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Jim Davis (#46500432)
 member for 14 years, 8 months, 19 days
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Bio Photo I love the history, the architecture, the beauty, and mostly the serenity of a cemetery, especially Hollywood Forever where I've been visiting for 31 years. I enjoy fulfilling photo requests at this cemetery the most.

I've been seeing more and more requests for photos without any grave location information. Cemetery offices are much more likely to cheerfully provide family members with grave locations than photo volunteers, especially those of us they see often. Some cemeteries won't provide grave locations to photo volunteers.

Currently Hollywood Forever has over 89,000 graves; their phone number is 323-469-1181 and their email address is

Please allow any cemetery enough time to respond. Realistically, finding grave locations is not a priority in the day to day operation of an active cemetery.

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RE: Claimed Photo Request for May Smith
Hi Jim! I appreciate your honesty. Thank you for your help. - Jennifer
Added by 3WIshoes on May 24, 2016 8:11 AM
Claimed Photo Request for May Smith
Hello! Thank you for claiming my request for May Smith (1882-1935) at Hollywood Forever. I have had very little success in researching this name (no maiden name, no death info other than L.A. County in about 1935, etc.), so I'm hoping you come up with something for me. The May Smith I am researching, was a Salvation Army Nurse for many years, and I believe she died upon her return to L.A. in 1935. Thank you in advance!
Added by 3WIshoes on May 20, 2016 1:40 PM
Beverly Siewing
Photo for Mar'e graves
Hi Jim,

Thank you for taking and posting the photos of Paul and Lillian Mar'e at Vahalla Memorial cemetery. We don't live near California so your help is greatly appreciated by the family.

Family of Paul Mar'e.
Added by Beverly Siewing on May 12, 2016 12:09 PM
Louis and Elsie Reuille
Thank you so much jim for helping me connect to my family's history. I really appreciate it.
Added by BradR on May 05, 2016 12:55 AM
RE: Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Thank you for taking my request. I just got the reply back from the cemetery today. Louis and Elsie are buried together in the north east area of the cemetery. They are in section 2, Lot 722. Grave 1 is Louis and grave 2 is Elsie.
Added by BradR on May 02, 2016 11:36 AM
Ignatiev links

You're very welcome!

Thank you for providing the additional information.

Thanks for your excellent work on Find A Grave.


Added by FamilyFirst on Apr 29, 2016 6:17 PM
Tati Andersson
RE: Alex and Beulah Ignatiev
Thank you for letting me know Jim!
I haven't heard from FamilyFirst after I proposed to add bio, but one of the photos I posted has it in comments.

Best regards,
Added by Tati Andersson on Apr 27, 2016 6:42 PM
Tati Andersson
RE: Alex and Beulah Ignatiev
Glad to be of your assistance Jim.

Best regards,
Added by Tati Andersson on Apr 16, 2016 6:02 PM
Tati Andersson
Alex and Beulah Ignatiev
Good morning Jim,

Couldn't make it to Fort Rosecrans to fulfill your photo request.
I hope you don't mind to wait one more day please?
Suggested Alex Ignatiev's bio, but it wasn't posted yet.
Found some photos of him and his art. Request will expire today any time now. Please allow me to fulfill it. It means a lot to me.
Thank you and best regards,

Painter and animator, Alexander Ignatiev was born in Russia on April 16, 1913, the son of a czarist general. Ignatiev left Russia with his family during the Revolution and decamped to China, leaving all possessions behind. After five years there, he came to San Francisco in 1923. He later moved to Hollywood but made many trips back to San Francisco to paint and study with Gleb Ilyin.
Mr. Ignatiev was awarded a scholarship to Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles, where he studied for four years under Millard Sheets, Phil Paradise, and Lawrence Murphy.
Upon graduation in 1937, he worked for 50 years as a film animator for Warner Brothers, Hanna-Barbera, and Walt Disney.
His studio work included animated scenes for "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" , "Scooby Doo" and "The Flintstones."
Mr. Ignatiev also was known for his paintings of fishing boats, Victorian style houses and street people.
"His whole life was art," said Billie Ignatiev, his wife of 38 years. "He couldn't fix anything, but he sure knew his art."
Artist Bob Singer, a colleague of Mr. Ignatiev's, said: "He was always outgoing and affectionate. He had this way of taking a coffee can, putting a rubber band around it, and playing Strauss waltzes."
A painting by Mr. Ignatiev is on display at the David and Sons Fine Arts gallery in Laguna Beach.
Alexander Ignatiev was a resident of Laguna Beach, CA until his demise on October 12, 1995.
He survived by his wife Billie (Beulah) and two sisters, Marie White and Ludmilla Waters, both of Los Angeles.
Added by Tati Andersson on Apr 15, 2016 10:36 AM
RE: Caltha Kohllhoff
Sorry about that, this was my first reply to a request; Iíve only ever added direct family members before. I fully read the instructions now and didnít realize there was a whole procedure for them. Iíll be more mindful going forward. Regards - Justin
Added by JAE75 on Apr 14, 2016 6:57 AM
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