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Burke Stoughton (#46949665)
 member for 9 years, 8 months, 25 days
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Bio Photo ATTENTION: NOTE: PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB FOR CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, TRANSFERS, ETC. I WILL NO LONGER DO ANY OF THESE THINGS FROM REQUESTS IN THIS MESSAGE BOARD.


As a result my relocation, to Florida, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas, as I was in my original home area of Armstrong County, PA.
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Born and raised in Apollo, Pa., which was the epitome of "Small Town USA," in the 1950's. Graduated from College, taught High School Biology for 6 years and then I grew up and joined the Navy. My goal was to Serve our country and see the world at the same time and then, after one 4 year hitch, I would resume a Teaching career. Things sometimes do not work out as planned...In 1997, after spending 22 years in the Service, I retired, back to my home, in Armstrong County, PA. Retirement has enabled me to work and concentrate on the main love of my life, which is my Family and Friends and, also enabled me the time to pursue my addiction to our family history and genealogy. There has also been ample time, left over, to engage in the secondary love of my life, which is fishing. Now, there had always been an interest in family history and genealogy and these fishing pursuits of boating, canoeing and tramping the streams, in search of the wily Trout and Bass has led me to many cemeteries, which are located in out of the way places. It is to the point...and, sometimes to the chagrin and frustration of my wife, where I cannot pass by a cemetery without "exploring a little bit." Thankfully I have married a wonderful and understanding wife, who, in spite of her seeming, sometimes frustration, just winks and grins whenever I tell her about the discovery of a "New" Cemetery...and then admonishes me to be sure not to miss anyone's stone. (As if I would, Eh?)
Many of the cemeteries, in this historic area of the country, are very old...some are grown over and a lot of markers are in advanced disrepair and are illegible. I have come to believe that we are losing our heritage and history, by allowing this to happen. After discovering Find-a-Grave, it has become easy to combine my hobbies with family history and the recording of the old cemeteries in my home area.
It is my goal to record as many of the small church or family cemeteries, as possible, in Armstrong County and adjoining counties, before I am too old to get out of the rocking chair. It is a guess there are still a few years, to go, before that occurs: I hope!

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As a result my relocation, to Florida, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas, as I was in my original home area of Armstrong County, PA.

NOTE: PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB FOR CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, TRANSFERS, ETC. I WILL NO LONGER DO ANY OF THESE THINGS FROM REQUESTS IN THIS MESSAGE BOARD.
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Beth Dierkes
Wife of Norris Ross Syster
As you can see by the below information, Manilla Gay Stake was the name of Norris'es 2nd wife. He and Gretrude May Mardis divorced before the 1920 census - probably before the draft registration.

Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1964
Name: Manilla Gay Syster
[Manilla Gay Stake]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Age: 45
Birth Date: 13 Mar 1900
Birth Place: Cherryhill Township, Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Death Date: 23 Jan 1946
Death Place: Pine, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA
Father: Albert Stake
Mother: Mary Henry
Spouse: Norris R Syster
Certificate Number: 3770
Added by Beth Dierkes on Jul 26, 2017 4:24 PM
Ancestry/searcher
RE: Stoughton photos
Good Morning, You are very welcome. Glad we were able to locate Mr. and Mrs. Stoughton's graves. I have transferred management of Bernadette's memorial page to you - she deserves to be with family.
If you would like any additional photos, please don't hesitate to ask.

Paula and Doug Smith
Added by Ancestry/searcher on Jul 20, 2017 5:15 AM
Clinton Anthony
Dorothy E Swartzlander
Hi Burke!

If you want to move your picture from memorial # 19440485 to add to memorial# 181356776.... you can do that. Your picture looks nicer anyway.

I think there was a mix up with these Dorothy's. I'll ask the owner of the first memorial to remove the link to Howard.

If you want me to transfer the new memorial, I can, just let me know.

-Clinton
Added by Clinton Anthony on Jul 14, 2017 4:58 PM
Eric Templeton
Thankyou
Mr. Stoughton,

Again, thankyou for transferring the memorials of Simon McAfoose and Nancy Schrecengost.

Sincerely,
Eric Templeton
Added by Eric Templeton on Jul 12, 2017 5:27 PM
Eric Templeton
Thankyou
Mr. Stoughton,

Thankyou very much for the transfer of Herman and Mary Ann Schrecengost's memorials.

Sincerely,
Eric Templeton
Added by Eric Templeton on Jul 12, 2017 2:10 PM
Danica Jack
Transfer
Thank you for the transfer!
Added by Danica Jack on Jul 03, 2017 5:31 PM
NK56
Eli Boyd
Thank you so much for the transfer
Nick
Added by NK56 on Jun 24, 2017 7:50 PM
Warren Eastright
W. Griffith Edwards
HI Burke, I accidently duplicated your memorial on Mr Edwards #75143224, my memorial #142759732 has more information and I would like to see if you want to copy any information from my memorial to add to yours. I will delete my memorial after you finish copy and paste.

Please let me know what you decide.

Warren
Added by Warren Eastright on Jun 11, 2017 7:46 PM
w Kreider
Nancy Wallace Douglass Elder
Thank you for updating her memorial.
Added by w Kreider on Jun 06, 2017 11:02 AM
P Solida
Related? Transfer?
Add Ruth P and Charles W. South Jr also at Homewood to the list. they would be my Aunt and uncle... seek to add links and info to memorials.
Added by P Solida on Jun 01, 2017 1:47 PM
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