Jim In Washington

Member for
10 years · 2 months · 24 days
Find A Grave ID
47142497

Bio

I was raised in Monticello, FL, where my parents and siblings currently reside. Following my retirement from the United States Navy (Submarines), I settled in Hansville, WA - which is rural community across the Puget Sound from Seattle. I enjoy seeing Seattle from a distance, but not actually going there. I suppose I'll always be a small town boy at heart.

I have been researching my family roots, off-and-on, for the last 20 years. Find A Grave is a natural outlet for my interests in this area.

With regards to memorials I have posted, I do not want to be guilty of playing a numbers game. If you are a family member I will gladly transfer the memorial to you when I have completed posting information I have researched. I will also transfer memorials to anyone who has adopted a particular cemetery for research and upkeep. For instance, I recently surveyed the Lamont Walker Cemetery and cleaned most of the headstones before I photographed them. Maybe you are interested in doing the same.

Take time to seek out those small forgotten cemeteries. I know, in the southeastern US, most of the African American cemeteries are almost universally over looked. Since the maintenance of these cemeteries is not up to par with the white cemeteries (usually across the fence) many of the headstones will soon be unreadable.

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