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Walela (#47310007)
 member for 6 years, 9 months
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Bio Photo I started researching my family's history after my mother, Welaunee Pittman Brooks, passed away in 2006. My mother was always interested in genealogy but unfortunately she did not have much success in her research. I wish that she were still here so that I could show her all the amazing things that I have found out about our family's heritage.
At this point in time I am only creating and managing memorials for family members. I would prefer not to transfer memorials but I will consider a request from an immediate family member. I am happy to hear from anyone who thinks they may be related to me, and I will be happy to add additional information as well as family links for memorials.
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 • 90 Memorials Added
 • 107 Memorials Managed
 • 43 Photos
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Barbara VanHaagen
RE: I have a question I hope you can help me with
James Oliver Sharps's parents are James Frank Sharp born Sept, 1854 in Black River AR. died about 1920
married Rebecca E. ? born Feb, 1862 Tx died Augt, 14, 1943 buried in Onley, Tx.

I found someone online that I hope will be of help with linking the Sharp family together.
Thank you, Barbara
Added by Barbara VanHaagen on Jun 10, 2016 5:23 PM
Barbara VanHaagen
RE: I have a question I hope you can help me with
Thank you for replying, I have found James Sharp's parents and have put them in ancestry. I got a hint of where he had to sign up for World War One draft and he states he was born in Texas 1886 using she daughter as a point of contact.
I will change the memorial asap.
Added by Barbara VanHaagen on Jun 02, 2016 3:36 PM
Barbara VanHaagen
I have a question I hope you can help me with
My great grandfather James Sharp memorial # 108330442
you had transferred his memorial to me. On the memorial it had his mother and fathers name on it, I don't know who put it on the memorial but I am doing my family genealogy and the names of his father and mother may not be right. Do you know who put the names on his memorial? Hoping you can be of help
Thank you, Barbara
Added by Barbara VanHaagen on Jun 02, 2016 6:52 AM
Jan McKee
RE: Memorial #143954744
You are more than welcome.
Added by Jan McKee on Mar 30, 2016 1:05 PM
Bob & Bonnie McEver
Files Valley Cemetery
This relates to the status of the cemetery in Files Valley, TX. In the 1970s, a board was established to oversee maintenance of the cemetery. All of the board members are now deceased. In order to insure some level of maintenance going forward, a new board should be established. A meeting seems necessary to reestablish the board and the first group to make contact with, before going to the general population of the community, in my opinion, should be those FindAGrave Contributors who have shown an interest and demonstrated some effort to preserve the memory of those interred there. If you have experience in managing small cemeteries and/or the interest to participate in this process, please contact me via email at

Regards and thanks for all your work for FindAGrave.
Robert McEver
Added by Bob & Bonnie McEver on Oct 18, 2014 4:29 PM
David Laughtin
RE: Photo for memorial #89293434
The plastic flowers to the left of Frank's Niche actually placed on the niche to the left of his. His flower receptacle mount is in the lower right of his niche.
Best Wishes,
Added by David Laughtin on Oct 02, 2014 9:29 PM
Chinn-Rose Hills
You're Welcome, I wrote in the caption his grave is. unmarked, it's easy to miss the captions but that is reason for the distance shot to show there is no marker next to her's.
Added by Nmak on Oct 11, 2013 11:50 AM
about Alta May McMasters
Hi, my name is Julie Evans, my grandmother was Jewel Atchison McMasters, her mother was Alta May McMasters. I see some information here about my great grandmother and was wondering how you came across is and what relation you might be to her? My email addy is on my Grandmothers find a grave site. My mom always told us of the story her mom told her about Alta May.
Added by Julie on Apr 27, 2013 3:41 PM
P Jones
RE: Alta
Thanks for the reply. Yes, I know about our Missouri Death Certificates online and I use them all the time. It is a wondeful resource I wish other states would adopt!
Added by P Jones on Sep 19, 2012 7:40 PM
P Jones
I sent the newpaper article to your e-mail Sept 17, thought I'd make sure it came through ok.
Added by P Jones on Sep 19, 2012 3:59 PM
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