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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 in 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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Jim Easom
ref. Samuel Carr picture request
I'm not related to this family. I got off track from doing some research on my family somehow. So if the cemetery asked me if I was family I would have to say no.
Jim Easom
Added by Jim Easom on Feb 09, 2016 6:07 PM
RE: Rudy A. Coles
Thank you very much Sir. I really appreciate you taking the time to index him, transfer him to me and pointing me in the direction of I believe he is my Uncle. My sister said that he is buried somewhere in Forest Lawn but doesn't know where. Thank you for your kind gesture.
Added by CColes on Feb 09, 2016 9:20 AM
Ronald Starkweather
Starkweather Photos
Thank You Very Much....It Is Very Much Appreciated and Will Pay Forward With More Local HeadStones....Thank you again. Ron Starkweather
Added by Ronald Starkweather on Feb 02, 2016 5:59 PM
RE: Jack Markham
CB you happen to be one of the nicest people I have met on this site. Thank you, it was my mistake I put the memorial to Forest Lawn as used to be Sunnyside. I have now corrected it and requested a photo.

Thanks Again,Heather
Added by Heather on Feb 02, 2016 12:38 AM
Jack Markham
Thanks for trying to take the photo. He was a relative to me. I posted the memorial based on his obit. It stated he was buried in Sunnyside. Is it possible records are lost and he is in a unmarked grave?

Best Wishes, Heather
Added by Heather on Feb 01, 2016 5:08 PM
Patty Martinez
Dr. Melvin John Rowe
Thank you for any information that you are able to add about Dr. Rowe and his family. He performed surgery on me (for free) when I was five years old and was my primary physician from when I was three until eighteen. He is the reason that I can walk today, so I owe him a great deal.
Added by Patty Martinez on Jan 31, 2016 4:18 PM
Eliza & William Herrick
Please forgive me I just saw the second picture. How sweet you are to have given these two extra time of yours with beautiful flowers and indexing their names on your photo. Thank you for showing such a deep respect for others loved ones. You are a wonderful example and you have made my day ❤️
Added by tanner6 on Jan 28, 2016 3:35 PM
KC Jayhawker
George and Helene Cleavinger
Thank You so very much for the wonderful photographs of Helene and George Cleavinger's headstones at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
I live in Missouri, and it was not a possibility for me to make the trip to Cypress, CA to obtain these photo's myself.
I GREATLY APPRECIATE your time and effort!!!
Kindest regards,
Added by KC Jayhawker on Jan 14, 2016 7:25 PM
mike hughes
Willie Mae Lawson Johnson
Thank you for the pictures, this makes her memorial more complete. Her family lives in Texas and New Mexico and most of them would never have seen her final resting place and her marker, it is deeply appreciated. Nancy J. Hughes
Added by mike hughes on Jan 01, 2016 8:19 PM
Bob Wilson
Ida (Bane) LaFrenz
Thank you very much! I especially appreciate the extra effort in pinpointing her unmarked grave.

Have a fantastic New Year!
Added by Bob Wilson on Dec 28, 2015 3:54 PM
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