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Kathy Stroope Veasey (#47009271)
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I've always been fascinated with grave sites, visited cemeteries, made rubbings, took photos, etc. and must say that find-a-grave is an ideal site.

I've worked on family history projects for over 35 years and will for as long as I can. I'm more than happy to share family history with anyone interested.

The primary names I research are STROOPE, KEA, Pitts, Howton, Trammel, Hopper, Hale, Thetford, CARPER, BARTON, Lyon, Phipps, Griffith, Ellison, Shumate and many allied lines.

When I document a grave site, I try to include some information on the parents, siblings, marriage, etc. hoping this will help someone idendify their relative. In some cases, when recording my line, or lines, I've created memorials for as much of the cemetery as I've had access to.

I'll be glad to transfer your family member to you. Always remember the FAG # for the memorial page and, of course, your FAG #. PLEASE do not send me a big list of names with no numbers included... thanks

If I have grave site information in error, please contact me so that corrections can be made.

Recent projects include:

--Gig Harbor and Haven of Rest Cemeteries, Gig Harbor, Pierce County, Washington

--JCC Smith Cemetery in Texas

--Knight of Pythias and Sunset Lane Memorial Park, Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington

--Lovington and Resthaven Cemeteries, Lovington, Lea County, New Mexico

--Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce County, Washington

--Mount Calvary Cemetery (Santa Barbara Cemetery) , Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

--Calvary, Old Pioneer and Tacoma Cemeteries, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington

--Riverside Cemetery in Vassar, Tuscola County, Michigan

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Re: Alfred Thomas Prinn

Check out his Find A Grave memorial now.

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Added by Westford Veterans Service... on Mar 26, 2015 5:26 AM
Ann McClary
RE: Re Seley Shaver and wife Rhoda
You may be correct about Ida and Wilmer. I am working from some family notes which are a bit disjointed (found on Rootsweb). Ida and Wilmer may be the children of Irvin G. Shaver and wife Myrtle Thompson. Ivrin is buried in Spokane #95192737. Myrtle supposedly died in 1897 in Indian Pairie, Spokane Co...but I haven't located a burial for her yet.
Added by Ann McClary on Mar 13, 2015 10:13 AM
Lawrence & Sue Dale
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Teddie Stroope
Can you please delete the photo with the sticky note - - we're coming up with a better solution..... thanks so much, Kathy --- did it!
Added by Lawrence & Sue Dale on Mar 11, 2015 3:59 PM
Clara Sharpnack no stone visible
In this block, there are 2 Sharpnack stones. There is also much seemingly empty space. There is a tall white stone for Sarah Sharpnack (with different birth/death dates) and a little white one for an Infant Sharpneck. But there is no stone visible for Clara. So, following FindaGrave suggestions, we put a flower for her in this block, and photographed that. If you click on the GPS, wait until it fully loads Google Earth, click on the photo part, you can zoom in and see tiny tombstones (or their absence). You can even "move" around the cemetery. I am sorry.
Added by MrsB on Mar 08, 2015 4:54 PM
Thomas Markham
RE: Thank You

W. Allen Markham was my father. Dolly Armstrong Markham was my step-mother. Allen's first wife was Mary Tom Ashley, who was my mother.

Thank You,


Thomas A. Markham
Added by Thomas Markham on Mar 08, 2015 4:20 PM
Nancy Lowery
Would you please contact me thru my email., I just don't want to air out dirty laundry on your page.This is about a couple of people that I don't wish to make public.
Thank you, Nancy
Added by Nancy Lowery on Mar 08, 2015 6:39 AM
RE: re Alice Babcock, 109582884
Okay. Thanks for checking into it.
Added by klassikat on Mar 07, 2015 4:28 PM
Joseph Parente
Grosso-Di Fabio
Hi Kathy,

Actually,Cosmo Grosso is my 4th cousin 1 X removed who goes back to a different set of great-grandparents than those of Antonia Maria Di Fabio.

I was born in Ripabottoni, Campobasso, Molise, Italy, where Cosmo Grosso and Antonia Maria Di Fabio were born. They were married 6 Sep 1883.The only information I would be able to add is four of their children who were born and died in Ripabottoni. They were: Leonardo, 1887-1888, Maria Leonarda, 1889-1892, and Domenico, (died at 20 days of age) & Marietta,(died at 12 days of age), who were twins, 1896-1896. A 5th born in Ripabottoni, Matteo, 1891, died in Montreal in 1901. Maria, (Marietta), was born in Montreal in 1898, Marietta may have been her confirmation name, in honor of her sister. Domenico Enrico, (Henry)was born in Montreal in 1900.

The above information comes from the Ripabottoni civil records, and the Drouin Collection.

You can easily add this information yourself, and if you wish, I can give you exact dates for births and deaths.

Added by Joseph Parente on Mar 07, 2015 3:19 PM
Joseph Parente
RE: Grosso graves...
Hi, I don't know what you mean by transfers.

Added by Joseph Parente on Mar 06, 2015 11:40 AM
Joseph Parente
Maria Antonia Di Fabio (Grosso)
Hi Kathy,

She is my 3rd cousin 2 X removed.

According to the Ripabottoni civil records, Maria was born Antonia Maria Di Fabio 1 Apr 1864. She was born at 11 AM and the birth was reported by her father at 4 PM, and the baptism was on the same day. I have found mistakes in these records, so the birth may well have been 31 March as it states on the gravestone. The gravestone also has her birth year as 1864, so I am wondering where you got 1862.

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Added by Joseph Parente on Mar 06, 2015 6:40 AM
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