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htowngenie (#47302287)
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Bio Photo If you are related to a burial at FOREST PARK LAWNDALE I will gladly transfer the management to you.

I have been doing genealogy seriously for more than 25 years and am totally consumed by this hobby. I enjoy helping others in their quests. I do volunteer research for The Descendants of Olivewood, a small group of dedicated volunteers trying to reclaim the oldest African American cemetery in Houston, Texas. Please visit their website at

Myself, I am descended from Scotland on my fathers paternal side as well as Canadian Loyalists from New England via Canada and Traverse City, Michigan on my father's maternal side. On my mothers side I am descended from the Mandell family of Mattapoisett, MA who have lived in the vicinity for 17 generations until my mother moved to Texas and married my father. Her mother was 100% Finnish from Thomaston, ME.

I became interested in family history after receiving a letter in 1966 from my great grandmother Isabel Walker (Jones) Mandell (1874-1969) of Fairhaven, MA when I was 8 years old. She outlined the family history back to Francis Cooke of the Mayflower and I was hooked. I didn't start seriously documenting the family until many years later but I am indebted to her for giving me a passionate hobby.

I lost both my parents in 2014 within 4 months of each other. And even though I quizzed them ad nauseum over the last 25 years of their lives, there were still questions remaining that surfaced after their deaths. PLEASE continue to ask your living relatives the questions that bring family history to life and bring greater understanding to descendants. It is a true blessing in my life to "know" my ancestors.
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Dee Winter
RE: Mrs. Ann Maria Dibble
Nancy, bless you for all the wonderful information and sharing it with me. Your Ancestry is private, so I was praying you would answer me somehow. Thank you so very much. Blessings!!
Added by Dee Winter on Aug 10, 2017 3:40 PM
Dee Winter
Mrs. Ann Maria Dibble
Do you have any further information on Ann Dibble,
57830132? You furnished me with her maiden name.
Added by Dee Winter on Aug 05, 2017 10:15 PM
Jean Booton
RE: Maiden name edits declined
I'm sorry, I should have specified the reason in my denial. From research I've done, Josephine was not married. Her mother died in 1869 and it looks like she and her sisters went to live with a relative of her father's in Virginia (where he was born), where she died in 1888. Which is also why she was brought back to Pensacola and buried in the family plot with her parents and sister, Margaret. Going on the above assertions, I don't believe her sister Margaret was married either and is also why she was buried in the family plot with her parents and sister.

Also a local woman inventoried the cemetery in 1938 and again in 1986 and both girls are indexed as Knowles.

Added by Jean Booton on Aug 02, 2017 12:52 PM
Tommy Neumann
E. Mayo, Memorial # 60972482
This afternoon I had the privilege of visiting Houston's Olivewood Cemetery. During the visit, I photographed the headstone of E. Mayo, Find A Grave Memorial# 60972482. From the photo I took, it appears that you have entered some information on E. Mayo's memorial that needs to be corrected. It appears that E. Mayo died in 1930, rather than in 1920. It also appears that the date of death was on May 17th. If the age at time of death was indeed 64, it would appear that E. Mayo was possibly born in 1866.

Understand that I am not related to E. Mayo and have not found anything other than the headstone to substantiate my opinion. I added the photo I took to the others shown on E. Mayo's memorial. Feel fee free to delete it if you feel that the other photos are better.

Thank you for what you do for the Find A Grave website!
Added by Tommy Neumann on Feb 25, 2017 9:14 PM
Vern Paul
Fosselman Memorials 65403255 & 65403256
Thank you very much for transferring and Charles’ and Grace’s memorials to me. I have updated the memorials and added links between Charles and Grace and their daughter. Regards, Vern Paul
Added by Vern Paul on Dec 13, 2016 8:35 AM
Vern Paul
Kissick Memorials 65403303 & 65403304
Thank you very much for transferring Henry and Minerva's memorials to me. Regards, Vern Paul
Added by Vern Paul on Oct 05, 2016 11:43 PM
Michael R. Hobaugh
RE: George W Hobaugh 26727000
I do not have a valid source. Most of Philips children were born in PA. George also is shown born in Ross Co., Ohio, however I believe it was derived from Philips Bounty Land Warrant information in the National Archives pension warrant records. They latter moved to Indiana. Haven't found Philip in Virginia.
Added by Michael R. Hobaugh on Jul 02, 2016 6:29 PM
George W Hall
There's another George W Hall in the same cemetery--90196472.
Added by RobMinteer57 on Jun 21, 2016 6:28 AM
Synthia Reddell #22289667
I changed her death date as you found on the headstone. My copy of the stone was not legible like that one.

Thank you for pointing it out!
Added by CM on May 30, 2016 12:58 PM
Brenda Black Watson
Francis Marion Reddell
Thank you so much for finding my typo on his DOB. The source for the correct DOB (Jan 1870) was the July 1870 AR Census showing him to be 6/12. Would you like a Transfer of these family members? They are my very extended family. Brenda in Memphis
Added by Brenda Black Watson on May 26, 2016 7:35 PM
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