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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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Mary Bob McClain
Louisa J. Hickman Chaffin Cem. Maury Co.
I notice you left flower for the memorial.
Since you did, the ts has been located and I have put the transcristion on her page.

I thought perhaps she might be an ancestor.
Mary Bob McClain
Added by Mary Bob McClain on Mar 30, 2015 11:45 AM
Westlawn-Hillcrest Vets
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.

C.C.Diamond #48316821

If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Mar 29, 2015 2:29 PM
Helen L. Smith Hoke
RE: PVT John William Bly
Read this-,_VA%29#Known_Burials
Added by Helen L. Smith Hoke on Mar 23, 2015 2:30 PM
Helen L. Smith Hoke
RE: PVT John William Bly
If he was not brought back home and put in the Bly Cemetery then he could be in the Groveton Confederate Cemetery (Manassas, VA) but there is not a list as only two were ID'd.
Added by Helen L. Smith Hoke on Mar 23, 2015 2:29 PM
RE: Ray Reynolds
Hi, I claimed Katherine Reynolds Cole but did not do another picture because her name & dates are on Ray's stone. So you can upload that pic to her memorial if you'd like. :)
Added by Margie on Mar 22, 2015 11:29 AM
Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan
RE: John H Legge obit
I actually went to the local library (Newark) and the Licking County Gen. Society has thousands of obits on index cards. So, that's where I got the Legge's....

The Newark Advocate (from mid 1880's to mid 1970's) is on line in (You must pay for the service.)
Added by Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan on Mar 20, 2015 4:08 PM
Jill Stepp Johnston
RE: Duplicate Memorials
I have removed the duplicates. Thank you for notifying me. I'm not sure how that happened.
Added by Jill Stepp Johnston on Mar 16, 2015 5:19 PM
Find A Grave #92559701
Thank you for the suggestion. I updated that information when I took over the Memorial however I will arrange it differently so it is more prominent.
Added by mjohnston on Mar 16, 2015 11:10 AM
RE: Ray Reynolds
You're welcome! I wasn't able to find Katie in the records at least under Reynolds. Did you want to add her? You probably know more about her than I do.
Added by Margie on Mar 16, 2015 5:22 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 10296615
Sir, Thank you for your service to our country. My Uncle was in the Navy.

If at all possible I would like to contact Dennis Miller or anyone who can help in regards to Find A Grave Memorial# 10296615.

I would like proof that Isaac Taylor Miller is the father of Isaac Newton Mowery. It has been mentioned to me that a note was found after Isaac Taylor Miller's death were he writes he is the father of Isaac Newton Mowery.

If at all possible I would like to obtain a copy of said note for my records.

Thank you for your time and help.
Added by mjohnston on Mar 14, 2015 10:05 AM
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