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Big Ern (#46620889)
 member for 12 years, 4 months, 19 days
Harold Kynett
Thank you SO much for helping the work here to continue! :-)

Added by ProgBase on Oct 16, 2016 4:29 PM

Edward Toy's memorials
I was saddened to read that Edward Toy had passed. He had created Find A Grave memorials for my 3xs Great Grandparents and one of their daughters in the Eden Valley Cemetery, Eden, NY. His work was appreciated very much.

I discovered his passing as I was in process of requesting that he transfer these 3 ancestors to me. Are you now managing Mr. Toy's work? If so,
would you, please, transfer the following to me?
Augustus Bentley #73326341
Thankful Bentley #73326306
Betsey Bentley #73326381

If you do not manage these, do you know how I request a transfer?
Thank You, Cathy Zabel #47750547

Added by CZabel on Oct 12, 2016 8:55 PM

Thank you for the transfer. It is deeply appreciated.

Added by NotYourTime on Oct 10, 2016 9:50 PM

RE: Eleanor Ashton Dewees Ward
Thanks so much! :)

Added by S.R.F. on Sep 21, 2016 6:10 PM

Eleanor Ashton Dewees Ward

I SAW that listing, and I ignored it because I thought it was about someone else (Grant?) Anyway, I am glad you figured it out! I don't think there is supposed to be a third "e" at the end of DEWEES. DEWEES is how I got it for her and for her daughter. Thank you so much for creating the memorial.

Added by S.R.F. on Sep 21, 2016 5:03 PM

Shawn Juliano-Foresta
RE: Joseph Juliano
You rock, thank you...Big time!

Added by Shawn Juliano-Foresta on Sep 20, 2016 8:45 PM

Shawn Juliano-Foresta
RE: Joseph Juliano
You're the best! I would love to see the death certificate. We didn't think we were related because of the dob and the wife. My great grandmothers new husband died before I was born so it's hard to get family input. Thanks again

Added by Shawn Juliano-Foresta on Sep 15, 2016 3:21 PM

RE: Phillip Alexander

Hopefully this will help :-)

Added by Rachel on Sep 11, 2016 8:05 AM

RE: Phillip Alexander
He wasn't in the war. Philip (my grandmother's father...she's still alive-Rachel) is the next to the youngest son of Patsy Alexander. His wife, Mayme Alexander is also laid to rest at Eastern. He is also the great uncle to Muhammad Ali. Cashus Clay, his (Ali's) father is the grandson to Patsy Alexander.

Added by Rachel on Sep 11, 2016 7:30 AM

thank you

Added by Laurie on Aug 29, 2016 4:44 AM

Sandi Gill
The Kanes
I see that you sponsored Norman Kane's memorial. Are you family? I would be glad to transfer the memorial to you, as I am not family and like to see family managing memorials.

I took a new photo of Michal's memorial and can add to or replace the current photo. I tried to take a photo of the Book Barn but the day was too leafy (!) and the camera was not up to unsophisticated to get details.

I live down Shenkel a piece and visited the Book Barn years ago. today, as you know, the property has changed hands but is maintained beautifully. I believe they're restoring the home as well.


Added by Sandi Gill on Aug 29, 2016 1:58 AM

Pasadena Girl
RE: Marvin J Besteman
No worries...the bio I have is short for Marvin J Besteman.

Mr. Besteman attended the University of MI where he played hockey for a short time. He married his wife Ruth in 1958 and had four children. Their son William passed away only days after his birth. He made his living as a bank president and then retired to Florida for the winter months. He is a published author "My Journey to Heaven, with Lorilee Cracker. A story of a near death experience he had in 2912. He enjoyed golfing and travel.

This is about all I know, so I'll leave it up to you how much you want to add.


Added by Pasadena Girl on Aug 03, 2016 9:23 PM

Linda Davis
RE: Donald Ross
I think that he was cremated at that cemetery, but obviously the ashes aren't there.

Reply: I agree with that thinking.

Added by Linda Davis on Aug 01, 2016 6:14 PM

Pasadena Girl
Marvin J Besteman
I would love to take over the management of Marvin's memorial such as adding a short biography. Would you be willing to transfer it to me? Or I would be happy to send you a short bio. so you could add it yourself if you so desire.

