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J. Rubio (#47507413)
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Bio Photo Just someone who likes to search genealogy for ancestors, relatives and people of the past. I am also in love with cemeteries, too!! I am an author and historian who enjoys investigating past crimes and mysteries, mostly of people I find in cemeteries. I write historical pieces for several newspapers in Placer County and I also contribute historical content to a travel website besides maintaining my own personal investigative blogs. I search for the truth, the real history. I believe that NO ONE should ever be forgotten, and it is our job to preserve the history of the past and keep the memories alive of those who have passed before us for future generations. It is also our job to make sure accurate history is preserved, thus I strive to get to the facts.

"Let us never forget those who have been long since forgotten."- J. Rubio

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RE: Elna Zimmerman
I don't really remember taking her headstone photo, but there is a Miles F. Zimmerman in the same cemetery as Elna, with the same type of headstone. Could that be her brother?
Added by Sherry on Sep 26, 2015 5:24 PM
RE: Elna Zimmerman
Yes, you can use the picture. Your book sounds very interesting!
Added by Sherry on Sep 23, 2015 1:21 PM
Beverly Trump Dittberner
RE: E.M. Preston
You are welcome- anytime It's a beautiful cemetery.
Added by Beverly Trump Dittberner on Sep 06, 2015 4:24 PM
RE: Donald Dondero (1925-1948)
My email is
Where is the best place to converse?
Maybe you could help w a few relatives I haven't been able to locate up there.
Will be in Columbia, Sonora and Angels, then Sacramento, in about a week.

Added by Jinny on Sep 06, 2015 2:09 PM
RE: Donald Dondero (1925-1948)
My email is
Where is the best place to converse?
Maybe you could help w a few relatives I haven't been able to locate up there.
Will be in Columbia, Sonora and Angels, then Sacramento, in about a week.

Added by Jinny on Sep 06, 2015 2:07 PM
RE: Donald Dondero (1925-1948)
Me again. Just found your website and your blogs. Both Anaheim...and Stockton! Donald has aunts and uncles in Stockton and S.F. I have a family piano that spent time in the PAGE and DONDERO homes, in Columbia, in my living room. It was one of the first two box grand pianos, that came around the horn, into Stockton. It is gorgeous, and an honor to have it in my home. I am in San Diego.

Your website and blogs look very interesting. I will read further.

You come across such neat stuff and such interesting people, when working on family history. I love it. Thanks for reaching out. J
Added by Jinny on Sep 06, 2015 1:01 PM
RE: Donald Dondero (1925-1948)
Thank You. I'm sorry, but do you mean history group for the cemetery in Anaheim, or in Jamestown? Is there a website that I can visit? I'll try to check myself, before I hear back from you. I have family, past and present, up in the Angels Camp/Sonora/Columbia area of Northern CA. I'm actually going up in a couple weeks. Pam and Donald's daughter lives in Oakland. Maybe I'll get to see her....not sure.

I will share the newspaper article as soon as I can. It is a shame they are not together. It seems it would've been nice for the daughter to know they were together, but I guess I understand and respect Pam's family's wishes as well. They were not even cared for in the same hospital. Donald had to go to the Navy hospital.

The daughter was raised by the grandparents they were all visiting, when her parents became sick.

Thanks again. Jinny
Added by Jinny on Sep 06, 2015 12:48 PM
RE: Donald Dondero (1925-1948)
Thank You for adding the headstone application. Are you related to Donald? Donald's and my great grandmothers are sisters. Donald and Pam were married just a couple of years, and their daughter was just a year old when they both contracted polio. They were visiting his Dad in Jamestown, when they both got sick. Neither survived. That daughter is still alive, and I have not visited her in person yet, only by phone, and I did not want to add that information yet, for her privacy, until I met with her and discussed it. I found out this information by way of newspaper articles. I am not certain why they were not buried together. Very sad story.

I will add, if/when appropriate. Thank You for your concern. Jinny

Do you live in Jamestown?
Added by Jinny on Sep 05, 2015 10:45 PM
Leo J Engel
I added bio for you.
Added by LyndaB on Jun 16, 2015 12:09 AM
Sheri Fenley
Not sure what you wanted me to do with the Henry Shepherd page so I just transferred it over to you. Not a relative, just happened to be at the cemetery and took the photo.

Sheri Fenley
Added by Sheri Fenley on Mar 15, 2015 1:42 PM
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