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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.
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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.
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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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Dreaming Casually
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 rhyming...it 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 Dreaming Casually 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!
Pat
Added by pat werthman deyoe radtke on Oct 15, 2014 10:39 AM
Dreaming Casually
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 Dreaming Casually on Oct 14, 2014 1:21 PM
Valarie Vine
Timothy Curtin story
Hi PJH,
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
Pat Austin
Kenneth Lee Scoop Austin
Hello Angelbird, I see you mention that Scoop was your uncle. I was married to his only child Victor for several years. We had a daughter which Scoop was so excited about. He cherished his visits with her and she fondly remembers him. Thanks so much for the picture of him. I have but one or 2 pictures from when he visited. Also wanted to let you know that first wife Wanda only had 1 child with Scoop, Pamela was from somebody else. I don't know if she married him or not. She was rather closed lip about her relationship with Pam's father. Her maiden name was Bell and I think they married somewhere around 1947. Since I divorced my daughters father (Victor) has not been in our lives and his mother Wanda for some reason shut us out years ago. Anyway I have no pictures of Scoop or the family. We knew Persh quite well but he never talked about his growing up or his family. All I heard was that his brothers were Scoop and Paul. I'm trying to do a family tree of sorts for my daughter, but that side of the family is not easy to locate. Any help you could give would be so appreciated.
Added by Pat Austin on Oct 13, 2014 12:32 PM
Dreaming Casually
RE: Timothy W. Curtin #137190326
And I agree with you, it seems awfully odd that he slit his own throat. I found a story like this one in Anaheim, too. Although it was a woman who died. The papers claimed she took her own life, despite the fact she had young kids, was a widow, was a devout Christian and one very active member of a Temperance Union who had often been disliked by many saloon patrons.-- I will check Timothy's story out for sure.
Added by Dreaming Casually on Oct 13, 2014 11:16 AM
Dreaming Casually
RE: Timothy W. Curtin #137190326
Thank you. I would love to look into this story for you. Funny, I was just at the old Sac City Cemetery this weekend. :-)
Added by Dreaming Casually on Oct 13, 2014 11:10 AM
Donna Choate Sigmon
RE: Thank You
You're very welcome.I pray God is with you and your family.
Added by Donna Choate Sigmon on Oct 12, 2014 10:03 PM
Roberta Decker
Miranda Stewart
Yes, I had the wrong cemetery. :( So, even though my entry was earlier than the other person's, I deleted mine. Thank you for reporting that duplication. Roberta
Added by Roberta Decker on Oct 10, 2014 6:56 PM
Valarie Vine
Hurlbut family (Sacramento City Cemetery)
Thanks for your various notes on the Hurlbut family. No, I'm not related. Sacramento City Cemetery is, however, a favorite of mine for its wealth of beautiful memorials and stories of the many families/individuals buried there. Anything you want to send my way is appreciated. Happy Trails.
Added by Valarie Vine on Aug 18, 2014 1:54 PM
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