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Ray Gurganus (#47340841)
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I live in DC and can do photo requests for the metro DC area, provided the cemetery is easily accessible.

Photos I have posted here may be stored offline for personal use, but should not be posted elsewhere online without permission, and may not be posted to Ancestry or any other service requiring payment.

I manage a website for collaboration of our family trees.

I'm also the coordinator of the DC GenWeb website.

and an obituary database

Drop by for a visit!

Most of the photos I posted here will have more related details on that person's page at the website below. More details are welcome.
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Toni Morris
RE: Elias Bowen
I am sorry, I just seen this message. He is buried in East Otto Cemetery, East Otto, Cattaraugus County, New York, U.S.A.
Added by Toni Morris on Mar 01, 2017 10:10 AM
May L. Tomkins Rockefeller 165907826
Hello Ray, I submitted an edit request to link her to her parents. The source was obits, census and family records. Her mother's obit specifically listed May's full married name as a survivor. Thanks for having created her memorial. Paul Turner
Added by pjt on Jan 30, 2017 10:49 AM
Barbara Campbell
Thompson family of Bertie county NC
Dear Sir,
I have sent and may send more edits regarding this old family. My source for these edits is a Thompson family bible held by the state of NC. My only problem is the huge number of Thomas(s) Thompson there were in every generation.
Thank you for your time.
Added by Barbara Campbell on Jan 01, 2017 2:48 AM
David Fields
RE: Richard S. Paulett
Thanks for your efforts. Late yesterday I found a Washington Post article from 1934. Paulett killed himself in DC. If you ever find his grave, please let me know.

Happy new year.....

Added by David Fields on Dec 30, 2016 8:38 AM
David Fields
Richard S. Paulett
Hi, Ray. I'm researching early members of my aviation group, known as the Quiet Birdmen. Richard Paulett became a member in 1929. He passed away by 1935, I believe. I suspect his father was Richard Paulett of Farmville (died 1902), but I'm not sure. Do you have any info on the younger Paulett?

Many thanks for your efforts.

David Fields
Added by David Fields on Dec 29, 2016 11:43 AM
Karen Baker
Dillard, Dixon and Norcom photos
Thanks for the photos.

We are related!

I have looked at your family tree website many times over the last few years but have only just recently worked out how we are related. I descend from Dr Simmons Jones Baker, who descends from Henry Baker and his first wife, Angelica Bray. Your line descends from Henry’s 2nd wife, Ruth Chancey and their son John.

Added by Karen Baker on Dec 22, 2016 2:19 PM
RE: Henrietta Watkins
Thanks for the quick response! May I add you as a friend?
Added by Hixburg23958 on Nov 30, 2016 8:09 AM
Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin
John Garner Graham #116602268
I enjoy reading old newspapers (Library of Congress website) and trying to match the stories and articles to the memorials here on F-A-G. I have found the wedding announcement for John Graham and Marguerite Field in the Washington Times of 11/2/1916.

It sounds like quite an affair!
Added by Rebecca Sheehan-Plotkin on Nov 02, 2016 11:52 AM
deanna french
D,C, Oakhill,General Sylvester Churchill
I am a Civil War buff, and am working on a project to identify the last resting places of many of our Civil War Soldiers that had roots/ties to Vermont, to post on the Vermont Civil War site. (
May I use the Monument photo that you contributed to Gen Churchill's Find A Grave Memorial page, and others, if there are others by you for this purpose?

You will receive proper credit for this.
Thank you for your consideration.

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Oct 03, 2016 5:45 PM
Mary Ann
Leon Bliss
May I repost your photo to his memorial? Find A Grave Memorial# 170709739.

Thank you
Added by Mary Ann on Sep 30, 2016 7:02 AM
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