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Marian (Carlson) Johnson (#46836504)
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Bio Photo I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. Daniel Carlyle Ahern and I married in 1971 and he passed away in 1986. We had three children. I now live in Texas and have remarried. I have four living children and six grandchildren.

I started realizing how neglected some cemeteries were when I began exploring Texas. I didn't realize until I found this site that there was something I could do to help preserve some of the memorials. I took a few pictures at a local cemetery and posted them on Find a grave. When I went back two weeks later, something (or someone) had knocked over the memorials. I was so glad that I had taken the pictures and posted them on Find A Grave. If you find any errors on the data that I have added, please let me know. I only add information to help others further identify the individuals.
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RE: John Heath
Hi Marian,

This is the obituary from the Texas Christian Advocate, July 7, 1898. I can also email you a scan of the obituary if you'd like.

John Oswell Heath, son of Ephraim and Sallie Heath, was born in the state of Kentucky January 30, 1818; removed to Texas in 1846, where, at the home of his son, Judge E. C. Heath, in Rockwall, he died December 29, 1897, aged seventy-nine years, ten months and twenty-nine days; was four times married and the father of ten children, five of whom, with the present widow, survive him. It is not possible in so brief a memoir as appears in the Advocate to cleverly outline Father Heath's life, less speak those words so richly merited. It was his by gracious Providence to live in a time when the world's best and largest history has been made. In his humble sphere he bore his part in that history, as these facts may testify. Commissioned a postmaster under Franklin Pierce's administration, he was among the first who put a key into a United States mail pouch in North Texas; was ranking militia officer for all North Texas; leaves to his children civil and military commissions bearing the signatures of J. Pinckney Henderson, E. M. Pease, Sam Houston and others; enlisted in the Confederate Army in 1862; made a good record and at the close of war held the commission of First Lieutenant; was at his death the oldest Methodist in Rockwell Church, his name being No. 1 on the roll; had been a member at and near that place half a century; much of this time he had been a steward. After commending the aged widow and dear, bereaved children to the God of all grace and consolation, I will append the following from the pen of Rev. M. H. Neely, D. D. It speaks for itself.
D. F. Fuller

"When I was appointed to the Terrell District at the last conference my first thought was of meeting many of my old-time friends, and among them John O. Heath, of Rockwall; but before I reached that place the Master had called him home. In the fall of 1857 I was sent to the Rockwall Circuit, and among the first to meet me with a hearty welcome J. O. Heath, one of the stewards. During my stay on that work I found him always true and faithful. I learned to love him then, and during the years that have elapsed have frequently met him and found him still the same faithful man of God. Judge E. C. Heath, a worthy son of a worthy father, told me on my recent visit to Rockwall that his father often asked when I would get there, and seemed to be anxious to live until the time of my appointment, but God willed otherwise. A good and true man was he. God bless the survivors of his family."
Added by Florence on Jun 21, 2017 9:18 AM
Christopher Jennings
Mary Ann PInion
I made a mistake BY further research and found her maiden name really is Fitzpatrick I found on several of her childrens Death cert.
Find A Grave Memorial# 31344435
Added by Christopher Jennings on Mar 31, 2017 7:11 AM
Christopher Jennings
Mary Ann PInion
I made a mistake by adding Kirkpatrick as her last name its her maiden name Sorrty again
Added by Christopher Jennings on Mar 30, 2017 11:19 PM
Lynn Fischer
RE: Elizabeth Jackson Snow Bouck Mabee
I'm glad I was able to help you.
Added by Lynn Fischer on Mar 10, 2017 5:58 PM
Linda (Duncan) & Travis
Caswell Duncan
Thank you for adding the information on Caswell Duncan's page for us.
Linda and Travis
Added by Linda (Duncan) & Travis on Feb 13, 2017 11:09 AM
Karen M.
RE: William and Alberta Curfman
You are very welcome and I also did add his parents id #'s to his memorial so the person who manages it will have to approve it . Karen
Added by Karen M. on Oct 29, 2016 11:39 AM
Connie Clark
RE: Doris Harris
You are very welcome, I am hoping the camera photos are better, there was tree shadow I couldn't avoid. If so I'll switch them out . Best Wishes, Connie and Wayne
Added by Connie Clark on Jul 16, 2016 2:25 PM
RE: Enoch Covey
No problem at all. Thank you for responding.
Added by JRoberts on Jun 12, 2016 5:55 AM
RE: Enoch Covey
Thank you. I am going to contact them and see if they will delete his memorial since the info is incorrect.
Added by JRoberts on May 28, 2016 4:20 PM
Walter Willess
RE: Walter Fred Willess
I am finding many family members. I have asked for and received management transfer for some. I live in the Brachfield community (south of Henderson Texas). One of my aunts passed in 2010 and was cremated. May 19th this year, her family decided to inter her ashes in the family (Parker) cemetery in Rockwall. We were able to visit dad's grave while there. Thank you very much for transferring management of dad's memorial page to me.
Added by Walter Willess on May 25, 2016 7:02 PM
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