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David Parsons (#47361764)
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Bio Photo If you have corrections or additions, I am happy to put them in but please, use the edit, correction suggestion to do corrections or transfer requests. I am also happy to transfer management to a responsible relative.

I became interested in genealogy in 1993 after my grandmother passed away. I have collected over 40,000 names 4500 obituaries, and 1500 death certificates for descendants of 1880 Lawrence County, Ohio.

In 2010 I found findagrave and found it to be a excellent site for remembering our ancestors.
I have done considerable work on City Cemetery, Brownsville, Texas, (adding 20,000+ names, in addition to several 1000 more by other volunteers - 25,000+ total), I also have done several smaller cemeteries in Brownsville and Lawrence Co, Ohio.

I am also working to index Brownsville Death Certificates from 1950 to 1982 (images available on up to 1982) and the Brownsville Herald Newspaper obits from 1977 to 2017. Currently have scanned images of 1977 to 2017, with index complete from 1977 to 2017. If you need a Brownsville obit in this time frame, send me a note with the name and death date.

Just found a great webpage, It is shareware, you don't have to pay but it is worth $15-30 to block almost every ad. Stops the ads on findagrave, well worth something to stop them, but also stops adchoices garbage.

Do not post photo requests for City Cemetery. All readable headstones have been posted.

Photo requests for Buena Vista and Rose Lawn in Brownsville requires contacting the cemetery by a family member to obtain plot location information. They will not give the info to a non family member, who knows why, its just "policy".

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Judy Flores-Kabelaris Eyre
My cousin's grave
My cousin, Reynaldo Lopez, was reportedly buried in Old City Cemetery in 1977 per his obituary, but there is no headstone. He had a military funeral, so wouldn't a headstone been provided with his name, rank, etc.? Any idea how I can find out if one was supplied?
Could his body been moved to another cemetery and there was no record made of it?
Where might it have been moved?
It's so sad when we can't find his grave and headstone, and he's not where he's supposed to be.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
Judy Flores-Eyre
Added by Judy Flores-Kabelaris Eyr... on Oct 19, 2017 9:13 PM
Steve Burton
RE: Francisca T Leal
Thanks for posting the obit!
Added by Steve Burton on Jul 21, 2017 8:17 AM
Steve Burton
RE: Maria Colunga
Thanks, David.
Added by Steve Burton on Jul 11, 2017 8:33 AM
Brandy Ramos
Santos Cantu
HI David,

Would you be willing to transfer Santos to my care? Find A Grave Memorial# 64170055
Added by Brandy Ramos on Jul 02, 2017 10:50 AM
Christine Hord Renteria
Thank you
Thank you for all of the work and care taken on the Brownsville Old City Cemetery.

Added by Christine Hord Renteria on May 18, 2017 6:12 AM
James D. "Don" Hopson Jr
memorial #61271758
Believe Sarah Ellen Wright Walters 61271758 is shown buried in Swan Creek Cemetery because her name is listed on gravestone with her husband, but she is actually buried in Warren County, Ohio - memorial 161276025 as "Ellen Walters". I talked to her daughter from her first marriage several years ago and she provided that name and grave location. Just located memorial recently, and date and family history confirm both memorials are for the same person. Can you change burial location on memorial 61271758 before I start adding dates and names and a photo to her memorial? E-mail me at if you need more information. James D. "Don" Hopson
Added by James D. "Don" Hopson Jr on Apr 30, 2017 6:57 PM
Brandy Ramos
Agapita Cavazos
Find A Grave Memorial# 80254866

HI David, I was wondering where you found Agapita's Obit and if you could send me the link? I have been unable to find.
Added by Brandy Ramos on Apr 16, 2017 1:36 PM
Brandy Ramos
Agapita Cavazos
Added by Brandy Ramos on Apr 16, 2017 1:35 PM
Jeannie Cunningham
RE: Theresa Windoholer Hess
David, thanks for the information. Those are the same documents I have. But I have been unable to find any information on the name Windoholer! Nothing comes up on a general search of Ancestry, Google, Family Search, nowhere can I find that name other than on those two documents. Thanks for your help. Maybe someday, something will pop up!
Added by Jeannie Cunningham on Feb 19, 2017 4:37 PM
Brandy Ramos
Find A Grave Memorial# 62609294

Would you be willing to Transfer Find A Grave Memorial# 62609294, Isidoro G. Garza and his bloodline to my care? He is my 4th great uncle.

Thank you,

Brandy Ramos
Added by Brandy Ramos on Jan 16, 2017 10:49 PM
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