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Karen Ellender Nickles (#47303410)
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Bio Photo I've been searching my family tree since the 1970's and it has turned into a full time addiction. I love genealogy!
No need to ask permission for using any of my photos of graves or people, feel free to copy any of them. I am happy to share them all.
I love searching family trees and walking in the cemeteries. I put everything I find on "find a grave" and and hope that it helps others in their search.
If I have a memorial for a member of your family and that person is not a member of my family I would be more than happy to transfer that memorial to you. I add memorials when I find out there is not one for that person and don't feel like I "own" that memorial just because I added it. I would rather they be with a member of their family.
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Carrick Maxwell
John Jacob Ryan stone
Thank you so much!
Added by Carrick Maxwell on Jul 16, 2016 7:01 PM
Dr. Warren Burge, Esq.
James Jackson Steidley
James Jackson Steidley Find A Grave Memorial# 91175774

James Jackson Steidley and Ethel Irving Burge established the DeRidder Enterprise in DeRidder in 1905, which continued into operation until Apr. 1980. After Ethel's illness and Death. her daughter, Mary Elizabeth, continued publishing the paper, and later, Mary's Elizabeth's sons and their wives continued publishing the newspaper, and later, Mary Elizabeth's sons and their wives continued its operation.

After Steidley's Death, Ethel married Homer M. Barrett, who was born Jan., 7, 1892; died Feb. 25, 1938, LA; buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Ethel and Steidley had three children

Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Steidley
James Jackson "Jimmy" Steidley Jr
Gladys Faith (Totsie) Steidley

Added by Dr. Warren Burge, Esq. on Jun 04, 2016 5:12 AM
RE: Olga Enke
You are welcome for the photo and yes I did get Olga's grave location from the cemetery office.
Added by Robin on May 14, 2016 3:38 PM
Jo Duncan
Doiron transfers
Hi Karen- Thank you for all the transfers, all the Doirons there are either my direct line or extended family. Do you have any Broussard's in that cemetery. Looking for Joseph Broussard 4x great grandfather and son Claude Broussard 3x great grandfather. Joseph should be there he was buried at St Mary's de Tours Church Cemetery. I was told or read somewhere that all the graves there at the church were moved to St Michaels Cemetery.Thank you again for your help. Jo
Added by Jo Duncan on Apr 29, 2016 12:47 PM
Jo Duncan
Reuest of memorial tranfers
Hi Karen- I would like to request the transfer of my 2x great grandparents to me. They are Edmond Doiron #72276131 and Marie Arsene (Bonnin, Bonin) Bonnet #72276281. Also I am requesting the transfer of Michel Doiron #72276394 and Valery Doiron #72276453 children of the couple mentioned above. Thank you Jo
Added by Jo Duncan on Apr 28, 2016 1:08 PM
Antoine Dronet
Hi Karen: Thank you for the kind message. It was certainly my pleasure to get the headstone photo for you. There are no discernible dates on the stone, although they may have been there long ago. The headstone is deteriorating, but the following is still clear:
"Antoine Drounette
Co. G 1 La Hv Arty CSA"

To the left lies Arista D. Brasseaux and Olivia L. Delino. To the right lies the Butaud family: Nona & Earline are the closest.

Behind Antoine's stone appears to lie a Dronet, although I cannot make out the full name or date. In fact, it appears that at least three are interred in this grave. Sorry to say the marker is badly deteriorated and I cannot make it out, except for the name "Dronet" and 2 years of death "1868" and "1854". If you would like to see these photos, please send me your email address so I can forward to you.

Two rows behind Antoine's grave lies his daughter, Anastasie, and her husband.

I'm planning a return trip to Bancker very soon to photograph the remaining section so let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you in this cemetery.

All the best,
Trish LeMaire
Added by Mamarama on Apr 05, 2016 7:26 PM
Samme and Richard Buck
RE: antoine Dronet in Bancker, La.
Hi Karen: there is only one Bancker Cemetery in Vermillion Parish that is listed, and I can find no others in Louisiana...a couple up in the north Midwest US. We do always look for name spelling differences. Dronet is a fairly common name here, in fact, we had a friend named Donald Dronet who lived here in Vermillion Parish until he passed a couple of years ago. We looked for Antoine's in general, but no stones with that name, we also look for anyone who passed in the same year with a name variation. There is surprisingly few military plaques in that cemetery, but of course we looked for those also. My fear is that perhaps that stone never got placed and perhaps Mr. Dronet is unmarked. You might try calling the Lafayette Parish Catholic Diocese and see if they have any information on that cemetery or Mr. Dronet. This cemetery is also called Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery. I don't believe the church is still there, but the Diocese might be able to assist you. Sorry we could not find him for you.
Added by Samme and Richard Buck on Feb 02, 2016 3:16 PM
Susan Bruffey Lehman
John Lovick Pearce
Thank you so much for posting John Lovick's obituary!
your Find A Grave friend,
Susan Bruffey Lehman
Added by Susan Bruffey Lehman on Aug 27, 2015 11:41 AM
RE: Lieck and Sterne photo's
You're very welcome.

Added by NLColes on Aug 20, 2015 6:58 PM
kristie reynolds
RE: Delsie Nickles Bryson
Unfortunately I'm only a guest on Ancestry. So I get glimpses of things. I love the history of our ancestors. My mom says we have a family member that was in the civil war. I wish I could afford the membership but I wouldn't even know who I was looking for. I'm curious did we have family that immigrated here? I talked to my Aunt Barb, Aunt Doris And my mom this evening you all may be hearing from them real soon. All I know Karen I'm so glad you have kept up the family tree a and I just happen to find it accidentally. I have some pictures of my grandma and grandpa I
Would like posted since your the one who does all the work can I email them to you and you piost them? Looking forward to hearing from you. Kristie Reynolds
Added by kristie reynolds on Aug 07, 2015 8:40 PM
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