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HWA (#46565033)
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I am not concerned that I am not known; I seek to be worthy to be known.
― Confucius

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Please transfer #93868640 for DoraLee Brightsman. She is my Aunt Mildred's daugher.
Added by penny on Aug 11, 2017 10:27 AM
Mrs. Bee
Mildred Hall
Thank you for the edits!
Added by Mrs. Bee on Aug 10, 2017 4:41 PM
Ref #93868640
Do you know DoraLee? She is the daughter of my Aunt Mildred. I wondering where you got her picture as I don't remember as that picture? Are you related to the Brightsmans or Ormes of Marenisco? Just very curious.

Thanks Penny
Added by penny on Aug 08, 2017 6:47 PM
John C. Gates

I wonder if you could tell me where you found the information about my great grandfather, John C. Gates. His find a grave page lists you as having been the editor. I wonder in particular how you found his place of birth and his "also known as" of "John Cornelius Sullivan and Charles Gates".

Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for all you do to help out folks on find a grave.

Brook Yoder
Added by Brook on Aug 04, 2017 10:05 PM
Mrs. Bee
George Aitcheson
Thanks for the edits!
Added by Mrs. Bee on Aug 04, 2017 8:57 PM
I happily transferred Ms. Sigal to you. There are two other Sigals at shalom. I'm happy to transfer them as well. Just let me know
Added by Jax on Jul 25, 2017 7:15 PM
Historic Congressional Cemetery Archivist
Congressional Cem -Augusta Rainals
I have transferred this memorial to you.
There seems to be a difference of opinion ref his place of birth. Both the stone and our records indicate he was born in Denmark. I would be more then happy to send you our Interment log if you contact me at
However now you have management you can change the place of birth! Have a good week!
Added by Historic Congressional Ce... on Jul 12, 2017 7:07 AM
RE: Re: Jean Thies/Theis
Yes, there are often errors in newspapers and also on grave markers, Here are two sources, perhaps you have seen besides the DC Death Index record
The Washington Post, Nov 19, 1917, Deaths Reported has listed
Jean Theis, 27 yrs, Farnsboro Apts.

Also The Washington Post, Nov 18, 1917 page 18
Mrs John H Theis Dies from Effects of Carbolic Acid
Ill from a nervous disease, Mrs Jean Theis, wife of John H Theis, a magazine circulator, took carbolic acid in her apartment at the Farnsboro, Florida avenue and Decatur street northwest, yesterday.
Coroner Nevitt, after hearing the testimony of Mrs Theis' colored maid, that the woman had told her of taking the poison and bade her good-by, rendered a verdict of death by suicide. Mrs Theis was 27 years old and came to Washington from Chicago 18 months ago.
Added by Jane on Jun 20, 2017 10:18 AM
RE: Re: [Send Reply] George Lufbery Memorial #72996356
Thank you!
Added by Tina on Jun 19, 2017 4:47 PM
George Lufbery Memorial #72996356
Thanks for you edit request for George. I have been able to verify his birth date, but not his place of death. Do you have any support for the place of death being Elizabeth, Union County, New Jersey?
Added by Tina on Jun 18, 2017 6:05 PM
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