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Gennaphyr (#47698254)
 member for 5 years, 1 month, 8 days
Nancy Lunsford
Transfer of Family Memiorals
Thank you for posting my parents and brother's memorials. I have sponsored and added pictures to them and would like to be the caretaker of the memorials. Would you please transfer the following to me.
1. Bertie L. Brookover #96731781
2. Irene N. Brookover #115806187
3. Bertie L. Brookover, Jr. #115806122

Nancy A. Brookover Lunsford

Added by Nancy Lunsford on Feb 15, 2017 2:10 PM

Cheryl Lightfoot-Mangin
Claude Burton Tryon 115550235
I would like to request a transfer of this grave to me. Currently I am looking for the grave of Claude's second wife Anna to add.

This is a link to Claude and Anna's mutual child Doris: #3395957 Vivian Doris (Tryon) DeWitt

I have a photo of the three of them but I am choosing not to use it out of respect as this second marriage was a taboo subject in the family.

I am a historian at Needles Regional Museum. Thank you.

Cheryl Mangin

Added by Cheryl Lightfoot-Mangin on Feb 12, 2017 12:48 PM

RE: Henry Francis MacConaghy
Thank you, Gennaphyr.

Added by susangal on Feb 10, 2017 1:36 PM

RE: Henry Francis MacConaghy
Hi, The three children of Mary Campbell and her first husband, Thomas McConaghy, and were Thomas D, Harry F and Robert McConaghy. Not sure where Henry Frances MACConaghy belongs but I am sure that unless he changed his name, these are not his parents.

Added by susangal on Feb 10, 2017 12:05 PM

Alvin Poole
RE: Zelma Eileen Willert
Sorry I do not agree. I created mine in 204, the other was created in 2016. If there are 2 memorials, then so be it. Have a great day. Alvin

Added by Alvin Poole on Feb 09, 2017 2:51 PM

Alvin Poole
RE: Zelma Eileen Willert
I would ask you to connect Zelma at least to her mother, whom I just found. I have asked Romper90069 to connect Mabel's memorial # 172558867 with my memorial 139917840. Mabel was married 2 times, first to Willert and then Henrys.

On a side note I am curious why you wont connect family members when burials are unknown, when the family members have other family members connected to them. I have had a few occasions where people have been able to give me information after a posting that they found the parents, siblings etc. I would think you would want them connected. One big problem is many people where buried without headstones, or the headstone are missing, but the chance of connecting or finding them is better than not connecting them to at least family. Sometimes also they were creamated and people will not put that on the memorial, so again, you are looking forever and ever. Alvin

Added by Alvin Poole on Feb 09, 2017 1:15 PM

thank you so much. think I need my eyes tested. LOL

Added by JUDY WHISLER on Feb 07, 2017 7:55 PM




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Added by JUDY WHISLER on Feb 04, 2017 1:59 PM

Hank Gillette
Sanford J. Gillette
Thanks for your catch! Sanford does seem to be among the family members who added the 'e' to the end of his name. Although several public documents list him as "Gillett", the two instances I’ve found of him signing his name (passport and draft registration) both show him signing as "Gillette". I, of course, withdraw my "correction".

I apologize for sending you bad information. The last thing I want to do is spread more errors.

This is not a defense, but this is a confusing issue in my family. Some branches added the 'e', others didn't. My grandfather's father has "Gillett" on his tombstone, but his mother has "Gillette"! I just wish I knew why some decided to add the 'e'.

Added by Hank Gillette on Feb 01, 2017 1:36 PM

Cheryl Lightfoot-Mangin
Claude Burton Tryon
I would very much like to take over this memorial if you are willing to release it? Thanks very much for the update you did. I appreciate it very much.

