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Donald Ward (#47568127)
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Bio Photo I am a native Texan, born in Gainesville, Cooke, County, Texas on 3 March 1945. I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served from 1964-1968. I made my living as a mechanical engineer for Bell Helicopter for 41 years and am now enjoying retirement. My interest in genealogy was really kindled when my father died in 1978 and I inherited boxes and boxes of documents.
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RE: Oland VS Orland....Oland it is, Thanks for pointing that out! I missed that one...
Added by WichitaFalls on Nov 24, 2015 7:04 PM
Jim and Becky Singer
RE: Effie V. (Abbott)(Fitch) Roberts
Thank you Donald! We enjoy doing this, and actually spend a lot of time researching on Ancestry to get "similar" names or maiden/family names. We had a neat one this week that took a lot of research and 2 complete cemetery walks for someone else, after finding a first marriage name and the person being buried with that family. Very rewarding! Becky and I both appreciate your comments! BTW, we lived in Plano for 4 years and Colleyville for 7, and our son and his family live in North Dallas!
Jim Singer
Added by Jim and Becky Singer on Nov 24, 2015 4:49 PM
C. Wayne Austin
RE: Sarah C. Ramsey
Donald I did not post the whole cemetery on Evidently there are a lot of people that don't know about my little cemetery site (1,500 cemeteries around S Mid Tennessee & N Alabama) where I usually photograph the whole cemetery complete. I make photos on all the findable stones. The Ramsey Cem has been posted there more than ten years. This is the link you can copy and past into your browser window to see all the photos:

Added by C. Wayne Austin on Nov 06, 2015 8:40 AM
Kathy Slonina Nunes
RE: Charles Wheaton Abbot
Hi, I was at the Warren Town Hall and came across several official documents (Wills) of the Abbott family buried here in Warren. I took some pictures of them. If you are interested in different types of sources, please let me know.
Added by Kathy Slonina Nunes on Nov 05, 2015 10:58 PM
Elisha-Condley Family
James Grover Philpot
Thank you for transferring James Grover Philpot to me, greatly appreciated. Elisha
Added by Elisha-Condley Family on Nov 02, 2015 6:24 AM
Nikita Barlow
Charlie Silver
Greetings, Donald!

Thanks for your messages. The info in my bio of Charlie Silver was drawn from several sources. According to an article by Don Haines which appeared in Blue Ridge Country Magazine on July 1, 2001, "Tragic Ends: Frankie and Charlie Silver", Elizabeth Wilson Silver died giving birth to Charlie. (One of Haine's sources info was Silver Family historian Wayne Silver, so presumably this came from him.) Here's a link(
Elizabeth Wilson Silver's death would then have occurred on or shortly after Charlie's birth on October 3, 1812. It would seem most likely that she was buried in the Silver Family Burial Ground in Kona, but I don't know this for sure and haven't pursued the matter further. The Frankie Silver tragedy continues to fascinate writers and historians, so you may be able to get a more definitive answer by contacting the Mitchell County or North Carolina Historic Society.

Best regards & good luck with your inquiry,
Added by Nikita Barlow on Oct 22, 2015 7:26 PM
Suzy Burt
Donald, thank you so much for his marker photo. You are truly appreciated.
Added by Suzy Burt on Oct 14, 2015 11:21 AM
Ashley Laxton
RE: Anna Belle (Abbott) Vanover
Yes I am not sure why it is showing that it is not upright. When I go into her memorial it looks normal. Which way should I rotate it? I am not sure how it needs to be rotated because it is showing upright for me. Thank you!!
Added by Ashley Laxton on Oct 10, 2015 4:00 PM
Kathy Slonina Nunes
RE: Charles Wheaton Abbot
Hi Donald, I'm so pleased to help you. I truly enjoy research for myself and others. When I get a chance, I'll visit the town hall in Warren RI for any information on Annie Abbot. Take Care, Kathy
Added by Kathy Slonina Nunes on Sep 30, 2015 10:17 PM
Ruth and John Brunt
Thank you so much for all your help. I really appreciate your time and effort!
Best, Wendy
Added by wbrunt on Sep 25, 2015 4:01 PM
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