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Ruth I. Stude (#47118536)
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Bio Photo I have been doing Genealogy for over 35 yrs. and began locating graves and photographing tombstones in 1980. I mainly add or maintain memorials for my family or my husband's family.

I have added personal photos to some of these memorials. I went to great lengths to find photos, make negatives and/or scan them, and restore them. Just so you know, beware: downloads these personal photos for their use without consent and without credit to the source. Since I personally restored my ancestral photos, I am unhappy that they use the results of my work without giving me the credit.
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King Seneca
RE: MacDonalds middle names
Hello Ruth,

Clara's father, George King (1831-1889) was my 2nd great grand-uncle. George's brother, Henry (1840-1939) was my 2nd great grandfather. This makes Clara King MacDonald (1856-1923) my 1st cousin, 3 times removed.

MacDonald Family Tree
owner: softymylove
lists the middle names of the 3 individuals that you requested (Aldro Cleveland MacDonald, Clara Amelia King MacDonald & Jessie Louisa MacDonald)

This tree is located on

My Maternal Grandmother, Lottie Elizabeth King (1911-1994) knew of these relatives and told me about them. I believe that my grandmother used to correspond with Laura Aileen MacDonald Gartner (1886-1963)

My grandmother's birthday book has the following entries:

November First
Clara A MacDonald (but no year listed)

November Fifth
Aldro MacDonald (but no year listed)

February Sixteenth
Laura Gartner (but no year is listed)

June First
Florence E Lensen (but no year is listed)

January Twenty-First
Jessie L MacDonald (but no year is listed)

April Second
George C MacDonald (but no year is listed)

January Sixth
Georgia Hall (but no year is listed)

August Sixth
Frank F MacDonald (but no year is listed)

July Twenty-Eighth
Bertha Mae MacDonald 1895

September Ninteenth
Ethel A Jorgensen (but no year listed)

I do have scans of every page of her birthday book. My mother currently has possession of this book.

My grandmother also told me the following:

Ethel MacDonald (1899-1950) married a man named Jorgensen

Florence MacDonald (1887-1958) married a man named Lensen

Clara MacDonald (1896-1987) married Myron Pomeroy

Laura MacDonald (1886-1963) married William Gartner, and that William Gartner had died at a young age.

I recorded this information from my grandmother starting at age 10, which would have been around 1966-1967.

Another 1st cousin of my grandmother's, Maude Louise Parish Van Liew Schulte (1907-1989) also assisted with obtaining data about the King family when she went to Hacconby, Lincolnshire, England to research the church records. This was primarily for the previous generation that we are discussing.

Anyway, either accept the middle names, or do not accept them. I tend to accept them because sometimes it opens a few more windows for me. If you choose not to, that is fine with me as well.

best Regards,

Added by King Seneca on Oct 17, 2016 6:47 PM
Lori DeWitt
RE: John Browning death date
Hi Ruth,
I actually enlarged the photos on my laptop and could clearly see the number 4. I checked all three photos with same result. When these stones were made the letters and numbers had both thick and thin aspects due to the writing style of the era. Of course the best way to verify is an actual visit in person to see the stone. If someone can do that, we would know for sure. I'm too far away to check as I'm in Washington state.
Thank you for contacting me. I'm sorry it took me awhile to respond...very full plate!
Lori DeWitt
Added by Lori DeWitt on Oct 03, 2016 4:59 AM
Cemetery Wanderer
RE: Dora Mohrmann
My pleasure! :)
Added by Cemetery Wanderer on Sep 05, 2016 1:41 PM
Barbara Samans
Memorial# 47580178 John Kaub
Hi Ruth, Saw picture you posted for above and ma trying to see if my Kaub side might be connected to your John. Was wondering if you knew about his German side..where he came from or where his parents came from if born in Germany? I have a Henry and a Frank Hubert Kaub brothers with whom I am related...Henry being my 3rd graet gf born inn Neustadt an der Haardt Bayern german abt 1800. His brother Frank Hubert was born about 1803. I see your John was born abt 1814 and he could be related to them..a brother or a cousin perhaps. Henry and Frank have as their father Thoma(Thomas b abt 1769 and mother Maria Barbara Brandnern

My email is: Thanks for any help you can through my way regarding your John Kaub :)
Much appreciated
Barb :)
Added by Barbara Samans on Sep 02, 2016 7:45 AM
Cemetery Wanderer
RE: Dupont tombstone photos
Yes, I have the headstone photo of Mr. Henry WJ DuPont! I can't upload it for I can't find the request.
Added by Cemetery Wanderer on Aug 27, 2016 1:15 PM
Deb (Mari) Pittillo
RE: Talley tombstone photo
You're very welcome!
Added by Deb (Mari) Pittillo on Aug 11, 2016 3:07 PM
Deb (Mari) Pittillo
RE: Talley tombstone photo
You're welcome!
Added by Deb (Mari) Pittillo on Aug 10, 2016 5:49 PM

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