Clay

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7 years · 5 months · 5 days
Find A Grave ID
47809731

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Please send all edit and transfer requests via the Suggest Edits tab on the memorial. Especially for the "Suggest Other Changes", this provides me with the proper links to the memorial and to your profile page. For factual edits (name, dates, location, plot), use the designated entry boxes. This minimizes introduction of errors and is much faster.

Retired computer software developer and manager in the Aerospace/Defense industry. Now almost full time genealogy researcher.

For Find A Grave, I primarily take photos for Sunnyside Cemetery (Willow Street, Long Beach, California) and Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach). In December 2015, a photo survey at Sunnyside was completed and photos of all legible markers posted on Find A Grave.

Please note that Los Angeles area death certificates and obituaries may refer to ‘Sunnyside Cemetery', ‘Sunnyside Mausoleum', ‘Sunnyside Memorial Park', or to 'Sunnyside Crematory'. Only the first refers to the cemetery on Willow Street. Sunnyside Mausoleum, Sunnyside Memorial Park, and Sunnyside Crematory are part of what is now Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach) located at San Antonio Drive and Cherry Avenue (about 4 miles northeast of Sunnyside Cemetery). The similar and confusing names are due to the history of Long Beach and are documented in a blog (and book) by a respected Long Beach historian:

http://historiclongbeach.blogspot.com/2013/01/

The similar names continue to cause confusion to this day. If you have access to a death certificate or obituary that states either ‘Sunnyside Mausoleum' or ‘Sunnyside Memorial Park' and the F-A-G memorial states Sunnyside Cemetery, the burial location in the memorial should be edited to "Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach)". If the DC or obit states Sunnyside Crematory, the burial location should be 'Cremated' unless additional research provides an actual interment location. To change the cemetery on a memorial, click on the 'Edit" tab, scroll down (if needed) to the 'Burial' entry and click on "Change Burial Details" tab.

Any photo I have posted to Find A Grave may be freely used for non-commercial purposes with attribution.

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