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Rick Kauffman (#47010205)
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Just a guy that enjoys history and thinks that history and geneology are an important part of our lives. I was born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, and now I live outside of Houston, Texas. At home, I am trying to get as many local cemeteries listed as possible. I am currently focusing on "forgotten" and out of the way cemeteries in East Texas. I also travel quite a bit with my job, so in the evenings on the road, I visit local cemeteries and try to fulfill photo requests. I also travel back to Western PA frequently and try to get cemeteries there.

I try my best to try and find out as much as possible about each person using public records, obituaries, etc. However, I know that I will make mistakes. PLEASE let me know if there are any errors so that I can correct them.

Transfers: Please follow the FAG guidelines for transfers. If the person memorialized is not a direct relative - as defined by FAG - please do not ask for transfers.

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rar1214
RE: James Twinn
I completely understand. I will send you a lengthy biography with all the correct information. Some of the children's names were misspelled and his cause of death was incorrect. Thank you very much for doing this and also a pre-thank you for correcting those small errors. Please use what you feel is pertinent information. Although extremely impoverished, he lived an extremely interesting life. I hope you enjoy the pictures I added to his profile.

James Henry Twinn was born on July 6, 1888 in Rayleigh, England. He was the only child of William Glasscock and Rachel Twinn. In 1897 at the age of 9, James lost his father and again in 1900 at the age of 12, he lost his mother. Being an orphan, he was placed in the Chertsey Union Workhouse under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Barnardo. In 1902 at the age of 14, he was shipped to Omemee, Ontario, Canada aboard the SS Colonial. He was placed as an indentured servant to Frederick G. Sandy in Omemee. At the age of 17, he ran away from the farm and joined a traveling circus. During the next years working for the circus he learned to play 6 different instruments. The circus took him to California. He joined the US Army in 1910 and was placed in the 18th Band Unit of the 3rd Division of the US Army. In California, he met his first wife, Louise Belle Loeser. They married on September 20, 1913. During this time, he and Louise Belle had 8 children: James Henry, Rose Louise, Spencer Robert, Edgar Thompson “Scotty,” Willow Esther, Elbert Alfred “Bo,” Gertrude Anna, Louis Bell. Shortly after the birth of Louis Twinn, his wife Louise Belle died in Little Rock, Ark. on Feb. 3, 1930. In the summer of 1930, he married Anna Bell Dotson and moved to Houston, TX. They had 4 children: Clarence Richard, Betty Jean, Bernice Polly, and Walter Eugene. One March 13, 1938, he passed away of a heart attack. His school-aged children from Louise Belle Loeser were placed in an orphanage in Houston, TX. The Twinn family is a proud military family. Each of his sons served in the United States Military. A few of the many anecdotes, James Henry Jr. was a POW during the Battle of the Bulge. Elbert Alfred was in the US Navy during World War II and the US Army during the Korean War. Louis Bell joined the US Army using a fake age during World War II. He was only 16 years old. He died serving the country during the Vietnam War.

Added by rar1214 on Jan 17, 2015 8:39 PM
Jon Edens
Lori Edens
Thank you for transferring her memorial over to me. If you need anything up in Montgomery County, just ask.
Added by Jon Edens on Dec 01, 2014 4:35 PM
Lynn
Magdalene Wickliff Mallet
I appreciate very much for you adding the maiden and parental links to Magdalene's memorial. I know you spend much of your time with findagrave memorials, and I thank you very much.
Added by Lynn on Nov 24, 2014 7:28 AM
Stephanie Bodiford
Transfer
I'd like to request the transfer of my Grandparents Opal Huelsenkamp Harrington and Clarence Butch Harrington. Thank you!
Added by Stephanie Bodiford on Nov 23, 2014 8:07 PM
Scott Chase
Olive Dicks
who is the Father of Billy Ray Tanner in her Memorial
Added by Scott Chase on Nov 23, 2014 6:40 PM
Cheryl Burks
Harry Earl Swarthout
Thanks for the transfer of my grandfather's memorial.
Added by Cheryl Burks on Nov 18, 2014 9:31 PM
Cheryl Burks
Frederick Ransom Swarthout
Thanks for the transfer. I will take good care of it. This is my great grandfather. I love researching all sides of the family and my husbands family also. It has been so rewarding finding so many on Find A Grave.
Added by Cheryl Burks on Nov 18, 2014 8:07 AM
Charlotte Smith Muir
RE: Kittie Haddon
Census reports are not always accurate either, so that can be tricky as well. I do know it was also not uncommon to name another children the same name if a child passes. So, this could be the case as well. Just thought I'd inquire since I am working that part of my family tree. Thank you for taking the time tor respond :)
Added by Charlotte Smith Muir on Oct 09, 2014 8:44 PM
Gloria Marshall
Daniel Richardsons
Hi Rick, I'm looking for 3 photos of Richardsons, grand-dad, dad and son.
1. Daniel Richardson, England 1722-1777
2. Daniel Jr. Richardson 1755-1796
3. Daniel Long Richardson 1793-1849
Any information would be appreciated. They are my grand- dads!
Thank you!!
Added by Gloria Marshall on Oct 07, 2014 11:03 AM
Debra Rodriguez
Thank You
Just wanted to thank you for adding the information. It is greatly appreciated.
Added by Debra Rodriguez on Sep 27, 2014 12:11 PM
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