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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. They hold real still and don't give each other up, 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, indentured, got a pass - then joined the opportunistic hoards flooding through Cumberland Gap.
Or not. That whole pack has enough romantic burnishing to fill several Janice Holt Giles novels.

I'm NOT related to Daniel Boone of pioneer fame - I'm related 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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Carol Horne
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Thank you for the photos, they are very much appreciated!
Added by Carol Horne on Jul 28, 2014 4:15 AM
Thank you very much
Dear C,
I can't thank you enough for taking the photographs of my Sister's gravesite. I had no idea that she did not have a marker. I noticed the flowers that seemed to be on top of her gravesite. It was a very kind and thoughtful thing to do.
I hope and pray that this kindness finds it's way back to you.
G Javier
Added by 2ifbyC on Jul 27, 2014 6:43 PM
Thanks so much for taking this picture of my husband's relative...really appreciate your help..

Added by BJ on Jul 27, 2014 12:03 PM
RE: Ken Lawson photo
Thank You for going WAY beyond the call of duty!
It is much appeciated!
Added by scate on Jul 26, 2014 7:22 PM
Charles Clinger
Tempye and William Losch
You are very prompt. Thank you so much for your quick transfers. Continue your wonderful work in this field.

Charles E. Clinger
Austin, TX.
Added by Charles Clinger on Jul 25, 2014 9:10 AM
denise collinsworth
Thank you for taking the picture of Gary Parenteau . He was my brother and it's so nice to have this memorial to see.
Added by denise collinsworth on Jul 23, 2014 10:58 PM
Lauren Hall
Many Many Thanks!
Thank you so much for taking the pictures for me and my Family. You provided a service much greater than I expected. I really appreciate the photos. Have a wonderful day!
Added by Lauren Hall on Jul 23, 2014 8:19 PM
Thanks for the photo
I've never had such wonderful quick service! You are MUCH appreciated !
Added by gdrich on Jul 23, 2014 4:23 PM
Bob Wilson
RE: Hills - - -
Did you happen to notice if there were any Folker graves nearby? I just received information that Josie's granddaughter Judith Folker should be at Forest Lawn (somewhere) and that may also indicate that Josie's daughter (Judy's mother) Evelyn Francis Folker & Evelyn's husband Robert H. Folker (Judy's father) may be there also. I will try to reach the office tomorrow, but I don't know if they deal with this type of calls on weekends or not.

Thanks again!
Added by Bob Wilson on Jul 19, 2014 12:39 AM
Bob Wilson
"Josie" Hills grave photo
Thank you very much for the quick and excellent on this photo; she was my grandmother's sister, and we have been searching for her for about 25 - 30 years.

Did you happen to notice if there was any type of marker for her husband Fred anywhere near hers? When I spoke to the kind lady in the cemetery office, she said that their records indicated this location for Josie's remains, but that when Fred had passed away about 9 years earlier his cremains had been placed in a "temporary" columbarium and apparently were never moved from there to a permanent location. I am checking with you on the chance that their records were never updated.

Thanks again for your help, and have a wonderful weekend!
Added by Bob Wilson on Jul 16, 2014 5:59 PM
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