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The Perplexed Historian (#46589271)
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Bio Photo Hello everyone, my name is David. After more than 10 years as just "David," I decided to change my public name, as I am a perplexed historian. I may go back to David, but for now I am enjoying the change. I am a professor of history and have always loved to research my family history, and to pay tribute to my lost loved ones. Find A Grave is a great way to keep your family history alive. Please check out the memorials for my three departed grandparents. Marian L. Seymour (1915-2001) My beloved grandmother meant the world to me and I am glad she has this tribute, and My two grandfathers Harold H. Seymour (1913-1997), and Raymond Dominic Stallone (1910-1993). Also check out the tribute to my Great Aunt because I made her a promise she would never be forgotten Pauline Burke (1922-2003).

2012, took from me one of my favorite people on the face of the earth, my Gretel. Gretel was the best friend of my Oma(grandmother). Gretel along with four other women constituted my favorite people on the face of the earth. I called them my hummingbirds as they fled their homes in Germany following World War II and created a friendship which formed a family. I thought of these women as superheroes and never thought I would lose one.

Gretel Dzierla (1927-2012).

Please visit the memorial of my good friend Marilyn:
Marilyn Borden (1932-2009).

Please leave me a message if you want to contact me, I no longer will give out my personal e-mail as they are never positive e-mails only complaints. I cannot help on famous memorials I have added, but if you feel you are a relative of mine or you have info I am lacking in one of my memorials, please feel free to leave a message.

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Fredrick Tucker
Ruth McDevitt
FYI: Ruth McDevitt was not in THE LONG, LONG TRAILER.
Added by Fredrick Tucker on Feb 18, 2015 7:10 AM
Thomas Ladner
Re: June (McKimmy) Havens
Just added June Gladwin County Record obituary! Thank you! For all the wonderful photo's on her Find A Grave memorial page.

Please! Let me know... If a family member wishes a Transfer? So they can keep it close to their Hearts.

Added by Thomas Ladner on Feb 03, 2015 3:44 PM
Rusty Pollard
Gravesite Photos
Hi David,

I have several gravesite photos, mostly from cemeteries in the LA area on my visits out there from Dallas. If you would like any or all of them, I would be glad to e-mail you the photos for your use.

Added by Rusty Pollard on Jan 26, 2015 1:20 PM
Francesca Hilton
The Photo is of her as a young woman. "anonymous" is a stupid person.
Added by J.C.B. on Jan 08, 2015 8:44 AM
Raymond Stallone
It was fascinating reading your grandfather's story. I read it to my husband who is a historian and author and he said, "Wow, that would make a great mini-series!" Thank you for being so candid. It's not easy exposing the "warts" of those we love. Good job. Sheri (Gen-Sher)
Added by Gen-Sher on Dec 16, 2014 4:18 PM
Bucky Hydal
Barbara Jean Sheldon Edwards
Thank you for linking Barbars Jean to her famous husband, Ralph Edwards; both in Forest Lawn cemetery, Glendale, Calif.

Bucky Hydal
Added by Bucky Hydal on Dec 10, 2014 12:13 PM
Joseph Rios Jr
Jane Wyatt and sister
Both Jane and her sister were born before their father. Jane born 1910, Dad, C. B. Wyatt 1912. ???
Added by Joseph Rios Jr on Nov 17, 2014 9:55 PM
Shannon D.
Stopping by to say "Hi"
Wanted to leave you a message to let you know that I enjoyed your memorial to your Aunt Pauline. It is a wonderful tribute. Thank you for sharing.
Added by Shannon D. on Nov 16, 2014 5:56 PM
i like your new name, it fits just right, cause at some point in time trying to search for family, friends and such you do get Perplexed. J
Added by J on Oct 05, 2014 5:09 PM
RE: Gomes
Thank you so much for the beautiful words left before the transfer. They are very touching and very much appreciated.

I had asked regarding transfer of uncles and aunts (to include greats -which is heavy in the Gomes area) within that immediate group but one of your other messages looked as if that was not possible (but perhaps I read it wrong). If not, is there an easier way to make the family connections rather than one by one? I have the attention span of a goldfish at times and within a few days I forget who else I was adding and where I was working (I tend to keep going until my eyeballs dry out and threaten to has had me pulling all nighters many times!)

Thanks again for keeping them safe for me!

Added by Jenn on Oct 01, 2014 10:59 PM
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