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Ancestral Sleuth (#48171177)
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Bio Photo Updated: December 2014

Chief Petty Officer, US Navy, retired.

Enjoying the fruits of my labors - children and grand children - to the best of my abilities.

Recently purchased an RV and traveling around North America.

If you have a problem with something I posted, please email me or click on suggest a correction instead of posting it on my contributor page. I will address the issue as quick as I possibly can.

The purpose in life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

One can tell the morals of a culture by the way they treat their dead. ~ Benjamin Franklin

To Err Is Human, To Correct Divine. If you come across any errors or have additions to the memorials I maintain, please let me know. I strive to provide accurate information and will be happy to make any changes necessary.

So many questions, yet, so few left to ask.


The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. ~ Herbert Spencer

Our most treasured family heirlooms are our sweet family memories. ~ Unknown

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. ~ Anonymous

"There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~ Author Unknown

"Lest they be forgotten."

"May they live forever."

"When an old person dies, a library burns..." African proverb

Life is not a journey to the grave, with the intention of arriving safely, in a well-preserved body. Rather to slide in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming.."WOW, that was a Great Ride!"
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William Prentiss Clark
RE: Gerald Keith Beckham
It was great to take those photos, I took all the surrounding Beckham grave markers there and posted them.
I went to Neshoba County School and was born a month before him, I am not sure if our paths ever crossed back then.
God Bless.
Added by William Prentiss Clark on Apr 26, 2015 8:00 PM
Daniel Murphy
Thomas Swift
The memorial you maintain for Thomas Swift (Find A Grave Memorial# 106751391) has an error. The memorial states that his birth was in 1724. This Thomas Swift was born about 1731, probably in Sandwich. His parents were Joseph Swift and Rebecca Clark who married in Sandwich in 1731. Unfortunately, Sandwich does not have a record of his birth. However, his birthdate is indicated on his headstone which states that he died in 1806 in his 76th year. His parentage is proven because, in his father's will, both he and his mother are identified.

There was another Thomas Swift born in 1724 in Plymouth. That Thomas Swift was the son of Thomas Swift and Thankful Morey. To add to the confusion, the Plymouth Thomas Swift married a Rebecca Clark in Plymouth in 1745. (Rebecca Clark is also the name of the mother of Thomas Swift of Sandwich.)

There were several other Thomas Swifts in the area at that time. However, all of the other Thomas Swifts were born long before or long after these two Thomas Swifts.
Added by Daniel Murphy on Apr 25, 2015 10:21 AM
Andrea Grega
Are you related to Mr. Markovich and how did you verify that he died in Pennsylvania? Thank you.
Added by Andrea Grega on Apr 22, 2015 7:27 AM
George Seitz
RE: PVT William Thomas Overby 13378985
Unable to provide any source or documentation and understanding the concern, I have responsibly removed the image and regret any misgivings it may have caused. Thank you.
Added by George Seitz on Apr 22, 2015 1:06 AM
Idaho Civil War 150th
RE: Pvt John William Millington Sponsorship
Thank you for offering to transfer John Millington's memorial over to me. Every time I'm in Portland, I always stop by his gravesite to clean the plant and tree debris from his marker and to leave flowers and an American flag.

- Frank
Added by Idaho Civil War 150th on Apr 22, 2015 12:27 AM
January Herzak
Appears that his first name may be Jan not John but not sure about January so I've corrected it on the memorial. His death record does say Jan.

As for birth years or days, I only had access to death dates when I did the memorials.
Added by Mamaquilts on Apr 21, 2015 7:59 AM
Ryan Boyer
RE: Jessie Bradley Stonebrook
I have an account on Ancestry, though I had to let it go.
Added by Ryan Boyer on Apr 17, 2015 3:24 PM
Ryan Boyer
Jessie Bradley Stonebrook
I came across your Find A Grave memorial for Jessie Bradley Stonebrook. I am wondering if you would happen to have any information on her 2nd marriage to Ralph E. Snyder. I am trying to determine if my Ralph E. Snyder, son of Perry and Minnie Frock Snyder, and Jessie's 2nd husband are the same person or not.
Added by Ryan Boyer on Apr 16, 2015 4:51 PM
Paul Everett
Michae Manley
Hi Debbie, I checked the headstone today and Ellen is the only person listed on the memorial.
Added by Paul Everett on Apr 14, 2015 5:32 PM
Terrie Tag
Have transferred Carolyn to your care!
Added by Terrie Tag on Apr 13, 2015 12:22 PM
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