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Larry White (#46875221)
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Bio Photo I've been into family history since the 1960's. I'm grateful that I started when I did as so much family information gets lost because we don't ask questions early on.

Find a Grave is a great site and powerful resource. Thanks to all who work so hard to fulfill its primary purpose - documenting known burials.

I'm paying particular attention to Salem Memorial Park in Colma, CA. I appreciate being able to help fill in for all that information lost in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.

The site has also provided a couple of wonderful finds regarding my family history --- primarily Nancy Brenneman Gast Rhodes (check her out!). Until I found her on Find a Grave, everyone thought she died in 1852. I'm hoping to be able to provide similar breakthroughs for others.

I'm happy to make changes and links for well documented information. Please send transcriptions of obits and news articles (with name and date of the publication) rather than uploading an image of it to the photo area (this is no longer permitted by Find-a-Grave). Also, please note that "cut and paste" census reports are NOT a bio. Data will be put into proper fields. If you want more, please write a few narrative sentences.

Permission is granted for personal use of any of the photos I have added, giving me credit for having provided them. Permission is denied for use of my photos for posting on other websites (this includes - please use Ancestry's linking option instead). Permission is denied for for sale of my photos or for any other use for monetary profit.
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virtual cemetery, Wilson McVay
I don't know what you need for the virtual cemetery site, but I found the obit for Wilson McVay in San Francisco Call, Volume 102, Number 173, 20 November 1907 on the California Digital Newspaper Collection website. The direct link is here:

I am no relation, just nosey, I guess.

Added by Esperas on Aug 28, 2015 5:07 PM
Milo Ayer (Masonic) Woodland Cemetery
Thank you for your email, and suggestion to correct the memorial for Milo Ayer. I have moved the memorial to reflect your research - from Masonic (defunct) to the Woodland Cemetery. Thank you for your diligence! A
Added by Adriana on Aug 27, 2015 9:05 AM
Janis Walsh
Photo of the grave of Adolph A. Sychrowsky

Dear Mr. Larry White
I have just joined the Find A Grave website.
I found a photo of my Great Aunt Josephine V. Stuart & her husband, Adolph A. Sychrowsky's grave. I never met them but my Dad was very close to her. She & her daughter saw him before he shipped out for the PTO in WWII. I did meet her daughter in Salt Lake City UT. many years ago. I speak to her grandson often.
I am very interested in chronicling family history, which I do on
Would it be possible for you to send me the photos of their grave ?
Hopefully, I will be able to upload photos of family graves here in the New York area, I have 3.

Thank you,
Janis Walsh
Added by Janis Walsh on Aug 09, 2015 12:56 AM
RE: Annie Bernhard
Just posted information, then actually stopped to READ your comments. Here's documentation on Annie Bernhard:

San Francisco Daily Call: Harrison, Newton F .married in 1886 to Bernhard, Annie C. ... 1886M-1245.

Daily Alta California, Volume 42, Number 13864
DIED (Annie): HARRISON— In this city. Angust 14, Annie C, dearly beloved wife of Newton F. Harrison, and second daughter (incorrect information) of B. and E. Bernhard, a native of San Francisco, aged 20 years, 10 months and 28 days. Funeral to-day (Tuesday), at 1 p.m. from the residence, No. 15 Yerba Buena street. Interment private. .

Added by aliastess on Jul 26, 2015 5:49 PM
RE: Annie Bernhard
Whatever works. (I've found quite a few folks just suggest a transfer.)

Annie Catherine Bernhard HARRISON
Born 12 October 1866 San Francisco
Died 14 August 1887 San Francisco
Third daughter of German immigrants Elisa (Catoir) and Bernhard Bernhard, Annie grew up on the eastern edge of San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood, a short walk from the Palace Hotel, where her father owned and operated the barber shop. At the age of 19, she married Newton Francis Harrison. Their only child, daughter Anna H., was born August 11, 1887. Annie died just three days later.
Father FindAGrave 95153380
Mother FindAGrave 95166670
Spouse FindAGrave 74944970

(Wish I knew more, but that’s it. I’m at a loss to understand why she’s listed by her maiden name in Cypress Lawn records. Her parents raised her daughter and her husband went on to marry again. The memorial which celebrates many members of this family likely wasn’t erected for many years after her death. Perhaps one or more of these things caused those who filled out the paperwork to consider her more a Bernhard than a Harrison…?)
Added by aliastess on Jul 26, 2015 5:39 PM
William Betts
No apologies necessary, Larry. THANK YOU for you diligence concerning the profiles in your care. I appreciate it on behalf of all families.

Added by Observer4wing on Jul 24, 2015 10:24 PM
J. Brill
Stege Family
Hi Larry, I noticed that you mentioned Charles Quilfelt as Minna's first husband and that he died in 1855.

I have been researching this pioneer family of El Cerrito and talk with relatives.

We are all wondering where you got the 1855 death date for Charles Quilfelt? Thank you so much for your help,

Joanne R.
Added by J. Brill on Jul 01, 2015 11:43 PM
Gene Tenney
Bertha Tenney
Hi Larry: thank you so much for the grave photo of my grandma.

Added by Gene Tenney on Jun 28, 2015 11:33 AM
Henry A Collin #59862951
Was very happy to see that you found my great grandfather's grave stone which I looked for way back in the 1970's but could not locate. Our family were early SF settlers and these memorials are a great help. Henry was a 49er. Would you be willing to transfer him to a direct descendant (me)? His daughter, Matilda, Memorial #148244489 is my great-grandmother. Thank you for your work.
Added by DonnaCee on Jun 24, 2015 7:40 PM
Christi Crawford Partee
RE: Memorial # 96043668
Thank you Larry! Can you tell where I can find the obituaries you shared?
Added by Christi Crawford Partee on May 31, 2015 6:03 PM
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