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M W Bencal (#47746036)
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Bio Photo If you have emailed me and have not heard back, please email me again.

I will gladly transfer memorials. The only exception would be if I am more closely related. My photos are your photos.

I have always been drawn to old cemeteries. I read and touch headstones as my way of remembering those who have passed on.

I am forever grateful to the following FAG members:

Janie #47619161, who located numerous documents for me about my great grandmother who died in 1912 and started my family tree on, giving me an incredible jump start on my ancestral research.

Clint Black #47536687, who was instrumental in helping me learn about my Wyoming ancestors from back when Cheyenne was still a territory.

Van Bender #47533106, who brilliantly took photos of all the damaged crypts at Saint Bernard Memorial Gardens after Hurricane Katrina. Without him I would have never known where my dear friend Dianne Agnes Bird May lays peacefully after a horrific death.

Dee #48005787, who went to an incredible amount of work to locate the gravesite of Hung Anh Truong #96905085 in order to be able to photograph his headstone. Hung, a Vietnamese teenager, is considered to be one of the first hate-crime victims in Houston, TX.

Judy H #46977685 who has filled over 30 of my photo requests in Milwaukee, and has even created memorials with photos of my family that I did not realize were buried in Milwaukee, and then transferred the memorials to me. Judy's work provided me with many dates of birth and death I was not able to find on my own.

And those who have transferred memorials of my ancestors to me, filled photo requests for me, and have taken their time to help me along the way.

I have had the privilege of documenting an old forgotten Jewish cemetery in Hallettsville, Texas, that is in deplorable condition, and over 150 graves in a Historic Black cemetery in Colorado County, Texas.

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Margie Luke
RE: Henry Meyer #61581721
That grave is in a section where many Jewish families are buried.

As to death notice, a newspaper obit would be the best bet. Perhaps a funeral home record could come from obit.

Jewish burials at that time were mostly done through the temple in New Iberia. There was no place of worship in Franklin or Jeanerette.

Good luck!
Added by Margie Luke on Jan 18, 2017 10:17 AM
Cindy Massi
RE: Selma Dover Meyer #162092137
Hi Maureen, I don't think you are crazy. I always find myself think of a man name Chick. He was a very nice man who I remember fondly. He was my school bus driver when I was in elementary school. Everyone loved Chick but he and I had a bond. Once I was standing at the bus stop and here comes Chick driving the bus and he drives right by me and I am in a state of shock and don't move because if I go back in the house I know I will be blamed and get in trouble for "missing the bus". I turn around and Chick had driven the bus around to the next street that would allow him to turn up my street and pick me up (basically like going around the block). The bond we shared was that Chick's previous job was as an ambulance driver; and he had told me he was my ambulance driver and he had been worried about m as I had essentially died in the ambulance. As I was put in the ambulance at a hospital and taken to another hospital I don't know how he knew it was me, but I think that is what made him a special man. SO no I don't think you are crazy for creating tree for your pediatrician.
Added by Cindy Massi on Jan 13, 2017 11:35 AM
RE: Michael Lowrey Conroy #62141204 and Bertha
You are so welcome. It was a pleasure to share them.
Thank You for your kindness!
Added by PShannon on Jan 09, 2017 6:30 PM
Bertha Rothchild Conroy (1880 - 1940)*
THanks for the corrections for Bertha. I have transferred her and husband to you, for their care. You can make any corrections needed.
Thanks also for the kind words. So appreciated!!!
Best wishes and blessings!!!
Added by PShannon on Jan 09, 2017 7:30 AM
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Maurene, my Find A Grave friend! Take care, and please let me hear from you!
Added by KATHY on Dec 25, 2016 7:20 PM
Christopher Ware
RE: Pvt Wendell Oran Cannon # 103535785

I am only distantly related to Oran and am not in touch with any of his descendants. I would like to have a scan of that photo for my tree however if you could please e-mail it to me.
Added by Christopher Ware on Dec 10, 2016 4:54 PM
RE: Grace Perry Samuels
Hello there my friend! I am so glad some good things came from my time working at Holy Cross Cemetery and working on memorials! I occasionally receive emails requesting changes to the memorials - usually in the form of adding information. I still have my email and always enjoyed receiving messages from you. I think about you and wonder how you are getting along.
I have not been working on memorials or genealogy for a while. I briefly took up two new "hobbies" - woodburning and copper wire craft. I now spend lots of time looking at new photos and videos of my first great-grandchild, a lovely baby boy! I'll send you a private email.
Added by Janie on Aug 22, 2016 9:21 AM
Greg Keeling
Hi! I have your contact info through a Norton "cousin," Mr. Shelley Norton. He forwarded an e-mail of yours to me a year or so ago. Too much going on around here then to do much family history stuff, so I am just now following up! At least I do not think I previously touched base with you...? I will also send this message to the e-mail Shelley forwarded. I will be glad to hear from you!
Greg Keeling
Added by Greg Keeling on Jul 31, 2016 5:07 AM
RE: Wava Ann Watts Glaser #138446331
do you want to be the manager of that page? Did you know her personally?
Added by RiverFallsHistory on Jul 15, 2016 9:24 PM
Emily Pottlitzer #158209502
Please remove the death certificate from this memorial. This is not an appropriate place for this.
Added by TIPCOA on Jul 14, 2016 9:17 AM
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