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Clay (#47809731)
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Bio Photo Retired computer software developer and manager in the Aerospace/Defense industry. Now almost full time genealogy researcher.

For Find A Grave, I primarily take photos for Sunnyside Cemetery (Willow Street, Long Beach, California) and Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach). In December 2015, I completed a photo survey at Sunnyside and photos of all legible markers are now posted on Find A Grave. A cleanup process is now underway to (a) identify and validate graves without markers; (b) merge duplicate memorials; and (c) identify and move memorials which should be located at Forest Lawn [see below] or other cemeteries.

Please note that Los Angeles area death certificates and obituaries may refer to 全unnyside Cemetery', 全unnyside Mausoleum', 全unnyside Memorial Park', or to 'Sunnyside Crematory'. Only the first refers to the cemetery on Willow Street. Sunnyside Mausoleum, Sunnyside Memorial Park, and Sunnyside Crematory are part of what is now Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach) located at San Antonio Drive and Cherry Avenue (about 4 miles northeast of Sunnyside Cemetery). The similar and confusing names are due to the history of Long Beach and are well documented in a blog by a published and respected Long Beach historian:

http://historiclongbeach.blogspot.com/2013/01/more-on-early-long-beach-ca-cemeteries.html

http://historiclongbeach.blogspot.com/2013/01/long-beach-cemetery-wars.html

The similar names continue to cause confusion to this day. If you have access to a death certificate or obituary that states either 全unnyside Mausoleum' or 全unnyside Memorial Park' and the F-A-G memorial states Sunnyside Cemetery, the burial location in the memorial should be edited to "Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach) " before making the photo request. If the DC or obit states Sunnyside Crematory, the burial location should be 'Cremated' unless additional research provides an actual interment location. Instructions for this edit process are found at:

http://mills-sfv.com/Genealogy/FAG/EditingCemeteryInformationOnMemorials.html


Any photo I have posted to Find A Grave may be freely used for non-commercial purposes with attribution.
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Ayashi Yero
RE: Toledo
You are welcome. There are a few more Toledo's around them. The cemetery has a complete list: http://centroespanoltampa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Alpha-Registry-Nov-2015-for-Website.pdf
Added by Ayashi Yero on Nov 30, 2016 5:04 PM
B K Johnson
RE: Fisher and Taylor
Clay - you are wonderful! Thank you so much for the pictures and the info. Did not know about children for Fishers and Betty Taylor is Mrs Fisher's dau from 1st marriage. Thank you!

Barb
Added by B K Johnson on Nov 22, 2016 5:07 PM
Patti Navarro
Cremation option
Thank you so much for your help! I'm still new at this.
Added by Patti Navarro on Nov 21, 2016 3:45 AM
C. Bryan
Thayer - - -
Yep. I double click a lot. Thankx. cb
Added by C. Bryan on Nov 16, 2016 4:48 PM
Richard Holmes
Agnes Elizabeth Longhorn Sweet
Clay,
Thank you so much for leading me to the LDS file of California death certificates. I hadn't seen it and very much appreciate the tip.
I have made the change to Agnes Sweet's disposition.
Thanks
Dick Holmes
Added by Richard Holmes on Nov 07, 2016 8:38 PM
Jessica
Moretti
Thank you very much for the photo! I am working on my husband's family. Very much appreciated! Jessica
Added by Jessica on Nov 06, 2016 7:20 PM
Don/Cindy Morris Rust
171883502 Guy Burnham
The Photo you left on his memorial is the photo of his spouse's headstone, do you have one of his that should be there instead of her headstone photo, and thank you for adding her headstone on her memorial too.
Added by Don/Cindy Morris Rust on Nov 06, 2016 3:52 PM
Teresa Howard Robertson
Thank you very much!
For the explanation about the two Sunnyside's in Long Beach.
Added by Teresa Howard Robertson on Nov 03, 2016 11:08 AM
Claudine Burnett
Spencer Curtiss/Curtis
Thanks for catching my duplicate record. I've removed mine.
Added by Claudine Burnett on Nov 03, 2016 10:23 AM
Sarah Vickery
RE: George Columbus Leavitt
FamilySearch. California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 (with images) (https://www.familysearch.org).

California marriage record names his parents as John Leavitt and Ann Hussey and hers as George E. Getchell and Chestena A. McKenney

1870 census in Stetson, Penobscot, Maine, USA
with parents John (b. abt. 1808 in Maine) and Ann (b. abt. 1825 in Maine)

Thanks,
Sarah Whitcher Vickery
Added by Sarah Vickery on Nov 01, 2016 12:39 PM
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