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Ann (#47099958)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 12 days
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July, 2014
I will have limited computer access during July. I will make all updates as time allows.
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When I walk a cemetery, I make a note of other nearby relatives, the section/area I am in and include it in my transcriptions. When you are researching a 'John Smith', it helps to know if there are other 'Smith' names next to him. It is very helpful having any plot information.
Some cemeteries restrict photo taking by non-family members. Having any plot information helps all of the photo volunteers.
When I first started, I just wrote down names without photos. Now I take photos of all of the headstones.

Quite often I find myself researching the folks that I create memorials for, adding additional information and linking as many as I can locate.

As time allows, I am willing to do some Oregon obituary research for others. This is my form of 'Pay It Forward'.

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I will make corrections/additions to any memorial that I have created.

All requests are verified before I change the memorial.
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Ron Penn
RE: William Keven Armstrong
Only very remotely. William Kevin Armstrong was the son of Bud Morehouse Armstrong who was the son of William Armstrong and Rose Brewster. My aunt Hattie Brewer Penn was from a family related to the Brewster family. Also my Aunt Hattie and her husband Walter Penn purchased land from the Brewster family.
Added by Ron Penn on Jul 29, 2014 6:05 PM
Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne
Belcrest Memorial Park
Thanks for adding Daniel Rowland to findagrave and also thanks for his Grave Marker photo.
Added by Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airbor... on Jul 28, 2014 11:40 AM
Joe Gibbens
Richard Dean Ryle
Ann, no I'm not related.

Added by Joe Gibbens on Jul 28, 2014 9:55 AM
Karen Griswold Stroh
Harold Barkhuff
Is in the correct cemetry.
Thank you for the photo!
Added by Karen Griswold Stroh on Jul 27, 2014 7:45 PM
Viola Barkhuff
Hello Ann,
Viola's memorial information has been updated.

Thank you
Added by Melody on Jul 27, 2014 2:11 PM
RE: Lyle & Opal Graves
All done transferring. And here I thought I was the only one that made "oops".
Added by Prosehill on Jul 27, 2014 1:53 PM
RE: Vivian Robinson
She is a second cousin, but I would take the transfer if you would like. 47287180
Added by Prosehill on Jul 27, 2014 1:43 PM
RE: Lyle & Opal Graves
Per chance, did you mean to transfer these two to someone else?
Added by Prosehill on Jul 26, 2014 9:04 PM
John Callin
Thomas J. Medley
Ann, would you be kind enough to post this obit for Thomas J. Medley
Thank you, John
Longtime Burbank resident Tom Medley, creator of the "Stroker McGurk" cartoon series that ran in Hot Rod magazine, died Sunday.

He would've turned 94 this month.

The hot rod legend, who died following a short illness, is survived by his son Gary Medley, who remembered his father as a funny, energetic man, deeply loved by many.

The Oregon-native moved to California after serving in the U.S. Army in World War II and was accepted to study at the Art Center College of Design, then known at the Art Center School.

That's where he became immersed in the Southern California hot rod scene and began sketching cartoons on local car culture.

He joined Hot Rod magazine in 1948 for its second issue as "humor and cartoon editor." Shortly after, he created Stroker McGurk. The cartoon series ran in Hot Rod from 1948 to 1955, and made a brief comeback in the 1960s.

"The idea was to create a character who would become the reader's friend, one they could relate to through his trials and tribulations of just being a hot rodder," Tom Medley said in Best of Hot Rod, a book about the culture. "In some small way, I hoped Stroker would help the sport of hot rodding become more respectable."

Tom Medley always loved cars. As a teen, he would hitchhike 65 miles to watch dirt track racing, Gary Medley said.

In 2011, a garage fire destroyed Tom Medley's prized 1940 Ford Coupe, prompting family and friends to launch a restoration effort through which they raised $30,000.

After 10 months, he was able to get behind the wheel again.

Tom Medley was later the publisher of Rod and Custom magazine, and organized the first street rod nationals in 1970, which now draws more than 11,000 cars, Gary Medley said.

"I couldn't have had a better dad, we shared so much," Gary Medley said.
Added by John Callin on Jul 24, 2014 1:03 PM
Kathy Bailey
Thank you so much for Graveside photo
Added by Kathy Bailey on Jul 21, 2014 12:26 AM
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