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John Andrew Prime (#46621252)
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Bio Photo Air Force brat, music critic at the Shreveport Times 1977-1991, military reporter there 1992-2012, local desk editor 2012-present. Various editorships held, but writing is main gig. Co-author of a history of Barksdale Air Force Base. Interest in genealogy since 1990, willing to visit Northwest Louisiana cemeteries. Fascinated by the stories of those in them, cognizant that people only pass from memory if we let them.

Unless there are historical or sentimental or research reasons disinclining me, I will transfer memorials upon request to children or grandchildren of those memorialized. More distant relationships will not guarantee transfer and are decided on a case-by-case basis. When available, I post news stories and obits associated with the deaths and am not responsible for the manner of death of a loved one -- suicide or murder for example -- or the public attention it may have garnered at the time. You cannot change history; it changes us.
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RE: Claude Alexander Petrey
Hi John,

leaving for Nantes, France tomorrow and want to see Lorraine American cemetery as it´s on the way.
Claude is burried there too.
I´ll post some pics when I get back next Friday.

Nice weekend!

Added by seesul on Mar 07, 2015 6:37 AM
Penny Jackson
Trying to find my great grandfather's parents. Shem Tyson born abt 1835 and died possibly late 1860's but before 1870
Arsane Bickham Tyson born abt 1839 and died before 1870.
In one census it list a
U Tyson B. 1860 and a C Tyson b. 1859
didn't know if they died as kids haven't been able to find any more about them, but kind of hard not know their actual names.
Thanks for any help, can't think off my head which spearman I was looking for but if I run across them I'll send their names. Thanks for any of you help.
Added by Penny Jackson on Mar 05, 2015 10:52 AM
Penny Jackson
Have several family members buried in Caddo Parish and see you referring to Burial noted by Millie Watkins in her self-published book "Caddo Parish Cemeteries. Is there a way to get a copy of this publication?
Added by Penny Jackson on Feb 20, 2015 6:39 PM
Lacy Jones
Julia Sparke Rule "Pansy"
Thank you for submitting the picture of my Great Grand Mother, Julia Sparke Rule, I do not believe I have seen that particular one. I have one of her paintings-I will have to take a picture of it & add it to her memorial. I am searching for more information about her. J Frank McAneny was a close friend of my family...he helped us discover some information. I believe she was the first female reporter for The Times, along with many other accomplishments. If youhave any more information regarding her legacy, please contact me at Thank You again-Sincerely-Lacy L. Jones
Added by Lacy Jones on Feb 06, 2015 12:55 AM
Linda Davis
RE: Ruffin Golson Pleasant

Sent the request for the edit.
Added by Linda Davis on Dec 30, 2014 9:10 PM
Charlotte Kelley
Lizzie Nevills Kelley
Hi, John,

I wish to thank you for making a correction to my mother-in-law's info. Due to the considerable difference in her age and her husband's age, I can see why it might seem that he was her father. She was Bose F. Kelley's second wife.

I have a question for you. One child, Ruby M. Kelley Beadle is shown - (b) 1/1/1927 (d) 2/13/2013.
There are four other children and they are all living. Is this the reason (living) that they cannot be shown?

Thank you.
(Find A Grave member # 48189046)
Added by Charlotte Kelley on Sep 21, 2014 4:46 PM
RE: Claude Alexander Petrey
Wow, thank you very much John!!!

Is there any chance to contact his relatives? If am I not wrong he had 4 sisters and one brother...
Tom Moreau was looking for an info for him in 2002...I sent him an e-mail but it bounced back - uknown address...

Check this , Claude is mentioned here.
This is our new web dedicated to the battle in which Claude perished. It will be also in English in a future.

Have a nice day and thank you again!

Roman Susil
Zlin, Czech Republic

P.S. may I use Claude´s photo with your permission on our new web?
Added by seesul on Aug 23, 2014 3:23 AM
Corp William Oliver "Bill" Moore
Many thanks for adding my father-in-law's obituary.
Added by leejosepho on Jul 31, 2014 6:55 AM
Russ Pickett
1Lt Woodruff J Warren
Hi John, Thanks very much for the update on his status. His record has been modified accordingly:

He is also listed on the following webpage:

- - - - -

2Lt George Damon Mayott is also now listed on the following webpage since I have not, as yet, started Chautauqua County, New York.

Thanks My Friend,
Russ Pickett 46575736

Added by Russ Pickett on Jul 15, 2014 3:33 AM
Lee Manning
John Cameron memorial
Thanks John for catching it. I did not create that memorial, but it was one of over 41,000 that I "inherited" when the original creator died. I looked it up on another database and he indeed had missed the birth by a century. It has now been corrected.
Lee Manning
Added by Lee Manning on Jul 14, 2014 10:32 PM
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