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Syd Gardner (#47902230)
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Bio Photo I'm a dedicated & fanatic family historian & have been on THE QUEST since 1955. I can concentrate on my ancestors but get easily side-tracked by in-laws & the cousins of cousins of cousins, if you know what I mean, & if you love family history as much as I do, then you do know!


"As we think well of ourselves, let us remember that we are standing on the shoulders of the generations before, for if they had not come, we would not be here."



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James (Jim) F. Kelly
Helen Puterbaugh
Thanks for alerting me to the error in her date of birth.

I assume my reason for having different dates was because of human error.

Added by James (Jim) F. Kelly on Jul 21, 2017 6:11 PM
Ora Lucille Abernathy181594512
Hi, Thanks for adding this listing. Lucille's maiden name was "Fuqua", if you would like to add it. She was my son-in-laws grandmother's sister.

You see I love this ancestry stuff too. I am working on both of my son-in-laws families.
Added by Scarlet on Jul 21, 2017 11:09 AM
Gail K
Thanks, duplicate deleted.
Added by Gail K on Jul 20, 2017 6:40 AM
Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman ♥
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 128197462
Thank you for the information shared. I have posted it to there memorial.

GREAT Job and Keep up the good work!
Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman
Added by Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman &#... on Jul 18, 2017 5:26 PM
William Tidwell
Sarah McCrory # 154544304
Hi Syd,

Thank you for all the good transcriptions. We have an error with Sarah H McCrory marriage, which is also new to me. She was indeed married to a McNairy Waller, but McNairy the son of Joel Waller and Nancy Scales, not McNairy C Waller, son of John Waller and Elsy Dews.

Per Joel Waller Bible (I just got a copy)
McNairy Waller is listed as the 10th child of Joel and Nancy, and was born on 25 Dec 1824. Also listed in the Bible is his marriage to Sarah on 13 May 1852. No death date for either of them in the Bible.

Thank you,
William Tidwell
Added by William Tidwell on Jul 09, 2017 9:24 PM
Nancy Richardson Hall
Infant Girl Richardson
Number 191133073
Date of Death: Jan 25, 1923


I would like to know how you were able to look at the death certificate for the above person. She would have been my aunt. I know there is a web site that you can go to and print for free the death certificate for people from a certain year through 1963, but I can't remember it

Added by Nancy Richardson Hall on Jun 27, 2017 1:25 PM
Thweatt/Spring Hill Nashville Tn

I just added to your Ruth Thweatt Davis' (#126608312) mother (Ruth H. Thweatt Davis # 180646443) and Father James Orren Davis # 116753319). Source is personal knowledge and Obit Data. This will allow full names & Nick names and any missing dates. i hope this helps finish out this family. I still am looking for Ruty Thweatt Davis' big sister.

j tanner
# 47161441
Added by John on Jun 23, 2017 2:08 PM
Teresa Finn
Malvina Gardner Bourne
Hi Syd: I'm the great granddaughter of Fannie Bourne -- Malvina's middle child between the sets of twins. I discovered earlier this week that by way of a newspaper archive that Malvina married a second time in Gage Nebraska to a John N Steele. 1899. Ancestry has the marriage has the marriage record -- signed by County clerk Fred Ellsworth Bourne, her son. I still can't find her grave. John N is buried w/ his first wife there in Nebraska, but maybe the new last name will be a clue.

Let me know what you know or think!
Added by Teresa Finn on Jun 23, 2017 10:03 AM
Herman Schoonover
Syd thank you for the transfer of this memorial,he is the last of the brother and sister of this branch of the family. note something interesting. His mother was born in the same city and county he is being buried in.

I just this past weekend obtained a packet of info on my Schoonover family from another relative and had been entering it into my family history program. I about a year ago wrote Herman a letter to obtain info on him and his family, did not get a reply I think due to his health. I had just entered a photo on findagrave that I had just obtained on his mother, who I had never seen.

I decided to try to contact him again and when I searched for his address is when I found his obit. where he had just passed away.


Added by Kyle on Jun 20, 2017 3:21 AM
Honoring Their Lives
You were correct on the previous memorial created for Rev. Choby, mine has been deleted. Interesting that I was not able to locate one already, there seems to be a glitch with the website at times and duplicates are not always discovered. Thanks bunches for letting me know! Helen
Added by Honoring Their Lives on Jun 06, 2017 7:35 AM
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