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RE: Rotherham Tomb in St. Roch, NOLA
Hi, I actually do not know anything about the Trapps or Gaynors. The Rotherhams are one of my lines. I know that there are still Rotherhams living in the New Orleans area, I was communicating with a distant cousin who lives in the area for a bit.

Good luck with your search!
Added by MichelleW on Nov 18, 2015 1:46 PM
Mike & Bushy Hartman
RE: Rotherham/Gaynor/Byrnes families info
If you put in the google search engine
Genweb Orleans Parish archives you will find the old web page with the list of cemeteries on it. Click on St. Roch and it will bring you to a page with interment records, and burial cards also map of the cemetery. A group of people did a lot of work to transcribe all this to the web but sadly it is hard to search. So after my husband and I photographed the entire cemetery I am going photo by photo finding the burial card (their pretty much in order with the photos of course) and I create the memorials of people who are not listed on the vaults or tombs but are buried there along with those of course who are listed. The burial card shows who is buried in that vault or tomb and the date they were buried on although after looking up some of the older death records to compare to the burial dates many are the same dates so either they really put them in the vaults quick after death or it was a way to just track when they were buried using the death date. Many times the burial card also has age so you can figure out when they were born but if they do not I go then to the interment records which show the same information and get the age at death from there. Each source (burial cards b/c or interment records i/r) have errors so I try to check any thing that looks odd or if there are two versions of spelling and check death records or birth records if I have them to try and get the spelling close to what the person might of used themselves. I have been working on this a couple of months now off and on so have to stop the individual researching (my favorite part of this work) and just post the photos and create the memorials. I am not from here and will be here at least another six months so I am trying to get as much done as I can. If I get the photos all up on this cemetery, take any retakes that are needed, then I can move to Cem#2 next and see if we can photograph all of that one and get it up on the web. I can work on the researching and further expanding on the memorials even if I move away but the photos are the most important thing right now while I am living here.
So with that I wish you well and hope you find more on your family they have so many records here in NOLA, much more than other places I have lived you are very lucky. I don't know if you live in NOLA but maybe a trip to the library or archives might be worth while and let those professionals guide you in what records may be of use to you. I would look for yearbooks or any clubs they were members of for photos. Also contact any other researchers who are working on your lines they may have photos from family gatherings or letters you never know.
Take care
Bushy Hartman
Added by Mike & Bushy Hartman on May 14, 2013 5:38 AM
Mike & Bushy Hartman
Rotherham/Gaynor/Byrnes families info
On the burial card for this tomb are the following people:
Julia Gaynor Trapp 6 Jul 1956, aged 64 years
Edna Gaynor 23 Jul 1960, aged 73 years
Margaret Westerfield 6 Jul 1963, aged 50 years
Nelson Trapp 13 Feb 1964, aged 48 years
Henry Brewer 2 Feb 1965, aged 76 years
Margaret Agnes Rotherham 13 Dec 1972, aged 91 years
Theresa Rotherham 8 Sep 1973, aged 85 years
Ferdinand H Rotherham 29 Jan 1975, aged 66 years.
Henry Benjamin Rotherham 17 Jul 1982, aged 98 years
Lionel Rotherham 22 Jan 1988, aged 78 years
Margaret Rotherham 16 Feb 1990, aged 88 years
James J Rotherham 29 Dec 1907, aged 24 years
Thomas J Byrnes 30 Nov 1908, aged 69 years
Josephine Ritter 20 Apr 1913, aged 45 years
James Gaynor Rotherham 3 Feb 1918, aged 3 months
Robert Rotherham 23 Aug 1919, aged 1 year
Mary Byrnes 18 May 1920, aged 78 years
Armistie ann Rotherham 18 Mar 1921, aged 4 days
Jacob B Pratt 20 Aug 1921, aged 38 y 10 m
Edward Rotherham 25 Jun 1923, aged 34 years
Robert M Rotherham 9 Jan 1928, aged 39 years
Betty Rose Rotherham 4 Jun 1930, aged 2 years
Mrs Julia D Rotherham 15 Oct 1933, aged 72 years
Mrs. Agnes Byrnes Gaynor 21 Apr 1934, aged 59 years
Henry D Rotherham 16 Jan 1937, aged 78 years
Edward W Gaynor 12 Feb 1944, aged 68 years

There is a FREE web site the state has it has indexes for birth, death, marriage but limited which can aid you in your research. You might also consider contacting the memorial owner she may have more information on the family. There is also another free web site

Also if I have the memorial I put if the person is listed on the front of the vault/tomb or not but I could not do it for your family since I did not create the memorial but no your family is not listed on the front of the tomb if they were I would of taken a close up so you could read it.
That is all I have and hope this helps you.
Good luck
Added by Mike & Bushy Hartman on May 13, 2013 5:28 AM
Mike & Bushy Hartman
RE: Photo o grave for Julia Gaynor Trapp
Hi if you put the names in to find a grave search you will see all their memorials but someone else already made them so i cannot post to them except photos. I did post the photos and put a caption under each photo like burial date and age at death. Her brother nelson also is buried on the same vault.
Added by Mike & Bushy Hartman on May 12, 2013 5:34 PM
Mike & Bushy Hartman
Julia Gaynor Trapp
Just posted a photo of the tomb to her memorial on Find A Grave if you would like to download it.
Bushy Hartman
Added by Mike & Bushy Hartman on May 11, 2013 5:36 PM

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