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Lester Letson (#46627920)
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Bio Photo Born and raised in Fresno, California of Alabama born parents, got into Genealogy in 1997 when I could not figure out what else to do with this computer on-line. I have built up quite a lot of pictures of old shots of Clay County and Jefferson County Alabama. I have visited most of the cemeteries of my ancestors and my Wife's ancestors in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. A Self-proclaimed Historian with a California Historical society (E Clampus Vitus), I am visiting places of historical interest and with my trusty Dimage , Vivitar and Olympus digital cameras have been taking pictures of headstones at whatever cemeteries we may visit and Historical Monuments in our travels in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Washington. In Fresno, I have added the 1919 biographies of early Fresno residents from the Paul E Vandor book titled "The History of Fresno County" to as many listings as I could. If you have something you would like to have added to a Bio, just drop me a line.

I follow FindaGrave rules and usually transfer close relatives within 30 days. You can complain to the FindaGrave administrators if you want, but you will likely find they too have little patience for impatient people.
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RE: Lt Gary Letson
Thank you Sir.
Added by SigEp Patriots Project on Jul 02, 2015 10:00 PM
Jonathon Humphrey
eugene parrish
hi Lester its Jonathon again i think i have fixed the problem can you please check and let me know i don't think i have a picture of Eugene H but ill check if not would you like e to get a pic of his

Added by Jonathon Humphrey on Jun 27, 2015 5:59 AM
Jonathon Humphrey
RE: wrong Eugene Parrish
o im sorry thoght i posted the right pictur i was having problems with my camera uploading what was the name on the memorail and i will change it asap
Added by Jonathon Humphrey on Jun 27, 2015 5:56 AM
L Mastan
Alton & Preston Williams
Thank you for so quickly accepting the edits for both Alton and Preston Williams. It is so good to have them both linked to their parents!!
Added by L Mastan on Jun 25, 2015 11:42 AM
Otto Duo
George M. Furneaux
Thank you so much for adding that picture of George M. Furneaux. He was married to my Aunt Ruby Furneaux (Sutter) Who I was never able to meet. It would be amazing to see a picture of her, and even more amazing to see a picture of her sister, my Grandmother Roberta Sutter Harris. So glad you posted that pic. :)
Added by Otto Duo on Jun 07, 2015 2:07 PM
Thank you Lester, for transferring Ed & Sybil Tipton, to me. You do such good work. Thanks mygen
Added by mygen on Jun 05, 2015 9:15 AM
Deborah McCue-Jolly
54881813 James McMullen
Hello Lester wanted to let you know that their is 1 more Page for (my uncle) Jimmie I dont know how you would go about on combining them as 1. Yours is the first one posted but all the info is on te other page the other memorial number is 122405465 and this is linked to his wife Leola J Matthews McMullen (my Aunt). Just wanted to let you know Thanks C
Added by Deborah McCue-Jolly on Jun 02, 2015 11:12 PM
RE: John King
I believe you are correct and this is him. Great! I have never heard of SFGenealogy dot com before, so thank you! Thats a really good site! It is always good to find another resource - especially free ones. John was 72 in the 1930 census and that death record you found through LatterDaySnts says the deceased was 74 so it just all matches so well. Also thank you for the info that the little stone shows 1932 on it. Jerry at the cemetery said John is next to Abbie so I will take THAT grave location off and change the date of death for John to 1932. Thanks!
Added by Wisterial on May 25, 2015 8:48 PM
RE: Guadalupe Ortiz
Hi Lester, I was planning on adding Guadalupe, just hadn't gotten to it yet, but would love if you would & request a photo for me to claim. Thanks for offering!
Added by Nancy/catsaver on May 25, 2015 6:09 AM
RE: John King
Hi Lester, Thanks, I wish somebody from my family was alive to tell me which is the right one. The J. King grave you're calling John King might be him, but my family and the cemetery fellow Jerry also said Jonathan is buried next to Abbie, not Solomon. I do know they take the death record info from whomever is present to give it upon death, not always accurate. I went back to the California Death Index and looked; The middle name is "A", the birth year is right according to the family Bible and the census records, and the town he died at is right. Could the informant have stated his first name wrong, or could the entry clerk have erred on the first name -Of course. The grave next to Solomon may be his, or may be James, Jennie, or Jemima? (We actually DO have more Johns as well! )You said it belongs to John - how do you come to this conclusion? I hope it is him! Are there any dates on that small marker - does it say 1932? If it does, it can't be Jemima, Solomon's mom, or Jonathan, (yes, another Jonathan) Solomon's dad.
This is as far as I can get with this one. I added a note to the memorial to state that the death record shows first name "David" but everything else matches, that way if someone else is looking maybe they might have a way to look into it. At least the cemetery has his name, so we know that he's in that cemetery & near his family. I'm happy you have taken an interest in Jonathan's grave location as i can use all the help I can get & I'd be interested in hearing if you find anything else on him, or that "J" grave. Something verifiable would be SO helpful. Anyway, Lester, this is small potatoes, not to worry. Have a great Memorial Day.
Added by Wisterial on May 24, 2015 1:02 AM
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