|Shirley Stewart Milford (#47645504)|
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I live in Memphis, TN. Both my parents were born in the area around the very small town of Finger in McNairy County in West Tennessee. I became interested in my ancestors in January 2010, when a church friend sent me an old family photo which was taken about 1892. Her great grandmother was in the picture and she thought one of the younger brothers in the photo might be my grandfather. He was! |
The photo was my great-grandparents and their 10 children (before the 11th was born) and all the names had been written on that old photo! That photo really got my attention and I wanted to find more about each one of my grandfather's siblings. Sadly, I did not get to visit with my grandparents very often and I am the only OLD person left in my family : ) so there is no one to remember, no one left to ask questions. So I started researching. I am so thankful someone had the wisdom to write all the names on that old photo. Without those names I would have had no place to start.
It is so important to write names and dates on your photos!! I have tried to do this through the years – regretfully I have missed many and have had to estimate or guess about them. I am in the process of scanning all my pictures to make a ‘family photo journal' CD so each of my children and grandchildren can have a copy. Now I will add our family genealogy records so they will know about their ancestors.
I was excited to learn about Findagrave where I can make lasting memorials to my ancestors so they will not be lost and forever forgotten to the ages. I am thankful for Findagrave and Family Search especially, and all their wonderful volunteers who have helped so much in my research.
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|Beth Austin||RE: Alfred Roberts|
You are most welcome. Thank you for the nice note!
|Cyndi Wiseman||Ola Mae Russell Johnson|
Thanks for the links to Ola's parents' memorials.
|Deb Kueter||RE: Leonard Howard|
That would be great if you would transfer Leonard to me. I can add more to his site.
|Dale Schaefer||Mary McAdams|
I haven't had very good luck for you. Mrs. McAdams is buried in Section 5 North, Lot 8 E 1/2, Block 21. Her grave has no marker. This plot was purchased by Annie Davis who's stone is in the picture. Next to this lot is one purchased by E.N. Tracy. None of the Tracy's have markers either. Sorry.
|Linda Wayman||RE: Corporal Lonnie King|
Shirley, I'm glad you were able to use the obituary. You're very welcome.
I am familiar with Gene Gill's web site. It has given me so much information that has allowed me to be able to look up information about people who went to Tech and have passed away. That was a wonderful thing he did. I appreciate you mentioning it in case I had not known about it.
|Shirley M. Strickland||RE: Maurine R. Covington|
You are most welcome. Shirley
|Linda Wayman||Corporal Lonnie King|
Here is the obituary for Lonnie King in case you would like to add some or all of it to his memorial. I am not related and I am not requesting a transfer. I'm just passing along information I acquired. Please do not feel obligated to use any of it if you prefer not to.
Here it is:
Funeral services with military honors were held for CPL. Lonnie R. King at Memorial Park Cemetery. A guard of honor composed of Marines from the Memphis Nanal Air Station at Millington took part in the service.
He was the son of Fire Department Captain and Mrs. Ralph King of 3143 Josilpet and was a graduate of Kingsbury High School.
The body of the 21 year old Memphian was returned to Memphis on March 7, 1966. He died at the military hospital at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines.
Corporal King was wounded in Vietnam January 29 when his unit made a landing near Quang Ngai. He was the 18th Shelby County fighting man to die as a result of enemy action in Vietnam.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on March 7, 1966.
|Dale Schaefer||Tracy Infants|
Shirley....the Tracy infants were buried in Babe's Rest Sq. 16 Grave 3. There is no marker. On the picture it would have been in the 1st row along the fence up the hill a bit. Sorry.
|Sparky||RE: Photos for William and Mary Lou Tracy|
Your welcome it was my pleasure!
Added by Sparky on Jan 27, 2014 3:07 PM
|Dot Harcum||RE: Information on Alfred Merriel Stewart, Sr of N.C.|
Sorry, but I don't. My NC research has been mostly in Northampton Co, occasionally in neighboring Halifax & Hertford.
Good luck with your "brick wall".
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