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Floyd Lanny Martin (#47610184)
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I live in Texas City Galveston County. We have pictures of every cemetery in Galveston County with the exception of Mount Olivet which is being done by another club. So I have the pictures already. These pics belong to the public use as you wish but this is not for commercial use on paid websites. Will be happy to transfer any memorials to family members.
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Faye Francis
Re: Jeffrey Cook
Obit added - thank you

Have a great Day

Faye
Added by Faye Francis on Nov 30, 2016 4:36 PM
Jean Kayser
Transfer Request
Hi Floyd, will you please transfer management of the memorial of my aunt, Irene Marie Kayser Slovak, to me? It is Find A Grave Memorial# 173040254.

Thank you for creating the memorial so quickly! You are doing a great job.

Jean Kayser #48552017
Added by Jean Kayser on Nov 27, 2016 8:06 AM
Mary Fisher
Rev Hoh
Thank you! We will pay your generosity forward.
Added by Mary Fisher on Nov 27, 2016 7:01 AM
Carol Hoch
Melba Kathleen Garivey
Thank you for the obit. Great photo you posted.
Added by Carol Hoch on Nov 11, 2016 3:20 AM
Toni Thomas
Tony Wilburn Edler
Tony Wilburn Edler was my great uncle. He had one son named Tony Wilburn Edler, Jr. b. 11/8/1921 in Texas City and died 12/24/1944. Below is an account of his death. His was one of those bodies not recovered, so there is no commemoration to his life. If it would be possible to list him on his father's site I would appreciate having his life remembered. Thank you...Toni Thomas

Tony W. Edler, Jr. was on the Belgian troopship the S. S. Leopoldville when it was sunk in the English Channel by a German sub. It was 5 1/2 miles from it's destination at Cherbourg, France when it was sunk. He was a member of the 66th Infranty Division of Texas.


The S. S. Leopoldville was carrying more than 2,200 American soldiers from the 66th "Panther" Division, across the English channel as reinforcements to fight in the Battle of the Bulge. At about six o'clock in the evening, when they were only a little more than 5 miles from their destination, Cherbourg, France, a torpedo from a German U-486 submarine tore into the ship. The ship's crew from the Belgian Congo, who spoke no English, got in the working life boats with their luggage and even a parrot in a cage and abandoned the American troops and the ship. The troops had not been given any instructions in deploying the lifeboats or how to put on their lifejackets. Because it was Christmas Eve, most soldiers and sailors onshore were at holiday parties; requests for help were misrouted through London. Help was slow to come to the disabled ship, though it stayed afloat for nearly three hours. Most of the men on board believed they would be rescued. But help didn't come soon enough and 802 soldiers died - most by drowning or freezing or from the initial torpedo hit; 650 were injured; 493 bodies were never recovered. Because of wartime censorship, the disaster was not reported to the news media and all reports of the disaster were filed away as top secret by the American, the British and the Belgian government.
Added by Toni Thomas on Nov 02, 2016 5:58 PM
Mike Burnett
Robert Sikich
Hi Floyd,

I thought I might have been incorrect in my last message as the records stated in one part "Lakeview Cemetery, Oleander Section". However, his obituary does state that he is interred in the "Lakeview Cemetery, Gethsemane Section."

Is there a chance that you can re-identify the actual location that Robert Sikich and his 2nd wife Sophie are interred as I have some relatives who plan on travelling to Galveston in the near Spring (great nieces I think) and this will probably be their last trip.

Thanks

Mike Burnett

Reference Find-a-Grave numbers 125489035 and 99179304
Added by Mike Burnett on Oct 15, 2016 1:12 AM
Mike Burnett
Gravesite of Robert (Bob) Sikich
Reference Find-a-Grave #125489035 (This is your entry dated 2-22-2014)

Reference Finbd-a-Grave #99179304 (This is my entry dated 10-18-2012

Hi Floyd.

I was just running through the different grave sites of my family and I noticed that you made an entry for by Great Uncle Robert Sikich. You state that he is interred at Oleander Cemetery there in Galveston, However, I have a news paper obituary, dated 10-12-1958 that states Lakeview Cemetery.

After looking at cemetery plots and land deeds, Oleander is a section of Lakeview cemetery, not a cemetery within its self.

Can you please delete your entry? It would be appreciated.

Thanks

Mike Burnett



Added by Mike Burnett on Oct 14, 2016 8:37 PM
Gerri (Voss) Ward
Flick
Thank you posting the obit for Dorise Clubb Flick.. it has helped me filling in the blanks of her sons.. gw
Added by Gerri (Voss) Ward on Oct 13, 2016 3:32 PM
Anna Seiden
Otelle Heiman
Thank you for the transfer. We appreciate it so much.
Added by Anna Seiden on Oct 11, 2016 7:54 AM
Anna Seiden
Find A Grave Memorial# 127882508
Hello! My mother and I work on her family genealogy on this account. Find A Grave Memorial# 127882508 is in our direct line. If you wouldn't mind I would love to have this memorial turned over to us. Thank you so much! Anna Seiden and Cornelia
Added by Anna Seiden on Oct 10, 2016 9:47 PM
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