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Jean (#46632715)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my own family (off and on) since the early 80's. The internet has been a blessed research tool for someone like me who has spent too few years where my Danish and German ancestors settled.

My husband and I are both retired military and the grave information I've added reflects two transfers. My husband's military path led to a wonderful assignment at Fort Huachuca, AZ. While there, I began collecting the names in the post cemetery.

Then the army took us to Fort Hood,TX for fourteen months where I "adopted" the Killeen City Cemetery in nearby Killeen. I did not do nearly as much as I had wanted there, before we were once again on the road back to Ft. Huachuca in August 2005.

I am currently working as an associate faulty member for the Center of Life Long Learning at Cochise College teaching basic genealogy classes, and also enjoy writing a genealogy blog on word press. You can view it at: http://jeansfindingfamily.wordpress.com/ I still photograph cemeteries whenever I have the chance, and enjoy the fellowship of findagrave.com.

I am happy to help fellow researchers whenever I can. If anyone needs help in the general area, I will try to be of service. ("General area" is relative, as many of the small cemeteries in the area are twenty, thirty or more miles from a town of any size) Feel free to email me.
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Michael wolcott
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Based on the article that states Thomas T. Bennett was 57 when he drowned, I believe there is a transcription error on the birth year. It should be around 1834 or 1835. The census I have found on him confirms that.

One cannot always take the census records "seriously" when it comes to age - you might have noticed that women tend to age only 5 years or less in a ten year period - and depending upon that census taker - he may have recorded information taken from a neighbor since that person or people were not home that day - so someone else may have guessed the ages of the person or family who lived "there"

Another note is the spelling of surnames - so many times those surnames were misspelled or spelled the way the names sounded so the census is an excellent source of information but the census is never 100% accurate

Thank you for writing

Mike
Added by Michael wolcott on Jul 23, 2014 6:22 AM
Gayle
RE: Christensen Headstone Photos
You are very welcome. I was amazed at the number of Christensen's at West Lawn Cemetery. I photographed several more, but have not yet entered them all yet. Check back at findagrave, West Lawn for more of their memorials. If you would like any transferred to you, please just ask, including their memorial number.

Blessings,
Gayle
47146471
Added by Gayle on May 29, 2013 8:22 AM
Christine Menne
Hi
I wonted to thank you vary much for the care of thees men and there resting place one of your photos are of my grandpa John Samuel Hagen head stone I was 10 years old when we had his funeral there that was the last time i was there I now have the info after 19 years to find where is head stone and he is bared at until to night i have never seen his stone I wonted to thank you from the bodum of my hart that it is a grate gift to see him and know that his resting place is take in care of and some one stops by to pay there respect for a stranger.

thank you!



Added by Christine Menne on May 15, 2013 9:07 PM
Bill Bates
RE: Buckles @ FTH
Good job. Thanks, Bill
Added by Bill Bates on Mar 03, 2013 6:45 AM
Nancy Liddell
RE: Col. Hubert Wuesthoff
Good Evening Jean, I just looked at the obituary for Hub it looks really good. Thanks so much. I sure wish I knew where Ellnora is I would tell you.
Well, we can't Know everything.
Huggs for you
Nancy
Added by Nancy Liddell on Feb 23, 2013 7:14 PM
Nancy Liddell
RE: Col. Hubert Wuesthoff
Hello Jean,

This is Ellenora's obituary,She is in Tucson somewhere. I do not know where. She was one busy lady. Thanks again for all your assistance.
Nancy



Ellenora Ruth (Bowyer) Wuesthoff

Born 30 July 1924 at Poughkeepsie, New York, died 25 December 1998 in Tucson. She is preceded in death in death by her father, Merle J. Bowyer and Marion Elaine Bowyer, both of Detroit, Michigan. She is survived by her daughters, Ellenora Lee Koepf of Conyers, Georgia and Merle Ann Hood Sergheyev of Tucson; sister, Merlynn B. Hanson; her former husband, Dr. Hubert E. Wuesthoff of Payson, Arizona; and by three grandsons, Kenyon Hood, Cameron Hood, and Keldin Sergheyev and a granddaughter, Ellenora Jesenia Koepf.

Elenora is a graduate of Ollivet College, Michigan and a member of Soronian Society. She has been active in music societies in Detroit, St. Louis and was Past President of the Tucson Symphony Women's Society. She was elected to Symphony Governing Board and has continued to serve as honorary member. She has been an active member of Air Force Officers Wives Clubs and Medical Wives Clubs in St. Louis, United Kingdom, Vacaville, California, Portugal and Tucson. She also was a participating member of AAUW, Assistance League, Casa Del Sol Thrift Shop, and Young Audiences and was a member of the Tucson Council for International Visitors. She took classes to continue her education, enjoyed traveling broadly and snorkeling.

Memorial Service will be at Phillips at 11:30 a.m. 31 December 1998. There will be a brief reception at the church. Memorial donations in her name may be directed to Young Audiences and the Tucson Symphony
Added by Nancy Liddell on Feb 23, 2013 9:06 AM
Nancy Liddell
RE: Col. Hubert Wuesthoff
Oh, my Jean such a clear photo. Thanks so much. I will send you more information to add. You have a heart of gold to help put the family dots together.
Thanks so much.
Added by Nancy Liddell on Feb 22, 2013 7:46 PM
Meeghan
Tubac
Thank you so much. Almost everyone on my mother's side of the family for several generations is buried there. There are many many graves that are unmarked and have shifted through flooding in the area and because the mounds of rocks for the grave get shifted over time. The cleared area in the front of the cemetery was not clear when I visited in my childhood. Luckily, the family who is in charge of the cemetery and who originally owned the land, let me make a copy the cemetery manifest that they had. Many of the graves for the names listed on the manifest are no longer able to found or may not be legible on a grave marker in the cemetery. Tubac is near and dear to my heart, and I really appreciate your message and compliment.
Added by Meeghan on Aug 10, 2012 3:36 PM
Pat Dagdigian
RE: Emily French Tombstone
Dear Jean,
What a neat surprise hearing from you. I love helping any and everyone I can because I received the same kindness from others who did this for me to. I had a relative who passed away living in Washington and knew I'd never get out that way (from Chicago North Shore area) ever. When I followed the findagrave instructions on requesting someone in the area to do this for me and they did, I was soooo shocked and happy. Immediately I signed up to do the same for whoever I could in my area here in the northshore. So if you ever need anymore help, by all means please let me know and I'll go check it out for you anytime you want.

Also, I had a first hubby who is buried out in Pasadena CA at RoseHills Cemetery. I lost him many years ago. I made a nice memorial for him, put in a request at findagrave and WHALLAH! a wonderful gal went right out and took several really nice pics of his stone for me. If you'd like to see, just do a search for Touradj George 'T' Saidi and there's a nice pic of us when we were like 27 & 32 years old. Now I'm 63. HA!

Anyway, just wanted to respond to your nice email and wish you many moons of luck in your own genealogical search!

Best Wishes,
Patti Dagdigian
pdadigan@sbcglobal.net
Added by Pat Dagdigian on Jun 06, 2009 7:28 PM
 

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