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Marla (McWilliams) Fryman (#47229188)
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Bio Photo ABOUT ME: I'm a first generation California native. My folks came to San Diego as young children...my father from Pennsylvania, and my mother from Oklahoma. I am married and we have two grown children. We live in Ramona, a rural town in the mountains above San Diego. Among my interests, genealogy is number one. I can't get enough of it. When I found this site, I didn't realize it's full potential until months later. I've been able to find photos of 2nd great grandparents' graves. I've submitted corrections for names and dates. I've reconnected with long lost family members, albeit over photos of their grave markers. I've found kin that I never knew existed. I've also found markers for family that were stillborn or died in infancy or childhood that I didn't yet even know their names. Find A Grave contributors are so helpful! The thoughtful souls that go out and fulfill photo requests will never fully know the depth of my gratitude. In turn, I'd be happy to fulfill any photo requests in my area.

PHOTO REQUESTS: I'd be happy to help with photo requests in all of San Diego County. Occasionally, I venture to Imperial, Orange, Riverside, and Los Angeles Counties. I love genealogy and would be thrilled to connect you with your friends or family.

PHOTO CREDITS: Any photos that I've posted are from my own personal collection, or posted with the permission of the owner(s). If you would like to use any of my photos posted on memorials, please feel free to do so as long as you give the photo credit to the person that is listed as the contributor. If it is mine, I'd appreciate a "Photo courtesy of Marla Fryman". I always give a photo credit if I am able to, and apprecitate the same in return. Thank you in advance for the mutual respect.

FAMILY TRANSFERS: If I have any memorials that are related to you, I'd be happy to transfer to family, as others have extended to me. If we are both related, then I'll hang on to them unless you are closer. Sound like a deal?

:)
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pmmca
Flora M. Ramsey Pearson's 3rd daughter
Jennie Mae Pearson, b. 6 Jun 1921 in Mercer Co., PA d. 1980. She md. Adam "Martin" Marburger. Both are buried at Evans City Cem. Evans City, Butler Co., PA. Both are on Find a Grave. pmmca
Added by pmmca on Jan 14, 2016 6:01 PM
Michael S. Caldwell
Lightner
Dear Marla, forgive the intrusion but I saw your memorials for your great grandparents, Peter C. McWilliams and Della Lightner. I was so sad to read about what happened to your great-grandpa. But the interesting news is that you and I are related! Della is descended from the same ancestors as myself. I thought I would say hello and see if you are interested in learning more about her ancestors. I will keep this short for today, but if you feel like dropping me a line, I can be reached at michaelscaldwell (at) me (dot) com. Have a a wonderful remainder to your December and 2015! -- Best regards, Michael S. Caldwell
Added by Michael S. Caldwell on Dec 14, 2015 11:51 AM
Scott Keuper
Cousin
Just thought I would say hello. I saw you posted that you are the 5th great granddaughter of Andrew Rose, and I am his 5th great-grandson, so we are apparently cousins.

Scott
Added by Scott Keuper on Mar 30, 2015 9:18 PM
Cynthia Jones
Gorden Family
Hello, I am from this Gorden family and I guess you are from the Pearson family! Joseph grandfather was George Gorden out of Wlf Cr, Mercer Co, PA who moved into Iowa and died then abt 1857 and grandmother wa Ann Smith1 Do you want to connect on anything? Cindy Jones in TX
Added by Cynthia Jones on Mar 04, 2015 7:57 PM
Bonnie
Ira R. Denbow #140647844
Hi Marla, Sorry to say that findagrave is having problems with sending info from the edit tab so I thought I would send you the info this way.

You may want to add the following to Ira's bio.

Ira first married Essie Opal Moose on 8 February 1918 in Monroe Co., Ohio. Ira's second wife was Mary K. (Wharton) Bates. After Mary K's death Ira married a 3rd time to Lulu Ethel (Bowmsn) Staggers Mickels on 27 May 1961 in Summit Co., Ohio


Thank you and keep up the great work you do at preserving history.
Bonnie
Added by Bonnie on Jan 22, 2015 6:16 PM
MarLa Carr
McWilliams
Do you know if you have family in Noble County? I have found several McWilliams in the Old Sarahsville cemetery, of Noble County, OH. Just a thought. :)
Added by MarLa Carr on Dec 30, 2014 8:25 PM
MarLa Carr
RE: So considerate. Thank you!
Happy New Year to you, too, Marla!
Marla (haha - no, no typo - 2 Marla's here!)
Added by MarLa Carr on Dec 30, 2014 8:03 PM
Jerry Huffman
RE: Great info, as always!
Hi Marla,
You are very welcome. Glad to help.
Regards, Jerry
Added by Jerry Huffman on Jun 27, 2014 8:21 AM
Gregory Robinson
RE: Editing Plot Numbers
Hi Marla,
I have actually received quite a few emails for what I thought was a good idea at the time, but now I wonder. Here is the backstory. When I first started working in this cemetery I noticed one particular contributor was DELETING all of her memorials. At that time (Nov 2012), only about 33% of the markers had a memorial made on Find A Grave (about 8,000 out of 25,000). She had around 5,000 of them, but she deleted them all. I couldn't understand why she was essentially disrespecting our heroes, so I decided I was going to add EVERY SINGLE marker on Find A Grave, but I also wanted to keep all of the records for this cemetery on my own database (just in case something were to ever happen to findagrave.com). Each section has appx. 2,000 markers (Section K has 1,478). In order to keep track of them, I needed to add a leading zero in front of markers 1-999 to sort them by plot number. I needed it in that format to walk every single plot. I fixed my own database to work the way I needed it, but then wondered if it would be a good idea if the whole cemetery was the same. Because I manage 82% of the memorials in this cemetery now, there were only about 5,000 that were not formatted the same way. "Most" of those had no plot number at all, so approving the request I sent was a no brainer. The "few" memorials that actually had a plot number already listed seems to be my issue. Several contributors took it as a personal attack I think, which was never my intention. They have declined my request, which is fine. I spent a ton of time sending out those requests and I guess I figured if I did all the work, they would just approve it. I was wrong. Please don't take my request for anything more than it is. I was just trying to make it more uniform. If you are not interested in changing it, I am OK with that. This was your dad, not mine, please do what you think is right. I'm not keeping score, I am just trying to make it easier for future generations to find their loved ones. Sorry for writing a book!!

Greg
Added by Gregory Robinson on Jun 24, 2014 11:26 PM
Valerie McWilliams-Walstead
Related
PS You and I are related via: Cynthia and Samuel are also my Great-Great Grandparents. I would love to talk to you about closer relations if you have the time. =)
Added by Valerie McWilliams-Walste... on Mar 19, 2014 10:36 AM
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