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Bio Photo Update: Now off of volunteering for awhile due to vehicle problems,home repairs, and unwanted legal family matters. In past, have been receiving in excess of e-mails every day that keeps me from getting photos out, so if I do not get back or photos out to you in a timely manner, please have a little patience. Also, please try to resolve your own questions "problems" and understand that there are not enough field volunteers in the Detroit area where a lot of requester folks have moved out of state, there are so many hundreds of requests over 3 years plus in waiting, you will need to help contact the cemetery to get all burial locations first and fill out your photo requests as much as possible. This cemetery is old and headstone may need to be made visible "raised". Thank you!
Please call Mt Olivet office to verify all burial locations and add it to the request, at (313) 365-3207 or email bhall@mtelliott.com
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Hello, private data and what we do for ourselves dies with ourselves; more on line today, what we do or share for others remain immortal.

For photo reward, don't pat me on a sore back, appreciation is a wonderful thing: it makes others excellent by the work of others and does not keep a secret for what is due in true reward for the hidden losses, aches, and pains...mileage chart round trip: Mt Olivet(30),Armada(40).

There are a lot of acting genealogist who run this advantage "me" to the limits to find data, there are those who really seek there departed love ones for rest in love, and there are those who just want somebody to seek out and clean up their family line memorials for their own advantage. I just wish Findagrave would add an identifier, so more time is used for quality photos of loved ones and not so much as quantity for researchers even though I do enjoy when I pass the next photo count marker.

We are often caught up calling destination what we limit to appreciate for the journey, especially by using or abusing the goodness of the help we get on the way.

People forget what you said or what we do, but how do people who say appreciation is real are really making one feel rewarded for losses?

It is the fruit of wonder to think who planted it's tree before the fruit and have not given for the gift of extra efforts with a gift of return.

About myself and my job as a volunteer in the area:
I'm living north of Detroit and laid off for over five years from a trickle down economy as small suppliers loose another auto worker who suffers events of their systems many problems.. ¸.•*ƸӜƷ•*¨*•.¸¸❤¸.•* ¯¯¨‹(•¿•)›
... As result, lots of people left Michigan and now I'm doing what only feels like god's work "out of love" in a special time of need. It does not pay the bills, but if I can help make things right everything feels all right and maybe I could find some luck out of finding graves from your researched efforts and leading instructions. Maybe it will be just taking the a photo, but in most cases I end up digging around the marker more than a photo shot...

There are a lot of sunken markers that are buried or covered with grass, but the worst is when I get requests with wrong locations that were questionable with out fair warning to me up front resulting in losses, waist of time,and the suffering effort of digging up or dragging tools around losing the good faith of your search.

It is only a photographer's "grave digger" job to be prepared for fulfilling photo requests only, but If photo requests are for a quick look for a "questionable burial", please state that using the comment command with the photo request.

Sorry, I no longer do data research work because there is to much to do, there are to many who do not do their own data work, I have a lot of extra photos to get/fix/sort/upload , and I am a photo guy not a paid data worker who looks up burial locations.

After my on going loses(cameras, glasses, fuel, ware-tear, time, and money... the free information I already have given are in the stone photos, found plot burial area photos, some unmarked grave photos, and "bird's eye" view photos close up for finding next of kin near by the relative burial grounds as I do find many extra marriage names inter-burial located.

More about my limited gifts, my mom's care of age 86 is my priority, but I do get out fulfilling many quick "photo only requests" that should already have been researched by the requester and if not, it is an abuse to myself when claiming photo request that turns out false.

Please double check your burial locations. There are too many false requests without a fair questionable notice, I just do not have time to be dragging or digging at wrong locations that are not correct. I do grave & plot-marker photos only on request. I do not do archaeological digs without fair or legal notice; therefor, contact the office and get your sites correct.

Your photo request as others are the ones who are managing these memorials to set at rest or find the truths; based on information given, please do not abuse volunteers as your answers are coming.

More about my life line, mom does not write and dad a military man did not have much time during the post-World War 2 ... or after wars to document any of our personal family.

