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Donald E. Riise (#47060983)
 member for 8 years, 4 months, 12 days
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I have lived in Oakdale (Stanislaus County)since 1949.I am the Founding President of the board of "Friends of Oakdale Heritage" , a Calif Corp. andI.R.S. 501(c)(3) We are the managers and operators of the Oakdale Museum at 212 West F Oakdale, California209-847-9229My cell 209-505-1111As of Jan 1, 2011, I am also President of the board of directors for Oakdale Citizens Cemetery the corner of East J st and Sierra Road inOakdale California
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Jeff G.
Thank you.
Thank you for the great photograph you took of Felix & Amelia Schwenderlauf's headstone at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Oakdale. The photo is a nice addition to Find A Grave, not to mention to my family tree. I appreciate the time that you took out of your day to do this for me.
Jeff Gonyea
Added by Jeff G. on Sep 11, 2012 11:57 AM
Tari L Elam
Middleton Byrum, McHenrys, Hewitts, etc.
Hello again, Mr. Riise:

I've sent another message to you via Facebook to the Friends of Oakdale Heritage page. This will allow you to see the person with whom you are communicating.

Kind regards, T.L. Elam
Added by Tari L Elam on Jun 18, 2012 11:36 AM
Tari L Elam
Middleton Byrum, McHenrys, Hewitts, etc.
Greetings, Don:

Middleton Byrum was the brother of Martin Van Buren & Elijah Byrum. Martin Van Buren Byrum is my third great-grandfather. Martin's granddaughter, Katherine Lucille Jones McHenry, was the second wife of Robert Albert McHenry (the grandson). Their son, Robert Wesley McHenry, is my cousin. He passed away with no children.

Robert Albert McHenry (born Vermont), married Matilda Margaret Hewitt; their only child was Oramil McHenry. Matilida's parents were Samuel & Nancy Hewitt; both of whom immigrated from Ireland in 1833. They had eight children; seven of whom survived to adulthood.

Nancy's sister, Eliza Jane Hewitt, was the wife of Henry Langworth.

Please let me know if this is the type of information you need, or if there is something more specific.

Most genuine regards,
T.L. Elam
Added by Tari L Elam on Jun 15, 2012 8:15 PM
Cynthia Schenck
Thank you!
Thank you so much for he photo of Carroll and Hazel Warrick's headstone!
Added by Cynthia Schenck on May 03, 2012 11:51 PM
Nancy Hagood
William Askew
Thank you so much for the headstone picture.
Nancy Hagood, OR
Added by Nancy Hagood on Feb 16, 2012 7:59 PM
Lonnie Hoover
Kingston photos:
Thank you for taking the time to visit the cemetery and for taking these great photos. With your permission, I would like to use them in my family tree.
Added by Lonnie Hoover on Oct 03, 2011 4:43 PM
Rod Burton
Burton Headstones
Thanks so very much. You are super!!!!! Have a great weekend. Thanks again!!!!

Added by Rod Burton on Sep 23, 2011 6:20 PM
Thank you very much for getting the photo of Donald and Arlie Frazee's stone in Oakdale Citizens Cemetery.
Blessings, Ellie
Added by EllieKB on Aug 25, 2011 6:10 PM
Raymond Drieschman - Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, Oakdale, CA
Hi Don - Thanks for uploading the photo. I was there a couple weeks ago and might have the photo myself, but I took so many cemetery photos over the course of a week that I haven't begun to go through them. This man just needed a photo, as do several Purple Heart recipients.

I met a couple Find A Grave volunteers when I was there, maybe next time I'm in town I can meet you. I'm so appreciative of other volunteers who help me with both my family tree and random memorials.

Got through all the veteran photos I took at St. Stanislaus Cemetery and now I need to do the same with Oakdale Citizens. Always like to get as many Veterans added as I can for Memorial Day but it's a never ending process. Thanks again for the gift of your time and great photograph. -Nancy
Added by personna on Jun 05, 2011 9:28 PM
Seeker of Answers
Photo of Ida Jesse Headstone
Dear Donald,
Greetings from a volunteer in Coeur d'Alene, ID! Thank you so much for the great photo of Ida's headstone. I am doing a genealogy book for a member of her family and they also appreciate your efforts. We moved here from Oakdale! Lived on Magnolia Circle! Greetings to Oakdale! Thank you again!

Sandy B
Added by Seeker of Answers on Mar 07, 2011 8:26 PM
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