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Jack Williams (#46856865)
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Bio Photo I don't know why, but I have always been interested in graveyards and the many different types of headstones. It seems everytime time I pass a cemetery in my car, I slow down and take a peek.

I am mainly interested in the names Agee, Best, Bondurant, Copeland, Elliott, Fernandez, Fonda, Kaufman, Laur, O'Hara, Parker, Pippin, Snell, Van Gelder, and Williams. All decendents [at least by name]. But I will also post memorials on friends and distance relatives.

When I post a memorial, I try and give you references where I found the information. However, if I find the information such as cemetery listings while doing research on the names I mentioned above, I will post those also [without the reference], even though they may or not be related.

If you find errors in my posting, please feel free to provide the corrections, but please provide me a reference and Email me that reference. Of course photos are always welcomed and if you would care to sponsor a site, please do so.

Also, I do not care to accumulate memorials just to have a lot of numbers on my profile. If you are a direct family member, I will be happy to transfer any memorial. Please provide me your relationship.

Also if you are interested in obtaining photos at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Philippines, here is how you obtain those. I was there recently and I talked to them about photo requests. I talked to the receptionist named April dela Virgen and she said they are happy to do that for you and the will send you a .jpg file of the grave or memorial. You can email her at or others at or
Their phone numbers are:
FAX 632-812-4717

Good hunting.
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Charles R. George, Sr.
Memorial #144350449
Hi, I'm sending this to update Danny Lee Whitt's DOB. He was born Aug 12, 1946.

I created a find a grave record for him as I only recently learned of his passing, but discovered you had already posted one. I'll delete mine if you'll just update his DOB. It would be nice to see a photo of the marker posted if one's available.

TSgt Danny Whitt was my AF supervisor when I was a young Amn 1C in the Combat Mobility Branch of the 374th Aerial Port Squadron (MAC). Great guy who remained my friend since.

He served in Peshawar Pakistan and Incirlik Turkey in the USAF Security Service. Then for several years in the Armed Forces Courier Service as an official U.S. courier.

Thank you for recognizing Danny on Find a grave.

Sincerely and respectfully,

C. Ross George, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Ret.)
604MASS / 374APS - 24 Aug 1975-23 Mar 1979

Added by Charles R. George, Sr. on Jan 24, 2016 8:30 AM
S Smits
Greetings and happy new year. I sent you an email last week, and I'm not sure if it may have gone into your spam account. Will you please let me know if you can't find the email so I can resend?
Thank you.
Added by S Smits on Jan 02, 2016 7:14 PM
Garth Woodward
George C Parker
Hi. I was just looking around for some relatives, and I see you have a memorial for a George C Parker, memorial # 22963194 . You have a full birth date for him, in 1875, but the gravestone appears to say 1854. I thought I'd bring this up so you could investigate this.
Thanks for your work on Find A Grave
Added by Garth Woodward on Dec 25, 2015 6:01 PM
Phillis Dixon
Thanks for the edits.
On Phillis, though, Sparks was the last name of her first husband, not her maiden name.
Thanks so much for all you do.
Added by PShannon on Nov 17, 2015 9:16 AM
Mary Liz
John D Nilsen
Birth: Jun. 5, 1952
Death: Apr. 16, 1964

Union Cemetery
Battle Creek
Madison County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block: 5; Lot: 15

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Created by: Jack Williams
Record added: Jul 13, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28256697

Please Change is middle initial to D it not O, his full name is John Douglas Nilsen
Thank you
Added by Mary Liz on Nov 13, 2015 11:29 PM
Norman Shipp
Updated name for Charles S. Wesley Verplank
Thanks so much for all your work!

I looked at the picture you took of the headstone and it seems that the "S" initial in the name is the last letter of his first name "Charles".

So, his name should be "Charles Wesley Verplank" without the initial "S".

Could you, being the original owner, update the name?

Added by Norman Shipp on Oct 30, 2015 11:28 AM
Who are your relatives in the Bondurant family? I am also related to the Bondurant family through the lineage of Etheridge who married into the Gibson family.
Added by bgs on Sep 02, 2015 6:42 PM
Thank you!
I appreciate your information on my great aunt #134687771. I am so far away from the Philippines and so appreciate your information.
Added by Lchusted on Aug 29, 2015 12:32 AM
Linda Igoa
Grupe, Emilio # 126800138
Mr. Williams.

Thank you so much for the service you provide for thousands of families.

In our case a special Thank you is in order. While researching my husband's family we came across your posting for Great, Great Uncle Emilio Grupe. While my husband was born in 1946, his family resided in Manila during the Japanese occupation and he grew up with hundreds of stories including his uncles bravery and unfortunate death.

After we saw your posting we had to learn more. Believe it or not, Aunt Alice, Emilio's wife is still with us. She will be 101 years old in September. We located her children as well as Aunt Alice and immediately had a reunion. They only lived an hour from us all these years.

What brings me to write to you, is on the Find a Grave website you post a letter from The Travelers Insurance directed to the Foreign Affairs, State Department. WHERE did you get this letter? As you can imagine, we are quite interested, as Travelers never made any payment to Alice. I would really appreciate your assistance in this regard. Linda
Added by Linda Igoa on Jul 26, 2015 10:36 AM
mary palladino
Thos Pickering Pratt Jr
I am interested in your contribution to my father's info, re the papers regarding his death in the Philippines. I have the family copies of all of these, but I saw you had a reference to cemeteries and memorials in Manila. Is there something there about him? I lived in Manila 1948-50.


Mary Pratt Palladino

I have submitted a change to his birthplace as Baltimore,MD.
Added by mary palladino on Jul 24, 2015 12:20 AM
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