I am helping our family, friends of Find a Grave, asking for those who know or who can seek, to log these memorials before they fall apart. Yes, it is important that we teach our children where our families are buried so that they in return can teach their children to oversee and help preserve the traditions. This information gets lost, covered up by nature or destroyed very quickly, and is difficult to recover without a backup like Find-A-Grave.

We can make life easier with digital access before we lose anymore survivors who only take missing information to the grave.

If you should find errors in anything I have submitted, please contact me for updates and corrections. If you wish to add anything to the bio for anyone please let me know as well; I will be glad to add to the submissions and give you credit for the information.

To request a memorial transfer, please click on the edit tab for that memorial and include your FAG#. I do not transfer ALL requests because many of my entries are connected to my family. You may leave info on any memorial by leaving flowers, flags, etc. and comments, also photographs may be added.

My 4 main family lines(Mi principal línea familiar)Smith/Hadden & Delgadillo/Guerra:
Paternal(Paterna)Dad="Austin Smith":
His dad Smith/Hadden= Cullen Blackman & Grpa's: Thomas Bass Smith & Lena Hadden.
His mom Rochester/Atkinson=Hattie &Grma's: Sarah Atkinson & William Rochester.

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Eva
RE: memorial# 84435269
Thank you for you all you do!

Sent an Email with a slightly modified version of the text...
Added by Eva on Apr 15, 2017 7:14 AM
Eva
Edith Belle Willette - Find A Grave memorial# 72142835
It would be great if you could update it a little…
Thank you so much!!!

The person next to Edith Belle Willette in the first photo (which seems to be taken in the 1970s) is more than likely not – as stated – Roy Harold Scherer Sr. (1898 IL – 1982 OR) but without doubt (because of physical resemblance and age) his son: Rock Hudson.
It could be possible that the photo was taken on the grounds of Rock Hudson’s Beverly Hills home on 9402 Beverly Crest Drive, Beverly Hills, CA – because of the background with columns and flowers at the top of them (see this photo dating back a few more years… rock-hudson-estate-collection.com (photographs – Personal Photos 01 – IMG0058)

Roy Harold Scherer Sr.’s first wife was Katherine Marie Wood (Jun. 7, 1900 – Oct. 13, 1977). His second wife was Florence Alice Palmer.

According to Sara Davidson (Rock Hudson. His Story, 1986), Edith died in the summer of 1982 at the home she shared with her second husband in California. Since by then Roy Scherer was no longer able to take care of himself the responsibility went over to his son, Rock Hudson. Hudson’s secretary, Mark Miller, arranged for the burial of Edith and the short stay of Roy Scherer at the ‘Motion Picture Country House’ before Alice Marie Scherer Waier (she got adopted by Roy Scherer and his second wife, Florence Alice Palmer) took care of him in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon – where she lived and where he died soon thereafter on Nov. 22, 1982.

I suppose that Mark Miller arranged for two grave plots – thinking that Roy Scherer, then still living in California, would be buried next to his third wife.
Since he eventually died in Oregon, Rock Hudson and Alice Marie Waier probably decided it would be best to bury him there – but until more is known, this is only speculation.
Added by Eva on Apr 13, 2017 8:48 AM
Eva
Raymond Harold ‘Roy’ Scherer (1899-1982) Find A Grave memorial# 84435269
... terribly sorry for the mistake of posting it twice. Another mistake I noticed too late:
First marriage was, of course, to Katherine Marie Wood, not Scherer.

Roy Scherer’s first marriage was to Katherine Marie Wood, born Jun. 7, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois – she died on Oct. 13, 1977 in Orange County, California (Find A Grave Memorial# 25470168).
Added by Eva on Apr 13, 2017 7:15 AM
Eva
Raymond Harold ‘Roy’ Scherer (1899-1982) Find A Grave memorial# 84435269
Find A Grave memorial# 84435269 of Raymond Harold ‘Roy’ Scherer

It would be great if you could change and update it a little... Thank you so much. Will send an Email, too.

