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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.
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Tami Lindsay
copy re George Beardsley
Hi Twist!
The name of his cemetery is right, but location is wrong. 38644001 has the right Maple Grove. However you added George first so correct the cemetery, i will put pics on and delete mine.

Have a great week!
Tami Lindsay

I didn't think to look in any other cemetery than the one in which i took the photo. Sorry for the duplication. Lack of cooperation comes from not having internet at my home.

Have a great week,
Tami Lindsay
Added by Tami Lindsay on Sep 28, 2014 9:01 PM
Ken Mitchell
RE: Jeffrey Tellman
Must be something in the water up here. I've seen Beardsley markers in several local cemeteries.
Added by Ken Mitchell on Sep 26, 2014 7:18 AM
RobMinteer57
Telman Beardsley
I deleted that one since it was a duplicate...
Added by RobMinteer57 on Sep 26, 2014 5:40 AM
Ken Mitchell
RE: Cycle Travels
I accumulated a little over 13,000 miles on the bike this summer. That's more than an entire year's mileage in my 4 wheeler!

I made a swing south to a rally in Kentucky. I then made my way down to Euless Texas to visit family for a couple of days. Iíve always wanted to see the Big Bend National Park so I made a swing down there. A swing through the New Mexico mountains took me within 40 miles of my military life location at White Sands Missile Range. I worked my way up to the southeast corner of Oregon from there to ride US12, the Lolo Pass route along mountain river roads. The Beartooth Highway route in Montana had only been open 5 days by the time I got there. The road was dry but up on top there was a cut through snow banks that was about 12 feet high. That trip was about 7,200 miles of mostly solo riding.

In early July I took off on another jaunt with 3 other riders up to Newfoundland, Canada. The scenery there is quite different from anything I have experienced previously. Near Arctic tundra in the southeast tip of the island to small mountainous terrain in the northwest sector. We saw many icebergs, whales, and puffins in our travels. The Cabot Trail around the shoreline of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia was a spectacular highlight. This trip added another 5,500 miles to the odometer. All in all, a pretty busy riding season.

Our clubís traditional season ending ride will be in mid-October. We travel to Cross Village along the northern tip of the Michigan lower peninsula for a Polish dinner at Legs Inn. The town only has about 5 businesses and a few seedy cabins. We call the ride our Annual Color Tour. Sometimes we run into a little white color (snow) on this ride but not too often. We hope for a spectacular fall color season.
Added by Ken Mitchell on Sep 25, 2014 8:14 AM
Ken Mitchell
RE: Jeffrey Tellman
I suspect the TELLMAN N BEARDSLEY I noticed is the son of a female of the Tellman maiden name that has passed on her family surname to her male son in the form of his given name.
Added by Ken Mitchell on Sep 25, 2014 7:46 AM
Marguerite
RE: DeCou Hagerman
His parents are listed both on the cemetery list & on the family monument. The gorgeous family MONUMENT I photographed is in the Old Sec, Lot 86. Mother Mary is in grave 1, father Cornelius in grave 2 and DeCoe in grave 4. That is all documented by the cemetery records. You can call the Addison Twp. Mon-Thurs. to perhaps confirm the dates of your research and more info on plot 86 in the Old sec. Pls use my email for this type of long communication and not the message boards. I spent 2 long days in historic Lakeville Cemetery and photographed most of it, especially the old section to compare photographs, take close-ups and add missing pieces.
Added by Marguerite on Sep 25, 2014 7:43 AM
Marguerite
RE: DeCou Hagerman
Hi Christie - There is no marker and no engraving on the family monument of the parents in the family plot. I'll add that note to the caption of the photo. If you know the dates from your research, can you notify the profile owner of any updates. TY
Added by Marguerite on Sep 24, 2014 7:37 PM
DeAndra Stevens
RE: Alexander Z. Creekmore
Christie,

I was able to return to Chitwood/E. Pine Knot this afternoon and get some pics of Alexander and Amanda Creekmore's stone. I added three pics to Amanda's memorial showing her DOB and DOD so that her memorial page might be updated as well. Lmk if there any others you need in the area. I'm very close to Chitwood, Pine Knot, Upper Marsh Creek, Upper and Lower Cal Hill, Kidd, Bethel, and Gilreath cemeteries in particular. If you need any pics for these I will gladly get them.
Added by DeAndra Stevens on Sep 24, 2014 7:13 PM
DeAndra Stevens
RE: Alexander Z. Creekmore
Unfortunately, I did not. Just the close-up of his and then two pics of the entire stone. BUT Chitwood/E. Pine Knot isn't even a half-mile from my house and it's a fairly small cemetery so I can get back out there in the next day or two and get that pic as well. Let you know as soon as I have it.
Added by DeAndra Stevens on Sep 23, 2014 11:17 PM
DeAndra Stevens
RE: Francis Creekmore
Christie,

I located the grave of Francis and Lula Creekmore today and got your picture. Francis and Lula are buried in East Pine Knot/Chitwood, a smallish cemetery on old 92. The pictures have been added to their memorials.
Added by DeAndra Stevens on Sep 22, 2014 7:53 PM
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