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Kathryn White Lester (#47137073)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has been my passion since sitting at my Great-Grandmother, Irene Goff Carver's, knee looking at photos of the family. She would tell me the stories of the photo. I was about 7 years old, I'm still gathering the stories.
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Correction: Typo. Gordon Helsel was the son of my great grandparents' oldest child, Joseph Helsel.
Added by David on May 26, 2017 9:05 PM
RE: Alice Eliza Sherman Helsel
We must be related, but it's beyond me to figure out exactly the how, at least with any certainty!

You may be my father's aunt's granddaughter. Was your grandmother's first name Annie? If so, it think maybe that would make us second cousins since we would share the same great grandparents, Margaret Helsel and Daniel Helsel and, therefore, be part of the same generation.

My grandfather, Edward Raymond Helsel was the youngest child inI his generation. And I'm guessing that you may be my grandfather's sister, Annie's great granddaughter.

That would make you my second cousin one removed....I think.... if you are Annie's granddaughter, I think that that would make us second cousins.

I owe my existence to Annie Helsel, because she and her blind husbamd convinced my grandparents to move to Akron, Ohio where, eventually, my father met my mother!

Gordon was my (still living) 90-year-old father, Dale Helsel's first cousin, which would make Gordon my cousin one removed.

By the way, if Annie Helsel (White?) was your Grandmother, and even if she wasn't, I vaguely remember her. She once claimed to have a "toothache in [her] toe" which was a reference to gout.

Unfortunately, that's all I remember about her. My father may remember more.

I knew Gordon and Alice, personally. As you probably know, he was the oldest son of Daniel and Margaret Helsel. Again, Gordon's father was named Joseph, who was my great Uncle, although I think that he died before I was born.

Fun Fact: Gordon was reportedlly voted "most handsome" by his high school class, back in the day. In his later years Gordon was a real penny pincher and he was very politically conservative (out of step wth the rest of the family)..

Alice was for more open minded, tolerant, and compassionate.

Gordon had a law degree from Dickinson University Law,School,and worked as an attorney for the federal government for most of his carrier. I visited them several times in the 1970s in their home. And I attended his funeral -- as well as Alice's, several years earlier. I was also in attendance at their 50th wedding anniversary, although that was a sad occasion because it was known that Alice was dying.

In the early 1950s my parents, as a young couple, lived near Gordon and Alice's home in Falls Church, VA, and they often babysat for their two children, Judy and Bill. Neither Bill nor Judy had children.

I saw Judy Helsel at my Dad's 90th birthday party in March of this year, and she reminds me very much of her mother, Alice.. I've never met Bill, but he is a highly respected and talented photographer who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. My brother has met both him and his wife, and my Dad has one of his photographs hanging in his dining room.

Thanks for your feedback, cuz!
Added by David on May 26, 2017 8:59 PM
Patty C
RE: Memorial# 25985351 Maxine D Rinden
Sorry, forgot to change the cut & paste when posted.

This information is on the gravestone posted on another website.
Added by Patty C on May 13, 2017 5:29 PM
Erika Martinez
Hello, I am sending you an email regarding the memorial of Erika Martinez
Added by cece on Apr 10, 2017 12:28 AM
RE: Joseph & Sarah Graham
Hi Kathryn,

I tried to reply a short while ago but not sure if you got it. Anyway, this is a different family from the one you are looking for. They only had the one child, Joseph B. Graham.

Regards Ginny.
Added by GinnyB on Mar 18, 2017 3:48 AM
Kasz Maciag
RE: Ella M Buchanan
Yes, it's part of the family plot. Her grave is unmarked.
Added by Kasz Maciag on Jul 06, 2016 6:39 PM
Paul Wilcox
RE: Irene G. Carver
Hi Kathryn,

Thanks for the information. I added it to her memorial. Please let me know if it looks OK.


Added by Paul Wilcox on Jun 15, 2016 6:44 AM
Mary D
Mary Hopkins
Mary Hopkins is buried in Kirkland Cemetery, block 11, lot 2, grave 7. Unfortunately, there is no stone marking her burial. She is next to Ella and Thomas Hopkins. I uploaded a photo of their stone and the empty site next to them to Mary's memorial page.
Added by Mary D on Mar 06, 2016 3:08 PM
Bonnie Brooks
RE: Memorial# 112997959
Sorry it has been so long getting back to you. I somehow overlooked this message. The headstone is for two, the other is for his wife, still living as far as I know. The white headstone is a military marker for his service in the US Navy in Korea.
Added by Bonnie Brooks on Mar 02, 2016 9:35 AM
Tri State Roots
Florence & William McIntyre
Hi Kathryn,

I filled your photo requests for the two of them but wish I had brought a spray bottle and a cloth -- apparently their markers are in a low spot within that section of the cemetery and were coated with a film of dirt. If I am in their vicinity again with the proper tools to clean their markers I will reshoot them and post new photos.
Added by Tri State Roots on Dec 12, 2015 9:46 PM
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