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Fran (#47031624)
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Bio Photo I was born in Jackson, MS and graduated from Gulfport HS.

In 2003 after living in CA for 43 years my husband and I returned to Florence, MS to live.

I became interested in my family history during the early 1990's. As I searched for ancesters in old cemeteries I was saddened to see the neglect and damage to beautiful old headstones and monuments so when I became aware of find a grave I knew that this was something I wanted to do. I get great pleasure in photographing and recording cemetery markers for people on FAG.

The iron marker in my bio picture is in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson's oldest cemetery and was made by Pearl River Foundrey owned and operated by a family member in the late 1800's.

I am happy to photograph headstones and post them to help complete memorials on this wonderful site. I must give credit and many thanks to my husband, Les for his help in searching for markers.

My Family names: Parker, Richardson, Winterstein, Switzer, Bell/Beall, Bradley, and Dorman. My husbands family names: Davenport, Arnold, Davis, and Stinson.
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Rev. Wallace
Thank you so much for adding his bio.
Added by TWC on Aug 21, 2015 8:15 PM
Julia Baker
RE: Angelina Elrod #2959105
Thanks for the catch.
Added by Julia Baker on Aug 20, 2015 3:33 PM
T. Ginger J. Clegg
RE: Bobbye Jones #124583265
Yes- That is my mother- She taught school in Gulfport. Love the picture. Thank you.
Added by T. Ginger J. Clegg on Aug 11, 2015 2:02 PM
Dottie Gilder
RE: Elbert Harbour #30994364
Thanks for your note. Seems that child was born before the father. Are these folks some that you would like to manage ? I had inherited them and am not at all related Dottie
Added by Dottie Gilder on Aug 10, 2015 3:50 PM
Elma Ruediger Tew
RE: Ethelynd Martin Baxley
Don't think I would, but would like a picture of her to go in my files. I collect all records I can get, pictures of the person, and pictures of headstones. I have a lot of pictures of headstones from around the Dothan area. I live just South of Dothan. Catherine Elizabeth Baxley was my husbands great grandmother.
Added by Elma Ruediger Tew on Aug 09, 2015 9:47 PM
Elma Ruediger Tew
Ethelynd Martin Baxley
Sorry, I don't know anything about her other than she was born 1 Oct 1900 in Louisiana, married James Howard Baxley (second cousin twice removed to my late husband)and died 23 May 1997. I will do some more research and see if I can find out any more on her.
Added by Elma Ruediger Tew on Aug 09, 2015 3:21 PM
Jean Roberts
The Garys
Thank you Fran for photographing my great uncle and aunt's memorial markers. Evelyn's first husband, Malcolm, was lost during WW II. She had two young children by Uncle Malcolm. After he died, his brother, Ira, married Evelyn and was a father to his niece and nephew. Ira and Evelyn never had any children together. A bittersweet story I thought I would share. The Gary family was a fine family. So glad to be a part of it. God bless you for the work you do on behalf of others.
Added by Jean Roberts on Aug 03, 2015 8:19 AM
Mike & Kay
Yvonne Jackson Lane
Thanks for taking and posting the photos, Babe !
Added by Mike & Kay on Aug 03, 2015 5:50 AM
Amanda Canion
Evelyn Bode Katool photo
Thank you so much for taking the time to fufill this photo request! It means so much to me and to my family! :)
Added by Amanda Canion on Aug 02, 2015 4:42 PM
Caroline Passmore
Robert Gill
From what I read on the memorial from CO, I would almost bet that's him. I identified his parents from his mother's obit on her memorial, and have linked them.
Added by Caroline Passmore on Jul 03, 2015 8:45 AM
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