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Merf (#47064479)
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I live just blocks from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, FL. It's beautiful, and I'd be happy to take a photo if one is needed. I LOVE going to the cemetery!

I have been actively photographing and documenting the older sections of Greenwood. I am currently going through all their records to make sure we get everyone on findagrave.

I'll gladly transfer management of memorials upon request, no matter what your relation (unless they are my relatives - but I will transfer a relative to a direct descendant if I am not one). I create every memorial with the hope that their family will find them. Every transfer request I receive makes me know its worth it.

Please let me know if you find any errors or I've duplicated a memorial, I'll fix it! It's so important to have dates correct and names properly spelled - but we all make mistakes, and sometimes the markers are very difficult to read.

Feel free to use my photos (with credit to me - Merf works) for your personal genealogical project. My photos are of public places, and of no artistic (I can guarantee that!) merit. I don't believe I "own" a simple snapshot of someone else's grave marker. I volunteer here to SHARE and to make sure memorials are as accurate as possible.

My mother and I are researching our family who settled in Lee, Phillips and Monroe County, Arkansas.

In particular, we are desperately searching for parents and siblings of Thomas Trotter Bonner, who settled in Spring Creek, AR. He married Elizabeth Shackelford Bonner in 1834 in Marengo Co., AL.

Current projects:

Assisting my mom and the Annie H. Darracott UDC Chapter out of Lakeland, Polk Co, FL in the documentation of Confederate Veterans.

Completing FAG entries for Greenwood Cemetery using various sources including cemetery records and undertaker records. I'm only concentrating on the lettered, older sections.

Family surnames: Allen, Allred, Bonner, Coble, Estes, Gaines, Garrison, Gearhart, Gower, Hale, Harris, Higginbotham, McGee, Mauney/Mooney, Ottertail, Raymer, Redditt, Waldron, Walker, Whitfield
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Rick Bennett
RE: Bennett's
Sorry I took so long to get back to you. I was in Louisiana doing some research and visiting family. And so the work piled up while I was off playing. I still have not gotten to Elsie's grave. Maybe next year when they make 25 hour days. I would appreciate a tour of Greenwood and the obvious advantage of your expertise.
Added by Rick Bennett on Dec 13, 2014 10:01 PM
Kurt Johnson
Ellen Raymond
Thank you very much, that's a great help! I really appeciate it.

Do you think her father's name was Hart Know? I am having a little trouble reading the handwriting.
Added by Kurt Johnson on Dec 12, 2014 12:26 PM
Sandra Adams
RE: Section Q
Oh good! I haven't been able to do anything out there or anywhere. My sister had surgery a week ago and I have been very busy. I figured that there were a bunch in that area.
Added by Sandra Adams on Dec 11, 2014 8:39 AM
RE: Malone
The headstone is closer to the other side, nearer Block 7. They must have just wanted a nice spot by the road for the tree. Glad they are paired up now. :)
Added by Elizabeth on Dec 09, 2014 1:52 PM
Sandra Adams
RE: Section Q
Hi! I was just wondering if you are still working on Douglas? I know they took it off, but I still want to find it. I know he is there!
Added by Sandra Adams on Dec 07, 2014 10:14 PM
Diane L. Webb
RE: Aubrey M. Haight's parents
Thank you, Merf for your help. I have access through a friend to so will see what
might be there.
Diane L. Webb
Added by Diane L. Webb on Dec 06, 2014 4:57 PM
Diane L. Webb
Aubrey M. Haight's parents
I am working on Esther Ann Dake m. Edwin R. Haight
buried in West Hesperia Cemetery, Oceana Co., MI.
They had son Herbert Leroy Haight m. 1/w Luella Jones 25 Mar. 1902 Fremont Newaygo Co., MI.
They divorced or she died and he remarried to ?
I am seeking information on Herbert Leroy Haight and his two wives? I found his burial place at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA. and had a person take a picture of his tombstone. FAG85415636

My connection is Esther Ann Dake Haight was the younger 1/2 sister of my 2nd great grandmother Lydia Colby Dake Babcock buried in Bull Cemetery, Denver Twp., Newaygo Co., MI. d/o Benjamin Dake and 2nd wife Polly Colby Dake.
See my work on Dake's and Babcock's in Find A Grave.

Diane L. Webb
Find A Grave 47297921
Trabuco Canyon, CA.
Added by Diane L. Webb on Dec 06, 2014 7:43 AM
Terence WHALEN
Harry Andresian
Disregard prior. I just realized that the record was for his Spouse, Helen Andresian... Let me look into it further. Thanks!!! Terry
Added by Terence WHALEN on Dec 02, 2014 5:23 PM
Terence WHALEN
Harry Andresian
Added by Terence WHALEN on Dec 02, 2014 5:22 PM
Terence WHALEN
Hary Andresian
Good Evening Merf,
The information on Harry's burial location was obtained from the Florida Death records... I have attached a link to the electronic record.

I am not sure if the records at the cemetery missed it. Don't we love mysteries...

Added by Terence WHALEN on Dec 02, 2014 5:20 PM
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