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Stephanie (#46635765)
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I am from western Pa. and for the past 15 years have been researching the 1961 crash which killed the usa skating team . I also research genealogy and I know how useful a database like find a grave can be. If anyone has any info on the 1961 team I would appreciate any info you can provide-Thanks!
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Dr. James M. Owston
RE: Anita Bolden Fitts memorial

These are just memorials I added about 9 years ago. Very few I know any additional information about. Sorry.

Added by Dr. James M. Owston on May 12, 2016 6:54 PM
RE: Sophia Allegre Gallatin
Hi Stephanie, Thank you for sharing this information. I looked up the history of magic lanterns and they were invented in the 17th century, and this is the oldest photo of Sophia's grave that I have ever seen, so I'm thinking that it was probably taken, as you suggested, in the 1800s.

Added by jcq on May 06, 2016 8:43 AM
Sophia Allegre Gallatin
Thank you so very much for photographing Sophia's grave. I really appreciate your kindness.

Added by jcq on May 05, 2016 3:38 PM
RE: George Bolden & Kittle Lark Bolden
These are grave stones that were in East Cleveland. Sorry, I don't know anything about them. Karen
Added by arabianvoice on May 04, 2016 2:32 PM
Steve Mader
Patty Bushman's book
We have communicated a couple of times but it has been awhile.
The reason I'm emailing now is that I picked up both books by Patty Bushman. (Actually, I'm replacing my copies of "Indelible Tracings" and Indelible Images" which were ruined by water damage). Patricia was kind enough to send an extra copy of "Indelible Tracings" to give to someone who is interested in the 1961 team. Would you or someone you know be interested in receiving it? I just need an address and I'll take care of postage.
You can email me through Find A Grave or at
Added by Steve Mader on Apr 22, 2014 12:15 PM
Christine Mousseau
1961 US Figure Skating Team
Hi Stephanie, for the past 4 years I have been gathering information about the 1961 Skating team myself. My 12 year old daughter is in a member of the Cheshire Figure Skating Club in Keene, NH and 3 years old the club put on a skating show in memory of the skaters killed on the plane. Since then I have read Frozen in Time by Nikki Nichols and Indelible Tracings by Patricia Shelley Bushman. I also Indelible Images, the photo book by Bushman. I would love to share information about these wonderful people so if you are interested in doing so I would love to chat with you. You can reach me at anytime. Thank you so very much.
Added by Christine Mousseau on Feb 01, 2014 6:51 AM
Christine Mousseau
Dallas Larry "Larry" Pierce
He was the second child of Dallas and Nellie Pierce. He was raised in Indianapolis with his older sister, Jan and younger brother, Russell. He was coached by Daniel "Danny" Ryan (1929-1961). Danny Ryan wanted to make the Winter Club of Indianapolis a dance center and his first team was Larry Pierce and Marilyn Meeker. They won the Midwestern silver dance title and placed third at the 1958 US Championships. In 1959 they were the US silver dance champions. In 1960 Larry prepared for the skating season while simultaneously serving in the Marines. He and Marilyn placed second at the 1960 Nationals in Seattle and fifth at the 1960 Worlds in Vancouver. Seven weeks before the 1961 Nationals, Marilyn had an accident in practice and broke her ankle, eliminating her from competition for the season. Danny and Larry invited Diane Sherbloom (1942-1961) of Los Angeles to compete with him. After five weeks of training, Larry and Diane won the 1961 US dance title.
He attended Indiana University for two years.
Larry and Diane finished fourth at the North American Championships. He was 24 years old when killed on the plane crash. Also killed was his ice dance partner, Diane Sherbloom and his skating coach, Danny Ryan.

Taken from Frozen in Time by Nikki Nichols and Indelibele Images by Patricia Shelley Bushman
Added by Christine Mousseau on Jan 31, 2014 9:14 AM
Douglas W. Crute Jr
Ray Hadley, Jr
Thank you for solving the missing gravesite of the Hadley's
Added by Douglas W. Crute Jr on May 30, 2011 12:08 AM
Will Reid
Sports Illustrated Feb. 2011
A nice article they had in last Feb. Sports Illustrated about the team and the plane crash... First part of article can be linked at Sports Illustrated website at...
Added by Will Reid on Mar 28, 2011 8:22 PM
Re Edi and Jimmy Scholdan at Evergreen Cemetery, CO Springs
Hi Stephanie- Someone had requested images of the Scholdans to be included in their memorials, which I uploaded today. You may want to rearrange the images so their portraits are at the top of the memorial. Best, Matt
Added by MSB on Nov 30, 2010 3:19 PM
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