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Dayle DeBry (#46583708)
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Bio Photo Genealogist/Historian - District Manager/Marketing and Historical Research Director at Antelope Valley Cemetery District, Lancaster and Del Sur cemeteries in Lancaster, California; "P-38 Lightning Unforgettable Missions of Skill and Luck," Dayle DeBry, compiled with aviation historian Steve Blake; Compiled/authored "We Remember", the story of World War II veterans from the Antelope Valley, CA with Karla Archuleta and Patricia Holland; Author, "Lancaster Cemetery, Honoring Our Civil War Veterans", copyright 2008; Director/Newsletter Editor and writer for the West Antelope Valley Historical Society in Lancaster, California. Direcgtor of Military and Aviation at the Antelope Valley Rural Museum of History in Lancaster, CA; Editor/contributor for the historical book, "Del Sur and Beyond" by Mickey Primmer; Editor, "Palmdale, First City of Antelope Valley" by Larry Chimbole. Included in the book "Legendary Locals, The Antelope Valley" by Norma Gurba. Past President, P-38 National Association, current Director at March ARB, California.
I love historical researching, writing and visiting cemeteries when I travel. Please - if you use my photographs, let me know and at least give me credit for them.
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RE: Edwin Cummings
You're welcome, tho' it was done by one of our volunteers: katsand

You may want to click on her name under the photo and leave a note on her page.


Added by GVMP Vols on Jun 19, 2017 12:52 PM
Patricia Endicott
RE: Lancaster Cemetery Lancaster Los Angeles County, Calif.
Lancaster Cemetery
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Lower 25-C-R

Kenneth John McKay and Jessie Irene Hudson McKay

Created by: Dayle DeBry
Record added: Jun 23, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 131763486

Hi Dayle:

I copied the above in case you had misplaced the information for these folks, and my apologies that I have not responded to your kind offer to send whatever you have for them. It would be great to have whatever you have uncovered for these folks, even though they are a bit far out on the limbs of the tree. I put in everyone I can find, as you can see.

In the meantime, I have copied the headstone you found and photographed for these people, (he was my fathers first cousin, his mother being my grandfathers sister). This branch of our family has long been lost to us and finding them is like looking for the proverbial needle. Thank you so much for this photo; I have uploaded it to my Ancestry tree and given you credit for the picture.

I show his wife, Jessie Irene, with a maiden name of Hudson, but I do not show where I got that from and on checking, cannot find where I got it.

If you have additional information, please send it along, I will be most grateful.
My email is

Added by Patricia Endicott on May 11, 2017 11:10 AM
RE: Barney Johnston
Hello Karla,

Thanks for contacting me. I would be grateful for any info on Barney. This is what I have on him:

Barney was my Paternal 3x Great Grandfather. He was born somewhere in New York in 1805. He married Sarah Phelps in Rives Junction, Michigan September 7, 1842. He was 37. In 1850 they lived in Onondaga (Ingham County) Michigan. They had three children at the time: Yale 5 yrs, Theodore 3 yrs, and Asa 1 yr (Asa was my 2x Great Grandfather who served in the Civil War). The fourth child, Otto, was born in June of 1852. Barney owned 160 acres in Michigan and was a farmer. The story goes that Barney left the family in 1850 for the Gold Rush. He was supposedly never heard from again. I can't help but wonder about the last child, Otto. He wold have had to have been home in September of 1851 because of when Otto was born (unless Otto is not truly Barney’s child).

I'm not sure how accurate all of this is, but it mostly came from Ancestry.


Robbin Taylor
Added by RPT on Apr 08, 2017 10:24 AM
Kelly Heuser
Edna L. Fredgren
Thank you so much for taking this picture for me!
Added by Kelly Heuser on Apr 04, 2017 12:14 PM
Patricia Endicott
RE: Lancaster Cemetery Lancaster Los Angeles County, Calif.
Thank you so much; it would be great to have additional information for the McKay family, and to have photos of the headstones if there are any.
Since I live in Ontario, Canada, it is highly unlikely I will get to California very soon to get them myself.
Many thanks for what you do.
Added by Patricia Endicott on Mar 28, 2017 2:09 PM
Patricia Endicott
Lancaster Cemetery Lancaster Los Angeles County, Calif.
Re: The McKays

131763584 Jessie Irene

# 131763486 Kenneth John

This is a husband and wife who were both born in Canada; I have added them to my tree and just today found Jessie Irene buried in the above cemetery. I note that you do not have them linked together; the other McKay might be their daughter, but I have no record of her so cannot confirm. Perhaps more research will turn that up as well. If I find it, I will let you know. These are fairly far out on my tree so I am content to let you keep them. Thank you for making the record. Otherwise I would have had no idea what had happened to my Kenneth John McKay.
Added by Patricia Endicott on Mar 28, 2017 9:21 AM
Ernie Jones
Edna Gertrude Pierce Gilstrap 16714711
Thank you so much for the information you provided for Edna Pierce Norman Gilstrap, both the obit and the plot info. I appreciate your extra efforts.

It might be noted that the son, George Gilstrap, mentioned in her obituary, is not her biological son. He was her step son and the son of Wilson A. Gilstrap and his first wife, Ada May Doughty. They had 9 children. George's middle initial was listed as "G" on some document, but his middle name was apparently Stanley. I'm not sure that Edna had any children.
Added by Ernie Jones on Mar 21, 2017 2:32 PM
Betty Jean Wolverton-Dwyer/George
Thank You
Thank you for posting for Helen Louise Bradley "tree location" for grave photo.

Added by Betty Jean Wolverton-Dwye... on Feb 22, 2017 9:46 AM
Judith Heckard Mathias
Fred Heckard
Thank You
Added by Judith Heckard Mathias on Feb 13, 2017 8:22 PM
RE: Frances Gilman 11428479
No problem. :) Thanks for letting me know.

Added by Carrie on Jan 18, 2017 11:41 AM
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