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Lester Letson (#46627920)
 member for 13 years, 21 days
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Bio Photo Born and raised in Fresno, California of Alabama born parents, got into Genealogy in 1997 when I could not figure out what else to do with this computer on-line. I have built up quite a lot of pictures of old shots of the cemeteries of Clay County and Jefferson County Alabama. I have visited most of the cemeteries of my ancestors and my Wife's ancestors in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. A Self-proclaimed Historian with a California Historical society (E Clampus Vitus), I am visiting places of historical interest and with my trusty Dimage , Vivitar and Olympus digital cameras have been taking pictures of headstones at whatever cemeteries we may visit and Historical Monuments in our travels in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Washington. In Fresno, I have added the 1919 biographies of early Fresno residents from the Paul E Vandor book titled "The History of Fresno County" to as many listings as I could. If you have something you would like to have added to a Bio, just drop me a line.

I follow FindaGrave rules and usually transfer close relatives within 30 days. You can complain to the FindaGrave administrators if you want, but you will likely find they too have little patience for impatient people.
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Michelle Owen/McCully
william james barnes
hello Ive been searching for my dads moms dad side and family and i see you have his dad here could you please send me all the info on him and transfer to me please im his great granddaughter though his son daughter Doris ann Barnes thank you
Added by Michelle Owen/McCully on Aug 09, 2017 2:43 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank your
Hello Lester,
Thank you for your generosity in transferring:
John Stubblefield Watts # 163282760
to my care.
As I receive more information, I will be adding to Our shared memorial.
With sincerest appreciation,
# 47059326

Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Aug 02, 2017 6:14 PM
Mary S
RE: Los Molinos...Swierstra
I am glad I could help. Others have taken pictures for me so I am returning the favor when I travel.
Added by Mary S on Aug 02, 2017 9:14 AM
J Spencer
Dave Cogdill
Dave will be laid to rest at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery Gustine, CA
Added by J Spencer on Jul 26, 2017 12:03 PM
James Noble
America McDonald
are you kin to her? if so I am sure we are kin, her dad James was brother to my 4 times Great Gma Lucinda C McDonald Gunn
Added by James Noble on Jul 25, 2017 10:42 AM
Helen Mildred Holway Hancock
Hi Lester,
Would you please transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 41696882 Helen Mildred Holway Hancock to me? This is my grandmother.

Than you for all of your great work - it has been a tremendous help.

Bless you!
Added by Maureen on Jul 23, 2017 3:54 PM
Memorial Updates
Dear Lester,
Thank you so much for updating all of the info on my husband's Scheid(t) family ancestors. All of your hard work is greatly appreciated.
Carrie Scovill
Added by Carrie on Jul 19, 2017 7:12 AM
Alma Stone
# 37937782 Peter Fee
Thank you for adding Peter Fee's obituary to his Memorial.

I really appreciate all that you do.

Alma Stone
Added by Alma Stone on Jul 18, 2017 4:14 PM
Fannie Kelly is my Aunt, my mother's sister. Thanks for adding her and the pictures taken, I added her family photograph. Actually, I would like a transfer of her obituary and add information. Her family will have a reunion this Thanksgiving 2017.
Have a blessed day.

My #48873298
Added by Foxx on Jul 17, 2017 3:33 PM
Computer printout wrong
My apologies. The 1999 printout I got from Bill Sechrist Jr. (given to him by cem . mgr. then) had the wrong lot # for the Harrisons. It should have been 178, not 176. When I went to the cemetery, the graves did not seem to be in the right area. When I got home I checked the photographs I made of the original IOOF cemetery book, from beginning to 1963, & saw the error. Also found earlier work I'd done which indicated the Sudden family were in 176 & that didn't leave enough room for all the Harrisons. Now I just need to find out who "Aunt E." is buried next to Imogene. Also the stones for the Harrisons make it clear why you didn't think to photograph them at the time. ;)
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Jul 12, 2017 12:35 AM
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