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Joe Chester (#47184077)
 member for 7 years, 1 month
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Bio Photo I've been researching my family history for almost 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.

Working within the FAG rules, 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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michael gavin
RE: Virginia Gavin Trahey (#105078198)
Thank you Joe.
Added by michael gavin on Oct 17, 2016 12:18 PM
Michael Aitken
Jeremiah Timothy Hughes
Thank you for your generosity in letting your pictures be used; I feel the same way and I wish more people did too! Maybe he is only my 3rd cousin 5x removed, but it means a lot as I put my family together! Warm regards and best wishes to you!
Added by Michael Aitken on Jul 25, 2016 11:02 AM
Northern Neighbors
Thank you
for the prompt response!
Added by Northern Neighbors on Jul 23, 2016 3:55 PM
Debra Stanley
RE: Wesley Slawson (101430487)
Hi Joe,
I have the following information on Wesley Slawson buried here:
He was 60 years old at the time of death. He died from consumption. He was a member of the GAR, Co. F 189 New York Infantry during the Civil War. His nativity was New York. His wife was Lucy and they had a daughter named Hattie.
Hattie married a man named Morgan Walker then married a man named Andrew Jackson Stone.
Wesley, Lucy, Morgan, Andrew, and Hattie are all buried on the same lot here.
I do have a newspaper clipping about Wesley that I can e-mail to you if you'd like.
We do not have any information on siblings or parents, though.
Hope this helps!
Added by Debra Stanley on Jul 21, 2016 7:59 AM
RE: Peter Barber @ Leslie Cemetery
You are so very welcome.
Added by Sunshine on Jun 30, 2016 11:25 PM
RE: peter barber
Was having trouble with something, pics downloaded properly, but when I placed some on Find A Grave, they tipped over. Find A Grave is correcting.
Added by Sunshine on Jun 30, 2016 6:46 PM
Cairns Barber
You are most welcome
Added by Sunshine on Jun 30, 2016 6:42 PM
RE: Hobby/Slauson @ Middle Patent
It was my pleasure, thank you for the note! I hope it helped you! That's why I post on find-a-grave it's a been a great help to me from time to time!

How are you connected to the Hobbie/Hobby's? If you don't mind my asking.

Added by Margot on Feb 15, 2016 3:35 PM
Dan T.
RE: Wilbur Arthur Bowsher @ Oakwood/Fenton
Thanks Joe. No transfer necessary. Like you just came across him while doing research on the Bowsher Line. My Wife's mother maiden name was Bowsher.

Added by Dan T. on Jan 22, 2016 1:26 PM
Tammy M.
3 soldiers
Thank you so much for the edits. I hope it helps the families find them.
Added by Tammy M. on Oct 21, 2015 3:08 PM
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