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Bob Hufford (#46784943)
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Bio Photo Sinner Saved by the Grace of God. Calvinist by the Five Points. West Virginian by birth. Virginian by family history, choice, and the Grace of God. Physician Assistant/retired Navy MSC Officer, now working for the Army at Ft. Lee, VA.
Thirty second degree Mason.
When writing or rewriting the bio of an especially noted person my goal is to create something a high schooler can use as the starting point for a term paper. Always ready to discuss Mr. Jefferson, I posted the bios of him, of his dear Patty and Patsy, and three of his biographers. Proud Southerner and member of the SCV (AP Hill Camp #167, Petersburg, VA). Actor/American Revolution (Patrick Henry's speech at St. John's Church, though I don't play Mr. Henry) interpreter. Member of the American Legion; Life Member of the NRA.

Professional memberships include the John Bell Hood Historical Society, the Edgar Allan Poe Foundation, the Army Society of Physician Assistants, and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA)

My roots are in Southwestern Virginia, and southern West names would be Hufford (and the alternative spelling Huffard), Caldwell, Taylor, Ross, Bowman, and Farley, though I confess that my knowledge is limited.

Errors of fact, grammar, or spelling are 100% MINE. Please notify me when you catch them. Famous memorials are NOT 'first come first served' and people named "anonymous" will be ignored...unfortunately past events force me into a policy of deleting any unsolicited page sent to me.

My thanks to all who visit my dear Leila and our good friend Mo. God Bless you for your kindness!
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Incorrect Information (Jean Dinning)
Jean's three husbands were Howard Mack, Red Surrey, and Joel Beasley, in that order. The first two marriages ended in divorce. Mr. Beasley passed away in 1994.

The group photo of The Dinning Sisters is from the late 1940s, and does not include Lou Dinning.
With Jean on the left and Ginger on the right, the singer in the middle was Jayne Bundesen. Jayne was in the trio for about three years (1946-1949) after Lou Dinning left the group to pursue a solo career. "Buttons and Bows" was among the recordings made while Jayne was in the group.
Added by Legacy on May 12, 2017 1:06 AM
Austin Thayer Casey
Incorrect information

Some of your info for Huey Long 1904-2009 is incorrect. Huey Long did NOT record "My Prayer" or Java Jive" as claimed in the bio. He also was NOT inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame nor was he inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. He was a temporary fill-in member for the Ink Spots in 1945 and was with them for less than a year. The original members of the Ink Spots were the ones inducted into the 2 aforementioned halls of fame. Please edit this information.

Thank you,
Added by Austin Thayer Casey on May 11, 2017 11:55 AM
Paul Vogt
Family links for Bernard L.Barker Jr
Hello Bob,

Bernard L Barker Jr (Find A Grave Memorial# 37986335) was my uncle.

Find A Grave Memorial# 174279782, Bernard's mother, was my grandmother.

Find A Grave Memorial# 8173223, Bernard's sister, was my mother.

Thank you for all the work you have done here.

Paul V.
Added by Paul Vogt on Dec 22, 2016 10:52 AM
gravely interested
Anna Groh Hoffman
I am family to this lady. I descend from Johannes Groh. I never realized how deep my Great Grandmothers family roots were in America until I started researching my family. Her name was Bertha Groh Cole. Her Father, Jacob was the son of Solomon Groh. The family started in PA, moved to Canada, returned to the United States in 1881 in Michigan. My Grandmas family was Mennonite. She married my Great Grandpa Harry Cole in 1910 and he became a minister with the Wesleyan Methodist Church. They were married from 1910 to 1984 when she was called home to her Lord. Grandpa passed in 1989, missing his Berthe as he called her.
Thank you for the history you included.
Added by gravely interested on Jul 21, 2016 8:25 AM
RE: Adelina Patti Thankyou
Well,I came to research her because my daughter is a singer,and I thought maybe there was a Youtube video of her singing so I put "Adele's voice" (because that is what I named her-my daughter) into the Youtube search box,and the videos that came up were so astonishing that I created a whole photo album in my Facebook comparing every angle,showing accesories,everyday pictures,performance pictures and basically matched so many side by sides that because I could move them around and compare facial expressions,etc.Pretty exact.Eye Opening,in fact.My daughter has always been bitchy,greedy,controlling,a tad loose,and innovative as prodigies are.So I began doing research and compared ALL those QUalities.I looked into blood relations and Patti was not listed as a relative.It became a hobby to compare experiences of the two people,and anything else I could find.So if you have Facebook,maybe I could friend you and you could see it. My daughter is 25 now.I havent done the math yet.But its some of the best fun I have ever had.!
Added by Kitty on Feb 25, 2016 7:28 PM
Adelina Patti Thankyou
Wow,someone joined me today and sent Adelina Patti roses! Thankyou! Such a neat career you have and so much work on this site!!

Kitty xxoo
Added by Kitty on Feb 25, 2016 7:02 AM
Alfred "Baritone" Poell
Hi Bob,

I came across this gentleman and thought you would be interested in doing a rewrite. His memorial is 102770727.

Thanks K.
Added by K on Feb 20, 2016 10:42 PM
RE: Fanny
Hi Bob,

No worries. I came across a lot of "beauties" and "talented ladies" while doing research and just put a list together. I know you do great work on sopranos, opera singers, etc. and knew this was right up your alley and just wanted to share the virtual cemetery with you. I am still working on a couple of the burial locations as they are unknown.

Thanks, K.
Added by K on Jul 15, 2015 9:50 AM
G. C.
RE: Eliza Hufford
Mr Hufford,

You are so informative. Thank-you.

G-G Grandmother was Eliza Hufford, Washington,Pa.
I do not believe she was an Elizabeth,I do not know why she wasn't one. Thank-you for your thought gesture of looking her up.

Have you checked, for Hufford, surnames?

I saw a couple Hufford, photos,on

Hufford's, on the link below, may be from the larger Hufford family.

Merry Christmas!
Added by G. C. on Dec 25, 2013 3:10 PM
G. C.
Eliza Hufford
Mr. Hufford,

Do you have any knowledge about the Hufford's, Washington,Pennsylvania?

Gr-gm,Eliza Hufford,Washington.PA. married, Henry Underwood, in PA. moved to Ohio.

I believe, some of the Hufford's, moved to Ohio and to the West.

Added by G. C. on Dec 23, 2013 5:46 AM
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