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Carolyn Thomas Sorensen (#46924949)
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Bio Photo Her passion was genealogy, she loved it! For years my mother researched; wrote letters; purchased b/m/d certificates. She was known as a great genealogists by our entire family. The computer was intimidating to her, but daddy always said "There's never been a computer built that could match your mamma's memory." He was right! We kids thought her passion for the dead was silly. Then when my mother-in-law passed away, I realized that my husband's family history went to the grave with her. I started searching for info on my grandfather & an uncle...I got hooked, BIG TIME! Needless to say, mother was thrilled that I was finally interested in genealogy. We'd talk for hours on the phone about this one & that one. Mother wanted me to get everything she had gleaned, entered on the computer. Then 2 months ago I found this website & started entering everyone's data. I'd print the pages & mail them to mother for her proofing & approval. I never dreamed that just two months later I'd be memorializing my mother here. What little bit of work I'd done on FAG before mother passed away was rewarding. However, I found it healing to enter her biography & honor her memory. I'd be thrilled to have you visit my mother's (Wynona Thomas) memorial. Thank you, FAG for this forum to honor our loved ones. In the 2 months I've been entering data here, I've had several volunteers take photos of my loved one's tombstones & share them with me. Thank you all for this wonderful gift. If I can assist anyone with photos, please let me know.

PLEASE do not copy or upload my photos to any other websites. Its copyright infringement, and I do not want my volunteer work given to any for profit sites.
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MACCS History
William E. Sorensen
Hope this finds you well. I came across your profile for William E. Sorensen. Was this the same Bill Sorensen that was the historian for the 9th Defense Battalion Alumni Association? If so, would love to find someone that may have any historical files he may have saved over the years. I am doing research for a book that is being written. Thanks in advance. I can be reached here or at

Added by MACCS History on May 15, 2016 8:44 AM
Stephanie Stephens
Hi Carolyn!

We are distant cousins! My great-grandmother was Samantha Magnolia Maples, she was the great-granddaughter of Josiah "Joe" Maples, who was the grandson of Josiah Maples (1746-1820)

I love that I am able to make these connections. My mother grew up living some of her life with Samantha, but she was very young and doesn't know much about her family or ancestors.

Thank you for setting out stepping stones!

-Stephanie Stephens
Added by Stephanie Stephens on May 07, 2016 12:11 PM
Trish Miller
Homer Crossan
Hi Carolyn:

Homer Crossan was my grandmother's brother. Thank you for writing such a nice memorial to him!

My grandmother was Lyndall Margaret Crossan. Daughter of Hannah Minerva Melick and William Augustus Crossan. Homer was my mother, Margaret's
'Uncle Homer'. He never married. He lived with his sister, Blanch Crossan, who of course was my mom's
'Aunt Blanch'. She did not marry either.

I am working on my mother's side of the family now, so I am cross referencing vital records with findagrave stuff.


Trish Miller
Daughter of Margaret Halgren and Eugene Malanyn
Added by Trish Miller on Feb 17, 2016 6:23 PM
Lori Ellen Robb Martina
Heady, Dale IN
I have a Esquire Heady in the Dale, Spencer, Indiana. If this is your family please contact me and I will transfer the memorials to you.
Added by Lori Ellen Robb Martina on Feb 12, 2016 5:42 AM
Nancy Maples Butler (1812-1892)
Nancy Maples Butler, daughter of William C. Maples and Nancy Long Maples is my 3rd Great Grandmother. Please contact me if you would like to compare notes.

Added by Becky on Dec 06, 2015 2:31 PM
Judy Chladek
Hi, Nathaniel Mothershead is also my 5th great grandfather and Elizabeth (Motherhead) Greer is my 4th great grandmother. I have a DAR supplemental for both Nathaniel Motherhead and James Greer. I am a descendant of Sophia Greer. I would love to hear from you :) Judy
Added by Judy Chladek on Oct 26, 2015 1:18 PM
Susan Propst Graben
Texas Lairds
Would you have any information about Elizabeth Laird, the half sister of Robert Franklin Laird's father, Robert Samuel? I have a friend whose DNA is matching the Laird line from MS.
Added by Susan Propst Graben on Oct 11, 2015 5:25 PM
Marvin Nuby Jr.
William Corda Maples -Grave Memorial# 8566798
Thanks so much for your research, he was my GGG grandfather. I live in Madison County Alabama. I am going to look up his tombstone someday. Thanks again, it good to run across distant kin folks that care about family history.

thanks so much,

Marvin Nuby Jr.
Added by Marvin Nuby Jr. on Sep 30, 2015 1:10 PM
Larry Carpenter
please disregard my previkous note
Added by Larry Carpenter on Sep 23, 2015 7:21 AM
Larry Carpenter
Prudence Comstock Maples
Carolyn, according to a requested merge on WIKI Tree, Prudence Comstock was the daughter of Daniel Comstock born 9-22-1703 & died March 1768. His wife was Elizabeth Avery Comstock born June 1703.

Added by Larry Carpenter on Sep 23, 2015 7:18 AM
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