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Susan Mitchell (#47425066)
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Bio Photo Genealogy is my passion. I teach a free class at our local senior center because I love to help people trace their roots. I have been doing genealogy for over 40 years. I was a volunteer for four years at the National Archives in Seattle. I have a full subscription to Ancestry.com if anyone needs a lookup. I can take headstone photos in the greater Seattle area.
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Debra Pierce Cohig
RE: Charles Gles parents?
Susan, I don't recall if I ever saw your note and answered. So just in case, I got my information from a document written by his mother, Christine Frances, in her own hand, listing information on her marriage and all of her children.
There is also a good-sized obit from the Denver papers, as Charley Hamilton Giles was the oldest living policeman when he died(even tho he claimed Irish heritage, he was all English, which is borne out by my DNA test: no Irish in there at all. Bonfils and Tammen, owners of the Denver Post, were known for their dramatic stunts and stories. Grain of salt time.)
As usual, the closer to the event, the better the info, so I would go with the 1870 and '80 censuses, but especially his mother's document. Mothers just don't forget childbirth! I've noticed differing dates all over the place, but that's not just this family.
I've heard family stories about his having at least four wives. One story relates how he was sitting at a lunch counter one day, got to talking to the man in the next stool, and they iscovered they'd both been married to the same woman---agreed she was a good woman, just needed to find the right man. I think that was the lady barber. He also moved around pretty often, but always returned to Denver. Lived either with or next door to his sister Bertie (my Dad remembered quite clearly going to visit them, really loved his Aunt Bertie.
Sorry so slow in responding, hope this helps If you don't already have it untangled.
Added by Debra Pierce Cohig on Jun 28, 2016 6:27 AM
Carolyn Farnum
James and Charlotta Adams
If you want transfers just ask and I will be glad to take care of it. Great photos.

Be safe,
Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Farnum on Apr 13, 2016 3:20 PM
Elaine
Marjorie Smith Potts
I am Jacks cousin. Marjorie and my mother Dorothy were sisters. Was wondering if you had any pictures of her. Maybe George might have had some.
Thanks,
Elaine
Added by Elaine on Jul 21, 2015 6:28 AM
Debra Pierce Cohig
RE: Charles Gles parents?
Hi, Susan
Sorry I didn't see this sooner. My email is mdcohig@aol.com if you want a quicker response.

Not sure exactly who you're looking at, on here or ancestry. But "my" Charles was Charles Hamilton Giles, born in Canton, Mississippi shortly after John and Christine Frances arrived from London. His next older bro (my ggfa), George, was the first of the children born in the US, 1871. The family then moved to Denver, Colorado Territory, in 1872 where John had a carriage painting shop. 1880 census they're in Breckenridge, Colorado.
I have a handwritten account of her children with John written by Christine Frances. He brought several more from a previous marriage.
Charley was a Denver policeman for many years. Married at least three times I know about.
If you're on ancestry, here's a link (hope it works).
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/25420386/person/1651240281
It's possible we have two different Charlies!
--Debra
Added by Debra Pierce Cohig on Jul 14, 2015 10:45 PM
BJW
RE: Samuel Hall, Merriman, NE
No, not Forest Lawn. The Merriman Cemetery in Merriman, Nebraska.
Added by BJW on Mar 02, 2015 8:14 AM
BJW
RE: Samuel Hall, Merriman, NE
Hi, I'll look again next time I'm out there (this time for a Hail!) but it's a small cemetery and I think I looked at all the headstones. Barb
Added by BJW on Feb 25, 2015 9:41 AM
BJW
Samuel Hall, Merriman, NE
Hi Susan. I walked the entire cemetery and couldn't find a headstone for Mr. Hall. There are many many graves marked only with a cross. I'll see if I can find who might have a list of everyone buried here. Just wanted to let you know. Barb
Added by BJW on Feb 20, 2015 10:28 AM
Marty Prather
RE: Michael Dota
Thanks for all your effort! I know it is kinda tough to take a pic of something that isn't there. I was best man at his older brother, Art's, wedding in 1968, but unfortunately Art died 10 yrs ago so I have no source for discovering what might have gone on with Michael's burial. I never thought to ask Art before he died.
Added by Marty Prather on Dec 04, 2014 1:32 PM
Sue Tanner
RE: William and Cynthia Emmett
Thanks Sue! Have a good day. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Oct 21, 2014 11:25 PM
Paul Everitt
RE: Samuel Quinn
You're welcome. Paying forward.
Added by Paul Everitt on Mar 25, 2014 10:11 AM
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