I added your additional information, but didn't do a good spell edit. Interesting there are Meysans in the Mount Whitney Cemetery, but not her parents...
Brad I appreciate your additional information about these people and I would like to transfer them over to you. Your research indicates you are a more worthy steward. Thank you!
|Daystcat||Easther Clark Eastman 119872650|
Thank you for the birth information and parents of Easther Eastman, it's nice to meet a descendant!
Added by Daystcat on Dec 11, 2013 10:55 PM
|Bernard Johnson||RE: Felix Schoenstein|
Great to hear from you. I am interested in Felix Schoenstein, the organ builder. It seems that his brother F.B. was the orchestrion builder. This is the one I want to embellish the memorial.
|Bernard Johnson||Felix Schoenstein|
May I please have a response from you regarding Felix Schoenstein. I would like to be able to give a detailed biography of him and provide grave photo. Are you willing to enter this info, or would you like to transfer? I am anxious to complete a memorial for him.
|Liz Booth Moore Birch||Joshua Holden|
I was at the Masonic Cemetery today and could not locate Joshua Holden for you. There are many plots where the markers are missing or not readable. Since he died in 1853 I'm assuming his is one that is not distinguishable. There is no office there to check names and locations. I'm sorry I couldn't have been of help.
Not sure if you are related to Passons, I noted the ones you maintain in Rose Hills. I took two photos next to those you maintain and created memorials for them. If you know how they fit in please let me know so I can link them. Also happy to transfer if you'd like. Have a great day.
Added by Jason C on Feb 23, 2013 5:08 PM
|Rose||Bio for J. Dickenson|
Thank You! It is bio's like this that make memorials!
reading the previous message can I add to the Frustration?
I have family in the Mountain View looking for them the map had no real direction so grave 1 may actually be grave 100! North may be south or East may be west!Also known fact when management changed the office workers emptied files and records in the trash! A friend of mine recovered what he could carry to the car before thay chased him away. I also have some computer records So, please ask!
Added by Rose on Feb 20, 2013 12:14 AM
|Karen ||RE: Browns @ Mountain View|
It's even worse. With one particular gravesite (William Williams)I asked for, they actually looked in an old book, then told me there were too many people named Williams, and they could not get a reference to go to a different book where the gravesite and plot numbers are recorded. I asked them to look closer, but there were so many Williams surnames and I think they didn't understand how American names work and they refused to research more. I don't think they understand common American Surnames. The woman who refused to help spoke poor English and actually had difficulty distinguishing between common American surnames and common first names. She was very nasty about all this. I have been dealing with Mtn. View for many many years, have an old family plot (1900) and bought a new plot about 5 years ago. It wasn't like this before. I suppose that the cemetery has changed because they recently opened a new Eternity Garden where they are selling multi-million dollar huge family sites. They are re-culturating the cemetery and have no interest in history or anyone who was buried there before the new rich family sites were developed. I've seen this situation before: old neighborhoods of Frank Lloyd homes in Vancouver neighborhoods sold for high prices, torn down and new 6 bedroom, 4 bath houses built in their place (1980's). I guess Mtn. View cemetery will go the same way. I suspect that they would like the non-endowed areas to just go away, so that they can develop more costly multi-million dollar family sites. I would not even be surprised if some day there is an accidental fire that destroys the old records and books. They have no interest in looking in the books, doing any research, or transfering the historical records of the cemetery to electronic files. They have evolved from a wonderful old historical service oriented cemetery to a profit oriented business. No historical interest in what went before in this cemetery. Only the now and $$$$$$.
Added by Karen on Feb 05, 2013 9:48 PM
|Lady in Red||Find A Grave Correction: Michael Hildreth|
Thank you for all the information. It has all been added.
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