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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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Sadie Hodgkinson
Thank you very much for the photos at Forrest Lawn.
Added by Brian on May 28, 2015 10:37 PM
Gayla Oman
I see you have added Stokesbary's to Forest Lawn Cemetery. Didn't know if you were related or it was a request you filled. I am looking for Jasper and Helen Stokesbary. Jasper would be the uncle of Clarence William Stokesbary #129008687 in Forest Lawn.
I have a family book that states Jasper and Helen were buried in Sunnyside, which I believe is now Forest Lawn. Jasper died 1963, Helen 1966. Any help or information would be greatly appreciated!
Added by Gayla Oman on May 26, 2015 11:15 AM
Myra Jean Hall
Capt Wm M. Meyers
Thanks for the pictures your took of him, his wife & sister for me.
Now I just have his 2nd wife: Elizabeth (Valeri)Scherer and his nephew: NBC/CBS Exec. John Fred "Jack" Meyers and his family to locate in California.
Just a tidbit on William. Capt in Westport Police force in Kansas City, MO area; Upon arrival into CA he was employed by Universal Studios for actress: Mae West as her personal body guard.
Thanks again
Myra Jean
Added by Myra Jean Hall on May 21, 2015 7:03 AM
Diana Martin
Thank you!
I just wanted to thank you for taking such beautiful pictures of my father, Michael Rutledge, grave site. The flowers pictured were so nice to see as I can't get out there much. We really appreciate you doing that for us.

Many thanks,
Diana Martin :)
Added by Diana Martin on May 06, 2015 5:18 PM
Thank you! What a wonderful surprise to see the wonderful photos of my cousin Sarah Tupper and her husband John Ray. They are a beautiful addition to their memorials. I only requested them this morning.

Thank you!
Added by Famlygeni on Apr 30, 2015 12:29 AM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
Photo requests fulfilled
You have fulfilled by requests for photos at the Forest Lawn Cemeteries both in Long Beach and in Cypress (Nora Tennyson & Della Elizabeth Erickson, respectively), and I just wanted to let you know how impressed I am with the way that you present the graves. These large cemeteries must be very difficult to find individual graves in, but you have presented overviews with structures in the background that would make it easier for one to go to the cemetery and actually find them. You also have given the row of graves for the family, each marked with their identity. Thank you so very, very much!
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Apr 29, 2015 1:40 PM
Lou Jeanne McCurry
Thank you so much for fulfilling my Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress) request! Thanks, too for letting me know that there are not any other McCurry's in the area. Your picture is proudly on my family tree giving you the credit!

Barbara Parker
Added by BParker on Apr 25, 2015 7:23 PM
Thank you for Myron's photos, the close-up and the surrounding area. His memorial is now complete. Have a great day!
Added by RHare on Apr 20, 2015 6:54 AM
Bernard Johnson
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
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".
Added by Toby on Apr 08, 2015 4:08 PM
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