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James Burke (#17941237)
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Bio Photo Hi all. I've had an interest in family history since I was very young. Following my grandfather's death in 1994, my aunt gave me some of his old records, including a baptismal certificate that was written in Polish. It was then that I began doing some serious research into my Borowski, Schorer, De Lille, and Day family lines. I feel very strongly about remembering and paying tribute to those who have gone before.

Please take a moment to visit my unforgettable mother:

Marie Constance De Lille Burke

My beloved brother:

Richard Michael "Rick" Burke

My grandparents:

Henry De Lille
Elise "Elsie" Day De Lille
John Anthony Borowski
Mildred Mary Schorer Borowski Bowen,

A sincere thank you goes out to all the kind souls who leave flowers and messages on the memorials I've posted here, and also to the many wonderful people who are so willing to voluntarily post photos of my loved ones' headstones. It truly means more than I could ever say.

"We are defined by whom we have lost..."
- Anna Quindlen

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Amy Dampt
Walter Raymond Denton
Hi there,
I am Walter (Buddy's) grand daughter. Just wondering if you have any more information on him or his siblings, Helen and Ethel.
It was great to see the picture of him. I had seen the one with his squadron, but never the one of him in high school.
My father is Walter Raymond Denton, Jr.
Thank you for this contribution. I'm curious to know how/if you are related.
Thank you,
Amy Dampt
Added by Amy Dampt on Apr 13, 2017 3:58 PM
Jean Quentmeyer
RE: George L Strasser
Thank you every so much! I does help tremendously. I requested an edit to link him to his parents :-)
Added by Jean Quentmeyer on Apr 05, 2017 7:54 PM
Jean Quentmeyer
George L Strasser
I noticed that you posted a picture of a George L Strasser who was killed in WWII. I am wondering where you got that picture and if you have a family connection. I am looking for a George L Strasser, son of George E Strasser and Ruby Meriam Kimball Strasser. Might this be the person I am looking for?

Thank you for any information you can provide to me.
Added by Jean Quentmeyer on Apr 05, 2017 6:42 AM
Linda J. Morris
Katheryn Vandervort
Hello Mr. Burke. I think something got tangled up here.
Katheryn was the third wife of Loren John Dittemore Dec 1862 - 17 June 1946.

Their son was John Halstead Dittemore b. 1916.

His fathers marriages were to
1-Hattie Waldrip 1 January 1884
2--Edith Fay 13 November 1898
3-Kathryn Vandervort 1909

I have seen all three marriage cert.
Hattie, mother of Lulu Dittemore 14 Oct 1884
Eva mother of Eva Ropche 22 February 1901
Kathryn mother of John Halstead 8 Aug 1914

Thank you


Added by Linda J. Morris on Mar 11, 2017 5:49 PM
Charles McKenzie #35011462
Do you know if you photographed the marker at Riverview Abbey Mausoleum and Crematory or River View Cemetery ? Thanks for all you do.
Added by 4losthistory on Mar 09, 2017 6:20 PM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 74699515 Wallace Cosper
Thank you, James. Much appreciated.
Added by Brown on Mar 06, 2017 9:18 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 74699515 Wallace Cosper

Can I ask where you sourced the pictures from of Wallace, please?

Wallace was part of my cousin, Raymond Heron's crew. They both died together.

Added by Brown on Mar 06, 2017 6:55 AM
S Berg
RE: Kenneth Goldman
Thank you James for the Franklin High School graduation photo addition to Ken Goldman's memorial page. He sure resembles my mother's side of the family.
Ken's aunt, my grandmother(Florence Goldman), had the Oregonian newspaper article photo tucked away in her family album but no other photos of him that were identified. He was my 2nd cousin and buried at Calvary Cemetery the year I was born.
Thanks again,
Steve Berg
Added by S Berg on Dec 21, 2016 3:44 PM
w Kreider
Charles Hatherly Honey
Thank you for updating his memorial. It is much appreciated.
Added by w Kreider on Dec 20, 2016 11:24 PM
Catherine Elizabeth Day Germain
Find A Grave Memorial# 59107942
I am writing because I want to bring attention to the errors on Catherine's findagrave information. Her birth date is actually 7 January 1871 in Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada. She was baptized in the St.James & St. John United Church of Newcastle and their records of her birth is recorded there. I have other sources to verify her birth. Her father was William Day, not John Day. John was her brother and my great-grandfather. Her mother was Catherine Sturgeon. I have copies of these records. Catherine E. Day Underwood was married to Joseph Anthony Germain on 20 Dec. 1919, in Arizona, and he died 20 December 1929 and is, also, buried in the Greenwood Cemetery but I have been unable to find this on It is recorded on his death certificate. He was buried their on 23 December 1929. I would be very happy to have you transfer these site to me if you would like to. Thank you for all of your work! It means so very much to so many, many people!! I love family history and treasure all of this information! Looking forward to hearing from you!
Added by DSoren on Dec 19, 2016 12:30 AM
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