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James Coston (#47251791)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo US NAVY 1966-1968 Silent Service
Radio operator on (2) submarines & a supply ship.
Duty stations in order of service:
USS RASHER AGSS-268 (2 mos)
USS BAYA AGSS-318 (1 yr)
USS GRAFFIAS AF-29 (6 mos)
Main ID card VA & proud Navy Veteran !!
I specalize in babies (because they never got a chance) and veterans (because they gave us the chances that we have).
I'm hampered by 14K dial-up, so putting in fotos takes a while, be patient.
As a result of sub-service speed, I do most of my postings between 0400-0700 Texas time when internet usage is at a minimum.
Retired from GTE dba Verizon in Plano, Tx in 2007 after 27 years.
The dog in the foto is Precious, she is my constant traveling companion, mess with me and she goes into action, for real. !!!

Later, James Coston
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If U use my fotos that I worked so hard to obtain, respectfully request some sort of honorable mention, Thanks.
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Catherine Johnson
Chatfield Methodist Cemetery
My great-grandfathers tombstone has been repaired by the good people of the Chatfield Methodist Church. Thank you for posting the picture of the fallen tombstone. If you are out that way again please retake the photo.

Thanks so much
Catherine King Johnson
Added by Catherine Johnson on Nov 25, 2015 11:42 AM
A Cari
Thanks for your military service. Ran into your profile while researching my family.
Take care.
Added by A Cari on Nov 20, 2015 10:23 AM
Thank you for interest in making sites as complete as possible. Sometimes it is very difficult to find reliable information and when in doubt I do not add. But there is great pleasure in finding the pieces of history and data to make the right connections! I applaud your interest in the memorolized person and it's not just another number. Thanks!
Added by McKenzie-Roberts on Nov 19, 2015 1:13 AM
Page Teel
RE: W. Lanning, Mexia Cem.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! The photos are absolutely beautiful and I can't believe how many you took. Hope you have dried out from all the rain. Thank you again and may God Bless You. Page Blocker Teel
Added by Page Teel on Oct 28, 2015 6:53 PM
Addie Fry photo
Thank you so much for the photos of Addie Fry's headstone. I especially appreciate the variety of views you posted ... very nice job ... Thank you for your time and effort which has enabled me to see the grave of my great grand aunt.
Thank you as well for your service to our country, sir.
Best regards
Added by beingthere on Oct 24, 2015 10:12 PM
M Douthit
Allen Family - Henson Cemetery, Fayette Co., TX
Hi James -

Thank you for all you've done to record graves!! I have been helping a friend research her Allen family and came across all of your work. I don't know if anyone else has written you about this, but on "Thegsaloni Allen" you asked for other possible suggestions for the given name. Well, I had run across the given name Thessalonia in some of my research and wondered if it might be the correct name here. I found this record on I think that you can see that the death date on the gravestone could also be read 1965, instead of 1988.

Social Security info:
Name: Thessaloni Allen
SSN: 457-24-2046
BORN: 12 Nov 1924
Died: Dec 1965
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951)

Furthermore, you will note that the parents listed on the death certificate info below are also buried in Henson Cemetery and that you recorded their graves.

Death Certificate #74519 Bexar County:
Thessalonia Allen, a black male, son of Wiltz Allen and Clara Houston Allen.
Construction truck driver
Died in San Antonio from a myocardial infarction
Buried in "Muldoon Cemetery", Muldoon, TX handled by Eunice Funeral Home

Even though the death certificate says Muldoon Cemetery instead of Henson Cemetery, I think that there is enough other evidence to be certain that this is the person you have listed as Thegsaloni Allen. Wishing you continued success! Marylyn Douthit
Added by M Douthit on Oct 24, 2015 8:01 PM
Kathleen Hunter
Fannie McSwane Grave
Thank you so much for the pictures of this grave. Fannie was my grandmother's aunt. I heard my grandmother speak of her aunt once in a while. I really appreciate your kindness.

Kathleen Hunter
Added by Kathleen Hunter on Oct 24, 2015 3:54 PM
Kirk Cemetery/ Mrs. W H Smith
Thank you James for your above and beyond efforts to help with family history for Smith-Jenkins and Kirk Cemetery.
Added by Laurel on Oct 23, 2015 5:52 AM
Carmen Thompson
Gadi Gibson
Thank you so very much for the photos. Your service is greatly appreciated and your contribution to findagrave is wonderful. Thank you, Carmen Gibson
Added by Carmen Thompson on Oct 22, 2015 8:41 PM
Kirk Cemetery, Limestone County
James, it sounds like you all are having way too much fun!!! Whenever you get a chance to visit Kirk Cemetery and search for Mrs. W H Smith's grave will be fine. Another contributor. (Poppy) apparently searched without any luck. I'm chasing a mystery of sorts! The mystery started in a tiny cemetery with only three known graves; the cemetery, Smith-Jenkins, is apparently located on private property way back in the post oak woods between Riesel and Perry Community, Falls County. There are two Jenkin infants buried there and Katie Smith, wife of W H Smith, 1878-1898. I have identified the two infants. Virginia Jenkins is the daughter of George and Martha Jenkins; they are buried at Riesel
City Cemetery. Infant Daughter Jenkins is their granddaughter. The infants father, Hiawatha Jenkins is also at Riesel Cemetery. The Jenkins had a daughter named Katie and I strongly suspect, but can't prove just yet, that she is Mrs. WH Smith that is buried there. That's part of the mystery. Now, the Jenkins also had a daughter named Lillie and according to FamilySearch, Lillie is buried at Kirk Cemetery, Limestone County. I was randomly searching FindAGrave for a W H Smith and came across a Mrs. W H Smith buried at Kirk Cemetery, Limestone County! There is an obit for her from March 1917 stating she left behind a husband and infant. The infant was not expected to live. The second part of the mystery; is this Mrs. W H Smith actually Lillie, a sister to Katie who was also Mrs. W H Smith? I hoped her gravestone might reveal some information. It is a fairly large cemetery but hopefully she does have a headstone. There could possibly be an infant also but I'm hoping the baby lived! Have a lovely and safe trip; hopefully, you can find her once you get rested up.

Added by Laurel on Oct 18, 2015 3:03 PM
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