|alfred janske (#47432838)|
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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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|Lucy Cronin||Dorothy & John Cronin|
Alfred, Thank you for transferring my husbands parents to me.
|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
|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.
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