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Gordon Smith (#47247873)
 member for 7 years, 3 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo I'm retired, living on the glorious central coast of California. Family genealogy is one of my passions, and led me to find-a-grave. The volunteers there have been so kind and helpful, that I decided to get involved. It is very rewarding. Please feel free to use any grave photos that I have taken. If you are family of any memorials that I have created, and would like them transferred, just ask.
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N.L. Moore
William Scott Lawrence
Hello again Gordon, All the pieces of the puzzle are in place now and the duplicate site no longer appears anywhere. William Scott Lawrence is now linked with his mother, 4 children by two marriages, and both wives, plus most of his siblings.
The memorial is accurate now with a nice gravestone photo to go with it. Thanks again for the help and for taking the photo. Norm
Added by N.L. Moore on May 26, 2017 11:31 PM
N.L. Moore
William Scott Lawrence 96184248
Thank you for the transfer Gordon. Everything is ok on this site now except the gravestone photo. I couldn't close the other listing: Wm. S. Lawrence memorial because I didn't create it, but I requested Find A Grave to merge the two, so the gravestone should show up on William Scott Lawrence memorial in a couple of weeks. Am sure his daughter would be pleased with your gravestone photo. His whole family is linked now.
Added by N.L. Moore on May 17, 2017 11:31 PM
William Scott Lawrence 96184248
Hello Gordon, have been trying to reach you through edits with no luck. There are duplicate memorials for my husband's relative in Santa Maria Dist. Cemetery:
William Scott Lawrence #96184248 is the same person as
William S. Lawrence #96184556

Also, his 2 marriages are not shown on the same site.
1st wife Mary D. Elms Lawrence (buried in Ironside Cemetery, Malheur Co., Oregon)
2nd wife Effie A. Patterson Lawrence (buried
next to him in Santa Maria Dist. Cemetery)

His mother, 1st wife, 4 children from the 2 marriages, and siblings are linked to the William Scott Lawrence Memorial # 96184248, but the gravestone photo and name of his 2nd wife are on the
William S. Lawrence Memorial #96184556.
Could you please combine these memorials. I have a bio to add to William Scott Lawrences memorial when they are combined.

I have the autobiography written by Wm. Scott Lawrence himself in 1921. His daughter Dorothy Lawrence Phelps also buried in Santa Maria Dist. shared it with my husband. They are related through Williams mother Rebecca Moore Lawrence.
Added by GLLinmanMoore on May 07, 2017 12:39 PM
Jan Froom
Joel Punches Memorial
Thank you for adding the Bio to Joel Punches' Find A Grave Memorial;102287334.

Joel... was my algebra teacher as well as PE coach at Santa Maria High School in the 1950s.
None of us knew of his heroics/experiences of the Second World War.

Added by Jan Froom on Mar 29, 2017 10:45 AM
Julian Johnson 1909-1937
Buried in Santa Maria, CA. Is there a tombstone for his wife buried nearby? Would like to know here name or any children that are buried there.

Thank you.
Laura Johnson
Added by Sunflower on Jan 17, 2017 10:12 PM
Ron West
Photo Transfer

Would you please post the picture you did for James Earley ( to his wife's, Shirley, page (

Ron West
Added by Ron West on Nov 09, 2016 4:07 PM
Renee Hogue
Jewel Carlton Nickell
Gordon, thank you for taking the time to capture the photo for me. As a volunteer myself, I appreciate your time.

Added by Renee Hogue on Sep 18, 2016 11:46 AM
Carrie M
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you
Goodwin-Reed thank you so much for the headstone picture!!! I really appreciate it!
Added by Carrie M on Sep 17, 2016 2:04 PM
Penny Noneman
RE: McDonald
That is Duncan Dennis McDonald, her spouse.
Added by Penny Noneman on Aug 28, 2016 7:59 PM
Paula Copeland
Thank you
Thank you for taking the time to fulfill this request. It is greatly appreciated.

Paula Copeland
Added by Paula Copeland on Aug 25, 2016 9:12 AM
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