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Bruce and Wendy Linz (#47110453)
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Bio Photo Hello. Wendy and I live in the Memphis area.

My career in the Marine Corps landed us here. After retiring from the Corps, we settled and are building the next chapter of our lives. Our children and grandchildren remain our first love, but we do have a passion for genealogy and history.

I am an avid military researcher and collector, and Wendy is a member of the Mayflower Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of Union Veterans.

In between our full time jobs, we enjoy researching and sharing our discoveries. We have enjoyed the richness and bounty our country has to offer largely due to the work and sacrifice of our ancestors. Thus as a way to honor them, we strive to preserve the history of their journeys. Participating in organizations such as Find A Grave allows us to do just that.

Bruce's family includes the surnames: Doeller, Felthes, Gumtow, Hachman, Hechley, Keis, Koppy, Linz, Paterlick, Probst, Ringloff, Salzl, Schmidt, Streitz, Urban, Wiener.

Wendy's family includes the surnames: Allerton, Burow, Clark, Cushman, Dawson, Dumerce, Eaton, Johnson, Jones, Judkins, Kraft, Miller, Moore, Pearcy, Priest, Rahn, Robideaux (aka Robidoux), Smart, Spencer, Stevens, Stewart, Walker, Weins.

If you have information about any of our families we would love to hear from you. Let's trade stories.

Any photos I post on Find a Grave are intended to be used. Please feel free to use the photos for your personal needs or documentation.
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Kay Edwards Mallory Koch
Earl W. Edwards gravestone
Thank you so very much for taking a picture of my grandfather's gravestone. I never knew anything about him until recently. This means so much.
Thanks again. Happy Thanksgivng.
Added by Kay Edwards Mallory Koch on Nov 24, 2014 12:07 PM
Ric & Pat Holmes
Earl Wayne Edwards
At Memphis National Cemetery. Outstanding shot, you got there when the flags were still out, Well Done.
Added by Ric & Pat Holmes on Nov 23, 2014 10:42 AM
Linda Claxton
RE: Noble King
You're very welcome.

Linda
Added by Linda Claxton on Nov 22, 2014 3:11 PM
David Watkin
RE: John Paxson
I checked and I think he is buried there as unknown soldier,a photo of one of the markers will be greatly appreciated.
Added by David Watkin on Nov 17, 2014 10:06 AM
Allen Monasmith
Grant Winthrop Colvin
Thank you very much for the excellent photo.
Added by Allen Monasmith on Nov 12, 2014 4:54 PM
rlbiggs
RE: John Hemphill
Thank you for the clarification. I hadn't found the record of him going to the convalescent camp. Death wasn't quick or easy for him. The sacrifices made are so unimaginable for the rest of us. The least we can do is honor what they gave thru our research. Thank you for your work. Please pass along greetings to your wife from daughter 927051. Be well and God Bless.
Added by rlbiggs on Nov 02, 2014 7:01 PM
AandA
John E. Wright
Thank you for taking a pic of this soldier for me so that I can honor him for service to the country. Not sure, he may be a relative. Still researching. In any case, thank you for all you do here at findagrave.
Added by AandA on Oct 31, 2014 7:32 AM
Rosemary Robbins
RE: Jacob and Audrey Cline
Bruce,

You're most welcome. Glad I could be of help.

Rosemary
Added by Rosemary Robbins on Oct 28, 2014 6:23 PM
rlbiggs
RE: John Hemphill
Thank you for the info!

As soon as you mentioned Helena, it brought to mind my 2nd great grandfather (759664) who died @ Helena and was buried at Memphis National. You supplied his headstone photo -- thank you! (There is family lore concerning his death; family lore says he died of a self-inflicted (accidental) gunshot wound; military records indicate pneumonia...(?) I am blessed to have family letters he wrote back home while in service.)

So, there was a convalescent camp at Helena, but their deaths were taken to Memphis for burial?

What do you make of this document about John? http://www.familytreenut.info/tng/documents/JohnVanceHemphillDeath.jpg . It shows him as having passed at the hospital. (?)

Thank you so much for your passion with the research. Please also pass along my greetings to your wife, as a fellow D.A.R. daughter.

Added by rlbiggs on Oct 27, 2014 8:22 PM
rlbiggs
RE: John Hemphill
That would be wonderful, thank you so much for the offer. His military records show his death at Gayoso Hospital/Hotel 25 Mar 1863. He likely was buried at Elmwood, but I found this information:

"Union soldiers were also buried here (Elmwood) in the 1860s but almost all were removed in 1868 and re-interred in Memphis National Cemetery."

This is all I have for knowledge of his burial at Memphis National Cemetery. He had only died five years prior to the moving of the graves, so I think it very highly likely he was moved along with the rest.

Thank you for your offer and your service.!

Any information you could provide would be appreciated. Thanks again!

Rachelle

Added by rlbiggs on Oct 27, 2014 5:03 PM
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