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James L. Gorham, HMC USN(Ret.) (#46565396)
 member for 14 years, 4 months, 25 days
Great Lakes Naval Cemetery

I was at Great Lakes today and took a walk through the cemetery and noticed a new grave. Yes! Really!

It was for the wife of Roy Lawrence Harris, whose memorial you manage. I have created a memorial for Karen Rose Kostock Harris. She died in August of 2016 and is now buried next to Roy. I did link them as husband and wife after checking her online obituary.

I just thought you might like to know.


Added by CVal on Jan 19, 2017 3:01 PM

Russ Pickett
RE: Memorial 11062975
Thanks my friend .... I fixed it.


Added by Russ Pickett on Nov 27, 2016 1:59 AM

Russ Pickett
RE: Demby Cemetery
Hi James,

Not sure when it got renamed .... but the is the official name that the State of Delaware has for the cemetery.


Added by Russ Pickett on Nov 23, 2016 2:20 AM

CL Hileman
Dr. Lewis Willis Minor

I have posted a photo of the Confederate physician, Dr. Lewis Minor, to your Memorial #14328231. I thought you may find it of interest.

Added by CL Hileman on May 26, 2015 11:21 AM

Marie and Bruce Newell
Beallsville Cemetery
Hi James,
We respectfully request permission to use the entrance photo in our personal tree. Bruce has a cousin interred there and the photo will make a great addition to our tree.

Thanks for your consideration.
Marie and Bruce Newell

Added by Marie and Bruce Newell on Dec 13, 2014 4:43 AM

dan barlow
Carlton Lee Monroe KIA Viet Nam
could you please recommend a local volunteer to find an obit for Carlton Lee Monroe, KIA Viet Nam, 3-26-1969.
He is buried in Chesapeake Memorial Park. I have quit a bit of additional information on him, if I was to find a local volunteer. Thank you, Dan Barlow (I was a platoonLeader/XO) for the same unit he served with)

Added by dan barlow on Mar 13, 2014 11:24 AM

William A Carter you happen to be related to William A Carter..anxiously looking for an answer..thanks in advance..Bonnie

Added by Bonnie on Jan 30, 2014 3:41 PM

Charles Hinman
Jack John Strong
Chief Gorham,

I would like to ask your permission to place your photo of the marker for Jack John Strong on his personal memorial page on our site at .

Thank you.


Charles R. Hinman

Added by Charles Hinman on Oct 02, 2013 12:29 PM

St. Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA
Mr. Gorham,

For the last several years, I've been working closely with St. Paul's Catholic Church updating their cemetery by adding all memorials buried here. I wanted to let you know that as of June 2013, Bishop DiLorenzo decreed a name change for this cemetery. It has been changed to "All Saints Catholic Cemetery". Once the new sign is erected, I can take pictures, send them to you so you can post them. Also, there are ongoing projects of new landscaping and fencing going in. I would like to submit new pictures of that as well probably in the spring of 2014 -- unless you would like to take all the pictures. It's no problem.

According to Find a Grave's website, after October 1st I can submit a name change for this cemetery. I wanted to let you know of the name change so you didn't think your cemetery was deleted.

Maggie McAllister

Added by Maggie on Sep 29, 2013 8:23 PM

Robin Craig
Hello Chief,

My first husband is the child of William Skinner and Judith Gorman. William is the son of Merle Skinner, which I thank you for giving a memorial. I was intrigued to see a Gorman handling the Skinner memorial, and I was wondering if you know more about my sons family?

Added by Robin Craig on Jul 15, 2013 3:06 AM

Dan O'Connell
George A Revell...
Hi there,

I'm direct descendant of George A Revell, and would like to know what sources you have for the information on your memorial for him.

I've seen the name Emanuel for his father on his marriage record for Henrietta Joiner, his 2nd wife, married in 1885.

There's a bit of uncertainty here, because his father was listed as R. C. Revell in his marriage record for 1st wife (Martha Ann Hodges) (b.1840, m.1868, d.1881).

There also appears to be a duplicate FindAGrave memorial for George Arthur Revell: #37652032

That memorial has photos with a plaque titled "Our Family" which lists his father as Randall C Revell.

To make things even more muddy, that plaque was likely added at by George A Revell after his mother passed and he returned from service in the Civil War. His father's grave is purported to have been unmarked until this time.

