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alfred janske (#47432838)
 member for 3 years, 10 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo Hello to everyone,

I've changed my profile in response to some very bad behavior by other FAG'ers out right stealing, and at Christmas time no less.

Please remember that the photographs and the articles, as per US law, are still mine and yes, I'll give them to you to use as you wish after you make a request. But, if you post new people in Find A Grave, please let me post the new photographs for them. Thanks.

If you post else where please make note that the pictures or articles came from me. They have been corrected and made modern.

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, Oddball Oakland people, Strange and Curious deaths, and many other items.

However, 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 on December 13, 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.

Oh, and please understand that this kind of research is exhaustive in nature. If you give me a date, say December 13, 1863 or 1899 or 1923, I'll search all the newspapers of the period at the Oakland library page by page, article by article, for five to seven days before and for several days after too. This may take as long as 24 hours at the microfilm machine to find a small article. And I'll search else where at the library too. Remember, it takes time, but it is worth it.

And finally, 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. What's more, there are two other police officers/firefighters that have no marker or stone. Someday I hope they will.

Thank you for all your help.
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Dr. Robert Clinton Brower 80956615
Thank you for posting the info on Robert. I have been hunting down that side of the family as it is colorful and your research proved even more so. I have been trying to find proof that Robert Clinton and Cartwright Brower are sons of Dewitt Clinton Brower and Jennie Nias Mann Brower. Your newspaper articles helped me put RCB in the correct place and helped me locate the rest of the family. Should you find further info on him or his family living in Oakland, please continue sharing.
Added by whytehs on Nov 17, 2014 5:50 PM
Bernard Johnson
J. Phillip Murphy
Also, have you come across this man? Not an old death, It was 1970-72, but I cannot find anything to pin down exact date. He was head of Murphy Pacific (Judson Steel). I know he's there.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Aug 07, 2014 1:27 PM
Bernard Johnson
What do you have on undertakers of Oakland? If you check my virtual cemeteries here you will see that I have many of them. I'm always interested in others. I know where Albert Brown is, but disgustingly he is not marked.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Aug 07, 2014 1:24 PM
RE: Rev. James Abercrombie
Hi Alfred,

What a wonderful offer, but I don't own the other memorial or have any relationship to the Reverend. The owner may be willing to transfer the memorial to you, seems like you have far more than a passing interest in the subject matter. I hope he gets into your hands as I know you will do him justice.

Thanks you again for all your hard work and sorry your memorial was a duplicate.
Added by Hannah on Apr 04, 2014 8:28 PM
Austin L. Hill
Hi Alfred -

Could I use the picture you took of the headstone for Austin Hill & his wife, Florence?
Find A Grave Memorial# 70844076

In all honesty, I want it for my public Tree on Ancestry (where I will give you full credit including your Find A Grave name & number).

Thanks for your consideration.


Added by JeanND on Mar 30, 2014 4:31 PM
Lucy Cronin
Dorothy & John Cronin
Alfred, Thank you for transferring my husbands parents to me.
Added by Lucy Cronin on Jan 03, 2014 8:56 PM
Mary Wallace
Janksi Family from Little Falls
Hi, I believe my Grandfather (Lawrence Janski) is your father's brother. I'm Valeria Janski's adopted daughter Marilee Williams Wallace. I'm fascinated with my Janski family history and have done a little research here and there. I just adored my grandmother, Mary Janski, and still dream of her. I have some of the photos on Lawrence's page, but there were a couple I've never seen before. It's been difficult getting photos from my cousins because they don't have the technology available...I'm determined to make a concerted effort to get more photos. I grew up with a close relationship with all of my grandparent's descendants and would be happy to provide additional photos. Thanks, Mary
Added by Mary Wallace on Jan 03, 2014 9:38 AM
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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.
Added by Grave Finder on Dec 09, 2013 8:07 PM
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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.
Added by Grave Finder on Dec 09, 2013 2:26 PM
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.
Added by RobMinteer57 on Apr 24, 2013 7:55 PM
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