|Tom Brocher (#47674416)|
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In February 2012 I started a project to photograph entire sections in Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California. I have completed photographing sections A to J, M, 2F, 2H, and 2G. I am currently photographing Sections 2A, 2B, K to P, X, Y, and Z. I have finished photographing the front sides of Sections X, Y, Z, and 2D as well as the reverse sides of Sections O and P. I have finished uploading the photos for sections A to J, M, 2F, 2H, and 2G. FAG member Samme Templin has recently joined me in posting the photos. She and I have uploaded photos for parts of Sections K, L, and N. To date we have uploaded over 24,800 photographs of headstones in these sections, representing over 17% of all the markers in the cemetery. As we add photos we use them to correct memorials and link to family members or send requests to have the memorials corrected or updated. We add new memorials to this cemetery based on these photographs and on the National Gravesite Locator website for this cemetery. |
Since early March, Stewart Blandon has been photographing Section 2E and is uploading the photos as he goes along.
Please contact me if you have a better photograph of a headstone for a memorial (e.g., with better lighting), and I will be happy to remove my photo from the memorial. [Over time I've learned the hard way the right times of day to photograph markers in the cemetery to get the best lighting.]
Please contact me if you are willing to help this project by either uploading photographs that I have taken, or by photographing other sections.
Status of photography of Golden Gate National Cemetery section by section:
Section A: Completed and photos uploaded. Contains nearly 1850 markers.
Section B: Completed. Contains over 2050 markers.
Section C: Completed. Contains over 1880 markers, contains the graves of several Medal of Honor recipients.
Section D (and D-1): Completed. Contains over 1250 markers, including several for high ranking officers who served in World War II as well as many servicemen who were killed in action or who served during World War II. Admirals Nimitz and Spruance and U.S. Representative Leo Ryan are buried in this section.
Section E: Completed. Contains around 1404 markers, including those for 45 graves of German and Italian prisoner of war from World War II; many graves of servicemen who died between 1865 and 1910. I added the following names that are not in the National Gravesite Locator: Maltie Andrews, John Brackman, Infant Son Crawford, John Jackson, Charles Kinnaka, Francis O'Sullivan, and Jamey Schafer.
Section F: Completed. Contains about 880 markers, mainly for veterans of World War I and World War II, and their families, and for servicemen who were killed in the Vietnam War. I added the name of Concepcion F. DelaCruz (F, 557) to this Section: her marker is not in the National Gravesite Locator maintained by the Veteran's Administration.
Section G: Completed. Contains about 1230 markers. Markers are mainly for veterans of World War I and II as well as for who were Killed in Action in Korea and Vietnam. Markers not in the National Gravesite Locator: Oliver Melander, James C. Schrader, Nodie Schrader.
Section H: Completed. There are about 6050 markers in this section, including the fronts and backs with inscriptions. Markers not in the National Gravesite Locator: Martha Ellen Fiedler (H 1634), Bernice Peck Scott (H 39), John H. Sawyer, Lee Ellerton Dickinson, William Albert Rimmel, Bertram W. York, Michael Meglinskie, Dexter L. Drubendorfer, Bert McNulty, William Von Cleve.
Section I: Completed. This section contains over 2,500 markers, mainly for veterans of the Spanish American War and World War I & II. Markers not in the National Gravesite Locator: Frederick Bachmann (I, 4112), Robert Colvin (I, 4098), Alice & Arthur Sorenson (I, 4443).
Section J: Completed. There are approximately 2180 markers in this section, with a large number of markers for those killed in action during World War II. Markers not in the National Gravesite Locator: Carlo Barroni, John Edward Scoggins, Jensen Ivan Leonard, Violet Jean Leonard.
Section K: I have completed photographing and posting photos of the reverse sides of the markers in this section.
Section L: I have completed photographing and posting photos of the reverse sides of the markers for this section.
Section M: Completed May 5, 2013. Names not in the National Gravesite Locator: Eugene Brozowski, Earl Chapman, Justin Lacau France, Merle Gadbury, Abramo Marko, Lillian A. Murphy, Elia Pera, Henry Stegnerski, George Pete Sucevich, Maude Edna Webster, William Ralph Williamson.
Section N: I have photographed all of the reverse sides of all markers in this section. Names not in the National Gravesite Locator: William E. Thomas (1924-1983).
