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mystic75074 (#46837584)
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Bio Photo I have often been told that I am a rather odd sort for enjoying spending time at cemeteries. I enjoy doing this because I am interested in preserving our past and I believe cemeteries are definitely a starting place.

At this time, I would also like to express that my involvement with Find A Grave is NEVER to upset anyone. It is purely to be able to provide a place for us to honor those we love and provide information for those who are trying to find their family, friends and loved ones. If I have entered someone you wish not be part of Find A Grave, I will gladly remove them as soon as I get a chance.

I do manage a number of memorials on this website and I have no problem transferring those individuals to family or friends who will do a better job providing the loving care they deserve. I look at Find A Graves "guidelines" as suggestions, not the all end of all rules and the world is going to end if we do not follow them.

On that note, I would also like to let everyone know that I work a full-time job and Find A Gave is a hobby for me. I am trying to do my best to keep up with all of the emails and information sent to me. Unfortunatly, I am not doing a very good job. If you have sent a request or information to me in the past and I have not responded to you, I kindly ask you send the request to me again.

I hope I have not offended anyone and everyone realizes I enjoy participating in this forum to honor our families, friends, and our past.
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Beckie (Carter) Williams
Tracy Frank Owsley
Thanks for the photo! You are appreciated:)

Added by Beckie (Carter) Williams on Mar 25, 2017 11:34 AM
Susan Aduddell
Mary and David Horton
Thanks so much for the photos of the Hortons' headstone!
Added by Susan Aduddell on Mar 23, 2017 7:26 AM
Hervé Rifflart
Adolph Flactiff
Bonjour Madame,

Je souhaiterai vous envoyer par mail l'acte de naissance (birth act) d'Adolphe Joseph Flactif (Adolph Flactiff) né (born) le 04/27/1876 à (city of) Auchy au Bois (in France).

Sincères salutations.

Hervé Rifflart.

Added by Hervé Rifflart on Mar 16, 2017 3:02 AM
Mary Achterhof
Find A Grave Memorial# 27478219
I found this article about the Sheriff's death. You may post if you wish.

Article appears in the Abilene Daily Reflector, Abilene, Kansas, Tuesday, 28 May 1889 reads...


Denison, Texas, May 28 - Robert May, Sheriff of this (Grayson) county, was shot and instantly killed at nine o'clock Sunday morning near Howe by Ben Isom. Howe is in Grayson County, on the Houston & Texas Central Railroad. It is twenty miles south of Denison. Saturday Ben Isom and John Isom, his brother, stopped in Sherman. They states that he had recently came from Kentucky. After remaining in Sherman all evening, they purchased two Winchester rifles and departed for Howe,m where they drank whisky freely.

At an early hour Sunday they started out to run the town, The city marshal attempted to arrest them but was unable to do so. He called a number of citizens of the place to his aid, the posse pressed the Isoms so. hard that they retreated to the woods just outside the corporation. Deeming it inadvisable to attack, the marshal telegraphed to Sheriff May. He went to Howe in company with Deputy Sheriff Creager. While the two officers were engaged in hunting for the desperadoes they opened fire, the bullet fired by Ben Isom striking Sheriff May in the temple, killing. him instantly. Deputy Sheriff Creager returned to Howe and reported the killing.

The entire population of the place turned out and in a short time succeeded in surrounding John Isom and tow other young men named Eden and Hanna, who are his cousins. The news of the tragedy was telegraphed to Sherman and it caused intense excitement. Large parties of men rode upon horseback and in vehicles to Howe, which is distant ten miles. Before their arrival John Isom and Eden and Hanna surrendered and were taken to Sherman up on a special train and locked up in the county jail. So quietly were they brought into Sherman that they were behind the bars before the people of the city were aware of their arrest.

Bloodhounds were brought from Bonham and Ben Isom was tracked to a wheat field near the scene of the killing and captured. He was taken to Sherman and locked up with the others. There was intense excitement in Sherman and talk of lynching the desperadoes was freely indulged in. Sheriff May was thirty five years of age. He was married and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.
Added by Mary Achterhof on Mar 15, 2017 3:12 PM
Tim Hawkins
Priscilla Boren
Hi, would you mind removing your picture of the headstone on this memorial 52906762 as there is already a picture? Thanks
Added by Tim Hawkins on Mar 13, 2017 7:42 PM
Request for Transfer of Administrator
I would love to be the administrator for my family's FindAGrave memorials. My mother's # 20846795.
Thanks kindly
Added by Mynaime on Mar 11, 2017 8:23 AM
David Cross
Memorial# 175393837
I was able to find Mrs. Orsborn's obituary. It gives you her place of birth, etc, and would make a very nice Bio.
Best regards,
David Cross

Maria Teresa Orsborn, 42, of Plano Texas, passed away Tuesday evening, December 8, at home with her family. She was born on December 28, 1972, in Tlaxmalac, Guerrero, in Mexico to Eugenio and Eufemia Taboada. Teresa came to the USA in 1996 to visit her brother, Guillermo, and met her future husband, Gary Orsborn at a party. After a short dating period, they married on June 22, 1996 and lived in the lower Greenville area of Dallas Texas for four years. During that time they founded and operated a landscape company. Teresa became a US citizen in 2002. Planning for a family, they moved into a house in Plano Texas in 2000. Mathew was born in 2001 and Valerie in 2004. Teresa was active in the children’s schools and sports and her charming personality attracted a large circle of friends. In 2012 she graduated from Collin County Community College with an Associate Degree of Science on the first leg of her quest to become a nurse. In 2013 she took a break from school to work at a Wal-Mart regional pharmacy center where she widened her already substantial circle of friends. Family, friends, and soccer were Teresa’s major passions. She was also an awesome cook and crocheted and knitted many beautiful doilies, table clothes, sweaters, etc. She is survived by husband Gary and children Matthew 14, and Valerie 11. She also leaves behind many loving relatives and friends. Burial Service – Family Sat. 12/12/15 at 11:30 AM Plano Mutual Cemetery NE Corner 18th St. and Jupiter Rd. Plano, TX 75074
Added by David Cross on Feb 20, 2017 1:35 PM
Mary Campbell
Rebecca Campbell
Hello. I would like my mother Rebecca Sue Campbell transferee to my care. I had started a page for her and now it is missing. Assuming because of this one. I would love to be able to care for it and update it. Thank you.
Added by Mary Campbell on Feb 19, 2017 7:28 AM
Dorothy Newberry
Charles George Burns/Allison Cemetery
Hello Mystic.

I am Dorothy Newberry....Charles George Burns is my maternal great grandfather. Do you have any information on who his father is? I THINK his father is Equilla Burns who died in 1858 in Fannin County Texas. I am quite sure his sister was Martha Jane Burns who also lived in Fannin County and later married James Wesley Hays....she is buried in the cemetery in Crowell Texas...Her children used to correspond with my maternal grandmother, Mary Burns Chapman who was the daughter of Charles George Burns.

Dorothy Newberry
Tyler, TX
Added by Dorothy Newberry on Feb 17, 2017 10:23 AM
Linda A. Bateman Davis
Thank you.
Thank you very much for the Lillie Graem Allen edit.
Added by Linda A. Bateman Davis on Feb 12, 2017 6:59 AM
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