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Audrey DeCamp Hoffman (#46783896)
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Bio Photo I am now a ninety three year old mother, grandmother, gr-grandmother, and a gr-gr-grandmother. On my 80th birthday my grandkids were ask to share what they remember about grandma. Because I realized they didn't know much about their ancestors, I decided to write down what I remembered of the stories that were told to me as I was growing up. That lead me to contact the Sequoia Genealogical Society.

Volunteers taught me how to find more than 100 years of local family history from the Tulare City Libraries Genealogical Collection.

One volunteer, a retired school teacher taught me, fourth grade style, how to search the Internet on the computer. That year my daughter and grand children gave me a computer for Christmas, and I was off and flying and now I added Find a Grave to my activities.

I am now a self appointed family historian who has been doing research on my own extended family, and that of my friends,

Seen on another contributor's profile. I couldn't agree more.

We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe.

I treat a memorial just like it were the actual cemetery, and I leave a flower or acknowledgment. When you visit one of my memorials please leave a flower. It is not necessary for you to say that you are a relation, but I appreciate it when you do.

Because of my age I would like to transfer some of my memorials. For many of them, I am not a direct descendant, and I prefer to transfer to direct descendants. There are a few occasions where I will make an exception. I will not make any transfers unless you leave a flower and a note.

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Amy Halstead
Thank you!
Thank you so much for your research. I have tracked my ancestors back to Roger Halstead, but could get no further. You information is very helpful! Next on my
List is a trip to Burney. Does anyone know what High Halstead Hall was - is? Just curious to find out as much as possible.
Added by Amy Halstead on Sep 16, 2017 12:29 PM
Brandy Wells Murray
Minus Parsley
Hello, you declined my edit to remove the mother as "Sarah"...I sent you an email to clarify the removal of her, but maybe you didn't receive it. So I will let you know the reasoning for the change in the mother for Minus. Sarah would have been 10 when she had him and she didn't marry Jesse until 1855. Jesse had prior children with his first wife Matilda. I have sent a new edit for the change in the mother.

Thank you!! I hope you are doing well.
Be Blessed!
Brandy
Added by Brandy Wells Murray on Sep 09, 2017 7:38 AM
Christi Crawford Partee
Lucy Ellen Boydstun Hrdlicka picture
Hi Audrey,

I see you submitted a photo of Lucy Ellen Boydstun Hrdlicka on her Memorial page. She is shown as the wife of William Joseph Hrdlicka but her year of birth is shown as 1892 which is much older than him who was born in 1924.

I have a marriage record for him to a Margaret Boydstun in Seminole, OK in dec 1945. She was born about 1930 as per the 1940 census. I can't find a date of her death or anything further outside of an OK City directory naming William J Hrdlicka and wife Margaret as residents of OK City at that time.

I also see some people have family trees on the Ancestry website indicating he married second a woman named Opal Lucille Price who was born in 1928.
It seems like perhaps these two women have been combined as one in names but the birth year for the wife said to be his as Lucy Ellen Boystun and her birth year as 1892 would make her 32 years older than her husband and that seems rather unlikely.

If you are related to this family I'm hoping you can clear this up for me or if not tell me where you obtained the photo. I'm trying to determine what happened to Margaret Boydstun and if and where and where she died. Also If they divorced, when and if and who she remarried if she did.
Thank you!
Christi Partee
christip2@suddenlink.net
Added by Christi Crawford Partee on Sep 05, 2017 10:21 PM
Romi
RE: Nicholas Angelo
You are very welcome. Glad that I could help locate them and take the picture. Have a great day :)
Added by Romi on Aug 28, 2017 10:39 AM
Nathan Haines
RE: Pearl Margaret Steenson Goulet
OK, thanks for letting me know.
Nathan
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 27, 2017 9:59 AM
Barbara Goggin Brann
William H Adam
Hi Audrey,

Even though you have changed his burial location from the Erie Cemetery to Cremated, it is still showing up as a photo request in the Erie Cemetery. Perhaps if you withdraw the photo request it will disappear.

Thank you.
Barbara Brann
Added by Barbara Goggin Brann on Aug 26, 2017 10:51 AM
ValerieWilson
Alice Molyneux Waniwrght
I saw your photo of Alice that you added to her Memorial.
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6270472

I was wondering and hoping you might have a photo of her husband Edward?
Kind regards,
Valerie
Added by ValerieWilson on Aug 19, 2017 12:58 AM
Nathan Haines
RE: Pearl Margaret Steenson Goulet
Yes, I have had the same experience. I have found people in cemeteries that the office told me were not in their records. :-] They sure had egg on their faces when I went and told them. Hah.
I will check in Willamette National for Pearl. It might now be until Sunday before I get back up there.
Nathan
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 17, 2017 1:08 PM
Nathan Haines
Steenson, Carolyn Barlow
Here is an obit from the Oregonian for Carolyn Steenson. It does not say where, or even if, she was being buried=

Steenson, Carolyn Barlow
Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) - April 14, 2010

PAID OBIT Edition: Sunrise Section: Obituaries

Steenson, Carolyn Barlow 79 10-12-1930 03-31-2010 Carolyn Barlow Steenson, 79, of Missoula, Mont., lost her courageous battle with cancer March 31, 2010. She was born Oct. 12, 1930, in Pendleton. She went to school in Cornelius and Sandy, gradu-ating from Sandy High School. She married Bob Steenson in 1947; he passed away in 1993. Carolyn lived most of her life in the Portland area (Barton, Happy Valley and Milwaukie). She was a longtime employee of the telephone company (Pacific Northwest Bell) retiring in 1986. She also spent a few years as a local Realtor. She loved roller skating, tennis and music. Carolyn met Frank Bretz in Arizona, where she spent the winters. They were married in 2001; he survives her. She is also survived by her sons, Bob (Rosie) and Geoff (Marci) Steenson; granddaughter, Laura (Ricky); grandson, Dalton; brother, Bob (Donna) Barlow; sister, Byrnece Sprague; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Her brother, Bill, passed away in 1999. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 17, 2010, in Milwaukie Christian Church, 5197 S.E. King Road, Milwaukie. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her name to the American Cancer Society.

Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 16, 2017 3:48 PM
Nathan Haines
Pearl Goulet
Hi,
I saw that you put in requests for grave pictures for Pearl Goulet and Carolyn Bretz in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham.
I just called Forest Lawn and they told me that neither of them are buried in Forest Lawn.
Carolyn's obit says she was being buried there. It says= "Interment WILL be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham". The obit did not say Interment WAS in Forest Lawn.
I have seen more darned obits that says somebody was going to be buried somewhere or even said they were buried somewhere only to find out they are not where the obit says they were or were going to be, buried. Groan.
There is a file on Ancestry.com that claims Pearl was buried in the same grave in Willamette National Cemetery as her husband Walter Goulet. There is an on-line cemetery index for all the National Military cemeteries in the whole US and it does not include Pearl as being in Willamette National Cemetery.
I am thinking about stopping by there next time I am up that way and see if possibly Pearl did get buried with Walter and they put her under some other last name, or if they somehow did not get her entered into the cemetery record index.
I have no idea where to look for what happened to Carolyn. Somebody in the family related should know where she disappeared to.
Isn't this fun. It is like a treasure hunt. :-]
Nathan
Added by Nathan Haines on Aug 16, 2017 3:43 PM
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