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Gary Beaumont (#48044194)
 member for 3 years, 9 months, 30 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Western New York State. Our family has now lived in North Carolina for the past 20 years. I have been doing genealogy since 1957 when it started as a school project. I was excited to find that my ancestors, Francis Cooke and his son John came to America on the Mayflower,and that I had several ancestors fight in the American Revolution. Not only do I enjoy collecting names and dates, but I like to collect the stories to make the people come alive.

I also enjoy helping others in their genealogical research. That is why I volunteered to photograph the gravesites in my area.
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Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Holland
S/Sgt Lawrence E. Rider
S/Sgt Lawrence E. Rider was a crewmember on board of a B-25 Mitchel bomber. On 5 July 1943 the bomber took part in a bomb mission to Gerbini airfield in eastern Sicily.

The plane received a direct hit by German FLAK and crashed against the slope of a moutain, killing all on board. One of the crewmembers was Sergeant Rider, your uncle.

he was buried in grave I-101-1204 in the temporary American GELA Cemetery in Sicily as a group burial. After the war the crew's remais were repartiated and buried in grave E-246 in the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, KY.

I am writing a book about the temporary GELA Cemetery and hope to finish it this year.

You posted a picture of your uncle on the site

Can I have your permission to use the picture for my project, of course you will be credited and notified when the book is finished.

Doy you perhaps have a group picture of his crew or of the airplane ?

thank you

Jan Bos
Nijmegen, Holland

Added by Jan Bos from Nijmegen, Ho... on May 11, 2014 2:38 AM
Darlene Bumgardner
Wilson Photos
Thank you so much for your time and the photos you posted. I really appreciate it.
Added by Darlene Bumgardner on Aug 31, 2013 10:25 AM
Heather Hawkins Rehn
Rena Adams Goode Hughes
Thanks for taking and posting the photo of her gravestone. I had seen two different birth years for her, so I wanted to see what was on her stone to know which was correct. I really do appreciate it!
Added by Heather Hawkins Rehn on Aug 31, 2013 9:58 AM
High Shoal Cemetery
Thank you for adding the Givens family grave photos from High Shoal Cemetery. I really appreciate your doing so! I can now identify her mother from the grave info.
Added by Lanie on Aug 28, 2013 8:07 AM
Past Hunter
Essie Stiles
Hi Gary, Thank you so much for the nice photo of Essie's gravestone. Your time and effort is much appreciated.
Added by Past Hunter on Aug 26, 2013 6:34 PM
Virginia Arnold
William Maxey
Thank you for the headstone photo
Added by Virginia Arnold on Jul 23, 2013 6:23 PM
RE: Jonathon/Innocent Phillips
Hello Gary,

All done. I filled in the stats & made some further connections. I'm not only a member of this church, which the cemetery belongs to, but I am related to the lions share of those buried in the older sections of the cemetery via. direct and collateral lineages. Hope your trip up north yielded some Great Genealogical Gleanings.

The Best to You and Yours, Butterfly~Kisses
Added by Butterfly~Kisses on Jul 10, 2013 12:32 PM
Carolyn McGraw
Thomas P. Wilkins photo
Thank you so much, Gary, for the wonderful photo you took of Thomas P. Wilkins at Shiloh Baptist Cemetery in Rutherford County, NC. The picture was excellent and clear.

Thank you again for your generous contribution of your time. If I can help you out anytime, just let me know.

Added by Carolyn McGraw on May 06, 2013 1:02 PM
Heather Hawkins Rehn
Spurlin photos
Thank you very much for taking the pictures of my 'relatives' Alpha McKinney Spurlin and Matthew M. Spurlin. I really do appreciate it. Blessings!
Added by Heather Hawkins Rehn on May 05, 2013 10:22 AM
James/Emma Adair
Thank you so much for the grave marker photos from Floyds Creek. I appreciate your time and effort. MJ
Added by MJ on May 03, 2013 5:01 PM
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