The person next to Edith Belle Willette in the first photo (which seems to be taken in the 1970s) is more than likely not – as stated – Roy Harold Scherer Sr. (1898 IL – 1982 OR) but without doubt (because of physical resemblance and age) his son: Rock Hudson.
It could be possible that the photo was taken on the grounds of Rock Hudson’s Beverly Hills home on 9402 Beverly Crest Drive, Beverly Hills, CA – because of the background with columns and flowers at the top of them (see this photo dating back a few more years… rock-hudson-estate-collection.com (photographs – Personal Photos 01 – IMG0058)

His name is “Raymond Scherer” -only- according to: the census of 1930 of New Trier, Cook County, IL
His name is Roy Harold Scherer according to…

- the birth certificate of his son – name of father: Roy Harold Scherer
- the census of 1900, 1910 and 1920 of Preston, Richland County, IL
- California Voter Registrations 1932, 1934, 1936, 1942, 1946, 1948
- Social Security Death Index
- the biographies of his son:
* Sara Davidson and Rock Hudson: Rock Hudson. His Story, 1986. * Jerry Oppenheimer and Jack Vitek: Idol. Rock Hudson. The True Story of an American Film Hero, 1986. * Brenda Scott Royce: Rock Hudson: a bio-bibliography, 1995.

The year of his birth as stated correctly in your text but not in the caption: 1899.
Please change it from 1898 to 1899.

Name of father: Theodore Scherer (1870 – 1956, Find A Grave memorial# 28202014)
Name of mother: Lena M. Blatter Scherer (1875 – 1958, Find A Grave memorial# 28202034)

Theodore Scherer was born in 1870 in Illinois to
Adam Scherer (May 9, 1832 – Sept. 5, 1895; Find A Grave memorial# 28207436; Inscription: 63yr 3m 27d; Note: birth dates calculated, no on stone; born in Germany according to 1880 Census of Preston, Richland County, IL) and
Elizabeth Dietrich Scherer (Mar. 8, 1843 – Oct. 5, 1901; Find A Grave memorial# 28207105; born in Switzerland according to 1880 Census of Preston, Richland County, IL).
Adam Scherer and Elizabeth Dietrich got married on Mar. 10, 1864.

Lena M. Blatter was born in 1875 in Illinois to
John Henry Blatter (Feb. 8, 1839 – Mar. 10, 1919; Find A Grave memorial# 35279143; born in Switzerland according to the 1880 Census of Olney, Richland County, IL) and
Anna Iaggi Blatter (Sep. 3, 1853 – Sep. 7, 1875; Find A Grave memorial# 35279125).

Theodore Scherer got married to Lena M. Blatter on May 3, 1896 in Richland County, Illinois.
Roy Scherer probably had these siblings:
(according to the Census of 1910, 1920 and 1930 of Preston, Richland County, IL)

Pearl E (born in Oct. 1897)*
(Roy Harold (Jun. 3, 1899 – Nov. 22, 1982) Find A Grave memorial# 84435269)
Luther A (8 in 1910; 18 in 1920) born in 1901 (or 1902)**
Jerome F. (Feb. 12, 1904 – Apr. 4, 1984) Find A Grave Memorial# 81054566
Julia A (6 in 1910; 15 in 1920) born in 1903 (or 1904)***
Lloyd L (Aug. 10, 1907 – Mar. 25, 1994) Find A Grave Memorial# 25909535
Evlyn E or Evyline E (2 3/12 in 1920; 12 in 1930) born in 1917 (or 1918)

* According to an article on the Find A Grave memorial-site of Jerome F. Scherer, Jerome F. was predeceased by his sister Pearl(e) Schnefke. There is only one memorial (# 28231580) for a Pearl Schnefke (died: Apr. 28, 1967 - buried in Dundas, Richland County, IL).
** There is only one memorial (# 59837714) for a Luther A. Scherer (born Aug. 23, 1901 and died Dec. 30, 1991- buried in Olney, Richland County, IL).
*** There is only one memorial (# 28202190) at the approximate time of birth for a Julia A. Scherer: a Julia A. Scherer Henry (1904 – 1996; buried in Dundas, Richland County, IL).

