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Dan (#46920253)
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Bio Photo Retired old curmudgeon, sharing space with numerous cats, books, prints, broken furniture and other detritus of 19th and 20th century life.

I've always enjoyed the peace and serenity in old cemeteries. When I was small, my gg-grandmother, g-grandmother, grandmother & mother would pack a picnic lunch, usually on Easter sunday and the whole family would visit our ancestors in Forest Park cemetery in Houston. Afterwards I would feed stale bread to the swans, geese and ducks and we would eat lunch by the lake in the middle of the cemetery under the spreading branches of the old oak trees. I was destined to become a taphophile.

I discovered some old photos while going through a recently-deceased relative's possessions. Among the collection were several photos of five generations of my ancestors, almost seventy-five years ago, dressed in their Sunday go-to-church clothes, with my gg-grandmother holding me in her lap, the first-born of the next generation, with the cemetery lake in the background. What a find!

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Tracy C.
RE: Ruby Owens
No problem at all, Dan. Thanks.

Tracy
Added by Tracy C. on Nov 21, 2014 3:59 PM
Pat Gillespie
RE: Keeling's at Zebulon, Toccoa
Hey, you're doing great - I know we do love challenges! A guy I worked with years ago used to say, "Pat, if it was easy, anybody could do it!" I've never forgotten that!! Cheers and happy hunting. Brrrrr.....
Added by Pat Gillespie on Nov 17, 2014 8:55 PM
Pat Gillespie
RE: Keeling's at Zebulon, Toccoa
Yes, this is a game! Get 99% of them correct and you move on up to the next level! I figured since they are Keeling's that you might have a list or database or something showing all Keeling's. I guess this means you didn't do a family treemaker with all Keeling names??? If you can figure them out, okay, if not, don't worry your little head about it.
Added by Pat Gillespie on Nov 17, 2014 6:22 AM
Pat Gillespie
Keeling's at Zebulon, Toccoa
Hi, would you mind in your spare time, look and link the Keeling's in Zebulon Cemetery if you can. I would but I don't know who belongs to who! Thanks. Cheers!
Added by Pat Gillespie on Nov 16, 2014 7:33 PM
Pat Gillespie
Keeling/Kesler connection
You may already know but I was posting an obit for Cora Friar who married Charles Kesler, my grandmother Kesler's brother. I see that her mother was Judith Keeling. Tell me you already knew that. I have done some linking. Charlie and Cora lived in Tavares, Florida. Cheers!
Added by Pat Gillespie on Nov 16, 2014 6:26 PM
Lochnest
William Henry Taylor, Sr # 76779547
I am wondering how familiar you are with this cemetery because my grandmother, Wm H's wife, was also cremated (in 1980) and I have not been able to locate her. I thought she might have been placed next to him at Brookside but live too far away to go there myself. In the event you go to this cemetery again, I was wondering if you could see if she is there. Her name is Antoinette (Harwood) Taylor. Also, you do not have Wm H Taylor listed as cremated on his memorial page so could you please add that information? Thanks, Robin
Added by Lochnest on Nov 13, 2014 10:47 AM
Jerry Owen
RE: Capt William J. Tate
I wish I knew where he was buried. We could mark his grave in the Ripley Cemetery, if we could confirm it as his burial place.
JWO
Added by Jerry Owen on Oct 31, 2014 12:27 PM
R.L. Burnside
Grave memorial for Marc Breaux.
photo limit is increased from 5 to 20
Added by R.L. Burnside on Sep 05, 2014 5:09 AM
Bonnie
RE: Isaac Allen & Family
Your very welcome, and thanks again for the birth dates that you have sent. No I am not related to any of them.
Bonnie
Added by Bonnie on Jul 09, 2014 4:28 PM
Bonnie
Isaac Allen & Family
Thank you Dan for the info sent for Isaac Allen and his family, all was appricated very much and has been applied.
Thanks again
Bonnie
Added by Bonnie on Jul 09, 2014 10:21 AM
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