|Pamela Esta-Hollum||RE: Mildred babin Ramsey|
I would love to learn more,I do not know anything about my father's side and would love to get to know you as well.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
My mother Brenda was married and together
Had 5 children and we were raised in idaho.
|Pamela Esta-Hollum||Mildred babin Ramsey|
Hi my name is Pamela and my father was Julius Esta and just found my grandmother's grave and found out I look just like her. thank you
|Debbie||RE: Audrey Dunham Conner|
No problem -- it's my pleasure! I'm not related at all. I did look for her parents and found your memorials for your grandparents. Hope you have a great week!
re: Audrey Dunham Conner
Wow! Thank you for creating a memorial for my Aunt and then transferring it to me. That was really fast! Are you related, or did you just look for her parents and then find that I created my grandparents memorials?
Added by Deborah Winslow on Oct 10, 2015 7:20 AM
Added by Debbie on Oct 24, 2015 12:04 AM
|Stephen Keefe||RE: Noel Usilton|
Glad that it helps you. Noel is distantly related to my wife, a Schauber, and I photographed his gravestone while documenting interments in the Chester Cemetery late last year. Likewise, I did not know he was married so am glad to get the information about his wife Marguerite Urban. Thanks for linking them! Steve Keefe
Looking at it she was married to Daniel J Dunham first then Alden Sprague. She was the 3rd wife of Alden
|Stone Finders||Rhoda Dunham Sprague|
The stone has Rhoda Dunham wife of Alden Sprague
|Scott and Renee||RE: Questioin about pictures|
Please use the pictures
I changed the photo order and would be glad to transfer any of your family to you that you want.
|David McCloskey||RE: Your pictures|
Sure! You sure can. Thanks for asking.
I am not on Ancestry But I may join soon.
I have another Pic of William with Son Dan in the Blacksmith shop. There is also one or two newspaper articles about William.
Please enjoy! Cheers and happy holidays!!!
BTW my grandfather was named Henry Kendrick Lewis.
And I work at the Government Printing Office just as George R did over a hundred years ago.
|AH89||SSgt George W Petrillo (Memorial# 56293337)|
Are you sure Sgt. Petrillo was on a ship that was "sunk"? The information listed clearly states that he was in the Army Air Forces. His name (not common, so unlikely to be confused with another person of the same name), date of death, and squadron all match an airman George Petrillo who was the ball turret gunner aboard the B17 "Flying Fortress" named "Rose of York", which was hit by flak and damaged on a mission over Berlin on 3 February 1945. Last contact with her was a distress call near the Frisian Islands (along coast of Northern Netherlands & NW Germany) in the North Sea. Her crew were part of the 367th Bomber Squadron, 306th Bomber Group, 8th Air Force and all are listed on the memorial at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, so unless you have strong reason to believe he was on a naval ship (and not an aircraft, sometimes referred to as a "ship"), I think this memorial is for the Rose of York airman that I described.
I'll occasionally browse through the descendants of my relatives when I come across a Findagrave memorial where descendants are listed. A few days ago, I stumbled across a memorial for a 3rd cousin who died in WWII (Sgt. Okey Coplin). Since the memorial listed the date, squadron info, and location, I thought I would do a simple web search to determine what mission the plane was on when it was lost. It turned out he was aboard a rather noteworthy aircraft--the "Rose of York", named for then-Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II)--and was lost during a noteworthy mission--the 3 Feb 1945 bombing of Berlin. Despite the distant relationship, I felt compelled to take time to write a nice biography to have placed on his memorial and kept finding more and more details on the internet. Since much of it was about the aircraft and the mission on which it was lost, I thought I would look for the memorials of others on that flight and write a revised version of the story to place on their memorials. That's how I came across your memorial. Of the memorials for the Rose of York crew, yours is the only one that has more than just the home state but I was really confused by "his ship was sunk off the coast of England." I'll hopefully get around to writing a nice bio about the final mission of the Rose of York, but in the meantime here are two links with a good amount of information:
This article is about the plane itself, the crew on her final voyage are listed in a caption of a picture (two guys sitting on a bench) about 3/4ths of the way down the article, which includes "George Petrillo (Ball Turret Gunner)".
The following is an excerpt from a book about the mission to Berlin on 2/3/1945, the fate of the Rose of York is about halfway through in the section "The Unlucky 306th"
So, are you really sure he was on a boat (and not "ship" as in airplane)?
Added by AH89 on Sep 25, 2014 10:39 PM
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