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C. Bryan (#46788769)
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Bio Photo Regarding SUNNYSIDE on Signal Hill - - Photo requests posted without location data are suspect since they might be for Forest Lawn on San Antonio at Cherry (which was called Sunnyside prior to 1978). I have a liaison position with management, and they are good about giving me sites. This arrangement is necessary because of past abuses of good will. I will post locations for the requests in the "problem notice," and maintain currency. Your cooperation assures accurate data and a satisfactory conclusion.

Please use any photos associated with your loved ones' sites as you desire; they belong to you. If you ask for permission, I'll know you can't read.
Transfers for anybody but close family if you have a good story - or even a bad lie. You can be adopted, or the ex.
íLa vida es demasiado corta como para objetar - Life's too short to quibble!

A note on why some 'souls' evade discovery: Think about it; there's little entertainment for the majority. One game everyone really gets into is to hide while we seek; hilarious watching us bumble about with growing frustration, using nicknames, omitting dates, or the ultimate - not paying for their marker!

Earliest ancestors Philadelphia 1697 on my father's side - My mother's side arrives in 1749 & 1751. Latest kin here by 1777.
In 1685 a Strode grandfather helped Monmouth's attempt to overthrow James II; and in 1745 another grandpa, this time a Grant, marched with Charles Stuart against George II - both causes failed utterly. Strode's son lost his purchase in England and fled eventually to Philadelphia (aboard a misnamed vessel in which he and his wife perished and his orphans prospered).
The strappan Sawney was transported in May of 1747 aboard the "Gildart', indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap. That whole pack has enough romantic burnishing to fill several Janice Holt Giles novels.

I'm NOT directly related to Daniel Boone of pioneer fame - but to two of his sisters (5th great-grandmothers - Mary's grandson, Luke, wed Elizabeth's granddaughter, Mary Sanders).
I'm NOT related to Gen. John J. Pershing - but his uncle, J.S. Pershing (by another wife of our common sire, J.M. Pershing) is my great-grandfather.
NOT connected to Wm. Jennings Bryan at all - former Secretary of State and thrice Presidential candidate, a dedicated public servant and son of a dedicated public servant, who once lent law books to the aforementioned Mr. Pershing.

My direct lineage seems to have had an aversion to military service but for a maternal great-grandpapa who got himself wounded by the defenders of Vicksburg.
Well, too, there was that earlier trouble in the late mid-1700s; a few grandpas mixed it up in the Ohio Valley, rode with Geo. Rogers Clark and the boys - other scuffles with the Tories in the Carolina and Kentucky hills. Most got pensions for their efforts (them who weren't Loyalists). Myself - I spent three years in the US Army working for the Security Agency.

And - this from another graver:
'Much better to be looking for dead people, than to have dead people looking for you.'

There is an underscore _ in my address below, not a space.
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Bernard Johnson
Larsen
Many thanks again for another super photo(s). They look great and you saved me a long trip. Easy level too, eh? Thanks so much.
Added by Bernard Johnson on Apr 17, 2015 6:28 PM
Toby
Lena and William Qualls
Dear C. Bryan,
What a dear surprise! It was so fast on my request and very wonderful of you to take several pictures of my Great Uncle and Aunt in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Cypress. You have a great style of writing their names on the top left side of the picture in yellow that is amazing. How can I say thank you for a great presentation like yours.
You are the best. God Bless you and thank you for helping others such as myself needing the closure of family in the "picture way".
Sincerely,
Toby
04/08/2015
Added by Toby on Apr 08, 2015 4:08 PM
Mary Anne Clark
RE: Thanks!
Okay, didn't expect that (transfer of Gene Hawkes Memorial) but happy to manage it. Would be keen to contact any living relatives there - any ideas? We live in New Zealand.
Added by Mary Anne Clark on Apr 01, 2015 10:50 PM
Bethany Robertson
Thank You
Thank You for the photos for Mary and Joseph Sutton that is my Grandfather and his second wife. Chances are I'm not going to get back out that way to get photos of their graves. Thanks for the long shot also.
Added by Bethany Robertson on Apr 01, 2015 2:49 PM
James Opoka
Dorothy & William Vroom
Thank you for fulfilling my photo requests so quickly. The photos are great! I also really appreciate you taking the photo of all of the family memorial markers together. I was looking for information on Marie Blume, and now I have it! What an added bonus.
Added by James Opoka on Mar 28, 2015 4:21 PM
Gracie Ann Matisyn
RE: Margaret Liberis - -
So Sorry for the inconvenience! I searched around and just found her at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in(Cypress) Orange County. I have deleted the old request and found someone else added her already there, but no photo of her stone on the memorial.
Added by Gracie Ann Matisyn on Mar 28, 2015 1:46 PM
Katy Divine
RE: Phillip, Kenneth, Kitty & Lynette Roberts
You have given me valuable information and laughter.
Keep up the good work. It is appreciated.
Katy
Added by Katy Divine on Mar 26, 2015 10:26 AM
Katy Divine
RE: Phillip, Kenneth, Kitty & Lynette Roberts
I am so pleased! You did such a terrific job.
And the cleaning of the gravestones! How did you do that? And the added flowers add a nice touch.
I can't thank you enough.
With your permission I will add these photos to our family tree in Ancestry and give you credit.

Added by Katy Divine on Mar 26, 2015 8:35 AM
Larry Kolmatycki
Mike Kolmatycki Thank You
Thank you so much for the picture of Mike's headstone. He is my first cousin and the bulk of the family is in Alberta. We kind of lost touch with Mike because of the distance involved. This will add another piece to our tree. Larry Kolmatycki
Added by Larry Kolmatycki on Mar 25, 2015 6:10 PM
klhlonghorn
Lawton
THANK YOU SO MUCH.. How did you clean the photo up to look so nice? Blessings, Karen
Added by klhlonghorn on Mar 25, 2015 2:30 PM
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