|alfred janske (#47432838)|
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Hello to everyone,|
I'm working on several different projects in the Oakland area; Deputy Constable Denis Cronin's murder in May 1897 in Emeryville, Mary Leilah Kirkham Yarde-Buller's life story along with parts of her family, Captain Wakeman (see Mark Twain), Undertakers of Oakland, Tamales & Oysters, Oakland Oddball people, Strange and Curious deaths, and many other items.
The St. Mary's cemetery project is at the head of the list because I'm writing a book about St. Mary's cemetery in Oakland. It is the 150th year since its first interment of Mary Reilly in December of 1863.
If you have an interesting relative at St. Mary's, or if you have an interesting story, please send me a note. I'll research and see if I can incorporate them into my book. Thanks.
Also, to the all the Cronin's, Cronan's, and the many other spellings of Cronin's, I have collected some information that may be useful to you. Someday I hope that the family of Denis Cronin will find me, or I'll find me, so that he can get full honors from Alameda County Sherriff's Department. He has no stone or marker, yet.
Please remember that the photographs, as per US law, are still mine and yes, I'll give them to you to use as you wish. But, if you post new people in Find A Grave, please let me post the new photographs for them.
If you post else where please make note that the pictures came from me.
Thank you for all your help.
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|Grave Finder||RE: Rev James Abercrombie|
To transfer him or delete him, you'll probably have to go through Find A Grave itself.
Let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.
|Grave Finder||RE: Rev James Abercrombie #81617853|
The information I have is what was already on Find a Grave, Maureen turned it over to me because she wasn't going to be on Find a Grave anymore. Sorry I don't have anymore info. And I tried to turn it over to you, but since it has Maureen's name on it I can't forward it to anyone else.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
See my Bio page for why I no longer transfer to people with lots of BUs. I'l be glad to add any appropriate info you send.
|nancy robison||RE: Kirkham|
OK, I sent you the marriage pre-nuptial. Could you send me the articles you have on her sons deaths?
|nancy robison||Lady Mary Leilah|
Mary actually had a very good pre-nuptial with Walter. And when she died, her estate was worth $80,000. I don't think she was the least bit crazy, I believe she had a number of people who were after her wealth, and wanted her to appear crazy so as to get control of her monies. She was not "broke" as reported in court case, after court case.
Her actual background, aside from the media (newspaper) reports, proves them wrong.....
|nancy robison||RE: Ralph Kirkham Blair|
Ralph's brother Arthur Kirkham died before 1904 in Calif. He attended San Francisco Physicians and Surgeons School. Eloped and married Edith Ursula Fitzgerald on 3 November, 1900 in Stockton.
Edith's grandfather was an officer who served with Gen Ralph Wilson Kirkham, Major Edward Howard Fitzgerald.
Lady Mary Lealah was not at all happy with the union!!
Do you have an Obit for Arthur?? Or even Ralph??
|nancy robison||RE: Ralph Kirkham Blair|
Looks like Ralph Kirkham Blair was in England in 1926, returned to the US thru England. Last Address was Johnstown, South Africa. Born in US of British Citizen. Engineer. Reference was Lord Churston, Churston Court, Churston, Fenress. Engineer.
His death record says he was born 22 Nov, 1877 to David B Blair and Leilah Kirkham Blair, in San Francisco.
Birth record says he was born 22 Nov, 1877 to David Boyle Blair and Mary L Kirkham, in Oakland, Alameda, Ca.
Draft record from 12 Sept, 1918 says he is of Great Britian ancestry. Living in Springfield, Mass, born 22, Nov, 1877. Is a engineer.
I have not found Ralph's younger brother, as your article says Lady Mary returned from Africa with 2 young sons. And the 1880 census just had David, Leilah K and Ralph, age 3.
Looks like I have the right guy....
|Lavidaloca||RE: Ralph Kirkham Blair|
Hi, Al, here is the death record I worked from
In Fort Meigs Cemetery, Ralph K. Blair is buried in a single grave plot with Carters and Blakers on either side. The burial date is all that is given: 10 December 1938. The death record says Perrysville which is in Ashland County but it and Perrysburg are often mixed up.
Let me know what is going on.
|Deborah (Baxter) Fink||baby girl Oschegger|
Thank you so much for finding her headstone. I appreciate it more than you will ever know. I am named after her. Happy New Year.
|ohSunnyOne||re: Ethel Plante Seale, St Mary's Oakland, CA|
Have just visited my old email address, and discovered all the wonderful extra photos you sent me back in June for the location of Great-Aunt Ethel's final place of rest! I can't _believe_ the additional amount of trouble you went to, to provide those images (not to mention the sending of them)!!!!! Thank you _SO_ much for your time, and for your great kindness!!
PS: If you wish to reach me in future, my new email is gravefinds(at)gmail(dot)com, or just visit Aunt Ethel's memorial again and send me a SAC through there -- it will arrive at the same e-address. :D
All the very best!
=]) Beth M / OhSunnyOne
west Hamilton, Ontario
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