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Goldrush (#47418713)
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I am able to send photos of grave markers in the Buena Vista Cemetery in Murphys, CA if you need them. I also will do genealogical look-ups for people searching for ancestors who were in Calaveras County in the 1800s or later.
I follow the Findagrave rule on transferring memorials so please make sure you are a direct descendant, within 4 generations, before making the request.
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Raymond Malispina
Malispina of Altavile (plot C1-42)
I have now found the information on "Unknown" in our family plot C1-42 in Altaville Catholic Cemetery. I also believe that I can now identify all seven individuals interred in the site from 1901 to 1949. How do I contribute the information to make it a permanent part of the record?
Also, I should note that the name originally embedded in the site was a misspelling. The entrance to the plot shows Malespino. While the original spelling from Camposasco Italy should be Malaspina our family history has always shown Malispina.
I note from a prior posting on the site that a record addition was completed on 30 September 2011. If the person who compiled the information at that time is available to discuss his/her resources I'd love to hear from them.
I'm 80 and have been stumbling my way through this for some 40+ years and need all the knowledge I can dig-up on the family. I am dead ended in search for my great grandmother who is in this plot simply as "Mother". I have her death certificate, and obituary census data and another piece of information and none show her place of birth, place of marriage and I have three different years of birth from 1841 to 1847. Her name was Teresa Podesta Malispina. Death was 11/2/1921.
If anyone can help I'd be very greatful.
Added by Raymond Malispina on Aug 08, 2015 7:50 PM
Erica Malaspino
Mokelumne Hill Malaspino family
Hi Goldrush thanks so much for the Murphys photo of the Batten headstone. I have a pretty accurate picture now of how the Malaspino/Malaspina/Malespino clans are linked and where they originated from in Italy. The Malaspino plot in St Thomas Aquinas Cemetery in Moke Hill are all my immediate family. If you would like to transfer them to me you are welcome to. Any additional information on any of the clans that you have I would very much appreciate too. I have had a tough time getting access to newspaper articles and marraige records. I don't have time to sit in the library, etc. in Calaveras County and dig through it getting additional historical nuggets.

Thanks so much for your time and commitment to family history. :)

Erica Malaspino
Jackson, CA
Added by Erica Malaspino on Apr 24, 2015 12:01 PM
Marcia Hall
Gold Rush Cherokee
Hi, I am a member of the Calaveras Historical Society. I contributed some info on Clem Vann McNair. I am a relative of McNair, Blythe etc.

I am a historian/ researcher of Cherokee History and I have been working on the Gold Rush Cherokee for a long time. It may take me 2 more years to finish.

I live in L.A. County. My email is

Marcia Hall
Added by Marcia Hall on Dec 12, 2014 9:48 PM
Bernie Shelley
RE: Sarah Prutzman Murphy
Well Maureen, we are family, that's great. Thanks for sharing your information with me. Dad (age 92 1/2)said the last contact he had with your uncle Jack was in 1936, at that time he was known as A J Murphy or Al. Your uncle worked at the Pennsylvania Hotel in NYC in 1935 as a transportation clerk. Shortly after Sally's death he lost contact with her family, around August of 1936. Hope we can put the missing piece together.
Added by Bernie Shelley on Dec 10, 2014 4:02 PM
Bernie Shelley
RE: Sarah Prutzman Murphy
Thanks for your prompt reply. I'm visiting my father in PA and will be returning home to CA tomorrow. My father is Sally's brother, he was 13 when she died. Dad said your uncle Jack came to my grandmother's house for a while after Sally died then went his own way. Sadly, we have no information about his second wife and daughter.

I've contacted the Marcy cemetery in hopes of locating the exact location of Sally's grave. My grandmother, Elise, died in 1962 and was buried on top of Sally. Apparently there's some family history and my grandmother was moved to another location in Marcy cemetery. My father may still know members of your uncle Jack's family.
Added by Bernie Shelley on Dec 10, 2014 11:43 AM
RE: marker for George Robert Love
Right. If the funeral bill has survived, then
there is a fair chance that any stonemasons
bill would have survived as well.
The chances are that any stonemason would have
been Hoare as they are also in Gloucester Rd.

I suspect that your mother would have
had very little money at that time.

It might be worth while you emailing Bournemouth
Council and checking that there plot records match
the N4 71 from your receipt.

Otherwise I think we have had.
Added by James on Aug 26, 2014 12:08 PM
RE: marker for George Robert Love
So where did you get N4 71 from ??
Added by James on Aug 26, 2014 12:25 AM
RE: marker for George Robert Love
Are you sure N4 71 is the right location ? I started
off in N5 and there are a lot of 1946 / 1947 graves
there, as well as N4.

It looks as though Percy Finnís headstone, from the inscription, may have been installed some years after his death.
I wonder if any headstone from N4 71 got cleared away at that time. I am coming across an increasing trend for churches and some local authorities to disregard our feelings and wishes. Making no real effort to trace relatives and making it difficult for families to know what is going on.

If you think this is the wrong location and you can
pin down another one let me know.
Added by James on Aug 25, 2014 4:31 AM
RE: marker for George Robert Love
I have updated my caption to photo 2 for you. You
are most welcome. Is the caption clear ??
Added by James on Aug 24, 2014 11:12 AM
Sam Kessler
RE: Joseph and Agnes Storms
Right. My mistake. I still need you to delete and re-enter Joseph Storms on a new number and transfer back to me. Otherwise there will remain a non-functioning link to his wife.
Sam Kessler
Added by Sam Kessler on Jun 05, 2014 2:21 PM
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