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Birdgirl (#47240809)
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Bio Photo Duplicate memorials: if I have made one, let me know; I will ask FAG administrators to merge into one. They have been very helpful in the past to merge duplicate memorials. When FAG administrators merge two memorials, none of the flowers, etc. are deleted. If you have made a duplicate memorial of one of my memorials, please be kind enough to delete when asked to do so or ask FAG to merge your memorial with mine.

Edits: Please send a note using the edit tab as to where you found the information you would like edited. This will help so I don't have to do further research. Thanks

Thanks to everyone who have left flowers and notes on my Uncle: Augustus (Gus or Junior) Byrd (# 48422763), who died in a Japanese Prison Camp in 1943. This brave soldier as well as all others who have served and/or given their life for their Country, in any war or act of aggression, deserve all the honor and respect we can give them.

NO Death certificates, please! Although permissable by FAG, they really are in poor taste and take up space that could be used for photos.

Special thanks to all FAG members who have so graciously transferred memorials to me. Your kindness and generosity are very much appreciated.

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Donna McPherson
Martha Louise Williams Rose & Husband
This is a request to change the year of death for both Mr. and Mrs. Rose. Recently, I found an article in The Arcadian that documented the recovery of Mr. Rose’s body. Apparently, he and his wife were killed in flooding from a hurricane, and his remains were recovered months later in a drainage canal from Lake Okeechobee. This article was dated February 1927, and it states the flooding occurred the previous September (1926). His wife’s body was not recovered at that time, and I do not know if she was ever found.

What many folks do not know is that there were actually two hurricanes that devastated the areas surrounding Lake Okeechobee, one in 1926 and the one in 1928. Hurricanes were not named in those days, but the one in 1926 was referred to as the Great Miami Hurricane. It flooded Lake Okeechobee, causing a few hundred drowning deaths near Moore Haven on the south side of the lake, including Mr. & Mrs. Rose. The second hurricane in 1928, referred to as the Okeechobee Hurricane, killed over 2,000 folks along the south side of Lake Okeechobee.


The body of Mr. Rose, father of Mrs. Allen Dowd, victim of the September Flood at Moore Haven, was found together with eighteen other bodies in an old dried up canal Saturday when government engineers went into the canal to open it. Mr. Rose’s body was identified by his shoes, his pocket knife and the belt which he wore.

The bodies were all practically skeletons, remnants of clothing being clinging to the bones, all flesh gone, Mr. and Mrs. Dowd went to Moore Haven when they heard of the gruesome find hoping that the body of Mrs. Rose would also be found as when last seen alive the two were together. The body of Mrs. Rose was not found.

Thanks much

Added by Donna McPherson on May 28, 2017 8:46 AM
RE: Zachariah Moore
I appreciate your effort to find an answer. For now I have Zachariah as 1st son of Charles (1777-1839)and Mary Barry (1783-1857). This is consistent with 1800 US Census (male <10, he would be 8 months) and 1810 census (just over the male <10 age with his 2 brothers Thomas and Andrew) and 1820 as male 16-25. Zachariah then married in 1823 and has his own family in 1830 US Census.
Added by SG91773 on May 22, 2017 12:23 PM
David Hopper
CPT. Simeon B. David
Thanks for creating this memorial. Simeon David is my 2x great-grandfather. What information exists to show that his remains are buried at the Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery? Thanks again.
Added by David Hopper on May 13, 2017 7:07 AM
Added by 1-48069415 on May 07, 2017 7:09 AM
George S. Ellington
Cemetery Moving!
All I know is that there are Dearings in there which was a big family in Covington at one time!
Added by George S. Ellington on Apr 08, 2017 11:24 PM
George S. Ellington
Another Cemetery!
I just saw they are moving ANOTHER cemetery! This one with the Dearing family! It is the same company that moved the 1st one!
Added by George S. Ellington on Apr 05, 2017 8:06 AM
George S. Ellington
Cemetery Moved!
It was on Alcovy Rd it was the Johnson cemetery!It had something like 77 bodies and 1 cow that they found. The bodies were moved to the Cook cemetery, Sila Johnson the father of Mary Johnson who married James Ellington II and all of Mary's family were buried there!
Added by George S. Ellington on Apr 05, 2017 7:47 AM
George S. Ellington
Lena White!
I am wondering if they had her body moved?

And We are wondering if this Jodie White is a brother or sister!
Added by George S. Ellington on Apr 03, 2017 1:37 PM
Pat Bell
Gary Snider
Thanks for the edit

Added by Pat Bell on Mar 28, 2017 3:19 PM
L S Patrick Wilmoth
Jim Keadle
Thank you so much. I truly appreciate your helping me with your connection of Jim and my mother's link in Find A Grave and my access to add more information to Jim's history. My father passed away last month so I'm a bit behind in updates. Currently working on them though. Thank you again so very much. Linda Sharon Patrick Wimoth
Added by L S Patrick Wilmoth on Mar 21, 2017 12:57 PM
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