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Mel Bashore (#46894669)
 member for 10 years, 2 months, 29 days
Butch Hamel
Thank you Mr. Bashore for your kindness The Nephews nieces and sister of Leon "Butch" Hamel

Added by Anonymous on Dec 10, 2016 11:19 PM

Larry Head
RE: Sponsored Page
Hi - when I came across the Covina Argus newspaper article about how David and his brother-in-law (your great(?) grandfather), Perry C. Bashore had a "scientific experiment" (weight loss bet) going on, I had to add it to David's Find a Grave memorial. Thought it was an appropriate tie-in to the photo you'd posted and described as one taken by Perry Bashore following their 30-day fast. By the way I'm a great-great-grandson of Katie Overholtzer-Lewellen-Bashore through her daughter Elsie Lewellen-Perry; believe you and I have corresponded once or twice in the past 20-years or so. My Mom is Connie Timmons-Head. Take care.

Added by Larry Head on Aug 16, 2016 7:26 PM

Ferdie Schupp
Article in today's NY Times on him.

Added by pjt on Oct 12, 2015 1:49 PM

Robert Mitchell
Michael Bashore

During your research of Michael Bashore, Did you ever run across any connection between a Robison/Robinson family in relation to the Bashore family?

Both are Pennsylvania families. I've come across a Bond (1868) in Miami Co, Ohio with Michael as the executor of the Estate of William Robison. The Robison families I'm trying to untangle and was curious of this Michael Bashore.

You can reach me at mitchell7953 (at)

Robert Mitchell

Added by Robert Mitchell on Sep 30, 2015 1:49 AM

Nancy Borchert
daughter of Mary Alice Matthews
Nancy Elizabeth (ne Matthews) Borchert

Added by Nancy Borchert on Jan 18, 2015 3:35 PM

Leo J. Offerman
RE: Gertrude Lee
Your welcome, glad to help !!!

Added by Leo J. Offerman on Nov 30, 2014 8:06 PM

Evelyn Day
Ragna Almenning Brunsvik
Hi Mel,
I am Ragna Almenning Brunsvik's granddaughter and would be glad to manage this memorial for you, if you wouldn't mind and have no problems with that. I don't remember what you need to transfer management to me, but let me know if there is anything I need to do to assist in a transition, if that is what you decide.
Thank you
Evelyn Mathews Day

Added by Evelyn Day on Nov 30, 2014 10:55 AM

laurie hall
picture of Jennie Hall

to Mel Bashor,
I am the daughter in law of Jennie Nelson
Hall. I feel sure the picture you have posted
for Jennie is not her. I have many pictures of
her. None that look like that.
Laurie Hall

Added by laurie hall on Nov 15, 2014 3:43 PM

Jo Ann
RE: Mike Trent
You are welcome. Yes, I saw that he had lost his life in a race. It is sad, I lost my 19 year old son in 1991 due to a motorcycle wreck.

Added by Jo Ann on Oct 27, 2014 4:24 PM

Maggie Cook
Joe Domnanovich
Thank you for having the page about Joe up. He is actually my great uncle and I was wondering some things about him, and I didn't really trust wikipedia.

Added by Maggie Cook on Oct 18, 2014 8:49 PM

Landis in Hawker
Made corrections and addition. would you like these two transferred to you??

Added by RWM on Oct 13, 2014 6:47 AM

J Spencer

Thanks for sharing these pages with me. You have done a truly outstanding job documenting football history. These Men will never be forgotten.

Added by J Spencer on Sep 04, 2014 9:09 PM

J Spencer
Pigskin Cemetery.
Really enjoyed looking through this Mel. I added some of your pages to my Gridiron Cemetery. I have over 800 pages now.

Added by J Spencer on Aug 31, 2014 2:02 PM

J Spencer
William Charles "Hap" Barnard
Hi Mel,

Duplicate photos on the page you made for him.


Added by J Spencer on Aug 30, 2014 5:44 PM

Bob & Nancy Cannon
John/Katryn Hay
Is Ogden their last known address or where they actually died?

