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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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Would you be willing to transfer Sgt. George Williams #14759308 to me? He is my uncle. Thanks!
|Stephen McDonald UE||Kenneth MacDonald|
Thanks for the detailed bio on this B character actor. I'm currently watching him playing the bad guy in an old 1935 western called Border Vengeance.
I've seen him in a number of Three Stooges shorts. He was a good character actor. It's too bad Jerry Lewis didn't give him billing credit in the last movie MacDonald made, "Which Way To The Front?"
Thanks again for the detailed bio.
ps. Your blog was interesting too.
|Dan Hopkins||Robert Mernagh|
Hello, I was wondering where your information on him came from. An older brother of his, Matthew, is my wife's direct ancestor, and his story has been told through the generations.
Hi Carrie-Anne. I just wanted to say i think you have some great memorials and I enjoy looking through them.
Added by BellaBoo on Jun 20, 2016 3:46 PM
|Mary Beth||RE: 157950716|
The correct Find A Grave # is 14225013 (Elizabeth Lawlor Burns)...thank you for your help.
Hi Carrie Ann,
Could you please transfer owners ship of #157950716 to me, 48866013? This is my grandmother. Thank you.
|Barbara J. Smith-Odum||William F. Claxton|
William F. Claxton (Find A Grave Memorial# 12960575) was the grandson of my 3rd great grandparents Forbes Claxton and Mary Mullin Claxton. His parents were Terrence Claxton (Find A Grave Memorial# 155175330) and Ellen C. Pearl Claxton (Find A Grave Memorial# 155193035). I know that William's wife's name was Laura, but I do not know her maiden name. My guess is that she is buried next to William at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. I created memorial pages for his parents and submitted a request to link them to William.
|Barbara J. Smith-Odum||13852887 Philip Shafer|
Would you please consider transferring Philip Shafer (my mother's grandfather) to me. I have links and info I would like to include on this memorial.
|Barbara J. Smith-Odum||Philip Shafer Memorial 13852887|
Philip Shafer is my great-grandfather on my mother's side. Would you consider transferring this memorial to me so that I can keep it updated with family information and connections that I have. I would appreciate it very much. Thank you.
|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"
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