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Susan Benson (#47622040)
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Bio Photo Omaha, NE. I have been doing ancestry research on my family since around 1998. I started with very little to go on back then when there wasn't much information. Times have sure changed over the past 10 years or so. I have added pictures and gravemarkers when ever I can to make it eaiser for others to see who their ancestors are and where they came from.
Please cite any photos that you use on other internet sites as follows: Find a Grave contributor Susan Benson #47622040

My main interests are Downard, Bailey, Carpenter, West, Adair, Sherard, Parkhurst, Benson, Cox, Linard, White

My ancestry page is under Benson-Downard

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RE: Viola Mae Downard
She found me! The cemetery map does not line up with her actual plot number. I was looking for a couple other markers out near where the cemetery shows shows her's. I thought I'd take a look and confirm the problem noted on this site and sure enough it's not there. An hour later as I was walking back to my car a granite headstone caught my eye. There weren't any others like that out there and I thought I'd walk over and take a closer look just to admire the stone- and wouldn't you know it the name on it was 'Viola Mae Downward'!!!
Added by M.Hogan on May 05, 2014 8:56 PM
lynn fuller
Anthony Headstone
Thank you so much for the picture. I think pictures add so much to a family tree.I plan to use the picture on my Ancestry tree. I will surely name you as the source. Again thank you very much.
Lynn Fuller
Added by lynn fuller on Jan 22, 2014 12:43 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: James, Leeta & Raymond Downard
Never hurts to ask! My maternal grandparents and uncle are buried in Valhalla. It is in the San Fernando Valley which is only about 30 miles from here, but the problem is not the distance, it is the timing. I work during the week and I have my hands full here on the weekends. As far as Alta Dena, I think that is up by Pasadena and I've never been there.

Don't give up on your open photo requests! I recently got a 'success' e-mail on one that I had requested two years ago.

Someone is bound to claim them eventually.

Good luck!

Added by B.J. Waters on Oct 20, 2013 2:16 PM
B.J. Waters
RE: James, Leeta & Raymond Downard
You're welcome, and permission granted. Thank you for asking.

If there is anything else I can do for you here, just let me know.

Best regards,
Added by B.J. Waters on Oct 20, 2013 10:27 AM
I would be inclined to believe the death certificate. Good luck with your search!
Added by brilltwin2 on Oct 06, 2013 8:56 PM
I have transferred Harlan Bailey's memorial to you. I'm sorry, but when I surveyed the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, there was no sign of David C Bailey's headstone. I posted every photograph I took in that cemetery. It is a small, well-maintained cemetery, so if he is buried there, there is no headstone. Andover is nearby, so you may want to try the Andover Cemetery. It is much larger. I also often use these resources:

Best of luck!
Added by brilltwin2 on Oct 04, 2013 8:10 PM
Jan Fenter
RE: James G Bailey
Hello Susan,
That wording looks find.

Thank you.
Jan Fenter
Added by Jan Fenter on Sep 25, 2013 9:05 AM
Prospect Hill
Thanks Susan for taking the time to get the photos of the Ballou family markers!

Added by SRGF on Sep 23, 2013 7:33 AM
Jan Fenter
RE: James G Bailey
Hello Susan,
Thank you for asking for permission to use my grave marker photos on the Find A Grave memorial for James & Marion BAILEY, in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.

If you give me credit as the photographer, include that the original photo is on Find A Grave, and give the name and location of the cemetery, you have my permission to post the gravemarker photos I took on your Ancestry family tree. Anyone else who wants to use these photos needs to contact me for permission.

Jan Fenter
Added by Jan Fenter on Sep 22, 2013 4:21 PM
Gail Wenhardt
RE: Anna & Joseph Green
Thanks for going the extra mile. Have a lovely day!
Added by Gail Wenhardt on Sep 03, 2013 12:31 PM
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