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Johnny A Grumblenot (#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 Ancestry.com.

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, "you're not doing your family tree darling, you're 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!"

Feel free to use my photographs, but it is nice to be credited for photos as I have put a lot of work into them. Unlike some photo contributors who take pictures of moss covered stones or grass or plants blocking the vital information we are all searching for; if necessary, I clean the stones, trim around them and if it is a veteran's grave and there is no flag there I place one there before photographing the grave.

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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Betty (South) Young
RE: Headstone Inscription
Thank you for the information on Lodusca (Gardenier)Garrigan- What a coincidence that the Person you spoke with was related-it's a small world-as I always say.

Please give my e-mail address to someone you might know that's working on the "SOUTH and related Families" History.

I do not check my messages very often on the "Find A Grave" website-so I'd rather have them send me a regular e-mail to this account; youngr4552@gmail.com

Thanks again.

Betty (South) Young
Added by Betty (South) Young on Nov 20, 2016 1:04 PM
Doug C
Helen Hannah
Hi, just letting you know I fulfilled your photo request for Helen Hannah and also added one for her young daughter, Sarah Jean Hannah, who was buried next to her. Doug C.
Added by Doug C on Nov 06, 2016 2:34 PM
Betty (South) Young
Headstone Inscription
Johnny,

I noticed that your name is on the "Created By" on a Headstone )In the Hale Eddy Cemetery)for a distant Relative of mine and I just discovered her on the "Find A Grave" website.

I am wondering if you can help me out with the top part of the inscription on Lodusca M.(Smith) Gardinier's Headstone (1849-1904, (as this is the information I have on her Full Name Etc.-her Husband is William Gardenier.

I would appreciate it if you could help me with this or direct me to the correct Person who might be able to help me.

Thank you,

Betty (South) Young
Added by Betty (South) Young on Oct 29, 2016 8:46 PM
Jean Louis Vijgen
Sgt. Anthony Joseph Aiello
Hello Mr. Grumblenot,
I sort out every Soldier from ABMC website and of course you know everything about him, my question would you like to know when I place him on my Facebook?
Regards Jean Louis Vijgen
Added by Jean Louis Vijgen on Oct 20, 2016 8:07 AM
Timothy Cahalan Beilby
RE: DORIS V VAM VALKENBURG BEILBY
Johnny,

Just finished the request's, look forward to seeing them.

Added by Timothy Cahalan Beilby on Oct 02, 2016 4:28 PM
Timothy Cahalan Beilby
RE: DORIS V VAM VALKENBURG BEILBY
Johnny,

I deleted the photo. Thank you for bring that to my attention.
I will ask for photo's for the rest of my family members.

Tim
Added by Timothy Cahalan Beilby on Oct 02, 2016 4:09 PM
dan harvey
Woodard-Smith Lakota Cemetery ND
Hi Johnny,
I have been researching the Woodards and in particular William Nathaniel Woodard (aka William Howard Smith, also "Wingy" Smith) whose memorial (#41146983) you setup in the Lakota Cemetery. His second wife, Jane A Thompson-Leeper is my grand-aunt. She is buried next to William (memorial #136065668). Jane's sister, Eliza McMillan (my g-grandmother) is buried in the GAR Cemetery in Devils Lake, ND.

I would greatly appreciate connecting with you a little on these memorials or if you would like to transfer William Woodard's to me that would be fine also, unless you are related.

Also, it appears you removed William's first wife, Louise Oakley's memorial from the Lakota Cemetery. If you are interested, my research shows she and her six children with William ended up in Thermopolis, WY. According to one of her grandson's in Riverside, WY he thinks she is buried in Thermopolis but where is still a mystery. I was unable to find anything on her after 1921. The whole story of William and Louise and their children is very interesting. It certainly piqued my interest.

Dan Harvey
Snohomish, WA
Added by dan harvey on Oct 02, 2016 8:17 AM
Marion Johnson
Charles and Sylvia (Radeker) Knapp
Thanks Johnny for taking the time to take photos of the headstones of Charles and Sylvia (Radeker) Knapp. I appreciate you doing this.

Marion Johnson
Seattle, WA
Added by Marion Johnson on Aug 29, 2016 7:14 AM
Dawn Christiansen
George Allen
Thank you for the great photos and the interesting bio of George Willard Allen, my 2nd Great Grandfather. I truly appreciate it.
Added by Dawn Christiansen on Aug 24, 2016 9:53 PM
Judy Wood
Parsons gravestone
Johnny

Thanks so much for the gravestone photo of Richard and Rhea Parsons. Your kindness is greatly appreciated.

Judy Wood
Added by Judy Wood on Aug 20, 2016 10:07 AM
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