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Marian Ritchie (#47547340)
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I enjoy gardening and I am a member of the Mt. Pleasant Iris and Daylily Society of East Texas.
I love photography and use it for both fun and entertainment. Since digital cameras came into use I go crazy with an assortment of subjects. I take tons of photos of my flowers, but I also enjoy photographing birds, horses, almost any form of wildlife, people, but most of all Cemeteries and Tombstones.

I am an Amateur Genealogist with 30 some odd years of research behind me. I took a break of about 5 years and just recently started back up. When I started researching my family lines my mother would get so upset with me. I spent all my free time walking cemeteries, visiting dirty dingy courthouse basements, are just visiting people that I didn't even know to gather old family photos and oral information. Mom always told me I spent more time with dead relatives than I did the live ones.

The day I walked into moms house with not only her mother and father's original marriage license but her grandparents original marriage license is the day that she decided my family research was worth all the hard hours I had put into it. She never complained again and started sharing older stories and folklore with me.

I am a Caregiver by profession and own my own business, Compassion and Grace Services.
I am a Baptist by faith and proclaim Jesus Christ as my savior. He can be yours too!
Hopefully one day my son and daughter will carry on not only my genealogy research for others to enjoy, but my love for the Lord!


The following is a list of cemeteries that I have photographed entirely. The list is in the East Texas area.

Caney Cemetery, Hopkins County.
Hays Cemetery, Winnsboro,Wood County.
Pineview Cemetery, Pineview, Wood County, Texas.
Winnsboro City Cemetery, Wood County.
Currently working on Lee Cemetery Hwy, 37 Wood Co

I have taken some at:
Smyrna, Wood County, Texas.
Harmony, Hopkins County.
Perryville, Wood County.

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Connie McBride Davis
Thank you, Marian - worked this time!
Added by Connie McBride Davis on May 10, 2017 4:09 PM
Connie McBride Davis
RE: Hester Transfer
Somehow the transfer of Mary Hester's memorial did not come through.
Could you try it again?
Added by Connie McBride Davis on May 10, 2017 9:53 AM
RE: Edith Louvine Trousdale
Hi Marian. Yes as luck would have it, I found Billie Isbell Rouse as well and posted her headstone photo to her memorial a couple of weeks ago.

And you're right, it is a very large cemetery.

Happy to help,

Added by debbs1223 on May 09, 2017 3:42 PM
RE: Edith Louvine Trousdale
Thank you so much Marian. The headstone photo has been posted.

Have a wonderful evening,
Added by debbs1223 on May 05, 2017 7:26 PM
Connie McBride Davis
Mary E Hester #73860651
I have found probate records in Wood County for Mary Hester's mother, whom I believed to be Malinda McBride Hester.
The probate records in Wood County appoint James M. McBride (her brother) as executor of her will, which confirms my belief that she was indeed Malinda McBride.
I am wondering if you would be agreeable to transfer the management of the above memorial to me so that I may add some information.
Thank you,
Connie McBride Davis
Member #47281449
Added by Connie McBride Davis on Feb 22, 2017 5:06 PM
Myrna Shirey
RE: M. R. Green
Thanks Marian!
Added by Myrna Shirey on Jan 13, 2017 1:02 PM
Myrna Shirey
M. R. Green
Please transfer from 74381142 M. R. Green to
20568281 Margret Rachel Green Harris.

Added by Myrna Shirey on Dec 30, 2016 7:30 PM
Myrna Shirey
RE: Mrs. Green
Marian, I'm sorry, I don't remember my request. Did I send you anymore information than Mrs. Green?
Added by Myrna Shirey on Dec 30, 2016 7:21 PM
Myrna Shirey
Mrs. M. R. Green
Hi Marian,

could you please move your photo of Mrs. M.R. Green to Margaret Rachel Green. This is the same person. My husband's grandmother. Thanks, Myrna Shirey
Added by Myrna Shirey on Dec 16, 2016 10:34 AM
deanna french
RE: Wood Co. Photo B.F.Perkins
You are very kind. Thank you for sharing!

Deanna French
Added by deanna french on Aug 15, 2016 2:07 PM
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