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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, still performing and haved 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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Serena Keech
Joseph Rutherford (Alamo)
Joseph was my 4th great Grandfather. Thank you for doing such a beautiful job on his memorial. I just thought I should add that James Durst sold Carmelita "160" acres for his affection and $1.00. I have the original deed. Thank goodness the members of my family were packrats!! ;0) Serena Keech
Added by Serena Keech on Mar 06, 2015 5:26 PM
Kathleen Pearson
RE: Jesse Root -18925672
Hi - I just realized that I didn't respond to your note regarding Jessie Root - totally agree with you - so much family - blows one's mind. Thank you for your help.

Kat
Added by Kathleen Pearson on Mar 06, 2015 4:25 PM
William Bjornstad
RE: Bi re-writes,
John,

I can't remember if I responded to your post or not but in the event I didn't, I will be sure and notify you if I make any future rewrites to your famous memorials.

Thanks,

Willaim Bjornstad
Find A Grave Member ID #47016546
Added by William Bjornstad on Feb 25, 2015 6:47 AM
Steve
RE: Thank you!
What a great companion and friend he was - a treasure to remember forever. Steve
Added by Steve on Feb 23, 2015 8:21 PM
Carrie George-Nichols
Elmer Lincoln Fulton
I wanted to ask permission to use the photo of Elmer Lincoln Fulton that you posted on Find A Grave.

Thank you for all that you do!!
Added by Carrie George-Nichols on Feb 21, 2015 7:01 AM
Ron Guilmette
James L Bates
John
I read your post on breveted Brigadier General James L. Bates. General Bates was also a Commissioner of the Massachusetts State Police appointed in 1871 and served through 1874.
The state police is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year. 1865-2015.
Thank you for your efforts to keep those who served alive.

RIP General Bates

Ron Guilmette
MA State Police (Retired
MA State Police Museum
Added by Ron Guilmette on Feb 10, 2015 5:17 PM
Kathy Robinson
RE: Gen. Hobart Hap Gay
Thank you so much!!
Kathy
Added by Kathy Robinson on Feb 02, 2015 4:36 PM
Kathy Robinson
Gen. Hobart Hap Gay
Hi John,
Thank you for adding the awesome bio to Gen. Hobart Gay's memorial. I am a genealogist in Pike County, Illinois, (where Gen. Gay was from originally) and would like to ask for your permission to use your bio on a free (all volunteer) genealogy website called: http://genealogytrails.com/ill/pike/

I am currently working with the volunteer webmaster of the site to get our Pike county military veterans acknowledged and place as many biographies as possible on the website. I would love to include your biography of Gen. Gay and would naturally credit you for your hard work creating it.

Sincerely,
Kathy Robinson

Added by Kathy Robinson on Feb 02, 2015 12:06 PM
Carol Schott
John neilson
Thank you for all your work. I wonder where Colonel Neilson's sword is now?
Carol Schott
Added by Carol Schott on Jan 31, 2015 10:57 PM
Jay Lance
THANK YOU!
Thanks for your good work, thanks for your service (both military and LE)! Good people like you are one reason I am here and joined...thanks again!
Added by Jay Lance on Jan 29, 2015 4:51 PM
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