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Rebecca Ewing Peterson (#46987065)
 member for 7 years, 8 months, 17 days
Kay Parker McCary
RE: Trant cont.
Try these coordinates...
We drove up to the property...seems like the sign over the driveway said "OTP" or something like that for Old Trant Place. We parked outside the property and walked in. The house looked like no one lived there.

Added by Kay Parker McCary on Nov 25, 2015 3:21 PM

Kay Parker McCary
RE: Trant Cemetery
Hi Rebecca, Although I did add some photos and graves to the Trant Cemetery, I did not write the directions. Believe me...we had a hard time finding it. After we found it, most of the directions made sense, but you are right, the directions are off. Did you find it? Kay

Added by Kay Parker McCary on Nov 25, 2015 10:10 AM

RE: Hello Again
Oops, sorry about that.

Certainly if you'd like to fix it and repost that would be great!

Added by Daphne on Nov 17, 2015 9:31 AM

RE: Photo of Stanley Augustus Noller
You're welcome. I also uploaded the rest of the family that was also on the grave. It was a lovely monument!

Added by alisonc1109 on Nov 17, 2015 3:48 AM

Jan Dixon
RE: Centennial Park Cemetery, AZ
Hi: yes, it is a little complicated unless you are familiar with the area. Centennial Park is a small community off of Hwy 389 in Arizona. It is about midway between Fredonia Arizona and Hurricane Utah. To reach the cemetery drive approx 30 miles on 389 from Fredonia or approx 20 miles from Hurricane. You will see a large water tower next to the road. There is a paved road on one side of that tower (only goes one direction closer to the Hurricane side). Take that road to the first left, make that left past the main buildings, first right turn right (it's paved), go to stop sign, make short right then immediate left. You will pass the church (on the corner), the Masada School, a trailer park then you will see the cemetery on the left. It isn't very big, but is well kept. Hope this helps. Feel free to contact me if you don't find it. Have a great day. Jan

Added by Jan Dixon on Nov 14, 2015 5:52 AM

RE: Rupert Watson
I have submitted a significant edit to Rupert's father Walter's remorial, but I'm not quite ready yet to improve his or his mother Maria's - there's a few more details I want to uncover.

Believe it or not, I lived in Sunshine for 10 years but had no clue about Rupert, and I worked for about 4 years at the Newport campus of Victoria University, right next door to the railway workshops where Rupert worked...

I would love to see better wording for the memorials of the Tuckers, but I don't know whether it's appropriate for me to do that. Their stories are incredibly tragic and moving.

Many thanks again,

Added by SharonLWatson on Nov 14, 2015 12:06 AM

Elsie Harmon
Percy Almerin Smith
New cemetery record Find A Grave Memorial# 154967595
I will finish on my end attaching parents when you are done.

Added by Elsie Harmon on Nov 13, 2015 10:14 PM

Elsie Harmon
RE: Percy Almerin Smith #78611750
Okay. I will let you know when I am done.

Added by Elsie Harmon on Nov 13, 2015 7:43 PM

Elsie Harmon
RE: Percy Almerin Smith #78611750
I called Oakwood cemetery in Dixon, Lee Co. today and was told that Percy was cremated and buried in the cemetery in Lot 377 near the foot of his father E. C. Smith's marker on June 4, 1947.


Added by Elsie Harmon on Nov 13, 2015 1:32 PM

Thank you for the photo of Rupert Watson
You are an absolute gem, Rebecca! Our family has not known about Rupert until very recently, and I had not seen the article and photo in the Leader.

Many, many thanks!

Sharon Watson (great-granddaughter of Rupert's brother, John)

Added by SharonLWatson on Nov 13, 2015 5:25 AM

Elsie Harmon
RE: Percy Almerin Smith #78611750
Newspaper dated Jan 1912 Percy decided to leave his work teaching English in the Japanese government university and study the ministry.
Oct. 1916 On leave from Episcopal Mission of Fukai and was visiting a friend in Dixon, Lee Co., IL.

1926 In the Bishop's office in Tokyo and expects to be transferred soon to Hikone, Japan.

Jan.6, 1940 In Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles, Calif. recovering from an illness. Dtr. Frances and little Karen with them from Ohio for 5 days.
Feb 1940 To Ventura, Calif. to live near Mrs. Smith's father, sisters and brother.

I will try to call the office of Oakwood cemetery in Dixon on Friday to see if he is actually buried there.


Added by Elsie Harmon on Nov 11, 2015 4:06 PM

about Katherine Rachel Brewer
Katherine Rachel Brewer and Harold Brewer could be mother and brother of # 118425013 (William Arthur Overton Brewer), the immediate family members to Rav J.W.Brewer.The following websites depict the stone slab which could be the cover of a sarcophagus of Katherine Rachel and Harold Brewer.

Added by chen on Nov 04, 2015 12:07 AM

About Cornelia R Meyer
#122227039, Cornelia R Meyer's headstone has been found

Added by chen on Nov 03, 2015 3:33 AM

RE: Katherine Rachel Brewer
April 19th this year, the headstone of Cornelia R Meyer was unearthed at the a construction site near the Jiefang Avenue, according to the source, this headstone along with other such stones which have been discovered in recent years are collected and kept by the municipal buearu of culture affairs, you can access the following website to see the photo that shows the actual piece

as of the Brewers' slab, i suppose it should be in the hands of the municipal authority.