Section O: I have photographed all of the reverse sides of all markers in this section.
Section P: I have photographed all of the reverse sides of all markers in this section.
Section X: I photographed the fronts of all markers in this section in April 2013.
Section Y: I photographed the fronts of all markers in this section in Mar. 2013. Markers not in the National Gravesite Locator: Daniel Baldwin Elam (1924-1964), Charles E. Walker (1917-2001)
Section Z: I photographed the fronts of all markers in this section in Feb. 2013. Markers not in the National Gravesite Locator: John H Downing, Angel B Canja, Sr., Charles Palizzolo Sicily, Albert Brown (1883-1964), Melvin Rucker (1922-1987), William Francis Clark (1899-1964), Ivo Sofranc Montenegro).
Section 2A: Photography of fronts of markers completed May 12, 2013.
Section 2B: Photography in progress May, 2013. About 2/3 of fronts of markers have been photographed.
Section 2D: I photographed the fronts of all the markers in this section in April 2013. Thesee photos have been uploaded in FAG. Not in the National Gravesite Locator: Herbert L Dennis (1893-1966), Frederick Kurz Austria (1908-1965), Hing K Lee (1923-1965), Navor A Archuleta (1914-1965), Bernard F Fahey (1888-1964), John Louis Leglend (1892-1965)
Section 2E: FAG contributor Steward Blandon has finished photographing and uploading photos the first 19% of this section.
Section 2F: Completed. Contains nearly 1100 markers, mainly for servicemen who served in the either World War I or II, although it does contain servicemen who served in the Spanish American War and in Vietnam.
Section 2G: Completed. Contains nearly 590 markers, mainly for servicemen who served during World War II and their spouses.
Section 2H: Completed. Contains approximately 612 markers mainly for servicemen who served during World War II and their spouses.
I am currently interested in the Brocher, Lahey, Williamson, Weber, and Grumann families of eastern Wisconsin, particularly Manitowoc County.
I am also researching Nuzum, Wright, Wheeler families of western Wisconsin.
Finally, I am researching Welch, Belden, Dunbar familiies of southeastern Minnesota.
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|Katsot||RE: Arthur F. Lively|
Thanks so much! I really appreciate it, and all the good work that you do too.
Added by Katsot on May 21, 2013 1:37 PM
|Katsot||Arthur F. Lively|
I would like to request your permission to use Arthur Lively's headstone photograph in my online family tree. I would gratefully appreciate it too.
Added by Katsot on May 21, 2013 10:42 AM
|MochaBaer||Joseph Benjamin Early|
Thanks for your efforts to photograph the cemetery. The picture you posted is great. May I use it in my family tree?
My Aunt, Annabelle Selenger's memorial page is now complete! Thank you for taking the time to add the photograph of her headstone to her page. And bravo to you for undertaking such an ambitious project!
|Betty Judy||Fred Homer Ketchum|
Thanks Tom, I appreciate the picture of my cousin Fred Ketchum.
|Mary D||RE: Naomi Paul Kayama|
I didn't, but I was hurrying to beat the rain the day I took the picture. I'll be happy to go back over and check in the general area. Do you have a first name?
I forgot to include burial information when I initially uploaded the photo. Naomi is buried in Gethsemane, lot 19, space 12 -- right next to Ryoko and Shiro Kunimatsu.
Added by Mary D on May 02, 2013 8:25 PM
|Patty C||Lawrence Heller|
Thank you for taking & posting his gravestone photo.
Added by Patty C on May 01, 2013 7:05 PM
|Never Forgotten©2011-2013||RE: Marvel Taylor Belden|
Hello, thanks for linking up so quickly. I'm very, very distantly related. Marvel's great-grandmother, Alzina Brooks Carpenter, was sister to my great-great-great grandmother, Louisa Mary Brooks Cummins. You can see the connection by going up the links from Stella to Lydia Bennett Brooks, then back down the links from Louisa Mary Brooks.
|Bernard Johnson||RE: James Belden photo|
OK, I will add her. I thought about it but then was adding about 24 other photos at the time. Tomorrow.
|pat wexel||HAMILTON KELLEY Lillian Loretta|
thank you so very much for adding Lillian's gravestone! 3583140
Pat (hamilton) Wexel
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