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Carol (#46859893)
 member for 8 years, 5 months, 6 days
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Thanks to a lady named Annette and the photo she placed on Find A Grave, I was able to break through a brick wall in my quest to document the family tree. Since then I've placed a number of requests. I am very grateful to the folks who took pictures and filled those requests.

I pretty much limit myself to taking pictures in the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio of San Francisco. It's an absolutely beautiful place with lawn that would make any gardener envious and with breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.

If there is anything I put up on this web site that needs correcting or that you would like me to remove, please let me know. If you would like me to transfer a memorial to you, please let me know. Be sure you are logged in and then use the edit tab. With the exception of my own family's memorials, I would be happy to make the transfer.

Through Find A Grave I've been privileged to come in contact with some really wonderful people. This is a team effort and it is amazing how this database has grown. It is fun, even though it can occasionally be awkward when I tell someone I take tombstone pictures. :-) There have been many kind e-mails and public messages. While it is always nice to get a pat on the back, that is not why I do it. I do it in the hopes that what I do might help others as much as the work of others has helped me. Over the years there have been a few disagreements, very few, and some questions. With an exchange of private e-mails disagreements get worked out and questions get answered. That is part of the teamwork. But I find public messages that are not polite to be uncalled for, particularly when there is no available option to respond. I was raised to believe that you praise in public and criticize in private. So, if we disagree about something, e-mail me. We will work it out.
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Misty & Company
Apparently we jumped the gun on sending a thank you note, you accepted several yesterday and declined today? these men earned that title and the memorial is not up to date unless the rank is there.
R & S
Added by Misty & Company on Jan 21, 2015 2:44 PM
Misty & Company
Hello Carol

We wanted to thank you for taking care of the edits we sent you, we accepted this cemetery and noticed so many memorials did not have the veterans rank, so your accepting the edits and we added a flower makes their effort to protect us all a worthwhile effort.
thanks again for the help

R & S
we are about half way thru the cemetery !
Added by Misty & Company on Jan 21, 2015 6:24 AM
Steven M
RE: William P. Butler (#18414426)
That is certainly strange. According to his AOG obituary, Butler did offer his services to the War Department during the Span-Am War, but he was not accepted back into service. Also, no other military records mention that he served during that war.
Added by Steven M on Jan 16, 2015 6:43 PM
Steven M
William P. Butler (#18414426)
He did not serve in the Spanish-American War. He did serve however in the American Civil War, as a member of the 4th Kentucky Cavalry.
Added by Steven M on Jan 16, 2015 4:21 PM
Maryellen Shapiro
Thomas F Walsh
Dear Carol,
Thomas was a beloved uncle, a single man with a singular personality and style. Thank you for your work with Find a Grave which allowed me to complete our family tree. My children and grandkids will know Uncle Tom in part to your good work.
Blessings to you,
Added by Maryellen Shapiro on Dec 15, 2014 10:20 PM
Bill Thayer
Stanton A. Mason 30016241
Your surmise is correct. Stanton Mason (whose middle name by the way was Augustus, according to Cullum's Register) died while stationed at Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver, Wash. He is reported in the contemporaneous press to have died of Bright's disease. I'm still not coming up with an exact birthplace, though.

Bill Thayer
American & Military History
Added by Bill Thayer on Dec 12, 2014 9:24 AM
Brian Nixon
RE: Ellen Coburn # 91177098
Hi Carol, Thank you so much. It appears to be her. Would you have anything on her husband? I love this site. Again thanks, Brian
Added by Brian Nixon on Nov 08, 2014 5:16 PM
meg stone
Dear Carol, My name is Meg Stone. I am certain that James and Douglas Cleary, buried at the Presidio, are my grandparents. Father and mother to William, Alice and James Douglas Cleary. I am William Cleary's daughter. Please contact me.
Added by meg stone on Oct 26, 2014 4:20 PM
Westlawn-Hillcrest Vets
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Oct 26, 2014 4:04 PM
John Bracchi
Frank Herbert
Hi Carol,
Thanks so much for finding/listing Frank and the transfer of him to me. I've just finished adding some bio info and will add more as I poke around a bit more.
Thanks again,
Added by John Bracchi on Oct 04, 2014 11:53 PM
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