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Janice (O'Bryan) Byington (#46607209)
 member for 10 years, 7 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo I have loved recording my family history for about 40 years and teaching the last 15.

My Children's PATERNAL: Byington, Carr, Molland, Holkins, Gallaway, Norton, Terry, Williams, Hall, Frisbie, Swetland, Butler, Donaldson, Piper, Little, Burdick, Munsee, Moore Also: Kofoed, Bell, Jensen, Munch, Christensen, Booth, Panting, Crook, Madsen, Larsen, Garwood, Davies, Kerby, Lane

My Children's MATERNAL: O'Bryan, Whitworth, Kochendarfer, Schluneger, Mize, Robinson, Hall, Copeland, Rogers, Philips, Baer, King, Pratz, Lebo, Nooner, Reynolds Also: Harper, Gowan, Smith, Putnam, Brock, King, Boniface, Pitcher, Spooner, Griffin, Brassell, Allen, Dolby, Robbins, Murray

Some of the memorials I manage are family, but it never hurts to ask to have a memorial transferred. Please include your relationship to the deceased when you make your request by using the EDIT button on the memorial you wish to have transferred. If you are related in any way it will probably be yours, unless it has been promised to another (or my family), in which case, the closest related person will get it. In my opinion, the Golden Rule trumps the guidelines, and hoarding is just stingy and small. I firmly believe family should be with family. Thanks for understanding.

Mistakes happen, I'm famous for finger errors and welcome any additions or corrections. When asking for a memorial correction, addition, or transfer, PLEASE use "Edit" then "Suggest A Correction" on the memorial you wish to have updated instead of posting message's on this page. Thanks

Any photos I add are from public sites, with no known restrictions on publication. If you find a photo that you claim as your property I will remove it at your request. My objective in adding photos is to honor these people and to aid fellow researchers with their genealogy. See this website for pointers for headstone pointers.

I am very thankful for all the work those who create memorials have done on the behalf of others, like myself, so we may pay respect to our deceased family members, no matter how far.

I would also like to thank all of the wonderful volunteer photographers. You are doing a great service to digitally preserve these cemeteries, helping to preserve the memory of those that have gone before us.

"Thank you" seems such small words, considering the time, effort, and personal sacrifice that goes into making this great site.
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Messages left for Janice (O'Bryan... (82)[Leave Message]
RE: Robert Leroy O'Bryan # 23661757
Hi Janice - Robert L. O'Bryan 23661757 was my dad. His brother was Vincent O'Bryan 104001887. I show you as having Vince. I have attached Parlan 27628955 and Agnes Welsh 27662737 to my dad. Parlan's parents are attached to Parlan - that would be Richard 27662674 and Mary Jane McKee 27662698. Morris was Richard's father and he came from Ireland supposedly as a child. I do not know where. Morris was in Massachusetts, then moved with the RR to Rock Island,Illinois. I believe he died sometime in the early 1870's. His wife, Johanna Geary remarried in Rock Island in 1874. They all moved on to Iowa, and spread out from there. I do not know where in Ireland these O'Bryan's are from. I have been to Ireland and have looked at records. It is like looking for a needle in a hay stack. The genealogist that helped me said the records are there. I looked at some on microfilm and I could have been there days. He said eventually they will get transcribed.
Added by Peggy on Oct 16, 2014 3:43 PM
Hi Janice - Saw your post for Vincent O'Bryan. He was my dad's brother, my uncle. My O'Bryan's are from Ireland, Massachusetts, Illinois, Iowa then California. My dad was Robert and he is buried in Cambria, CA. Peggy
Added by Peggy on Oct 09, 2014 12:43 PM
Angie Vinyard-Firestine
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 43321554
I notice on your profile that you're related to the Halls. My great-grandparents were Millie & David Hall. How do you tie in the Hall family?
Added by Angie Vinyard-Firestine on Aug 14, 2014 10:28 AM
Eligio Peņa
RE: Mont Meta Memorial Park, TX

I forgot to mention that if you need me to transfer, I have no issues.
Added by Eligio Peņa on May 26, 2014 8:06 PM
William Brackett
Daniel S. Wilson father of Ursual (Wilson) Barnes
Looking for living descendants in the Kalamazoo area of Daniel W. Wilson, father of Ursual Wilson who married Tillotson Barnes. Their daughter was Celestia (Barnes) Parker. The Kalamazoo DAR are trying to get a Revolutionary Soldier marker placed on his grave and may need a living descendant to sign the form.
Added by William Brackett on Apr 10, 2014 7:20 AM
Julie Ballard
Calvary Cemetery in Louisville
I saw all of your photo requests at Calvary in Louisville. This is a massive cemetery so finding anyone without the plot location will be impossible. If you call the Catholic Cemeteries office at (502) 451-7710, they can give you the plot information. Send it to me and I'll look for them.
Added by Julie Ballard on Apr 05, 2014 7:15 AM
Luckily some cemetery lists explained some abbreviations. I've since seen an alternative, but it essentially means the same thing:
SSW="same stone with" or "shares stone with." And I think in some newer cemeteries where all the markers are flat bronze ones instead of actual stones you might find SMW (or s/m/w).
Added by RobMinteer57 on Mar 18, 2014 9:23 AM
Catherine Drew in Westview
I see your request for a photo on findagrave for Westview Cemetery. I am familiar with that cemetery and would be happy to look for you. Would you please call the cemetery office at 404-755-6611 to find out the section and lot numbers for your request? The office is reluctant to give me that information and in fact has threatened to charge me for it. They do however give it easily to relatives. The cemetery is massive and that section/lot information will help me narrow the search.
Added by Phil on Mar 07, 2014 5:18 PM
Deborah Reehl
RE: Martin Luther Dennis
Birdie Etta Jennings was born May 27,1916 and passed on Aug 12 1962 She was 46 at the time. From what I remember being told she was injured in a accident on the teeter totter at school and suffered from a injury to her spine that caused paralysis to her legs.That happened when she was in middle school or high school unsure of time. She was in a wheelchair as long as I knew her. She was one of the sweetest Aunt's that a person could have.
She never married. Someone said she had a boyfriend when she was younger but that he was killed during the war. She lived with her Mother even after they moved to Durant OK near her older sister Marie Duncan and they went to live in a nursing home there as Grandmother could no longer take care of her but would not leave her alone. She always said she would live as long as Birdie was alive.They are both buried side by side At Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore OK. Her dad is buried in Pruitt Cemetery outside of Ardmore. I just started looking for info on my dads family so will be adding pictures and things as i find them.
Added by Deborah Reehl on Mar 06, 2014 12:37 AM
B.J. Waters
Okay I finally finished adding the photos I had for your photo requests. I notice you have a couple in Holy Cross (Culver City) that have been open requests for a year! As you can see, Holy Cross had 178 open requests and I think I know why. I went there once because my maternal great-grandparents are buried there. The staff gave me a couple of locations without a problem. But after that, I heard from someone else that one of the volunteers showed up there with a printout of all the open requests and the staff popped a cork and refused to give them locations. Maybe that is why there has not been any requests fulfilled for so long.

My Saturdays this month are taken up already, but I will try to go over there next month with at least your requests and see what happens.

Best regards,
Added by B.J. Waters on Mar 02, 2014 7:27 PM
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