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retired97 (#47146662)
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Bio Photo Now living in Gainesville, FL. Family history research has been a passion since 1973.

Please use the edit tab to request changes to any of my memorials. I will gladly transfer any memorial not in my family tree.

Please feel free to use my photographs for genealogy purposes, but please ask if you would like to use my photographs for another Find A Grave memorial which gives me the option to upload a better picture to that memorial.

The memorials created and managed originate from gravestone pictures or burial records and not from recent obituaries unless the obituary proves accurate.

My father's families being researched: George: Blackmun, Briggs, Gardiner, Hardy, Kennedy (Canada), Lilley, McCallum, Paxton, Tindall, Thompson (England), Watson, and Winch.

My mother's Families researched: Wilson: Andre, Blessing, Cochran, Cross, Fiscus, Jackson, McKinstry, Ross, Sober, and Stephens.

Carole's families researched: Gibson: Bechtel, Boling, Catron, Clark, Combs, Etheridge, Hurlbut, Misenheimer and Tarvin.

Carole and I are members of the
Tarvin Family Association and volunteer to take tombstone photographs and record memorials for the Association.
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Messages left for retired97 (60)[Leave Message]
Tom Brocher
Ralph Cordell

Thank you for the photos of the markers for Ralph. I love how legible they are. Well done! Thanks for taking the time to do this for me. Much appreciated! How are things in Florida? I've been getting some markers up north photographed and they show snow on the ground… I guess that you don't need to worry about that!

Best wishes,

Added by Tom Brocher on Jan 18, 2015 9:03 AM
Awesome! Thank you sooooooooo much. ;)
Added by Cheryl on Jan 18, 2015 8:27 AM
Gloria Wooten
Created by: Retired97
Record added: Jan 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104132077

thank you very much for adding all this info on my sister!

am trying to add our mother memorial to Gloria's info...hopefully, I did it correctly...

gail harris
Added by Anonymous on Jan 10, 2015 10:45 PM
Mi Jo
Grant Hanson
Thank you for linking Grant with his parents. I appreciate your time and trouble in doing so.
Happy New Year!

Mi Jo
Added by Mi Jo on Dec 27, 2014 3:11 PM
Josephine A Vickers aka Jo-Ann
RE: Charles H. Stanley
Thank you for transferring Charles Stanley to me. He was married to a Lillian Watson but they were from Florida. That is why I asked. Thanks again
Added by Josephine A Vickers aka ... on Nov 30, 2014 9:29 AM
Josephine A Vickers aka Jo-Ann
Charles H Stanley 103578839
Hi would you please transfer my uncle Charley H Stanley. I would like to connect him to his parents and siblings.
I see you are researching Watson he was married to Lillian Watson Stanley is she a relative of your?
Thank you.
Added by Josephine A Vickers aka ... on Nov 26, 2014 4:13 PM
Sherrie Gibble
McKinstrys of Mercersburg and Lancaster
Thanks for the info. I have a McKinstry family tree at which I am in the process of expanding and sourcing. I have pictures, the best being of the Edward P. McKinstry family circa 1905 - Edward, his wife Anna Mary and all seven children, their spouses and grandchildren then existing. I have individual pictures of some of the children of Edward, some obits and funeral cards. I have an genealogy book of the descendants of Thomas Gilmore Apple which includes 2 or 3 generations of McKinstrys. My Great Aunt Elizabeth Gibble Krueger, daughter of Maude Apple McKinstry Gibble kept a scrap book of pictures and newspaper clippings. If you have a particular interest, I can see whats there. I have a fair amount of research for the Apple line, if that's of interest to you.
Added by Sherrie Gibble on Nov 16, 2014 5:53 PM
Sherrie Gibble
Edward P. McKinstry
I am Edward P. McKinstry's ggggranddaughter. His death certificate states he was born in Chambersburg, his father is James McKinstry and his mother is Susan Payson. This is contrary to everything else, the bio on the F-a-Grave website of Wm. McKinstry, Edward's baptismal record, his obituary and the Census which fits him neatly in birth order of the Wm D. children. But Susan as mother does explain his middle name. I have not found a James McKinstry or a Susan Payton who could be mom and dad. The informant on the death certificate is William McKinstry (no middle initial) of Lancaster. Do you have any insights on this problem which I despair of ever resolving?
Also,is the "other" William mentioned on the FAGrave website the one who married a "Miss Huston" in Mercersburg about 1803? Thank you. Sherrie Gibble
Added by Sherrie Gibble on Nov 08, 2014 2:37 PM
Carol's Genealogy Stuff
William A Stone
Thanks for adding his 1st name. ~~Carol
Added by Carol's Genealogy Stuff on Aug 12, 2014 12:35 PM
RE: Chaney Headstones in Ives Cemetery
Added by mommycita on Aug 06, 2014 1:08 PM
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