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Patty Foster (#47119631)
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Bio Photo I began working on my family tree and started wondering if I could find where my relatives were buried. I stumbled across this website in May (2009) by accident. Not only have I found some relatives here, I've added some and also added some of the pictures/info. for the cemeteries I have been working on here in Florida. I have no relatives here, but I take pictures here to "re-pay" those in other states who take the time to take pictures in their states. It's so exciting to see a picture of a grave of a loved one that you never knew but are still a part of you.
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Jay Wade
Vernon & Carolyn Hunter
buried in Palm Cemetery in Winter Park, would like permission to use tombstone photos in my family file...If allowed, how would you like photo credit posted? Thank You!
Added by Jay Wade on Mar 28, 2014 7:56 AM
RE: Mary Struble

Thanks for connecting the relations.

Added by Deb on Feb 04, 2014 5:58 AM
Memorial# 38994969
Just wanted to say "Thank" for posting the picture on this memorial. He is a distant cousin but I enjoy having the photos to go with the person.

Added by CEA on Jan 04, 2014 12:16 AM
tracy Poepper
Your uncles gravestone
It was no problem to take the picture. Yes you can put the picture on the website. If you need any other pictures taken I can take them.
Added by tracy Poepper on Nov 04, 2013 2:55 PM
Wed Into Duncan
Alma Jean Hanes
Hi Patty. I was thrilled to see you had entered a listing for my Aunt Jean. Her memorial number is 91979473. The name that goes with that initial is Alma. She really did not like the name and went by Jean all of my life anyway. Her maiden name is McDougall. Could you possibly add her maiden name? Would it be asking too much to add her birth/death dates? Perhaps link her to her parents? I just re-entered their records as their earlier ones went away somehow.

Her dad is Robert Tomlinson McDougall 119590094 and mom is Emma Ball Leckie McDougall Flippen Struble 119589755. (whew) :-)

She was born on 21 May 1922 in Brockville, Leeds, Ontario, Canada. She died on 27 Jul 1993 in Orlando, Orange, Florida, USA.

I appreciate your help with this. If I can help you with any family in Western North Carolina just drop me a line.
Added by Wed Into Duncan on Oct 30, 2013 10:51 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
RE: Louis Elmer Burns
Hi Patty,
I do not mind at all if you use the picture! I'm just happy I happened to have it so you and your family will enjoy it. Please do whatever you wish with the photo! Thank you for asking....Have a great day...

