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Lester Letson (#46627920)
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Bio Photo Born and raised in Fresno, California of Alabama born parents, got into Genealogy in 1997 when I could not figure out what else to do with this computer on-line. I have built up quite a lot of pictures of old shots of the cemeteries of Clay County and Jefferson County Alabama. I have visited most of the cemeteries of my ancestors and my Wife's ancestors in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. A Self-proclaimed Historian with a California Historical society (E Clampus Vitus), I am visiting places of historical interest and with my trusty Dimage , Vivitar and Olympus digital cameras have been taking pictures of headstones at whatever cemeteries we may visit and Historical Monuments in our travels in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Washington. In Fresno, I have added the 1919 biographies of early Fresno residents from the Paul E Vandor book titled "The History of Fresno County" to as many listings as I could. If you have something you would like to have added to a Bio, just drop me a line.

I follow FindaGrave rules and usually transfer close relatives within 30 days. You can complain to the FindaGrave administrators if you want, but you will likely find they too have little patience for impatient people.
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# 84498237, Olivia Evans
I got a photo for Olivia today when I did the request for Jim Evans. Would you mind entering a request for me to provide her photo, please? Thanks so much, Lester for your help.
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Nov 21, 2015 10:02 PM
Morales & Moran requests?
I have photos for 2 memorials tied in with the requests you made today. Would you mind making requests with my name on them for:
Morales, Yolanda 154857598
Moran, Ygnacio 154861373
Thanks for any help you're willing to give, Lester.
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Nov 13, 2015 12:44 AM
Maria Dolores Morales Rubio
The explanation of Lola's/Maria's location is in the picture's caption. To further complicate matters, I checked the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 & got a differnet birth month:
Maria Dolores Morales 22 AUGUST 1964 Mexicali, Mexico 31 Mar 1994
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Nov 10, 2015 6:12 AM
RE: Confusing Cemeteries
Thanks Lester. I've been "bugged" from the beginning with only that one inaccurate photo, especially since Fresno County #1 has been kept up. Finally decided to do something about it. : )
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Nov 06, 2015 5:43 PM
A.J. Marik
Please send merge requests to

Thank you,

Added by A.J. Marik on Nov 05, 2015 8:27 AM
John Nelson
George John Letson
My grandmother was Lula May Coffey. Her father Thomas Jefferson Coffey married Sarah Letson, daughter of George John Letson. If you have more information about the Letson family I would appreciate it. My grandmother, Lula May Coffey married John Dawson Nelson, born April 30, 1871.
My father's name was John Dawson Nelson and my name is John Dawson Nelson, Jr. The Coffey family and Nelson family resided in Moulton, AL.
Added by John Nelson on Nov 03, 2015 12:34 PM
RE: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
You are welcome!
Added by BWymore on Nov 01, 2015 10:53 AM
William D Newhart
RE: Northern California Veterans Cemetery
The Sun was in the back ground the next time i get there when the sun not in the way i will take another one.
Added by William D Newhart on Oct 15, 2015 8:45 PM
Page Teel
RE: Sarah Jane Machen (35662527)
Hey Cousin!! It is wonderful to meet a new relative. William Elijah Luker's (my 2nd great-granddaddy) family pretty much stayed here in the south Talladega County area... Sycamore, Alpine, Sylacauga, etc. It is wonderful that our family all live close and have family reunions once a year, all us cousins are close and love each other dearly. So glad my granddaddy and his brothers and sisters made sure that we all grew up together and maintained close bonds.
Funny you mention the Lukers & Machens intermarrying, my paternal grandmother Agnes Morris Luker was descended from the line of Machens as was my paternal granddaddy (her husband) William Louie Luker. So they were 3rd(?) cousins (not looking at my paperwork). "It" was something that wasn't talked about.. LOL. Hope we stay in touch. My is public, you are welcome to go look. I would be so interested in looking at your work. Thank you so much for contacting me! Love to you and my new relatives, Page
Added by Page Teel on Oct 07, 2015 5:19 PM
Page Teel
Sarah Jane Machen (35662527)
I have sent you an edit for the following:

Ophelia Luvenia Machen Luker (9297223) was the only child of Sarah Jane Machen (35662527).

Ophelia was born out-of-wedlock to Sarah Jane and her biological father remains unknown at this time.

Ophelia is my paternal great-grandmother, thus Sarah Jane my paternal great-great-grandmother.

It is amazing how much my mother looks like Ophelia.

Thank you in advance for making this edit.
Page Teel
Added by Page Teel on Oct 06, 2015 9:31 PM
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