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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 L. Seymour (1915-2001) My beloved grandmother meant the world to me and I am glad she has this tribute, and My two grandfathers Harold H. Seymour (1913-1997), and Raymond Dominic Stallone (1910-1993). Also check out the tribute to my Great Aunt because I made her a promise she would never be forgotten Pauline Burke (1922-2003).

2012, took from me one of my favorite people on the face of the earth, my Gretel. Gretel was the best friend of my Oma(grandmother). Gretel along with four other women constituted my favorite people on the face of the earth. I called them my hummingbirds as they fled their homes in Germany following World War II and created a friendship which formed a family. I thought of these women as superheroes and never thought I would lose one.

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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Joseph Rios Jr
Jane Wyatt and sister
Both Jane and her sister were born before their father. Jane born 1910, Dad, C. B. Wyatt 1912. ???
Added by Joseph Rios Jr on Nov 17, 2014 9:55 PM
Shannon D.
Stopping by to say "Hi"
Wanted to leave you a message to let you know that I enjoyed your memorial to your Aunt Pauline. It is a wonderful tribute. Thank you for sharing.
Added by Shannon D. on Nov 16, 2014 5:56 PM
i like your new name, it fits just right, cause at some point in time trying to search for family, friends and such you do get Perplexed. J
Added by J on Oct 05, 2014 5:09 PM
RE: Gomes
Thank you so much for the beautiful words left before the transfer. They are very touching and very much appreciated.

I had asked regarding transfer of uncles and aunts (to include greats -which is heavy in the Gomes area) within that immediate group but one of your other messages looked as if that was not possible (but perhaps I read it wrong). If not, is there an easier way to make the family connections rather than one by one? I have the attention span of a goldfish at times and within a few days I forget who else I was adding and where I was working (I tend to keep going until my eyeballs dry out and threaten to has had me pulling all nighters many times!)

Thanks again for keeping them safe for me!

Added by Jenn on Oct 01, 2014 10:59 PM
Turlock Memorial Park
How do I add a new updated picture for this cemetery? I took a pic yesterday and would like it to be added to the photos that attach with the cemetery.

Added by Sillydays on Sep 17, 2014 10:38 AM
Dianne Delitto
RE: Dobbs

If you would like the Dobbs' memorials transferred to you, please let me know.

Added by Dianne Delitto on Sep 09, 2014 2:18 PM
Please contact the cemetery for grave location
Sunset Cemetery: Phone: 614-878-4692

if you want a picture;
Cemetery notes and/or description::
Sunset Cemetery:
Formerly known as Memorial Park.
NOTE: Photo volunteers need to have
written permission from deceased's
relative in order to take photos
at this cemetery.
This does not apply to family members
taking photos, but to photo volunteers.
Added by Patty on Sep 03, 2014 9:23 PM
Zoe Tom
John Ralston
I deleted the duplicate memorial, but preserved the info. temporarily, until we find the rest of his children, and I already found one of his missing children.

I am currently dealing with a person, who added Augustus Pearce Ralston with no dates.

Hopefully, that person is still active and will add all the data and then I can help her link that memorial up to his father.

Maybe you can talk her into transferring that memorial to you, if she isn't kin. His or her last name is "Smith", so she might be kin.

Write me directly.


Added by Zoe Tom on Aug 03, 2014 4:20 AM
Frank C
Lois Nettleton


I noticed that Ms Nettleton's photo looks remarkably like Reba McIntyre and not like her. How old was she in this photo?


Added by Frank C on Aug 01, 2014 7:45 AM
RE: Harvey Betz
I obtained the information from the Rose Hill Cemetery Book 1 which contains those buried until 1995. Book 2 is from 1995-2000. Thank you so much for your interest.
Added by DDavis on Jul 30, 2014 10:31 PM
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