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Kelly Manning (#47472155)
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Bio Photo I had the pleasure of growing up in the San Francisco/Bay Area just an hour's drive from Colma. Colma is the city that was literally built around the dead, with cemeteries comprising 73% of the land. In 1914, when San Francisco decided that real estate was just too valuable to be taken up by cemeteries, they ordered that all graves be dug up and moved to Colma. Some of the oldest and most elaborate statues and mausoleums can be found in the cemeteries there.

I lived for a short while in Upstate New York and loved the old cemeteries there. Nothing on the west coast compares to the really old cemeteries of New England.

I moved up to the Pacific Northwest 4 years ago. I live Port Angeles, WA, on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.

Please feel free to email me with any questions or requests. I'll be glad to transfer management of a memorial to any close relative of the deceased.

You may use my photos for personal genealogy purposes, including If you wish to use them for any other purpose or on other websites, please email me for permission.
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Adele Sullivan
Daniel and Emerellas Shull?
I am trying to locate a couples burial location.
I found their two children Wilbur and Florence Shull, "Thanks" to Your posting.
I was wondering if the Parents: Daniel and Emerellas
Shull were buried at Laurel Grove as well?
Daniel passed 1926
Emerellas passed 1941
Thank you for your consideration
Adele Sullivan
Added by Adele Sullivan on Nov 27, 2014 11:00 AM
Bill Krebs
Samuel McKee
Saw your memorial on Samuel McKee. Are you related? Do you know if this Samuel McKee served in the 4th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War?
Bill Krebs
Added by Bill Krebs on Oct 31, 2014 6:38 AM
Lars Snith
Margita Alfven
You have a photo request for Margita Alfven. This is actually already taken care of, she share grave and headstone with her (already photographed) mother Marie Kröyer/Alfven.
Best regards, Lars
Added by Lars Snith on Aug 10, 2014 10:06 AM
Bob McLellan
Calvin Murray
Thank you very much for the transfer.
Added by Bob McLellan on Jun 20, 2014 10:51 AM
Rebecca Boardman
Jane West #48899998
I have asked the memorial manager to delete the duplicate memorial, but that has not happened. But you can delete your photo on the duplicate memorial. The addition of your photo adds legitimacy to the duplicate memorial.
Added by Rebecca Boardman on Jun 08, 2014 11:29 PM
Rebecca Boardman
Jane West
The photo you posted on the memorial for Jane West #48899998 should, instead, be posted on memorial #31599887. The memorial you posted your photo on is a duplicate memorial. That duplicate memorial should be deleted after you repost the gravestone photo on the original memorial #31599887.
Added by Rebecca Boardman on Apr 22, 2014 1:53 PM
Jennifer Wilson-Pines
Reva Grace Wilson
oops forgot the #'s
William Jardine Wilson Find A Grave Memorial# 88660753
Mary Williams Wilson Find A Grave Memorial# 88661818
Reva Grace Wilson Find A Grave Memorial# 70725452
Added by Jennifer Wilson-Pines on Feb 13, 2014 1:28 PM
Jennifer Wilson-Pines
Reva Grace Wilson
Hi Kelly,
Reva was the sister of my grandfather, Gordon Wilson. Her parents are buried in the same cemetery, William Jardine Wilson and Mary Williams Wilson - they are managed by Betty House.
Here is Reva's obituary, which Betty found for me.

"Obituary Oregon City Enterprise July 25, 1902
Terrible Death of a Child
Little Daughter of William J Wilson is burned to death
Reva Grace Wilson, the four-year old daughter of William J Wilson, of this city, was burned to death Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Her parents reside on 5th St between J. Q. Adams and Monroe St. She had gone into the yard to light a bonfire of old wallpaper, that had just been torn from the walls preparatory to re-papering some of the rooms. She struck a match and stooped to light the pile of paper when the flames caught her dress and in an instant she was enveloped in a mass of flames. Her screams aroused the neighbors and several women came to her rescue but before they could extinguish the fire her clothes were completely burned from her body. She was carried home and several physicians were sent for. They did everything possible to alleviate her sufferings and administered opiates to soother the terrible pain. The child did not lose consciousness but about 6 o'clock death mercifully ended her agony. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church, Rev. A J Montgomery preaching the sermon. A large number of sorrowing friends of the family followed the remains to their last resting place."

Jennifer Wilson-Pines
Added by Jennifer Wilson-Pines on Feb 13, 2014 1:21 PM
Chris Mills
Madge Bellamy 11562973 Photo Request
Hi Kelly,

I checked with the cemetery yesterday (since there was no plot listed under Vale of Memory on the memorial) and they don't have a record of her being buried there under her legal last name at death, which was Margaret Philpott, and they don't seem to have her listed under Bellamy either. I talked to one of my friends about it who is very knowledgeable about celebrity graves, She hasn't looked at Madge/Margaret's death certificate, but she found an article about her in a local newspaper which stated the following:

"In most published materials about Madge Bellamy, her burial place has always been a mystery. But her death certificate tells the story that her remains were cremated, and six days after her death her ashes were scattered off the coast of Orange County."

This was in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune in 2013.

I will attempt to contact the creator of the memorial and see what their source was, but it sounds like they are going to have to change her disposition to "Cremated, ashes scattered".
Added by Chris Mills on Feb 02, 2014 12:27 PM
George A. Talley
Thank you for connecting him with his family. LAMB
Added by lamb on Jul 10, 2013 4:18 AM
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