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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 13 years, 8 months, 25 days
Terry Foenander
John Richard Hunt.
Russ, could you add some, or all of the following data that I have, in my biography of Hunt, to your entry, please:

John Richard Hunt, born at Warwickshire, England, June, 1833 (his death certificate, however, shows place of birth as Dublin, Ireland); enlisted for nine months service, on September 3, 1862 (the New Jersey rosters, however, show his enrolment date as August 30, 1862), in company E, 30th New Jersey Infantry; discharged as a corporal on June 27, 1863; died in Sydney, August 28, 1911, and is buried at Rookwood; John's first marriage was to Eleanor Blue Hudnut, at Sommerville, Somerset County, New Jersey, on March 9, 1882; although he did not marry Eleanor until 1882, the United States census of 1880 shows that John was already living, as a butcher and farmer, in 1880, with 61 year old Eleanor, and her daughter, Temperance R. Hall, at Somerville, New Jersey; Eleanor died of pneumonia, at Bridgewater township, Somerset County, New Jersey, on March 3, 1883; a short note, in a Sydney newspaper in March, 1885, indicated that John was already a resident of Sydney, by that time, as he was assaulted, and the perpetrator was sentenced in a Sydney court; second marriage was to Ione Helen Townsend, at Rooty Hill, New South Wales, on April 20, 1886; there were two children from the second marriage Walter, born in November, 1886, and Florrie, born in July, 1891; John held the occupations, in Sydney, of builder and carpenter; suffered, in his later years, from rheumatism, which he attributed to the hardships of campaigning during the Civil War; died of arteries sclerosis andcardiac dilatation, at the Rookwood Asylum, Sydney, on August 28, 1911; buried at the Rookwood Cemetery.

[Civil War Veterans in Australia,compiled by Mrs. Virginia Crocker, and published 2000; Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, volume 1, page 928; 1880 U.S. Census; Sydney Morning Herald (New South Wales) dated Friday 6 March, 1885, page 4; Pension file of John Richard Hunt; death certificate of John Richard Hunt.]

Terry (in Australia)

Added by Terry Foenander on May 12, 2014 3:50 PM

Amy Bock
Blyth Wright
I saw you'd taken a picture of the cemetery Blyth Wright is buried at, Mt. Moriah... do you by any chance have a picture of the grave itself? I would really appreciate one. Thank you.


Added by Amy Bock on May 07, 2014 1:13 PM

Hello I was wondering if you could transfer myy fathers# 35097589 grave to me..I have been waiting months for a response from the person who is listed as inactive

Added by Marielena(Bowen)Hearn on May 04, 2014 4:05 PM

Alex Bogue
Etoy Bogue Walker
She was my great-aunt and the lady who put her name up died. Would you transfer her and her husband to my ownership?

Added by Alex Bogue on Apr 30, 2014 9:02 PM

steve knox
John Stow
Hi Russ, John Stow is my Great Great Grandfather. John is a Civil War veteran. John enlisted with the 2nd New Jersey Cavalry Volunteers Co.K, on August 2nd, 1863. John was discharged from service, with the 3rd New Jersey Cavalry Co. C, on Nov 1st, Vicksburg, Mis. This information is from John's discharge paper of which I have. John was born in Salem Co.New Jersey on Dec. 25, 1846 and died on Jan. 29, 1912. The Find A Grave memorial # 10789364. John's wife was Martha Butler Stow. Born Feb.16, 1869, and died Nov. 17, 1917. If you need any more information as to his children's names please contact me at, Thank you Russ, Steve

Added by steve knox on Apr 30, 2014 10:43 AM

Dan Oh
F. B. Speakman
As this is a famous entry, I had to send the following to the file administrator for inclusion. I thought I'd give you the details in case they don't post it. Not related.

I would like you to incorporate the following in the bio section to this entry:

Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa

September 10, 1900

Col. F. B. Speakman

A correspondent at Coatesville sends the following: The reaper Death has made another raid on our town, and this time he has gathered in our good citizen, Col. F. B. Speakman. Mr. Speakman was born in 1833, and after obtaining a good education he entered business and afterward married Miss Annie Spangler, of Lancaster. He kept store at Rosenvick, Pa., for some time, moving from there to New Bloomfield Perry County, where he conducted a hotel. In 1867 he came to Coatesville and purchased the hotel which he named the Speakman House. This hotel has always been a model one in every respect, and the management always reflected great credit on Mr. Speakman.

During the Civil War he served as Colonel of the 133d Pa. Vol. Infantry, with the body of troops he fought bravely at Fredericksburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville and other important battles, receiving praise from the higher officials for his bravery.

