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John "J-Cat" Griffith (#46568383)
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Bio Photo Hello I'm John T. Griffith, born in Oceanside California, a Viet Nam War US Army MP Veteran and a former CHP Officer. In September 2002, I assisted the National Archives Center, Missouri, in replacing lost and destroyed US Army files. It was during that research project I discovered Find A Grave, wanted to be a part of it's concept and became a member. I have always had a passion for history and the people who have lived it. People in everyday life who through the needs and demands of their times shaped the world. I believe each day is a gift and the best part of any day is that day. I'm also a professional musician and have shared the stage with many named artists. In addition, I'm a vintage guitar expert have contributed, plus co-wrote for many vintage guitar books and articles in Vintage Guitar magazine about the subject. Plus a photographer, writer and historian, for the San Diego Reader. I will gladly transfer any of my bios to relatives or folks with a concerned interest. I, my wife Mary and our Dachshund "Timmy", reside in Vista, California. Thanks and best regards, John
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Judy Miller
Cousin Jack
I was just looking through your celebrity list. My late husband is a fifth cousin to Jack Lemmon. The things we find when we do genealogy.
Added by Judy Miller on Oct 09, 2015 2:10 PM
Judy Miller
RE: Hildy The Giraffe
I was my privilege to sponsor Hildy. She has the sweetest face. Yes, I'm an animal person. Can't resist them.
Added by Judy Miller on Oct 09, 2015 2:03 PM
Sharon Martin
Daniel William Cloud
Thank you for the transfer.

Added by Sharon Martin on Sep 13, 2015 9:29 PM
Margie Glenn
RE: Mel Street
Good morning John, Thank you for your assistance.
The picture of his Grave almost made me cry. I am NOT nuts, believe me.
I have so many un-answered questions in my head, as to where all of his family have vanished to?? I remember him on That Good Ole Nashville Music,I have loved him ever since then.
I have Googled his name, until they tell me I have been there so many days before.
I am friends with the Gentleman,who introduced him when his "Borrowed Angel" first came out.He has no clue as to what happened to Mel, they were friends, he feels like I do there was another ways out, rather than taking his life.
Thank you for your help, Margie
Added by Margie Glenn on Sep 07, 2015 12:33 PM
Obsessed Rooter
Mem # 5895168, Brig. Gen. James Nagle
Thank you for doing such good work. I wonder where you found the picture of James Nagle and if it is copyrited. I would like to add it to his profile in my computer. Some of my husband's cousins are descendants of the Nagle family and I have been tracing their roots for some time. This would be a great addition to their story.

Thank you,

Jackie Harrington
Added by Obsessed Rooter on Sep 05, 2015 11:26 AM
paula wilkinson leach
RE: Granville Foster Tucker info - - -
John, Thank you for updating. Granville is my 2nd Great Grandpa. I have been trying to trace him and suspected this was his headstone, but couldn't be sure until I found his daughter Nellie Jane's signature on the vets headstone application. I would love it if you would transfer his memorial to me. Thank you so very much, Paula Leach
Added by paula wilkinson leach on Aug 28, 2015 5:51 PM
Diane Pedersen
Blanna Jane Smith
Thank you for her headstone photo. I appreciate you taking time to do this for me.
Added by Diane Pedersen on Aug 27, 2015 8:11 PM
RE: Academy Award
You're welcome John, was a nice surprise to find your tribute to Academy Award. Thank you!

Added by Leanne on Aug 24, 2015 9:39 PM
Bev Brown
George Speck/Crum
John, thank you so much for the 'true' photo of my ancestor George Speck!
Added by Bev Brown on Aug 23, 2015 4:05 PM
James Stalcup
Thank you
Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed browsing through your virtual cemetery "Western and Indian favs". I have always been a western history buff and I learned and read about a lot of folks that I did not know existed. Hope that you continue to add to this virtual cemetery.
Added by James Stalcup on Aug 21, 2015 6:11 PM
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