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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 J Lindsay
You asked me to transfer the maintenance for this memorial way back in October. I am so sorry that email got buried. I just found it and transferred the ownership. Best to you on your quest. Brook
Added by Brooker on Feb 24, 2015 9:10 PM
RE: Delores Y Peterson Sharp
Debbie--No, I did not know the plot # or remember whom she is buried by. I did find her obituary:

Peterson Sharp 1926 - 2006: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Chanute Tribune, The (KS) - Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Deceased Name: Dolores Y. Peterson Sharp 1926 - 2006

Dolores Sharp, 79, Pittsburg and formerly of Chanute, died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, in Pittsburg.
She was born Sept. 11, 1926, in Ottawa, to Otto Ray and Esther June Wilmoth Peterson.
She graduated from Chanute High School in 1944. She began working for Prudential Insurance Company while in high school and remained employed there until retirement.
She married the love of her life and best friend, Leo Sharp, Feb. 13, 1994. He survives, of the home.
Also surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Harley Record, Chanute; nieces Deedra Perez, Tonya Ely, Alisa Almond and Marsha Barnhart, all of Chanute; nephews Steven Osburn and Kevin Record, Houston; stepchildren Sierra, Danielle, Annie, Ashley, Nathan and Adam; many great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and adoptive father, Andrew VanVickle.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 21, at First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Larry Myers officiating. She will lie in state until 6 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials to The Salvation Army may be left with the funeral home.

I could find no more info on her though.--Vickie
Added by Vickie on Feb 23, 2015 7:17 PM
Debra Chard
RE: Raymond S VanTrump 127563736
I think what happened is I was trying not to move the memorial stone that was placed on the grave. I should have taken another picture from the other angle to pick up the date of death. When the weather gets above 0 (lol) I will try to get back out there and find the grave and get a date of death for you. Sorry for not being thorough.
Added by Debra Chard on Feb 23, 2015 2:48 PM
Cindy A
RE: Robert Beckham
Your welcome
Added by Cindy A on Feb 23, 2015 6:15 AM
Ruthy Goblirsch Sturgill
RE: Harvey Kunkel 127365713
Thanx for moving Harvey to his (new) final resting place.
Added by Ruthy Goblirsch Sturgill on Feb 20, 2015 10:34 PM
M. Littlejohn
Little transfer
You sent me an email requesting transfer of Mernatta Little. Couldn't email you back because you have your email address blocked. The Little's were friends of my grandparents. I personally didn't know them. Transfer made. Have a fun day.
Added by M. Littlejohn on Feb 20, 2015 1:09 PM
Stephen Van Vickle
RE: Esther June VanVickle

Ester June Wilmonth Van Vickle was married to Andrew F. Van Vickle. So far and what I remember and from my research at all the family reunions they had no children.

Stephen Van Vickle
Added by Stephen Van Vickle on Feb 20, 2015 10:30 AM
David Martin
Glad to be of service. It is always healthy to do something for somebody else. The Lord Jesus said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Added by David Martin on Feb 20, 2015 6:23 AM
Leora Worthington
RE: Kenneth August Mitchell
You are very welcome. I like the quotes on your profile.
I have been doing the photography of markers for just 3 months and have frequently had the experience of greater well being after taking the photos.
Added by Leora Worthington on Feb 18, 2015 7:34 PM
Robert Louis Daniell
Thank you for the transfers of Marvin Charles Southwood and his wife, Iris Marsh. I need to check her line as well. I've a Marsh line out of Edgefield County, SC that went into AL, MS, LA, and TX in the early-mid 1800s.
Yes, still in PC. We live here because one does not have to shovel heat.
Best regards!
Bob Daniell
Added by Robert Louis Daniell on Feb 17, 2015 1:04 PM
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