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Ruth Hasten Walsh (#46872081)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family lines since 1995. My first mentor, and someone to whom I am much indebted, was the late Col. Ed Schott. Ed, a volunteer at the National Archives in Washington DC, was a certified professional genealogist. He took a keen interest in helping me develop my research skills. He introduced me to LCol. Patrick G Wardell, author of several Virginia genealogy research books. In the days before internet genealogy, both Ed and Pat provided much guidance and assistance in helping me find and document many of my ancestral lines. Both stressed that just because some hereditary society had approved a family tree it did NOT mean that tree accurately reflected an accounting of that family line. From 1995-1998 I consulted Loyd Bockstruck, the noted genealogist from Dallas, Texas, about newly found documents pertaining to the Hastings aka Hasten/Haisten/Haston* families from Southside, Virginia.
Except for two (Zerr & Winkler), all my ancestral lines were in America by early 1700's. Most were in Virginia several years before the Pilgrims' landing on a rock at Plymouth, Massachusetts.

*A total of 37 variable spellings of the Hastings surname have been found, to and including "Haysteen".

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I have made the transfer of Kenneth Hasten' memorial #157255387 to you per your request. I always try to place memorials with family.

Added by Grave_Walker on Jan 20, 2016 3:36 PM
larry eanes
RE: Robert Hastings
I left your part at the top, I will go back & shorten it some, thanks
Added by larry eanes on Jan 11, 2016 8:08 PM
larry eanes
RE: Robert Hastings
I left your part at the top, I will go back & shorten it some, thanks
Added by larry eanes on Jan 11, 2016 7:48 PM
larry eanes
Robert Hastings
I got your obit, I added it, but I would like to edit it somewhat to make it shorter and less space consuming, but leaving in all vital info. I hate obits on my memorials that runs an entire page. Just checking to see if thats okay with you, Larry
Added by larry eanes on Jan 11, 2016 6:38 PM
Karen Carter Young
Leila Blanton
I added the info to her memorial that you requested.
Added by Karen Carter Young on Jan 01, 2016 2:47 PM
Jack Vernon Blanton
I changed the memorial and put what you had sent me and transferred his memorial to you. I am glad that he is with family now.
Added by Cecile on Dec 31, 2015 3:20 PM
A. I. Carroll-Zimmer
Clarence Clem
Thank you for the update on Mr. Clem's memorial. Sorry it has taken this long to respond. I added the obit information as requested, and transferred this memorial to you. I am un-related, and will gladly let you manage it from now on. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with :)
Added by A. I. Carroll-Zimmer on Oct 21, 2015 10:23 PM
judy c
Fred Sandlin
Thank you for the information and I apologize for not getting to it sooner. We've been moving. I've added your information.
Judy Clonts
Added by judy c on Sep 11, 2015 5:40 PM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Frank McCaleb in Mansfield
Sending you a regular email:) Pam
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Sep 09, 2015 9:31 AM
Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Frank McCaleb in Mansfield
Oh my goodness gracious:( I didn't mean to come across the way I wrote it as 'possible' information. I only meant that I double check information I receive prior to updating memorials and I found a lot of info on him.

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Their suggestion:
I believe this Frank McCaleb probably is William Frank McCaleb, son of James columbus McCaleb and his 2nd wife Sarah Viola Haston. This William Frank McCaleb was born 16 Apr 1912 and died 11-13-1990.

I think you provided me with the wrong mother's first name (Sarah Viola). Sarah died in 1906 and Frank (William Franklin) was born in 1912.

I have updated William Franklin's memorial - let me know what you think about the credit I gave you:)
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Sep 08, 2015 8:35 PM
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