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James Clair (#46558213)
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Bio Photo Some of the surnames that I am researching are: Clair, Morgan, O'Connell, Immerfall, Kadinger or Kedinger, Schroeder on my father's side and the surname Ramsden who was raised by my great grandfather James Thomas Clair Jr.. McNair, Salmon, Payne, Hefner, Holland, Hudson, Hail or Hail on my mother's side. I am also researching my wifes' side. Rudy, Lawson, John, Ward and Jobe. Plus other families 19 in total. I am a member of the Schertz Cibolo Valley Area Genealogists operating out of the Schertz, Texas City Library. ************ NOTICE, NOTICE, NOTICE Because of people posting headstone photo's to GENI AND FAMILY TREES I have been asked by some contributor's that their name be cited. Also be polite and ask for permission first. I have copyrighted all photo's including those who have given me permission to use theirs. If I have not sited someone for the photo it is mine. BE POLITE
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Bruce Hicks
RE: Laubach
I'm not related. The corrections come from mainly their death certificates and some from censuses.
Added by Bruce Hicks on Dec 13, 2014 9:24 AM
Rick Elwood
RE: Wright's
Yes please use the photo I took of your loved ones' grave marker!
Added by Rick Elwood on Dec 07, 2014 4:26 PM
Carolyn Nash Hickman
RE: Michael Criswell
You are welcome. You are free to use the photo. You do not have to cite me. It is a pleasure to take pictures for others because many have done the same for me.
Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Nash Hickman on Dec 06, 2014 2:55 AM
bluelady
RE: John Clare at Woodlawn
Well I hope when this one stone gets "righted" it will give us more information. I will keep you informed.
Added by bluelady on Dec 01, 2014 6:15 PM
Marilyn Dahl
Dalmon McNair
yes please feel free to use the marker photo for your genealogy
Marilyn
Added by Marilyn Dahl on Dec 01, 2014 4:53 PM
bluelady
John Clair woodlawn
The secretary and I have been doing some snooping. Would you happen to know the name of the wife? The reason I ask is because there is a discrepancy of what the last name is in the transcriptions of the hand written burial ledger for both this person and a wife. The stones there for them just say Mother and Father so that was no help. Both were in their 80's if I recall when they died. Any more detail you can give will help us solve the problem. Thanks
bluelady
Added by bluelady on Dec 01, 2014 2:17 PM
William Kazupski
RE: Question for all to see
looks like it was hacked... sorry
Added by William Kazupski on Nov 30, 2014 9:55 PM
Doc Wilson
RE: Thomas Darnell
Sgt. Darnell died during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, which took place on a broad front roughly between St. Menehould on the west and Verdun on the east. According to his interment record I found online, he was originally buried in the American Cemetery at Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, Departement of the Meuse, Lorraine Region, and then his remains were brought home in 1921.

I have an idea where the 356th Infantry Regiment was operating (see http://www.90thdivisionassoc.org/90thDivisionFolders/mervinbooks/WWI360/WWI36001/WWI36001.htm), but without knowing whether he was killed in action or died of wounds or disease in hospital, I can't pinpoint the specific location more exactly than to say, broadly, he was in the Meuse Department when he died.

Hope this helps.

Doc
Added by Doc Wilson on Nov 30, 2014 12:48 PM
Doc Wilson
RE: Thomas Darnell
Yes, "Europe" was the old designation for Section 18. I don't know when they made the change, but when the original records from Arlington were put online, they used the info from the old handwritten 3x5 cards. Now all the white soldiers from World War I are in Section 18, and the black soldiers (in what used to be called the "Colored" section) are in Section 19. I learned about this when I first went to Arlington to research WWI interments and asked one of the receptionists in the welcome center about locating what I had in my notes as the "Colored" section. She gave me a very funny look and said, very levelly, "We don't _have_ a colored section." (She must have thought I was some kind of racist.) When I asked about someone in the "European" section, her face cleared and she told me about the change. And FWIW, there are a couple of other sections set aside for black veterans who made it home -- Section 25, f'rinstance -- just as Section 19 was set aside for black soldiers who died overseas.

FYI -- a couple of years ago I visited Arlington specifically to photograph all the WWI interments. I've posted the one I took of Sgt. Darnell's marker, but it pushed your portrait of him off the opening view page. You might want to re-arrange the photos so the portrait comes first, followed by whichever of the marker photos you prefer. (And if you'd rather not have mine on there at all, just let me know and I'll remove it.)

Regards,
Doc
Added by Doc Wilson on Nov 30, 2014 8:49 AM
N.J "Joanna" Patterson
Irvine McNair Fowser
Take a look at her memorial now that I have added the info that I found. That should explain it.
I also saw her death certificate.
Added by N.J "Joanna" Patterson on Nov 15, 2014 2:32 PM
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