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I had never heard of Find A Grave until I chanced upon it while doing a generic internet search of my grandfather's name, and was happily surprised to see a picture of his grave marker. I was hooked and signed up. Since then, Find A Grave has allowed me to see many family headstones and markers that I will probably never see in person, and has added several previously unknown details to my family's genealogy records. THANK YOU! to everyone who gives so much of their time and effort to help people they've never even met.|
I would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to everyone who has left notes and flowers on my brother Kim's memorial page. Giving a moment of your time to do that means a lot to me, and though I have not personally thanked each individual, it is not because I am ungrateful, but because sometimes I look away pretty quickly... trying to avoid that emotional jolt that sometimes happens.
MY GENEALOGY RESEARCH-
NAMES IN THE FAMILY TREE:
Andersdotter, Carlsdotter, Carlson, Cotnam, Deen, Edmunds, Haase, Haskins, Heidtmann, Hughes, Jonsson, Leonard, McCaw, McCreary, McGrath, Nilsson, Olmstead, Olson, Olsson, Omstead, Phillips, Reed, Siedentopp, Smith, Solberg, Sykes, Teets, Tisdale, Trede, Walker...so many more. I know all the Scandinavian 'sons and dotters' can be very misleading, but those same names might be in someone else's records as well as mine, so I included them.
PLACES WHERE ANCESTORS SETTLED:
Massachusetts [1621!], New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska...
Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, Canada...
...and please don't hold this against me, but, California. A great place to visit, but NOT a great place in which to live. Get lost, Jerry, you're worse than Arnie.
IF SOME OF THESE NAMES AND PLACES ARE SIMILAR TO YOURS, maybe we have ancestors in common and can compare notes. They came from England, Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Canada, and possibly Wales. Like most Americans, I am a certified mutt, but most importantly, simply AMERICAN. No hyphens here!
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|Linda Wells||C.F. Richards grave photo|
Thank you so much, Sue Scott. Linda Richards Wells
|email@example.com||RE: Margaret Godown/Oak Park Cem, CA|
Thank You! Actually I'd gotten info off Ancestry, but didn't have access to it today.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||RE: Margaret Godown/Oak Park Cem, CA|
Margaret May Godown Obituary
Margaret May Godown - passed away at home in Laguna Niguel, California on August 13, 2004, after a courageous battle with heart disease. S he was born on May 23, 1921 in Omro, Wisconsin to Herbert Carpenter and Mathilda Kriesel. She had three brothers and two sisters. She attended Omro High School, and in 1942 married Oliver Rodrek and lived in Oshkosh, Wisconsin until her husband's death in 1950 from complications surrounding a wound sustained in World War II. Margaret moved from Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Pomona, California in 1955. In 1956 she married Robert Godown, a merchant seaman and radio operator, and they continued to live in Pomona. Ma rgaret received her bachelor's degree in education from California State University, Los Angeles. She started teaching elementary school in Rancho Cucamonga, California in 1960. Throughout her twenty-eight year career in public education she taught elementary and middle school students, as well as those with emotional and educational handicaps. She was the president of her local teachers' union, and went on to complete her master's degree in education at the University of Redlands in 1974 - on her 53rd Birt hday. She retired from teaching in 1988. Her husband, Robert, became an agent of the Prudential Insurance Company, and died in November of 2002. Following her second husband's death, Margaret moved from Pomona, California to Laguna Niguel. During her retired years she was active in gardening, knitting, reading, and took great pleasure in her constant companion - a Sheltie named "Princess" - and every Los Angeles Dodger victory. She loved to travel, both overseas and in the United States - a passion that she passed along to her children. She is survived by a sister and a brother. She is also survived by her loving children Peggy, Carol, Lee and Gail, all of whom graduated from college - something being a life-long educator she was very proud of. She had seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be at Todd Memorial Chapel, 570 North Garey Avenue, Pomona, California 91767 from 5:00 o'clock until 8:00 o'clock p.m. on Wednesday, August 18t h. Margaret's funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 11:00 o'clock a.m. at Rock of the Foothills Lutheran Church, located at 4630 Wheeler Avenue, La Verne, CA 91750 (909)593-5663, with a reception to follow. Her graveside service will immediately follow at Oak Park Cemetery, 410 Sycamore Avenue, Claremont, California 91711. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith."
Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Aug. 17, 2004
- See more at: http://m.legacy.com/obituaries/IVDailyBulletin/obituary.aspx?n=Margaret-May-Godown&pid=2522868&referrer=79&preview=True#sthash.KOC35AYb.dpuf
|MN||Ethel and Eber Street|
Thank you very much for posting these photos. I appreciate your time to do this. Bless you.
Added by MN on Jan 26, 2015 4:52 AM
|RKD||RE: Shirley Johnson|
You're very welcome. It was an honor. After seeing her stone though, I'm very touched. Do you know the story behind her passing?
Added by RKD on Jan 24, 2015 5:50 PM
|Joe Jones||RE: Kenneth Gobar/Lucerne Valley Cemetery|
Hi sue, I understand your concern. Rest assure my facts are correct. I have been doing genealogy searches for over 25 years. I assure you all my facts are used only after do diligent and at least two references for each. Thank you for your help, joe
|Bill Bloom||RE: a Thank You|
Thank you so much for the kind words!
|Steve Burton||Jimmie Sue|
Great job on her photo and on her husband's, too!
|Steve Burton||RE: Jimmie Henderson photo request|
|zuzanka||RE: 'Success' poem|
Thank you for the information on the poem. I have had that in my purse for over 25 years. I felt it was perfect for my dad. I appreciate evveryone who leaves a memorial on my families' pages. I have such a wonderful family and want to share them. Thanks again,
Added by zuzanka on Nov 05, 2014 1:17 AM
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