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Christie Trapp (#46970309)
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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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Frances Allen Titsworth
James A Edwards Blackjack Cemetery
Can you give me the memorial number of the duplicate? I only see one James A Edwards born 1844.
Added by Frances Allen Titsworth on Oct 17, 2016 11:36 AM
Martha McClary
Thanks for the heads up about the dupe memorial; I am well aware of the procedure and have absolutely no problem deleting a memorial that is truly a duplicate.


Added by Christina on Oct 15, 2016 9:35 PM
Cynthia M. Sartori
RE: Clyde & Mabel Hathaway - Evergreen Cemetery MI
You are welcome! It was a beautiful fall day, and I was so happy to find the spot.
Added by Cynthia M. Sartori on Oct 14, 2016 9:24 PM
Jim Lyles
Photo for Ransom Stevens
Hello, I noticed you were asking about a photo for Ransom Stevens in another conversation. I'm just letting you know that I did take photos of his gravestone, which I posted on his memorial page (#110717050).
Added by Jim Lyles on Oct 08, 2016 3:19 PM
My apologies, as you are the photographer of the Angeles Abbey Memorial Park, not the author of the message. Your photo is quite lovely, and I appreciate your artwork appearing on my relatives Find-a-Grave page.
Added by wwilliams on Sep 26, 2016 1:59 AM
PSA defaces 169685447
Who do you think you are to deface my memorial for my relative Francis Eibel with your holier than thou PSA?? Frankie took nearly 30 years to find, and this memorial marker is all I currently have. Remove this notation immediately.
Added by wwilliams on Sep 26, 2016 12:11 AM
Karen A.
Charles Gatch Parrott 32051440
The memorial shows his B.D. as 25 Dec. However L.A. Co. Birth Records, SSDI, and Veterans Affairs records all show 15 Dec. 1925 if you could make that correction. I had initially made the request back in May. Thanks.
Added by Karen A. on Sep 25, 2016 6:36 PM
Ken Mitchell
RE: Lizzie Beardslee - Sashabaw Cem
I did not pay close attention but I "manager" of several of the records. I would think you could delete those yourself without having to involve Find A Grave administration.
Added by Ken Mitchell on Sep 25, 2016 6:06 PM
Ken Mitchell
RE: Ride
Hung up my wheels. Too many old farts my age have been getting into serious crashes. Thought I would get out of it while I am ahead. I could not think of any US roads or areas I would want to ride again.
Added by Ken Mitchell on Sep 24, 2016 3:29 PM
Ken Mitchell
RE: Lizzie Beardslee - Sashabaw Cem
Just looked again. Looks like several duplicates between the Elizabeth "Lizzie" Beardslee and Lizzie Beardslee names. I'm sure you will get it straightened out.
Added by Ken Mitchell on Sep 24, 2016 9:12 AM
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