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John A. Aiello (#46542671)
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Bio Photo I started working on my Family Tree when I was just ten years old. My mother's sister got me started, I think today she would be arrested for child endangerment. I was the only 10 year old in my neighborhood with a five drawer government issued gray filing cabinet filled with files of birth, marriage and death certificates, census reports and Civil War pension files. By high school I was skipping school to take the Metro bus into downtown Washington, DC to go to the National Archives to spend the day in a room filled with big gray manually operated microfilm machines scanning census reports one page at a time looking for my ancestors. We're talking the mid 70s, before indexes, computers, Family Tree Maker or

I split my time between my homes in Los Angeles, California and Deposit, New York so I can do my historical and genealogical research.

I am very thankful for Find A Grave, all your entries have helped me greatly. I research not only my line but all the siblings of my line. As a British lady friend of mine so aptly put it, "your not doing your family tree darling, your doing the whole bloody forest!"

When I create a memorial, I research the individual and write a biography for them. Even when I am "doing the whole bloody cemetery!"

If I have made any errors in their history or have any typographical error, please let me know and I will gladly correct them. I am sure I have OCD and mistakes really bother me.

"The man who feels no sentiment for the memory of his forefathers, who has no regard for his ancestors, or his kindred, is himself unworthy of kindred regard or remembrance." ... DANIEL WEBSTER
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Douglas James Stiles
Hi John:
I have as copy of the marriage certificate of My great grandfather James H. Stiles and Mary Emma Cox dated July 8, 1894 and James parents are listed as Charles P. Stiles and Thirza J. Beebe. I would be more than happy to get a copy to you. I believe that Thirza was the daughter of Cyrus Horace Beebe and Nancy Jennings Beebe. I may have the genealogical family form for Cyrus and Nancy in my records. I'll have to look for it. I do remember that Cyrus and Nancy are also buried I'm Oakwood Cemetary.


Doug Stiles
Added by Douglas James Stiles on Jan 21, 2015 9:39 PM
Bonnie Hoy
Hope I got this right this time. Let me know.
Added by Bonnie Hoy on Jan 19, 2015 8:22 PM
Ruth Covert Kendrick
Lyman Welton
Lyman Welton was the guardian of my G grandfather Lyman Sydney Covert. I have been trying to find someone that could verify some pictures of Lyman and Sydney Welton. Was wondering if you had any to verify photos I have, so I know the other man is truly my G Grandfather as a young man with both Weltons. Please contact me. or through

Thank You
Ruth Covert Kendrick
Added by Ruth Covert Kendrick on Dec 31, 2014 7:38 AM
Scott Payne
Becoming Inactive
Hi John,
We met in Deposit a couple of years back at one of my Civil War presentations at the State Theatre. I was wondering f you knew how I can change my status form inactive to active?
Thank You
~Chaplain Scott J. Payne
Added by Scott Payne on Dec 27, 2014 7:52 PM
Abby Hartman
Frederick Jacob
Thank you John. I will get in touch with you
then. Have a wonderful holiday and joyous
New Year. Abby
Added by Abby Hartman on Dec 17, 2014 1:39 PM
Abby Hartman
Frederick Jacob
This is my great grandfather. I am wondering if there are any records at the cemetery that would give me the names of his mother and father and where in Germany they came from. Also any information about Mary, his wife.

I do not have any living relatives that could help me with this.

Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

Thank you. Abby Hartman
Added by Abby Hartman on Dec 17, 2014 5:56 AM
Raymond Cunningham
All yours
Added by ProgBase on Dec 10, 2014 4:53 AM
dan harvey
Lakota Cem, North Dakota
Hi John,
I am so sorry I address my previous note to you as Dan. It must have been another senior moment.

Dan Harvey
Find A Grave #47394372
Added by dan harvey on Sep 18, 2014 9:03 AM
dan harvey
Lakota Cem, North Dakota
Hi Dan,

I tried your email but no response. Is it still good?

I have been researching William H. Smith (alias for William Nathaniel Woodard) who was a judge in Nelson Co., North Dakota and is buried in the Lakota Cemetery there.
You created a memorial page for him and his first wife, Louise Oakley. There Find A Grave memorial numbers are:
William: # 41146983
Louise: # 41727724

My main interest is in William's second wife, Jane A. Thompson, but the connections between all the families being vague has piqued my attention .

I contacted the Lakota Cemetery and they, with the help of the local funeral home, found the grave registration for William but nothing for Louise. I also asked them to see if Jane, William's second wife, was buried there as her death notice suggested. They did find that Jane is buried next to William. I haven't created a memorial entry for Jane but plan to do so soon.

Do you have any other information that would suggest or show that Louise Oakley is buried in the Lakota Cemetery? Or, was that speculation based on some of the anecdotal info in the Woodard family history?

If you would like you could transfer the memorials for William and Louise to me unless you have a connection to these people.

Thank you,
Dan Harvey
Snohomish, Washington
Added by dan harvey on Sep 18, 2014 8:53 AM
Mt Upton, NY Maplewood Cemetery
Thank You for your entries in this Cemetery,
Mary Brooks Gilmore whose parents are buried here too.
Added by MaryG on Aug 18, 2014 1:46 PM
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