right place.

In the case of the Kingston lot when I followed my stone name list it took me to their lot and I saw the remains of the marble sill. I knew for a fact I was in the right place.

If you want to see a copy of the cemetery record for G-108 I would be happy to send it to you as an e-mail attachment. I see 8 names in the lot. If you have other names I can try to look them up. You can double-click on it and view it or print it. I do need a real e-mail address, as it is a somewhat large file size; it can't be done through this message service. Regards, JohnF
Added by JohnF on Jul 13, 2014 7:50 PM
JohnF
RE: Kingston Family Plot Photos - Mt. Peace Cemetery
Hi Sylvia,
Thank you for the kind comments. This was one photo request that we were looking forward to fulfilling. We live several hours from the cemetery and we only get up there every year or two. We had a good idea where the lot was in the cemetery and when we found the remains of the sill we were really happy.
Mount Peace has been improving the cemetery grounds over the past couple of years; making it more open and visible to the outside. I wouldn't say it is in a bad neighborhood but it is firmly within the inter city. It might not be a good idea to be in the area after dark but we never felt threatened during the day. There is an elementary school across the street and neighborhood ball fields and playgrounds adjacent. There is a McDonalds a couple of blocks away next to the Pep Boys corporate HQ. We have a little unfinished family business up there so I think we will make one more trip this year including another visit to Mount Peace. Regards, JohnF
Added by JohnF on Jun 27, 2014 7:24 PM
Linda Cardenas
Oscar Spraggins
You added an article for Oscar to his memorial in the Era Cemetery, Cooke Co TX. Unfortunately, I have a hard time reading it. Would it be possible for you to email a copy to me? Oscar is a cousin.
Added by Linda Cardenas on Dec 18, 2013 3:06 PM
MTD
Neigh/Gray tombstone picture
Hello Sylvia,
Would it be possible for you to attach the "Gray" tombstone picture (that you attached to Harry and Cora Neigh's memorials) to the other memorials listed on the same stone?
The others listed on the marker are:

John D Gray 113748029
Anna Neigh Gray 113747945
Jessie Wilson 114023470


Harry Neigh - 73991273 Lacey St. Cemetery
Thank you very much!
Maureen Downs (MTD)
Added by MTD on Jul 19, 2013 9:55 AM
Donna
Jurista
Thank You!
Added by Donna on May 05, 2013 7:27 PM
Richard Shaffer
Madeline C. (lee) Cole, Shaffer, Madden, Keeble
Sylvia,
I Thank You very much for taking the time out of your day too take the photograph of Madeline's Headstone in Sunnyside Cemetery. It is Greatly Appreciated.
R. Shaffer Jr
Added by Richard Shaffer on Mar 08, 2013 1:42 PM
Ted Myers
RE: Thank You For All the Soldiers You Have Added
Sylvia, Thank you very kindly for all your kind words, it is wonderful people like yourself that keep me going on with my work. There are a lot of people out there that do not know that after the Civil war there was over 147,000 unknown soldiers buried over many battlefields. I will never get all of them, but will do my best get as many as I can. And will also keep adding those that I find in cemeteries that have markers, and are known. Thank you once again, your note to me made my day,I am going to hang on to it as a remainder to keep working. Thank you,Ted
Added by Ted Myers on Jan 27, 2013 2:03 PM
Judy Cain Bowser
Simon Armstrong
Thanks, Sylvia, for the tombstone photo for Simon Armstrong. Your work is much appreciated.
Added by Judy Cain Bowser on Jan 06, 2013 5:37 PM
Beulah
Lawrence A. "Larry" Lane
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Have a great day,

Beulah
Added by Beulah on Oct 26, 2012 9:51 PM
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