Just found this site and totally hooked! When I couldn't find information on family members, I'd come here and was surprised at what I was able to find. The plan is to put the information I have and add to what others have already done to help others find their long lost relatives as well. I'm excited (I know that sounds strange, but I am)! I want others to be able to fill in the gaps in their family trees.
In the event that I have not thanked you, personally, for the transfers that you have provided me with, I wish to do so at this time.
My retirement from all my social and family duties have dwindled down since my health has had the opportunity to allow me to beat my God given expiration date, with the help of family, fantastic physicians and hospital, and the implantation of a pacemaker. Rest is my priority when not doing some physical duties, yet Find A Grave and family ancestry tracing is still fun.
To all my Find a Grave friends, you have all been a tremendous help with your contributions to me and especially to this site.
RE: Arthur Alfred Bates He and his wife's grave markers are in the same plot as James A. Bates. Arthur's death registration (downloadable from http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/basicSearch) gives his parents as James Bates & Anne Marie Hughes, both from England.
I saw your message about Oakmont Cemetery in Pleasant Hill/Lafayette CA and them not allowing photo's.
I do sub contract work for them on the weekends. I inquired with the weekend managers about this issue. None of them are aware of this policy. They told me they do not keep people from taking photo's. They said they do not have the staff to even enforce such a regulation.
I inquired to the new managements week day manager. She also was unaware of this no photo policy.
Possibly they are unwilling to assist in locating the graves, but apparently the photo policy is no longer in effect.
RE: the Hallidays Ooops! I don't know where I picked up that date. I fixed it. I took photos of some of the surrounding stones and as it turned out, Henry and Mary Stupp are next to the Hallidays. I noticed Hazel's maiden name is Stupp. That is not a common name; they must be related. I'm thinking because of the years, they may be Hazel's parents.
No, I did not know him personally, I decorate memorials at random every day, and it just happened that his was one of the ones I decorated. I hope you can get some answers to your questions, I'm sorry that I can't be of some help to you, but I wish you the best always!