He has always been a prominent man in the history of our town, serving for many years in the capacity of its Treasurer and performing other duties in that same methodical way which is always bound to bring good results.

It was through his help that Goddard Lodge, No. 383, F. & A. M.; Coatesville Royal Arch Chapter No 267, and Continental Commandery No.55, Knights Templar, were constituted, and of all three organizations he was the first executive officer. Through his efforts Brandywine Post, No. 54, G.A.R., was also organized, and about one year ago there was a Sons of Veterans Camp organized by him and named for him in this place.

He leaves a wife and three children: Charles N., who is manager of the hotel; Frederick W., employed in the testing room of Lukens Iron and Steel Company, and Ida, married to John A. Coyle, Esq., of Lancaster.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.


September 11, 1900

SPEAKMAN- In Coatesville, on Sunday, September 9th, Franklin Baily Speakman, in the 68th year of his age.

Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend the funeral without further notice from his late residence, in Coatesville, on Wednesday, September 12th at 2:30 o'clock.


September 12, 1900

A great number of friends attended the funeral of Colonel Franklin Baily Speakman, at the Speakman House, Coatesville, this afternoon. He had been for many years a landlord and in addition to this was prominent as a soldier, a politician and a secret society man. He was President of the Chester County Veterans' Association, which included all the old soldiers in this section and many were present.

He was prominent in politics, and a warm friend of Colonel M. S. Quay. Efforts were made last evening to notify Colonel Quay in order that he might attend, but up to noon to-day no assurance had been received that he could be present.

Services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Wilde, rector of the Church of the Trinity, and Rev. Thomas J. Garland, of Bristol, Bucks county, a former rector in Coatesville. The bearers were Charles Greenwood, August Breuninger, Frank Bentley, Harvey Nields, Max Steinwachs, James Greenwood, John M. Entriken, Ellis Doan, W. A.P. Thompson and Frank Smith.

Beautiful floral emblems in great number were contributed by loving friends and by organizations to which the Colonel belonged. Among these were a compass and square from Goddard Lodge, No 383, F.&.A.M., a keystone from Coatesville Royal Arch Chapter No. 267; a pillow from Brandywine Post 54, G.A.R., a flag bearing the words "Our President," from the Chester County Veteran Association; a harp from F. A. Poth, Philadelphia; a wreath from the Loyal Legion Philadelphia; and a design from Col. F. B. Speakman Camp, Sons of Veterans.

The two Masonic Lodges of Coatesville and Brandywine Post, No 54, G. A. R. attended in a body.

Two captains who had served under Colonel Speakman during the Rebellion were present. They were Dr. Johnson of Claysville, and Captain David Davis, Jr., of Allegheny City.

From West Chester a delegation left at 11:54, including Postmaster Harry G. Smith, Prothonotary O.F. Groff, Recorder Oscar E. Thomson, Chairman H. Morgan Ruth, of the Chester County Republican Committee: J. Frank E. Hause, Esq., and Captain Thomas W. Taylor.

Food inspector Robert M. Simmers, of Schuylkill, left this morning for Coatesville, accompanied by several of the Grand Army Men.

Added by Dan Oh on Apr 26, 2014 2:14 PM

Joan Frum Marshall
RE: Lt. Edward Marshall in Laurel Hill
Yes- he is a cousin and I have an uncle (James Marshall) who is 87 years old and more closely related than I am. I'm finding these people for him.

Joan Marshall

Added by Joan Frum Marshall on Apr 24, 2014 1:38 PM

Roberta Cyr
John Cantius Garand
I've been in touch with Mr. Garand's great niece and located his grave today at Hillcrest Park Cemetery for her. I've added photos of the flat marker and the dedicated bench in honor of this great inventor of the M1 Rifle. John was born in St. Remi, Quebec, Canada and died in Springfield, Hampden, MA. USA, husband of Nellie R. (maiden name unknown) Garand.
According to the WWII Draft Registration Cards for Apr. 26, 1942, John was 5 ft 7 in. 157 lbs. He & Nellie left two children, Richard M. and Janice K. Garand.
Last Residence was 25 Wilton St., Springfield, MA 01109.

Added by Roberta Cyr on Apr 22, 2014 1:46 PM


My sincere thanks for you help in aiding me to have the Hargrave (Hargraves) Cemetery updated. There are still a few things to work out and I am wondering if there is any one person to contact. The original creator is deceased and I would like to maintain the memorials that they created and I would also like to tweak my edit for the descrption.