Any information to clear up these discrepancies would be most appreciated.

Added by Dan O'Connell on May 23, 2013 2:01 PM

Joan Muscatel
Sorry, I don't live near there--but you can enter a Photo Request and someone who does live nearby should get you a picture.

Added by RobMinteer57 on May 09, 2013 1:16 PM

Michael Sipes
Obituary for Alfred Lee Fout Jr.
Dear sir,

I recently viewed my step-grandfather's obituary online. I appreciate you taking the time to add it. I had gone to because I was going to add it myself. I am a Army veteran who lives in West Virginia. I was wondering if my name could be added as grandson. I was the first born and oldest grandson of Alfred Fout. Even though he was not my biological grandfather, he was just as much a grandfather to me and I loved him just as much. He is dearly missed by me and many others.

Thank you,

Michael Dale Sipes Jr.

Added by Michael Sipes on May 17, 2012 11:12 AM

Barb Alice
Gorhams in Lake County IL
Hello Mr Gorham

Are you related to the Gorhams in Lake Co.IL?

I am Looking for Chrles Gorham relatives.

I would appriciate it if you would let me know

Added by Barb Alice on Feb 21, 2012 12:19 PM

Earl Rondeal Fentress, Jr.
Thank you so much for taking the picture of my father's grave and putting it on Find A Grave.

Take care,
Amber Fentress Beckler

Added by MomRd2Me on Nov 25, 2011 6:27 PM

Robert Lilburn JACKSON
John JONES [1790-1875]
I feel his death date should be 16 Jul 1875 and birth date 3 May 1790 after taking a closer look at his headstone.

Added by Robert Lilburn JACKSON on Nov 20, 2011 6:15 AM

kevin Myers
thank you they were my cuzins granparents

Added by kevin Myers on Oct 13, 2011 6:32 PM

Family Searcher
Navy Careers
Hi Chief,

Fellow retired sailor here. Grew up near Great Lakes.

Drop a line when you can.

Added by Family Searcher on May 14, 2011 9:17 AM

Rick Nordstrom
PhM1 Vernon William Ross
Hello Chief,

I wanted to thank you for having taken and posted the photograph of the headstone of PhM1 Vernon William Ross.

He was my first cousin, twice removed. I just discovered him in my genealogical research, and was utterly appalled at the way he seems to have been all but abandoned as a child. The fact that he was buried at Great Lakes rather than among his family hints that his sad isolation was lifelong.

Thank you so much for taking the time to remember a man who was all but forgotten during his lifetime. It makes me happy to realize that in order to have achieved a PhM1 rating during peacetime, he must have been good at what he did as well as served his country for an extended period.

Thank you for the photo and thank you for your service,

Rick Nordstrom,
Clio, MI

Added by Rick Nordstrom on Apr 05, 2011 12:23 AM

Richard Hopkins
James A Fronzaglio
Hi Chief,
James served onboard the USS Denebola AF-56 as did many of us. Most or at least many of us meet every couple of years to reminisce of days gone by. Thank you for listing James. I would assume you are the one who requested a photo of the headstone thank you again. A photo of Jim will be posted very soon as well. Every once in awhile go to Jims memorial and read the many postings that he will receive.

Added by Richard Hopkins on Feb 22, 2010 11:31 AM

Stephanie Lee
Dear Mr. Gorham
First, let me say, thank you for your service in the U.S. Navy.

Thank you so much for the pictures you took at Ivanhoe Cemetery of the Gravestone of My dear Mother and my younger sister, who died in March of this year. I have been gravely ill myself, and this is the first opportunity I have had to say thank you.

Very sincerely yours,
Stephanie Lee

Added by Stephanie Lee on Nov 01, 2008 11:14 AM

David Pike
Jack Strong Grave Photo
Dear Mr. Gorham,

Thank you for taking the photo of Jack Strong's grave. I've been trying to locate the graves of sailors who were on the USS Sqaulus...both victims of its sinking and survivors. I'm sure it will take quite some time to track them all down, but I appreciate your help in photographing Jack Strong.


David Pike

PS My father served on the Squalus after it was raised and recommissioned as the Sailfish...thus my interest in its history.

Added by David Pike on Apr 24, 2008 6:09 AM


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