In 1930 Roy Scherer was the proprietor of a garage – according to the Census of New Trier, Cook County, Illinois. The Depression caused his business to go bankrupt. The California Voter Registration for Los Angeles City lists his occupation in 1936 and in 1942 as a mechanic. Around 1947 he operated an appliance store in south Los Angeles (Phyllis Gates and Bob Thomas: My Husband, Rock Hudson, 1987).

Roy Scherer’s first marriage was to Katherine Marie Scherer, born Jun. 7, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois – she died on Oct. 13, 1977 in Orange County, California (Find A Grave Memorial# 25470168).
The marriage took place either in 1923 or in 1924.
On Nov. 17, 1925 Katherine gave birth to their as well as his/her only child: Roy Harold Scherer – who adopted the stage name Rock Hudson (Find A Grave memorial# 519).
Roy Scherer left his family and moved to California in 1932 – according to Sara Davidson (Rock Hudson. His Story, 1986). In 1932 he is registered as a resident of Los Angeles City. When her son was seven Katherine travelled with him to California in a futile attempt to save the marriage.

Roy Scherer got married to Florence Alice Palmer (Find A Grave memorial# 142378443) on Aug. 28, 1933 in Los Angeles, California – thus the divorce must have taken place either in 1932 or in 1933.

In 1938 Roy Scherer made a trip to Winnetka to see his son but his former wife (by February 1934 she had remarried, too and her husband Wallace E. Fitzgerald (Find A Grave memorial# 3707839) had adopted Roy Harold Scherer Jr.) intervened. He got a letter from Fitzgerald telling him “not to write to my son Roy or try to see him again”. Natural father and son were not to see each other again until the latter was an adult. (Phyllis Gates and Bob Thomas: My Husband, Rock Hudson, 1987).

Roy and Florence adopted a baby – though the ‘California Birth Index’ lists Ms. Palmer as the mother of Alice Marie Scherer born on Jun. 20, 1946 in Los Angeles County. In a lawsuit in 1986 Alice Marie Scherer Waier stated that she was adopted by Roy and Florence Scherer.

Roy Scherer’s third marriage was to Edith Belle Willette, born July 18, 1913 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana – she died on Aug. 6 (California Death Index) or 12 (Cemetery record death date), 1982 in Los Angeles County, California (Find A Grave memorial# 72142835).
Edith Belle Willette got married to Oscar Christoph Gasser (Find A Grave memorial# 115095542) on Aug. 10, 1932 in Allen, Indiana. They had one daughter: Edith Grace Gasser (Find A Grave memorial# 76428472). Oscar Gasser probably died in the military in WW2.

According to Sara Davidson (Rock Hudson. His Story, 1986), Edith died in the summer of 1982 at the home she shared with her husband in California. Since by then Roy Scherer was no longer able to take care of himself the responsibility went over to his son, Rock Hudson. Hudson’s secretary, Mark Miller, arranged for the burial of Edith and the short stay of Roy Scherer at the ‘Motion Picture Country House’ before Alice Marie Scherer Waier took care of him in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon – where he died a few months later on Nov. 22, 1982.


Sources:
- "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPH-Y161 : 18 May 2016), Katherine Marie Wood in entry for Roy Harold Scherer, 17 Nov 1925; citing Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 47, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 100,368,752.
- "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGTG-B3Z : 26 November 2014), Katherin M Olsen, 13 Oct 1977; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
- Sara Davidson and Rock Hudson: Rock Hudson. His Story, 1986.
- Jerry Oppenheimer and Jack Vitek: Idol. Rock Hudson. The True Story of an American Film Hero, 1986.
- Phyllis Gates and Bob Thomas: My Husband, Rock Hudson, 1987.
- article on “The ancestry of Rock Hudson” by Will Johnson:
http://www.countyhistorian.com/cecilweb/index.php/Ancestry_of_Rock_Hudson
- http://www.locateancestors.com/katherine-olsen/
- http://gw.geneanet.org/tdowling?lang=en&p=katherine&n=wood&oc=1
- http://www.californiabirthindex.org/birth/alice_marie_scherer_born_1946_3277979
- UPI Archives: “Rock Hudson ‘sister’ surfaces, says she’ll sue estate” by John Bilotta, May 1, 1986:
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1986/05/01/Rock-Hudson-sister-surfaces-says-shell-sue-estate/3140515304000/
Added by Eva on Apr 13, 2017 7:02 AM
Eva
Raymond Harold ‘Roy’ Scherer (1899-1982) Find A Grave memorial# 84435269 of
Find A Grave memorial# 84435269 of Raymond Harold ‘Roy’ Scherer

