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Joshualyn (#47094912)
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Bio Photo Well my name is Joshualyn, I was born in Mississippi, but I was raised here in good ol Oklahoma! Im researching the Prater's , Gorse's , Sim's , Blancett's and Williams :-) well drop me a message :-)
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wwii researcher
S/Sgt Leonard O Blancett

I'm volunteering with a Dutch non-profit group assemble a database of US WWII veterans buried in Belgium and Holland. This site ( is searching for information and photos of the men buried there.

Many of these veterans have been adopted by local families as they are grateful to the men who liberated their country and want them to be remembered. This website provides information and hopefully a picture about the men they have adopted.

I noticed you posted a picture of S/Sgt Leonard Blancett and wanted to ask permission to use it . Is that possible, please? If so, would you like credit for the photo?

Many thanks,

Added by wwii researcher on Mar 15, 2015 3:19 PM
RE: Williams
I don't know anything
Added by DER on Jun 07, 2013 1:46 PM
Miles Rainwater Williams
Hi ... I happen to come across the 'find a grave' website and saw your name.

Miles Rainwater Williams is also my 'great, great grandfather'. His daughter, Ressie Crumpton Williams, is my mom's mom. Ressie had 4 children. Johnny, Jack, Ernie and Kathryn. Kathryn is my mom.

As a little girl, I remember visiting 'aunt dolly' in the southern CA area of La Puente.

Anyhow, I have lots of information on the Williams side of the family, given to me by Miles Rainwater Williams youngest son, Raymond (uncle pete) Williams. Uncle Pete was 14 years old when he carved the 'rocks' or headstones for Dicie, Ressie and Ott at the Garland Cementary.

The list of children that Miles had were: Mrytle, Maude (Cleo), Zelmer, Jack, Ressie, Fred, Rufus, Dolly, Ruby, Arthur (Ott) and Raymond (Pete).

Who are you related too?

My email is ( if you are interested in any of the info.
Added by Lisa2015 on Jan 29, 2013 7:49 AM
Fairview Cemetery in Grafton, Ontario
Hello Joshualyn, I just traveled to Grafton, Ontario and took some photos at the Fairview Cemetery there. I saw the photo you posted and it doesn't look like any of the fences I saw. Maybe it's an old photo. Thanks, Sophia
Added by Sophia on Sep 27, 2012 12:36 PM
Sandy Rylander
RE: Maggie Gorse
I'm sorry, I don't have any information beyond that attached to the Deerfield Cemetery in Vernon Co, MO. Wish I could help you.
Added by Sandy Rylander on Mar 06, 2012 3:19 PM
Ann Rorabaugh
Rainwater Cemetery
I was getting ready to contact Find A Grave concerning the correct name for the cemetery where Thomas McCrary, Sr. is buried in Lawrence Co., AL. Some have it entered as the Holland Cemetery and others have it as Rainwater Cemetery. I am wondering why you have entered it as Rainwater Cemetery. Do you have any info concerning this cemetery and it's history?
Added by Ann Rorabaugh on Jan 04, 2012 5:25 PM
Moses and Mary Minor (Shaw) Hinman

Could you please upload the photos that you have on Moses Hinman's memorial - #47319419
to Mary Minor (Shaw) Hinman's memorial - #71166116

zoellen hinman smith
Added by Zoeangel on Oct 30, 2011 8:41 AM
Paul J. Lambert
RE: martin baker cemetery
Information about the cemetery that you are looking for is that it is inaccessable. It is on private property. The owner was very unfriendlly and not willing to give me permission to access the property. He probably though I was some sort of IRS agaent or something. I tried to get as close to the cemetery as I could but only got some shots of old headstones from a distance. Sorry......
Added by Paul J. Lambert on Oct 24, 2011 6:22 PM
Elizabeth Wilkerson
RE: Nell Blancett
Sorry. I wish I could help ... but I simply photograph and enter the memorials. I have no knowledge of the decedants.
Good luck in your search!
Added by Elizabeth Wilkerson on Aug 19, 2011 8:03 PM
Susan Zmrzel
RE: Gertrude Blancett
Here is an Obituary I found for Trudy Blancett---I hope this helps.


Gertrude Ellen "Trudi" Blancett, age 87, passed away January 20, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was born July 24, 1922, in Toluca, Illinois.

One of Trudi's favorite jobs was as a merchandise buyer for a large department store in California. Trudi, a very active member of St. Margaret Mary Church in Bullhead City, volunteered there in many capacities. In years past, she also loved volunteering at the Mohave Valley Hospital and Medical Center. Many early mornings, Trudi could be seen working out at Mad Dog Fitness where she made numerous friends while keeping in shape. She will always be remembered as "elegant and classy."

Trudi was preceded in death by her loving husband, Earl, in 2000.

She is survived by daughter, Stephanie Allen and husband, Jim of Covina, Calif.; son, Michael Whitcanack of Coarse Gold, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

The Rosary will be held at 10:40 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at St. Margaret Mary Church in Bullhead City, with a Funeral Mass following at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Fr. Peter Dobrowski.

The Mass will be followed by inurnment at Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens in Mohave Valley, Arizona. There will be a gathering of family and friends afterwards and the location will be announced at the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Gertrude "Trudi" Blancett be sent to the St. Margaret Mary Building Fund, 1691 N. Oatman Rd, Bullhead City, AZ 86442.

Arrangements by Desert Lawn Funeral Home, Crematory and Memorial Gardens. Published in Mohave Daily News Online from January 27 to March 3, 2010
Added by Susan Zmrzel on Aug 17, 2011 9:20 AM
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