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TeddyD (#48398423)
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I am a practicing engineer in the bay area with photography as a serious hobby. I like the challenge of taking a good image and sharing it with the requestor.

I have been researching my own family and appreciate getting information about my family members. I like returning the favor and learning about families in my own area.
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George Bettencourt
Memorial #17650931. Regarding message at bottom of photo. Thank you so very much for your notes. the location of George has been a puzzle. George and baby Antone are Helen's children. The older Antone is her 1st husband. My records show that the two "Antoine's" spelled their names as Antone. Also, the child Antone is 3 MONTHS old (not 3 years) according to the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society "Livermore Cemeteries" Book. Is the book wrong? How did you surmise the child's age?
Added by CMcKenna on Jun 23, 2016 7:39 PM
Nancy Zanfardino
RE: Aishe Yelic
I am uncertain to who the request is for and from who? I looked in the photo request and didn't see anything. was it for Aishe Yelic? cause I looked the person up and did not find a memorial. Would be glad to help just need more info. Nancy
Added by Nancy Zanfardino on Jun 16, 2016 6:58 PM
W. P. Tyree
RE: Photo
Of the many clues that made me curious about Catherine Murphy Dolan and her ties to my family tree, was a line at the very bottom of Patrick Murphy's (my g-g-grandfather) obituary. It ran in the NOLA Times-Picayune on 24-Mar-1888.

It reads: "San Francisco papers please copy."
Added by W. P. Tyree on Jun 08, 2016 3:21 AM
W. P. Tyree
Thank You so much for taking time to visit St. Michael's Cemetery and photograph my g-g-g Aunt Catherine's headstone.

There is some debate in the family about how Catherine made the trip from Ireland to California. Here's my version.

Catherine is the daughter of Owen Murphy and Bridget Donachy (Donahue). According to church records, she was born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland in 1832.

Catherine was a famine immigrant. She made the journey to the United States with her brother, Patrick, my g-g-grandfather, in 1848. By 1850 she and Patrick were living in New Orleans where she met Michael Dolan. The couple wed in 1852.

While living in New Orleans, Catherine and Michael had a son, James Michael Dolan. James was born in 1853.

The winds of the Civil War may have caused the couple to move west. Michael shows up in California on the 1880 census. He is living with James and his wife, Mary. Catherine is not listed on the 1880 census. She may have been traveling at the time the census was taken.

Catherine shows up with Michael on the 1900 census living in Alameda County, CA. I admire the adventurous spirit of Catherine, Michael and all members of their generation.

Thank You again for taking time to photograph Catherine's headstone.

Pat Tyree
Downers Grove, Illinois
Added by W. P. Tyree on Jun 07, 2016 3:49 AM
I've captured an image of the new head stone.
Added by MNaber on Jun 06, 2016 7:20 PM
Julie Ryan
RE: Schafer
Thank you so much for all of your work! You went above and beyond!
Added by Julie Ryan on Jun 04, 2016 9:41 PM
Julie Ryan
Thank you so much for all of the time you spent trying to find headstones for me! I appreciate your efforts. Richard is Frederick's son.
Added by Julie Ryan on Jun 03, 2016 10:05 PM
They're Not Alone
Derick Moncada
Thank You for taking the photo of Derick's Headstone....It is greatly Appreciated....
Added by They're Not Alone on Apr 04, 2016 4:23 PM
Linda Albrecht Maret and Gary A Maret
RE: Edgar Thomas
Hi Teddy, I contacted the cemetery to see if and where Edgar was buried and the funeral director sent me a picture of his marker. He must have put it on because I was unaware that it was there. Thank you so much for taking the time to go there for us. Have a great weekend. Linda Maret
Added by Linda Albrecht Maret and ... on Apr 02, 2016 10:16 AM
Old Waco
Josephine Willis Shay
Hi Teddy,
I appreciate your taking the wonderful photograph of Josephine Willis Shay's grave marker. Your photo is fine; I think the metal marker is oxidizing or has some deposits perhaps due to the lawn sprinklers!
You have honored her memory.
TB Willis
Added by Old Waco on Mar 21, 2016 2:36 PM
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