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Kris Harper Bush (#47134533)
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Bio Photo Kristin Joy Harper Bush was born and raised in Contra Costa County,CA, mostly in the city of Pleasant Hill. Her grandfather, E Stanley Martin, was one of a family of well known Hoosier photographers from Terre Haute, Indiana. Kris has published a book about her grandfather, called "Gramps' Tales". Following in his footsteps with both genealogy and photography, she has an interest in this wonderful project that ties the two together. Kris is a professional musician and a Highly Qualified NCLB bilingual teacher. She is happily married to high school sweetheart Robert Bush, also a professional musician, US veteran, and career employee of the local utility company, now retired and we are living in Canyon Co, Idaho
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Raylene
RE: John Iler
Kris, I corresponded with Margaret! She sent me a lovely photo of "Uncle Henry" Ritzius. That's what is on the back of the photo. I am a descendant of Henry's line! I actually found a hard copy of an e-mail where you and I corresponded. My e address has changed and I thought I had lost all of that information. I'm so glad now that I printed a lot of information and notes for my mom to read! I am not surprised to hear of Margaret's passing. She was in her 80s when she sent me the photo that I treasure. I have found, though, that the other man in the photo must be either Henry's brother, John or Nicholas. There is no way it can be his son, Noah. I have found photos on Ancestry of Noah. Good finding you again!
Added by Raylene on Feb 24, 2014 9:08 AM
Ruth Miller
Transfers
Thank you much, Kris for Clarence and Ruby, I will take good care of them :-)
Added by Ruth Miller on Aug 26, 2013 10:41 AM
Nancy Day
RE: Porter
I'll bet we are related in some way. I'm through the Utah Porters. I don't know about an author. We descend through Sanford Porter. There's a Facebook organization of us, if you're interested.
Added by Nancy Day on Mar 30, 2013 2:36 PM
Nancy Day
Souths
Thank you for transferring.
Added by Nancy Day on Mar 29, 2013 10:24 PM
Jan Illingworth Wirtz
RE: Lillian Frances Duffy Illingworth
Hi Kris,
I'd be happy to take over my Mom's Memorial and add a bio and hopefully a photo. You see, since I received some bad health news last Friday I won't be visiting any cemeteries for a couple of months at best, so I have some spare time.
While I'm talking to you I want you to know that there are a lot of my family members sleeping at St. Josephs, in case you get out there again.

Mary Agnes O'Leary Duffy 1878 to 1955. My Gram.
Aloysia B. O'Leary Morris(roe)June 1883. Her Sister.
Elizabeth Ann O'Leary McGrath July. 1886 " "
Chris McGrath 1879 Husband to above.
Pauline O'Leary Casasa Jan. 1892 to 1939 Another Sister
Anthony Casasa 1887to1963. Husband to above.
Margaret Rose O'Leary Sept.1880. Another Sister.
Leona O'Leary Nov.1889 to abt.1909 " ".
Joseph Coleman O'Leary July 1897.Only son.

Thanks.....Jan
Added by Jan Illingworth Wirtz on Sep 16, 2012 4:20 PM
Jan Illingworth Wirtz
Wrong death date on my Mom's marker #38353054
Hello Kris,
My mother died January 10, 1965. Her name was Lillian Frances Duffy Illingworth. My name is Lillian Janice Illingworth Wirtz. I found you on Find a Grave.com via Ancestry.com. I can only imagine you reading her death date as 1955 is due to vandalism. That's so sad! Since she was an avid follower of our Blessed Mother, I drew the image of Mary and gave it to the engraver to be part of the stone.
I was so pleased to find a picture of the marker that I joined the Find a Grave group today as a volunteer. I hope to be able to give some others the warm grateful gift you have given me.
Sincerely,
Jan Wirtz
Added by Jan Illingworth Wirtz on Sep 13, 2012 2:16 PM
janicet
Pellegrinelli's
A belated thank you so much for the transfers
Added by janicet on Sep 08, 2012 1:47 AM
janicet
Pellegrinelli's
A belated thank you so much for the transfers
Added by janicet on Sep 08, 2012 1:47 AM
Amanda Fox
RE: Davidson memorial changes
Hi Kris on Fern Davidson's memorial her death year is entered as 1908 instead of 2008. I know it's noted in the obituary on her memorial but the memorial has the wrong year of death. Also thanks or updating the memorials.

Amanda
Added by Amanda Fox on Jul 19, 2012 12:20 AM
Teresa
RE: Max Dickerson
No problem. Thank you for your note and your thoughtfulness.
Added by Teresa on Jun 20, 2012 11:51 AM
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