Cheryl Mangin
Needles Regional Museum
Needles, CA

Added by Cheryl Lightfoot-Mangin on Jan 28, 2017 6:16 PM

Cheryl Lightfoot-Mangin
Claude Tryon 115550235
Hi. I am with the Needles Regional Museum in Needles, CA. I have some information for you about this gentleman if you care to use it. According to family records that we have access to, this is Claude Burton Tryon, born December 15, 1865 in Central Square, N.Y. On December 5, 1883 he married Carrie M. Hidley of Bridgeport, MI. Claude worked for various RR in MI and NE as a telegraph operator. In 1891 Clyde went to Colorado on the Colonel Midland and ended up as a RR dispatcher at Leadville from 1895-1896. Claude then quit the railroad and sent into mining as the foreman of the Columbine Mine. On April 9, 1898 he enlisted in the Iowa Signal Corps in the war with Spain. Claude and Carrie had five children, but only Claude Vere and Aubrey B. survived. In 1905, Claude divorced his wife Carrie and married his 1st cousin Anna A. Tryon on July 23, 1906. Anna and Claude had one son that was stillborn, and their daughter Doris was born December 10, 1910 in Needles, CA. They built a 22 room house at 517 N. K Street in Needles, which still stands today and they resided there for over 20 years. Claude had a stroke in 1932 forcing his retirement and he and Anna moved to San Diego where he passed away 4 years later.

Cheryl Mangin, Archivist
Needles Regional Museum

Added by Cheryl Lightfoot-Mangin on Jan 25, 2017 9:15 PM

Pat McArron
Genn, we send to you our sincerest condolences for the loss of your daughter. Know that you have the love and support of all of us.
Many hugs,
Pat & Glenn

Added by Pat McArron on Jan 24, 2017 3:18 PM

CJ Jackson
Find A Grave Memorial# 114059423
Thanks for doing his edits. The Mt. Hope Office gave me that information from the database. C.J.

Added by CJ Jackson on Dec 29, 2016 6:30 AM

John Donne
RE: Benjamin Stafford-- Evergreen Cemetery Imperial County
Thanks, Gennaphyr! I will contact her.

Added by John Donne on Dec 27, 2016 9:48 AM

John Donne
Benjamin Stafford-- Evergreen Cemetery Imperial County

Greetings to you. Do you think next time you are near this cemetery in El Centro, Imperial County, you could take a photo of his gravestone- #114264141 ? You were the creator of his memorial. He is a Spanish American War Veteran from the US Navy, served on the USS St. Paul and was born in Wisconsin. Thanks! John

Added by John Donne on Dec 26, 2016 7:43 PM

Dale Safford
RE: Lakeside Cemetery
After I finished working with my information from Lakeside Cemetery, I am pretty sure I discarded my papers with the name of the sexton.
It would be my guess that the cemetery is administered by the City of Hancock since the cemetery is in the boundaries of the city. Online it says the city clerk is Karen Haischer at (906)482-2720 or They might charge a small fee to look things up.

Hi Dale, do you have a contact phone number for the Lakeside Cemetery? I'm not able to find one online. I found an obituary for my GG Grandpa saying he is buried there but he is not listed on the database on their website, he died in at the Houghton Poor Farm in 1922 and his name was Jacob Lindrus (obit said Lindrose another obit said Lindroos) Another possible surname is Savori as I saw that in a family Bible.

Added by Dale Safford on Dec 20, 2016 7:57 AM

Linda Claxton 💕
RE: Megan
There is no word for a mother who loses her child...


Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Dec 19, 2016 6:25 PM

Phil Gibbs
RE: Paul Gibbs
That corrects my mistake.

Thanks for all you do for history.


Added by Phil Gibbs on Dec 13, 2016 3:45 PM

Ms. Clyde
Evelyn Odwazny
Your memorial for Evelyn is 99875050

Evelyn D. Odwazny, 64, of San Diego died Saturday. She was born in Canada and was an office manager. She was a member of the Salt and Pepper Shaker Club and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, Ted; son, Bryon of San Diego; and brothers, Howard, Donald and Gordon Sager of Canada.

Services 2pm tomorrow, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 13541 Stoney Creek Road, San Diego. Interment Dearborn Memorial Park, Poway.

Donations St. Vincent de Paul Village, 3350 E St., San Diego, CA. Arrangements Poway Bernardo Mortuary. Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Aug. 26, 2003.

