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Rick France (#46581221)
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Bio Photo Native Hoosier, living in Indianapolis, IN since 1968. Primary family surnames are France, Arford, Goad, Ashley, Thompson, Wright, Jarrell, Gosser, Eades/Eads, Kaufman, Fobes, Lantz, Albert, Dunbar, and Greene.

I am a former officer of the Genealogical Society of Marion County (GSMC), a member of the Indiana Genealogical Society, leader of a genealogy studies group at a local senior center, and do private tutoring for beginners and those struggling with research.

I am interested in the 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment of the famed Civil War Iron Brigade and in the grave sites of its members. I am also interested in Spanish American War veterans and contribute to the Spanish American War veterans gravesite recording project.

Feel free to contact me to ask about additional information for any of my postings. I will gladly edit or enter additional data, or relinquish ownership to anyone wanting control of a family member's memorial.
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Mandi G.
Louise Apostolopoulos Radez
Hi Rick,

Thanks for posting my Great Aunt's information on here. I was wondering, do you know the "many" nieces and nephews mentioned? I was adopted and just found my family this year. We've seen references to potential uncles for me, but limited information. They would be Louise's nephews, one of her nieces is my mother. Any help would be greatly appreciated. THANKS! :-)

Added by Mandi G. on Aug 26, 2017 9:57 PM
Pamela Cook
Found some records in an inherited Turner family Bible referencing the Benton Family and cannot establish a connection to any family genealogical surname - Turner, Bailey, Thompson, Baxter, Gilmore, Vaughn. Counties are Morgan, Johnson, Owen, Wayne. There was also an old letter referencing the Regular Baptists of Rush County. Do you have any information that could help me unravel this puzzle? Thank you.
Added by Pamela Cook on Jul 10, 2017 9:04 AM
Armstrong History
Hi - I saw that you posted a photo of the family plot and you included text in the photo caption. Could you help me out . . I was wondering if you have any close up photos to better see the gravestones in the family plot? Any info or images would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Added by Armstrong History on Jul 06, 2017 2:18 AM
Burial for WW2 SSgt Gerald L. Jacobsen
His burial date has been set for 15 JULY 2017.
Added by usafdo on Jul 03, 2017 5:45 PM
Kelly Jean
Mr. France,
I don't know if you remember me as you had many teens pass through your doors at the Zoo. I am entering my 45th year and still remember my time at the Zoo fondly. The last time I took a trip to there with my children it had changed so much since I worked there.
Added by Kelly Jean on Jun 26, 2017 2:36 AM
Kathy Phelan
Delia Rose Jennings
Are you sure she is buried in Holy Cross?

I have found many memorials listed in the wrong cemetery. The burial card says "Calvary". There are many Calvary burials listed in Holy Cross

Kathy Phelan
Added by Kathy Phelan on Jun 18, 2017 11:58 AM
Kim Schilling
John Dietrich Photo
I placed an updated photo on his page; Any problem; let me know.

Added by Kim Schilling on Jun 08, 2017 9:11 AM
Randall Brown
Daniel Lantz
Hi Rick,
I hope you are doing well. I'm still around and doing trail work. I've visited the grave often in the last 20 some years. It's still in good shape and somebody local has been putting wreaths on the fence corners.
Writing up a version of the Lantz story again and trying to refresh my memory. I saw the picture of Thad Lantz you posted at ancestry. He appears as I remember him, although he is many years younger in the photo. He must have died not long after I met him at the Centerville cemetery. You are his son-in-law, correct? You were head of the Indianapolis Zoo when we were corresponding. Assuming you have long since retired from that, as I have from school teaching.
Did you ever come across a photo of Mary Lantz? I suppose not since I don't see one posted by you at ancestry.
I will send this to the email you have posted at Find A Grave, too, but I've found that often those emails here are out of date so posting same here.

Added by Randall Brown on May 31, 2017 4:44 PM
Kelly Jean
Martha E. Scott memorial #17226929
Hello Mr.France.
I am a descendant of Thomas and Rebecca Stowell. The Tombstone says wife of Thomas Scott. Martha E Scott Haskell was his daughter born in 1842 my ancestor. His first wife's name was Sarah Manifold. Perhaps this is her grave?
Kelly Floyd
Added by Kelly Jean on May 29, 2017 6:58 PM
Sarah Fitzgerald
George Leonard House Rice
I am interested in donating the large pension file connected with George L. H. Rice. Much information.
Sarah Fitzgerald
Added by Sarah Fitzgerald on May 11, 2017 3:15 PM
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