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Carrie-Anne (#46778926)
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Bio Photo I have always taken very seriously the teaching that honoring and respect for the dead is the highest most important mitzvah one can do, for there is no ulterior motive and no way it can ever be repaid. Every life deserves to be remembered, honored, and celebrated. Those who were deprived of the dignity, honor, and respect of having graves to show that they too once walked the earth especially need to be remembered, honored, and celebrated.

My interest in graving stems from my interest in genealogy and my love of history and all things old. My particular interests are the graves of children and young adults, soldiers (particularly from the Civil War), and old graves. It's very important that old graves in particular be recorded while they still can; quite a few of the 19th century ones I've photographed have taken a real beating from time, the elements, and unobservant caretakers. I originally became a member of the site to leave notes and virtual flowers on the graves of my favorite famous people (the first one I ever left was for Stan Laurel on his 40th Jahrzeit, or death anniversary), but over time I've moved more towards the non-famous side of the site. I still do enjoy visiting the virtual graves of famous people and leaving them flowers and notes, particularly my favorite comedians and actors. I also enjoy writing bios for famous folks who deserve longer and more detailed bios instead of just basic bios that are only a sentence or two in length. It's a small way to honor them and repay them for all of the good they did on earth, all of the joy they brought to their fans or admirers. Most of my famous bios are for people from the Golden Age of Hollywood (actors, comedians, and people behind the camera) and Russian royalty, though I've also done some for people whose fame came from other sources.

Among the surnames I am researching are Sviatko, Wickline, Vargovich, Wellek, Spirnak, Coukart, Coombs, Mormak, Neiman, and Seigfred (or Seifred). I'd also love any additions to my list of famous limpers.

I always appreciate any flowers and notes left for my relatives and other special people, particularly for my paternal grandfather, my great-grandmother Alice, her little sister Annie (who died in childhood) and her baby brother George, their father Hugo, who was sadly killed in a horrible accident at the age of only forty-three, and my old school friend Fiona, who also sadly died in the prime of life.
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jim stephens
Lon Chaney

I read a newspaper article on Lon Chaney which stated in his estate he left a $550,000 estate.

All but $1 went to his then wife and his ex wife got the dollar.

His son Creighton Tull Chaney (Lon Chaney, Jr.) was provided for.

Interestingly the article says there were provisions for a brother, John Chaney, and a sister, Carrie Keys. I'll try to leave the article link below, don't know if findagrave will let me, or Google will honor it for long enough for you to get it.

The newspaper was the "Reading Eagle" Sept 5, 1930 Page 6, article title is "Bulk of Lon Chaney's Estate left to widow"

I've not done any research about his family other than looking up the grave (and seeing you own the entry) and googling for "lon chaney estate"
Added by jim stephens on Aug 21, 2015 9:24 PM
bill preston
Sister Mary Edwina Luby
Carrie-Anne: Thank you for updating my aunt's profile. Regards, Bill Preston
Added by bill preston on Jun 22, 2015 12:43 PM
Thank you
for the labor of love you have undertaken in remembering the victims of the Holocaust.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 03, 2015 6:48 AM
brown eyes
heroes of Shoah
While going on a random walk I came across your memorial to Ala Gertner. I looked at some of the others from her story. I am a teacher and we as a group are doing a unit on genocides and the Holocaust. While watching an Anne Frank documentary I recognized the name of the museum Yad Verhem. So I went back to the memorial of Ala. I would like your permission to use your memorials from the Heroes of Shoah as a resource for our students. It makes the history more real if the kids connect. Thanking you for all your efforts.
Alice Stanek
Added by brown eyes on May 18, 2015 7:10 PM
bill preston
Sister Mary Edwina Luby
Thanks for updating. If you would transfer management to me , it would be appreciated. Sister Edwina is my aunt. Bill Preston
Added by bill preston on May 13, 2015 6:43 PM
Moe Howard
Hi Carrie-Anne,

Nice job on the Moe Howard biography. There are a couple of errors however, both common.

Where you say "Three years later, in 1925, Larry Fine joined their act." Larry Fine actually joined in 1928, and at that point, Moe had not yet returned, so it was Larry, Shemp, and Ted Healy at that time. Shemp was getting ready to leave the act and he thought Larry would be a good replacement, to which Ted agreed.

Secondly, where you say "In 1926, when Helen became pregnant with their daughter Joan, she asked him to leave vaudeville so they could concentrate on their new family. He agreed to this request, unsuccessfully working in real estate for a year, and then, just as unsuccessfully, opening his own retail store. It became clear that he wasn't cut out for a life outside of show business, and so in 1927 he returned to performing." Moe was actually off doing this business from 1927 - 1929. He returned to Ted Healy in 1929 after the abysmal business failures which you correctly noted.

Very nice job however, and thank you for your very important and well written contributions to Moe Howard's memorial on this site.

Omid G.
Added by Shaj on May 04, 2015 11:26 PM
Adam CzerniaKow 17230819
Hi Carrie-Anne
I don't know if you are aware, but a contributor has left a picture of the Holy Bible, which is, of course, Protestant or Christian. It is a VERY inappropriate memorial. Perhaps you can give the contributor the chance to remove it, or I know that Find A Grave will remove it immediately if you request removal.

Added by Amanda on Oct 31, 2014 4:59 PM
William M. Wood
Mary Agatha Glynn O'Donoghue
Hi Carrie-Anne

Mary, her husband and Son (Patrick Joseph Sr & Jr) are buried next to their mother in the SAME CEMETERY (Fort Lincoln), but their FindAGrave entries are made by two other members. Is there anyway to JOIN them by referencing them together?
Added by William M. Wood on Oct 23, 2014 11:55 AM
Sister Mary O'
Added by Anonymous on Apr 29, 2014 12:44 PM
Lisacul Rosie
Wilmount Cemetery ,Galway

Another of your Titanic passengers 17861813, you have buried in the above cemetery. Not surprisingly this is not a known cemetery name in the Athenry area and I would suggest you review your sources.

In response to my previous post on Chappel Finnerty you will find this cemetery in Galway the GPS location being 53.43787 -8.36575.

If you visit the Galway Council site they have a tremendous cemetery location aid where you can locate over 300 of the County cemeteries and view locations from satellite views far superior to Find A Grave or Google earth for the whole County.
Added by Lisacul Rosie on Apr 24, 2014 11:45 PM
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