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Charlie Ward (#46770133)
 member for 11 years, 2 months, 12 days
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Bio Photo I've been one of my family's "historians" for over 10 years, researching our family trees, and I totally enjoy it.

Taking photographs of headstones and submitting cemetery information is such vital work, because it helps people locate their loved ones. The headstone photograph helps to document it, since many times these precious artifacts are vandalized or damaged by weather and age. I find great joy in helping others find their family members.

I have been in process of transcribing all the cemeteries in Jim Wells County, TX since 2004. Every so often, I'll do some in San Patricio and Nueces Counties.

Please note that I photograph & transcribe entire cemeteries & do not catch duplicates until I'm ready to upload photos. So if you spot a duplicate, then click the "Edit" button at the memorial & let me know about it. Thanks!

Please click the "Edit" button at the memorial to notify me of any corrections, additions, adding relationship links or to request transfers. This process will work quicker & better than emailing me or leaving a message here

I love uniting the memorials I've created with their family.
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Gamblin - McKinney
I've admired your diligence in building out family histories and memorials in South Texas, where Mother grew up - Myrtle A Baker 1909-1998. Alexander grandparents are in Sandia graveyard, where I got to poke around again recently.

I'm submitting edit suggestions from Ancestry Tree TexasBakers. Honoring Mother's birthday, we visited Bakers and friends in Houston's Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, adding photos, connections and memorials for family of Gladys McKinney Foret, Mother's lifelong friend.

I'd like to find a book on South Texas ranchers, like those in the Wade, McNeill and Gallagher cemeteries. ---Mildred Baker Beaman
Added by BakerAlex on Jan 23, 2016 7:20 PM
Callie Peacock
Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hackett, AR

I am looking for memorials of Minerva Ann Gilbert Harris (1842-1908) and her husband Giles Harris (1839-1877).
Minerva was daughter of Edward Gilbert (1808 - 1881) and Alletha Elizabeth Pugh Gilbert (1813-1880).
They are listed as buried in Pleasant Hill on but I cannot find verification.

Thanks for all your work at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery!

Added by Callie Peacock on Dec 05, 2015 11:07 AM
Tommy Neumann
Henry & Merline Dahse
RE: Henry J. Dahse, Memorial# 18073730
Merline S. Dahse, Memorial# 18073708
Both in Orange Grove's Sons of Hermann Cemetery.

I sent you a personal e-mail regarding the above two memorials, but not until after I sent it did I find that your e-mail address listed on your profile is no longer active.

Anyway, on a recent visit to South Texas and to the Sons of Hermann Cemetery in Orange Grove on Tuesday, Sept. 29th, I took a photo of the headstone of Henry and Merline Dahse that now shows Henry's date of death. While the two memorials that you created have photos of the headstone before Henry's death, I went ahead and added the new photos. It will be your decision which photos you want to retain. I also added close-up photos showing Henry's and Merline's dates of birth and death.

Thank you for all the work you do in the cemeteries of Jim Wells and San Patricio Counties. My wife has family members buried in both counties, and her parents are buried in the Sons of Hermann Cemetery. My parents are buried in Alice Fraternal Cemetery.
Added by Tommy Neumann on Oct 01, 2015 8:18 PM
Sarah Stead
Lola Franklin, Find A Grave Memorial# 42140674
Charlie, I tried to email to your email address but it was invalid. Here is my email:

Last year, you didn't want to link Lola to the people I believe are her parents:
WH Belt, Find A Grave Memorial# 109718766 Ella Belt, Find A Grave Memorial# 109718570

because you had a census record from IL showing mother was Esther.

Attached is the info from Lola's SS application, showing Ella to be her mother. Also I found the 1910 census record for her in OK, not IL, as well as the 1920 census record for her in Hood Co, TX.

*** Note that I cannot attached her SS app here in Find A Grave (that was why I tried to email you) but you give me a valid email address, I will email it to you). ***

Really, she is not a direct relative of mine so I guess I don't care much (or I wouldn't have waited a year to get back to you!). I was back then following the Belts thru Texas because my great great grandmother was a Belt and her brother was an ancestor of Lola.

Added by Sarah Stead on Aug 02, 2015 7:14 PM
Janna Powell Sims
Hi Charlie,
Could you please transfer the following family members to me?

Sandia Cemetery

Edgar Wayne Evans
Joseph Bennifield Evans
Lottie Lillian Seaton Evans
Manzanita "Manny" Bruce Evans
Silas Edgar Evans

Thanks you so much for all of the work you are doing on this site.

Added by Janna Powell Sims on Jul 25, 2015 12:49 AM
D Giese
Ignatius "Nash" Hill 29269313
Hello, I am trying to find the father and mother of Ignatius "Nash" Hill. Would you happen to have that info? Thank you.
Added by D Giese on Jun 26, 2015 12:43 PM
Willa Wiley
Memory Gardens Cemetery
Hello Charlie

Are you still photographing in the above cemetery in Nueces County? If so, I have one I am in need of. Please let me know and I will forward the memorial number.

Added by Willa Wiley on Jun 02, 2015 1:23 PM
Tommy Neumann
Norman Willie DeReese
Good Afternoon, Charlie,

Re: Norman Willie DeReese, Find-a-Grave Memorial # 18075455.

Mr. DeReese is my father-in-law. If you would be willing to transfer management of his memorial to me, I would be very appreciative. Thank you for all you do for Find-a-Grave in Jim Wells County and the surrounding area.

I tried to contact you via the e-mail address shown on your member information page. It did not work. You might want to check it for accuracy.


Tommy Neumann
Find-a-Grave Contributor # 48588967
Houston, Texas
Added by Tommy Neumann on Mar 31, 2015 11:07 AM
Hattie Carolyn Glynn
Charlie I emailed you today, but it came back wrong address. Would you send me correct one? Had done work on Phillips today and needed some feedback. Thanks
Added by Hattie Carolyn Glynn on Feb 28, 2015 9:19 PM
R. Janzen
William and Cordelia Price
I am researching William Price's line and wondered if you are possibly related to him and know more about him. He is my grandfather Joseph Price's identical twin brother. I know we have a lot of Ward relatives so thought there might be a chance you had more information. Here is the link to William Prices page:

Thank you so much for photographing and adding William to findagrave! I appreciate it!

Raechelle Janzen (my email is
Added by R. Janzen on Feb 15, 2015 9:23 PM
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