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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
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Bio Photo Long-time instructor of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. Born in Galion, OH 8/15/1952 to John C. Mahaffey (11/23/1915-5/26/1979) and Thelma Ray Mahaffey Wroten (6/6/1927-). Mother of Edward Daniel Simpson (7/14/1989-), born in Grand Rapids, MI. BA in English from California State University Fullerton, 1979; M.Ed in secondary education from Nazareth College of Kalamazoo, MI, 1988; PhD in Rhetoric and Writing from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 2004. Addictive reader, interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.
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Famlygeni
RE: Take a look
Hi, will take a look this evening, it looks like Maria Pike might be the mother to my Charles Edson Pike, wife of Samantha Ellen Long Pike. Need to find a little more about her...

Thank you!

Have a blessed day!

Diane
Added by Famlygeni on Apr 17, 2014 3:54 PM
Famlygeni
RE: John B. Long.
I still do not have conclusive proof that he is there, but I think I am going to add the obituary from the paper. Gibsonburg had a devastating fire in 1895 and that could explain the missing death certificate. I am still waiting to hear from a friend who can check on the Mormon records for me.
Added by Famlygeni on Apr 09, 2014 4:36 PM
Famlygeni
111712294
As far as I can tell at this point, not directly.

But I am glad you are online today. I have new information on my GGG Grandfather John B.Long.
The Wood County Democrat dated Feb 15, 1895 states:
"The remains were brought here on the 8:39 T. & O.C. train Tuesday morning and were conveyed to the home of J.F. Long ( Jacob F. Long ) on West Wooster street. The funeral, which was attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives, was held at the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. French, of Weston, conducted the service. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery.

This is the first paper to state that he was indeed buried at Oak Grove. In the information that I received. They also stated that the "John B. Long farm is now a part of BGSU and that he was buried in the big BG cemetery at the edge of the campus. " ( 1978)

This last part was from correspondence between Ruby Garn Engle and Robert Veh. Robert Veh was running the Veh funeral home at the time. I am going to see if I can contact Nan over at the Hayes and see what else might be there. What do you think? any ideas?

Diane
Added by Famlygeni on Apr 08, 2014 11:16 AM
Louise Bartnicki
Hortense Pattyn
Thank you for photographing my grandmother's headstone. I live in Chicago and never had the opportunity to visit her or my grandfather Adolph's gravesites. Next best thing to being there. Thanks again!
Louise (Pattyn) Bartnicki
Added by Louise Bartnicki on Apr 05, 2014 9:39 PM
Barnard/OConnor/Wolford
RE: Wm. Driscoll photos
That is the reverse side of the marker. I haven't looked very hard, but from what I've found Stillman Rice married Kat Radabaugh and they had Della Rice who married William James Driscoll. That takes care of Rice, Radabaugh, and Driscoll but I am not sure where the fourth name comes in. There are probably several relatives all buried there since all 4 names are represented. If you call the cemetery office, they can print out the list of everyone in that lot, listed by grave number. There were no individual markers other than the one large one.
Added by Barnard/OConnor/Wolford on Apr 01, 2014 6:05 AM
Carrie Weiss
Richard Snyder
Thank you for the obituary, I was looking all over for it. I really appreciate it. Thanks again.
Carrie
Added by Carrie Weiss on Apr 01, 2014 5:15 AM
Bob Hitchcock
Alta E. DeRiar
Thank you for sending me her Obituary. I have posted it and gave you credit as Contributor.
Added by Bob Hitchcock on Mar 27, 2014 2:01 PM
Sheila Cooper
Thomas Hoskinson
Hello Cynthia, Since you have gathered together most the information on him, I'm transferring the memorial I made to you. I'm fine with however you want to link the two. Thanks for bringing it to my attention........Sheila
Added by Sheila Cooper on Mar 23, 2014 4:44 PM
AR
your father
You are most welcome.
--cousin of a Marine and friend of several veterans
Added by AR on Mar 19, 2014 3:57 PM
kellybean
RE: Thank you for the tribute
No thanks needed - it was truly my pleasure! I see in your bio you are a fan of sacred harp music....It is very popular around here (in the South). A lot of the people who appeared in Awake, My Soul are friends and neighbors. If you find yourself in these parts, stop by!
Added by kellybean on Mar 17, 2014 12:44 PM
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