I am seeking your help due to your interest in Civil War memorials and of course, your Chuck Taylors! :)

Your help is appreciated!

Added by Margaret on Apr 16, 2014 4:54 PM

Patricia A. Maloney
E-mail for Request

Hi Russ,

Just sent you an e-mail for a request for 3 new Italian places to be added to the Birth & Death on the memorial pages.


Added by Patricia A. Maloney on Apr 14, 2014 3:26 AM

Famous Graves With Unknown Burial
I've noticed many famous graves in the 2014 yearly necrologies have Unknown for the final resting place. How can this be allowed isn't the point of "Find a Grave" to locate their grave or find out if they have been cremated ? I think it's unacceptable and you shouldn't allow people to post famous memorials unless they have all the facts.. Just my opinion...

Added by jaag76az on Apr 13, 2014 12:36 AM

Nancy Cassada Nelson
George Dickson, Bordentown
Hi Russ

You have a typo in the death of George Dickson, #11048952, in Bordentown Cemetery. You say he died in 1932, it was actually 1902. His obit is in the Bordentown Register.

Thank you for all your work


Added by Nancy Cassada Nelson on Apr 10, 2014 12:51 PM

Wayne Hamm/Inactive Member
I'm not sure if there is a way for Find A Grave to take over the memorials that Wayne Hamm has created. He has not been active for a long time and I have been having to go through the editor at Find a Grave to get corrections made to the memorials he has messed up which is very time consuming and sometimes impossible. It seems he just added from obits. and didn't put birth dates. Getting connections added for family memebers has been difficult. Any help you can give on that?

Added by wwy on Apr 10, 2014 9:51 AM

Diane Williams Livingston
password change
I am unable to change my password. Please advise. thanks

Added by Diane Williams Livingston on Apr 09, 2014 10:28 AM

J L Bryant
Capatin Dorastus B. Logan - bio notes
Dear Mr. Dodge,
Would you please edit the bio section a bit to revise that the cenotaph is in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Succasunna, and not in the First Presbyterian Churchyard, Morristown, New Jersey, as is currently in the DBL bio writeup.

Note that I propose this edit, however, based on this [ ] cemetery listing and this F-a-G memorial [ ], not from personal firsthand knowledge.

If I'm incorrect in trying to sort this out for Capt. Logan, please feel free to revise accordingly, but I would ask that this slight inconsistency between Mr. Macnamara's memorial and these (your) DBL bio note gets resolved.

Thanks for Capt. Logan's memorial!! and for all your Find-a-Grave work !
Yours, Jeff Bryant

Added by J L Bryant on Apr 04, 2014 9:09 AM

L Chavez
Need Help!!!!!!!!!!1
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Joyce Escue Culver
Record added: Oct 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99379161


I need help for the information below to be added to Robert James Royba Memoria # 99379161
Please add obituary below
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Joyce Escue Culver
Record added: Oct 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99379161

Robert James Roybal
October 23, 1946 - April 5, 2009
Parker, Colorado
Robert James Roybal, 62, of Parker CO passed away the morning of April 5th, 2009. He was born Oct. 23, 1946. Raised in NM he moved his family to CO in 1982. He is survived by wife Karen Roybal, sons Scott, Eric, and Aaron. He also leaves behind grandchildren Amber, Christian, Tiara and Lexi, Sisters Mary Kay Gallegos, Carmen Roybal and his mother Emma. Memorial services are planned for Robert on Friday April 10th at 10am at Horan & McConaty in Aurora CO.

Added by L Chavez on Apr 02, 2014 12:38 PM

L Chavez
Need Help!!!!!!!!!!1
John Benson was maintained by Donzas who passed away. I need information added to John A Benson (7808003) and was wondering if you could help me.

NMFireHorse (View posts)
Posted: 8 Dec 2003 9:03PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Albuquerque Journal - August 30, 2003

