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Larry & Nancy Brooks (#47160903)
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We are both members of the Topeka Genealogical Society in Topeka, KS and enjoy researching our family's history.
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Becky Garretson Perigo
RE: Josiah Penrose Garretson
I have many photos on my iPad but need to speak with my dad and make sure that I give you the right names with them. I'd also like to send you the transcription of Josiah's diary, he talks about his brother Ben being shot in the head and making arrangements for him. Ben was originally in a hospital in the DC area but Josiah had him transferred to the hospital in Philadelphia where Josiah recovered from his illness. Over the winter we traveled to Petersburg where Ben was shot and have photos of the monument for his Unit. My dad has so much amazing info and I just work to fill in the blanks.
Is the email listed on your Find A Grave account correct? I'll make sure to email everything there.
Added by Becky Garretson Perigo on Jun 06, 2016 9:53 AM
Laura Moore
Ruth Lutes
Good day. Would you please add the following data to Mrs. Lutes Find A Grave memorial? It is Mr. Lutes wishes that this information be added to her record.
Full name: Ruth Margaret Biggerstaff
Born: 12 Aug 1918 Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kansas
Died: 14 May 1997 Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas

Obituary to follow - I just don't know how to attach a photo to messages in Find A Grave yet.

Thank you for your assistance, time and willingness to volunteer to record such priceless information and pieces of our lives.

Respectfully, Laura L Moore - Friend of Mr.Lutes.

Reference - Ruth Lutes is located in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum Plot: A-Acacia Lawn, Lot 317, sp 1A
Added by Laura Moore on May 31, 2016 10:40 AM
Becky Garretson Perigo
Josiah Penrose Garretson
Hi Nancy,
I stumble across your name often and know we're cousins but am trying to decide how. Josiah is my GG Grandfather. Then I come down through his son Charles, Charles' son Clint, and then my dad Charles. I want to guess your line came through Nate & Nellie or George. How are we related? My dad grew up in Ferndale and his dad Clint grew up in Johnstown. Im still in Somerset County. Dad has many old photos and I may be able to send copies of what we have.
Added by Becky Garretson Perigo on May 25, 2016 10:56 AM
Luella Hinrichsen
Your Edits
Hi Larry & Nancy, Thanks for sending the edits, always happy when more can be added & is so simple now. You can send obits to Suggest A Correction if you have them. :) Luella
Added by Luella Hinrichsen on Mar 24, 2016 6:08 PM
Thomas Gartner
John Allen
Thank you for posting the info on John Allen (1823-1912)in Lynn Creek Cemetery. He was my great-great-grandfather (pretty sure this is the right John Allen.) I see that the headstone is in an Allen family plot and just says "Father." I was curious to know if there is a stone in the plot for "Mother"... that would be his wife, Elizabeth (Kirk)Allen, who died in 1911, and whose grave I have not been able to locate.

Tom Gartner
Added by Thomas Gartner on Dec 28, 2015 7:13 PM
Karen L.(Gregory) Largent
RE: Alonzo Hancock
Nancy, No Alonzo was a man, but his stone sure looks like it says Alonza. It's so strange.

Could it have been a mistake?

Those wild and crazy Quakers. LOL!

I'll have to ask my uncle about it. He is having

his Hancock genealogy book printed right now.

He'll probably know.

Thanks for the transfer, I'll let you know what i

find out.

Added by Karen L.(Gregory) Largen... on Oct 29, 2015 10:47 AM
Charles W. Walker
Thank you so much for the article & the correct dates. I so appreciate your patience in this endeavor. You don't happen to have his wife, Ollie's obituary, do you? Or his son, Jack Junior Walker. Jack was my brother in law, but I didn't do Find A Grave at that time..
If you don't, it's all good. I'll figure something out. :)
Best regards,
Added by Sue on Sep 28, 2015 12:46 PM
Ann Jarmer
Harvey Benham
I am looking for family of Henry Benham (one of the memorials you manage. My Great Grandfather and Henry were best friends as teenagers and I have a picture of the both of them together. Just thought I would let you know in case a family member contacts you.
Added by Ann Jarmer on May 25, 2015 10:29 PM
William Ross
I'm a cousin...
My dad was John W Ross. I think I may have
met you one time when I was a kid, Nancy. Just wanted to say thank you for keeping our family history alive.
The Turkey Farm is now closed. A Sad day, but life must always go on.
I love all the photos you have posted. I'm amazed at the strong line of genetics that have run through our family. I remeber your mother quite fondly...what a character she was!!
Feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone. 646-761-5052
Added by William Ross on Feb 25, 2015 3:48 AM
Joanne (Curless) James
William G. Haggle is buried at the Wolf river in Brown county, not this one.
Added by Joanne (Curless) James on Jan 11, 2015 11:22 AM
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