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Lester Letson (#46627920)
 member for 12 years, 11 months, 22 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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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
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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
Harrison photos
Hi Lester-I have claimed Linda's request for photos. Have done a lot of research for Harrison data too, I don't know how much she may have done on Ancestry yet. I try to do photos right after dawn (best) or right before sunset. 😓
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Jul 10, 2017 2:30 AM
Thank you Lester. Nancy did send a message and she will get back to me on this.

Sorry it is so hot. Of course---when temps are more suitable to venture out.

Added by Linda on Jul 08, 2017 5:28 PM
Re: Jesse Borrego photo
The photo is in the location for your "Jesus", however the cemetery listing says "Jesse" for that grave, so I went ahead & posted the photo. OK?
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Jul 08, 2017 12:20 PM
Error on Birth Date---Harrison
To Lester, Sorry for the error. Charles H. Harrison birth date: March 1855. death date: Jan 3 1931.

Added by Linda on Jul 07, 2017 10:28 PM
Grave photo

I recently sent out a public message here on Find A Grave for a look up of a grave site and photo request. I thought I might ask you if you travel to the Mt. View Cemetery in Fresno, Ca. often for taking photos? I am looking for a photo of the grave site for a Charles Harrison. His middle initial would be H. but I don't believe that is on his grave listing either. It appears on his page for the cemetery that there is no listed birth date but there is a death date of which is 3 Jan 1931. Birth date from Ancestry search would be March 1885. I am also looking for a photo of his son's grave or marker. His son was John P. Harrison. The listing for the cemetery mentions that he is buried there too, at Mt. View Cemetery in Fresno, but I don't find anything else on him. He was born Dec. 30, 1885 and died April 6th. 1938
I would greatly appreciate your assistance. Thank you for your time on this.
Linda J. Hoover * great gr daughter of John P Harrison.
Added by Linda on Jul 07, 2017 8:52 PM
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