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The Perplexed Historian (#46589271)
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Bio Photo Hello everyone, my name is David. After more than 10 years as just "David," I decided to change my public name, as I am a perplexed historian. I may go back to David, but for now I am enjoying the change. I am a professor of history and have always loved to research my family history, and to pay tribute to my lost loved ones. Find A Grave is a great way to keep your family history alive. Please check out the memorials for my three departed grandparents. Marian Seymour (1915-2001) My beloved grandmother meant the world to me and I am glad she has this tribute, and My three grandfathers Harold Seymour (1913-1997), Raymond Dominic Stallone (1910-1993), and the man who was my closest grandfather my Opa Richard Shields (1930-2015). Also check out the tribute to my Great Aunt because I made her a promise she would never be forgotten Pauline Burke (1922-2003).

2015 was a year of great loss, it started with the death of my second favorite person on earth my grandmother's best friend
Mickey Robinson (1923-2015) and ended of the death of my grandfather my "Opa"Richard Shields (1930-2015). The presence of these people are associated with my happiest memories, please remember them. As well as their dear friend, Gretel Dzierla (1927-2012).

Please visit the memorial of my good friend Marilyn:
Marilyn Borden (1932-2009).

Please leave me a message if you want to contact me, I no longer will give out my personal e-mail as they are never positive e-mails only complaints. I cannot help on famous memorials I have added, but if you feel you are a relative of mine or you have info I am lacking in one of my memorials, please feel free to leave a message.

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Judy Kauffman
RE: Martin Newman
What ever is best - if you want to link him to the family that is great.
Bob will love receiving the pictures of the sisters... This is great David.

Added by Judy Kauffman on Feb 09, 2016 12:35 PM
Judy Kauffman
Martin Luthur Newman
Hello David,

My name is Judy Kauffman and Martin Luther Newman is my husband Robert's grand father. We thought he was buried in Oakland - would you have any further info on his burial in Colfax (my husband's home town).. regards, Judy
Added by Judy Kauffman on Feb 09, 2016 7:46 AM
Linda Magley
Roberta Hensley
Sorry I tried flipping the husbands, but it didn't work, so I transferred her to you. Happy New Year, keep up the good work !
Added by Linda Magley on Jan 05, 2016 2:08 PM
Rosalyn Elaine Borden
Good Afternoon David,

I am the brother in law of Roz, and I have to ask you relatedly for permission to use your Find A Grave picture of Roz and my Ancestry profile page of her. If you don't want me to use it I can remove it. Do you know when the picture of her by herself was taken? My brother Darrell and Roz married shortly after our mother passed away in 1979. I met her about a year prior to that.
Added by DOUGLAS JOHN SHACKLEY on Dec 26, 2015 5:29 PM
Larry Tally
Doris Pellegrino edits
The edits for Doris Pellegrino have been updated. Thank you for taking the time to send them to me. with all our efforts we continue to improve this wonderful website and expand a wonderful source of information.
Happy holidays!
Larry Tally
Added by Larry Tally on Nov 27, 2015 7:20 PM
RE: Maureen O'Hara
That does make sense. Thanks!
Added by mpgenroots on Nov 19, 2015 8:50 AM
update Maureen O'Hara #16711793
Just to let you know Find-A-Grave declined my edit to link her to her parents. This is the e-mail I received from them:
"This is an automated email letting you know that your recent edit for the Maureen O'Hara (1920 - 2015) Find A Grave memorial has been declined.
General reason: No change. The memorial is up to date with submitted edit." I don't understand the answer but I tried! Thanks again.
Added by mpgenroots on Nov 18, 2015 3:41 AM
Maureen O'Hara #16711793
I noted an interest in finding her parents' memorials: Charles Fitzsimmons #154355687 and Marguerite Fitzsimmons #154355758. I found them while researching her sister Margot Edwards (after viewing an old "This is Your Life" video). I sent an edit to Find-A-Grave to link her to them. Thanks for creating her memorial, it's beautiful.
Added by mpgenroots on Nov 17, 2015 1:32 PM
Ted Thiel
My Dad
Hi David, this is Ted Thiel (Herman the 3rd), Marilyn's step son. I now live up here in Sac, with my daughter Shawna. She told me that you might still have some of my dad's stuff. But I'm writing to you to see if you can do me a favor. I want to honor my dad on Veterans day by writing a little something about him, on my Facebook page with my Newark High friends who knew him somewhat. I also want to post a couple of pictures of my dad. One of them was in his Navy uniform, the other is him wearing that red, white and blue blazer. A few years ago I did, but my external hard drive took a nosedive along with my laptop. I just wanna know if you can email me them two pictures. Also, do you still have anymore boxes of my dad's belongings. Oh thank you very, very much for getting my dad's ashes, so they remain in the family. Take care and have a nice day.
Added by Ted Thiel on Nov 09, 2015 2:51 PM
J Smith
Maureen O'Hara
I think you did a great job on Maureen O'Hara's bio. Do you know where her parents are buried?
Added by J Smith on Oct 31, 2015 12:58 AM
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