Thank You,

Pasadena Girl

Added by Pasadena Girl on Aug 01, 2016 12:54 PM

Linda Davis
RE: Donald Ross
I have submitted a bio for his brother Alex too.

There were 3 memorials for Alex. A Bu, this cemetery one in Miami and one stating he was cremated with ashes scattered on a golf in MI. The 3 memorials were merged into the cemetery memorial with the bio from the cremated memorial.

Last week I phoned the cemetery in Miami and yes, there is an Alexander M. Ross but the dates are wrong.

Theirs was born in the 1890's and died in 1958 so I don't believe that the golfer is buried in Miami.

Added by Linda Davis on Aug 01, 2016 7:06 AM

Linda Davis
Donald Ross
Just letting you know that Donald Ross Find A Grave Memorial# 55448988 was made today a Famous Memorial with the bio I submitted. Please rank the memorial.

Added by Linda Davis on Jul 31, 2016 12:39 PM

Scott E Dunfee
Walter C. Withrow #66944902
Big Ern,

There is another memorial for Walter Clarence Withrow that is married to Norma LaVerne Cusick in Oak Grove Cemetery with a monument (Find A Grave Memorial# 159256282). Not sure if you want/need to delete your Walter C. Withrow.


Scott E. Dunfee

Added by Scott E Dunfee on Jul 18, 2016 12:43 PM

M W Bencal
William Horwitz, Jr # 136378351
Thank you for making the edits to William Horwitz, Jr's memorial. I had gone back to add a few things on my family tree for his granddaughter this past week, and ended up spending days on Mr. Howritz. Interesting journey.

Thank you again for making the edits.

God Bless,
W M Bencal

Added by M W Bencal on Jun 11, 2016 6:11 PM

Sandra Walczak
RE: Frank Keller
You're welcome.

Added by Sandra Walczak on May 24, 2016 7:52 AM

Brian Joseph Velazquez
Hello Big Ern
My Second Cousin Herman Edward Robinson have pic face on Yahoo

Added by Brian Joseph Velazquez on May 22, 2016 7:38 PM

RE: Joseph Juliano
Do not bother to request a photo, I have been there and there is no marker on the grave.
Thanks for your response

Added by Tina on May 16, 2016 5:23 AM

Joseph Juliano
Regarding entry number 118300206 Joseph Juliano.

I'm curious to know why you declined the edit regarding Joseph's full name. His name was Nicholas Joseph Juliano (Giuliano) They called him "Little Joe" because he had a cousin Joseph Juliano whom they called "Big Joe". Big Joe was my great uncle and Little Joe would be a first cousin 2x removed. There are a few articles written about the Reid Ice cream robbery and also about the history of Ward 1 in Newark including the infamous Aqueduct Alley where both big and little Joe lived.
I would respectfully ask to reconsider and update him to his full name.
Thank You


Added by Tina on May 15, 2016 11:38 AM

Priscilla Elledge
RE: Detweiler memorials
So, Rebecca Bowen was your great grandmother? My tree "grows" from Peter Charles Detweiler and Luzetta Rebecca Horn. How cool is that?! Their daughter, Lulu Horn, married James Goethe. Their son, James Hamilton Goethe, was my father (he died in 1991)~ From whom are you descended?

Thank you so very much for letting me know! This is so cool . . . you've made my day! I'm not great determining relationships, but I think we're second cousins (?) since we share the same great grandfather. Because we have different great grandmothers, I'm sure there's some terminology to denote that. I've seen your name many, many times as a contributor, but would never have dreamed that you were part of my family

Hope you have a great day ~

Added by Priscilla Elledge on Apr 17, 2016 6:07 AM

Priscilla Elledge
RE: Detweiler memorials
Thank YOU so very much for creating them! They are my great-grandparents.

Added by Priscilla Elledge on Apr 16, 2016 6:17 PM

John P Vickery IV
Peter Andreas Olsen (Aursnes) Aurness
# 49758463, Howdy we have a terrific profile for him here:

Added by John P Vickery IV on Apr 01, 2016 7:03 PM


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