I live in the western area of Los Angeles, but I'm originally from Oklahoma. Many of my ancestors were in Missouri, Illinois & Kentucky. Mainly I research ALBRIGHT, DAWKINS, HOLLIDAY, HOUSE, LEWIS, MAY & REED/REID. Occasionally I travel to other states to visit cemeteries, genealogical libraries & courthouses.
Holy Cross Thank you so much for the photo of my Godparents marker from Holy Cross, which you kindly put on my Godfather's page. Would you mind if I copied it to my Godmother's page (138433384), giving you credit, of course?
I am in the process of writing a letter, and sending it by postal mail, with copies of my thank you letters etc. to the LA Archdiocese. I have read the rules of the cemetery, and the photographs seem to apply to funeral services, and I am asking for special permission to help other people seek their ancestry, because the people who request are those who are unable to go to the cemetery. I want all clarified because this is the computer age and families have a right to ask for a photo to be taken. The cemetery's online application does not follow any privacy rules. Anyone can pretend to be who they are not and I'm sure you see that also. The families that request online is as legal as anything online can be if it were presented in a court room. As we know, emails and texts are all legal documents and so are the "findagrave" requests. I can add your name to the list if you would like that. Email me your thank you letters from Holy Cross to my private email address.
I am on a mission to help these requesting families. I am on a mission to update this cemetery office to all the other already updated cemetery offices that are accepting the computer age.
Many families "never" in their lifetime see their ancestors graves. In today's world, all that can be possible and the result "comforting".
RE: Claudine (MORRIS) & Frank Sweeney) BRADY Most likely, because they died within 20 days of each other and chances are the headstones were produced at the same time, by the same company and placed around the same time. Case closed.
RE: Claudine (MORRIS) & Frank Sweeney) BRADY I did a quick search of Mary Miller DORTON. She was born on 25 Dec 1894 to father, Moses GREGORY & mother Florence COOK in Meigs County, Ohio. She died 21 Nov 1954 in Los Angeles County, CA. only a 1920 Census showing her living at home & a 1930 census same location with a husband Edward GUNTHER & her Widowed mother Florence. But nothing else pops up in Ancestry.com. -Russell
Claudine (MORRIS) & Frank Sweeney) BRADY Nancy many thanks for the headstone photos for Claudine & Frank, and placement to their respective memorials. After thinking about the other name: Mary (DORTON) his known wife buried in a different areas, it is possible that Mary could have been a 2nd wife, but it would have had to occurred after 1946 as he was listed in an L.A. phone book with Claudine. I have no records to this possible fact. -Russell
RE: re. Frank Brady/Mary Dorton Nancy, I looked at Frank Brady's bio., and only know of his wife Claudine (MORRIS) and she was also buried at Holy Cross: Sec. B, Lot 64, Brave #12. He only had 1 sister, Catalina, his parents had separated in early 1900-10. You're free to created a memorial for this Mary DORTON with no known relation to Frank. -Russell
RE: Francis Cummins My Uncle Francis Cummins's burial location has not yet been varified. I have noted in his Memorial that it is temporary until verified. As my Aunt Lucile Cummins DeArmond, his sister, was the only relative in the area when my Uncle died, I am assuming he is in the same Cemetery...my Aunt was a good Catholic so I assume he would not be buried elsewhere. I have request a photo but I have not as yet tried to contact the Cemetery directly to verify his burial and so the location.
Nora Kennedy I'm really glad you asked. I looked back the info I had developed, which was a few years ago. The item number is 15 in R Section, Grave Number 105. It's my understand that her husband is also buried in the same grave. Thank you so much for your help.