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Zim (#47821831)
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Bio Photo I enjoy family history and when I discovered Find a Grave I was quite thrilled. Unfortunately none of my relatives were posted.

My mission was to get my relatives posted and while I was at it I posted the people around my relatives. I keep expanding the circle hoping the effort will help someone.

If you see your relative I would be happy to transfer management to you(except for my immediate family). Please don't assume that they are my family if they are linked to spouses or children. If I am sure they are related I link them.

I am not fussy about copyrights to my pictures posted on find a grave. Please feel free to copy them.
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John Warther
RE: James Mullen in St mary cemetery
Yes. I have the cemetery records, and several of the family members are all together in the lot. They used up all the spaces that were available. I don't know why they didn't at least do a stone for James's spouse. If you are photographing that section, maybe you will see something, but I suspect your initial inspection is correct. One day I hope to get to Pittsburgh myself, but it will probably be several more years from now. Thank you again for checking.
Added by John Warther on Apr 19, 2014 7:36 PM
John Warther
RE: James Mullen in St mary cemetery
Thank you very much for the new photo and for checking the lot for other stones. I will remove the requests. I appreciate your taking the time to do this request for me.
Added by John Warther on Apr 19, 2014 6:19 PM
Lizzie Dyer Locke
RE: Martin's in St Mary Cemetery Pittsburgh

Thanks so much for remembering my request.

My only possibility from your list would be Margaret, her birth year is correct.

Were these graves next to each other? Do you think they were all family members?

Please do inform me of any additional Martin's at St Mary's.

Thanks again!
Added by Lizzie Dyer Locke on Apr 07, 2014 9:23 PM
RE: 2 photo requests
Thanks, you're great. Is Erroll's headstone metal or stone? It looks as though Williams plot is next to the road. I'm paying you back by fulfilling photo requests out here.
Added by Pezchild on Mar 22, 2014 5:41 PM
Clara Belle Small
Thank you so much for transferring little Clara Bell's memorial to my care. I have linked her to her parents and will update as I find information. Hopefully, I can get a photo of her headstone, if there is one. I'm finding that a lot of little ones don't have a marker. How sad. Wish I had the funds to get them for those in my family.
Added by Kaye on Mar 03, 2014 5:04 AM
Ryan Shaffer
RE: Chess in Allegheny Cemetery
Thank you Janet, that would be wonderful to see the pictures!! These are the original Chess's in America for my line and there records have been very hard to find from that far back, so I really appreciate your help! BTW, Chess Street in Pittsburgh (near the Liberty Tunnel) is named after these Chess's.


Added by Ryan Shaffer on Feb 27, 2014 2:53 AM
Ryan Shaffer
RE: Chess in Allegheny Cemetery
Hi Zim (aka Janet :)).

Unfortunately I don't have a map on this. The M Jane Chess should be the mother of the William Chess with the big spire. I would assume that the other grave next to hers that you are having trouble reading would have been her husband William Chess (I believe he died about 1823). The others I requested (Finley, Eleanor, and Mary (and her husband Thomas Cooper) are siblings. I noticed that the death date for almost all of them is listed in Find a grave as 1854 or 1855 (other than William with the Spire). Like I mentioned above, I'm sure that at least William Chess Sr. died within a year of 1823. So I wonder if most of these grave were reinterred? By the way, the reason that William Jr. got the spire, is that he ended up being a wealthy coal mine owner (just as an FYI). The rest of the family did fine as well, but not like him.

I really appreciate your help with this!! Is there still snow on the ground in Pittsburgh?


Ryan Shaffer
Added by Ryan Shaffer on Feb 25, 2014 8:44 AM
Anthony V Gresky
Thank you got adding the photo of Tony's grave. He was my ex husband. I couldn't attend his funeral, and I didn't know where he was buried. I now live closer to Pittsburgh, so I can visit his grave.
Added by Michele on Feb 22, 2014 1:32 PM
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If you have no relationship to Andrew J. Moon of this memorial, would you please transfer management to me? I have established that he is a member of my extended Moon family in Allegheny County.
Thank you, too, for the photos of Andrew's gravestone and that of his wife, Mary J. Moon. I also appreciate your permission to copy the photos.
Christine Adams
Added by DCA on Feb 20, 2014 7:03 PM
Luana Darby
RE: Grave photo for Joseph Wentz
I just recently found him (we thought he died or disappeared in 1883 from Cleveland) and did so through his military records from NARA. I would love to have a picture when the parade goes through. Thank you.
Added by Luana Darby on Feb 19, 2014 8:09 PM
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