Added by Bob & Nancy Cannon on Aug 13, 2014 7:19 PM

Susan Matthews
RE: David Swartzbaugh
You're welcome. Sorry to hear that. Best Wishes,

Added by Susan Matthews on Jun 13, 2014 9:24 AM

Heckman's at Chapel Hill
Hi! Photos posted for Harry & Mae Heckman

Also there:
Craig Eugene Broers, Jun 7, 1979 - Jun 8, 1979
Charles R. Heckman, Apr 7, 1906 - Jun 14, 1960
Helen M. Heckman, Aug 3, 1914 - Mar 23, 1993
David C. Heckman, Feb 11, 1943 - Apr 25, 1944
Donna M. Heckman, Jun 15, 1940 - Jun 9, 2004

If you create memorials for them and create photo requests I will post the photos I took.

We owe a HUGE thanks to Bryan Baker the Funeral Director and Manager for providing the grave locations. Please send him a thank you card at:

Chapel Hill Memorial Park & Funeral Home
112 North Galena Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61021

You would not have any of the information here or photos posted without his help.


Added by Ace on Nov 23, 2013 7:27 PM

Marilyn Hagie
RE: Van Dyke
You are very welcome. If you find your answer about their deaths, I would be interested as well. The more I do with this activity, the more interesting it becomes.

Added by Marilyn Hagie on Oct 24, 2013 10:16 AM

Request for Bashore Family
I am getting ready to upload the pictures for your request and wanted to let you know when I was out at the cemetery there was another Bashore buried right next to the two requested. I took this picture as well since they are probably related the name is W Raymond Bashore. If you have any questions just let me know. Nikky

Added by reiblylahm on Aug 19, 2013 8:06 AM

Alan Steinfeld
RE: John Gaston Peacock
Thanks Mel. I'll try to send the Find A Grave folks a message but as you probably know, they often don't respond.

My brother met John Peacock on several occasions but I only recently learned of his baseball history. Thanks for adding him to Find A Grave.


Added by Alan Steinfeld on Aug 05, 2013 7:32 AM

Alan Steinfeld
John Gaston Peacock
Hi Mel,
John Peacock is the uncle of my brother's wife. I would like to connect him to his father, Frank Peacock, Find A Grave Memorial# 87686390. Can you do that? I note that Find A Grave is now managing the memorial but there does not seem to be any way to contact them to get this attachment made.



Added by Alan Steinfeld on Aug 04, 2013 8:11 PM

Triste Elliott
Mary Ayers/Ayres
Thanks for updating the maiden names of the two Marys at Pequea Presbyterian!

Added by Triste Elliott on Jul 29, 2013 4:21 PM

Erin Froehlich
Thank You!
You created the entry for my grandfather Richard Sawallich(drag racing death) I have since uploaded a photo of him I found in my grandmother's things. Thank you. :)

Added by Erin Froehlich on Mar 22, 2013 7:59 PM

Evar Swanson

Galesburg's adopted son Evar Swanson elaborated during a baseball discussion in 1972 why he entered a contest for "running the bases" while playing Major League Baseball for the Cincinnati Reds.

During games of a doubleheader on September 15, 1929, Swannie circled the 360-foot jaunt around the bases in 13.3 seconds. Although several have tried to excel the feat, the record still stands 83-years later.

Swannie pointed out that in the earlier days contests including foot races, fungo-hitting, homer hitting, bunting and catchers throwing into barrels were common. He admitted that, "although we participated for our pride, we also did it for the money. I made $75 for winning my base-running contest and that was pretty good money in those days. The most I ever made in one season playing professional baseball was $8,500 a season."

Added by Jeff on Mar 07, 2013 3:43 PM

Dr. Brent Bills
I have linked Dr. Bills to his father as you requested. If you would like for me to transfer management to you, I would be happy to do so.

Added by Wallie49 on Dec 28, 2012 7:57 AM


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