Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Graving With Jenn (#47539387)
 member for 3 years, 5 months, 29 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo My name is Jennifer Wirawan and I live in Anchorage, AK but also travel to Everett, WA often. I love graving and have a cemetery blog called Graving with Jenn.

I have always had a fascination with cemeteries and genealogy. I recently discovered this site and couldn't wait to get started!

Mostly my interests are in finding the history of the deceased and their family. Therefore whenever I enter a new memorial, I try to find as much information on them as possible. If you know any more about someone I have listed, please let me know!

Transfers: I have no problem transferring memorials if requested, just send me a note by clicking "edit" on the memorial you would like transferred.

Photos: My photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

This means you can use the photos I have taken for personal use, and upload them to your family tree, but you cannot change and then copyright the photos or use them for commercial use.

* On very rare occasions, I add headstone photos that other people have given me permission to use - this will be noted in the captions. Please do not use photos credited to someone else in the captions without asking them for permission.
 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 5,503 Memorials Added
 • 5,479 Memorials Managed
 • 30 Memorials/Week
 • 8,312 Photos
 • 1 Photo Request
 • 62 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 3,061 Virtual Flowers
 • 2 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 9 Fame Ratings
 • 8 Sponsorships
 • 4 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Alaska Airlines flight 18... (39)
Pets (1)
Find A Grave Friends
Alexis Adams, Anita Wirawan, Grubmeyer, Julie Campbell
Messages left for Graving With Je... (236)[Leave Message]
Rick Willett
Olive Dean Olsen
Thank you Jenn for posting the photo of Olive Dean Olsen's headstone to her memorial. I really appreciate it.
Added by Rick Willett on Dec 17, 2014 9:35 PM
Cheri Viles
Fred Fairbank
Thank you for the edits and all the work you do!
Added by Cheri Viles on Dec 01, 2014 9:09 AM
Michelle Claire Best Willie
Can I please have release of the copywrite, of the picture.
Can I please have release of the copywrite, of the picture, to put on and familytree website for geneaological and family history purposes only, and not for profit or to make money.

Daniel Gene Hainline -- 01 February 1984 to 19 March 2011; Burial: Friday, 01 April 2011; For dear Holly Anne, my new Neice, and dear Heather Anne, my new Sister.
Added by Michelle Claire Best Will... on Oct 24, 2014 6:10 AM
a few edits in Douglas, Alaska
I was photographing headstones in the old Catholic Cemetery on Douglas (you did a LOT of work there a few years ago!). I got lucky with the light and was able to get some shots with more details. I have added those photos to three of your memorials:

1. # 116427881 Leonardin now looks like Leonardini.

2. # 116427784, it looks like Joseph Riedi died in 1966, not 1956.

3. # 116427777, Madeline Riedi died in 1947, not 1945.

Thanks for your work.

Added by JNUgraver on Oct 18, 2014 2:20 PM
Betty Glazier Whipple
Bernard James Westover
Thank you for the transfer. I will take good care of it. Betty
Added by Betty Glazier Whipple on Oct 16, 2014 8:15 PM
Photo Correction Request
Hi Jenn,

Would you take a moment and go the memorial for Albert Carl "Al" Romer, Sr(1912-2001), Memorial #24566480, and reload your photo of his gravemarker. It appears turned 90 degrees from the horizontal view.

Thanks for your work on FindAGrave,

georgia_nut (#47388719)
Added by georgia_nut on Oct 15, 2014 12:18 PM
Dear Jenn,
Thank you so much for transferring the Vanlandinghams to me. It really means a lot!

Added by lisse on Sep 29, 2014 9:37 PM
Judy Prince
Gertrude Marie Dalton
or Goldie Mae Hornsby Dalton or Gertrude Marie Hornsby Dalton. Who knows? born April 1, 1902 in WV.
You asked for more info, so I am sending you a copy of an email I wrote to another helper.

