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Courtney B (#47335873)
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Bio Photo Lately I've been a little obsessed with adding names to the Washburn Street Cemetery in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I've found several ancestors buried there and then I read about the cemetery, I just couldn't help but want to add to it.
(I'm adding this info based on both Death Certificates and obituaries.)

PS - I sort of hate the fact that Davis and Davies are so interchangeable! It's annoying.


I lost my beautiful Boo, my heart is broken.

My sweet Beef has joined him.


I live in Colorado and I'm very interested in family history. The whole reason I joined here was to find my ancestors. I love going to cemeteries and taking pictures. Many of my contributions are based off the photographs I take at these cemeteries.

Sometimes I have trouble reading the dates in the pictures - if you can help me you can click the Edit tab at the top and send me a message. I want to get it right! I like linking family members and adding any info you may have for me. :D

I'm more than happy to transfer memorials to family members!

The one nearest and dearest to my heart, my daddy, was the reason I joined. You can always stop by and leave flowers. <3

I helped Beth in Colorado to add all the folks in Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. It took months, wasn't easy, but it was worth it!

My main interest names are:
Clemmons
Whisler
White
Birkes
Shaffer
Wharton
Akers
Powers
Mincher
Simmons
Sanders

A note about my photos - any headstone photos that I took, you have my permission to use on Ancestry or even your own family history pages, all I ask is that you note that I(Courtney Birkes) took the photo. Thank you :)
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Brice Blair
Transfer Tanagement
Hello Courtney,

My wife's great great grandparents are buried in Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City, Colorado. I would sincerely appreciate it if you would transfer management of their memorials to me.

Their names are: George Gilbert Dailey # 113850493, and Rosa Ann Dailey # 113850494.

My name is Brice Blair # 48295101

Thanks,
Brice
Added by Brice Blair on Jul 25, 2017 5:37 PM
Wilma Handley
RE: John Q McGaffin Canon City Co memorial
Thank you for checking. I will be passing through Canon City in about a month, so I will try to stop then to check with the History Center, if they are open when I am there. If I don't get a chance to stop, I appreciate the email address. Thanks again.
Added by Wilma Handley on Jun 23, 2017 8:27 PM
Wilma Handley
RE: John Q McGaffin Canon City Co memorial
Thank you very much. Does the register show any other information about him? Sometimes they show cause of death, next of kin, etc. Any additional information you could give me would help to solve the mystery. Thank you for all you do in creating the memorials and photographing the stones. It is a great help to those of us who cannot get to the cemeteries to do it ourselves.
Added by Wilma Handley on Jun 23, 2017 3:26 PM
Wilma Handley
John Q McGaffin Canon City Co memorial
Hello Courtney--I recently found the memorial you created for John Q McGaffin in Greenwood cemetery, Canon City, Co. I am curious if you have any source information for the date of death, as the stone only shows 1930. The birth and death dates on the stone fit very nicely to an ancestor of mine, but I would like to know a little more about the memorial. Thank you for your help.

Wilma Handley
Added by Wilma Handley on Jun 23, 2017 7:40 AM
Brett Langston Rowland
RE: Baby Whisler
I have gone back to that cemetery many times but unable to find it again. I will continue to look and go through my old pictures. I know I took a picture of it.
Added by Brett Langston Rowland on May 28, 2017 7:44 PM
genealogygirl
Ann Williams Holley
Dear Courtney:

Thank you so much for entering this family member into Find-A-Grave! I appreciate the memorial site you've created, and I would like to maintain it if possible. Would you please transfer management of Ann's site to me? As you can see, I've already sponsored her memorial, and I would love to go further.

Thank you for your consideration.

Kind regards,

genealogygirl #48466168

RE: Ann Williams Holley #145546894

Added by genealogygirl on May 10, 2017 8:15 PM
Mary Louise Reynolds
David & Samuel Lontz
Thanks for the updated material. If these folks are your relatives, I would be happy to transfer their memorials to you. They are not related to me in any way.
Added by Mary Louise Reynolds on Apr 05, 2017 6:33 AM
Dianna Pennington Hendren
John William Elliott #114039077
Hi Courtney

Would you be willing to transfer the management of the grave of John William Elliott? I am his gr gr granddaughter and I am trying to get all the Elliott family tied together on Find a Grave. I would really appreciate it. I would like to see a photo of his grave as I never recall seeing one. I live in La Junta and am trying to talk my husband into driving to Canon City to the cemetery so I can take a picture. I am also looking for info on his son, John William Elliott "Willie." Cannot find much info on him on Ancestry and cannot locate a grave or even a death date or place of death.

Thank you so much
Dianna Pennington Hendren
diannahendren1958@gmail.com
Added by Dianna Pennington Hendren on Mar 28, 2017 5:33 PM
intogenes
Harriet Harris
Hi Courtney,

I was going to ask you if you could give me the location of Harriet Harris Jones, my great grandmother. But I see lots of mention that you do your listings from Death certificates. I can not find one for Harriet's husband, David A. Jones, so I guess that's why he isn't listed. I have walked the cemetery at least once and have not found their stone. If you'd like, I'll take over Harriet's memorial. I just posted a picture of her.

Gayle Thorpe Baar
Intogenes
Added by intogenes on Mar 07, 2017 3:56 PM
Moonshadows
Homer Christian # 113181766
I have left quite a bit of info for Homer. He was my Mother's father. Was there no headstone when you were there? Thank you for this and all your other entries, I only found it today.
Added by Moonshadows on Dec 31, 2016 12:29 PM
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