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J Fabryka (#47146143)
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Bio Photo I became intrigued with online genealogy searches, having been fortunate enough to have inherited from my great-grandmother her personal notes together with about 100 books recording local and family histories. However, when I began the daunting task of documenting the family history, trying to verify names and dates, fill in gaps, and update information, I was surprised and delighted when I stumbled across the Find A Grave website. I am filled with gratitude to the thousands of volunteers who have contributed to building and maintaining this wonderful resource, and appreciate the opportunity to be part of this virtual community as well.
My family ancestry in the US started in the Delaware-Maryland-Pennsylvania area and includes BAILY, BLACKISTON, CAEL, FABRYKA, FERREE, FORD, HOOPES, JACKSON, LORYNOWICZ, MILLER, ROBERTS, TAYLOR, VOSHELL, WATSON, WINDLE, WOOLLEY. My husband's ancestry is centered in the Philadelphia area and includes MARTIN, SHEPERLA, SHEPLEY, SILCOX, THOMAS.

I am happy to be a photo volunteer for Guaje Pines Cemetery in my hometown (Los Alamos, New Mexico) but am unable to fulfill requests for photos elsewhere in the area, such as Santa Fe(at least, not until I retire from my fulltime job!).
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Ruth Ashby
William & Mary Roberts
I also added photos to William & Mary Roberts Blackiston if you'd like to see their markers.

Glenwood Cemetery, Smyrna, DE

Just an FYI....I am systematically adding photos of every marker in this cemetery and am over 85% you may want to check back to this cemetery in another 2-3 weeks to see all of your family markers. I should be finished by then.

Ruth Ashby
Added by Ruth Ashby on Apr 30, 2014 10:14 AM
Ruth Ashby
Mary Voshell Roberts

Since you now maintain Mary's Find-a-Grave memorial in Glenwood Cemetery (Smyrna, DE), I thought that I would let you know that I have added photos for Mary's and her family's markers. You might also be interested to note that (apparently) her husband James Roberts was married to Arianna (sp?) first. Arianna appears to have died in childbirth, bringing her son Charles into the world. Charles died 6 months later. James then (apparently) married Mary Voshell...which might help to explain why they were having their children when they were in their early 40s. Besides the one daughter, whom you had linked to Mary, there was a son, James Voshell Roberts, who is included on Mary's above-ground tombstone. Husband James was buried next to his first wife, Arianna, in the matching flower garden memorials. This is all conjecture on my part...but the markers and their locations speak volumes!
I have put in edit requests to change dates and add family links...which Russ should tend to by tomorrow. So you may want to wait a day or two before taking a look at all of this.

Good luck with your genealogy!

Ruth Ashby
Smyrna, DE
Added by Ruth Ashby on Apr 30, 2014 10:07 AM
Walter Temple Ford & Mary Cael Ford Family
Greetings cousin June,

Greetings from a snowy Pennsylvania!! Took advantage today of a "snow day" to do some genealogical research which I haven't done in a very long time. While researching, I came across an interesting death record on the site for an Estelle Grace Ford born in 1888 in Philadelphia, PA and died July 17, 1888 in Philadelphia, PA buried in Union Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA (now a defunct cemetery. The notice listed the decedant's residence address as 2031 Wharton St, Philadelphia, PA and the father as Walter Ford. Wasn't sure if you knew where the Fords lived when they were in Philadelphia? I do know that you had mentioned to me that they were married in 1887 and I know their son Walter Harry Ford was born in Philadelphia in June of 1889. So the dates on this death record would work and I thought that this might be one of the children they had who died at a young age. Just a stab in the dark!

Hope you and your family are well and wish you a happy and peaceful 2014!

Your Harten cousin from Pennsylvania,

Keith Perago
Added by #46851787 on Feb 13, 2014 5:34 PM
Charles Poplos
Anna Blackiston Poplos
I came across your contributions to this site and wanted to let you know that Anna Blackiston Poplos was my grandmother. We did occasionally visit (with my grandparents and parents) Aunt Elva.
Added by Charles Poplos on Jul 14, 2013 3:22 PM
Trish Coate
RE: Dross
Thanks for the photo. :)
Added by Trish Coate on Nov 20, 2011 2:20 PM
Robert A. Young, Jr.
Thank you so much for the transfer of the Graves Memorial.
Robert A. Young

Wild West-Wild Times Family Research
"Calling My Children Home"
(Doyle Lawson/Charles Waller/Robert Yates)
Columbia, SC
Added by Robert A. Young, Jr. on Sep 23, 2011 12:44 PM
Melanie Jones
Ford and Josephine Warnes
Thank you so much for taking photographs of the marker for Ford and Josephine Warnes. I see they have some beautiful flowers someone put out for them. It's nice to know there's family left in the area as well as wonderful people like you helping family who are too far away to visit in person. Thanks again! :)
Added by Melanie Jones on Jul 06, 2011 8:14 AM
<3 genealogy
Thank you so much for the pictures! You're appreciated!
Added by <3 genealogy on Jul 05, 2011 9:12 PM
Happy Di
I messed up in spelling the name.
Thank you for pointing it out.
I made the correction to the memorial.
Who put out all the beautiful flowers?
Added by Happy Di on Oct 24, 2010 1:23 PM
Happy Di
Clemetra Boykin Riddle
Thank you for your time and effort in taking the photo. I probably will never be able to visit thia grave. Clemetra was my father-in-law's cousin.
Added by Happy Di on Oct 24, 2010 1:03 PM
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