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Ancestral Sleuth (#48171177)
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Bio Photo Updated: April 2016
Chief Petty Officer, US Navy, retired.

Enjoying the fruits of my labors - children and grand children - to the best of my abilities.

Recently purchased an RV and traveling around North America. Currently, my favorite bumper sticker is "My grandchildren are cuter than yours"

If you have a problem with something I posted, please email me or click on suggest a correction instead of posting it on my contributor page. I will address the issue as quick as I possibly can.

If you would like a transfer, I do not follow FAG transfer guidelines, so feel free to ask. But if they are a relative of mine, let me know how you are related and we will figure it out from there!

The purpose in life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can tell the morals of a culture by the way they treat their dead. ~ Benjamin Franklin

To Err Is Human, To Correct Divine. If you come across any errors or have additions to the memorials I maintain, please let me know. I strive to provide accurate information and will be happy to make any changes necessary, or transfer them over to your care.


The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. ~ Herbert Spencer

Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. ~ Unknown

Remeber and learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~ Author Unknown

"Lest they be forgotten."

"May they live forever."

"When an old person dies, a library burns..." African proverb


Life is not a journey to the grave, with the intention of arriving safely, in a well-preserved body. Rather to slide in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming.."WOW, that was a Great Ride!"
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W. Warder
RE: Rock Creek
You're doing a fantastic job. The additions of the death records are really fantastic! If you have not posted a death record and there is no marker I try and find an obit. We are a good team!

Whenever you have time just keep on, goin' on in section N. I have photos through Lot 104 but easily can be extended with another trip to RC.

And pressure!
Added by W. Warder on Sep 29, 2016 10:42 PM
Martin Schmidt Jr
Oscar H Robey
Hi my name is Martin, you posted about an Oscar H Robey but no family is listed. Do you know anything about him?
Added by Martin Schmidt Jr on Sep 28, 2016 3:42 PM
Ward Clemence White
Duplicate Memorial
Please kindly consider removing the memorial of Rebecca Briggs Card #165057958 which was created June 15, 2016. The original memorial of my ancestor, the same Rebecca Briggs Card #31089611, was created November 02, 2008. Thanks in advance for helping to remedy this clerical duplication.
Best regards, Ward
Added by Ward Clemence White on Sep 28, 2016 1:06 AM
Vonnie L Cantrell
RE: Captain Thomas Lofton
Thank you for your generous offer.

I would like management of the memorial ONLY because I can link the memorial of everyone he mentioned in his application. You cannot transfer the memorial to me, though. Once a memorial has been transferred, it cannot be transferred again.

That is no problem: you added the important part. This memorial is part of my Virtual Cemetery (you can find that online by typing it in your search line). The VC will not be recognized officially, but word will be spread re the existence. Perhaps by next year, I can print and bind the memorials and then donate the books to historical societies and library research rooms.

Thanks again,
Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Sep 25, 2016 5:07 PM
W. Warder
RE: Rock Creek
Great! Thanks! I am now on lot 095 as well!
Added by W. Warder on Sep 22, 2016 11:52 AM
RE: Herbert Trueblood
You are very welcome, I am just sorry there was no headstone
Added by thomasbiggins on Sep 21, 2016 11:22 AM
W. Warder
RE: Rock Creek
I added the pictures on the site through lot 90 and I have photos through lot 100.

Are you farther than lot 92 now? Just let me know.

Thanks for all your work!
Added by W. Warder on Sep 19, 2016 9:42 PM
Re: DC death records
Thanks so much! That helps a lot. I would love to know why Ancestry has removed that source -- have been searching the forums without finding an answer. Keep on with your great work.
Added by HWA on Sep 16, 2016 10:37 PM
DC death records
How are you accessing these? I'm having the same problems as W. Warder -- Ancestry won't let me see them, although it used to.
Added by HWA on Sep 16, 2016 12:01 PM
W. Warder
RE: Rock Creek
Got pics today through Lot 100.

Your addition of the DC death records to the memorial is fantastic! For some reason my Ancestry account will not let me access that database. Grrrr... Gives me an error every time I try!

Thanks for all your work! And yeah - we'll just keep plugging along!
Added by W. Warder on Sep 15, 2016 10:45 PM
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