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Helen L. Smith Hoke (#46540075)
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Bio Photo August 2013-Just got back from a cross country road trip with hubby and my big dog from OH to Leadville, CO. We stopped all along the way to research and photograph cemeteries. We had a wonderful time and saw great places. I was able to track down the 'hill' that my cousin's mine is located on and see many buildings still standing that my family members lived or worked in. All in all, one of the best trips we have had. We took over 1000 pictures and placing them here for all to enjoy. We will be going back out there in the future.
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Grady Leroy Puryear
RE: John Phillip Smith
Good morning, sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Paul Ransom Smith was married to my Mother (quite some difference in their ages). The family all called him PR. He has been dead now for some time (21 July 2001).

He looked on me as being his Brother, and at the end, when he had Alzheimers so bad, there was no shaking that, we were fairly close in ages, and worked together at one time. I held his hand till he passed away, he went quietly and peacefully.

I have been trying to put his Family Tree together for some time, he knew very little of his Ancestors, his Mother Nancy Hamilton seems to have passed away when he was quite young.

I would appreciate hearing from you via personal email, and try to fill in some blanks. I was hoping that I would wake someone up when I posted to these Memorials. Thanks, Grady Puryear
Added by Grady Leroy Puryear on Apr 01, 2014 9:53 AM
Bill Gransee
Just photographed Bertha's grave marker. The sun was perfect over my right shoulder landing on the west face of her marker. Was planning on taking the photo this afternoon about 1400 hours but got there about 1630 hours instead.
The second photo shows Pat and Bertha together within their block in IOOF Cemetery, Lake County, Oregon. Have a nice day. Bill
Added by Bill Gransee on Feb 23, 2014 7:11 PM
Bill Gransee
Just photographed Pat's grave marker. The sun was perfect landing on the top face of his marker. Was planning on taking the photo this afternoon about 1400 hours but got there about 1630 hours instead. Have a nice day. Bill
Added by Bill Gransee on Feb 23, 2014 7:05 PM
Bill Gransee
Angland, etal
Will be taking a look for two grave markers you requested in Lakeview this week, sun permitting:
Patrick Angland
b. 1877, d. 1946
Plot: Block lot
Added by Helen L. Smith ...
Feb 22, 2014 IOOF Cemetery
Lake County, OR
118 miles away Open [Claim] [Fulfill]
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Bertha Angland
b. 1887, d. 1918
Plot: Block 43N lot 6N
Added by Helen L. Smith ...
Feb 22, 2014
Added by Bill Gransee on Feb 23, 2014 10:28 AM
Sent edits so his name is spelled as his stone is, additional info for his dod and grave location, deleted my memorial, as your's was earlier
Added by schcrochet on Feb 04, 2014 9:03 AM
kristine conners
Robert L Mason
Hi Helen. I just started my genealogy search and have found that Robert L Mason was my 6th great grandfather. Were you the author of his memorial page? If so, do you have more information on him or an idea of where I can find more? My email is Thank you so much!
Added by kristine conners on Dec 29, 2013 9:25 PM
Charlotte Smith Boner
There is a picture of her here:
Added by spotts on Dec 03, 2013 2:15 PM
CL Hileman
Hi Helen, Take your time - very much appreciated!!
Added by CL Hileman on Oct 04, 2013 7:49 AM
CL Hileman
Smith Lineage
Thanks Helen - looking forward to your finds! I know they will be right on!
Added by CL Hileman on Sep 18, 2013 6:25 AM
CL Hileman
Hi Helen,
Hope all is well in your corner of the world!
Was wondering if you have ever run across (conclusive) information regarding John Smith (Smyth - the other Smith family you have researched LOL!) His son Josiah b. abt 1780 Fincastle Co., VA Territory (now KY) d. 3 Feb 1852 Capuchine, Scott Co., TN m. Eliz. Todd. Josiah's father eludes me and I know what an expert on this lineage you are!
My mom is the granddaughter of Reverend Geo. E. Baker/Emily "Emma" Smith of Jellico - daughter of AJ Smith, niece of Reverend Thomas Moble Smith and born in Jellico 1921. She will be 92 this month and I was hoping to have as much info back to John Smith as I could to complete her tree. I trust your information, it has proven out over the years and hope you may have saved info on John! Would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much.
Carole L. Baker Hileman
Added by CL Hileman on Sep 12, 2013 9:16 PM
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