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Burke Stoughton (#46949665)
 member for 7 years, 7 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo ATTENTION: NOTE: PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB FOR CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, TRANSFERS, ETC. I WILL NO LONGER DO ANY OF THESE THINGS FROM REQUESTS IN THIS MESSAGE BOARD.

ATTENTION: I have completed my move to Florida (Youngstown, Florida, to be exact) and it will still be a couple months until I get back into the full swing of things on findagrave. Because of this situation, any updates, corrections, transfers, etc. may not be completed in a timely manner. Please bear with me as my wife and I move in and become more familiar with our new surroundings.

As a result of this relocation, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas.

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Born and raised in Apollo, Pa., which was the epitome of "Small Town USA," in the 1950's. Graduated from College, taught High School Biology for 6 years and then I grew up and joined the Navy. My goal was to Serve our country and see the world at the same time and then, after one 4 year hitch, I would resume a Teaching career. Things sometimes do not work out as planned...In 1997, after spending 22 years in the Service, I retired, back to my home, in Armstrong County, PA. Retirement has enabled me to work and concentrate on the main love of my life, which is my Family and Friends and, also enabled me the time to pursue my addiction to our family history and genealogy. There has also been ample time, left over, to engage in the secondary love of my life, which is fishing. Now, there had always been an interest in family history and genealogy and these fishing pursuits of boating, canoeing and tramping the streams, in search of the wily Trout and Bass has led me to many cemeteries, which are located in out of the way places. It is to the point...and, sometimes to the chagrin and frustration of my wife, where I cannot pass by a cemetery without "exploring a little bit." Thankfully I have married a wonderful and understanding wife, who, in spite of her seeming, sometimes frustration, just winks and grins whenever I tell her about the discovery of a "New" Cemetery...and then admonishes me to be sure not to miss anyone's stone. (As if I would, Eh?)
Many of the cemeteries, in this historic area of the country, are very old...some are grown over and a lot of markers are in advanced disrepair and are illegible. I have come to believe that we are losing our heritage and history, by allowing this to happen. After discovering Find-a-Grave, it has become easy to combine my hobbies with family history and the recording of the old cemeteries in my home area.
It is my goal to record as many of the small church or family cemeteries, as possible, in Armstrong County and adjoining counties, before I am too old to get out of the rocking chair. It is a guess there are still a few years, to go, before that occurs: I hope!

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ATTENTION: I have completed my move to Florida (Youngstown, Florida, to be exact) and it will still be a couple months until I get back into the full swing of things on findagrave. Because of this situation, any updates, corrections, transfers, etc. may not be completed in a timely manner. Please bear with me as my wife and I move in and become more familiar with our new surroundings.

As a result of this relocation, I will no longer be available for Pennsylvania photographs or research and it will take quite some time to become as familiar with Bay County, Florida and surrounding areas.

NOTE: PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB FOR CORRECTIONS, ADDITIONS, TRANSFERS, ETC. I WILL NO LONGER DO ANY OF THESE THINGS FROM REQUESTS IN THIS MESSAGE BOARD.
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Not so Irish
McAdams Bethel Indiana Co., Pa
You have documented my family there so well and taken care of them.....I thank you for so kindly transferring Andrew & William to me.....means a lot to me. Sincerely Gail
Added by Not so Irish on Jun 23, 2015 5:58 PM
Will Heller
My Armstrong County Families
Hi Burke!

Hope all is well, and thanks again for everything you've done. I wanted to as though, if you're considering "retiring" from FindAGrave or if you wish to downsize, I would gladly take my family that you have donated your time to catalog. You've done such a wonderful job and it's because of you and your hard work that I've been able to located many of my one time "lost" family members.

Thanks again,
Will
Added by Will Heller on Jun 21, 2015 7:04 PM
Melanie Schall
Addison Taylor
Burke- I find you again on the other side of my family! Are you related to Addison & Harriet Taylor? They are my mother's great grandparents. Addison's middle name is Hallock b. 3/4/1846,Clearfield County d. 7/5/1928, Sandy, in Clearfield Co. Thanks again! Melanie Schall
Added by Melanie Schall on Jun 03, 2015 2:36 PM
Peggy Litzo
Kiner
Third times the charm - just want to say Thank you for the transfer. I appreciate your doing both the memorial and the transfer Peggy
Added by Peggy Litzo on May 28, 2015 10:00 AM
Eric Templeton
Beck Family
Thankyou for the many additions to the family of Simon and Margaret (Kline) Beck.
Eric Templeton
Added by Eric Templeton on May 21, 2015 6:36 PM
Rosalie
Rimmel
Thanks for the transfer! I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Rosalie on May 16, 2015 8:37 AM
Melanie Schall
Anna Schrecengost #56972066
Burke- Would you be willing to transfer Anna to me? She is my great grandmother on my fathers side. I'm doing research on her trying to find her family records. Thanks Melanie
Added by Melanie Schall on May 10, 2015 9:56 AM
Joseph DuVall
Elizabeth Williams # 39413039
Thank you for all the work you do in keeping the records and memories straight!!!

I just visited Elizabeth's find-a-grave record and noted that you stated she was buried beside Harry Williams, but didn't know if there was a connection.

Yes there is. They were my maternal grandparents. Harry was a carpenter and fell off a roof and was killed, then my grandmother remarried Van Buren Thomas from Hopewell, PA where they lived until they both passed away.

Harry and Elizabeth (Betty) had five children together. Ruth (Almes), Richard, James, Edward and my mother, Frances Elizabeth Williams Duvall.

I took the liberty to add a photo of Grandma. Hope it's OK.
Joe
Added by Joseph DuVall on May 08, 2015 11:37 AM
Nancy Caruthers Karns
Wm. & Lillian Gruller
Thank you for these transfers. Appreciate it very much. Nancy Caruthers Karns
Added by Nancy Caruthers Karns on May 07, 2015 8:31 AM
Eric Templeton
Kline Family of Echo Methodist Cemetery
Mr. Stoughton,
Thankyou for the transfer of my GGGG Grandfather, George Washington Kline, Sr. Also, for the memorial upgrades on other members of this Kline family.
Sincerely,
Eric Templeton
Added by Eric Templeton on May 03, 2015 4:03 PM
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