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PJH / Angelbird (#47451707)
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Bio Photo After discovering Find A Grave, I've become hooked. It's so true: "you can't do just one."

If you have any corrections, links or additions, let me know through the "edit" tab which is on the top right of the memorial page. I try to be perfect, but so far....:o(

Please feel free to use any of my cemetery or headstone photos for whatever purpose.
TRANSFERRING Management: To be fair to all, I follow Find-A-Grave's guidelines.
"Transfer requests should be for direct relatives within four generations. This would be your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren."

Just use the "edit" tab and let me know how you are related and your FAG contributor number.
RESEARCHING: I am looking for parents and/or siblings of Austin Goodwin Broton [aka Broughton, Brotton, Button] (1856-1946). He's my great grandfather and a bit of a mystery. His mother was a Goodwin, born in Scotland and died in New York about 1870...we think.
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Rosa Valencia
HI, Phyllis -

Thank you for the rapid transfer.

I have been working on the Valencias for a while. It is a common name in California. They came from Chile for the Gold Rush.

What few people realize is that the Gold Rush started in 1848 (not 1849), because the Chileans got early warning when ships from California pulled into Valparaiso, Chile to stock up for the trip around the horn of South America, to the East Coast of the United States.

They beat the 49'ers by about 6 months.

It caused quite a bit of tension and there were race riots in Sonora!

My mom was born in Tuolumne and I went to school at CJC.

I wish I had known more about my family roots at the time I lived there.

Thanks, again!

Added by jvtree1 on Nov 25, 2014 4:09 PM
Lin McNamara
RE: Mary Leake, Sac City Cmtry
Hi Phyllis
I don't know what NPT means also. Lot 30 is a very small section and the records state she has a headstone so I think I'll be able to find her. I'll have to do this after Thanksgiving. Wasn't going anywhere but now I am. Hope you're not in a hurry. Lin
Added by Lin McNamara on Nov 25, 2014 10:42 AM
John Cummings
RE: Jeremiah Bagley #105541738, Holy Cross Cemetery
Phyllis,Thank you so much for the information
and help. Your friend John Cummings
Added by John Cummings on Nov 20, 2014 10:25 PM
Gerry Jean
RE: Jeremiah Bagley #105541738, Holy Cross
Hey, Phyllis .... after seeing your note, my Giants baseball cap doesn't fit me anymore!! Thx for the nice words.
And, yes, my wife is still very lovely. She's a Noo Yawker that I met in NYC at my first real job after college. Still my best friend.
The requestor for Jeremiah's photo was "John Cummings" .... there are two shown; he's the one with the 2008 date.
Added by Gerry Jean on Nov 20, 2014 12:50 PM
Good to hear from you. The Anne Simpson was actually Mary Anne. It took me a while to figure out why I hadn't made a memorial for "Anne", so I put a note on Doris' memorial page. Thanks for checking.
Added by Janet on Nov 19, 2014 3:19 PM
RE: Margaret Broton
That's so wonderful! Sorry it's taken me so long to answer. I've Had so many things happening in the past few months! Keep up the search. Don't give up. Warm Regards, Eddie

Added by Floral~Lady on Oct 24, 2014 10:13 PM
RE: Tim Curtin
I agree. I don't believe the article. I don't know, it just doesn't add up to me. Also what they "claim" he said as his final words, are almost just doesn't sound like this guy would be so dramatic about his death. I almost wonder if any of the witnesses were in on it? I would really like to look more into this when I have some time. I will put it on my list to further research, possibly for my blog. :-) Thank you again- and by the way, if I do write about it, you will get a big mention for the lead. Thank you again!
Added by J.R. on Oct 15, 2014 5:55 PM
pat werthman deyoe radtke
Christine Brayton Seabury
By chance are you related to her? Looking for other cousins, let me know!
Added by pat werthman deyoe radtke on Oct 15, 2014 10:39 AM
Timothy Curtin
I found a lengthy newspaper article on his death. I am going to attach it to the memorial. Apparently, he killed himself in front of people...he even spoke a few last words before finishing himself off. Again, that is, if the "witnesses" told the truth. I cannot find much more on him, but I will keep looking. :-)
Added by J.R. on Oct 14, 2014 1:21 PM
Valarie Vine
Timothy Curtin story
I was just at Sacramento City Cemetery (SCC) this weekend looking for a few headstones and was spending a fair amount of time in Sections 61, 62, 63, and 64. Wish I had looked for Timothy's marker. His is one of the many tragic stories that SCC contains. I wrote a vignette about a man named Ambrose Niles awhile back (buried in Lincoln Cemetery) who took his life in much the same way (although under very different circumstances) as Timothy. The memorial I was researching this weekend was for a young Sacramento schoolteacher named Agnes Jaycoax (Section 63) who died bizarrely on the Monterey coast in 1876 (might have been an accident, might have been a suicide). So any stories of the human condition containing so much drama. Thanks for your various e-mails and comments of late. (I've added you to my friends list :-)) Valarie
Added by Valarie Vine on Oct 13, 2014 7:48 PM
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