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shadows (#46813488)
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Bio Photo Born & raised in Lake County, OH. Now retired to TN. I have always loved visiting cemeteries. Even as a child, I hated to see the inscriptions on stones fading away to be forgotten someday. My hope is to connect a relative with some of the "forgotten" stones I find.
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Sharon Gray
RE: Gray family of Ashtabula/Geneva
Yes, please, I have no information on Lewis and Leland, known as Lee and Lou who were brothers of my grandfather Grant Gray. I know very little about the Grays.

From the 1880 census I have: Parents, Orrin Gray b. 1851 and Alice Cone Gray b. 1853, children Leland born 1873, Lewis b. 1875, Grant b. 1879 and possibly Ralph and Edith, other children. Harpersfield, Ashtabula County.

I know a whole bunch about my paternal grandmother, Laura Moodey, who is buried in Saybrook with her family.

If you have any other information I would greatly appreciate it. Especially if you can track any of their descendants who would be my second cousins.

Sharon Gray

Added by Sharon Gray on Oct 22, 2014 10:51 PM
Steven Wiezbicki
Grave of James N. Hoffman, Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, OH, Find A Grave Memorial #121984378
Hi Shadows,

I have a question about the Find A Grave memorial you set up for James N. Hoffman at Evergreen Cemetery in Painesville, OH.

I requested a photograph of James's gravestone for the graves register I am preparing for the 169th N.Y. Infantry Regiment, (James was a private in Company K), and received the following message from the Find A Grave volunteer:

"I searched the stated plot or section and could not find the grave.

"James Hoffman's grave is listed in the Evergreen Index at Division 5, Lot 38. The Lake County Genealogical Society index of known headstones corroborates the division, but uses a different system for locating the headstones, so it is of no use to try using the Lot number in the LCGS search. Unfortunately, and I am sorry to say, there is no headstone for James Hoffman in the plot indicated in either index. There is a headstone in Lot 38, however, for Addison Austin. There are several open areas around this headstone, and it is quite likely the headstone for James Hoffman was removed, vandalized, or moved to another area without it being recorded.

"Due to this problem, we believe that this photo request can not be fulfilled. As a result, we are removing it. If you can fix the problems that were reported and believe a photo can be acquired, please feel free to make a new request."

I see that the memorial you created lists the grave site at "Section 5A Row 6 Stone 17."

I was wondering what your opinion is on the matter? Would it make sense to insert the message from the volunteer into James's memorial?

Thank you,

- Steven Wiezbicki, Historian of the 169th N.Y.
Added by Steven Wiezbicki on Oct 22, 2014 3:57 PM
angel searcher
RE: Alden Peters
Your so welcome. I was looking at his mother's memorial, and noticed I also took her headstone picture, it's like it was all meant to be. I can only imagine her pain, I can read it in the letter you put on her son's memorial. Yes, the letter was meant to be there and I am so glad you did it. They are together again in Heaven.
Added by angel searcher on Sep 23, 2014 10:41 AM
angel searcher
RE: Alden Peters
you are so welcome, as I read the letter his Mom wrote to him, tears came to my eyes. Thank you for doing such a beautiful tribute to that sweet little boy. You are very kind.
Added by angel searcher on Sep 21, 2014 2:32 PM
angel searcher
Baby Alden Peters
Hi, I will be glad to transfer, Thank you for being honest as to your relation with him, and I see you do transfer freely too. Thank you for being so kind in asking for him.
Added by angel searcher on Sep 20, 2014 10:39 AM
Patricia (Patti) Joy Berndsen Jacko
Calvin haas
I linked his widow. The dates didn't line up but they are next to each other.

Added by Patricia (Patti) Joy Bern... on Sep 06, 2014 2:21 PM
Joan Bartz
Mary Margaret Gibbs Kane
Thank you for posting her obituary.
Added by Joan Bartz on Aug 30, 2014 8:57 PM
William Branch
Clarissa A. Ackley
Good evening. I was hoping you could transfer the memorial for Clarissa A. Ackley, as she is my 4th great grandmother, and if it wouldn't be too much trouble, I would love it if you could also transfer all of the Brainards that you have listed in Evergreen Cemetery, as they are all related to Clarissa. Clarissa's memorial number is 114690728. I would greatly appreciate this.
Added by William Branch on Jul 22, 2014 7:14 PM
Marilyn Nichols Trumbull
Lyman Cook
Thank you for the additional info. I've added it to the memorial.
Thank you,
Added by Marilyn Nichols Trumbull on Jul 17, 2014 12:21 PM
Gregory Cudzilo 1912-1975
Thank you for adding all this information. I have just added Frank Cudzilo (132390697), father to Gregory in Madison cemetery. I'd appreciate it if you could add a link.

Added by cuppdescendant on Jul 10, 2014 1:20 AM
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