Added by Ms. Clyde on Dec 07, 2016 1:01 PM

Rebecca Boardman
RE: Amelia Combs Forney
Combs was the surname of her second husband. He is also the father of her only 2 children Eugene and Walter. Even though the stone says Combs, Findagrave guidelines state that only the last surname (at death) and maiden name belong at the top of a memorial. Other husband's surnames should be mentioned in the bio section.

Added by Rebecca Boardman on Dec 02, 2016 2:48 PM

Ms. Clyde
Mary Sorel
Your memorial for Mary is 99986663

Mary Sorel, 86, a resident of Poway since 1975, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2009. Mrs. Sorel was born on September 23, 1922, in Laurel, MS. She was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Mary was an avid reader and enjoyed word puzzles.

She is survived by a daughter, Denise Vasquez of Cleveland, TX; a son, David Sorel of Alpine, CA; a sister, Margaret Vought of Lenox, MI; a brother, Richard Faulds of Fort Gratiot, MI; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Sorel in 1992; a daughter, Marilyn "Diane" Etzler in 2003; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Etzler in 1982.

Visitation will be from 4-8pm on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Poway-Bernardo Mortuary in Poway with the Rosary at 6:30pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10AM on Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in San Diego. The Committal will follow at Dearborn Memorial Park in Poway. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mary's name to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Poway-Bernardo Mortuary. Published in the Ramona Sentinel news.

Added by Ms. Clyde on Nov 30, 2016 3:27 PM

Ms. Clyde
Robert Snead
Your memorial for Robert is 99986648

Robert Earl (Bob) Snead, 85, of Rancho Bernardo, passed away Nov. 22, 2008, at Pomerado Hospital following a short illness. He was born in Indianapolis, Feb. 15, 1923, son of Charles and Eloise Snead, and spent early years near Detroit where he graduated from Royal Oak High School.

In 1942 at age 19, Snead tried to enlist in both the Marine Corp and U.S. Army, but was denied because of a heart murmur. A tonsillectomy removed the symptoms, and he enlisted as an officer candidate at the Navy flight school in Pensacola. Assigned to the carrier U.S.S. Hancock, CV-19, Lt. Snead flew the F6F Hellcat and later F4-U Corsair in missions over China and Japan, 1944-45.

During shore leave, he met Betty Jane Griffin in San Pedro; the couple married Dec. 8, 1945, settled in So. California, and raised five children. Snead went to work for the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Company where he served as special agent until retirement. In 1964 the family moved to Rancho Bernardo, to become Snead's permanent home. Snead and wife Jane enjoyed 35 years together; she died in 1981. He remarried in 1983 to Marjorie King, a Pac Tel employee, with whom he enjoyed 22 years. Marge Snead passed away in 2005.

Snead was an avid golfer, a member of Rancho Bernardo Inn Men's Club and Mavericks Club. Friends called him a "boring golfer" for his consistent center-fairway play. He kidded buddies that he was a distant cousin of Sam Snead…a claim never verified. He made two career holes-in-one, the most recent at age 84. Snead bowled, fished and travelled extensively.

He is survived by Carol Engert of San Diego, Bob Snead of Temecula, Jim Snead of Rancho Bernardo, Rich Snead of Shedd, Ore., and Joan Delamarian of Hydesville; and by 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Bob Snead was known for his dry wit, generosity, and devotion to a family that affectionately respected him as one of the Greatest Generation and one of the heroic "Flyboys" of the War in the Pacific. He will be deeply missed.

A memorial service will be held at 3pm on Saturday, Dec 27, 2008, at the Rancho Bernardo Swim and Tennis Club. The family humbly requests in lieu of flowers, contributions to the San Diego Blood Bank. Published by the Ramona Sentinel News.

Added by Ms. Clyde on Nov 30, 2016 1:36 PM

RE: Frank Brookover's obituary
I'm sorry but I have no idea what paper it was in or the date of publication. The faded newspaper article was in my grandmother's possessions when she passed away. Her name is Dora Ann (Winfrey) Harrison.

Added by ET on Nov 29, 2016 8:48 PM

RE: Re Lindrus, Rautio,& others
Thank you, and photos added. My favorite part of Find a Grave is the ability to link family members - and I'm glad you were able to put them together.

Added by Penchance on Nov 27, 2016 4:32 PM


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