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Susann (#46849151)
 member for 11 years, 3 months, 29 days
Roger Ritthaler
Neat Picture
Interesting young picture of Jane. I worked with her at Main Packing Co., Houston, TX from 1976-1984. Also with her daughter Virginia Paz (1943-2005) and grandson Bobby.

Added by Roger Ritthaler on Oct 17, 2017 3:26 PM

Tiffany Le
Bruce C. Johnson (Schneider)
May I ask how are you connected with Bruce C. Johnson (Schneider) # 35506881

Added by Tiffany Le on Oct 06, 2017 6:58 PM

Jim Dugan
Mary J. Baker Quinn
Thank you for adding her memorial to findagrave. Her husband was a brother of my great-grandmother.

Added by Jim Dugan on Sep 29, 2017 1:03 PM

RE: Minnie (Reed) Ilfrey, Mem. #153993605
Hello Susann,

Thanks very much for taking time to explain your declining to change Minnie (Reed) Ilfrey to Minnie (Reed) Tompkins Ilfrey, and for your conforming with Findagrave's rules.

I submitted the request knowing full well this might be the reply, but thought that since the Tompkins man Minnie married (as linked to) is the G-grandson of the 6th Vice President of the U.S. 1817-1825 (for the entirety of both James Madison's 2 terms) as well as having been the 4th Governor of New York, that an exception might be made in such a case.

Tompkins was only the 2nd V.P., besides John Adams, to serve 2 terms, and there would not be another for almost a century - until Woodrow Wilson's V.P. in 1913.

Family history like this seems especially important in cases where there are no male descendants, and very often female descendants' (see the 2 linked children) maiden name can get lost, causing their own descendants to lose track of their notable family history from their mother's side of the family.

Ah well - ironclad rules are rules, and we'll just have to deal with them, no exceptions allowed; I understand.

A pity.

Keep on keeping on :)

Added by RLM on Sep 23, 2017 10:51 PM

Joe Boyd Williams
Ellen "Nellie" Buckley Davis, Find A Grave Memorial# 171985936
Ellen"s other Cchildren
Austin Davis 1885-1918 buried Glenwood Cemetery
Grace Davis 1888-1972 Forest Park Lawnadle
Stephen Davies 1892-1955 Forest Park lawndale # 57654149
Joseph Davis1894-1979 Forest Park Westheimer

My mother told me that Nellie thought that Davis sounded too Jewish so she altered the spelling. My grandfather Stephen a Davie was the only child that also used the Davies spellind as opposed to the Davis spelling

Joe Boyd Williams SRT

Added by Joe Boyd Williams on Sep 12, 2017 10:49 AM

Ruby Lee Spencer
RE: Weather
Glad to hear you and your family are okay. Still have everyone in my prayers though you all included. Would love to have some of the rain though. We still are in fire season. The fire hasn't got near us but close to the places we like to camp at. Respectfully your friend forever through eternity. # 47230178

Added by Ruby Lee Spencer on Aug 31, 2017 12:48 PM

Ruby Lee Spencer
Are you in the flood area that is going on in your nick of the woods as the old saying goes? Hope you are safe and all the others. Your friend throughout Eternity # 47230178 You can have our weather to dry out the flood. It has been107 here.

Added by Ruby Lee Spencer on Aug 27, 2017 10:02 AM

Ginny Sharp
Meldrum Family
Hi, Susann.
Thank you SO MUCH for posting the information from the "Records on Interments" for Hollywood Cemetery in Houston. I can't tell you how long I've been searching for my MELDRUM ancestors.
You mention the plots for the 3 "children" (David J., Jennie and John H.) were paid for by their mother, Nancy Marie (Stark) Tompkins. Do you have any idea where she might be buried?
Thanks a million for all your work on FindAGrave.
Ginny in Seattle

Added by Ginny Sharp on Jul 23, 2017 3:57 PM

RE: Niemann/Ojemann Memorial# 57855228
Many Thanks !

Added by jb on Jun 19, 2017 9:02 AM

Niemann/Ojemann Memorial# 57855228

Please put me in touch with David Hornburg, the provider of the bio information.
Thank you

Added by jb on Jun 19, 2017 6:42 AM

Clarisa Peeler # 126140074
Thank you for adding the Obit. I was happy to find it. It solved some missing pieces of a puzzle for me. I could not find burial or death for her husband yet.Thank you for your kind help.

Added by MLloyd on Jun 17, 2017 4:25 PM

RE: 157486377 Lula Mae Bodry White
It doesn't matter. If you need to get rid of some feel free to transfer. Otherwise, I don't care. Thanks for all you have contributed to Find a Grave.

Added by JYZ on Jun 13, 2017 6:11 AM

157486377 Lula Mae Bodry White
Thanks for the good research you did on this woman and including it in the bio. I was having a hard time finding her. Joseph Thomas White was my grandmother's brother, and I wanted to get it right. I was having a hard time because I have not yet found a marriage record, and there is another Lula Mae who married a Jefcoat. You saved me a ton of time.

