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Fred Sanford
RE: Charles Edward DePue
Just checking - if it's his folks that photo could be added to them and the kin that's shown...
Added by Fred Sanford on Oct 07, 2015 10:58 AM
W. Warder
RE: Glenwood
Glad to provide!

I made 4 new memorials for surname Hansen in Section F, Lot 091 if you know any relationships with the others feel free to send edits.

Have a great day!
Added by W. Warder on May 13, 2015 3:33 PM
W. Warder
Virginia Gram photo Rock Creek Cemetery
Section 8, Lot 078

Here's the link to the interment records showing all the folks in the lot:

I'll photograph all the markers I can find.

Enjoy this beautiful day!
Added by W. Warder on May 04, 2015 11:12 AM
RE: Photos & dates
You are very welcome for the photos. I appreciate all the serious research you've done on these people!

Re: dates: I always check the dates, not least of all to be sure it's the right person. But the stones can be wrong, too. Just recently, in attempting to resolve conflicting reports about how my grandmother's first husband died, we discovered we, and the gravestone!, all had his name wrong. It was apparently the name he used, but it wasn't his legal name. So gravestones are just one piece in what can be a complicated puzzle.

Thanks for all your efforts. You add a lot to Find-a-Grave!
Added by Haberuvi on Mar 29, 2015 1:48 PM
Betty & Dan
Jessie MacDonnell
Her death registration gave the information that she had been cremated at Hatley. Here is the link to the death registration:

However yesterday the staff at Hatley reported there is no record of either a cremation nor a burial for her.

The Hatley staff recommended contacting the funeral director identified on the death registration as Sands Funeral Chapel, 1803 Quadra St., Victoria, BC V8T 4B8 Ph: 250-388-5155


Given that you are a relative Sands might give you more information. It may well be that her cremated remains were interred with her husband at Veterans' Cemetery (but without a marker) as you had first thought.

Let us know if Sands has a different burial location for her - we'd be glad to see if we can find the marker.
Added by Betty & Dan on Nov 02, 2014 4:44 PM
Ron Roberson
Jacob Kolb
Sorry to bear so much bad news today! But I went to Section A, Lot 175 to look for the grave of Jacob Kolb. Unfortunately his grave is marked, as are the graves of two other family members beside him. I could post a photo showing another grave with the site of his just beyond it, but it's only a patch of grass. I'll leave it up to you to decide, just let me know.
Added by Ron Roberson on Oct 04, 2014 1:46 PM
RE: Edward Charles Kosack 100740964
A good source for free newspapers for the District of Columbia and other states is Chronicling America which is hosted by the Library of Congress:

If you are interested in Oregon or California there are two universities that host a free website for newspapers. Let me know if you are interested and I can send the links.

Check the database listing for your city, county and local university/college libraries. My city library has on line access to GenealogyBank that I can access with my library card number and pin. My county library has on line access to NewspaperArchives (which has decreased many of its offerings) which I can also access with my library card number and pin. I don't have on line access to the local university libraries, but I can check their databases for that they have available and go in person if I need to. Most of them have newspapers on microfilm. You would be surprised at how many local as well as out of state historical newspapers the university/colleges have available on microfilm.

I can also access on line the historical NYT from my county library.

So, check out the databases from the library websites first - your tax dollars fund them. One word of advice - the individual subscription to GenealogyBank has more newspapers than the library edition. I would not recommend a personal subscription to NewspaperArchives - there is information on line about why.

If you subscribe to OR if you use it at the library you can use the Card Catalog. Choose Search from the top bar. Card Catalog is at the bottom. On the menu for Card Catalog look to the left. The 5th selection is Newspapers... Pick Newspapers and it takes you to a page where Historical Newspapers is the second selection. This database has the NYT, LA Times, Boston Globe, WA Post, etc. It is similar to a database that was offered by ProQuest some years ago if you are familiar with ProQuest.
Added by SLGMSD on Sep 17, 2014 2:19 PM
Betty & Dan
Jessie MacDonnell's son
We notice that there is still a Laurence A. MacDonnell living at
4075 Grange Road,
Victoria, BC
V8Z 4V6
as was given in her death registration) - His phone number listed is 250-479-6561
Added by Betty & Dan on Aug 21, 2014 12:57 PM
Betty & Dan
RE: Jessie MacDonnell nee Sara
You're very welcome.

We looked up Jessie MacDonnell's death registration [on the BC Archives site {} and she was buried at Hatley Memorial Gardens on 15 Dec 1992. There is a dedicated photo volunteer that responds to photo requests at Hatley in a very timely manner. We suggest you make a memorial page and do a photo request.

Date of Birth: 19 Nov 1899 Liverpool, England
Date of Death: 12 Dec 1992 Victoria, BC

Informant was son L. A. MacDonnell of 4075 Grange Road in Victoria (Postal Code V8Z 4V6). He said Jessie's parents were [no first name] MacDonnell (father) and Sara William (mother) - doesn't sound correct?
Added by Betty & Dan on Aug 17, 2014 6:55 AM
Betty & Dan
MacDonnell - Photo of Grave Marker
We took a close-up of his daughter's gravemarker too. "Carell Haynes Mar. 6 1921 - July 30, 2012. Loving Daughter of Horace and Jessie MacDonnell"
If you'd like to create a memorial page, we'd be glad to upload the photo of her gravemarker as well. Her obit reads as follows:

"Carell Haynes
March 6, 1921 July 30, 2012 HAYNES CARELL

Born in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1921. Late of Seton Villa, Burnaby, BC. Died at Burnaby Hospital July 30, 2012. Mourned by sons Brian and Roger Haynes; and daughter-in-law Adrianne, grandchildren Richard (Michelle) and Aaron (Wendy), family and countless friends. During her life CARELL was a secretary for a counselling agency, She became attached to several churches and was a gregarious social person concerned for others. Requiem Mass will be celebrated by Rev'd Fathers Al Hyndman and Michael Feit at our Lady of the Nativity Old Catholic Oratory, 8642 Harvie Road (Port Kells), Surrey, BC on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 12 noon, lunch following (PH 604-882-8566) Interemnt at Gorgevale Victoria. Donations in memory welcomed by Canadian Comfort Society, 1185 Wychbury Ave, Victoria BC V9A5L1.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Aug. 14, 2012"
Added by Betty & Dan on Aug 16, 2014 5:29 PM
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