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Gina (#46846562)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy for a long time and enjoy it very much.
I am thankful for this sight because I've found photos of graves of my family and my husband's family that I might not been able to see.
Thank you for everyone's hard work on this site.
Most of my information comes from obituaries I have collected throughout my research or find online.
I will transfer those who are not family, just ask. I like family to be with family when possible. I notice on several occasions when I transferred family members, my entry was deleted, and theirs was put in. I don't care, but it's not right. I FORGIVE THE PARTIES I NOTICED CHANGE. When family is transferred to me, I leave the original, but add what I might want.

I started putting where I found obituaries, so people can search for the complete obituary and information.

To One in Sorrow

Let me come in
where you are weeping friend,
And let me take your hand.
I, who have known a sorrow
such as yours,
can understand.
Let me come in —
I would be very still beside you
in your grief;
I would not bid you
cease your weeping, friend,
Tears bring relief. Let me come in —
and hold your hand,
For I have known a sorrow
such as yours,
And understand.

—Grace Noll Crowell

There is hardly anything in the world
that some man cannot make a little worse
and sell a little cheaper,
and the people who consider price
only are this man's lawful prey.

—John Ruskin



The two best friends you have for reading gravestones are water, and a reflective surface, such as a mirror. I routinely bring a couple of bottles of water in my bag when I visit a cemetery. often the simple act of putting some water on the stone makes some of the etched words easier to read. I’ve even brought out letters and numbers that were completely illegible.

A mirror or other highly reflective surface works well also. This tool is best used on a bright, sunny day. Use the mirror to reflect light across the face of the stone. The shadows it creates may illuminated the illegible inscription. I’ve also used photographer’s reflectors to achieve the same effect. They are flexible and as they are not made of glass, there is no risk or dangerous breakage if you drop them. You can get them inexpensively through photo supply stores or Amazon

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David J. Shipton
Randy W. Potts is really RICKY W. POTTS
I believe that you might have made an error when posting the Randy W. Potts page... per the obituary this is RICKY W. Potts (not Ricky's alive brother Randy).
Added by David J. Shipton on Oct 30, 2014 4:38 PM
Charlotte Elaine Dildine
RE: Casali/Casal
You too!!! Have a good night and a better day tomorrow!!!!!! Elaine
Added by Charlotte Elaine Dildine on Oct 29, 2014 8:21 PM
Charlotte Elaine Dildine
RE: Casali/Casal
Yes, he did tell me why. After Troy went to Ca. everyone wanted to know if he was Italian, and he got tired of the questions, and dropped the "i" legally. Elaine
Added by Charlotte Elaine Dildine on Oct 29, 2014 7:30 PM
J. Bean
RE: Links
I'm sorry, I thought that I had used the "link button". I have sent out a few links lately, can you remind me whick memorial I sent correction for again.
Added by J. Bean on Oct 29, 2014 10:45 AM
B.J. Waters
Charles Luther Johnson
Hello Gina. I saw your note on a token for Charles. I know how frustrating this must be for you. For almost all of the entries I've made for the old Inglewood Mausoleum, I had taken the photos and written the names in a small notebook. I have several of these books for that particular mausoleum, as well as a dozen or so for the rest of the cemetery. As I reported to Joan (IPC employee) when she contacted me, one of my notebooks for the period in question was lost. I left it sitting somewhere in the cemetery and never got it back. I was able to recreate part of the list because the most recent photos were, of course, still on the camera's memory card. I don't know what happened regarding Charles. I don't know why there would be no record of him, as I record what I see; that is, I do not create memorials from any other source such as online lists, obituaries, etc. So this is a complete mystery to me. Joan has suggested that perhaps I have him entered in the wrong cemetery. There are several other cemeteries in this area that I've been to, as well as in the San Fernando Valley and out on Catalina Island. I will contact the other cemeteries and find out if Charles is there. I will let you know what I find out.

In the meantime, I am sorry for any disappointment you feel, and I will try my best to get this sorted out.

Best regards,
Added by B.J. Waters on Oct 29, 2014 12:37 AM
Charlotte Elaine Dildine
Uncle Les told me that Troy purposely and legally dropped the i on his surname. Elaine
Added by Charlotte Elaine Dildine on Oct 28, 2014 5:59 PM
thank you Gina so very much for all you do in the memory of our loved ones and those we've never met. I am trying to do some lineages for my brother in law Ben McCollum the son of Herman and Nola Peavler McCollum and brother of a War Hero Herman Leroy Jr.
These two fought together in the KOREAN WAR. Ben was wounded twice in that War and continued to go back and fight. The horrors of War haunts every soldier, man or woman. I am sure there's never a day that goes by that a loved one isn't thought of or the sacrifices they've made in the name of freedom. Those who have passed via fighting or becoming aged I owe with a grateful heart a dept of gratitude and thanks forever. In this moment I would like to also thank your brother Ben for his loyalty. I know he and Gladys his wife and family send their gratitude and thanks Gina for what you have added along with the flag and and Purple Heart.
Why on earth would anyone take off your hard endeavors is beyond comprehension...sad and selfish on their part.
May God's richest blessings fall upon you and your researches as you seek to help others.
Added by Glory on Oct 28, 2014 6:59 AM
Martin Scherff
You are welcome! I always try to share info...because isn't that what we want? a story of their lives! Enjoy today!
Added by JuJu on Oct 26, 2014 8:00 AM
Leslie & Lucinda Frederick
Are you related to Leslie & Lucinda Frederick? I would be glad to transfer them to you. Sherman Frederick was a long time neighbor of my grandmothers.

Added by Daisy on Oct 25, 2014 6:12 PM
LaurieSue Wentz
RE: The Sparrow Family
I have often seen Elias labeled as the son of John Templeton Sparrow and Mahala "Hale" Kelly/Kelley. It is an error. Elias was born about 1779 and died about 1859. He couldn't be a son of this Sparrow family as John wasn't born until 1807 and Mahala 1808. The confusion comes from the fact that John and Mahala had a son named Elias who was born 13 June 1842 in Ohio.

I have researched this family and am willing to share whatever research I have. Please e-mail me at and let me know where to send the information and in what form you would like to have it sent in (GEDcom, pdf, etc.)

Added by LaurieSue Wentz on Oct 24, 2014 12:38 PM
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