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dran (#47194125)
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Please use the Edit tab located at the top right of the memorial to let me know of any corrections/additions to my listings so that I may make the updates.

I spend a lot of time increasing the volume and accuracy of biographical information and links even for unrelated families.

I began studying my family history in 1976 and have been at it ever since. I love searching for members of my family tree and learning all I can about their lives.

Personal focus of research on:

The Lyman Family in America: the Ancestors & Descendants of Richard Lyman & Sarah Osborne from High Ongar, England, 1631.

"Show me your cemeteries and I will tell you what kind of people you have." - Benjamin Franklin
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Gerry Lynn Hamilton
Elmer Cutler
I just sent some suggested edits for name and dates. The source of information is a PA death certificate available at

Added by Gerry Lynn Hamilton on Dec 21, 2014 7:42 PM
james j knower
phenomenon relating to Mary constance knower
Hi my name is James knower I have been attempting to find my descendants in the process I found a picture of Mary as a toddler and I was just baffled because I have 3 yr old daughter that looks exactly the same. I just had to share that with you. I would also like connect with you to find out more about my descendants.
Added by james j knower on Dec 12, 2014 5:07 PM
Jennie Shiley
Arnt Family
You requested pictures of some members of this family and I have entered them. I also took a picture of Donald Arnt 1906-1943. If you are interested, please, just make a request. I did not find Ella Rex but will talk to the office for help.
Added by Jennie Shiley on Oct 09, 2014 5:26 PM
Don Watkins
Rex Photos @ Forest Lawn
Added photos for Harry (1941); Harry (1990) and added memorials/photos for Doris Rex Berry, Lucile Rex Bottorff.

Don W.
Added by Don Watkins on Oct 08, 2014 3:20 PM
William Lyman
Hi. I have some info regarding the Lyman/Basch/chapman/Tondel connection. Seeking more information
Added by Barbara on Oct 03, 2014 6:21 AM
#11467847 Dr. Elijah Lyman
I am seeking information on Elijah and Esther Lyman's daughter, Lucy. Lucy and Dr. John Waldo are my husband's great, great, great grandparents. What happened to Lucy after Dr. John died? Where did she die and where is she buried? Am I right, John and Lucy's son, Joseph, lived with his grandmother Esther? Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Added by Anonymous on Sep 12, 2014 2:41 PM
Ron Peterson
RE: Josiah Lathrop drawing
Thank you very much for referencing the publication. I've found much information in it. You might like to revisit the memorial for Josiah to view the photo I've posted, and again, Thanks.
Added by Ron Peterson on Sep 11, 2014 11:04 PM
Ron Peterson
Josiah Lathrop drawing
I'm trying to find the source for the portrait of Josiah Lathrop # 62025881. I think a few drawings of Revolutionary War soldiers were done, but I'd like to know where they came from. Can you help me?
Added by Ron Peterson on Sep 09, 2014 7:56 PM
Ellie Daniels
John Page Reed
Hello Fran.
Congratulations on all that you do on recording gravestones in findagrave!
I was wondering if you or anyone else had any ties to John Page Reed and if you do, would you please contact me. I am a distant relative from New Hampshire and would love to know more about him.
Thank you so much.
Ellie Daniels
Added by Ellie Daniels on Sep 08, 2014 9:58 AM
Eric Elliott
George & Nellie (Musgrave) Relyea
Hi, I thought you might appreciate this information. I am not sure that you have the correct burial location for George Relyea. According to George Relyea's obituary in the Toledo Blade, he was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, which I assume would mean the one in Lucas County, Ohio. However, if you have a reliable source for the McPhersson Cemetery information, would you mind sharing it?. Also, I want to share something that I just discovered, which I have been trying locate for quite a while: A is a link to the Issue of the Toledo Blade with Nellie (Musgrave) Relyea's obituary:
You will find it on page 8, column 4. Unfortunately, it does not give her burial info. Thanks
Added by Eric Elliott on Sep 07, 2014 7:48 PM
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