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Gary Thelen (#128)
 member for 16 years, 11 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo Gary Thelen is pictured here at the memorial marking the crash site of Buddy Holly, J. P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) and Ritchie Valens in Cerro Gordo Country, Iowa, February 3, 1959 (40th anniversary photo). Also pictured is Gary's favorite museum!

Name: Gary Thelen.
Location: Iowa, USA.
Occupation: Linguist.
Hobbies and Interests: Travel, writing and necrology (of course).
Favorite Quote: "All good Americans, when they die, go to Paris." (attributed to both Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson)
Second Favorite Quote: "Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die to get there." (Mark Twain)
Favorite Place: Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.
Favorite Holidays: Halloween / All Saints Day.
Favorite Dead Persons: Napoleon Bonaparte and Family, especially the American (Baltimore) branch of the family.
Favorite Museum: American Funeral Service Museum, Houston, Texas, USA

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Messages left for Gary Thelen (3)[Leave Message]
Jay Kacena
Correction in Cherry bio
Your bio of Effie Cherry says that she and her sisters were from Marion County near Cedar Rapids...they actually lived on a farm south of the town of Marion which is in LINN County. History buffs in Marion have come to appreciate the legendary sisters and would be appreciative toward you for removal of the word "county" from your bio. Thanks!
Added by Jay Kacena on Oct 31, 2014 11:55 PM
June Davis
How do I go about getting Jesse's site transferred; or get his bio posted. He was the son of William & Elizabeth Sulgrove Hiatt. Wm & Elizabeth are my 3x gr grandparents. I have been working on their family tree, etc. I am a Hiatt descendent. My mother was a true blood Hiatt. June Davis
Added by June Davis on Nov 04, 2012 6:18 PM
Hello, The condition of Kate Shelley's headstone is very bad. Do you remember if it's worn or just dirty? Could someone try to get another photo of it? Her brother James headstone shows no wear and that is from 1879.
Thanks, Shelley Kay
Added by ShellG71 on Jan 02, 2011 11:27 PM

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