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Linda Ellis (#46955879)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 25 days
Dan Phelan
RE: Byrd
Hi Linda, I'm glad you liked the photo of Robert Byrd's name on the Wall of the Missing at Normandy American Cemetery. That photo was taken on June 6, 2014, on the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing. My brother and I were there for the ceremony, and there were many veterans from the landing there for the ceremony. One of those names in that photo had a photo request listed for it, which I fulfilled. I also added the same photo for all the names that showed up in that picture. Words can't describe the feeling of being in Normandy and on the beaches there.
You are very welcome for the picture,
Dan Phelan
Baltimore, MD

Added by Dan Phelan on Aug 19, 2014 6:34 AM

Dawna Westbrook
RE: Bonham's
Did find something that "might" put kink in your records. Found a Daily Herald article where Emile and Ella were visiting his mother. The article stated that Ella was the former "Ella Mae Ferguson". That "could" mean, Thompson was a later married name for her mother. I couldn't find Ella Ferguson or Ella Thompson in the census records.


Added by Dawna Westbrook on Aug 12, 2014 7:28 AM

House of prayer Tabernacle Cemetery
Ann Nash said you gave her the name of the cemetery on Cruthirds road in Vancleave/Biloxi. Is House of prayer Tabernacle Cemetery an old name of the cemetery? Because I was there the other day and it had a sign posted saying it was Cruthirds Road Memorial Gardens.

Added by mom2mine on Aug 11, 2014 4:54 PM

Gail Sylvester
RE: Rebecca
Thanks so much for the info.

Added by Gail Sylvester on Aug 08, 2014 4:23 PM

Ruble Family
I am doing my grandson's genealogy. My son and his mother did not marry. She married a Ruble. You have made my job easy tracing his family. Thank you. Lois

Added by rdsxfan on Jul 27, 2014 4:46 AM

RE: Daniel Stanford Entrekin
Can you contact Pauline and see if is possible that I could get a copy of this Entrekin book?

Added by Andria on Jul 16, 2014 9:59 AM

Daniel Stanford Entrekin

It has been sometime since I communicated with you. I just wanted to let you know that my husband, Kevin Entrekin, myself, and land owner of Entrekin Cemetery in Purvis (Wendell Lee) have been working for sometime now to get a new monument with full civil war credentials to replace broken monument of Daniel Stanford Entrekin. The veteran's association has approved a monument and it should be delivered any day now. I have read this letter many times as others have that Daniel wrote to his Sister N Law Susannah Rice Entrekin regarding the death of Daniel's brother James and other brothers during the civil war. We are hoping to have this original letter, if possible, engraved on a monument and placed in the cemetery where Daniel is buried at. Do you know who has the original letter and how to contact them directly? Is it the Quave family on

Andria Lewis Entrekin

Added by Andria on Jul 16, 2014 9:25 AM

Dorothy Sunday
Otis Wilson
Thanks Linda for the picture and your time.

Added by Dorothy Sunday on Jul 16, 2014 5:41 AM

RE: Magnolia
Could not find anything Linda. Did you try contacting Magnolia?

Added by Terri on Jul 15, 2014 8:51 AM

RE: Davidson obit
Thanks for adding the info and transfer.

Added by gen2003 on Jun 27, 2014 11:29 PM

Bob Higgins
RE: King photos
Your very welcome.

Added by Bob Higgins on Jun 27, 2014 5:46 PM

Beverly Carlisle
RE: Ross
You are so welcome. I've made the same mistake. lol, Beverly

Added by Beverly Carlisle on May 21, 2014 9:50 AM

Mike & Bushy Hartman
RE: Hodges
Hi Linda by all means use the obits I sent them in to be posted but so far few end up showing on the memorials. Happy you can use the photos I am hoping to do the whole cemetery.
Have a great day

Added by Mike & Bushy Hartman on May 20, 2014 12:13 PM

Mike & Bushy Hartman
Calvin Hodges
Hi Linda,
Well this is odd, found Calvin in the NOLA Death Index but this is his obit...

HODGES-On Thursday, Nov. 21, 1912, CALVIN T. HODGES, husband of MAMIE I. DICKSON, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Ocean Springs, Miss
Funeral on arrival of 9:10 a.m., train, Terminal Station, This (Saturday) Morning, Nov. 23, 1912. Interment private.
[Times-Picayune, Sat. 23 Nov 1912, pg 6.]

I don't quite understand but already submitted NOLA as his place of death so will go resubmit it as MS.

Added by Mike & Bushy Hartman on May 20, 2014 7:44 AM

Mike & Bushy Hartman
Hi Linda,
You posted on the Lavinia Hodges memorial 12150532 in Lafayette Cem 1 in New Orleans that she died in NOLA but that is not what her obit says please see following:

HODGES-At Mossy Creek, East Tennessee, on Wednesday, August 6, at 3 o'clock a.m., MRS. L.M. HODGES, widow of the late HENRY HODGES, aged 70 years.
[Times-Picayune, Sun, 10 Aug 1879, pg 6.]

I checked the NOLA Death Index and she was not there. If you would like to change the note you left on her memorial when you have time.
I also just posted photos of the tomb, door is a wee bit hard to read.
Have a great day.

