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Courtney B (#47335873)
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Bio Photo Lately I've been a little obsessed with adding names to the Washburn Street Cemetery in Scranton, Pennsylvania. I've found several ancestors buried there and then I read about the cemetery, I just couldn't help but want to add to it.
(I'm adding this info based on both Death Certificates and obituaries.)

PS - I sort of hate the fact that Davis and Davies are so interchangeable! It's annoying.

I lost my beautiful Boo, my heart is broken.

I live in Colorado and I'm very interested in family history. The whole reason I joined here was to find my ancestors. I love going to cemeteries and taking pictures. Many of my contributions are based off the photographs I take at these cemeteries.

Sometimes I have trouble reading the dates in the pictures - if you can help me you can click the Edit tab at the top and send me a message. I want to get it right! I like linking family members and adding any info you may have for me. :D

I'm more than happy to transfer memorials to family members!

The one nearest and dearest to my heart, my daddy, was the reason I joined. You can always stop by and leave flowers. <3

I helped Beth in Colorado to add all the folks in Lakeside Cemetery in Canon City. It took months, wasn't easy, but it was worth it!

My main interest names are:

A note about my photos - any headstone photos that I took, you have my permission to use on Ancestry or even your own family history pages, all I ask is that you note that I(Courtney Birkes) took the photo. Thank you :)
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Harriet Harris
Hi Courtney,

I was going to ask you if you could give me the location of Harriet Harris Jones, my great grandmother. But I see lots of mention that you do your listings from Death certificates. I can not find one for Harriet's husband, David A. Jones, so I guess that's why he isn't listed. I have walked the cemetery at least once and have not found their stone. If you'd like, I'll take over Harriet's memorial. I just posted a picture of her.

Gayle Thorpe Baar
Added by intogenes on Mar 07, 2017 3:56 PM
Homer Christian # 113181766
I have left quite a bit of info for Homer. He was my Mother's father. Was there no headstone when you were there? Thank you for this and all your other entries, I only found it today.
Added by Moonshadows on Dec 31, 2016 12:29 PM
Judy Young
RE: Vera Ralston
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Judy Young on Dec 12, 2016 11:09 PM
Sandra Trent
RE: Freddie Breedlove
Hi. I was wondering if you would transfer management of Freddie Breedlove # 112879376 to me please. Thank you.
Added by Sandra Trent on Dec 08, 2016 3:20 PM
Family transfers
Courtney, Thank you so much for the transfers of our 3 family members. You have no idea how much it is appreciated. I have looked at some of the memorials you have set up other than mine and I wanted to say thank you for all the hard work.
Added by MICHAEL L WILSON on Nov 07, 2016 4:33 PM
The Onion Maiden
Mortimer Oakes
Thanks for the transfer of Mortimer Oakes. I shall take good care of him for you. Much appreciated.
Added by The Onion Maiden on Oct 09, 2016 10:48 AM
Gail Schlemmer
Memorial #141006183
Hi Courtney.
I am looking for info on my great grandparents.
Benjamin Walters and Mary Ann Walters Mem #
141006183. I know they were buried at Wasburn as I have the Permit for Benjamin but have not been able to get any other info as to where the plot is.
Can you tell me how you came to finding the Walter were buried at Washburn and maybe this would open up an avenue for me to follow. We have hit a brick wall.
I would be grateful for any help.
Thank you
Gail Schlemmer
Added by Gail Schlemmer on Aug 02, 2016 4:39 PM
Joyce Henderson
Hugh Sturm
Hi Courtney,
I see that you have created memorials for several of my relatives! How wonderful to find them. I guess it would be best to go through them individually, and get them transferred to me rather than making a list. Thank you so much for all of your work! Joyce Henderson
P.S. Hugh Sturm was my great Uncle Hook.
Thank you in advance for all of the transfers!
Joyce Henderson
Added by Joyce Henderson on Aug 01, 2016 5:50 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 128335032, James Davies

While researching interments in the Stratford Cemetery in Scranton, I came across this memorial that you created in Washburn Avenue Cemetery. I see from your bio that you get a lot of your information from death certificates, something I also use quite extensively.

Unfortunately, for this memorial, James is actually buried in Stratford, the memorial for which was entered by Tom Price quite awhile ago. He also has a picture of the headstone, which I have seen in person.

The data on him is confusing and contradictory. He is buried in Stratford, but his death certificate says Washburn. His death certificate lists his date of birth as 1859 but the stone lists it as 1855. His obituary lists his name as Davis but the address matches that of Davies on the death certificate. The death certificate also lists his wife as Dinah, who is also buried with him in Stratford.

If you want to check it out, the memorial number is 28340062. If you concur that these are both the same person, could you delete your memorial in Washburn to help keep Find-A-Grave accurate? If you feel they are not the same person and have additional information to show that, please share it to help alleviate the confusion in the records from the time.

Mike Bowman
Added by mbowman938 on Jul 30, 2016 12:57 PM
Pam Fallon
RE: James McConnell
Olive's grave is there too?
Added by Pam Fallon on Jul 29, 2016 10:43 AM
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