It would be great if you could change and update it a little... Thank you so much. Will send an Email, too.

The person next to Edith Belle Willette in the first photo (which seems to be taken in the 1970s) is more than likely not – as stated – Roy Harold Scherer Sr. (1898 IL – 1982 OR) but without doubt (because of physical resemblance and age) his son: Rock Hudson.
It could be possible that the photo was taken on the grounds of Rock Hudson’s Beverly Hills home on 9402 Beverly Crest Drive, Beverly Hills, CA – because of the background with columns and flowers at the top of them (see this photo dating back a few more years… rock-hudson-estate-collection.com (photographs – Personal Photos 01 – IMG0058)

His name is “Raymond Scherer” -only- according to: the census of 1930 of New Trier, Cook County, IL
His name is Roy Harold Scherer according to…

- the birth certificate of his son – name of father: Roy Harold Scherer
- the census of 1900, 1910 and 1920 of Preston, Richland County, IL
- California Voter Registrations 1932, 1934, 1936, 1942, 1946, 1948
- Social Security Death Index
- the biographies of his son:
* Sara Davidson and Rock Hudson: Rock Hudson. His Story, 1986. * Jerry Oppenheimer and Jack Vitek: Idol. Rock Hudson. The True Story of an American Film Hero, 1986. * Brenda Scott Royce: Rock Hudson: a bio-bibliography, 1995.

The year of his birth as stated correctly in your text but not in the caption: 1899.
Please change it from 1898 to 1899.

Name of father: Theodore Scherer (1870 – 1956, Find A Grave memorial# 28202014)
Name of mother: Lena M. Blatter Scherer (1875 – 1958, Find A Grave memorial# 28202034)

Theodore Scherer was born in 1870 in Illinois to
Adam Scherer (May 9, 1832 – Sept. 5, 1895; Find A Grave memorial# 28207436; Inscription: 63yr 3m 27d; Note: birth dates calculated, no on stone; born in Germany according to 1880 Census of Preston, Richland County, IL) and
Elizabeth Dietrich Scherer (Mar. 8, 1843 – Oct. 5, 1901; Find A Grave memorial# 28207105; born in Switzerland according to 1880 Census of Preston, Richland County, IL).
Adam Scherer and Elizabeth Dietrich got married on Mar. 10, 1864.

Lena M. Blatter was born in 1875 in Illinois to
John Henry Blatter (Feb. 8, 1839 – Mar. 10, 1919; Find A Grave memorial# 35279143; born in Switzerland according to the 1880 Census of Olney, Richland County, IL) and
Anna Iaggi Blatter (Sep. 3, 1853 – Sep. 7, 1875; Find A Grave memorial# 35279125).

Theodore Scherer got married to Lena M. Blatter on May 3, 1896 in Richland County, Illinois.
Roy Scherer probably had these siblings:
(according to the Census of 1910, 1920 and 1930 of Preston, Richland County, IL)

Pearl E (born in Oct. 1897)*
(Roy Harold (Jun. 3, 1899 – Nov. 22, 1982) Find A Grave memorial# 84435269)
Luther A (8 in 1910; 18 in 1920) born in 1901 (or 1902)**
Jerome F. (Feb. 12, 1904 – Apr. 4, 1984) Find A Grave Memorial# 81054566
Julia A (6 in 1910; 15 in 1920) born in 1903 (or 1904)***
Lloyd L (Aug. 10, 1907 – Mar. 25, 1994) Find A Grave Memorial# 25909535
Evlyn E or Evyline E (2 3/12 in 1920; 12 in 1930) born in 1917 (or 1918)