Added by Mike & Bushy Hartman on May 20, 2014 6:30 AM

Gail Sylvester
RE: Links
Thanks Linda. I don't do this often enough to remember all the procedures.


Added by Gail Sylvester on May 14, 2014 1:46 PM

Richard Sheely
RE: Ware
Linda, Thank you for your kind words. It is because of people like you, who appreciate the sacrifices made by the Find A Grave volunteers that many of us continue to do what we love to do. Baldwin County, Alabama is approximately 80 miles long (North to South) and 40 miles wide (East to West), it has a total area in square miles of 2,027. Compare that to the entire state of Rhodes Island, which has a total of 1,545 square miles. We are the largest COUNTY in the state of Alabama. With over 218 recorded cemeteries and about 25 that I am personally working or trying to locate, I put a lot of miles on my old truch on my too few, too infrequent days off. Add in the cost of fuel these days, and one must ask why? But it is for those like you who will thank us.

Now, Wynn Cemetery was founded by John H. Wynn in 1897 in Summerdale, Alabama. I have not been able to determine if the cemetery was ever "officially" named Summerdale, but the Wynn's were some of the original founding families of Summerdale, and remain so today. The cemetery is physically located about 1 mile from the center of the old town, as the crow flies. Sadly the few remaining businesses still in the old town are "Charlies Barber Shop" owned by one of my old Navy friends, Charlie Wright, and the "Summer Scoops Ice Cream Parlor" owned by my friends Mayor David Wilson and his wife Hope. There are a sprinkling of original homes from the 1900 era and the Old Tobacco Warehouse which was built in 1903 when Tobacco was a big crop in south Baldwin County.

I will continue to search for any other leads on your Ware family from here in LA (Lower Alabama), and thanks again for your encouraging support.


Added by Richard Sheely on May 06, 2014 6:04 PM

Frances K
RE: Transfer
Your very welcome.

Added by Frances K on May 03, 2014 12:18 PM

Christine Wisz Hodges
Isabel Seymour Hodges
Thank you, Linda, for adding the funeral card/marker to Aunt Bel's burial site. It was very kind of you and is appreciated.
Christine Hodges

Added by Christine Wisz Hodges on Apr 19, 2014 10:53 AM

Richard O. Rotenberry
RE: william Jasper Entrekin
I have listed my grandfather and grandmother in the Magnolia Cemetery Findagrave records. William Thames Entrekin, and Lucile Hamrick Entrekin. I am surprised that neither were listed before now. shame on me. Feel free to add any photos or notes in reference to my grandparents. sincerely, Richard O. Rotenberry.. Note: My mother told me that her Uncle Frank Hamrick was also buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Meridian, but no one can see to find him. She told me that he was buried up on the hill near the old fence close to the old Masonic Childrens Home. Anyone with any information on Frank Hamrick, please post it for us. Thanks..

Added by Richard O. Rotenberry on Apr 09, 2014 10:19 AM

Richard O. Rotenberry
Mary Lavina Thames Entrekin
Mary Lavina Thames Entrekin, aka "the Widow McKay" married to William Jasper Entrekin after the Civil War, as it seems, according to my grandmother Lucile Hamrick Entrekin. Widow McKay was married to a "Mr. McKay" during the war and it seems that he was killed in battle. She married William Jasper Entrekin on Nov. 14th, 1880. I do not know where they were married, as William Jasper was from Biloxi, Miss, but moved to Buckatunna, and served in the Cavalry and was stationed in Corinth Miss during the Civil War. Suggest that someone who has access to Civil War Records research the names and see if they can come up with more information..

Added by Richard O. Rotenberry on Apr 09, 2014 10:10 AM

Edmond Boudreaux
RE: Walter Quave
Thanks working on WWI soldiers and trying to get what I am find to the right places.

Added by Edmond Boudreaux on Apr 03, 2014 8:38 PM

J Smith
Orpha D Smith Tootle
Thanks for adding her parents & for the transfer. Thanks for all that you do :)

Added by J Smith on Mar 30, 2014 7:46 PM

Chris Walker
RE: John Quincy Owens
Hi Linda - thanks for responding so quickly! I guess we're distant cousins! I know a Mark Davis who does tombstone restoration - I wonder if we're talking about the same person? You don't happen to have any pictures of John Quincy do you? I have a few pictures of some of the Owens relatives, but not many.


Added by Chris Walker on Mar 30, 2014 4:21 PM

Chris Walker
John Quincy Owens
Hi Linda,

I see that you maintain the memorial for John Quincy Owens, 1845-1906, Co. I, 33rd Indiana Infantry. Are you a relative? I'm an Owens relative and have done a lot of work on the 33rd Indiana Infantry. I plan to write a book on the regiment in the next 2-3 years. I've acquired most of the research material I need. Anyway, I'm a descendant of Nathaniel Owens, Stephen Owens, Mary Alice (Owens) Rambo, and Mary Elizabeth (Rambo) Walker. I believe Stephen Owens was a half-brother to John Quincy Owens. John Quincy had another half-brother that was in the 33rd, Corporal William H. Owens. William died in Clifford in 1895, but I've never been able to find his place of burial. I'd love to hear from you!

Dr. Chris Walker
Whitestown, IN

Added by Chris Walker on Mar 30, 2014 3:57 PM


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