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Judi McL (#46959617)
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Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from breast cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you need a better picture I would not be at all adverse to re-doing if you are a family member. Or if you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.
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Robin Henry
Lost Lucy
Thanks again Luci,
I did find a William Drennen at Williamette memorial #599395 who is closer to Lucy's age, and someone posted an obit but it doesn't mention a wife in it, and I could not find anything so far connecting that specific guy to her. Its harder to find things after 1942 at this point. William would have been her second husband, she must have divorced the first. Without a death certificate or obit stating where someone is buried and next of kin or someone local who knows its a blank. Other states like Pennsylvania are easier. Lucy was a sister of my grandfather, and the only one of his siblings who ventured out of West Virginia or Ohio and the only one whose resting place I cannot find.
I hate those huge cemeteries too, they are overwhelming unless you can find out the plot number. Thank you for your help and for doing all you do on he site!
Added by Robin Henry on Aug 26, 2014 7:11 AM
Robin Henry
Hi Luci,
Just called the cemetery (I am in Ohio calling with a prepaid card) but they have no record of them there, he didn't have any William at all. I will take them out for now and keep hunting they have to be someplace in that county. As I said before I was hoping someone could take a look, but since he said they don't have them that is that. Thanks for the phone number and for the help.
Added by Robin Henry on Aug 25, 2014 2:30 PM
Robin Henry
Hi Judi,
Thank you for your help and interest.
I have 3 different marriage records for Lucy and William

1943 3 Apr
Lucy Mason Marriage to William E Drennen
Vancouver, Clark, Washington
witnesses were John T Drennan Thelma E Drennan

Name: Lucy Mason
Spouse's Name: William Drennen
Marriage Date: 21 Jun 1949
County: Multnomah

Name: Lucy Mason
Spouse's Name: William Drennen
Marriage Date: 7 Jun 1947
County: Multnomah

On the first one you can view the image of the actual record, marriage certificate.

I do wonder about the age difference, but have seen stranger things.

She was still listed as Carl Mason's wife in 1942 but Drennan in her father's obituary in 1951 and I have her death record listing her last name Drennan.

I saw the William Drennan you added to the edits but since he died in 1937 and she married him (maybe 3 times, lol) in the 1940's it cannot be him.

The parents I linked him to are correct as far as census records.
I was not sure frankly that they were there in that cemetery, I can't find anything that states where they are buried. Nor can I find when he died. It's been a frustrating couple. Since his parents are there I was hoping maybe someone could just take a physical look to see if they may be there close to them. I will try calling the the cemetery, will leave them there until I can call them.
Thanks again
Added by Robin Henry on Aug 25, 2014 2:14 PM
Michele Ann, Reynolds - Cochran
Please transfer my family members to me. I have additional information to add. Thank you Michele
Added by Michele Ann, Reynolds - C... on Aug 23, 2014 12:15 AM
Sue Ann Harfst
RE: Tom Claiborne
You are very welcome. Your relative is interred in a spectacularly beautiful cemetery. It is a pleasure to go there to photograph markers. Thank you for sending me.

Sue Ann
Added by Sue Ann Harfst on Aug 15, 2014 12:35 PM
Louis Roth
RE: Anna Prien Leonard
Just paying it forward
You are quite welcome
Added by Louis Roth on Aug 12, 2014 11:40 PM
Michele Ann, Reynolds - Cochran
Find A Grave Memorial# 80127030
Thank you for your instructions. I deleted the duplicate listings and saved the links as you suggested. Please transfer the above listing to me so I can add additional information. Thank You Michele
Added by Michele Ann, Reynolds - C... on Aug 12, 2014 7:11 PM
Henry Marsh
Rev. Gordon J. Lester
I have moved Father Lester's memorial to Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Portland, per your correction.
Added by Henry Marsh on Aug 04, 2014 7:44 PM
S Berg
Katherine Zahn at Gethsemani Cemetery
Thanks for your Find A Grave Correction of the wrong cemetery listed for this memorial but Gethsemani Cemetery is part of Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, simply the East side location in Portland. Find A Grave should delete this 'Getseminie' cemetery location from the web site.
Added by S Berg on Aug 04, 2014 5:44 PM
Veronika Rieger
Many thanks for adding Veronika's memorial and correcting her relationship with her brother John. They immigrated together, 15 June 1871, ship Bremen, route Bremen to New York. I am descended from their sister, Maria Rieger Kresser, whose daughter Mary Ann Kresser Traviss also lived in Oregon. A recent visit with a Traviss cousin turned up Veronika's portrait and the information about Maria's siblings who immigrated after her.
Added by Sue/Ahnenwald on Aug 04, 2014 8:27 AM
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