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Rodney A Arnold (#47366827)
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Bio Photo Hello, if you are a distant cousin & good luck; either way, your help is appreciated in providing information to our past, current and future kinships. Warm regards & God-Speed.

I was born in Natchez, Ms & attribute this family tree bug to an 8th grade history teacher who assigned me a project to collect 3 generations of my family. With the help of a dear grandmother (the only grandparent I ever knew) the project was completed & a new phase of our relationship began. She joined in my pursuit of better understanding my/our past for 20 years & I fondly remember how she got excited at every new discovery of her family roots; I continue in her memory.

I retired from the Navy Submarine Force as a Master Chief Machinist Mate Weapons (Torpedoman) & did a tour as a Chief of the Boat. My wife of 25 years is a Navy Veteran, our oldest son is a Marine Corp Veteran, & our youngest son is Active duty Navy.

On my paternal side I research the Arnold & Freeman Families & the family surnames they married in Franklin/Amite/Lincoln/Pike/Adams Counties, Ms. On my maternal side I research the Verbeck/Walker/Dungan/White Families of George/Jackson Counties Ms. & Clarke/Mobile Counties Al.

If you have a correction, addition, or request a transfer please give me the Find A Grave Memorial # (FAGM#)& or the relationship to you by using the Send A Correction form on the memorial. Please add any additional information you have for that memorial, such as FAGM# links to parents, children, siblings, spouses & grandparents.

Send an e-mail to my personal account if you have alot of information as an attachment. Please provide the Name of the person & FAGM# if they have one in the subject line.

Though I retired from one job I still work full time so please bear with me and I will try to answer your request in a timely manner.

If you see something on a memorial you do not agree with please understand the information was probably provided by a family member and or is part of public record; newspapers, court records, etc. The intent is to honor your/our loved ones and to provide information that will help future generations better understand their families & lineage. Warm regards, Rodney
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Sheila Harrison
Sgt John L. Brown 116480003 & 56653187
Mr. Arnold, I am guessing that you are a relative of John L. Brown. I am working on his record on - his number there is K23D-TRM. I was posting information to his record and encountered these memorials. I want to get his record right on

Am I correct in assuming that he did actually die in Germany in 1944 as a POW, and that the death date of 11 April 1945 wasn't his actual death date? I see that he was buried in France. Then perhaps you had a tombstone placed at the cemetery in Mississippi?

I'd be interested in hearing a little history about him. My interest is that he connects to the family tree of my best friend for whom I do genealogy. His relationship to John L. Brown is through the Nettles family line.

John's sister, Eva, married Earnest J. Nettles. Earnest descends from my friend, Mark's 2nd great-grandfather, William Jefferson Nettles.

Thanks for any insight you can give me to the details of Sgt. John L. Brown's death.

Sheila Anne Harrison
Added by Sheila Harrison on Aug 06, 2017 12:57 PM
Michael Elaine Salisbury
Charles Augusta Verbeck
You're right, his SS Application uses Augusta as his middle name. I mistakenly thought it was a typo. I've always known Augusta to be a woman's name. But I'm one to talk, since my name is Michael (I'm female). By the way, my parents met in the Navy..she was a wave and he was a pilot. My brother also served in the Navy in the Persian Gulf, escorting tankers.
Well, I'm sorry that I presumed to over-ride the record, so glad you caught that.
Added by Michael Elaine Salisbury on Jul 11, 2017 6:06 PM
Margaret Sokol
Hi Rodney if you can you can transfer Ethel Dunn and husband laforest to me - this is my aunt/uncle they had no children
Added by Margaret Sokol on Jul 11, 2017 11:31 AM
Margaret Sokol
This is my grandmother, Margaret Sabin George, please transfer management to me
Added by Margaret Sokol on Jul 10, 2017 11:54 PM
re: Ola Martin Whittington
middle name: Lamanda
mother: Violet Alzada Moak b.29 Nov 1869 d.27 Jul 1948
father: William Glass Martin b.29 Jan 1883 d. 1 Jan 1941

source: A Family History and Genealogy of Lazarus Reeves and His Descendants, compiled by Rev. Gregory S. Smith in 1978
Added by harley2ms on Jul 10, 2017 11:14 PM
Elizabeth Yates Johnson
#75959881 - Luta Newman Fisackerly
Luta is buried beside her mother Eva Hall Newman (#75961136) and father William Sam Newman (#75961102). That data needs to go into her biographical information. I have found this family in both the 1930 and 1940 federal censuses. Luta was not born until 1935, but they list her 2 older brothers, the elder of whom died in WW2, and the next, Prentiss, who was called the nickname "Foots." Luta's parents were MUCH older than her classmates' parents.
Added by Elizabeth Yates Johnson on Jun 15, 2017 2:58 PM
Elizabeth Yates Johnson
Memorial# 75959881 - Luta Newman Fisackerly
Luta was one of my best friends when we were children. She was also my younger sister's math teacher. Might I please add some biographical notes?
Added by Elizabeth Yates Johnson on Jun 15, 2017 1:40 PM
Beth Austin
RE: Memorial #82076862
Looks Great! Much Thanks.
Added by Beth Austin on May 02, 2017 9:45 AM
Beth Austin
Memorial #82076862
I have an obituary I would like to be added to this memorial and wondered if you would mind adding it for me. Thank you so much.
Added by Beth Austin on Apr 12, 2017 3:53 PM
Steven D. Hickerson ~ Infant
Thank you for posting the information and cemetery photos of where my son is buried.
Added by Kate on Sep 27, 2016 9:54 PM
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