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Burton Risser (#47268374)
 member for 6 years, 2 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo I am a retired International Banker who enjoyed assignments living and working in Europe & the Middle East. Since retiring, I now have the time to do genealogy research on six branches of my family with my 5th family history book now near completion. .
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 • 41 Memorials Added
 • 46 Memorials Managed
 • 2 Photos
 • 2 Photo Requests
 • 22 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Virtual Cemeteries
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RE: Doris June Kirk
Hello Mr. Risser,
Thanks for your response back. Sheila's grandfather Jess(e) Arthur Findley was brother to my great grandfather William Ballard Findley. I think this makes us 2nd cousins once removed. So cool to make your acquiantance! I created a memorial for Jesse Arthur Findley #118134753 but i haven't found where he is buried other than he died in Tulsa, OK.

I have a picture of Jesse Findley that includes his parents and siblings. Least, I believe Jesse is in the picture. If you think you might be able to identify him i would like to share the picture with you. My email is
Added by Greg on Oct 04, 2014 7:53 PM
Doris June Kirk
Hello Mr. Risser,

Someone has Doris Nadine Findley as Glyndon's #135344117 wife instead of your Doris June Kirk. Your record seems to be correct. Let me know what you think. Thanks Greg B.
Added by Greg on Oct 02, 2014 9:28 PM
RE: Eben T. Hayward
You are very welcome.
Celebrate Volunteerism!!!
Added by BobBoston on May 21, 2014 9:54 AM
Bill Bourbeau
RE: Lowe graves at Laurel Hill
Regarding your photo requests (#101266819 & 101267580):

I uploaded a few photos I have on hand. However, I will return in the next few days and make sure you have the best quality photographs possible. I can email the higher resolution photos for you to choose from.

Take care,

Added by Bill Bourbeau on Apr 02, 2014 4:34 PM
Cathy Hill
RE: Elsie Maude Ray Meyers
Mr. Risser,
i try to leave flowers on all memorial pages that I have photographed. there is no relation. I walked all of Smith Cemetery a couple of weeks ago and finished uploading most of the pics I took last night. Good luck in your searches!
Added by Cathy Hill on Dec 09, 2013 8:05 AM
Julie Potter
RE: William R.
Wow, I normally check the dates. Sorry for the mistake. I will definitely find out and correct this. I will be back out at Floral Haven later this week. J
Added by Julie Potter on Aug 18, 2013 9:37 PM
Janet Milburn
Congrats are in order to you, many of us wish we were in your shoes!
You have completed quite a feat. I am
so happy for you.
Thanks for the response, I am glad that you are related to this memorial on Mary Jane Ray. I
will go check it out.

Janet Milburn

Reply to your e-mail today 4/26/13
Janet Milburn,

Thanks for your e-mail regarding "Unknown" Ray memorial in Shady Grove Baptist Church Yard. Yes, the name of the Ray is my second great grandmother, Mary Jane Ray married to my second great grandfather, Teague Ray, buried in the same cemetery.

I have made all of the changes and up-dated this memorial, including making a link to her husband. I have added a bio and other information.

I was delayed making these changes because I have been busy completing my second family history book on the Ray Family History, 1766 to 2013, using ancestry My Canvas. It is due to be delivered today via UPS. Mary Jane Ray was the mother of my great grandfather, James Marshall Ray.


Burton Risser
Added by Janet Milburn on Apr 26, 2013 6:24 PM
America Brown photo request
You have a photo request in for this woman at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, IL. Based on your information in the note, this is not the woman you believe her to be. The woman buried here was 28 years old and the daughter of Richard McKinney; wife of Charles Brown, a dentist. According to her obituary, she ran a house of ill-repute and committed suicide. It's quite an interesting story, but since that is not the woman you are looking for, I am removing the photo request. (I have not found the stone for this person so I do believe it is unmarked.) Any questions, let me know!
Added by BjJ on Jul 26, 2012 10:18 AM
Di Ann Tarhalla
RE: Theron Risser
I added his wife also. I will be happy to pass the management of the memorials to you. I am not related. That way you can add information if you wish.
Added by Di Ann Tarhalla on Jun 07, 2012 5:38 PM
RE: Mary M. Stephenson
Glad to help!
Added by Jade on Mar 13, 2012 6:30 PM
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