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Christie Trapp (#46970309)
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Bio Photo I'm a California girl who grew up in Marin County. Moved to Solano County in 1997. Researching family since the 1970s and as of 2014, have over 105,000 family ties. Two Mayflower Pilgrim ancestors - Richard Warren and Francis Eaton among that number.

Started taking photos of tombstones for Find-A-Grave as a Thanksgiving 2008 project that turned out to be more involved than first envisioned! Started with 120 names, but quickly grew to more than 2,500 in just one cemetery!

Have had a love affair with cats all my life. This is Simba, which means Lion. As a kitten he looked just like Simba from Lion King, hence that is how he got his name. He was a diabetic, had pancretitis, developed kidney infections, was anemic, and he walked on his elbows on his hind legs. Comic relief to see him waddle! Went through a couple of wars with the neighborhood cats, both of which he lost, but he was a survivor anyway. Loveable and loved us to death.

He started the downward cycle while we were on vacation in July 2013. The vet was able to bring him around and kept him going until we got home in August. It is with great sadness to announce that on August 15, 2013 Simba was finally sent off to heaven to be with God and all the other worldly cats and kittens. Maybe he'll find some playmates? He was 18 years old and in human years that would be age 84!

The vet told us when he was much younger that he had feline aids because of the first cat bite he received and not to expect him to live very long - perhaps to age 9. That came to pass and he was fine until the next diagnosis, which was a tumor at the base of the head which was inoperable but it wasn't affecting his lifestyle at the time. Then six years ago the diagnosis of high blood pressure and diabetes. Still healthy and active until the last few years when the muscles in his hind legs broke down but he overcame that disability and continued to walk about as described -- more a waddle than a walk. Next diagnosis -- gluacoma in one of his eyes but it didn't affect his getting about and he never went blind. The last diagnosis was the pancratitis and then kidney infections. Everything wrong but he was a fighter till the end. We loved him very much and he will be sorely missed. The vet who became his doctor at the beginning of his life 18 years ago was there at the end. He said Simba was his favorite and we know his entire staff loved Simba when he was there for office visits or to be boarded while we traveled. He told us that the life expectancy for a cat with diabetes was about 3 years, so Simba lived 3 additional years (or 6 total)with the disease. Again, he was a fighter.
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Christy, I received an email from supposedly you. But check the email.

From: "Christie Trapp"
To:,,,,,,,,, "noeleen mul" ,,,,,,, "michael nj2" ,,,
Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 3:33:10 AM
Subject: From: Christie Trapp

Hi! How are you?
Have you seen this before? Oprah had been using it for over a year!

Christie Trapp

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Added by Grave Finder on Mar 05, 2015 9:07 PM
J. Stewart or John S. Seeley
Yes, this is the same person. He was buried by his mother, Emma PALMER Seeley's family & included on the Seeley monument. His father was Webb William Seeley.
Added by ssnhcky on Feb 23, 2015 1:33 PM
Nancy Darr Collins
RE: Nelson Douglas Bush
Christie, thank you - if I find other family member photos you have taken may I use them the same way. Nan
Added by Nancy Darr Collins on Feb 22, 2015 6:39 PM
Nancy Darr Collins
RE: Nelson Douglas Bush
Christie, thank you for the heads-up. I looked at the other Bush's and at the present, I am not familiar with them - but I am definitely going to look into seeing if they are family. I definitely would like to use Dougie's photo in my family tree and if you have other of my family photos I would like your persmission to use those as well in my family tree on ancestry. Of course, I give you full credit and always refer to the findagrave memorial number. Thank you again - Nan
Added by Nancy Darr Collins on Feb 22, 2015 4:58 PM
Nancy Darr Collins
Nelson Douglas Bush
Hi Christie, may I use your photograph of my cousin Doug Bush - Find A Grave Memorial# 63670860, and other of my family photos you may have taken for my ancestry tree - giving you full credit of course and I always reference the findagrave memorial #. Thank you for your hard work. Nan
Added by Nancy Darr Collins on Feb 22, 2015 1:47 PM
Collene Harness Calfee
Doyle Harness
Hi Christie,
Thanks so much for adding the memorial for Doyle Harness. He is my father's brother. If you are not related I would really appreciate having his memorial transferred to me.

Thanks so very much.

Collene Harness Calfee
Added by Collene Harness Calfee on Feb 16, 2015 5:52 PM
Stringers in Bluff City, Elgin
Elgin burial records also indicate an unnamed son of Percy and Clara Mae Stringer, stillborn premature on 7 Nov 1915, is buried in Sec 6, Lot 142 (near Harriet Joy-Stringer)
Added by BobH on Jan 09, 2015 7:48 AM
Mary K. Ward
RE: Merrick Frost # 87030495
I LOVE the photos -Thanks! (I'm not related)
Added by Mary K. Ward on Dec 29, 2014 9:40 AM
Mary Flath-Pardo
I have not yet researched the Perry family thoroughly. I don't know what other connections there are. The memorials I have can be updated at any time. But I do not care to transfer at this time.
Added by Mary Flath-Pardo on Dec 26, 2014 1:49 PM
Mary Flath-Pardo
RE: What is your relationship?
It is very complicated and hard to explain all of the relationships. Most of the Perry's are married in to my direct line.
Added by Mary Flath-Pardo on Dec 25, 2014 10:25 AM
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