Karen Bennett
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Sep 22, 2013 12:35 PM
Judi in Seattle, WA.
RE: Pliny Martin
Hello Patty,
The photos arrived today and thank you so much for sending them. I will treasure them as I have been doing genealogy for over 50 yrs. I can identify all of them from the writing on the back. 1. "Katherine died Feb 6, 1913, from her father, aged 88 yrs., daughter of Pliny F. Martin" is written on the back and this is my maternal grandmother Katherine (Martin) Gerin 1879-1913. I only have some photos of her when she was very young. I am assuming this was taken around 1910, only 3 yrs. before she died. My mother was a twin born 1909. 2. "Mrs. P.F. Martin and Katie S. or L. Martin" This again is my maternal grandmother and her mother Delia Maria (Fitch) Martin 1838-1904. Delia was Pliny's 2nd wife, also his niece as Pliny's mother Almira (Fitch) Martin 1798-1875 and Delia's father James Harvey Fitch 1814-1902 were brother & sister. 3. "P.F. Martin and Master James Martin" this is my maternal great grandfather Pliny Freeman (not Fitch--documented) Martin 1822-1913 and his son James Fitch Martin 1879-1937 by his 2nd marriage to Delia. He would be my great uncle raised my mother as she & her sister were orphaned in 1913. I have his desk and a large reproduced picture of him hanging over it in my family room her in Seattle, WA. My mother was very close to her Uncle James and named her 1st son after him - James Frederick Wittman 1931-living. He is the oldest of the 9 of us. I am #7 born 1942. 4. "Kitty and Brother, Pliny Martin's children". I don't recognize this writing. They are 2 of his 3 children by his 1st marriage to Sarah Ann (Baker) Martin 1822-1872: Kittie Lambert Martin 1850-1867 and Pliny Freeman Martin, JR. 1852-1861. They both died young. That photo has somewhat faded but I have a friend in NY who does restoration and will be able to bring it back, so to speak. I am amazed what good condition they are all in. You have cared for them well. Thank you once again so very much. I really appreciate them. We must put our heads together and figure out how & why your Mother-In-Law had these photos. The MARTINs were in upstate New York, but Pliny did winter in Florida and South Carolina in later yrs. of his life. They went to an area where Disneyworld now stands. I note you are in Orlando. Let me do some digging in my paperwork and I have papers of property Uncle James bought, but never did anything with it. Rumor has it when Disney traced the ownership, my mother & her sister were advised that they wanted the property to build on. Neither my mother or her only living sister (not her twin-she died at age 2) had the money to hire a Lawyer and follow thru on it. I do know tho that Pliny did winter for several yrs. in Florida. Can you email me directly at as I want to try & figure out any possible relationship. I have a feeling it may be ?? on your side rather than the Munstion/Foster side. Obviously if not related, the Martins must have been good friends with someone that they would send studio family pictures. For now, Judith
Added by Judi in Seattle, WA. on Sep 07, 2013 10:53 PM
Judi in Seattle, WA.
Pliny Martin's daughter
Pliny Martin's only surviving daughter from his 1st marriage to Sarah Ann (Baker) Fitch was Miss Abby/Abbie Fitch MARTIN 1855-1937 and she never married nor had any children.
Added by Judi in Seattle, WA. on Aug 31, 2013 7:59 PM
Judi in Seattle, WA.
RE: Pliny Martin
All of Pliny Martin's daughters are buried in Grandview Cemetery in Whitesboro, Oneida Co., NY. All are on the MARTIN plot. My maternal grandmother Katherine Sarah (Martin) Gerin 1874-1913 married 1906 Paul "Victor" Edmond Gerin-Lajoie. She died in 6 Feb 1913 in Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY due to a accidental fire & burns. He died 16 Sept. 1916 in San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA and is buried in the National Cemetery at the Presidio. He was in the USA 5th Artillery 1896-1899 and USMC 1902-1906 and USMC 1912-1916. "Victor" was born 15 Jan 1877 in Yamachiche, Quebec, Canada. They married 20 Feb 1906 in Whitesboro, Oneida Co., NY.
Added by Judi in Seattle, WA. on Aug 31, 2013 7:57 PM
Judi in Seattle, WA.
RE: Pliny Martin
Oh Patty....what a dear you are. I have done the same thing buying up old pictures at garage sales, etc. and finding descendants. I am trying to figure out why your Mother-In-Law had these pictures. Would you send me her name and any details? Perhaps she was a local friend of the Martin Family who lived in Whitesboro, Oneida Co., NY. The picture you mention of Pliny with his 2 daughters, I am sure will be of his dau. Miss Abby Fitch-Martin 1855-1937 by his 1st wife Sarah Ann (Baker) Martin 1822-1872 and my maternal grandmother Katherine Martin Gerin 1874-1913 by his 2nd wife Delia (Fitch) Martin 1838-1904. Katherine (Martin) Gerin is my maternal grandmother. Pliny had 1 other daughter by his 1st marriage to Sarah (Baker) Martin: Kittie Lambert Martin 1850-1867. They are all buried on the MARTIN plot in Grandview Cemetery in Whitesboro, Oneida Co., NY. Pliny is the son of Almira (Fitch) 1798-1875 and Adam Martin 1786-1826. She is the sister of the famous Dr. Asa Fitch, M.D. 1809-1879 who was considered the Father of Entomology for the USA. Again, thank you so very much and hopefully we will figure out how it was that your Mother-In-Law had these pictures. I was born and raised in the Oneida County, NY area, but have lived in Seattle, Washington for 48 yrs. I'll look forward to receiving the pictures and thank you again for seeking me out. Warm regards, Judith Wittman Evenson
Added by Judi in Seattle, WA. on Aug 31, 2013 6:01 PM
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