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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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If you will email me, we are kinfolk through Richardson--> Sandifer--> Kinsey line. I have some older pics that maybe you can help identify. Thanks!
Added by Kim0811 on Aug 15, 2016 1:33 PM
|Linda Thompson||RE: R. H. Bell|
I'll keep an eye out for other articles about R.H. Bell.
|Carolyn Hebbe McLeod||Daniel Boone Byrd|
Thank you very much for the transfer of this family member to me.
|Gene Phillips||State Hospital Cemetery, Whitfield|
I see you took photos for some of the graves there. Do you know if the list is complete for all that have a marker or are there more to be added?
I'll be adding a name shortly for someone that was buried there according to their death certificate and putting in a photo request.
|Bill Herrman||John Michael Hennigh|
Hi Fran, thanks for adding the picture to Mike's memorial. I worked with Mike for 23 years and we were very close friends. Bill
|Pamela Thompson||RE: Leonidas Alford|
Thank you for checking on this. I have requested burial plot info for Leonidas and a few other Alfords in the same cemetery.
|Charles Hutchins||RE: Gulfport High Class of 59|
|Beth Austin||Thank you!|
Thank you for the wonderful marker pictures for Lloyd and Gerry Niles. I appreciate your time and effort.
|ALC||RE: Gladys Vachon|
Thanks for the info. I have added a note in the bio sourcing both Ada Stone Sparks & the cemetery book used. I did not put details about the family issues. If you think I should handle this differently, please let me know. Thanks again.
Added by ALC on Jun 01, 2016 8:06 AM
|Ada Stone Sparks||Vashon grave|
Fran, regarding the grave of Carlton h Vachon, I do believe his wife , Gladys, is buried there with him. His daughter, Florence, had a falling out with them and I would guess she did not have her mothers name placed there, as she would not speak or acknowledge them for several years. I am the adopted daughter of olive Norris stone, sister in law to Florence. Florence and her husband, Ridley, are both passed away. Hope that helps.
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