Dear Elizabeth,
Thank you so much for responding. I didnít get back to you because my husband was hospitalized with pneumonia in both lungs. While in there, he had a heart attack. As soon as they got the pneumonia cleared they shipped him to another hospital for heart catherization where he had stents put in. So, I have been occupied with all that.
My grandmother had a half sister. Her name on her birth certificate was Goldie Mae Hornsby. She was born out of wedlock to Arimenta Olive Hornsby at Odd, WV. Her fatherís name was listed as Meadows, but he married someone else. Arimenta ďOllieĒ was my gr grandmother. She married James Alexander ďAlecĒ Wood, a widower with 4 children, Lewis, Bryan, Viola, and Ora. Together, they had James, Newton, Nancy, Rachel (my grandmother), Dorothy, Opal, Wilson, and Frankie (MIA WWII). That is 13 children in all.
About 1912, they left WV and went West. They lived in Missouri and farmed for a while. Then, they went to Sandpoint, ID. From there, to Oregon. Alec wasnít well and they returned to WV about 1919. Ora and Goldie were about the same age and had jobs working in homes and wanted to stay out West, so the family returned without them. Ora married Frank Sullivan (in Idaho) and divorced. She married 2nd, Bert Calloway. They lived in Eugene, Oregon. She never had any children. They visited WV a few times and stayed in touch. I think she was about in her mid 50ís when she died and was buried there in Oregon.
Goldie(born April 1, 1902 in WV) was living and working for the Forrest McDonald family in Spokane, WA in the 1920 census.
I found a marriage in Bellingham for her to Benjamin Dalton, a policeman, of Vancouver, BC. He was 25-27 years older than her. Though she made up the names and birthplace, you can tell it is her. She used her uncle and grandfatherís names and mixed it with her motherís name. She said Roanoke, VA which is a couple hours south of us as her birthplace. Also she wrote to a sister all about her new husband and her home in Canada. They didnít hear from her for about 15-20 years. Then, during WW II, she wrote her Mother asking for proof of her US citizenship, so she could come back into the US. Granny had the postmaster to send something which he did. She was never heard from again.
I began searching on the net. Different people have sent me info. One says she was a maid at the MOOSE hotel in Spokane, WA. One told me they found where she had crossed from Canada to US in Blaine, WA. The last time in 1944. She was using the name Gertrude Marie Dalton. I donít have that document because I donít have an Ancestry subscription. She had told her sister in the one letter that she was calling herself Gertrude instead of Goldie.

A gr grandson of Benjamin saw a query of mine. He was searching for him. He sent me a photo and told me that he had left his wife and children in South Africa and disappeared. Since he claimed at marriage, he was single, I guess they were both deceiving each other.
I saw a couple of times in WA newspapers where Gertrude Dalton got in trouble for bootlegging liquor in late 1920ís. She skipped bail and disappeared. It appears this was after her marriage to Benjamin. The 1930 Spokane, WA census has a Gertrude Dalton at the Moose hotel. A few years different in age, but Iím sure it is her. Someone told me that she was listed in Polk directory as living with Benjamin in Vancouver into the 40ís. Perhaps, she continued working in WA, got in trouble, ran off to OK, went to prison, got out and went back to Canada. Who knows? She probably didnít want our family to know any of these things about her. They were a very upright family.

I then found the article about the murder in Oklahoma. This Gertrude was running a boarding house, which fits with my Gertrudeís occupation. From what little Iíve found, it wonít surprise me if she is the one who shot the man. Perhaps, Benjamin took her back for a while after this.
I found his death (1964) and burial in Vancouver. The funeral home told me he was divorced and no children and a nephew came from London for his affairs.
I would love to know if the Gertrude who killed the man is my great aunt. If so, I hope there are news stories and court records about her conviction and sentence. I would love to know if she married someone else after Benjamin and if she had children. I would also like to find photos of her. All of her siblings lived to old age except Newton, injured in a mining accident and lived about 4 years after. Frankie was a navigator on a bomber plane that went down in WWII and he was MIA. James and Nancy lived to almost 100. The rest were in 80ís. My Mom is almost 87 and still doing pretty good.

It is so sad that Grannyís first child and last child disappeared. She grieved for them and never gave up hope. She died in 1966.
I am typing this from memory and have probably left out things. What little I know came from my grandmother and her siblings telling me what they could remember.
Thank You so much,

From: Elizabeth Poe []
Sent: Sunday, August 31, 2014 5:59 PM
To: Judy Prince
Subject: Re: RAOGK Research Request

I'm sorry. I somehow overlooked this email. Yes, I can look into this for you. Can you send me a little info such as date of birth, or any info that you can so I can see if they are the same?

On Aug 23, 2014 12:30 PM, "Judy Prince" wrote:
I live in WV. I will probably never get to OK. I have been searching for years for whatever became of my grandmotherís Ĺ sister. Online, I found an article

about a woman by the same name (Gertrude Dalton) who was convicted of manslaughter in 1930. Is there anyone who could research and get me the details such as if she was sent to prison and if so, where and how long. Did she remarry or die and is buried there? Iím not even sure if this woman is the right one. The name matches is all I know. The link is about an appeal which was denied. There should be something in newspapers or court records.

I live in WV and do a lot of family research. I would be glad to return the favor if I can help in any way.

Thank you so much for any help you might give,
Added by Judy Prince on Sep 05, 2014 6:21 PM
RE: Baby Winn
LOL, I don't remember what I found! I know I'm finding some things I missed the first time through the cemetery (while I was entering my memorials) as I go through all my new memorials checking for any of them that have previously been entered as BUs. Someone has quite a few BUs that belong in Anchorage Memorial. Anyway, sometimes your memorials, or Nancy K's, look more interesting to me than mine, so I look at them.
Added by yentnawildrose on Aug 28, 2014 9:19 PM
Find A Grave Memorial# 31157287
I have a similar question as Georgia's.
My son is Ryan Muhlenbruch in Anchorage and I'm wondering why is his pictute and headstone are posted on this website? Please explain to me how this works since I didn't know anything about it and don't really like is image being used with any type of advertisement.
You also mentioned that you sometimes use pictures of headstones with proper authorization, who authorizes such use?

Your reply will be greatly appreciated.
Added by Rich on Aug 27, 2014 2:26 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service