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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.

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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Kathleen Kane Lombardo #150883478
Hello! I received and processed your edit on this memorial. Are you a relative? If so I will gladly transfer.
Added by MaG on Aug 30, 2015 2:32 PM
R Avera

Done. :)
Does she want his wife, Agnes, too? Just let me know.
Added by Elizabeth on Aug 27, 2015 7:48 AM
John Frederick Leech
Find A Grave Memorial# 53897899

You sent:
Even the obit on the memorial has the DOD as the 21st instead of the 22nd. The marker was engraved incorrectly.

Please see:
Name John F. Leech
Event Date 22 Apr 1920
Event Place Orlando, Orange, Florida
Gender Male
Race (Original) W
Race White
Age (Original) 69y
Birth Date Sep 1850
Birthplace Baltimore, Md
Marital Status Married
Spouse's Name Joeanna Leech
Father's Name Richard T. Leech
Father's Birthplace W. Chester, Pa
Mother's Name Mary Barber
Mother's Birthplace Chester, Pa
Occupation Broker, Retired
Residence Place Washington D. C.
Burial Place Washington D. C.
Burial Date 24 Apr 1920
Citing this Record

"Florida Deaths, 1877-1939," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 August 2015), John F. Leech, 22 Apr 1920; citing Orlando, Orange, Florida, reference item 4 cn 4963; FHL microfilm 2,116,174.

Added by SLGMSD on Aug 23, 2015 2:48 PM
Ernie Wright
Mary & Ezra BALl
Do you know anything on Ezra Ball ? Was he from W V ?
Added by Ernie Wright on Aug 21, 2015 12:47 PM
Mike Porter
Alma Tucker
Thanks for the info. I added it to her bio.
Added by Mike Porter on Aug 20, 2015 6:06 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 117231273
Thanks again for listing Nancy Harris' mother. Your help is always so appreciated!
Added by gleasonfamily on Aug 19, 2015 4:34 PM
Donna Markey
RE: Emma Jane Mack
Only Thomas & Edna Lawrence Mack are at Greenwood. His parents are at Prospect Hill, Argyle, NY, and, I believe his grandparents, Thomas & Jane Eliza Armstrong Mack, must also be buried there.They lived in Argyle their entire lives; they must have died there, but I have not found a record yet. The only confirmation I have that Jesse is buried there is a newspaper article about his death. I have requested a photo of Jesse's marker; maybe that will confirm it.
Added by Donna Markey on Aug 17, 2015 8:16 AM
Donna Markey
Emma Jane Mack
Thanks for adding Emma as the mother of Thomas (buried in Greenwood, Orl.) I have created a memorial for her husband, Jesse, #150819344. I already had the information; don't know why I hadn't do so before. Thought you'd like to know.

Added by Donna Markey on Aug 16, 2015 10:08 AM
Marion O.
Hazel Scriven Smith
Thank you for the info on Hazel. You state her mother's name was Helen Lucy Normand, correct? Someone has a file on ancestry that says it was Taylor, not Normand. No documentation source though.
Her father Earle is listed in Monroe Cemetery. I will look for the grave and for Helen's too.
Thanks again for the additional info. My aunt was previously married to Hazel's son Sam.
Added by Marion O. on Aug 14, 2015 2:58 PM
Stanley S. "Stan" Hazen
RE: Dorothy B Hazen, Greenwood, Orlando
I'll go along with the 1968. Since I wrote, I found the death record transcription at the following URL:

Also, I'm more likely to go along with what her daughter Patricia sent me in the early 1980s. She was a faithful correspondent, and I'm sad to see that she's no longer with us.

I'm happy to correspond directly, as I find the "Public Messages" to be a pain for my uses. Naturally, I respect confidentiality of e-mail addresses. My Hazen database now contains more than 45,600 different individuals.

This afternoon, I'll send along edits for Patricia and Joyce.

Stanley Hazen
Charlottesville, Virginia
Added by Stanley S. "Stan" Hazen on Aug 08, 2015 10:59 AM
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