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Dave Fridinger-Brown (#46932885)
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in memory of grandma
RE: Enoch Brown Park...
You are welcome Dave. To be honest, I think my grandma had a similar attitude as your dad. She just said it in a different way. My grandpa died when I was 7.5, and as any child back then I asked if he was in heaven now. She said yes because you can always tell those who went to heaven by the fact that plenty of people prayed for them when they died. (Her way of saying that plenty of people were thankful that my grandpa was a kind man.)

The only draw back to her way of expressing is was that grandma in turn died less than 90 days from her 100th birthday. When we buried her, there was must me, my mother, the mortician, and the priest who I had paid to say a final blessing... Nevertheless, grandma was a wonderful person, she just outlived all her many friends who would have prayed for her at the time of her death...

By the way, I never did share the memorial I made for the man who was shot 30 years ago earlier this year. Luckily, I did find a distant relative who may do a better job on his memorial some day as the sum total of his life should be more than the manner in which he left this life:

Take care!
Added by in memory of grandma on Mar 18, 2015 4:07 PM
in memory of grandma
Enoch Brown Park...
Dear Mr. Dave Fridinger-Brown,
I am no relation to anybody in this particular park, but I was moved by the events that transpired and glad that you took initiative to make memorials for this man and the children who died back on 26-July-1764...

I'm about to loose my job of 15 years, and so I guess under such circumstances, you get to talking more seriously with your co-workers as you know your paths will soon part. Anyway from that heart to heart talk last week, I found out that my co-worker's brother was shot in a school shooting.

To be honest, I was very naive and really didn't think there were many such horrible events before Columbine, CO which happened in 1999. Boy was I wrong. (In all fairness I knew that the deadliest killing in a school happened in Bath Township -- near Landsing, Michigan on 18-May-1937 which killed 38 children, and 6 adults. However, because it was with bombs, it is not considered a school shooting:

Nevertheless, your memorial made me want to put flowers on the grave of the one person who died in our state. (My friend's brother, two adult teachers, and the principle were shot. The principle died from his injuries.) Anyway, the principle didn't have a memorial, so I researched to find out where he was interred.

I think I was meant to honor this man with a memorial as he will have died 30 years ago, tomorrow (21-Jan-2015).

Taking of a life just isn't right. The fact that school shootings can happen over 250 years ago or 30 years ago, or even this year; just goes to show that life for any generation involves the ever existing struggle of right versus wrong...

Nevertheless, thanks for the inspiration. It got me to create memorial for a total stranger killed by a senseless act.

Added by in memory of grandma on Jan 20, 2015 3:42 PM
Tracey Warne Stepp
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the lovely picture of the Johnston family cemetery! Your efforts are appreciated!
Added by Tracey Warne Stepp on Nov 18, 2014 11:22 AM
Lalita Kuhn
RE: Zion Lutheran Church with George Beaver
Thank you! for your understanding.
Added by Lalita Kuhn on Jun 08, 2012 10:16 AM
Lalita Kuhn
RE: Zion Lutheran Church with George Beaver
Hi Dave,

Here is what I posted to the Zion cemetery page last night:

This cemetery is on land acquired around the middle of the 20th century by the U.S. Government for use as an ammunition depot. Today the land is called Letterkenny Army Depot and The Depot is headquartered in Chambersburg, PA. Burials stopped at the time the land was acquired by our government. Letterkenny Army Depot is responsible for upkeep of this cemetery and seven others on their land. Once a year, in May, The Depot provides a bus driven tour of all the cemeteries. This is the only time people are allowed to visit. Check local newspapers for announcements of the date, time and other information.

I am very, very sorry I neglected to post this information on the cemetery page. I feel awful that you have been hunting for this and now will have to wait a year before getting access. Please, please forgive me! I wish there was more I could do to rectify this error.

Several years ago, I posted on an board a request for information regarding who was buried in the cemeteries located on The Depot. I knew my mother's grandparents were there but wondered who else was. A kind lady who had just taken the bus tour, sent me a list that had been given to people on the tour. I joyfully found several of my ancestors.

Two years ago I was on vacation in Colorado and decided I now had the time to give something back to findagrave. I located a cemetery close to me and started to take pictures. A lot of the graves were not in findagrave and it made me feel good that I was helping others find their ancestors by setting up these new memorials. Before this, I had only set up memorials for my own ancestors. When I returned home, I remembered the list of the graves on the Depot land and was surprised no one had entered this information into findagrave. The cemeteries were not even listed.

I have several picture requests in for my ancestors in these cemeteries, but only one picture was taken last month and that was because it was next to the grave of an ancestor of someone on the tour.

I would love to live closer and be able to take the tour myself, but I have to be satisfied with what I am able to do. At least you now know you have ancestors there. Again, I am so very sorry for my mistake.

Thank you for everything you are doing to bring information to others via findagrave!

Added by Lalita Kuhn on Jun 08, 2012 8:58 AM
Lalita Kuhn
RE: Zion Lutheran Church with George Beaver
Hi Dave,

When I set up this cemetery, I forgot to finish the setup and put in the location. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I didn't put in a picture request for George Beaver; are you related to him?

Added by Lalita Kuhn on Jun 07, 2012 10:55 PM
Karen Smith
Hi Dave- I found John Simons for you. Also there are others on either side of him, all the Simons you have memorials for. There is also one for daughter of John & Lydia Simon, it's hard to read. I will post the photo's of the others to their memorials if you'd like.

Added by Karen Smith on Mar 29, 2012 5:33 PM
Nancy Gibson Lowe
RE: Elizabeth Brown Findlay Johnston
Here's what I have on Elizabeth in my RootsWeb file:

As you can see, I don't know for sure where's she's buried nor do I know where her first husband, Samuel Findlay, is buried. Since he died in Philadelphia, he's probably buried there too. Since Elizabeth was married to James Johnston for over 70 years, she's probably buried with James who was buried in the family cemetery then later was reinterred in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Greencastle, Franklin Co., PA.
~ Nancy
Added by Nancy Gibson Lowe on Feb 04, 2011 6:52 AM
Summit Cemetery Goyts
Hi again,
I found 2 more Goyts--Mary L and William. Let me know if they belong to you and I will transfer them.
Added by bgraustark on Oct 20, 2010 3:12 PM
Summit Cemetery Goyts
I was photographing in Summit Cemetery, and found the headstone for Mary Frances Goit. She shares a stone with Ernie Goyt. I made a memorial for Ernie 60039848, but didn't know if you have more info for him. I didn't find a death record for Ernie.
Happy to transfer or add info if you like.
Added by bgraustark on Oct 13, 2010 10:21 AM
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