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Kartchner Brothers (#46947734)
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Bio Photo Researching the descendents of Christopher J. Kartchner and Prudence Ann Wilcox - both of Philadelphia.

Brothers, Gary & Michael, have been doing genealogical research independently and jointly for many years.

Michael is still focused on the family line of our Great great grandfather, William Decatur Kartchner [two wives and 22 children - we are descended from the first son of his second wife]. Michael can be emailed at

After completing his research [narrowly focused on the direct lineage of their parents]

Gary has branched out into discovering more about William's two sisters, Margaret [who married James Webb] and Sarah [who married Thomas G.W. Pigg] and about William's brother, John Christopher.

The remaining brother, Peter W, his surname seemed to have evolved into "KETCHNER" is still someone that needs to be followed up. Would welcome any information about him, his wives or children. AS noted under "Virtual Cemeteries", several of Peter's descendants have been posted or discovered posted to Find a Grave.

Gary can be contacted at
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John C Kartchner [jr] (32)
Margaretta P Kartchner W... (72)
Maternal Line (23)
Peter W Ketchner [Kartchn... (35)
Sarah A Kartchner Pigg (165)
Wm D Kartchner & Elizabe... (46)
Wm D Kartchner & Margare... (25)
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James Greenfield
Josephine Reese Arnold
Gary, I am sorry but I have no further information on Josephine, You might want to check with The Los Angeles Times newspaper obits. and also The Long Beach Press-Telegram obits.
Added by James Greenfield on Feb 21, 2015 4:12 PM
RE: Reese Markers
I'm happy to help. If you find more detail on garden & plot, I would be happy to go back out there for you. One thing I noticed that might help is that the obit on Helen indicates Fairmount Mortuary. If that is the case, they are likely at Fairmount Cemetery. I know the Fairmount volunteer that can help, if you find that they are buried there. Just let me know.
Added by KC on Jan 25, 2015 7:38 AM
Apologies for the inadvertent duplication. The memorials I created for Forest Lawn are from a copy of their database, misspellings and all. So, when uploaded to Find A Grave, if the name was slightly different, it didn't show as a duplicate. I've transferred the memorial to you, so you can copy any information you might like (generally, plot info is what most people want). Then, feel free to delete if you like. We've got a great group of volunteers for Forest Lawn Cypress, and they are always willing to photograph, so feel free to request.
Happy holidays and best wishes.
Added by Pam on Dec 16, 2014 1:21 AM
Nettie Bell Titmus Show
Transfer complete. Glad I could add this memorial. Peace.
Added by ღAlberticoღ on Aug 17, 2014 4:03 PM
ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one entombed there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.

Carl and Carolyn Diamond
Added by C.C.Diamond on Jan 12, 2014 5:25 AM
Sandy Bowthorpe Mariano
RE: James Peter Kartchner
thank you:)
Added by Sandy Bowthorpe Mariano on Sep 24, 2013 1:17 PM
Sandy Bowthorpe Mariano
James Peter Kartchner
Sdo we really know if little 3 year old James Peter Kartchner is buried in Utah or California? The story states both happened.

Sandy Mariano
My grandmother's grandma is John Kartchner's daughter
Added by Sandy Bowthorpe Mariano on Jul 25, 2013 12:41 AM
Diadema Kartchner Collins
John Kartchner 43 father; Nancy Kartchner 35 (ASHE-ASH);
Susannah Kartchner 82
Diadema Kartchner 10********
Wm H Kartchner 8
Elizabeth Kartchner 5
Francis M Kartchner 4
Christopher C Kartchner 2. Guess we are not related after all. I show that Diadema is the DAUGHTER to JOHN not the wife. I have his wife as NANCY ASH Kartchner. Sorry. WE do have the exact same photo of Diadema.
Added by Virginia on Mar 26, 2013 4:08 PM
RE: Blake Family at Franklin Cem in IA
I didn't see a stone for Gerald Blake near the other family stones, but do visit that cemetery frequently. I will look further in the near future, if he still has not been found. Have a Great Night!
Added by Cindy on Jul 26, 2011 4:12 PM
Blake Family at Franklin Cem in IA
You made a memorial for Lenna and William Blake in Franklin Cemetery, Polk Co, Iowa. Their daughter, Margaret L. Blake born 5/26/1919 Died 7/22/1934 is buried beside them. If you wish to make a memorial for them and request a photo, I can fulfill the request. I have also added photo for William and Lenna. -Cindy
Added by Cindy on Jul 25, 2011 9:56 PM
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