Added by chen on Nov 03, 2015 3:21 AM

RE: Katherine Rachel Brewer
Dear Mrs. Peterson
The year 1948, China was at the climax of its last civil war, the communists were defeating the KMT on every front. Since there is no official account on this incident, my best guess would be that Mrs Anderson, sister Nordlund and another Estonian man were either robbed and murdered by deserters, or just bandits which were quite common in the mountainous areas at that time. For your question around the demolition of foreign cemeteries around China in the early 50s, the period was characterized by several events, internally the anti-rightist movement (an anti-west movement) and most of foreigners in China were deported around this period too, and the Korean War, which made any western presence in China inappropriate.I hope my answer can be a little help.

Added by chen on Nov 02, 2015 5:55 PM

About the Brewers
Several years ago, i came across this stone slab lay in the northwest corner the Jiefang Park, the slab read "Katherine Rachel Brewer, and Harold Brewer" a mother and her infant son , both died in the 1870s (i don't remember the exact date), what is so sad is that the slab has been moved to presumably lost, i hope that it has ended up in proper hands...

Added by chen on Nov 02, 2015 6:44 AM

subject needs further clarification
First of all, thanks for the records of Hankow foreign cemetery, which is really a great contribution. However, there are some entries that need further clarification. In regard to the Martha J Anderson and sister Nordlund who were obviously victims of a robbery taking place in 1948, the account has that they were killed during the culture revolution, which is clearly not right, as the culture revolution took place between 1966-1976. I hope that this can be a little help.
A historian resides in Hankow....

Added by chen on Nov 02, 2015 6:34 AM

Tania Hackett
RE: Riches at Sandgate
happy to help. Cheers Tania

Added by Tania Hackett on Oct 16, 2015 12:47 AM

RE: How Find A Grave Works
I did a duplicate as I couldnt add additional information re her family and correct some dats

Added by KJ on Oct 15, 2015 8:27 PM

Elsie Harmon
RE: Percy Almerin Smith #78611750
Hi, I did not find that he was buried in Ohio.
If he went from Japan to visit his married daughter, his wife was probably with him, so she probably arranged for him to be buried in Japan.
Dtr. Frances Enid Smith b. 21 Feb. 1914 in Tokyo, died 23 Aug 1993 in Yellow Springs, Greene Co., Ohio. I did not find a cemetery record for her yet.
Married Frederick R. Lemcke Aug 30, 1934 in Marshall Co., Indiana. He was b. 26 Mar 1914 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., N.Y., d. 26 May 1965 while on vacation to the Smokey Mountains in Gatlinburg, Sevier Co., Tennessee. He had a previous heart condition. The online death record showed he died in Ohio for some reason. He was cremated and cremains taken to Sunset crematory in Columbus, Ohio. Possibly Frances is there also. They had one dtr. Karen Enid Lemcke b. 10 Jan 1938 in Ohio, was deceased by the time her father died in 1965. May have died as a young child.
One son Keith Frederick Lemcke b. 18 Jan. 1944 in Springfield, Greene Co., Ohio. Died in Aug. 1992 in Yellow Springs, Greene Co., Ohio at age 48.
Frederick and Frances were involved in Greene Co., Ohio Council for Retarded children and Ohio Assoc. for Retarded children.
From newspaper articles, Percy intended to build a church in Japan in memory of his parents, Prof. Eli Smith and Seraphina Frances Gardner.
Probably more than you want to know.

Added by Elsie Harmon on Oct 11, 2015 2:59 AM

Helen Buchan Power
Hi re Helen Buchan Power 143652164 thank you for adding her name. Can I ask if you are a family member ? Cheers

Added by KJ on Sep 14, 2015 5:18 AM

Sigi McMahon
Elizabeth Jones
The grave is located in Section Wesleyan, Compartment F, Grave 1009. There is no marker. Date of burial 23 April 1908. Also buried in this grave are Richard T.D. Kerr, Age 36, buried 27 June 1889, and Margaret Kerr, Age 71, buried on 1 December 1923.
Regards, Sigi

Added by Sigi McMahon on Sep 10, 2015 6:55 PM

Sigi McMahon
Joseph Davis
Grave is located in Section Jewish, Compartment G, Grave 772, different from what you stated. Date of service for Joseph Davis 24 April 1908.
Regards, Sigi

Added by Sigi McMahon on Sep 09, 2015 11:50 PM

Sigi McMahon
Alexander McKay
Grave located in Section Presbyterian, Compartment P, Grave 28. Dos for James McKay, Age 0, on 23/12/1890; dos for Mary Pirie, Age 52, 08/08/1897; dos for Alexander McKay, Age 22, 23/04/1908; dos for Frances V. McKay, Age 39, 07/11/1927.
Regards, Sigi

Added by Sigi McMahon on Sep 09, 2015 11:33 PM

Sigi McMahon
Elizabeth Williams
Only noticed when I got home that my car in in the pic. Will go back for another shot. Grave is located in Section Church of England, Compartment GG, Grave 2162. Date of service for Elizabeth Williams 23/04/1908, age 50; dos for John L. Williams 15/05/1916, age 58; dos for Alfred David Williams 27/02/1958, age 64.
Regards, Sigi

Added by Sigi McMahon on Sep 09, 2015 9:21 PM


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