|William Bjornstad (#47016546)|
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I was born in South Bend IN and raised in Elkhart IN, and moved to southwestern Illinois, near St Louis MO, after a four-year tour with the Air Force when I graduated from high school. I have always been fascinated by cemeteries ever since I was a young child, especially small family cemeteries. In the last 30 years, I have delved into my family genealogy on my father's (Bjornstad) and mother's (Denson) side. My paternal grandfather, Kristian Bjornstad, immigrated from Norway in the early 1900s, eventually settling in eastern North Dakota. His oldest brother had an interest in the Bjornstad genealogy and he compiled the family record into a book and had it published in Oslo Norway in 1943, which traces the family origins to the first king of Norway. I have used it as a reference when submitting memorials for my father's ancestors on Find A Grave. On my mother's side, a distant cousin, Dr. Marion E. Denson of Columbia TN (now deceased) published a genealogy book in 1997 on the Denson families in America, tracing them back to the mid-1600s, when a William Denson came from England and settled in southern Virginia, near the present-day city of Norfolk. This book has been a great source of reference for my Find A Grave memorials pertaining to my Denson ancestors. Additionally, I want to give special thanks to Ronald C. Denson of Birmingham AL (now deceased) who also compiled a genealogy of my Denson ancestors which was very helpful.|
I also want to give special thanks to my wife, Angela Bjornstad, for her help in formatting the photos that I have posted to Find A Grave.
I am acceptable to transferring memorials on Find A Grave to anyone who requests them and who is a direct descendant of the person whose memorial I have posted. If I have incorrectly stated any information for any memorial that I have posted, please contact me through the Find A Grave message board and I will gladly make the necessary correction(s). Also, I do not object if anyone posts pictures to any memorials that I created and still manage.
I do not have the ability to instantly make any changes or corrections to the Famous memorials that I have posted. Only the Find A Grave administrators can do that. If you should find an error on any Famous memorial that is credited to me, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and provide them with the required changes/corrections.
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|Martin Douglas Packer||Charles Robert Darwin|
"He spent the summer of 1825 as an apprentice doctor, helping his father treat the poor of Shropshire, before going to the University of Edinburgh Medical School in October of that year, which at the time was the best medical school in England*."
*change to Scotland, please; thanks, Martin Packer.
|Chris Hobson||RE: Gabby Hayes|
I sent a message to Find a grave...Beyond the soldiers in the various wars Gabby is my first famous person and I sure hope they connect him to his parents as I know there are other people in this area who would like to see this done....
|Chris Hobson||RE: Gabby Hayes|
I will try that.. I take it you cannot go into the memorial and place the numbers in his bio?? My Mother actually met Gabby once and it was one of her girlhood memories
|Chris Hobson||Gabby Hayes|
I have the memorial numbers for Gabby Hayes parents and Grandparents.. Is there any way to put them on his memorial??.. I am related to Gagby's Brother Clark and have done the work on the family in this area...
|J C||RE: Memorial Transfers for Marion and Nancy Whitman|
I have transferred your great-grandparents to you. I am related, but not as closely as you. Nancy is a great-aunt of mine. I'm not sure how many greats without looking though. JC
Added by J C on Jan 01, 2014 3:15 PM
|Phillip Parris||RE: Happy Holidays|
We are all good. Starting to get cold again here. Sure wish the weather would make up its mind so my old bones wouldn't hurt so much.
Merry Christmas to you and yours and may peace be yours in the coming year.
Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and an even better New Year in 2014. Thank you for your friendship and for all your hard work on Find A Grave. It is very appreciated.
Added by K on Dec 24, 2013 9:39 AM
|Ruggero||RE: Happy Holidays|
Thank you very much my friend. I also want to wish you as well as your dear family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New. Have a good time over the holidays.
Added by Ruggero on Dec 23, 2013 3:00 PM
|Donna (Endorf) Londeen||Joshua and Thaddeus Stevens|
Concerning bio on memorial #982 Thaddeus Stevens.
(Joshua - older brother of Thaddeus)
Joshua's obit in 1858 says "Joshua the elder died on the frontier in the war of 1812, leaving a wife and four small children - Joshua, Thaddeus, Morrill and Alanson - in most indigent circumstances, ..."
|Ruggero||RE: Carlo Lizzani (Famous Memorial #118205264)|
Ciao William, thank you. It is always a pleasure to hear from you. I take this opportunity to congratulate you for your nice bio for Tom Clancy's memorial. Really a great job. I'm glad you liked my memorial and pic of Carlo Lizzani. He was really a great film director. Unfortunately, the Italian cinema is no longer what it once was. Have a good evening.
Added by Ruggero on Oct 09, 2013 2:41 PM
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