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Paul S. (#18204635)
 member for 16 years, 11 months, 5 days
Marti Drumheller
Harry Ajdaharian.
Thank you very much for the imput on Harry Ajdaharian. I appreciate your time and effort in this matter...

Added by Marti Drumheller on Jun 10, 2017 7:38 PM

Rick Gleason
Benjamin Henry Latrobe (1764-1820)
Not sure you are able to make any edits to your biography on Benjamin Henry Latrobe (Memorial# 604), but your statement that Latrobe, PA was named after him is incorrect.

I am related to the Latrobe family and have done extensive research on them and their widespread influence around the world. His nephew Charles Latrobe for example was the first Lieutenant-Governor of the British colony of Victoria, Australia. An uncle, John Antes (1740-1811) was a renowned American composer and is thought to have made the first violin in the colonial United States. Another Uncle, Colonel John Henry Antes (1736-1820) was one of the most prominent early colonial American pioneers and settlers of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The Latrobes have relational connections to other prominent families including the Roosevelts.

The city of Latrobe was actually named after his son Benjamin. This is verified through several sources including the Wikipedia article about Latrobe, PA. There under the section about its history it states:

"In 1852, Oliver Barnes (a civil engineer for the Pennsylvania Railroad) laid out the plans for the community that was incorporated in 1854 as the Borough of Latrobe. Barnes named the town for his best friend and college classmate, Benjamin Latrobe, who was a civil engineer for the B&O Railroad. (His father, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, was the architect who rebuilt the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. after the War of 1812.)"

Again, I'm not sure you can correct your biography, now that the memorial is managed by FindAGrave, but if possible this correction should be made.

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Added by Rick Gleason on Mar 29, 2017 11:44 PM

Garabed Jerrehian 70542635
A small thing. In Garabed's Bio you list his address as 3735 Walnut St. and that he was a rug dealer at Jerrehian Brothers. Jerrehian Brothers was at 3731 Walnut Street. I worked in the rug cleaning department from 1967 to 1970 when they moved to Wynnewood, PA. The building was torn down to make way for a parking garage, I believe. The residence next door was 3733 Walnut st. and can be shown by researching Aram Jerrehian in the 1930 U.S. Census. The enumerator's hand made it possible to mistake 3733 as 3735. Garabed is listed on line #79 an alien who immigrated in 1898. The transcriber for this listing typed Jarrehian, seems the enumerator didn't make it clear that the second letter was an "e". Jerrehian is a transliteration of a name in the Armenian alphabet. Others coming through Ellis Island ended up with Jarrehian on their papers.

Little things like this can lead to discoveries. We just need to know about the details. Thank you for your time.

Added by qashqai on Jan 29, 2017 5:28 AM

Who Art In Heaven
hello from australia
Greetings Paul. I shall email you shortly. kind regards. Your memorials are truly world heritage stories of human history and migration.

Added by Who Art In Heaven on Jan 12, 2017 3:23 PM

Who Art In Heaven
hello from australia
dear sir, i compliment you on the memorials you have so carefully researched and created for the Armenian people of Philadelphia. I was greatly interested and deeply moved by the reading. I know some Armenians here in Australia and he story of the Armenian people is certainly always amazing to me. kindest regards catherine

Added by Who Art In Heaven on Jan 12, 2017 2:53 PM

Richard Shedenhelm
Dickinson photograph
Thanks for your photographs! --Richard

Added by Richard Shedenhelm on Mar 12, 2016 10:00 AM

Jenn O.
RE: Artzerounian
No problem! I always try to snap photos for any -ian names I see.

Added by Jenn O. on Dec 31, 2015 4:00 PM

John Avedian
Hi again
If I'm not mistaken I helped you with a search for a burial in Yerevan (Arapkir) back in 2009 through facebook. I stumbled upon your profile because of a memorial that matched the name of someone I'm researching (Stephen Mirakian) but after reading the bio I don't think it's the same person as my Stephen lived in Toledo, OH in 1919. Anyway hope you're doing well!

Added by John Avedian on Nov 29, 2015 7:08 AM

Crypt Tonight
Katharine Hutchinson.
Cemetery records indicate that she is in Woodlands

Added by Crypt Tonight on Oct 13, 2015 7:57 AM

A.J. Marik
Thank you for the explanation. It is reasonable. Go ahead and resubmit the edit request.


Added by A.J. Marik on Jul 02, 2015 12:58 PM

Just wanted to let you know that today I added a photo of the Karnig Kevorkian gravestone at Arlington. This was just a sort of random shot for me, but I enjoyed reading the bio in his memorial.

