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Mark Dutton (#46924199)
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Bio Photo I am a collector and amateur historian of early Space Related articles and Military history focused on the AAF in WWII but covering all branches world wide. I have been active in this field since 1990.

The military history of my family got me started on working my family tree. When I don't have a photo of a member I start looking for there final resting place.

I have always enjoyed helping others in my military research and have also tried to do that in my family history search.


I am not in this for the numbers so I am glad to transfer to family. The whole reason for doing this is for the FAMILY of those at rest, which seems to be forgotten by some members. Maybe they get paid for there numbers? Hah!


I found this poem on fellow member Linda Dukes (46842176) page and really liked it. Linda lists it as Author Unknown. I tweaked it a little so this is my modified version. Thanks for this Linda, I think its great!


Poem for a Genealogist

Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone….
The name and date are chiseled out; on polished marbled stone….
It reaches out to all who care; it is too late to mourn...
You did not know that I exist; you died before I was born...
Yet each of us shares cells of you; in flesh, in blood, in bone...
Our heart contracts and beats a pulse; entirely not our own…..
Dear ancestor the place you filled; one hundred years ago….
Spreads out among the ones you left; who would have loved you so...
I wonder if you knew someday; that I would find this spot...
And come to visit you this way; though I did know you not.

Author Unknown
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Laurel
Jane Haseltine Mayhew
Just wanted to say what a nice memorial you put together for Jane Haseltine Johnson Mayhew. I was at Ater Cemetery the other day and saw Jane Mayhew's marker resting against the Juniper tree. I saw her daughters grave marker not far from Jane Mayhews on the other side of the tree. Lilian Natalie Mayhew. It is very crumbled and broken. It was such a lovely stone. I have recorded her and will be linking her to her parents. Just wanted to tell you what a lovely memorial for Jane Mayhew and writing out the transcript.
Added by Laurel on Dec 12, 2014 10:03 PM
Barbara Nichols
Brownfield
Thank you very much for Lavida Featherston and James Brownfield transfers.
Added by Barbara Nichols on Nov 27, 2014 7:13 AM
Grave_Walker
Bobby Lee Mayo transfer
Just wanted to thank you for the transfer of Bobby Lee Mayo's memorial. Very much appreciated.

Thank You
Added by Grave_Walker on Nov 26, 2014 8:07 AM
Grave_Walker
Robert F Wilkinson #126512262
Received your edit request to link the above to parents.

Before I link someone, I like to have some sort of proof of the relationship between the two -- as people tend to depend on what they find without doing their research to find proof... resulting in lots of mistakes. I spend so much time going back and making changes due to wrong information being sent via EDIT REQUESTS.

I'll be glad to link them if you'll please just send me something that shows these are indeed the right parents. If not, I'll make a note of the links you've sent and link as soon as I am able to establish the relationship.

Thanks for the leads either way.
Respectfully,
Grave_Walker
Added by Grave_Walker on Oct 31, 2014 3:14 PM
Ricky Eade
RE: Addie Brinegar
You are very welcome.
Added by Ricky Eade on Sep 29, 2014 6:18 AM
Gerry Jean
RE: Arthur & Ann Blevins
Very welcome, Mark!
Added by Gerry Jean on Sep 28, 2014 5:15 PM
Carolyn Brinkmeyer
Wilbert Kettler
Thanks for the transfer of Wilbert Kettler's memorial. I have updated and added additional information.
Added by Carolyn Brinkmeyer on Sep 17, 2014 5:42 PM
Mike L.
RE: Michael Dutton
Thanks for the reply Mark. Yes Paul went to Lanier. Paul had told me years ago that Michael was in a mental hospital of some sort. If I may ask, what did Michael die from? Did you know a guy named John Lunday? Sorry for all the questions, just curious.

Mike
Added by Mike L. on Sep 11, 2014 9:47 AM
Mike L.
Michael Dutton
Hi Mark. I am pretty sure I knew your brother back around the late 80's , early 90's. Did he live in Austin Tx around then? I only met him a couple of times but I still remember him. A mutual friend, Paul Browning knew him pretty well. Very nice memorial you have made for him. Take care.

Mike
Added by Mike L. on Sep 10, 2014 6:42 PM
Stan Prichard
Sgt. Pritchard "Pete" Kilpatrick.
Hello Mr. Dutton,

I was told you might have some information, maybe even photos of Sgt. Pritchard "Pete" Kilpatrick.

He was my father's cousin.

If you could send me anything you may have on him, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Stan Prichard
Added by Stan Prichard on Aug 05, 2014 8:28 AM
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