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Denise Bowman-Arcure (#47756250)
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Bio Photo I enjoy helping others find those missing links in their family chain. That is why I do photo requests if I am able.

I will gladly transfer a memorial I have created to you if you are family and I am not, just ask. And please use the edit tab.

I especially enjoy recording for posterity those who die young or without issue, the ones most likely to be forgotten with the passing of time as there is little if any paper trail. Sometimes a headstone is all that remains to mark their place in time.
Everyone who has walked the face of this Earth needs to be remembered somewhere by someone.

Good manners are always appreciated and get you a lot further with me (and in life in general). 8-)

If you have information/corrections to add to one of my memorials, please email me or leave a message.
Please feel free to "friend" me if I have helped you in some way.
Thank you and Happy Hunting!

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William Walden Kester
Thank you for your email. I do not have William linked to Eliza Jane Buckius Kester as his mother. William's mother is Ella Allen Seal, who married William York Kester after Eliza died in 1890. William was born in 1897. On William Walden Kester's delayed birth certificate, it states that his father is William York Kester who died Aug. 17th 1897 in Roanoke, VA at age 75, one month before William was born. He & his mother lived with his grandparents and his aunt, Bessie Seal, who gave proof of his birth. His father is also listed on his passport that was issued in Paris, France while he was serving in the military.
William Hamilton Kester is William Walden Kester's half-brother.
I hope this information is helpful.
Karen Williams
Added by Record Keeper on Jun 02, 2016 4:56 AM
Tom McManus
RE: Ralph W Prescott headstone Photo
Not a problem. I can appreciate the housekeeping and thanks for the heads up.
Added by Tom McManus on Apr 05, 2016 8:25 AM
PS...I love the bio! Thank you for that sweet attitude! I agree!

Added by angiek on Nov 12, 2015 12:55 PM
Hi Denise,

I've been working on my Watkins family line in Luz. Co., Pa and have a cousin William Earl Watkins that married a Margaret Irene Michael (112587078). I've found a lot of corresponding dates and info and I'm sure I have the right Margaret here at findagrave.

I have a marriage cert. though that says her father is Daniel Michael. Do you happen to have anymore info on this M. Irene Watkins? I want to be sure I copy over the parents dates before I add anything else to her. I'd love any info you have so that I'm sure to attache the correct records as much as possible.

Thank You!

Added by angiek on Nov 12, 2015 12:52 PM
Julie Wilson
J. Warren Sublett
I just took a picture of J. Warren Sublett's headstone at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery (Phenix, VA) to satisfy your photo request. Now that I am back at my computer, I see you already have a picture. It's no big deal but I thought I'd let you know so you can remove your request.
Julie Wilson
Added by Julie Wilson on Oct 19, 2015 10:36 AM
RE: Merchants Hope cemeteries
Hi, Denise . . .

I'm definitely related to the Harrison's buried within the small cemetery surrounded by the wrought iron fence. My grandfather, Edward V. HARRISON, is buried there (but not grandma, who was a MARKS) and his parents and siblings. However, we haven't been able to confirm which HARRISON line we are descended from. Some of my cousins and I are working on it . . .

Added by Char on Oct 06, 2015 2:46 PM
Merchants Hope cemeteries
The name 'Merchants Hope Memorial Park' shown on FindAGrave is incorrect. Y'all have the correct name - Merchants Hope Memorial Garden(s). The cemetery listed as the MH Church Cemetery is actually a Harrison family cemetery. My great-grandparents and their children plus spouses, etc., are buried there. No one unrelated to that particular branch of Harrison's is buried there, so the grave list on FindAGrave is incorrect. The smallest of the cemeteries contains graves for a William H. HARRIS and his wife Peloria.

Hope this helps.
Added by Char on Oct 02, 2015 9:53 PM
Billy Smith
RE: Re:Thomas Claiborn Mason
Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens. It is the same as Merchants Hope Memorial Park.

Merchants Hope Church only has a few gravestones/markers in two very small cemeteries.
Added by Billy Smith on Oct 01, 2015 6:28 PM
Billy Smith
RE: Re:Thomas Claiborn Mason
Merchants Hope Memorial Park and Merchants Hope Memorial Gardens are the same Cemetery. Thomas is in this cemetery. I placed him in the proper cemetery.

The old and historical Merchants Hope Church is right next door. This cemetery has two very small plots with approximately 15 graves in one and two or three in another.
Added by Billy Smith on Sep 29, 2015 4:26 PM
larry eanes
RE: RE:Tommie Mason Williams
You are very welcome, Larry
Added by larry eanes on Sep 18, 2015 3:15 PM
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