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Joe Chester (#47184077)
 member for 6 years, 9 months, 8 days
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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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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
amelia silva
RE: J W Slawson
Hi .. Anything is possible..may have been relocated .. The two guys were cousins .. Mine is J Warren, Pvt- the other is J Wesley, Col from Ohio.

Thank you so much for following up on this. I appreciate the work you have done on this..

Added by amelia silva on Oct 16, 2015 8:38 AM
Gary Templeton
Thank you for adding me to your family website and for the changes to my sister Edythe. Joe sorry it's taken so long to get back to you but I was on vacation when we first connected. Since going back to work it has been hard to get time to myself. I found a copy of Sanford Templeton's death certificate so I was able to add him on. Was not able to find picture. My sister thinks she has picture of Miles and his wife. Just has to find them. Found records showing Williams father was a vet of the war of 1812. Will add info as I get it. Joe I tried to contact you on email that was on my grave, but got no answer so will try public message. Do you have my direct email if not please let me know.
Added by Gary Templeton on Sep 13, 2015 11:53 PM
RE: Slawson @ Saint Marys/Rome
Thank you Joe for your update on Lena I did accept it is much appeated Lorraine
Added by PaPasgirl on Sep 12, 2015 8:09 PM
RE: Slawson @ Saint Marys/Rome
you are quite welcome I saw only one name requested at the time so I checked to see if the others had a memorial I did not see one for Lena or Louis so I added them thought you might be looking for them also :-) Lorraine
Added by PaPasgirl on Sep 11, 2015 9:05 PM
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