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Joe Chester (#47184077)
 member for 5 years, 5 months, 10 days
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Bio Photo I've been researching my family history for over 30 years and this is an absolute passion :)

Primary surnames are McCluskey, Curran, Barber, Neil & Edgar (maternal) and Chester, Thompson, Slawson, Templeton & Holmes (paternal).

I share with many the firm belief that we are merely stewards of 'our' memorials - we manage them and are entrusted with their care and maintenance, but we do not technically 'own' them. As another member so eloquently stated, the ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away, regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.

I'm certainly open to transferring memorials or updating as needed; my goal is to 'connect not collect'. Please use the Edit tab.

You are welcome to copy and use anything I post in any way you like.

Enjoy, Joe
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RE: Mollie Jameson Slawson @ Magnolia Cemetery
Yes, please, if you don't mind I'd like to take a look at your website. I am on and off my computer and Find a Grave but usually try to acknowledge all correspondence. I am in the process of trying to set me up a new workspace at my home to where I have easier access to my computer and everything I need to make working on genealogy a bit easier than what I've had in the past. Just redoing, so to speak, our computer room where I can just get up and leave everything to come back to later. I've always had to put everything away each time I was finished at that time. Will be much easier when I can just leave things to come back to later.

Without going into my program, I know far enough back in my Slauson ancestry by memory as far back as my great great grandfather. Daniel Hollack Slauson. Not sure I have his middle name spelled correctly here. His son, Reubin Raymond Slauson in my great grandfather, Harry Elmore Slauson is my grandfather and Harold Raymond Slauson is my dad. I have farhter back but by memory this is as far as I can go. Would be interested to see where you fit in with where I am in the Slauson family.
Thanks for your interest.
Added by briarpatch68 on Feb 21, 2015 11:05 AM
RE: Mollie Jameson Slawson @ Magnolia Cemetery
Thank you for your comments. I am related to the Slauson's buried at Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont, Tx. The Mollie Jameson Slauson you speak of was my great grandmother. My maiden name is Slauson. I know there were several spellings of Slauson, some variations used in the same household even. If you would google The Slason Slauson Slawson Slasson Family;
Compiled By
George Clark Slawson
Published 1946
It is full of stories and my ancestors. However, the data in that article was published in 1946. My Mother's name wasn't in it because apparently he'd gathered all the information he could at the time he sent it to the publisher and my parents married in Oct. 1946. But my dad and his immediate family are listed as well as Mollie and Reuben Slasuon, my grandfather,Harry Elmore Slauson. That is where I got most of my family tree information of my ancstors. I found it through Ancestry.Com but it's not printed on that site. I was just searching on and happen to see the book name. It's no longer in print and only a few copies are in libraries. My grandmother had a copy but I never got to read it or copy it. Where I found it online, permission was given to copy it. So I did and saved it all on Word documents and have currently entering what I didn't already have in my Family Tree Maker program. I love working with genealogy but am limited on my searching. Thanks for the comment.

Nancy Slauson Henderson
Added by briarpatch68 on Feb 18, 2015 2:58 PM
Nicholas Elders
RE: Slawson/Holmes @ Williams Cemetery
Thank you for the message. I'm not related to the Slausons, but my parents, Ted and Hillary Hoffman, and I have been taking care of the Williams Cemetery for the past 10-15 years. I have done research on the people buried there, and that's why I'm updating the list for Williams Cemetery on findagrave. If you have any information(obituaries, photos,etc.) on other possible Slauson/Holmes burials there, We would be interested to know.
Thank you,
Added by Nicholas Elders on Feb 13, 2015 7:14 PM
Mary E. Warner
Small world! Do you have any photos of Cordelia? No one in our family does. Are you descended from Mr. Slawson and his 1st wife? Email me, please.
Added by Mary E. Warner on Feb 05, 2015 8:18 AM
RE: David Atchison @ IOOF/Ellensberg
No problem, just glad to be able to help people. I must admit thought that I didn't initially recognize the name since I created the memorial almost 3 years ago. Please visit the memorial again as I have today added an additional item from the local newspaper about David's death.
Added by DaveWash on Feb 03, 2015 5:25 PM
Maggie O
RE: Slauson & Rus @ Jacksonville Rural/Lysander
anytime :) let me know if I can help further or if any family transfers are needed

Added by Maggie O on Jan 29, 2015 7:47 AM
Jim Ferris
RE: Slauson & Burr @ Riverside/Norwalk
No, thank you for the suggested edits..
Added by Jim Ferris on Jan 19, 2015 6:24 PM
Terri Vance Weston
RE: Gale & Pierson @ Plains Cemetery/ Aurelius
You are welcome Joe! Sorry I didn't get to them sooner. I've been sick for many months and my genealogy work took a back burner.

Added by Terri Vance Weston on Jan 13, 2015 10:18 AM
Nancy Singh (mom
RE: Elmer Graham @ Lakeside/Loveland
You are very welcome
Added by Nancy Singh (mom on Jan 05, 2015 6:10 PM
DM Meyer
RE: Donald Graham @ Sierra View
Happy to help. I need to get back up to Sierra View and do some more photographing!
Added by DM Meyer on Jan 03, 2015 9:51 AM
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