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michael walsh (#47947658)
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Bio Photo With much of my immediate family growing in and around the Washington D.C area for generations, I was never overly curious about family history. After a friend who was more interested than I found photos of relatives gravesites in other states who were born during the time of Andrew Jackson I was amazed. Even a marker for my grandmother's unnamed infant son which I had seen in home movies had been photographed by someone.
I am most familiar with Arlington Cemetery, Oak Hill and Cedar Hill Cemetery on Pennsylvania Avenue. I have taken many photos for my own enjoyment and for friends over the years, but realize others are often not so near.
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I have been to Holy Rood looking for this stone.
At the site we found a stone (like this one), but
it was face down. Did it look to you that this had
recently been turned upside right?
Thank you for the picture. It is definitely my
2nd great grandfather and his family, along with my
great uncle James Murray.
Added by Cristina on Jul 12, 2014 9:05 AM
RE: James Francis Gross
Fact is that I am not a family member of the Gross family, but a good friend is. Due to some memorials that I posted from his ancestors, I was contacted by another Gross family descendant. That got me looking at the materials that I had gathered several years ago and I added a couple more names to Holy Rood.

Thanks for adding photos to my records.
Added by JanFamily on Jun 25, 2014 7:04 PM
James Francis Gross
Find A Grave Memorial# 111529510


Just wondering if you have a family connection to the Gross family or did you just photograph the grave and post it. I am trying to get as much information on the Gross family of Georgetown as possible. Also, from the way you wrote the bio on the memorial it almost sounds as if you have a photograph of the family or were you referring to the gravestone?


Added by JanFamily on Jun 25, 2014 11:02 AM
Thank you so much. Looks like a very peaceful place in the middle of Washington D.C.
I appreciate the time you took to figure out the place without a marker.
Added by Manners on May 22, 2014 6:32 PM
Pat McGrath
Ellen T. Tobin at Holy Rood
I was astonished and delighted to notice the picture you posted of the cleaned up headstone of my gg grandmother. Did you do that? It looks great! This lady has scores of descendants around the metro area, and you have done us all a great service for which we thank you.

Pat McGrath
Harper's Ferry, W. Va.
Added by Pat McGrath on May 13, 2014 4:39 PM
Jeff Lovelace
King Family of Washington, DC
Can you help me locate a husband and wife that passed away in DC? It seems that DC has that 50 year rule about obtaining a copy of a Death Certificate, which is keeping me from finding their burial location. Could you access the Obits in the Library?
Please help me if you can.
Added by Jeff Lovelace on May 11, 2014 10:34 AM
L Ferree
RE: Maggie Varnell, Memorial# 70376003
Thank you! I did see them and got your corrections. Thanks!
Added by L Ferree on Apr 26, 2014 6:27 PM
L Ferree
Maggie Varnell, Memorial# 70376003
You sent a marriage record for Maggie of Sept 18, 1881. I wondered if there is a typo, or if you sent it with the wrong memorial, as Maggie died Aug. 27, 1881. Thanks.
Added by L Ferree on Apr 26, 2014 10:33 AM
Fred Sanford
Re: Dr. Moran
Good photos of his gravesite!...over the long term, those responsible for the care, mgt., and appearance of this old graveyard will have to resume doing so cause others are making an effort to see that it doesn't fade away or become a housing project - as was tried recently.
Added by Fred Sanford on Apr 22, 2014 9:56 AM
Snow Trottier
RE: Treptow/Bloomer City Cemetery
Thank you for the information on Martin Treptow. I wasn't aware! As soon as the weather gets a bit nicer and I get back out into the cemeteries, I will try to add to his burial record!

Thanks again,
Added by Snow Trottier on Apr 07, 2014 8:40 PM
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