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Johnston Hurst Shannon (#47975890)
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Bio Photo Hello fellow seekers of family history.
I have been tracing the journey of my ancestors across the United States from Virginia and North Carolina to Claiborne and Greene County, Tennessee; Breathitt County, Kentucky; Harrison County, Indiana; Edgar and Clark Counties, Illinois; Woodbury County, Iowa; and Union County, South Dakota. In 1941 my grandmother moved to California with her three daughters.
Family names that I am following are Johnston and Fretz, in Ontario, Canada; and La Croix and Briere in Quebec, Canada; and the Hurst and Shannon family lines that lead back to Virginia and North Carolina. Names connected by marriage to the Hurst and Shannon lines include Boyer, Lindsay, Derr, Dunn, Ward, Small, Smith, McKinney and Keyser.
My interest in Find A Grave began in 2012 with my discovery of memorial pages for my great grandparents created by contributor Chris Mills.
Chris Mills had posted hundreds of thousands of records for burials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA. Less than a week after these memorials were created I found my paternal great grandparents through an online search. So I am very grateful to Chris Mills for his extensive work, and he was my first find a grave friend.
Other contributors I have designated as friends have created memorials for ancestors whose grave locations I could not have found easily otherwise, who appear to have ancestors in common, or who have been working in cemeteries or in communities where I am seeking information. Thanks to all who work to shed more light on these family histories.

That's what I think others might want to know, if there is any other question or comment, please leave a message on my page or use the edit link on a memorial I have created to send a private message. -JHS

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
-often attributed to Plato but certainly a quote of Ian MacLaren (Rev. John Watson)

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Bill and Denise
RE: Bert E. Wilcut memorial
You are more than welcome. Thank you for leaving a post on my brother's Find A Grave,
Added by Bill and Denise on Aug 16, 2015 4:03 PM
Susan Powell Rose
Maass in SF Columbarium
Johnston, me again...While I was entering the Helena Maass photos of SF Columbarium, I noticed in the cemetery listing an unknown Maass there in Plot: 2nd Floor, H Column, mem. no. 108009592. I have not been able to find Helen's husband, August Maass, died SF May 1939. Is there a way to see if this would be our missing great-grandfather?
Added by Susan Powell Rose on Jan 26, 2015 4:54 PM
Susan Powell Rose
San Francisco photos
Thank you so very much Johnston Hurst Shannon for taking the great photos of our ancestor, Helena Maass. I have supplied a little more detail for the site and connected to her daughter, Alma Maass. I appreciate the thoughtful extra photos of the Columbarium as well as the crypt and inside elegance of the surrounding space. Your work is greatly appreciated! Susan
Added by Susan Powell Rose on Jan 26, 2015 4:39 PM
Row Walker
Yost Family
Ye gads! How did that happen with the multiple messages below. Thank goodness they're delete-able! Anyway ....... thanks for the effort to locate and photograph Emily's and Thomas' resting place. A difficult task to be sure. Well done.
Added by Row Walker on Jan 26, 2015 6:35 AM
Steve Harrison
Thanks for the Bush niche photo. The columbarium is on my list of place to visit when next in S. F.; looks fascinating and beautiful. Steve
Added by Steve Harrison on Jan 25, 2015 3:30 PM
B Lambird
Paulina Paine
Thank you for taking the picture of her headstone. She is my great aunt.

Added by B Lambird on Sep 01, 2014 12:50 PM
B Lambird
Harold Paine headstone
Thank you for taking the picture of Harold Paine's headstone.
Added by B Lambird on Sep 01, 2014 12:47 PM
Stephanie Carpenter
You Are An Angel
Thank you for the photo of Ernest's headstone. To see him resting there, thousands of miles away makes us feel like we are right there with him. A photo makes all the difference. Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to do this wonderful volunteer work.

Cincinnati, OH
Added by Stephanie Carpenter on Aug 13, 2014 6:40 AM
Deborah Black Phenix
Ralph Pyle
Many thanks for the excellent photo of his memorial. It is greatly appreciated! Deborah Phenix
Added by Deborah Black Phenix on Aug 11, 2014 8:43 AM
Thank You!!
Thanks so much, Johnston, for the photos of Aileen and Felix Cosgrove's tombstones. They've been a family mystery for ages, and it's wonderful to have found, at least, their final resting places. Thank you, again.
Added by sjhw on Aug 11, 2014 8:14 AM
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