John A. Benson, 56, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2003. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m.,Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at Church of the Holy Cross, 8311 West 93rd Street, Overland Park, KS. Friends may call from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, September 1, 2003, at the Church; a Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. In John's memory, contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio, 44720. Contributions can also be made by calling 1-800-diabetes or by visiting John was born December 19, 1946, in Philadelphia, PA, to John Andrew and Bernadette Claire Benson. At 9 years old, John moved from Philadelphia to Albuquerque, New Mexico. After graduating from high school in Albuquerque, John joined the United States Army. John became a veteran of the Army, serving in military intelligence. In 1972, he received his bachelor's degree in sociology from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, Iowa. He later received a master's degree in public administration from Webster University. He began working for the United States government in the Washington, D.C. area in 1972 as a contract reality specialist. John eventually made Overland Park, KS, his home and continued to work for the United States government in the General Services Administration (GSA). John enriched the lives of everyone who knew him and wanted nothing more than to make the people around him happy. John was a selfless man whose number one priority in life was providing for and loving his family. John was hardworking, generous, devoted, patient, fun-loving, kind, and an avid storyteller. John made friends everywhere he went, telling silly jokes and funny stories. With his white beard and big smile, it was easy to mistake John for Santa Clause himself. He was also a devoted Catholic, serving as both a eucharistic minister and lector at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Overland Park, KS. John was preceded in death by his father, Jack Benson. Survivors include his loving wife of 33 years, Joann Benson, and his three daughters, Lori Delorit and husband Aaron of the Kansas City area, Lisa Determan and husband Scott of Phoenix, AZ, and Amy Benson of San Diego, CA. He is also survived by his mother, Bernadette Benson of Overland Park, KS, his brother, Paul Benson and wife Sue and daughter Sarah, his mother-in-law, Luella Goodnow of Sioux City, IA, his sister-in-law, Kathy Armbright of Sioux City, IA, and his niece, Meghan Armbright of North Sioux City, SD. Arrangements: McGilley & Hoge Chapel 8024 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS. 66204 (913) 642-3565.

Added by L Chavez on Apr 02, 2014 12:19 PM

Jack Davison
Laurel Hill,CAPT "MAC'McClure, USN
I did submit a brief bio based on his sketchy obit in Shipmate, the USNA alumni magazine. He was my Dad's 1929 classmate and fellow Naval Aviator, but not one of those I knew growing up. Did you get it? Isee that you accepted my submission regarding his name, and will try to post hisLucky Bag photo and an abstract of his entry ( those are composed by roommates, so I will not change any part if I find it.

Added by Jack Davison on Apr 01, 2014 7:16 AM

Jack Davison
My forebears there in Laurel Hill
Here in Virginia people ask, "Who was your mother?" My cousin Walton van Winkle tells me the important question in Philadelphia is, "Where is your family buried?" Apart from the progenitor, my thrice great-grandfather Dr John A Monges who is in Christ Church Burial Ground, his line for several generations as well as his contemporary, also my thrice-great grandfather Joseph Tagert, his daughters, and many collateral relatives are there in Laurel Hill, where Walton has taken me to visit them. Lovely spot, with many interesting graves and mausoleums.

Added by Jack Davison on Mar 31, 2014 3:35 PM

IMPORTANT: FAG Administration
I've sent you a private email. Please take a look and respond to my private email. I really appreciate it!

Added by NancyP on Mar 27, 2014 12:26 PM

Glenn Benner
Lt Thomas G Snyder - 2nd Pa Cav
Hello Russ,
I have been researching my GG-Grandfather`s Civil War unit. 2nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. Looking for the grave of Lt. Thomas G Snyder of Co.F. I know he was mortally wounded Dec. 28, 1862 in a skirmish at Beaver Creek, near Occoquan, Va. and died the next day.
Civil War Headstones Index says a stone was purchased 11/29/1879. The cemetery is listed as "Swedenforgian" with an additional Transcribers note "Angora Station" Philadelphia, (city & county), Pa. Also mentions "in same lot with his two Children"
Do you know if this cemetery still exists? Has it been renamed? Bodies relocated?
Any help/info would be much appreciated!
Thank You and Best Wishes,
Glenn Benner

Added by Glenn Benner on Mar 26, 2014 11:38 PM

RE: Aubert C. Dunn - #8101677

Added by NancyP on Mar 23, 2014 5:24 PM

RE: Aubert C. Dunn - #8101677
Oh that would be great - please link him to his parents:

Charles Winfield Dunn - #74239883
Lizzie Williams Dunn - #74239913

Thank you, Russ!

Added by NancyP on Mar 23, 2014 11:34 AM

Aubert C. Dunn - #8101677
Hey there, Russ.

Aubert is my uncle (his son Winfield, my cousin). If you are serious about transferring ancestors, I'd love to have Uncle Aubert. I have the entire family and would like to link them all.

I'm NancyP, member# 47527102


Added by NancyP on Mar 23, 2014 9:29 AM

Aubert C. Dunn
Hey there, Russ.

Aubert is my uncle (his son Winfield, my cousin). If you are serious about transferring ancestors, I'd love to have Uncle Aubert. I have the entire family and would like to link them all.

I'm NancyP, member# 47527102


Added by NancyP on Mar 23, 2014 9:27 AM


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