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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.

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ANY OF MY PHOTOS AND POST THEM ON OTHER WEB PAGES LIKE ANCESTRY.COM WITHOUT PERMISSION. I HAVE SPENT YEARS FINDING THEM AND WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU RESPECT MY WISHES. THANK YOU.
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Travelingal
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Linked to parents...thanks so much.
Added by Travelingal on Apr 07, 2014 5:28 AM
Domingue Descendent
Evelyn Keyes
Here is the article in the Beaumont Enterprise Newspaper. Feel free to contact me for any more information... I hope I have added to your information. http://beaumontenterprise.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=1693666&CategoryID=76831&ListSubAlbums=0
Added by Domingue Descendent on Apr 06, 2014 8:23 PM
Domingue Descendent
Evelyn Keyes Photo at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur

Tales From Hallowed Ground: Evelyn Keyes
Posted on April 6, 2014
by Paul Prosperie

Evelyn Keyes

This month, Tales from SETX's Hallowed Ground takes us to Port Arthur for a look at one of our early daughters who achieved fame and fortune but never forgot her roots.

Evelyn Louise Keyes was born in Port Arthur, Texas, on November 20, 1916. The daughter of Methodist minister Omar Dow Keyes and Maude Olive Keyes, her life in SETX was brief to say the least. At age three, her father died, so she and her mother moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where her grandparents resided. In her biography, Scarlett O'Hara's Younger Sister: My Lively Life In and Out Of Hollywood, she tells of her impoverished youth and the hardships that she would overcome. In her teen years, she took dancing lessons, which signaled the start of her journey out of poverty and into what would become stardom.Evelyn in Port Arthur

Discovered by Cecil B. DeMille, Keyes was cast in a few lesser known pictures until she landed the role of Suellen, Scarlet O'Hara's sister, in the movie Gone with the Wind (1939). She then went on to star in other motion pictures, including The Jolson Story (1946), The Prowler (1951), and A Thousand and One Nights (1945), and played Helen Sherman in the classic The Seven Year Itch (1955). She officially retired from acting in 1956 but did take on a few roles in her later years.

Sueellen 1939Keyes' private life appeared similar to that of a Hollywood script. Her first husband committed suicide in 1940. After divorcing her second husband, director Charles Vidor, after two years, she married director John Huston. The couple adopted a boy that Huston had discovered in Mexico while filming The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Unfortunately that marriage failed as well, and they were divorced in 1950. After her retirement from film, she married bandleader Artie Shaw in 1957. That marriage would last 28 years.IMG_1178

In her later years, on occasion, Keyes traveled back to her birth city and donated memorabilia from her career to the Museum of the Gulf Coast. Unfortunately, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer, and at the ripe old age of 91, succumbed to the retched disease at her home in Montecito, California. She died on July 4, 2008.

She now rests in her birth city of Port Arthur, but when scanning the old stones from Greenlawn or the Calvary cemeteries, I found no mention of her. This is because, "it was her last wish that, upon her death, her ashes be placed in a lamp, similar to the one she emerged from when she played a genie in the 1945 film A Thousand and One Nights."IMG_1181

When you visit the Museum of the Gulf Coast, you will find that there is a lot to see. But remember when you are strolling through the Evelyn Keyes exhibit that you are, for all intensive purposes, walking through hallowed ground.
Added by Domingue Descendent on Apr 06, 2014 8:21 PM
Domingue Descendent
Evelyn Keyes Photo at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur
Do you have a photo of her headstone??? I have photos of her display at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur TX.... Her last request was for her ashes to be buried in a lamp like she came out of in the 1945 film "A thousand and one Nights" Can you verify her headstone in that cemetery in California? How can I send you the photos ?
Added by Domingue Descendent on Apr 06, 2014 8:02 PM
Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester
OHLIS
GOT IT!!! THANK YOU EVER SOO MUCH!!
HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
Added by Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester on Apr 01, 2014 5:48 AM
Domingue Descendent
Evelyn Keyes
Hi I have located another photo of Evelyn Keyes at the website, Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur. Her photo is of her when she was younger.
http://www.museumofthegulfcoast.org/personalities-notable-people-evelyn-keyes.html
Added by Domingue Descendent on Mar 22, 2014 7:12 PM
Domingue Descendent
Evelyn Keyes
Hi, She has a display at the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur, TEXAS. I will go and get photos of her memorial and send them to this page for you to see. Thank you so much for your research.
Added by Domingue Descendent on Mar 22, 2014 6:59 PM
Ceme-Terry Photographer
Dave Stevens' Location
Dave, greetings! Terry here. Hey, im up here in Turlock, Ca. for a couple days and id love to visit the grave of Dave Stevens, one of my favorite illustrators and graphic artists. Would you happen to know his location/plot info? I know you didnt create his memorial but you authored his bio and added photos. I know its been a few years since you took his grave marker photo... im just hoping. Thanx for your time, Sincerely, Terry Myers aka CemeTerry Photographer
Added by Ceme-Terry Photographer on Mar 04, 2014 11:47 AM
Marie and Bruce Newell
Turlock Memorial Park
Hi David,
Requesting permission to use the entrance photo in our personal tree. Bruce has a cousin interred there and the photo will make a great addition to our tree.

Thanks,
Marie and Bruce Newell
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Added by Marie and Bruce Newell on Mar 02, 2014 12:38 PM
NSStaudt
Dorothy A Tuttle Kuhn
I have found a Find A Grave.com posting for the above person in Indianola Cemetery (#26874259) and Indian Hills Cemetery (#12258860) You posted the one in Indianola.

When you have time and are in one or both of those cemeteries would you verify in which one Dorothy is buried. Thank you so much
Added by NSStaudt on Feb 06, 2014 1:42 PM
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