* According to an article on the Find A Grave memorial-site of Jerome F. Scherer, Jerome F. was predeceased by his sister Pearl(e) Schnefke. There is only one memorial (# 28231580) for a Pearl Schnefke (died: Apr. 28, 1967 - buried in Dundas, Richland County, IL).
** There is only one memorial (# 59837714) for a Luther A. Scherer (born Aug. 23, 1901 and died Dec. 30, 1991- buried in Olney, Richland County, IL).
*** There is only one memorial (# 28202190) at the approximate time of birth for a Julia A. Scherer: a Julia A. Scherer Henry (1904 – 1996; buried in Dundas, Richland County, IL).

In 1930 Roy Scherer was the proprietor of a garage – according to the Census of New Trier, Cook County, Illinois. The Depression caused his business to go bankrupt. The California Voter Registration for Los Angeles City lists his occupation in 1936 and in 1942 as a mechanic. Around 1947 he operated an appliance store in south Los Angeles (Phyllis Gates and Bob Thomas: My Husband, Rock Hudson, 1987).

Roy Scherer’s first marriage was to Katherine Marie Scherer, born Jun. 7, 1900 in Chicago, Illinois – she died on Oct. 13, 1977 in Orange County, California (Find A Grave Memorial# 25470168).
The marriage took place either in 1923 or in 1924.
On Nov. 17, 1925 Katherine gave birth to their as well as his/her only child: Roy Harold Scherer – who adopted the stage name Rock Hudson (Find A Grave memorial# 519).
Roy Scherer left his family and moved to California in 1932 – according to Sara Davidson (Rock Hudson. His Story, 1986). In 1932 he is registered as a resident of Los Angeles City. When her son was seven Katherine travelled with him to California in a futile attempt to save the marriage.

Roy Scherer got married to Florence Alice Palmer (Find A Grave memorial# 142378443) on Aug. 28, 1933 in Los Angeles, California – thus the divorce must have taken place either in 1932 or in 1933.

In 1938 Roy Scherer made a trip to Winnetka to see his son but his former wife (by February 1934 she had remarried, too and her husband Wallace E. Fitzgerald (Find A Grave memorial# 3707839) had adopted Roy Harold Scherer Jr.) intervened. He got a letter from Fitzgerald telling him “not to write to my son Roy or try to see him again”. Natural father and son were not to see each other again until the latter was an adult. (Phyllis Gates and Bob Thomas: My Husband, Rock Hudson, 1987).

Roy and Florence adopted a baby – though the ‘California Birth Index’ lists Ms. Palmer as the mother of Alice Marie Scherer born on Jun. 20, 1946 in Los Angeles County. In a lawsuit in 1986 Alice Marie Scherer Waier stated that she was adopted by Roy and Florence Scherer.

Roy Scherer’s third marriage was to Edith Belle Willette, born July 18, 1913 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana – she died on Aug. 6 (California Death Index) or 12 (Cemetery record death date), 1982 in Los Angeles County, California (Find A Grave memorial# 72142835).
Edith Belle Willette got married to Oscar Christoph Gasser (Find A Grave memorial# 115095542) on Aug. 10, 1932 in Allen, Indiana. They had one daughter: Edith Grace Gasser (Find A Grave memorial# 76428472). Oscar Gasser probably died in the military in WW2.

According to Sara Davidson (Rock Hudson. His Story, 1986), Edith died in the summer of 1982 at the home she shared with her husband in California. Since by then Roy Scherer was no longer able to take care of himself the responsibility went over to his son, Rock Hudson. Hudson’s secretary, Mark Miller, arranged for the burial of Edith and the short stay of Roy Scherer at the ‘Motion Picture Country House’ before Alice Marie Scherer Waier took care of him in Grants Pass, Josephine County, Oregon – where he died a few months later on Nov. 22, 1982.


