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Randy Fletcher (#46798805)
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Bio Photo I am a fifth generation Oregonian but currently live in Winchester, Virginia. I am active in the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and work to repair, replace, or mark the graves of Civil War veterans buried in Oregon. In 2009 we completed renovation of the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Portland including the replacement of a bronze statue stolen more than forty years ago. In 2007 we completed renovation of the G.A.R. burial plot in the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery.
The picture is of my son Andrew and I at the Portland G.A.R. Cemetery for the dedication ceremony on May 30, 2009.
Please click the website below to order my book on Oregon Civil War veterans.
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John Monk in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin, IL
just wanted to thank you for sending the source, so few do that.
Added by BobH on Apr 07, 2014 7:31 AM
Bob Wilson
1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry
I noticed that you have a "Virtual Cemetery" for members of the 1st OVI. I am working on a memorial for a man whose records indicate that he belonged to that unit, but his grave appears to be unmarked (# 124630340). Are you aware of any individual or group who/which will spearhead the effort to get his grave marked?

I understand that the VA has recently become more intractable about such matters, insisting that it must be pursued by a family member -- which is quite difficult, since his obit stated that he had no relatives.

Any suggestions that you might have would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, and have a great day!

Bob Wilson
Harrisburg, Oregon
Added by Bob Wilson on Feb 04, 2014 7:19 PM
Donna (Endorf) Londeen
Thank you for the transfer! I don't even ask any more as most people will not transfer. I make transfers - almost everyday - but I am lucky to get maiden names added etc. when I send out edit/suggestions.
Thank you again
Added by Donna (Endorf) Londeen on Jan 28, 2014 5:36 PM
Thanks so much for the transfer of Elwood McGrew. I'll take good care of the memorial. You're the best!
Added by Joy on Dec 05, 2013 9:26 PM
Marcia vonGunden
Hello again Randy,
Thank you so very much for your generosity in transferring Elizabeth Jane "Jennie" Jamison Beamer to my care. I have now successfully "reunited" her, & as more information is found I will add it to OUR memorial.
Your willingness to share is much appreciated.
With regards and sincerest thanks,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia vonGunden on Dec 01, 2013 7:02 PM
Jeanine Ridener
Joseph M Sommers
Dear Mr. Fletcher:

You have emailed me once and gave some information on Joseph Sommers. I think this could be my great great grandfather, but am thrown off by the last name spelling with 2 "m"s.
Do you have the name of his wife and children?

Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated to the Somers Family Tree.

Thank you,

Jeanine Somers Ridener
Added by Jeanine Ridener on Nov 09, 2013 10:57 PM
Juelette Fadness
Donald Maclachian
Randy, I added the birth date for Donald Maclachian. The closest I could come to matching the birth place you gave was Argyll and Bute. I know place names tend to change over time, so maybe Argleshire was a previous name? Let me know if you think it's not right. Also, since he is not a relative of mine and you are researching him I would be happy to transfer the memorial to you if you are interested. Juelette
Added by Juelette Fadness on Oct 09, 2013 6:28 PM
William H. Tuttle
I received this from Lorraine Hess who is related to the Tuttle family. I am not. His first wife, and Zoe's mother was Alice Cheney. If you use this you should credit Lorraine, not me.

The Descendants of William & Elizabeth Tuttle by George Frederick Tuttle, printed & published by Tuttle & Co., Rutland, VT, 1883:
p. 489-490
"William Henry Tuttle, born in Newburgh (Cuyahoga County), Ohio, Nov. 12, 1837. At the age of 19, spring of 1856, went west, entered the service of the American Fur Company, headquarters about the mouth of the Yellowstone River, 1,500 miles from white settlements. Soon learned the languages of the different tribes and was appointed the first Indian agent for the Sioux nation. The Indians constantly at war, his partner murdered and several attempts upon his own life induced him to resign. He then started for the Nevada mines, upon reaching which the Rebellion broke out and he enlisted as a private in the 2nd Regt. Cal. Vols.; serving through all the intermediate grades he became Acting Asst. Adj. Gen. with the rank of Major. His experience as a fronteresman becoming known to the old army officers, he was thenceforth employed until the end of the war against the Indians on the plains and in Texas, Arizona, Washington Ter., Oregon and Nevada. He then went to Mexico and ws appointed Col. in the Mexican army under Gen. Vega; but a short experience in that service sufficed to make evident the superior attractions of private American citizenship. Now (1878) resides in San Francisco, Cal.; married there Aug. 22, 1868, ALICE E. CHENEY, born in Indiana Jan. 27, 1852; only child ZOE LOLIE TUTTLE, born San Jose, Cal., March 18, 1870; made her first appearance on the theatrical stage at San Francisco Aug. 5, 1875, in her 6th year, and at this time, 1878, is a popular favorite there, playing leading parts in "All for Gold" and other pieces. The San Francisco Post, weekly and daily, of Aug. 15, 1878 says: "Little Zoe Tuttle, the pretty and piquant little girl whose precocious talent is so familiar to our theatre goers, goes east in charge of her mother to star in "All for Gold" and other pieces. The qualities which have made her so much of a favorite here will doubtless secure her future success." The Chicago Tribune of Nov. 16, 1879, says: "Zoe Tuttle the 'Little Buttercup' of Haverly's Juvenile Pinafore company was last night presented with a gold medal, a tribute tendered her by professional admirers of her rendition of the character. The medal is very beautiful and has the following inscription: 'To the best Little Buttercup from her professional admirers, Chicago, Nov. 15, 1879.' In the centre is a raised design of a buttercup." During the winter of 1880 she played 'Eva' in 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' at Booth's Theatre, N. Y. C., Garrett & Palmer, lessees. The play had a run of several weeks."
Added by REHM on Sep 13, 2013 3:25 PM
RE: William Henry Tuttle
I believe you are correct. Contact the owner of Zoe's memorial and have the link added. The person is very prompt. Last week someone sent me the biography of William Henry, Scroll down through my messages and you will see her. Ruth
Added by REHM on Sep 12, 2013 6:16 PM
Sheri West
Alfred Sweeney
Link to parents has been made :)
Added by Sheri West on Aug 27, 2013 3:42 PM
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