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Jimmyg4020 (#47305135)
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Bio Photo I am a retired metal fabricator and began genealogy as a hobby about ten years ago, mainly to prove or disprove family lore. The past five years has been spent full time at this endeavor. It has blossomed into a never ending project but I do get a lot of enjoyment in the hunt. I get the feeling I could have made a good detective, especially when a plan comes together. I have taken 14 family lines back in time, many into the 14 and 1500's. Three of which, Standish and Rogers,and Soule were on the Mayflower and one, Chase, was with Governor Winthrop and the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Many more are traced to the early and middle 1600's in New England.

My family lines:
German, Stinnett, Pingrey, Mead, Emery, Shay, Chase, Drake, Tozier, Stephens, Bach, Grandlienard, Standish, Rogers, Potter, Newman, Knapp, plus many others that have married into these lines that I have not pursued more than a generation or two, plus there are just to many to list here.

The picture to the left is of me in early 1947 on my dad's RD6 Caterpillar wearing his hat in the almond orchard. Dad would let us sit between his legs and try to pull on the frictions. Dad bought this 1930's RD6 when he was in his late teens. It was well used during WW II while dad was off to war. He rented it out to different construction companies that used it in building state-side military facilities in northern California and Nevada, as well as Sacramento Northern Railroad.

While I understand one's desire to manage a particular memorial, I do not transfer memorials unless it follows Findagrave guidelines. All of those under my management are related to me. I have been subjected to people that believe they are the only ones that should have control and they have gotten very testy. One such person sent me many emails arguing she had more right than I to manage a person we were both related to and could not understand my saying no. Get a grip on your ego folks! I say to you; once I have said no to a transfer that is the end of it! The more you push the deeper I dig in. Please respect the fact many of these memorials are the result of a lot of investment in both time and money. I did not do the research to just hand it over to someone else. I am more than happy to work with people to improve upon any memorial I manage. I ask if you want information changed or added please be prepared to provide supporting evidence.
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Brenda
RE: Adella Bishop
You're very welcome. Sorry I couldn't find it! If you come up with any new information to indicate there is a marker, I'd be glad to try again.
Added by Brenda on Aug 08, 2014 6:38 PM
Kim Gutshall
Thomas Griffith's
I have added to Thomas's memorial as you requested. Sorry it has taking me so long. Hope you have a great evening. God Bless.
Added by Kim Gutshall on Jul 30, 2014 7:12 PM
Arleen Koello
RE: louis preston stone
Hi Jim, I found the obit again and added it to Louis Preston Stone's memorial.
Added by Arleen Koello on Jun 05, 2014 6:31 AM
Misty & Company
Dupe
Their suggestion:
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In case you did not catch on. This memorial is a duplicate of a previous
memorial number 39779709.
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In case you didn't catch on,
if a memorial has been transferred to someone else and it turns out to be a dupe, we can not delete it Find A Grave takes care of the dupes.
Added by Misty & Company on Jun 02, 2014 4:57 AM
Larry & Helen in Ok.
Ellen (Johnston) Roe
Hello Jim: I have updated you request and I am going to try and transfer your 1st cousin 3 times removed Ellen. I am not related to her, wife & I were doing photos of the cemetery and adding them. The memorial was transferred to me. I am going to see if I can transfer to you since I was not the original person to add this. I have never did this, so lets try.
Larry
Added by Larry & Helen in Ok. on Jun 01, 2014 8:27 PM
Kim Gutshall
RE: Thomas and Daniel Griffith
Ha ha ha thanks for the compliment.... 😜 That is my grandmother. If she knew that I had this picture on here she would chase me around the kitchen table. God rest her soul... She passed away 2 years ago.
Added by Kim Gutshall on May 23, 2014 10:01 AM
Kim Gutshall
Thomas and Daniel Griffith
Hi there. Absolutely you may use the information and or the pictures. I am so glad to help here on find a grave and give back to people where I can. If there is anything else I can help you with I'd be glad too. I will make the connections and add the additional information here soon. Thanks for adding. Have a blessed night.
Added by Kim Gutshall on May 22, 2014 8:08 PM
Mark Maxwell
RE: Joseph Rodman Drake
Found out that LHJ isn't the only place that reports the name mix-up.

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/josephrodmandrakepark/history

This is what happens when there are two Sir Francis Drake's out there.
Added by Mark Maxwell on May 14, 2014 5:35 PM
Mark Maxwell
RE: Joseph Rodman Drake
Jim,

I got the original info from the same LKJ-1903 that I used for the photo. Again Lincoln's words ring true. Unfortunately it seems I believed in the wrong half of what I see.

This is one reason I don't agree with FindAGrave taking control of "famous" people. I can't make the correction/deletion. Will see if I can find a ladder to climb up. Thanks for the heads up.

Mark
Added by Mark Maxwell on May 14, 2014 5:01 PM
Betty Rose M.
Lewis Crandall Beck
I updated the memorial and completed the links.
Thank you for the information.
Added by Betty Rose M. on Apr 24, 2014 9:16 PM
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