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Ancestral Sleuth (#48171177)
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Bio Photo Updated: September 2015

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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Linda Burke
Autreys in Smithfield (TX) Cemetery
I was at the Smithfield Cemetery today looking for a particular grave when I came across a number of Autreys. If you will provide me with an email address, I will gladly forward what I found (incase they belong to you).


Linda Eichhorn Burke
Added by Linda Burke on Oct 04, 2015 3:32 PM
Dulcie Verner Fusillo
African quote
I particularly like the African quote, "when an old person dies, a library burns." Oh, so very true and heartbreaking to genealogists!
Added by Dulcie Verner Fusillo on Sep 26, 2015 2:00 PM
RE: Cora Lovina Shosted Howard
You're welcome and I was in the Coast Guard
Added by Sunshine on Sep 25, 2015 10:43 AM
Undertaker's Gr-Granddaughter
RE: Robert Erskine Ballew # 126729165
Robert was tough to find, since he went my his middle name. Glad I found him. I even asked the sexton and he said there was no record of Robert with the year I gave him. I will get the wife posted. :o)
Added by Undertaker's Gr-Granddaug... on Sep 23, 2015 8:24 PM
Gerard Brownstone
RE: Allemon's headstone photo
Your Very Welcome !
Added by Gerard Brownstone on Sep 23, 2015 3:08 PM
Nancy Crane
RE: Karen Fitzpatrick

I'm happy to transfer her memorial to someone who was connected to her. She is buried near a relative of mine and I photographed her marker because is was such an interesting one. The bio makes is even more so.

Added by Nancy Crane on Sep 21, 2015 5:25 AM
Nancy Crane
Karen Fitzpatrick
Thank you for the bio of Karen Fitzpatrick. Would you like to have her memorial transfered to you?

Nancy Crane
Added by Nancy Crane on Sep 20, 2015 5:49 PM
Walter Mick
Thank you for wife's middle name, added.
Added by Sharon on Sep 20, 2015 5:11 PM
Maggie Laity
RE: Pvt George Maybury
You are so welcome. i know how it feels :-) I have many more photos to take from there this week end
Added by Maggie Laity on Sep 17, 2015 1:11 PM
Sammy Garner
RE: Kathryn Faye Mitchell
You are welcome
Added by Sammy Garner on Sep 17, 2015 4:49 AM
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