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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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G. Darleen Huffman Linschoten
Vernona JACKIE Baustian
Talk about almost falling over! I never in my dreams thought I would get such a quick reply and not only THAT but so MANY wonderful pictures of where one of my aunt's is buried. Words can NOT express my gratitude. They are all so wonderful. Thank YOU again. Darleen
Added by G. Darleen Huffman Linsch... on Jul 01, 2015 8:52 PM
P. V. Hays
Edgar Lee Morphis
Thank you so very much for obtaining his tombstone photograph and for posting it on Find A Grave.

It is truly appreciated!
Added by P. V. Hays on Jun 30, 2015 10:28 AM
Janice (O'Bryan) Byington
Arch & Elizabeth Wilson # 107073037
Thank you so much for the great photos. It was wonderful the way you went the extra mile to label their actual location.
Added by Janice (O'Bryan) Byington on Jun 20, 2015 2:27 AM
Andrew Shreeve Arbuckle headstone photos
Mr. Bryan,

I would like to extend my appreciation for your time and effort in photographing the headstone of Andrew Arbuckle. I am grateful for volunteers like you who take the time out of your busy schedule to gather this information for others.

Thank you,
Steve Arbuckle
Added by Stryker on Jun 16, 2015 10:52 PM
Kiva Zeller
RE: Ruth Luby - -

Added by Kiva Zeller on Jun 13, 2015 12:13 PM
Leslie P. Fowers
Mary Bybee photos
Thank you so much for adding the tombstone and area pictures.
It really helps to get confirming or additional information.
It is because of people like you, who go out of your way to assist us, that we are able to link to our family members.

Added by Leslie P. Fowers on Jun 03, 2015 4:27 PM
Sharon Williams
Robert James DeRosier
Thank you for the 3 beautiful photos. You are very thorough.
Added by Sharon Williams on Jun 02, 2015 4:39 PM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
Don Stoltey--Forest Lawn, Cypress
Thank you so much for providing Don Stoltey's gravestone photo. I especially appreciate the view showing in which part of the cemetery the grave is located!
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on May 29, 2015 8:25 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
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