Have been researching the Miers, Tarpley, Shrader, Grigsby, Beale, Smith, McKinsey, Lake, Norrill, Cox names since 1981. Also, my searches include my husband's lines including Bayly, Beers, Rice, Muller. I live in So. CA, near Rose Hills Memorial Park (just over one of the hills to the south) and would like to help anyone find information about ancestors buried there.
Besides genealogical research, I love to sew; work in our yard (collect Iris bulbs and have many from my old back yard in Dallas, TX); love gourmet coffee; dark chocolate; and cats. My husband (of 40+ years) and I have two grown daughters, three granddaughters, and two grandsons.
I have been a member of the Whittier Area Genealogical Society for thirty+ years. Anyone reading this is invited to our monthly meetings. WAGS, as it is lovingly called by members, meets at 1:00 at the Whittier Masonic Lodge at the corner of Greenleaf & Mar Vista Streets, in Whittier, every third Saturday, all twelve months of every year. VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME! Park in the back and come in the back door. I am usually at the sign-in table ... unless we are on our once a year vacation to Colorado.
My parents are buried at Rose Hills, as well as my husband's father, two grandmothers, sister-in-law, and an aunt & uncle of one of his grandmothers. Most of my relatives (other than my parents) and ancestors are buried in Texas and Arkansas. Only a great-grandmother (in 1905) and myself (in 1959) left Texas. I guess we were the wanderers. I was named after her.
(In my wonderings through Rose Hills Mem. Pk. for Find A Grave, I have been collecting photos of Veterans of WWI back to Civil War, and adding them to separate Virtual Cemeteries. You are welcome to check them out. I will be happy to transfer them to any family.)
Weldon, married Velma Tucker, and lived in Dallas until his passing in 1977. He had a son, Robert Weldon Shrader, who currently resides in Ft Myers, Florida. Robert is 82 currently. Weldon also had a daughter, Phyllis Marie Shrader Doring who married, had one son, and passed about ten years ago. Her son, Brian Richard Doring, resides in Austin, unmarried with no children.
My dad, Robert Shrader, was married to Susan Price, who passed in 2001. They had two children. I am Elizabeth Ann Shrader Dieckman(1958), though now divorced, with no children. I have a brother, who may or may not be alive, David Clayton Shrader (1963- ?) who was also divorced and as far as I know also had no children.
We are the last of the Daniel Booker Shrader line.
My dad and I were both born in Dallas, Texas; my brother, in Arlington. We've all moved around quite a bit. Currently, I'm in Webster, Texas.
Rice I am wanting to know how your husband and I are related. Can you please contact me? Enoch was my 4th GGf. My Rice line stayed right here in Jackson County, with my mother being a Rice by birth. Thanks. Looking forward to getting to know you.
Tarpley Families Audy Lake Tarpley was my 4th cousin 1x removed , his father William Edgar Tarpley was my 3rd cousin 2x removed , his father Robert Perry Tarpley was my 2nd cousin 3x removed , his father Joseph Bell Tarpley was married to Georgeanna Hull Lake my 1st cousin 4x removed. Lloyd F. Slacum Sr.
RE: Tarpley Graves at Rose Hills Hi, The only Larry Tarpley I know is James Earl Tarpley's son. I lost contact with them years ago when Audy died. I don't know anything about the Tarpley history as my connection to the Tarpley family is through my Aunt Catherine (Zielny). She is my father's sister and married Audy Tarpley. She died in 2008. Sorry I could not be of more help.