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Bruce Rova (#46810296)
 member for 11 years, 11 months, 26 days
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Bio Photo Born in Bismarck, ND
University of North Dakota Math major
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
First marriage 1976
Sarah born 1982
Chris born 1986
Divorced May 1990

Married Connie April 23, 1994
[Got it right this time...]

Retired Aug 1994 US Navy Supply Corps Commander
Retired May 2007 Escambia County FL Director of Animal Control and the Animal Shelter

Hooked on genealogy...we now plan our vacations on where we want to do family history research.
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 • 151 Memorials Added
 • 151 Memorials Managed
 • 622 Photos
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Earth Angel
A. J. Spencer
Hi Bruce,
Would you be so kind as to add your marker photo from A. J. Spencer 26612021 to his wife's memorial.
Evelyn Madeline Spencer 171731413. I have them linked.
Thanks in advance
Added by Earth Angel on Oct 23, 2016 4:31 PM
Sally Randol-Hardy
Math Major
I just saw that you are also a math major. Genealogy is perfect for CPA's, engineers and math majors!

I am also a math major and my husband is an engineer. ACCURATE genealogy requires analytical skills - which draws me. Your organization, clarity and "pondering" shows the same "solving the problem" techniques that math is all about.

Yay! "Math is our friend"

Thanks again!
Added by Sally Randol-Hardy on May 13, 2016 2:57 PM
Sally Randol-Hardy
RE: Alco Cemetery at Brewton, AL

I am so appreciative of you efforts = Oh, my GOODNESS!!

You are a thorough genealogist and a wonderful person to try to help.

I am also leaning toward Pilgrim's Rest, but 'will also continue to try to locate John William Holder for his death/burial info before I create a Memorial for Ardelia Jane "Della" Manning Holder.

You have a terrific handle on the resources in that area. Way to go.

Added by Sally Randol-Hardy on May 13, 2016 2:52 PM
Sally Randol-Hardy
"Alco Cemetery" Brewton, AL
Do you know if Union Cemetery might have been called "Alco Cem" in 1944?

An Escambia Co., AL woman suggested that "Alco Cemetery" might be the same as Union Cemetery or Pilgrims' Rest Cemetery which are both in the Alco Community.

I have the 1944 Alabama Death Certificate for a woman named Ardelia Jane "Della" Manning Holder [=Mrs. John W. Holder] who was buried in "Alco Cem., Brewton" She d 18 April 1944 at 104 Hickory St., Brewton, Escambia, AL where she had lived for 31 years (per the DC). Many of her immediate family members either left the area or are buried in unmarked graves elsewhere except for a brother (Mathew Manning 1858-1943 buried in Pollard Cemetery).

Della's husband survived her, but I have not yet found death or burial information for him.

I want to create a Memorial for Della to link her to her parents and siblings for whom I have further information. I am fairly certain she had no children. The only m I have found was to John William Holder in 1919 when she was 51 years old.

All to say: I'd like to know where ALCO CEMETERY was so I can identify her burial location there.

Sally Randol-Hardy
Springville, AL
Added by Sally Randol-Hardy on May 11, 2016 3:48 PM
Betty Atkinson
RE: Do you know
Thank it would appear that he is their son as I had in my database..thank you!!
Added by Betty Atkinson on Feb 08, 2015 5:02 AM
Betty Atkinson
Do you know
who the other stones were for in that image that included William L. Cobb ?? I can't read the other stones and am trying to figure out who this Wm L. belongs with. Thanks for any help!!
Added by Betty Atkinson on Feb 07, 2015 2:05 PM
Becky Ramsey
RE: Findagrave Photos
Thank you! Becky
Added by Becky Ramsey on Sep 05, 2014 9:45 AM
Becky Ramsey
Findagrave Photos
Bruce, thank you for all your contributions to the Findagrave website. I would like permission to use your photographs of my relatives gravesites in my Family Tree files. I use the photos as source media and will gladly give you credit for your work. Becky
Added by Becky Ramsey on Sep 03, 2014 2:25 PM
Old Norred Cemetry
Thanks Bruce for the fine job you did with the edits for Marian J. Compton Finch and for adding a bio for her...Greatly appreicate your work on F.A.G. and the Old Norred Cemetery.
Thanks again!
Added by Alice on Jul 15, 2013 1:29 PM
Edits for Marian J. Compton Finch
Bruce, please let me know if you received my edit for Marian J. Finch, maiden name Compton, and for her requested links. (To her mother and spouse-) Her mother's burial was in Allenton Cem. Wilcox. Her spouse, Francis M. Finch, buried beside her.
Just anxious to know if you received edits requested, and please let me know if there was/is any problem. I will be glad to resend memroial #'s for links.

Thanks for all you have done!
Added by Alice on Jul 14, 2013 4:31 PM
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