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Christie Trapp (#46970309)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo I'm a California girl who grew up in Marin County. Moved to Solano County in 1997. Researching family since the 1970s and as of 2014, have over 105,000 family ties. Two Mayflower Pilgrim ancestors - Richard Warren and Francis Eaton among that number.

Started taking photos of tombstones for Find-A-Grave as a Thanksgiving 2008 project that turned out to be more involved than first envisioned! Started with 120 names, but quickly grew to more than 2,500 in just one cemetery!

Have had a love affair with cats all my life. This is Simba, which means Lion. As a kitten he looked just like Simba from Lion King, hence that is how he got his name. He was a diabetic, had pancretitis, developed kidney infections, was anemic, and he walked on his elbows on his hind legs. Comic relief to see him waddle! Went through a couple of wars with the neighborhood cats, both of which he lost, but he was a survivor anyway. Loveable and loved us to death.

He started the downward cycle while we were on vacation in July 2013. The vet was able to bring him around and kept him going until we got home in August. It is with great sadness to announce that on August 15, 2013 Simba was finally sent off to heaven to be with God and all the other worldly cats and kittens. Maybe he'll find some playmates? He was 18 years old and in human years that would be age 84!

The vet told us when he was much younger that he had feline aids because of the first cat bite he received and not to expect him to live very long - perhaps to age 9. That came to pass and he was fine until the next diagnosis, which was a tumor at the base of the head which was inoperable but it wasn't affecting his lifestyle at the time. Then six years ago the diagnosis of high blood pressure and diabetes. Still healthy and active until the last few years when the muscles in his hind legs broke down but he overcame that disability and continued to walk about as described -- more a waddle than a walk. Next diagnosis -- gluacoma in one of his eyes but it didn't affect his getting about and he never went blind. The last diagnosis was the pancratitis and then kidney infections. Everything wrong but he was a fighter till the end. We loved him very much and he will be sorely missed. The vet who became his doctor at the beginning of his life 18 years ago was there at the end. He said Simba was his favorite and we know his entire staff loved Simba when he was there for office visits or to be boarded while we traveled. He told us that the life expectancy for a cat with diabetes was about 3 years, so Simba lived 3 additional years (or 6 total)with the disease. Again, he was a fighter.

Update: Acquired a new kitty in January 2016 that had been hanging around our yard since the summer (was a neighbors cat's offspring) in the hopes that we could get it friendly enough to come in before the urge to mate hit. We missed the capture and she was pregnant. Took to vet who did an ultrasound and said at least two kittens where showing in her belly. Well, 3-21-16 at about 3:45 p.m. she popped two kittens that looked just like her. We call her Mittens because she is Tuxedo - white muff on chest and 4 white mittens on her feet. The two kitties are both black with the same markings except one has a white mouth with a blaze on the nose and a white belly, but both have the 4 white feet. We call the girl Blackie and the boy Mustache.
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Yankee Magnolia
RE: Gage Family
Done. I declined the two edits but manually linked them to their parents.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on Jul 29, 2016 5:43 AM
Yankee Magnolia
Gage Family
Hi Christie. You sent edits to link Minnie and Kittie Gage to their parents. You have indicated that their father is Joel E. Gage (55081352). I think this might be incorrect and their father is actually Elisha Gage (167481756). Can you please double check this? I'll wait to hear from you before doing anything with the suggested edits. Thanks.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on Jul 28, 2016 3:04 PM
RE: Flumerfelt burials
You are so welcome Christie - I went to the Rochester Library Genealogy Rm. to get the plot nos. from the Mt. Avon Cemetery book to confirm their burials and locate the plot. Glad to help & verify.
Added by Marguerite on Jul 23, 2016 6:34 PM
steve byron
RE: Ellis Hawbecker
You're very welcome. Happy to help.
Added by steve byron on Jul 15, 2016 5:39 AM
Linwood cont
Unless you want to wait for winter and I can use the snow to make it pop out. :)
Added by Heather on Jun 09, 2016 10:51 AM
I took photos of the entire cemetery. (I think might finished doing so) my family is in thay area and was doing a search for them but took the time to do all for there was requests in the area. I am planning on retaking some photos of mineach. Way I am.looking at my old photo I know where that is at and can plan on retaking for you. I refuse to do rubbingso on the older stones for they are fragile. After I took photos from this cemetery I have been doing water so see if the letters pop out better. Sometimes that is not the case and it's all corroded from the elements of the outside.
Added by Heather on Jun 09, 2016 6:00 AM
Robert Comeau
Sarah Moody
How can she be buried in a cemetery that was established in 1868? Answer: The first cemetery of South Hadley was started in 1721. All burials were moved from that first cemetery to the Evergreen Cem. in about 1910.
Added by Robert Comeau on May 22, 2016 12:14 PM
Grave Finder
RE: Back button
Oh gosh sorry you lost all that information. What a pain! I don't leave mine all only because my husband is slightly anal about leaving stuff on at night. *LOL*
Added by Grave Finder on May 14, 2016 9:19 AM
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Back button
Are you having problems with the "Back Button" here on Find A Grave? Mine isn't working? It works on other pages but not on Find A Grave. It's so frustrating.
Added by Grave Finder on May 13, 2016 7:29 PM
Melinda Gould
RE: Abigail Kingsbury Abbot
Hi Christie, I thought I had responded to your message to me, but apparently I didn't after all. My apologies. Yes, I am related to Abigail Kingsbury, though her daughter, Abigail who married Jedidiah Watkins. Prior to Abigail's marriage, she had a child out of wedlock. I am a descendant of this child and have finally been able to prove the connection through dna. Ancestry has been doing an upgrade to their site so it is still up in the air if I have the correct father of this child, but preliminary research indicates that I do. Several descendants of Johnathan, her brother, have also tested recently, but I don't know the outcome of their tests yet. More will be revealed.
Added by Melinda Gould on May 07, 2016 5:35 PM
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