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The Perplexed Historian (#46589271)
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Bio Photo Hello everyone, my name is David. After more than 10 years as just "David," I decided to change my public name, as I am a perplexed historian. I may go back to David, but for now I am enjoying the change. I am a professor of history and have always loved to research my family history, and to pay tribute to my lost loved ones. Find A Grave is a great way to keep your family history alive. Please check out the memorials for my three departed grandparents. Marian Seymour (1915-2001) My beloved grandmother meant the world to me and I am glad she has this tribute, and My three grandfathers Harold Seymour (1913-1997), Raymond Dominic Stallone (1910-1993), and the man who was my closest grandfather my Opa Richard Shields (1930-2015). Also check out the tribute to my Great Aunt because I made her a promise she would never be forgotten Pauline Burke (1922-2003).

2015 was a year of great loss, it started with the death of my second favorite person on earth my grandmother's best friend
Mickey Robinson (1923-2015) and ended of the death of my grandfather my "Opa"Richard Shields (1930-2015). The presence of these people are associated with my happiest memories, please remember them. As well as their dear friend, Gretel Dzierla (1927-2012).

Please visit the memorial of my good friend Marilyn:
Marilyn Borden (1932-2009).

Please leave me a message if you want to contact me, I no longer will give out my personal e-mail as they are never positive e-mails only complaints. I cannot help on famous memorials I have added, but if you feel you are a relative of mine or you have info I am lacking in one of my memorials, please feel free to leave a message.

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Ted Thiel
Herman(Ted)Theodore Thiel Jr. and Marilyn Borden Thi
Hi, this is Ted, Herman(Ted) Thiel's only son. My daughter Shawna has said that you still got some of my dad's stuff. No telling what Marilyn left me. If you still have them please call me, 270-872-3743.
Thank you, Ted Thiel.
Added by Ted Thiel on Jan 03, 2017 4:22 PM
Fred Funk
Just wanted to let you know that I found the death certificate on Interestingly, it lists the cemetery as Roselawn and his parents as Frederick Funk & Myrtle Smith. Need to check some things out here at the local genealogy library to make sure the memorial is in the correct location.
Added by MFC on Nov 15, 2016 5:57 PM
RE: Fred funk
Does the death certificate list his parents? If I have the correct Fred Funk, I have seen his middle initial listed both ways. Where did you locate the DC? I can't for the life of me, find it online, and I do have Ancestry. I am not related at all. Just created the memorial from cemetery records. I do, though, enjoy a bit of mystery and sleuthing!! I always wonder what the story is beside a grave site that stands alone. I will have to check to see if he is buried next to other FUNK'S.
Added by MFC on Nov 15, 2016 5:30 PM
Fred funk
Dear Sir:

I recently received two edits from you for the above memorial located in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn IN. I could not locate documentation to support a DOB. Can you provide the source? I also believe that his middle initial is "R", and that his parents were Henry & Myrtle. Your opinion? Relation?
Added by MFC on Nov 14, 2016 8:27 PM
Thomas N
Known relationship?
Hello David,

I'm sending you this message since I noticed you have added a picture of mrs Ida Splain who lived in Nebraska 1892-1973.

That lady might be a cousin to my grandfather. My grandfather's father's four sibblings emigrated from Sweden to America in the late 1880's. Two of them came to Nebraska and Ida's mother may be one of them.

If Ida Splain is one of your relatives, or if you have more information about her or her relatives, I would really appreciate if you contacted me!

Best regards,
Added by Thomas N on Oct 23, 2016 10:31 AM
Ruth Warrick
Thank you for the wonderful biography you wrote on the life and career of Ruth Warrick. One small correction, and it is very small but as a nephew of the head writer for the daytime drama Guiding Light I wish to share with you that the program's title is not preceded by the article "The" as written. The program was simply entitled "Guiding Light."

Again, my thanks for all you do to improve this wonderful site.
Added by pj on Jun 29, 2016 11:49 AM
Judy La Bine
our founder JIM TIPTON ....
IF it wasn't for our FOUNDER (ABOVE) people that are "on? this site wouldn't be here. :) You have such a great love of family that is wonderful!! People like you Rock! Like yourself want my grandparents to be remembered also research on!!
Added by Judy La Bine on Jun 14, 2016 6:18 PM
Grave of Evelyn Keyes
Hello, I'm a French "Gone with the wind" fan and would like to pay my respects to Evelyn Keyes when I'm visiting California next month. Do you please happen to have some more info about her precise grave location? Thanks, and best, Michel
Added by Michel SCHREIBER on Apr 17, 2016 7:14 PM
RE: Antonetta Stallone
I have deleted the memorial as you requested.
Added by wendy on Feb 18, 2016 8:57 AM
Judy Kauffman
RE: Martin Newman
What ever is best - if you want to link him to the family that is great.
Bob will love receiving the pictures of the sisters... This is great David.

Added by Judy Kauffman on Feb 09, 2016 12:35 PM
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