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Dan (#46920253)
 member for 10 years, 3 months, 20 days
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Bio Photo Retired old curmudgeon, sharing space with numerous cats, books, prints, broken furniture and other detritus of 19th and 20th century life.

I've always enjoyed the peace and serenity in old cemeteries. When I was small, my gg-grandmother, g-grandmother, grandmother & mother would pack a picnic lunch, usually on Easter sunday and the whole family would visit our ancestors in Forest Park cemetery in Houston. Afterwards I would feed stale bread to the swans, geese and ducks and we would eat lunch by the lake in the middle of the cemetery under the spreading branches of the old oak trees. I was destined to become a taphophile.

I discovered some old photos while going through a recently-deceased relative's possessions. Among the collection were several photos of five generations of my ancestors, almost seventy-five years ago, dressed in their Sunday go-to-church clothes, with my gg-grandmother holding me in her lap, the first-born of the next generation, with the cemetery lake in the background. What a find!

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RE: Martha Jane Robertson
Thank you Dan, for all you have contributed to the Keeling family history and Find A Grave.
Added by DEA on Oct 06, 2017 9:43 PM
RE: Wilber Dunlap
Thank you very much!
Added by FMFH on Jul 20, 2017 11:32 AM
Stephanie Diane Inman Collison
RE: Sherrill, Suzannne, Stacey
Thanks for the fast response. I asked for the transfer of the three memorials because I had planned pages myself but ran a search and found the ones you created. I am deeply involved in a group trying to solve the case. I have access to past and present law enforcement, investigators, reporters, etc. Being part of this droup allows updates and info before the public hears it. I have access to photos and personal info, and I am friends with Stacey's mother, Janice and also know Bart Streeter. I hope this information gives some solace in your mind for transferring the memorials and knowing they will be in good hands. Thanks. Oh, and I did forget to mention that I grew up in Springfield and did have a brief acquaintance with Sherrill, Suzie, and Stacey.
Added by Stephanie Diane Inman Col... on Apr 30, 2017 7:56 PM
It is in our DNA and DNA does not lie. :)
Added by DEA on Mar 12, 2017 1:19 PM
Debbie G Morrogh
Maud Begnaud #168562284
Do you have Maud's maiden name?
Added by Debbie G Morrogh on Oct 24, 2016 7:24 PM
RE: Richard Streicher Jr.
Ok Dan Thank You for letting me know. I had run his name before I put him on and nothing came up. I will remove mine Thank You
Added by Cotham on Oct 18, 2016 1:18 PM
Nancy Paul-Grammer
RE: Douglas Rogers Hitchcock
I've updated the information. Thank you.
Added by Nancy Paul-Grammer on May 08, 2016 3:38 PM
Greg Krieger
Craig Russell
Your bio you wrote for Craig Russell says "directed by Richard Benne". The director's last name was Benner. Saw no other way to correct that info.
Added by Greg Krieger on Feb 13, 2016 4:07 PM
Lea Lewis
RE: Benjamin Swan
Hi. The only Benjamin I have info on is Benjamin Franklin Swann (1924-1945)who was my great-uncle, Eliga Edgar Swann's son. BF was killed in WWII and his wife, Gladys, remarried (Bollen). When she remarried, she and BF's daughter, Shirley, who was very young, moved to LA and she still lives in that area. Our Swann family is primarily in Polk and Haralson Counties in Georgia. I'm not sure this is the family you are researching.

Lea Ann
Added by Lea Lewis on Jul 07, 2015 1:18 PM
Steven Curtis
RE: Joe Byars
Yes Joseph Hewey Byars & Essie were my grandparents. I lost my mom Billie Byars Curtis in 2013. Do you still live in Texas?
Added by Steven Curtis on Mar 01, 2015 1:05 PM
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