|Neil Loftiss (#47136115)|
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I am a history buff, especially Memphis history. I have an interest in Memphis entrepreneurs, philanthropists and notorious citizens. |
People often ask why I enjoy graving:
1. I love history. Beneath every headstone is a story, and someone worthy of remembering.
2. Cemeteries are rarely crowded.
3. Cemeteries never charge admission.
4. Cemeteries are generally nice, clean and well kept. Like a very nice walk in the park.
5. Genealogy should be free. I hope the stuff I post is helpful to others.
My favorite FindaGrave project was finding all the co-conspirators associated with the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Children's Home Society (1927-1950). Georgia Tann, the infamous "Baby Thief" and Black Market kidnapper, seller (and killer) of children was the head of one of the darkest parts of Memphis history. She, and her story are not ‘famous' according to Find-A-Grave, although she stole, sold, trafficked and caused the deaths of over 5,000 children. (More lives effected than Al Capone even thought about).
Mary Tyler Moore won an Emmy award for her portrayal of Tann in the television movie, "Stolen Babies," 1993.
• Georgia Tann
• Judge Camille Kelley Juvenile Court Judge who removed parental rights, and gave Georgia the papers needs to traffic children.
• Abe Waldauer Memphis City Attorney under Boss Crump who changed laws to keep the Home running. Also, Georgia Tann's personal attorney.
• Boss E. H. Crump The Political Clout, and Memphis Mayor.
• Ann Atwood Hollinsworth Lesbian lover and adopted daughter of Georgia Tann, and Part Time helper at the home.
I have recently retired and will be spending more time in the cemeteries around Memphis during the day. The picture includes Pepper, who adopted me in 2002. She loves to go graving, too.
With the help of Margie Collins, we have tried to capture all burials at Stephensons Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. I grew up attending church there, and have lots of family at the cemetery.
My current project is Forest Hill Cemetery-Midtown. I have been working on one section at a time. The sections complete at this time: A, AA A Ext, B,B Ext, C, D, 1,2,3,4,5,6,11,12,15,14,16,16A. If you are working there, let me add your sections to the list, so we don't duplicate efforts.
If you have info on anyone I have added, please let me know. If you are kin or friends to anyone, I will gladly transfer, on request. Happy Graving!
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|Linda Claxton||RE: Branum|
You're very welcome.
Thanks for the pages and headstone photos of the Beales at Forest Hill Midtown
Added by susanemc on May 23, 2013 9:23 PM
Thanks for the info for Wilma Gray. I have added it. If you are related to her I will transfer to you if you wish.
Added by McKenzie on May 14, 2013 12:27 PM
Thanks for the correction!!!
Added by Victoria on May 13, 2013 8:18 AM
|Patrick Whitney||RE: Mary Goldman|
Gotta watch out for those heebee jeebies!
|J. Faulkner||William Norton|
Thank you for the correction.
|Patrick Whitney||Mary Goldman|
Thanks for the link. I wonder why her mother is outside in the grass and she is in the mausoleum?
|George Stockman||Moyer family links|
Thank you for the links, Neil.
|Connie Ferris||RE: Sara Dabney|
Thanks so much for the transfer. It is definitely easier on both of us, as I continue to work on this family. - Connie
|J. Faulkner||RE: Forrest Hill-Section 14|
All of my photos in section 14 have been posted. It will probably be better for you to complete section 14 if not an inconvenience. My time is limited to a few hours once or twice a month. I enjoy walking around in Forest Hill and take random photos in various sections. I'm sorry for the problems this will create since you are photographing whole sections. You are doing a great service for others. Keep up the good work.
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