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John Andrew Prime (#46621252)
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Bio Photo Air Force brat, music critic at the Shreveport Times 1977-1991, military reporter there 1992-2012, local desk editor 2012-present. Various editorships held, but writing is main gig. Co-author of a history of Barksdale Air Force Base. Interest in genealogy since 1990, willing to visit Northwest Louisiana cemeteries. Fascinated by the stories of those in them, cognizant that people only pass from memory if we let them.

Unless there are historical or sentimental or research reasons disinclining me, I will transfer memorials upon request to children or grandchildren of those memorialized. More distant relationships will not guarantee transfer and are decided on a case-by-case basis. When available, I post news stories and obits associated with the deaths and am not responsible for the manner of death of a loved one -- suicide or murder for example -- or the public attention it may have garnered at the time. You cannot change history; it changes us.
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Louis Mata
RE: Jesse Winchester
Hi John,

When creating a famous entry, you should always use their stage or professional name. I didn't think of doing a search using his real name.

Find A Grave has already accepted mine, so I can't change the birth place but I will send an email asking them to correct it.

Thank you,

Louis
Added by Louis Mata on Apr 12, 2014 10:48 AM
Clarissa Stegeman
Taylor
I just learned last night that my Great Grandparents are most likely buried in a group grave in Oakland Cemetery in Shreveport. They died from Yellow Fever in 1873. Sidney Ira Taylor and his wife Helen Mary Eaman Taylor. Also baby Annie may have too. Do you know if the names in the mass grave of possibly 800 can be found? I am writing my Family History. My sister sent me a section of a TV program last night on this. I know this is public so I won't send my email address. Clarissa
Added by Clarissa Stegeman on Mar 13, 2014 8:15 AM
Stone✿Searcher
RE: Carrie Faust 5565426
OK I understand, so if they are essentially the same cemetery, then is there a reason you've made a duplicate? The other memorial was created first and it has photos & flowers, so I was wondering if there is a need to keep them both.
Added by Stone✿Searcher on Feb 26, 2014 3:22 PM
Lee Ann Swanner Hodnett
Pharaby Strain
Thanks for catching my error so that I could make a correction. Of course, her date of death should be 1864..
Added by Lee Ann Swanner Hodnett on Feb 13, 2014 1:36 PM
Gene Barron
J. R. Oakes
He died in 2014 not 2013
Added by Gene Barron on Jan 12, 2014 6:44 AM
Gene Barron
J. R. Oakes
He died in 2014 not 2013
Added by Gene Barron on Jan 12, 2014 6:44 AM
Tim Cook
Barksdale B-47 incident 1957
Hello John,

I am seeking information about 3 additional airmen who perished when a B-47 attempted to abort takeoff from Barksdale AFB on Dec. 6, 1957. The only name I have is for Carlton A Boutelle which you maintain the memorial.

Thanks much!

Tim
Added by Tim Cook on Dec 05, 2013 8:48 AM
Robert Braselton
headstone photos
Thanks for taking the time to photograph and post the Johnson headstones at the Greenwood Cemetery in Shreveport. The time you took to do this is greatly appreciated.
Added by Robert Braselton on Nov 25, 2013 1:21 PM
Peggy
RE: Lawrence Rudy birth year
You are right about 1883, but there is some confusion here. His memorial page has 1888.

Thanks,
Peggy
Added by Peggy on Oct 17, 2013 11:02 AM
Frank Everett
Gay Kay
Thank you

Frank
Added by Frank Everett on Oct 14, 2013 6:26 AM
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