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B.J. Waters (#47094611)
 member for 6 years, 30 days
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Bio Photo This is a fun and interesting hobby for me, as well as a great way to perform a meaningful community service to others. Someday I hope to have more free time to devote to it. Yes, I'm in it for the numbers! The more memorials that are on this site, the better chance of people finding relatives. That's what this is all about.

In fairness to those who may have closer ties to a memorial, please read the Transfer Guidelines prior to requesting a transfer. I will make exceptions if I am personally doing work for you. You do not need to "manage" every memorial that is part of your family tree. Remember that this site is for locating burials, not building a tree. There are other websites that are more suitable for that purpose. I will be happy to make any links and corrections. PLEASE use the SAC feature ("Edit" tab). Please do not ask me to do links to any "Burial Unknown". Do your homework, first. Please feel free to add photos where appropriate, as you do not need to manage the memorial to add photos.

I will not cut and paste raw data from census records, death indices, etc. A nicely written bio is preferable.

Since March 2013 I have taken over management of memorials in Inglewood Park Cemetery from Chris Mills. Please continue to send suggestions for corrections using the "Edit" tab and I will get to them as soon as I can.

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Liz Simmons
Ola M. Robinson
Hi. Was Ola by any chance married to Durward Robinson?

Liz Simmons
Added by Liz Simmons on Feb 27, 2015 2:37 PM
Kyle Ambrose
Cora Reed
Dear B. J.,

I have no other pictures of Cora Reed. I can check in a few months' time to see if my mother has other pictures of her.
Added by Kyle Ambrose on Feb 26, 2015 8:51 PM
Louis Mata
RE: Octavius Morgan
Hello B.J.,

I'm thinking the reason why a family member would want a transfer is so they could write something about that person or link them to other family members. Once a memorial is designaetd as famous, the family can still link to the page, but cannot edit the bio info. In these two particular cases, I see that you made the pages almost two years ago and they have been gone for quite some time, so do you really think that the family might want a transfer? For some of the wonderful buildings they designed in and around Los Angeles, I certainly think they deserve 'famous' recognition.


Added by Louis Mata on Feb 26, 2015 4:43 PM
Kyle Ambrose
Cora Reed
Dear B. J.,

I can fill in a lot of the gaps for you. However, I would rather tell you some things in private, so please send me an e-mail message when you can.

As for Claude, I believe that he ended up in an institution somewhere in California. I do not know the name of it or the location of it, I am sad to say.

She got married the first time to Richard Herbert Brink on August 30, 1944, in Rutland, Vermont, at the Congregational Church. You are correct in saying that she got married at the age of 17. I have a copy of their marriage record, and I will send it to you if you would like it.

She married Victor Oliva Cyr on March 3, 1951, in Springfield, Vermont. I have a copy of that marriage record, too.

As far as I know, she did not have much education. At one time she worked as a domestic servant, and she also worked as a waitress.

I am not sure how or why the moved to California. I think it must have been in the early 1960's.

I know a lot about her family history and would be happy to share it with you by e-mail. I also have some stories that I can tell you.
Added by Kyle Ambrose on Feb 26, 2015 5:48 AM
Kyle Ambrose
RE: Cora Reed Cyr
Dear B. J.,

Thank you so much for your interest in my family line. I am the grandson of Cora Reed.

I would be interested to find out how you are related.

Added by Kyle Ambrose on Feb 25, 2015 8:57 PM
Sue McClurg Fischer
RE: Rufus and Sarah Weir Goodrich
Thank you so much, B.J. for going to the cemetery to check on the stones adjacent to my Goodriches and McDonalds. I don't recognize the surnames but will make a note of them in case they show up in our line by chance. I certainly appreciate the time you've taken to respond and the photos you've provided. Sincerely…. SMF
Added by Sue McClurg Fischer on Feb 25, 2015 1:08 PM
Daniel M. Hogan
RE: Marsden Fish
Let me know if you find anything definitive. I've seen a lot of them where state records don't match Social Security Death records. And, since the Federal Census records are so often incorrect, I'd be interested.


Added by Daniel M. Hogan on Feb 25, 2015 8:16 AM
Daniel M. Hogan
RE: Marsden Fish
The Social Security Death Index says 1902 and,
"The Fish Family in England and America," by Leslie Warren Fish, 1948, page 74 says 1902.

As you noted, the California Death Index shows 1903, and the Federal Census records show "abt 1903."

Hope this helps.

Added by Daniel M. Hogan on Feb 25, 2015 3:40 AM
Walt Birdsall Conklin
Green Hills
The way Jeff controls the requests is merciless, either text alerts or he must have the site open on a screen that he constantly refreshes. I tried rechecking in between cleaning pools only to see that yet another request eluded me by seconds. I'll be there tomorrow to clear my claims. Have a good day😃
Added by Walt Birdsall Conklin on Feb 24, 2015 12:27 PM
Sherry Hatcher
RE: Glen Shivel photo request.
Glens Wife name is Minerva Hazel Roberts Shivel. She's buried in the Hillside Memorial Park, Redland, California. I just noticed this memorial with him in the Inglewood Cemetery. So that's where I thought he was buried. Apprently not. HMMMM. Can you do me another favor.

Can you link the parents 22059992 Julia (Mother)
22058981 Ozrow (Father)
to the following Children
Baby Roberts 25600781
Hazel M Shivel 22059009 and could you change her maiden name from Bowles to Roberts
Ruby May Harris 25600735 and change her middle name from Mae to May.

Added by Sherry Hatcher on Feb 23, 2015 8:17 PM
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