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Dean Hirst (#47404528)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo I was born in Riverside, Burlington County New Jersey and spent much of my first ten years there. My father died in WWII having never seen me. My step-father was in the Navy so we spent a lot of time traveling around. I graduated from high school at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the Navy in 1961, came out to California in 1963 and have been here ever since. I have been married twice, have three children and eleven grandchildren. My second wife Sandy and I have known each other since we were five years old and have been married since 2006. I have been doing my family genealogy since 2010 and a member of Find A Grave for over four years now.

I am interested in families in the Philadelphia and Burlington County, NJ areas with last names of Freck/Frech (originally from Germany mid 1800s), Broderson/Brodersen (Denmark), Stecher (originally from Germany mid 1800s) and Hirst, originally from England. Hirst were prominent in the cigar business in Philadelphia. Additionally, I am working on my wife's family, Wetherell and Goodwin in New Hampshire.

If you see a picture of a gravestone I have taken and want to use it, by all means copy it and use as needed. If you see a family members memorial that I have created and you would like to manage it, just ask.
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J. Rubio
RE: Emma LeDoux
I wanted to send you a biography for you to post on her memorial. Being that hers is empty. I thoroughly researched and wrote about her life and death several years ago. Her story will also be in my next historical non-fiction book about various women in history. I just wanted to offer you a bio on her, since all there is are some newspaper photos posted on her memorial but no real "bio" on her as a person. If you would like it, just let me know and I will send it your way. -- Thanks, J. Rubio
Added by J. Rubio on Sep 26, 2016 10:29 AM
J. Rubio
Emma LeDoux
I am working on my latest book, "Stories of the Forgotten: Infamous, Famous & Unremembered," and one of the chapters will be about Mrs. Emma LeDoux. Just wanted to say hello to the person who manages her memorial page on Findagrave. Is there any way you can post a short bio about her on here? I can provide you with details of her life, growing up, etc, if you'd like. -- Best Regards, J. Rubio
Added by J. Rubio on Sep 19, 2016 10:01 PM
Elam O Kincaid
Hello Dean - this is my great great grandfather and he has another Find-A-Grave memorial - can you help to combine them? Please see # 62825304 - thank you.
Would love a photo very much of his headstone. His great grand-daugter - my mother - just passed and putting things together.
Kind Regards,
C.M. Standley
Added by NorCalGal on Apr 02, 2016 11:50 PM
Duplicate Azor/Asa Anderson memorials

I believe you have duplicated a couple memorials, including one you earlier created:

first created: Asa R. Anderson 1829-1907 # 94155879

later created: Azor Reese Anderson 1829-1907 # 126409501

first: Asa R. Anderson 1872-1904 # 125210867

later: Azor Reese Anderson, Jr. 1872-1904 # 126411755

The 2nd one for each man created seems to be a duplicate, regardless of spelling. The later two seem to be using unsourced information from the internet rather than cemetery/tombstone data. In fact it would be very nice if you could supply the source for the death dates in 1904 and 1907 respectively, as they do no show up in California death indexes that I can find.

Asa can easily be a later misspelling of Azor, but the supposed middle name of "Reese" being what the initial "R" stands for, needs some source as well.

Thanks for your attention to this and your contributions to Findagrave!
Added by mpf59 on Mar 27, 2016 12:36 PM
Penny Stevens
Vern and Mary Tucker
Hello Dean, thank you for the transfer! Vern and Mary were special friends to me as I was growing up. I appreciate getting to take care of them.
Added by Penny Stevens on Mar 07, 2016 5:32 PM
Penny Stevens
Vern Tucker #145191875
Hi Dean,

I wanted to let you know I submitted an edit for Vern Tucker #145191875 adding his wife Mary Tucker #145191321. My parents were close family friends of Vern and Mary, and I grew up knowing them my whole life. Great people, I still miss them. Thanks for adding them to the memorials.
Added by Penny Stevens on Mar 02, 2016 8:11 PM
C. Shane Stoneham
John gist headstone
Ty for the photo of John hosts headstone
Added by C. Shane Stoneham on Jan 26, 2016 4:52 PM
RE: Frances Roland
Yes, She is my grandmother. She left when my mother was 7 and we have been searching for what happened to her for many years. We just got a clue the other day regarding her married name (2nd marriage) and were able to connect the dots. Still not a lot of information but we are glad to know what we know. We cannot find any information about her 2nd husband. Maybe he is buried next to her? We would love any information you could provide. My mom would love to know if she has any sibling from her mothers second marriage. We have also done a full genealogy on France Roland (Lee - maiden name) so if there are other children who would like this information we would be happy to share.
Added by Cindy on Aug 29, 2015 9:41 AM
Thank you!
I wholeheartedly appreciate your contributions! I've discovered my paternal grandmother's grave site. I only met her when I was a baby. I found out decades later that she passed away in 1995. Conflicting online information gave two different burial locations. Your photo has solved that mystery! Thank you again for all your efforts!!
Added by Michele on Aug 28, 2015 12:39 PM
Beverly Keicher
RE: William Case Styker
Hi, William (Winfield) Case STRYKER is buried in the Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, CA. He is in the Haven of Rest Block 1539, Lot A.
Beverly Keicher # 47255649
Added by Beverly Keicher on Aug 28, 2015 6:30 AM
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