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Linda J. (Garby) Barnes (#46893489)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has been a part of my life since I was about 7 years old and asked my Dad how our Italian born ancestors came to settle in America. When he told me that "they came on their very own ship" I was immediately interested to know more -- especially since in school we were studying Christopher Columbus. What I learned from my Dad was that his mother's parents had a family shipping and marble company in Palermo, Sicily. Marble would be quarried from all over Italy, then sent to their marble shop in Palermo, carved by my Great Grandfather, Baldassare Magri, and then shipped all over the Mediterranean and to New York City. Soon their business grew so much that the family decided that they needed a permanent marble shop in the NYC area. So my great grandparents came to the USA on their own ship laden with marble and their worldly goods. They established their new marble supply and carving business in Astoria, Queens, and soon had a thriving enterprise. One of the uncles stayed behind in Sicily to become the captain of their ship. What they didn't expect was that during one voyage from Sicily during WW1, their ship was attacked by a German bomber and everyone (including the uncle) and everything on the ship perished. Quite a story for a little 7 yr old girl to digest but ever since that day I have been hooked on genealogy!

The contributions that the wonderful Find A Grave volunteers have so kindly made have been a Godsend to all the Genealogy community! I cannot tell you the gratitude and respect I have for all the Find A Grave volunteers. Their great generosity is overwhelming!

♥.*""*.☆ Bless all of you! ☆.*""*.♥

Note: 4 April 2016 ~ While I have only a small collection of my ancestors' memorials here on Find A Grave, I take them very seriously and personally. I welcome any bonafide suggestions for edits, etc. Until this week I never realized that I would need to post this but ~~~ any demeaning or rude messages will not be tolerated. Find A Grave is a wonderful site that not only helps us locate our ancestors' final resting places but also brings long lost family members together. Let's all be kind and courteous. Thank you.

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Eileen Telischak
Nucifora
Linda - Keith now has his name inscribed on the mausoleum wall, so I added the photo to his entry. I also added this new photo for his mom, Marlene. *Eileen
Added by Eileen Telischak on Jan 31, 2016 9:16 PM
Elkv42
Charles Franklin Barnes
Hi Linda - I left a message on his SAC. Lori
Added by Elkv42 on Oct 06, 2015 6:42 AM
Susan Baker
Robert E Webb
Hi Linda, I was unable to find a stone for Robert. There is Lizzie, Edith, Nettie, Mary and George. In another section of the cemetery are more Webbs. I will go to the cemetery office to check on Robert.If there something else I can do let me know. Susan
Added by Susan Baker on Jun 10, 2015 5:26 PM
Ralph L Marvin
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 23748338
Hi, Happy to hear you can use photo, my photo's are available to anyone to use, no permission is necessary. Ralph
Added by Ralph L Marvin on May 16, 2015 10:33 PM
Ann Garczynski
Ruth F-------?
I am wondering about your photo request for Ruth F-----? on findagrave. Could you be referring to Ruth Parish? I went to Bethesda Church Cemetery yesterday. I walked the entire cemetery and found a Ruth Parish. I also got the burial records from the caretakers. There are no other Ruth's with a last name starting with the letter "F" buried there. If this is your person, then I have a photo for you. Please let me know what you think. Memorial 81720456.
Added by Ann Garczynski on May 02, 2015 8:31 AM
Eileen Telischak
Charles Nucifora
Linda - look at the memorial page for Charles Nucifora. I've added a picture of his headstone. According to cemetery records, he is interred in this plot. Apparently, his name and dates have never been added to the stone. Could the Robert Nucifora buried there be the child of Charles? *Eileen
Added by Eileen Telischak on Nov 30, 2014 8:53 PM
Eileen Telischak
RE: Another Nucifora
Linda - you're very welcome! *Eileen
Added by Eileen Telischak on Nov 01, 2014 6:40 PM
Eileen Telischak
Nucifora
OOPS, forgot the memorial number: 138123729.
Added by Eileen Telischak on Nov 01, 2014 6:50 AM
Eileen Telischak
Another Nucifora
Linda - remember me? As I was walking through St. Nicholas Cemetery yesterday, I came across this Nucifora stone (it's a child). Next to that stone is a flag, military symbol and flowers which leads me to believe there might be someone else buried there. Any ideas? Does this name belong to your family? *Eileen
Added by Eileen Telischak on Nov 01, 2014 6:48 AM
Elkv42
King Rider 1767-1851
Linda, could you please update his headstone photo to add "courtesy of Harold Daniels". He is the one that took the picture and sent it to me. Thanks, Lori
Added by Elkv42 on Jul 06, 2014 3:45 PM
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