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Michael [Randy] Walsh (#47947658)
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Bio Photo With much of my immediate family growing in and around the Washington D.C area for generations, I was never overly curious about family history. After a friend who was more interested than I found photos of relatives gravesites in other states who were born during the time of Andrew Jackson I was amazed. Even a marker for my grandmother's unnamed infant son which I had seen in home movies had been photographed by someone.
I am most familiar with DC area's, Holy Rood, Arlington Cemetery, Oak Hill and Cedar Hill Cemetery on Pennsylvania Avenue. I have taken many photos for my own enjoyment and for friends over the years, but realize others are often not so near.
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Carolyn Stutts
RE: 3 Connell Daughters
I should have realized that the Suggestion WAS the poem for Katie and I will add it. Thank you so much for the suggestion. It will make the child more real ans special.
Added by Carolyn Stutts on Apr 17, 2016 8:47 PM
Carolyn Stutts
RE: 3 Connell Daughters
Dear Randy. Thank you for your picture and interest in the 3 little Connell girls. My family has not lived in DC since 1987. There are 3 generations of Connell's in that spot but on my visit 2 years ago I was upset to find all of the 7 other markers gone. The little girls were buried in the shade of a huge tree and your picture shows them out in the open. Has the tree been cut down? I was so upset with the cemetery about the other markers but they do not have perpetual care, which I find amazing, and no one had been there to notice the loss of the other stones. Right now the cost of a plaque just saying the Connell Family is beyond my reach. The girls memorial is precious. I do have the poem and each child's obituary. I need to look at it again to see if it can be added for all 3 girls. Thank you so much for your interest.

Thank you Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Stutts on Apr 16, 2016 10:12 PM
Elizabeth Koerth
I linked her family, many thanks! Just sent you a couple of edits for her re place of birth and date of death.
Added by hgs205 on Apr 03, 2016 1:25 PM
RE: Francis /Marion Poore
Thanks. Your always a great help! :)
Added by SLNP on Apr 01, 2016 8:23 PM
RE: Mohun
Regarding the note you inserted about Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) - how his mother passed. My understanding is that being interred at ANC was due to the fact that the family could not afford to inter the remains elsewhere. It was only later that being interred at ANC was considered an honor. Then there was the issue with other family members such as wives being interred at ANC. Many wives "passed" on the opportunity for their husbands (and/or adult male children) to be interred at ANC as wives (and mothers) were not allowed.

There are groupings of military families in District of Columbia being disinterred and then re-interred in ANC due to the rule changes regarding spouses and family members. Keep in mind that many families had minor children in their burial plots as children died young without the vaccinations for common diseases.

There are many errors regarding interments in the District of Columbia. The Mohun family owned a lot in Chapel Hill with the first interment in 1881 so I believe the newspaper reporter did not do a thorough job of checking with the family regarding interment. In that day and age reporters were much more respectful of obtaining burial information unless they had a direct connection.

Also be aware of the lawsuit brought by heirs of the Lee family regarding the confiscation of their property (ANC) by the United States Government during the Civil War. There are many newspaper articles regarding the Custis/Lee lawsuit that was finalized in 1883.
Added by SLGMSD on Apr 01, 2016 12:25 AM
Padgett Researcher Ruth the Sleuth
Rosa May Richards Padgett
Thanks for the transfer.
Added by Padgett Researcher Ruth t... on Mar 30, 2016 1:19 AM
Padgett Researcher Ruth the Sleuth
Percival Padgett
Thank you, Randy. I have his wife's obituary. If I type it in her edit box will you post it to her memorial? I will also send edits for her dates, etc.
Added by Padgett Researcher Ruth t... on Mar 29, 2016 4:58 PM
Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
Charles P "Chuck" Inman photo
I want to thank you so very much for the photo of the headstone of my friend, Chuck Inman. I appreciate it immensely.

Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Mar 22, 2016 10:03 PM
Charleston Goit #131600691
Hello Randy,

Thank you for the unexpected transfer of Charleston Goit's memorial. I will take great care of it and thank you for finding it and adding him to the database!

Rob (YankeeGraver)
Added by YankeeGraver on Mar 05, 2016 2:35 PM
Jeffrey Duarte
RE: Harriet Baden Clarke/Mt. Olivet
No problem. I transferred the memorial to you. Let me know if there are any others you would like to manage.
Added by Jeffrey Duarte on Feb 27, 2016 7:48 AM
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