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George DeKay (#47945128)
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Mary Briggs
John McDonald
Hi George, I didn't see another stone. If I think about it the next time I'm over there, I will get a picture of the name on the cement border. I couldn't get it in line with the headstone and forgot about it. Mary

Added by Mary Briggs on Jun 28, 2015 9:28 PM
John and Catherine Dobson
Hello I believe we may have a link. It seems the Catherine Graham Dobson is related to my Graham line out of Ireland. Through her brother John Graham of Peterborough. Would you like to exchange information? Tina at
Added by Tina on Jun 24, 2015 4:19 PM
Re william baker DOB
This is a tough call...about his DOB.
The dec 1882 comes from a very long list of probate court recordings of births from 1882 thru april 1883, all hand entered.
william is # 7045 on that list. the birth above his was March 1883 and one below his name is, also, December 1882. All appear to be written by the same person, and all at same time... there were also noted on the pages various "corrections" placed on side columns.

The Death Certificate information was given by his wife, Marguerite, at the time of his death. This would be the August 1882 date for a birth date. We all know that men " dont give a whit" about their birthdays or dates.... so, did marguerite know the actual date or not?

It is a toss up, for sure. As i said, I would give both dates and let the reader decide which is the correct date/year.

Interesting case. I have found his mothers maiden name listed in various documents as : LOOSE, LOVE, LOSE, LORY,CLOSE AND LONG. so it gives an idea of what genealogists are up against.

C. Walker
Added by c.walker on Jun 08, 2015 10:17 AM
Sarah Sampson
Hi George,
Thank you so much for the picture of Sarah Sampson's headstone! The picture is great. Thanks again for all your hard work.

Added by bblakel on Jun 08, 2015 7:47 AM
re: william f. baker
I agree about the more info, the better. i have connected some of my family simply by the addresess they lived at when they passed away. since i am in medical profession, i have been tracking medical histories of my extended family too. making a chart to see which members died of what ailment. has been fascinating. so much is incorrect on the written records... first you have to be able to read some of the scribbling on the hand written DCs or death registries.. and the older records, i am sure the info was given verbally, and there were many accents with immigrants...or inattentive info takers. i like to have 3 sources of info in which at least TWO of them agree on dates, etc. but this is impossible at times.. just give all the info you can, even conflicting, and let family searchers or genealogists figure it out. I feel we are doing a service, and i truly love to get things right. Love to get corrections also.
Thanks for help and response.
C. Walker # 47554717
Added by c.walker on Jun 07, 2015 7:55 PM
RE: Charles and Catherine Tuckey
No problem. I liked the photos of family members you added. I like putting a face to the name.
Added by RAP on May 28, 2015 8:15 PM
Connie Starnes
112350254 Elmer Pfaffenberger
should have read as known as Fred A Kohler
Added by Connie Starnes on May 22, 2015 10:57 AM
Connie Starnes
112350254 Elmer Pfaffenberger
Per his Obit he was also unknown as Fred A Kohler.
Added by Connie Starnes on May 22, 2015 10:56 AM
John Wates
RE: George Cook - Forest Lawn
George, no problem at all. I am following up on some Cook cousins in the hopes of leading to locating the graves of my more direct Cook lineage so.

If there are other graves in the London-St Thomas area you would like me to get for you, let me know.

I did grab one of the grave of Sarah McKee 1877 - 1942, one of George's three wives, which I will upload this morning.

Added by John Wates on May 12, 2015 5:31 AM
Kelly Brown
RE: Louis Townsend
I went to the cemetery office today and the Townsend couple is not there. She shows that at some point they had a contract to be buried there, but it was cancelled. Maybe the contract was still in effect and that is why Mary R. did the memorials. I have sent Mary an email to ask, but haven't heard from her yet. I will make a note on the photo request. You may only find out for sure if you have family contacts.
Added by Kelly Brown on May 07, 2015 7:06 PM
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