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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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Hi. Would you please transfer ownership of the memorial for Elsie Elizabeth Dyer 109178844 to me. She is my grandmother.

Thank you in advance.

Added by Lmac on Mar 15, 2015 7:37 PM
Mary King-1871
Hello. I believe I have just found my great great grandmother, Mary King, and her daughter Kate/Katie because of you. I had a death date for her of before 1880 bc at the 1880 census her husband is listed as a widow. I believe all of her children, with her husband Thomas, were born in Calaveras county(he was a miner)I believe they had 5 daughters but the only one I have an exact date on is Augusta King which is December 4, 1866 (my great grandmother. You mentioned you might be able to do some genealogy research for anyone born in Calaveras county. I would love to try to find some information about this family because I cannot go back any further with Thomas/Mary. Please let me know if you can help me. Coleen
Added by Coco on Feb 18, 2015 12:10 AM
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HI. Frances is my Mom's Aunt. Would you be willing to transfer ownership? I made a suggestion for an edit because we have her full name and I wanted to add her full name if that's OK? Thanks!
Added by Heather on Feb 15, 2015 9:54 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
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