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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.
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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.
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 [mailto:email@example.com]
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,
|yentnawildrose||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.
|Rich||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
|Catherine Clemens Sevenau||Panzy Marie Harper Muthert, Cypress Lawn Cemetery, WA|
Hi Jenn, thank you so much for the transfer of Pansy's page. If you would like to see it: 127545626
Much appreciated, Catherine
|Judy Prince||Lost relative|
I have been searching for about 30 yrs for the sister of my grandmother. I have found bits and pieces but have not been able to find out what happened to her.
I think it is a possibility that she could be Gertrude Dalton Slocum. You posted her grave in Cypress Lawn in Everett, Washington.
She is a possibility because my Gertrude Dalton returned from Canada in 1944 to that area and was not heard from again. If she married a Slocum and had children, this could be her. How can I find an obit for her?
Like you, I am fascinated by cemeteries. My sisters think I am nuts. I love to go to them and look and photograph. I looked at your blog. Perhaps, I will share with you there sometime.
|Jean Walter & Cousin, Jimmy Hicks||Willie Schutt # 111228251|
Thank you for the photo of Willie's headstone. He is my first cousin.
b: 22 Nov 1934 Springfield, Greene, Missouri
d: 31 Dec 1996 Healy, Deanli, Alaska
Father: Carl Schutt Find a Grave # 134448886
Mother: Mary Hoover Schutt
Find a Grave # 123738766
Thank you again.
|E Malcolm||RE: Transfer|
Hi Jenn, thanks so much for transferring Marie Iola Woodward Foley to me today, I think you might get a kick out of seeing just where she was from and how she got to Washington. Thanks again, she is reunited with her family and I have more to come, thanks so much, Esther
PS, her # is 94337314
No problem in taking a while to respond..thanks!
Added by Cristy on Jun 23, 2014 8:22 PM
I know what you mean about finding the original. Even though I've labeled the cemetery photos, I can't get them in alphabetical order. I know there's a way, because I did it a couple of years ago with a 1000 pics I took in Africa. But I recall it was time consuming, and I'm not sure it's worth it, since I'll probably never use most of the cemetery photos again. Isn't the sunshine wonderful? I see thunderclouds again, though, so I'd better hurry up and get back out to the garden.
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