Added by JYZ on Jun 12, 2017 5:14 PM

Nancy Yankie Sidarous
RE: Walter C. Gunn - Memorial # 57806683
Thank you for offering p, but actually I'm not. I simply did a local memorial that turned out to be one of those things where you find most of the family not memorialized, not linked and sadly seeming sort of forgotten. So my OCD kicked into overdrive and I connected the whole family --now if everyone will just follow up on my edits so my work's not in vain! It was a very large family. Best to You in your work and . . . Happy Trails, Nancy

Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on May 20, 2017 2:43 PM

Nancy Yankie Sidarous
Walter C. Gunn - Memorial # 57806683
Hi, Susann - I looked at his WWI Draft Registration and I also viewed the original in his own hand which clearly shows an 'a' in Claudy, and below this the 1910 census showing where as a boy the family called him Claudy. I know it's spelled "Cloudy" in some other places, but the spelling where he actually wrote his name himself showing very plainly the 'a' was what did it for me. I don't know if you're Family to him or not, but I made the suggestion because of his own handwritten name, and you can look perhaps and decide. Happy Trails, Nancy

Name: Walter Claudy Gunn
Race: White
Birth Date: 3 Feb 1899
Street address: 4
Residence Place: Gonzales, Texas, USA
Physical Build: Medium
Height: Medium
Hair Color: Light
Eye Color: Brown
Relative: Sopia Gunn
Relative's Relationship: Mother

1910 Census:

Name: Claudy Gunn
Age in 1910: 7
Birth Year: abt 1903
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 8, Coryell, Texas
Street: Turnersville and P Road Coryell City
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: John M Gunn
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's name: Sophia Gunn
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Native Tongue: English
Attended School: Yes
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John M Gunn 47
Sophia Gunn 43
Scott Gunn 18
Maudie Gunn 16
Whit Gunn 17
Claud Gunn 15
Claudy Gunn 7
Sandy Gunn 5

Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on May 20, 2017 10:35 AM

Carol Boyd
RE: Abram B. Ringo
Hi Susann,
Thanks for responding. It's okay to leave it Eliza Barnes and for you to keep his memorial. I have a strong belief that is the right maiden name. I just thought maybe you knew something I didn't know. Actually, I was on Family Search when I saw Eliza E. Barnes, and the person noted that her source was "Find a Grave." Anyway, maybe someday I'll find something that will confirm or deny it. Thank You!

Added by Carol Boyd on Apr 20, 2017 8:41 PM

Carol Boyd
Abram B. Ringo
Hi Susann,
I am the great-granddaughter of Abram B. Ringo. His daughter Sarah Ann was born abt 1881. She always said she was an orphan, but knew her father's name was Abe Ringo from Texas. I have searched for many years now for her mother and I found Eliza E. as wife of Abram in the 1880 census. It seems highly likely that this Eliza may be Sarah's mother, but the 1890 census records were destroyed in a fire, and I have found nothing else to indicate what Eliza's maiden was. You have "Eliza E. Barnes." I'm wondering where you learned this. I would be so appreciative if you can give me any information on this, as it has been a mystery in our family for many years. Carol

Added by Carol Boyd on Apr 19, 2017 9:19 PM

David J Webb
Johnny Mack Chappell
I have just posted an image of the tombstone of Johnny Mack Chappell I found last week at at tiny cemetery at the corner of Memorial and Houston Avenue. You have him at Woodlawn Cemetery, but he has clearly been moved. I don't know what I should do at this point since I cannot find the cemetery in Findagrave, and the data probably should be changed to record this relocation. There is another stone there: Dee Brown Hancock, but she does not seem to be in Findagrave.

Added by David J Webb on Apr 11, 2017 10:11 AM

Betty Lang Walker
RE: Janell Whitby
You are welcome. We were all so young and so saddened by this tragic accident. The others did recover but probably looked at life in a different light. I hung on to the obituary and when I saw the beautiful tombstone Janell's parents had put up I felt more was needed about this young girls life.

Added by Betty Lang Walker on Mar 18, 2017 11:13 AM

Joan Donnald
John McKee O'Melveny
Buried Forest Lawn, Houston. Wondering where your information came from. I am his only child, and don't recall any friends named Susan. Joan O'Melveny

Added by Joan Donnald on Mar 11, 2017 1:37 PM

Martha Bishop
RE: Dennis E Austin
I would love to take over Dennis Austin. But I have no idea how to transfer it over. Could you talk me through it?


Added by Martha Bishop on Feb 25, 2017 6:17 AM

Julie Evans
I saw the post yesterday and this morning got the email link to your messages. Sure appreciate all that you have done. It is curious and funny that the Scimitar actually wrote me an email with the plot numbers and told me Thomas was next to a Wilbert Ray Fields. I am sure they have it wrong as you walked the cemetery and photograph the stones. Also because I never heard of a Wilbert Ray Fields. Thank you so much. Julie

Added by Julie Evans on Feb 23, 2017 8:00 AM

Julie Evans
George Fields
Thank you for posting another terrific photo of a headstone. You are terrific.

Added by Julie Evans on Feb 22, 2017 9:04 PM

Julie Evans
Thomas B. Fields headstone
Did you see a Wilbert Ray Fields next to Thomas? Any chance you have a photo you could post? I added George B. Fields plot information too. Guess he is a little ways away. Thanks for your time on this. Julie

Added by Julie Evans on Feb 22, 2017 8:18 PM

Martha Bishop
RE: Dennis E Austin
Dear Susann:

Thank you for your help. Your link enabled me to get an actual copy of my great grandfather's interment listing.

I really appreciate it.


Added by Martha Bishop on Feb 20, 2017 9:12 AM


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