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Mel Bashore (#46894669)
 member for 10 years, 7 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo I am a long-time collector of vintage sports autographs, letters, and paper documents. My interest in sports autographs covers the golden era from the 1920s thru 1950s. Having corresponded with many old athletes, I have a natural interest in their lives--and deaths. I also maintain websites devoted to remembering drag racers and land speed racers who lost their lives while racing. Professionally I am a retired librarian/historian/curator living in Utah and Oregon.
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RE: Pine Knob Drag Strip
Mel, I don't remember the exact location of the Pine Knob Drag Strip in Dickson. I have a couple of boxes of my late brother's trophys that I will dig out of the attic and see if there are any clues there.
I will email you later this week.
Added by bbarnhill on Oct 09, 2017 8:04 PM
Gregory Allen Olhava
The community mausoleum was Greg's original burial location! but he was moved to the Immaculate Mausoleum sometime afterwards, i was wondering if you could put his original location unter Note on his memorial?? for example: Note: Original Burial Location: Community Mausoleum Main, Crypt 350, Tier 7R .... and then under Plot you can put: Immaculate Heart Of Mary Garden Mausoleum, Building 43, Crypt 2544, Tier 4 .... i would appreciate it alot!!

Added by J B on Sep 30, 2017 7:11 PM
Horace Rice
Thank you for the picture and uncovering the headstone. His kids died in 78 and 83 I think. If there were grandchildren no one came to visit I guess. Sad! I live in Idaho, only recently found out where he was buried and never knew him. Thanks again, Sandra
Added by SandraMunyon on Jul 27, 2017 2:17 PM
Sheila ND
RE: Greenwood Cemetery
Hope you received the message from Jan today.
They have worked so hard for several years, so
if you are doing work there, please work with her.
Added by Sheila ND on Jul 09, 2017 6:21 PM
Sheila ND
RE: Greenwood Cemetery
I checked in with the ladies who have been working Greenwood. They think it is pretty well photographed and all that are missing are the unmarked graves.

Would love to see some work on Seaside/Evergreen if
that would work for you?
Added by Sheila ND on Jul 08, 2017 4:00 PM
Sheila ND
RE: Greenwood Cemetery
Yes, I input the plot info from work with another volunteer with the sexton records.

Most of the research and photos at Greenwood were
done by two sisters, one who lives in Astoria and
her sister who lives near Salem and can access the
State Archives. I will pass your name and offer
on to them. Perhaps you can combine efforts as I
don't know where they have done and what is yet to do.

I would also love to have someone on the ground at Evergreen Cemetery in Seaside doing pictures,etc. It is a smaller cemetery. The city has good maps. I have entered some of the older memorials, but there is much to be done there and I don't think anyone is working on it.
Added by Sheila ND on Jul 08, 2017 2:52 PM
Owen W.
RE: Ray & Emily Kegeris
Ok Ray

I will do some looking. Seems like I remember seeing that name on a cencus but it did not mean anything to me at the time. Emily was my wife's, dad's Half sister. (Hope that made sense.) Anyway Will do some checking here. I am sure he is not related to Emily so the connection must be thru Ray and I don't have a lot on his side of the Family.

Owen Wood
Added by Owen W. on Jun 28, 2017 3:24 PM
Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves
RE: Katherine & Lyle Thomas
If you put the request through with the edit option then I can change it.
Added by Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves on Jun 17, 2017 9:42 AM
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
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