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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. HOWEVER, photos of people - such as my relatives that I have posted...I do require permission prior to use or visible credit to me and that they came from findagrave.

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.

Would REALLY appreciate ANY information on Daniel M Bonner (b. 1789), son of Col. Thomas Bonner and Margaret Jones. We think he's the father of our "brick wall" person based on DNA testing.

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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Ms. Clyde
Edwin Guernsey
Your memorial for Edwin is 96473599

You already have some bio info, but this has some more details, if you want to use some/all:

76 years of age, passed away Monday, June 11, 2001, in Waynesville, NC, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Orlando, FL, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, attended public schools there and the University of Florida in Gainesville. He transferred to the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, where he graduated. He was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity (ATO).

Mr. Guernsey was an officer in the savings and loan business in Coral Gables, FL for many years. He was active in civic affairs, having served as president of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables, FL, and president of Toastmasters. A devoted Christian, Mr. Guernsey was active in the Plymouth Congregational Church in Coconut Grove, FL.

He was very talented musically, a pianist, composer and entertainer. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Waynesville, NC.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Laurette G. Martin, of Atlanta, and Suzanne G. Heroux, of Clearwater, FL, and grandchildren Lauren and Hailey Martin, and grandson, Chase Heroux. Preceded in death by his sister, Jean Guernsey Williams in 1996, he is survived also by his brother, Joseph S. Guernsey, of Orlando, FL, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service for Mr. Guernsey will be held 11AM, Saturday, June 16, 2001 at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando in the Reformation Chapel. The Rev. Ted Pierce and Rev. Grant Wells officiating. Private interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery immediately following the service. Arrangements by COMMUNITY FUNERAL HOME. Published in the Orlando Sentinel on June 14, 2001.
Added by Ms. Clyde on Dec 05, 2016 7:48 AM
Amy Hope
Headstone photo
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph the headstone for Emma Croson.
Thanks again,
Added by Amy Hope on Dec 04, 2016 4:56 PM
Edward McFadden
Transfer Request
Alice C Levis, Find A Grave Memorial# 109879886.

This lady was my 2nd great-aunt and I would like to correct and improve her memorial to include a photo if you would be so kind as to transfer it to me I would appreciate it. Thanks Ed
Added by Edward McFadden on Dec 04, 2016 1:26 PM
Lillian Roy
Thank you kindly for the information for Lillian Roy!
Added by PBR on Dec 02, 2016 10:30 AM
RE: Emilie Fangrow
Thanks for looking. We will talk about it but will likely add a marker in the near future.
Added by laedoherty on Dec 01, 2016 12:11 PM
RE: Rhonda Loveday
I thought so too.. such a beautiful little girl. I cropped more of the outside stone off, so it's slightly better. Let me know if you get a clean photo to replace it and I will remove mine. :)
Added by Elizabeth on Nov 28, 2016 12:26 PM
Alvin Prescott
Obit has been added for Alvin Prescott
Added by Hochi on Nov 27, 2016 5:30 AM
Paul Henry Sherman
Thanks so much for volunteering and great photos. They are so easy to read now. Thanks again.
Added by YellowRoseTX on Nov 24, 2016 12:37 PM
Emilie Fangrow
Her son Walter Fangrow does have a marker and she should be next to him.

Thanks for looking
Added by laedoherty on Nov 19, 2016 12:52 PM
Toni Vitale Akers
Got your note... no Henry in our line. All from Kentucky until the 40's. Thanks for the xfer! Much appreciated.
Added by Toni Vitale Akers on Nov 14, 2016 8:28 PM
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