I had the pleasure of growing up in the San Francisco/Bay Area just an hour's drive from Colma. Colma is the city that was literally built around the dead, with cemeteries comprising 73% of the land. In 1914, when San Francisco decided that real estate was just too valuable to be taken up by cemeteries, they ordered that all graves be dug up and moved to Colma. Some of the oldest and most elaborate statues and mausoleums can be found in the cemeteries there.
I lived for a short while in Upstate New York and loved the old cemeteries there. Nothing on the west coast compares to the really old cemeteries of New England.
I moved up to the Pacific Northwest 4 years ago. I live Port Angeles, WA, on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
Please feel free to email me with any questions or requests. I'll be glad to transfer management of a memorial to any close relative of the deceased.
You may use my photos for personal genealogy purposes, including Ancestry.com. If you wish to use them for any other purpose or on other websites, please email me for permission.
2Lt Wayne O. Hutchens 2Lt Wayne O. Hutchens was a crewmember of a B-17 Flying Fortress tail # 42-5090. He is listed missing in attacks in preparations on the attack on Sicily. His body was never accounted for. His name is inscribed on the Wall of Missing of the Carthage (North African) Cemetery in Tunisia.
I have just finished (early July 2015) a DVD "The stayed behind" about the temporary American GELA Cemetery in Sicily, where over 1200 men and women were buried between July 1943 and April 1947. I have also a chapter "Missing in Action" where I would like to add your material (pictures of cenotaphs and/or newespaper clipping).
Can I have your permission to use yours, of course you will be credited
Eva and Joseph Harris Dear Kelly, I cannot thank you enough for your unselfish volunteering. For the first time I was able to view photo's of my great grandparents, Eva and Joseph Harris headstone's. I did not know they were buried at Ahavai Sholom Cemetery in Portland, Oregon. They are grand headstone's, need to know what member of the family purchased them.
Daniel and Emerellas Shull? Hello, I am trying to locate a couples burial location. I found their two children Wilbur and Florence Shull, "Thanks" to Your posting. I was wondering if the Parents: Daniel and Emerellas Shull were buried at Laurel Grove as well? Daniel passed 1926 Emerellas passed 1941 Thank you for your consideration Adele Sullivan
Margita Alfven You have a photo request for Margita Alfven. This is actually already taken care of, she share grave and headstone with her (already photographed) mother Marie Kröyer/Alfven. Best regards, Lars
Jane West #48899998 I have asked the memorial manager to delete the duplicate memorial, but that has not happened. But you can delete your photo on the duplicate memorial. The addition of your photo adds legitimacy to the duplicate memorial.
Jane West The photo you posted on the memorial for Jane West #48899998 should, instead, be posted on memorial #31599887. The memorial you posted your photo on is a duplicate memorial. That duplicate memorial should be deleted after you repost the gravestone photo on the original memorial #31599887.
Reva Grace Wilson Hi Kelly, Reva was the sister of my grandfather, Gordon Wilson. Her parents are buried in the same cemetery, William Jardine Wilson and Mary Williams Wilson - they are managed by Betty House. Here is Reva's obituary, which Betty found for me.
"Obituary Oregon City Enterprise July 25, 1902 Terrible Death of a Child Little Daughter of William J Wilson is burned to death Reva Grace Wilson, the four-year old daughter of William J Wilson, of this city, was burned to death Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Her parents reside on 5th St between J. Q. Adams and Monroe St. She had gone into the yard to light a bonfire of old wallpaper, that had just been torn from the walls preparatory to re-papering some of the rooms. She struck a match and stooped to light the pile of paper when the flames caught her dress and in an instant she was enveloped in a mass of flames. Her screams aroused the neighbors and several women came to her rescue but before they could extinguish the fire her clothes were completely burned from her body. She was carried home and several physicians were sent for. They did everything possible to alleviate her sufferings and administered opiates to soother the terrible pain. The child did not lose consciousness but about 6 o'clock death mercifully ended her agony. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. A J Montgomery preaching the sermon. A large number of sorrowing friends of the family followed the remains to their last resting place."