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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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Laura Yancey
Greb - Forest Lawn
I can't thank you enough for the BEAUTIFUL photos of my Great Grandparent's headstones. They are stunning! Thank you for your precious time.
Added by Laura Yancey on Mar 01, 2015 8:58 PM
Wow! That was so much more than i hoped for! Thank you for the pictures of John, Thelma and their son, Gary. 😄
Added by woodsyOR on Feb 22, 2015 8:38 AM
Jean Clayton Charles
Ida Monteque Clayton
I was so excited to receive your photos. Your photos are the best ever! Thank you many times for your time & effort in traveling to the cemetery, taking the photos, and posting them!

Your photos certainly did "dress up" her memorial page. And how thoughtful of you to identify the location with your graphic on one photo.

The photos captured the essence of her burial and location. Thank you for all your dedicated volunteer work to all and to those who live too far away to visit the cemetery like me.

I will repay you by taking volunteer photos in my location. Jean Clayton Charles
Added by Jean Clayton Charles on Feb 22, 2015 5:25 AM
RE: Tage and Edna Johnson
Well, I am ready to leave here. They are predicting -19 for tomorrow morning. And of course we have doctor appointments that we need to get too. The negative numbers are unusual here especially lower than -4 or -5. No cemetery photos today!
Thanks again
Added by Mona on Feb 19, 2015 7:29 AM
Tage and Edna Johnson
Thanks so much for the photos. I appreciate it very much. I take photos for cemeteries here but our weather has been too bad this winter to do many.
Thanks again
Added by Mona on Feb 18, 2015 10:05 PM
Donna Jones
Alva Thomas
Thank you for the wonderful photos for Alvas' resting place. I appreciate it very much. Donna
Added by Donna Jones on Feb 18, 2015 9:01 PM
Lori Kessler
Thank you
Thank you for the photo's of Hugh Hon grave site. It was very kind of you to use your free time to help me out.
Thank you, Lori
Added by Lori Kessler on Feb 17, 2015 6:40 PM
Laura Evans-Steele
Henley photos
Good evening. Thank you very much for the photos of Helen and Francis Henley's tombstones. I really appreciate it. Mrs. Laura Evans-Steele
Added by Laura Evans-Steele on Feb 16, 2015 4:43 PM
Dannie Lee
Rhoads Find A Grave Memorial# 94545079
Thank you so much for the beautiful photographs of this relative! Such beautiful work!
Most Sincerely, Dannie Lee
Added by Dannie Lee on Feb 11, 2015 10:38 PM
Linda Durbin
Thank you
for fulfilling my photo request of headstone for Claude Charley MARRS. The headstone photo you added for Frances was a pleasant surprise. Thank you for all you do for family researchers. I certainly appreciate what you did for me. Thank you again.
Added by Linda Durbin on Feb 01, 2015 6:03 AM
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