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Christie Trapp (#46970309)
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Bio Photo I'm a California girl who grew up in Marin County. Moved to Solano County in 1997. Researching family since the 1970s and as of 2014, have over 104,000 family ties. Two Mayflower Pilgrim ancestors - Richard Warren and Francis Eaton among that number.

Started taking photos of tombstones for Find-A-Grave as a Thanksgiving 2008 project that turned out to be more involved than first envisioned! Started with 120 names, but quickly grew to more than 2,500 in just one cemetery!

Have had a love affair with cats all my life. This is Simba, which means Lion. As a kitten he looked just like Simba from Lion King, hence that is how he got his name. He was a diabetic, had pancretitis, developed kidney infections, was anemic, and he walked on his elbows on his hind legs. Comic relief to see him waddle! Went through a couple of wars with the neighborhood cats, both of which he lost, but he was a survivor anyway. Loveable and loved us to death.

He started the downward cycle while we were on vacation in July 2013. The vet was able to bring him around and kept him going until we got home in August. It is with great sadness to announce that on August 15, 2013 Simba was finally sent off to heaven to be with God and all the other worldly cats and kittens. Maybe he'll find some playmates? He was 18 years old and in human years that would be age 84!

The vet told us when he was much younger that he had feline aids because of the first cat bite he received and not to expect him to live very long - perhaps to age 9. That came to pass and he was fine until the next diagnosis, which was a tumor at the base of the head which was inoperable but it wasn't affecting his lifestyle at the time. Then six years ago the diagnosis of high blood pressure and diabetes. Still healthy and active until the last few years when the muscles in his hind legs broke down but he overcame that disability and continued to walk about as described -- more a waddle than a walk. Next diagnosis -- gluacoma in one of his eyes but it didn't affect his getting about and he never went blind. The last diagnosis was the pancratitis and then kidney infections. Everything wrong but he was a fighter till the end. We loved him very much and he will be sorely missed. The vet who became his doctor at the beginning of his life 18 years ago was there at the end. He said Simba was his favorite and we know his entire staff loved Simba when he was there for office visits or to be boarded while we traveled. He told us that the life expectancy for a cat with diabetes was about 3 years, so Simba lived 3 additional years (or 6 total)with the disease. Again, he was a fighter.
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Sue Alger
RE: Susan F. Alger Stevens Austiin
NO I did not get the bible? This was not my family. However, my family did have a member named Susan. She was the first born of Emery W. ALGER who lived in Shiawassee Co. Mi not sure if this is the Susan you are looking for or not. I don't have any info on her, my main focus has been on Emerys Son SAMUAL E. ALGER....
Added by Sue Alger on Jul 22, 2014 11:49 AM
W. Gayden
RE: 7197012 - Thomas Cantrell Williamsburg Cemetery
Thanks. In your digging around. I am looking for Elijah Cantrell born about 1788 NC and died in Hickman co., Tn 1841. His wife was Margarette Brown born in Ky. If you run across him. please let me know. I have looked for 30 years. I am afraid I have overlooked him or do not realize its him. His # is 133136650. Margette is 133136797, Their oldes son JaMes B Cantrell is /
30647436. working on adding other children.
Added by W. Gayden on Jul 21, 2014 2:25 PM
W. Gayden
please cross reference 7197012 and 9460344. They are duplicate listing, with different information.
Added by W. Gayden on Jul 17, 2014 9:46 PM
James Shelley
I agree that your date of Aug 5th is correct. The year 1860 is correct because the census was taken before his birthday, so he had not yet turned 25 in the year 1875. Thank you for the additional information--I will incorporate it into the memorial.
Added by Kocart on Jul 14, 2014 3:31 PM
Joy monument
Both of my photos show two sides--I took only two photos which showed all four sides. On the first two sides are Lewis, his wife Julia, and James Shelley. On the other sides of this monument are Henry, Sarah M., Emma, and Julia H.

Added by Kocart on Jul 14, 2014 3:24 PM
Rachel Conley
RE: Louise/Louisa ((Wilder) Chappel or Chappell
I searched a variety of spellings of the name, including Chappell, Chappel, Chapel and Chapell. I also searched for Louisa and was still unable to find a record for her.

I don't really have any other sources at my disposable, but you could try contacting the Isabella County Clerk's Office here Awhile back I was looking for some obituaries for relatives that lived in Rosebush in Isabella County and I found that the Chippewa River District Library had them and could email them to me for $3. You could check that out here
Added by Rachel Conley on Jul 13, 2014 10:01 AM
please delete the photo of the war headstone it is on his memorial 2 times Carnie Hopkins #21889819 I have a photo to add. I thank you so much I own his memorial thank you
Added by wanda on Jul 11, 2014 6:59 PM
RE: John and Elias Hadley - Mt. Avon Cemetery
The stones were next to the larger family monument of their parents. I wasn't completely sure that they were Hadleys until I saw the memorials listing those names as children of the Hadleys. I just connected the dots.
Added by Jeff on Jul 08, 2014 9:24 PM
John P.
Geogiana titman & other request
I unclaimed this photo request as when I went to upload my photos, I saw that someone had already taken pictures of the graves in your request.

If you still want the 4 sides if the jester hat style stone, send me an email and I'll forward them to you.
Added by John P. on Jun 27, 2014 2:30 PM
RE: Lewis Joy - Olden-Barneveld Cemetery, Trenton Falls, Oneida, New York
I missed Julia's birthday--yes, she is too young to be Henry's mother. And since her husband was so much older, Lewis was obviously widowed. It's a toss up whether the younger Julia was hers but I suspect it because of her given name. We need to find that marriage. I put all of the reasonable links in--they can be disproved at will.

Added by Kocart on Jun 23, 2014 4:39 PM
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