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Lester Letson (#46627920)
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Bio Photo Born and raised in Fresno, California of Alabama born parents, got into Genealogy in 1997 when I could not figure out what else to do with this computer on-line. I have built up quite a lot of pictures of old shots of the cemeteries of Clay County and Jefferson County Alabama. I have visited most of the cemeteries of my ancestors and my Wife's ancestors in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. A Self-proclaimed Historian with a California Historical society (E Clampus Vitus), I am visiting places of historical interest and with my trusty Dimage , Vivitar and Olympus digital cameras have been taking pictures of headstones at whatever cemeteries we may visit and Historical Monuments in our travels in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Washington. In Fresno, I have added the 1919 biographies of early Fresno residents from the Paul E Vandor book titled "The History of Fresno County" to as many listings as I could. If you have something you would like to have added to a Bio, just drop me a line.

I follow FindaGrave rules and usually transfer close relatives within 30 days. You can complain to the FindaGrave administrators if you want, but you will likely find they too have little patience for impatient people.
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69628821/ Andrea Staggs- memorial number/name
Please transfer management of this memorial to me. Thank you.

Karma - #48000026
Added by Karma on Feb 27, 2017 6:31 PM
Warnetta Harding
Jacob Bausman
Mr. Letson, Jacob Bausman (memorial #34747536) was my Great-great grandfather. I notice that you put pictures on his Find A Grave page. Who are the people in the pictures?

Thanks for your help,
Warnetta Harding
Added by Warnetta Harding on Feb 26, 2017 6:13 PM
Mary Barnum
Here's the data that led to the edits I sent.

Evelyn Mower
[Evelyn Dearing]
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 20 Jan 1867
Birth Place: California
Death Date: 15 May 1954
Death Place: Fresno
Mother's Maiden Name: Norris
Father's Surname: Dearing

1900 Fresno Co. census
Horace E Barnum 45
Mary E Barnum 33
Ida M Barnum 14
Charles Barnum 12
Eugene A M??Ower 37 - 2nd husband when Mary widowed, buried in same lot with Barnum family

1910 Fresno Co. census
Horace E Barnum 54
Evelyn Barnum 43
Eugene A Moore [Mower] 48 [49]
Charles Barnum 22

The edit for Mary's surname was only because F.A.G. made me change a woman's name to what it was when she died. Also prefers spelling to be what is on stone. What ever you wish to do with it is fine with me. :)
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Feb 19, 2017 12:11 AM
After a length wait, the search site came up okay on my old computer, so just ignore the previous message about that.
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Feb 18, 2017 9:31 PM
Daisy Jakway? Calkins?
The photos I posted are of the only Daisy in OLG , Dniche 308. The last name & dates don't match.
I checked the other "Daisys" in the records & none come close to your dates. Let me know if you want my photos removed.
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Feb 18, 2017 9:29 PM
St Peter search page
Hi Lester! I was wondering if you have had any problem with the search page for burial locations? I keep getting a blank white page where the name should be entered, so of course I can't find anyone. After I sent an email to the office last Sat., it quickly came back up & I thought it was fixed. However it's blank again today. If you have any idea how to fix this, like something on my computer, I would be forever grateful! And many thanks for posting the locations on your requests. :)
Added by Nancy/catsaver on Feb 18, 2017 7:47 PM
John Supino
RE: William and Helen Hall
Of course. Please use as desired.
Added by John Supino on Feb 14, 2017 11:15 AM
Edward DeVera
IRS Virtual Cemetery
I came across another former IRS employee. Are you adding all former employees or just ones you know? Anyways, Find A Grave#57336245 T.V. Trolinder.
Added by Edward DeVera on Feb 03, 2017 8:09 PM
Sandra Richards
Jessie Coates
I am Jessie's 3rd cousin and am doing genealogy. I noticed she died in 1913. Family are long time residents of Fresno. Could you help by finding her grave/ I've searched the intranet to no avail. Her father Wesley Coates was buried in Mountain View Cemetery. All I know is she was a teenager of 13 when she died. Curious as to how?
thank you Sandra Edwards Richards
Added by Sandra Richards on Feb 02, 2017 8:11 PM
Page Teel
Ora Lue Luker (9533918)
Ora is the daughter of James Monroe Luker and Ophelia Luvenia Machen Luker (my great-grandparents). Ora was my granddaddy's sister. I have submitted the change for parents. Thanking you in advance, Page

Link to Ora Lue Luker's Alabama Death Index showing her parents (
Added by Page Teel on Jan 31, 2017 9:51 PM
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