I was born in Los Angeles but lived most of my life in San Francisco. I will always remember those who influenced my life... but especially my dear friends who live on in spirit. I want to make sure they will never be forgotten or their lives taken for granted.
I am a proud direct descendant of William Sprague who came to America in 1629 aboard the ship "Lyon's Whelp". Two of my direct ancestors were Revolutionary War heroes. Another fought in the Civil War and was wounded in the battle at Stone's River in Tennessee. Further back I am directly descended from King Louis VII, Henry I, II and III and Saint Margaret among others. These people led extraordinary lives and inspire me every day.
I am honored to have written the biographies for the following famous people here on findagrave... Tyrone Power, Irene Dunne, Janet Gaynor, Erich Von Stroheim, Helmut Newton, David Brian, Charles Ives, Ernest Tidyman, Eugen Sandow, Maestro Lorin Maazel, Martinus Sieveking, Samuel H. Kress, Bronislaw Kaper, Albert Frey, Fontella Bass, Maestro Kurt Masur, Clifton A. Sprague, Governor of Virginia Frederick W. M. Holliday.
RE: Elias Sprague You're Welcome.....You Enjoy Spring, too !!! I just mowed part of my yard, the BIG PART, for the first time....It's fun back there. I can go diff. directions each time & it looks nice. Nothing in the way like around the house & bldgs. !!!
Elias Sprague I finally had time to go thru all of my Cemetery Books today & I DO NOT find any listing for an Elias Sprague.....These books only list the graves that have tombstones. So, that does not mean he isn't buried around here. I have all the books for Coshocton Co. that they have made & they only have one more to do....I have some for Guernsey, Muskingum and Tuscarawas Counties, too, so I have looked thru all of them..... Sorry.
RE: Elias Sprague I'll look thru all the books I have for my County & see if I can find anything else. I have all the books for every township except the last one that they are still working on. They sure help when I go out to find the tombstones....I have been out "tombstoning" for 2 days straight & I have to stay home today to get all the photos I took labeled & entered on F-A-G !!!! My dad's sister married a Sprague & her husb.'s dad is buried in Plainfield Cem. (Ira Clifton Sprague)....I remember him and they always called him Cliff. Would you, Please, send me the Dates for Elias, again, so I will have the correct info ?? Thanks.
Kress Building - Lubbock Texas I enjoyed reading your bio of Mr. Kress. I admire him also. I shopped often at the Kress 5 & 10 store when I was very young. The beautiful building still stands in Lubbock to this day.
RE: South Lawn, Coshocton We were so fortunate as to connect with those we know in the state to photograph the gravesite, etc. I have even been in contact with Catholic and Protestant clergy to bless the grave and others nearby. Thank you always for your work for all ancestors and deceased loved ones. Happy holidays.
RE: Tina When a marker is placed, let us know and we will be happy to get a photo for you and her family and friends in the USA. All of my family is in the USA and they will never see my grave when I go so a photo is the next best thing. Australia is an awesome place though!! I am sure she is resting well. Cheers - Robert and Rebecca McIntosh PS The plot should read Matthews with a double T if you would like to fix that up. RM's