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Dean Hirst (#47404528)
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Bio Photo I was born in Riverside, Burlington County New Jersey and spent much of my first ten years there. My father died in WWII having never seen me. My step-father was in the Navy so we spent a lot of time traveling around. I graduated from high school at the Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, joined the Navy in 1961, came out to California in 1963 and have been here ever since. I have been married twice, have three children and eleven grandchildren. My second wife Sandy and I have known each other since we were five years old and have been married since 2006. I have been doing my family genealogy since 2010 and a member of Find A Grave for over four years now.

I am interested in families in the Philadelphia and Burlington County, NJ areas with last names of Freck/Frech (originally from Germany mid 1800s), Broderson/Brodersen (Denmark), Stecher (originally from Germany mid 1800s) and Hirst, originally from England. Hirst were prominent in the cigar business in Philadelphia. Additionally, I am working on my wife's family, Wetherell and Goodwin in New Hampshire.

If you see a picture of a gravestone I have taken and want to use it, by all means copy it and use as needed. If you see a family members memorial that I have created and you would like to manage it, just ask.
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Vicky Fry L.
RE: Virginia Heckendorn
Thanks for adding the obituary and the offer to transfer Virginia to me. I've been working on that funeral home for several weeks, after finding about 95% had not been entered into Find A Grave. I've input 4 years worth and have about 3 years to go. That's how I came across Virginia's Memorial, which of course is one that had already been input. So to answer your question, I'm not related to her. Thanks again!! Vicky
Added by Vicky Fry L. on Sep 25, 2017 9:33 AM
valentina ruozi
Research of info_Aldo Ruozi
Hi Dean,
First of all I would like to thank you so much for the great job that you are doing in this website.
That's really amazing. I write cause, accidentally, I jumped in this website looking for some infos about some possible "Ruozi" people in the world and I found your page dedicated to Aldo Ruozi. I'm Italian and Ruozi is a very typical Italian name from the city of Reggio Emilia, my birth place.
I was impressed. Aldo looks really really similar to some pictures of my Gran Dad in a young age. It may be wonderful if you might have more information about the birth place or the origin city in Italy of Aldo.

I thank you so much for your great help and I wish you a great day!

Added by valentina ruozi on Aug 09, 2017 6:46 AM
jan james
RE: Luretta Dungan Barnette Rasmussen
Hi Dean, I just now found this note you sent to me about Luretta. I don't know if I answered before - if I did I apologize - but my info on Find A Grave is:
jan james (#46923353)

Bless you for all your work on Find A Grave!!! Jan
Added by jan james on Aug 07, 2017 1:34 PM
Yolanda Diaz

I just want to extend my gratitude for making available my Great Uncle Tombstone. He is buried at Union Cemetary in Bakersfield Ca.
He did not have any children, my father (his nephew) was the only known relative I knew he had. This Gravestone was placed by my dad. I recently found a 2nd cousin through Ancestry that also knew Uncle Max. Thank you so much.
Added by Yolanda Diaz on Jul 11, 2017 1:11 PM
RE: Jesse Rogers
Oh! Rats. I must have had my mind occupied & didn't pay attention. Sorry about that. Thanks for responding. Have a great weekend. Take care & god bless.
Added by Kathy on Jul 07, 2017 4:25 PM
Karen Garner
RE: George Racine
Hi, David Burns who has a lot of info on Racines let me know that he had the death record for George F Racine, and that he died in 1924 in Coin Iowa. He figured that he must have been buried by his wife who had died maybe 10 years earlier and that the family just never got a stone for him. Wonder if the California George Racine was related? George F and his wife were both born in Ohio. Thank you!
Added by Karen Garner on Jun 30, 2017 11:41 PM
Cheryl Lee Strain Tuning
Myrtle D Strain Bolton
What an honor to have my great aunt Myrtle #136900940, to look after, thanks so much for the transfer. I'm going to try to see if I can add an actual grave marker for her, it says she is in an unmarked grave. Cheryl
Added by Cheryl Lee Strain Tuning on Jun 30, 2017 3:38 PM
Karen Garner
George Racine 119216235
Hi you put up the picture of George Racine's stone. I wondered if you had any information about him. I found information on the a number of Racines in SW Iowa,but not for George F Racine. Age seems to be correct. Wife was 1850-1915 and children born between 1871 and 1885. Also NW Missouri area. Wife was Adeline Kitzmiller. Thank you very much. Karen Garner
Added by Karen Garner on Jun 24, 2017 5:10 PM
Cheryl Lee Strain Tuning
Myrtle D Strain Bolton
Hi, Myrtle is my grandfather, Pearl Clark Strain's sister. She was born 27 September 1883, Montgomery City, Missouri. Her first spouse was Orvil C. Kinion (1880-1905)They married 24 December 1899. After his death she married Winfield Scott Bolton 21 March 1907. She died 7 April 1920. Find A Grave has her plot # but states it is an unmarked grave. Could I buy and marker and have it placed? thanks for your help Cheryl
Added by Cheryl Lee Strain Tuning on Jun 18, 2017 6:55 PM
Gramma Kaarin
Thomas H Dickey @ Union Cemetery
Dean, Thank you for your many contributions to Find-A-Grave. I'm interested in information regarding the Dickeys; his spouse Abbie Kesiah (Green) Dickey is my "blood" relative. My question: Your entry refers to Thomas's sister Clara Brown, and the newspaper obituary for his mother (Eugenia) refers to her daughter "Mrs. G. L. Brown". Do you have any information on Mrs. Brown? None of the biographies on Find-A-Grave include a "Clara" as a sibling of Thomas or a daughter of Eugenia; they only include Mary Dickey Morris.

Any help or direction you can provide will be most helpful.
Added by Gramma Kaarin on Jun 10, 2017 11:58 AM
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