Sources:
- "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPH-Y161 : 18 May 2016), Katherine Marie Wood in entry for Roy Harold Scherer, 17 Nov 1925; citing Winnetka, Cook, Illinois, United States, reference/certificate 47, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 100,368,752.
- "California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch
(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VGTG-B3Z : 26 November 2014), Katherin M Olsen, 13 Oct 1977; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
- Sara Davidson and Rock Hudson: Rock Hudson. His Story, 1986.
- Jerry Oppenheimer and Jack Vitek: Idol. Rock Hudson. The True Story of an American Film Hero, 1986.
- Phyllis Gates and Bob Thomas: My Husband, Rock Hudson, 1987.
- article on “The ancestry of Rock Hudson” by Will Johnson:
http://www.countyhistorian.com/cecilweb/index.php/Ancestry_of_Rock_Hudson
- http://www.locateancestors.com/katherine-olsen/
- http://gw.geneanet.org/tdowling?lang=en&p=katherine&n=wood&oc=1
- http://www.californiabirthindex.org/birth/alice_marie_scherer_born_1946_3277979
- UPI Archives: “Rock Hudson ‘sister’ surfaces, says she’ll sue estate” by John Bilotta, May 1, 1986:
http://www.upi.com/Archives/1986/05/01/Rock-Hudson-sister-surfaces-says-shell-sue-estate/3140515304000/
Added by Eva on Apr 13, 2017 7:01 AM
Diane Burke
W Schutt # 112986922
thought I would clear up some of the mystery with this woman. Her first husband was F Holtz. Her second husband Christoph Schutt. Both were older when they remarried and had no children. Makes sense that she is buried with 1st family. This is a relation of my daughter-in-law (through the Schutt family) , so when I finally figured everything out, I thought it might be nice to pass it on. Hope you'll include the new info, but credit is not necessary. thanks for all you do
Added by Diane Burke on Feb 02, 2017 7:10 PM
Sheena Barnes
Your Request for John H. Atkinson in Anniston
Good (really early Morning!!

About the request you made regarding John H. Atkinson's grave in Anniston: are you looking for anything in particular about who is buried around him, such as possible relations, or other groups of a family? Also, were you interested in pictures as well?

I can't promise anything, but I should be able to get out there before Friday this week. I've been meaning to finally complete my first Request :P

Thanks!

Sheena
Added by Sheena Barnes on Dec 06, 2016 11:57 PM
CBDowdy
Thomas Atkinson
Memorial# 104509171
He did not die in 1666, Martha his wife married Thomas Gwaltney and he died in 1666. Martha then married Thomas Pittman and there was an agreement made before marriage about her children of Thomas Atkinson and Thomas Gwaltney concerning her property obtained from them.
From "Historical Southern Families" by Boddie Vol 2. 1958 _________________________________________________________________ Mrs. Gwaltney married the third time, about October 4, 1666, Captain Thomas Pitman, for the Captain made a marriage agreement with Mrs. Mary Gwaltney on that day as follows:  "Thomas Pitman gives bond that the widow Gwaltney shall after marriage with him have the whole disposal of a horse and mare which she now has - to dispose of at her pleasure, as also pewter dishes and cattle, now called and known to be for the two youngest children, also her youngest son, William Gwaltney, may have two years schooling." (bk. 1, p. 281)
Added by CBDowdy on Aug 21, 2016 3:41 PM
Jan J. Shultz
RE: Rev isaac hadden
Right! Please remove linked parent. Sorry for confusion. Thank you.
Added by Jan J. Shultz on Jul 25, 2016 2:41 PM
Honoring Their Lives
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Thank you so very much for the update on no headstone or marker located for my Martin Hilliker in Omard Cemetery. It is quite possible that my ancestors could not pay for such an item at the time. Interesting that you mention an Eleanor Hilliker in this same cemetery, she is not a known relative but I plan on contacting the person who created her memorial to see if she knows the family. One never knows! Thank you for all that you do for others in their quest to know more about their family history through this site. Warmly, Helen Murphy, Nashville, TN
Added by Honoring Their Lives on Jul 08, 2016 5:14 AM
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