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David D (#47229128)
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I am a native Californian and the son of "immigrants" from Iowa. In 1983 I received a doctorate in History from the University of Illinois, Urbana, where I also studied Library Science as a minor. Until February 2003 I was a history teacher specializing in the American Civil War. Since February 2010 I have been a consultant at the Fresno West Stake Family History Center.
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John Denison
Memorial# 171848368
Hello, I updated the bio of Judge Charles W Craighill (Find A Grave Memorial# 171848368) per your request. Thank you for the information you provided. This kind of information really enhances the memorials, and brings them back to life. It restores a certain amount of dignity to the individual. Best wishes to you.
Added by John Denison on Dec 08, 2016 9:17 PM
Don Lynch
Samuel Lewis
Bio updated. Thank you! Don
Added by Don Lynch on Nov 15, 2016 7:15 PM
Eileen Gillette
Charles Taft 81553011
Thanks for the heads up, I have done some research and updated the memorial. Eileen
Added by Eileen Gillette on Nov 02, 2016 3:25 AM
Valarie Vine
Baird family
Thanks David for information. Like you, I enjoy figuring out "what happened" way back when. I also majored in History (San Jose State) and loved the subject ever since wandering around NYC as a kid and having a mother who took me to Boston, Philadelphia, and New York locales where history is everywhere and where so many of my ancestors settled 100's of years ago. Look forward to whatever you discover about the Baird family. (Since his wife Mary was from Michigan, makes since he may have gone back there after her death to take care of family business or perhaps live with family still there.)
Added by Valarie Vine on Oct 30, 2016 2:38 PM
Valarie Vine
Omar Allen Baird (buried at East Lawn in California)
David,
Thanks for your inquiry. I checked a couple of items including the California Digital Newspaper Collection(free on the internet) and discovered an obit for his wife Mary J. Baird - died in 1908, a year before Omar. They are both buried at East Lawn, Sacramento and I linked them. They had a son Casper Baird who died as a teenager (in Glenn County) and on his marker it says "Son of O.A. and M.J. Baird". The family is also noted in the 1880 U.S. census (in Colusa, CA). So............does not appear to be your Homer Baird. Hope this helps.
Added by Valarie Vine on Oct 29, 2016 2:57 PM
Jim Davenport
RE: Davenport
Hi David, Thanks for writing. I don't know if we 'tie together' way back when or not. Theough our ancestors were kind of in the same local at times. I haven't run across any of the names you mentioned.

Jim Davenport
Added by Jim Davenport on Oct 28, 2016 5:31 AM
Row Walker
Margaret Mitcham Downey
Find A Grave Memorial# 23621469. Thanks for the SAC. I probably should try and enhance more decedents at her burial location. I have received occasional SACs and Edits for them but all were apparently intestate and I've not the time to access county records.
Added by Row Walker on Jul 24, 2016 12:42 PM
Anne Cady
RE: Pvt Ralph G Creighton
My email address was shown on my member page where you left your message, and you could always send the info using the edit tab as well. Either way, the obit for Ralph was easy to find so I added it. I also linked him to his mother, but do not see his father on find-a-grave. If you know where the father is buried, please add that link to Ralph using the edit tab.
Added by Anne Cady on Jul 14, 2016 2:20 PM
Jan Zewari
Capt. William D. Sering
David,

Thanks for posting your salute to Capt. William D. Sering and the link to the Civil War letters written by Andrew F. Davis. Capt. Sering was a distant cousin of mine and with much interest I read all the letters written by Andrew F. Davis and was of course delighted to see mention of him. Had it not been for your post to his Find A Grave memorial, I would have never known. Thank you so much!

Jan Zewari
Added by Jan Zewari on Nov 06, 2015 12:55 PM
Eric Lowman
RE: Alfred D Owen
You may be correct, but one thing bothers me. The Alfred D. Owen that was in the 15th Indiana was from Union County, Indiana, which is on the complete other side of the state than New Harmony is. If you can get me conclusive evidence that it is the same person I will be more than happy to add his service in the 15th to his page.
Thanks,
Eric
Added by Eric Lowman on Oct 01, 2015 5:59 PM
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