Added by raytracer on Apr 22, 2015 3:59 PM

Judi Schoonover
RE: Re: Normart
Hi Paul,

I do have some info on Mary. I can send you a report of Mary and both her parents. I can send them but I will need your email address to do that. Let me know how you want to proceed. Judi Schoonover,

Added by Judi Schoonover on Jan 13, 2015 3:55 PM

Judi Schoonover
RE: Normart
Hi Paul,

My connection to Frank is thru his wife, Mary Gardiner. Her mother was Eliza Haines. My lineage runs through the Haines line.

Judi Schoonover

Added by Judi Schoonover on Jan 13, 2015 12:02 PM

Jo-Anne (Woodruff) Halas
William Warren Woodruff 1825-1912
Hello Paul S.

Thank you so much for the photo of grave of my Second great grand Uncle William Warren Woodruff.

Jo-Anne (Woodruff) Halas
from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada.

Added by Jo-Anne (Woodruff) Halas on Aug 06, 2014 4:31 PM

Michael Edwards
Howard and Mary Burt-Hiester
Hi Paul,
Thanks so much for the wonderful photo of my cousins marker.
Florissant, MO

Added by Michael Edwards on Jul 20, 2014 1:23 PM

Mark Border
HI Paul;
Thank You very much for taking the pictures of the headstones. Anna is the sister to my Great Grandfather.


Mark Border

Added by Mark Border on May 18, 2014 10:01 AM

Hello Paul,
After hearing about Rose Arpajian's death last year, I found your tribute to her. Thank you for all the history you've added for this family - you've done a lot of research and I'm grateful for your sharing. Karen

Added by kde on Jan 31, 2013 3:41 PM

RE: Wyeth
Thank you Paul. Isn't history fascinating! Will keep trying and sure do appreciate you adding them in the first place. It all really helps.
Happy searches to you,

Added by Jodi on Oct 25, 2012 6:44 PM

Last week I bought a bag of old photos at a local salvage store thinking maybe I could track down some of the families they belong to. Anyways, ends up very few of them have names on them but I did find 2 that had the name "Nat" Wyeth Fritsche. After looking on rootsweb it looks like he was the grandson of Nathaniel Wyeth and g-grandson of Andrew Wyeth & Henriette Zirngiebel. I tried writing the guy who put up that tree but his email address doesn't seem to be any good. These pics seem to have been taken from I'm guessing 1900-1950's. When I looked at your memorial page for Henriette Zirngiebel Wyeth and seeing her picture I was surprised because I have 3 photos of a young lady that looks just like her only the photo back says it was taken in 1917. She surely must be a relative I'd think. I thought since you put a picture of Henriette up than you're likely family and might like to see these other pictures. So just let me know if you're interested and I can always email them to you.

Added by Jodi on Oct 24, 2012 8:04 PM

M J Carroll
Thanks for the picture of Benjamin's marker. It looks great. His family honored him well, thanks, M

Added by M J Carroll on Jun 24, 2012 6:10 PM

Jenn O.
Arlington Cemetery
I happened to take a photo of the Bernard and MacDonald stone while in Arlington last weekend. I've uploaded the photos to their memorials. You should be able to nab birth years of of them, but let me know if you have trouble reading them.

Another side of the stone listed Elizabeth Preston and her son Franklin. Not sure how they might be related, but I created memorials for both of them and uploaded that photo too. Let me know if you'd like me to transfer ownership.

Jenn O.

Added by Jenn O. on Mar 18, 2012 1:42 PM

RE: Azadigian
Hi, Paul ~ I walked around looking for Mrs. Azadigian on three different days before finding her. I did consider that the bush next to her might not still be there after over 50 years since the older picture, and so it wasn't; but she helped me learn the layout of the cemetery: many are family areas, but I figured she'd be with singles whenever I found such, and so she was. And even that large marker behind her is newer as that man had died before her, but stone was not noticeable in older picture. Anyway, I was glad to have been able to find her for you!

Added by CryptoGram on Mar 07, 2012 5:51 AM

Medzarentz family stone
Thank you for the photos on the three stones. I have updated the dates and names per the photos and your SAC.
Thank you very much, your time and efforts are very much appreciated.

Take care.

Added by ditdit on Nov 12, 2011 8:10 AM

Ronald Walter Tipton
Mary Edith Sookiasian

I'm glad you found the final resting place of Edith. It's always a thrill when that happens. I've had it happen to me several times.

My records indicate that Edith lived in Lewes, DE at 88 Carey Lane in 1993 (after her death actually). Henlopen Memorial Gardens are located just up the road about two miles from Lewes and only about a mile from where I live.

I will go out tomorrow and check to make sure there is no other name on the gravesite. There probably isn't because if there was I would have taken a photo of it. I'll let you know.

Ron Tipton

Added by Ronald Walter Tipton on Nov 03, 2011 9:44 AM

Pennsylvania Lady
PFC Charles Garabedian
Thanks for your help here. I appreciate learning something about one of our Fallen.


Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Oct 18, 2011 6:22 AM


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