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Bob Trapp (#46998499)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in my family since I was 5 years old, but did not start doing family research until 1990. I have been on staff at the Oakland California Family Search Library from 1991 to the present day. After I retired in 2010 I have had lots of time for family research and in searching for my family I have been many places in the United States and to England and the Netherlands across the big "little" pond.
I work with my wife to take pictures and visit cemeteries that she has entered over the years so together we have entered many memorials and pictures.

I'm a native Californian, born in the San Francisco Bay area. I have been married twice and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

I'm only human so as a result from time to time I may make an error in entering information on a memorial, so if you see one please let me know so that I can fix it. I want my memorials to be as accurate as possible not only for my family but for others as well. If you want a bio added please sent it to me and I'll put in the memorial.
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Clarence Nichelson
Received edits and will approve. Are you related? Would you like a transfer?
Added by TombstoneChavers on Feb 01, 2017 1:55 PM
Judy Murphy
RE: Charles Richard Fitch
Bob: I searched through various records at the library and this is what I found on Mr. Fitch. It would have been preferred if I could have printed from the microfilm containing Gipson Funeral Home records, but it was too dim. In fact I had to use a magnifying glass to read it!

The 1940 census of San Francisco listed Charles R. Fitch as "widowed".
Walker Cemetery roster does NOT show Mr. Fitch listed; however, per microfilm from Gipson Funeral Home ..

Document on Gipson Funeral Home letterhead dated Nov. 1, 1955

To Whom It May Concern:
This is to authorize The Gipson Funeral Home, 222 South Second St., Lufkin, Texas, to disinter the remains of my late husband, Charles R. Fitch, who was buried October 4, 1955 in Walker Cemetery near Lufkin, Texas.

The above deceased is to be moved to another grave space in the Walker Cemetery at the convenience of The Gipson Funeral Home.

Signed: Winnie C. Fitch

Service: October 9, 1955
Place of Interment: Walker Cemetery
Place of service: Graveside at 2:30 p.m.
Officiating: Rev. Edmond Gray

Who will select grave site: Ben Lyles (Mr. Lyles is buried at Walker Cemetery - relationship?)
Religion: Episcopal

Body to come by rail from Duggan Funeral Home (California)
Mrs. Fitch coming over land after 1 p.m. for Wednesday funeral.

On Ancestry.com I located in California, Death Index 1940-1997 on ..
Winifred Hardy Fitch, born Mar. 23, 1908 in Texas; died May 10, 1990 in Santa Barbara, Ca.
Father: Joseph Jefferson Hardy (1879-1947 buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont, Tx; Find A Grave Memorial #58983454)
Mother: Julia Estelle Isbell Hardy (1878-1929 buried at Loma Vista Memorial Park, in Fullerton, CA, Find A Grave Memorial #153465124)

Census records list Winifred's (Winnie) name as Hardy until 1940 Census when she is FITCH. I looked through marriages for Angelina County, Tx during this time period and was unable to find a marriage here for Winnie & Charles R. Fitch.

If Duggan Funeral Home is still in operation, perhaps you could check their death records for further info. The 1955 obituary in the Lufkin Daily News states Charles' services were held at Duggan Funeral Home.

Hopefully we are on the right tract here, but who knows ..

Judy Murphy
Find A Grave Contributor #47209326
Added by Judy Murphy on Jan 31, 2017 10:09 PM
Judy Murphy
RE: Charles Richard Fitch
Hi Bob:
I ran across this obituary while going through old microfilm at the local library. I wondered myself WHY they would go to the expense of bringing his body to Lufkin when he died in California. There must be a Lufkin connection wouldn't you think.

I have walked this particular cemetery (Walker) many times and have not come across a marker unless it is sunken.

The cemetery does have a printed record of burials there so I will check that out one day this week to see what I can come up with. Will get back in touch with you -- will also look for CLARA.

Judy
Added by Judy Murphy on Jan 31, 2017 1:31 PM
Nancie Moyes
Edmond Mason
I don't think that I linked them in the first places since I had written his fathers name in the Bio.

However thank you for noticing the error and I have unlinked his wife's parents from being his parents.

Thank you
Nancie.
Added by Nancie Moyes on Jan 26, 2017 2:15 PM
kelli mayer
photo-Friends Arch Street Meeting House Burial Ground
Hello,

In September 2016 you posted a stock photo to the main page of the Friends Arch Street Meeting House and Burial Ground in Philadelphia that is not a correct photo. The picture you posted is a stock photo of Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia (which someone has incorrectly labeled as the Arch Street Meeting house) - not located near the Friends Meeting House. This photo should be removed as it does not depict the building or grounds of the area location. Thank you.
Added by kelli mayer on Jan 09, 2017 12:40 PM
Mandy
RE: Nannie Sample Carter
Hi Bob! This picture was intended for a different Nannie Carter! The Nannie Carter this was meant for would have been a granddaughter, I believe. I will remove the photo. Thank You for calling it to my attention! Take care!
Added by Mandy on Dec 21, 2016 9:35 PM
Mandy
RE: Nannie Sample Carter
Hi Bob. Sorry I haven't been on in a while. This wasn't Nannie and her husband, this was though to be Nannie and her brother Jim. I've seen this photo on my grandmothers memorial and someone listed that it was my grandmother Clydia Carter Burk and her sister Gladys Carter Dotson. My mother (daughter of Clydia) says this was Nannie and brother Jim. So I'm not sure?
Added by Mandy on Dec 21, 2016 9:24 PM
Katrina
Findagrave reminder
Please be kind and courteous to other members of Findagrave. If there is a correction to a memorial, please send it over the edit tab or suggest a correction. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Added by Katrina on Dec 12, 2016 9:01 AM
Gail Barlow
Frank Virgle Reed
Hi Bob, thanks for creating a memorial for Buddy. Would you consider transferring to me? He was my husband's 1st cousin. The memorial is 173372523. I would really appreciate it. If either of the children or grandchildren would like to manage it, I will transfer to them. Thank you, Gail
Added by Gail Barlow on Dec 04, 2016 10:21 AM
Daphene Willoughby
Linda F Bain Parrish
#153840099
You have not yet updated her memorial to show that she is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery in Wilson County, TN. Her obit is available in the usual places in Wilson County TN area.
Thank you
Added by Daphene Willoughby on Nov 23, 2016 6:31 PM
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