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Stephen Brown (#46558438)
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Joyce Edgar Phipps
RE: Howard Brown
If you don't have my email address it is
Added by Joyce Edgar Phipps on Apr 06, 2015 12:14 PM
Joyce Edgar Phipps
RE: Howard Brown
I look forward to hearing from you. I am going to be out of pocket until after the 13th of April but then I will be ready for any information you might want to share with me.
Added by Joyce Edgar Phipps on Apr 01, 2015 7:59 AM
James Coston
Josh Strictland, Axtel Cem.
Morning Stephen, bad news to report.
I just spoke to the caretaker of the cemetery, she has all records available to her, even dingy old brown paperwork from way back and knows the cemetery completely. I specifically ask is there is the possibility that the burial site is simply not marked, she said "no", he absolutely is not buried there and requests that the entry be deleted, her request.
I gave it my best shot and it failed to pan out.
Later, James Coston
Added by James Coston on Jan 15, 2015 9:18 AM
James Coston
John Strickland, Axtell Cem.
Evening Stephen,
I just picked your request up in anticipation but I don't have a lot of hope and here is why:
A couple of days ago, I went over and walked the entire cemetery. Fortunately it's laid out real good in rows and maintenance is kept up.
There are lots of unmarked graves which have only buried concrete blocks for markers, some have painted info, some nothing.
I did not locate the surname Strickland anywhere.
= = = =
A couple stopped to inquire what I was doing, I laid it out for them and they gave me the phone number of the person who holds all the written records for the cemetery, people & plot map.
I called 3X a day for the last few days, at 10 am
this morning I finally got to speak to someone. She told me that she did not recognize the Strickland name but would search her records and get back to me. I "assumed" today but as of now, 5 pm, no response.
I'm hoping that if there is no marker, maybe the map will place him between two marked locations.
At any rate, U will know something as soon as I do and since I only make this type of call once, if I don't hear from her in a reasonable time, I'll pass along her contact info via your email address (don't need to post that type of info on a forum for anyone to capture) and U can try.
If that works, pass it on to me and I'll take care of it.
Later, James Coston
Added by James Coston on Jan 10, 2015 4:04 PM
James Coston
John Strickland, Axtell Cem.
As the old t.v. detective Columbo would always say "oh yea, just one more thing".
I see U have had this request for 2 years with no hit's yet.
My dog and I will try and fix that just as soon as we get a break from the cold weather.
To bad there are no other family members to cross reference with, that makes one from 1922 a little hard to locate some time but we will give it our best shot.
Let ya know, Later, James Coston
Added by James Coston on Jan 06, 2015 6:52 PM
James Coston
James Coston: Bio on Find-A Grave
Evening Stephen,
Since U read my bio, U are familiar with my military service and retired situation.
My time was served in San Diego, ergo I got to R&R in Yokouska Japan, that was great duty.
After the subs, I spent quite a while on a supply ship that hit DaNang then down the coast to An Thoi at the Cambodian border hitting major supply ports along the way, quite an adventure ....
I was there for the transition from diesel to nuclear and the only way to stay on subs was to move over, didn't care for being under for so long so I went to the Graffias to muster out.
On the Idearc deal at the phone company, all of us got shares of stock, the smart ones immediately sold it off, the rest (ergo, ME) held onto it because when I retired, I wanted the dividend income but as U probably know, it went bust so scratch that benefit, HA !!
Yes, I am in the Mexia area, I live over at Hubbard, probably 25 miles or so away from the Mexia Cemetery. That place is my favorite to go "cemetery stomping" as I like to call it. My dog, Precious, is my ever-faithful traveling companion and our search is normally broken up with a trip to McDonalds for burgers and fries. We grab'em up, head back to a shade tree and chow down, I think the most favorite part of the trip for her is the burgers and fries.
I have a plot map for Mexia Cem and the library is a virtual world of information so it makes the search productive, as a rule. As I said, I won't make the mistake that caused us to meet again, no paper trail, no entry. New rule for me.
Being diabetic, walking the cemetery has a dual purpose, I get the exercise that benefits me and I also get to give something to people less fortunate than myself and can't get out to do the searches themselves.
Again, thanks for the correction and thankfully nobody got upset over the error,
Later, James Coston
Added by James Coston on Jan 06, 2015 6:29 PM
James Coston
William Kerzee
Morning Stephen,
Wow, that was a big error on my part, explains why I couldn't find any public records.
I'll need to remember this lesson and adjust my way of adding memorials when no written record exists.
Sometimes a cavity full of water will give a false reading, apologize for that error, the memorial has been DELETED.
Again, really appreciate the heads up. !!!
Later, James Coston
Added by James Coston on Jan 04, 2015 9:01 AM
Stan Bates
RE: Mattie Garner
It was no trouble, I really enjoy it.
Added by Stan Bates on Aug 08, 2013 9:00 PM
RE: Susie and Alfred Hirsch
So glad I could help. I am a Brown by birth as well, my family is from Missouri, Texas, Indiana and Kansas.
Added by Shelly on Aug 07, 2012 6:36 PM
Chris in Kennesaw
RE: Dicque Barton
our pleasure.. always love to help people get information they would not otherwise be able to get. The cemetery they are buried in is fairly large and i bet we walked 3 miles to find them... lol.. but it was great exercise and we fulfilled one other request while we were looking. I was hoping you would also be interested in the husband's information so i included.. glad that worked out.. now all i need to do is figure out how to copy all of the photos over to him as well. I am sure there is a way to do it. Chris
Added by Chris in Kennesaw on May 11, 2012 3:24 PM
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