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Joe Chester (#47184077)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I've been researching my family history for almost 30 years and this is an absolute passion :)

Primary surnames are McCluskey, Curran, Barber, Neil & Edgar (maternal) and Chester, Thompson, Slawson, Templeton & Holmes (paternal).

I share with many the firm belief that we are merely stewards of 'our' memorials - we manage them and are entrusted with their care and maintenance, but we do not technically 'own' them. As another member stated, the ultimate goal should be to have meaningful, accurate memorials that honor those who have passed away - regardless of who created the memorial or who maintains it.

Many thanks to all who have provided photos or edits. It truly 'takes a village'.

Working within the FAG rules, I'm certainly open to transferring memorials or updating as needed; my goal is to 'connect not collect'. Please use the Edit tab.

You are welcome to copy and use anything I post in any way you like.

Enjoy, Joe
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Amy Glidden
Messages left for Joe Chester (125)[Leave Message]
RE: Ella Holt Slauson (137338915)
ok thank you, for now Im going to assume that its another mistake in the index. If you find other information, please keep me mind. I strive for accuracy :)

Added by Tammy on Feb 24, 2017 8:45 PM
Shelli Steedman
RE: Henry Agg (# 12356925)
No problem.
Added by Shelli Steedman on Feb 19, 2017 10:25 PM
L Evans
RE: Dorothy Marie Bennett Rhoat (# 167440236)
Thank you... her mother is my great aunt! I appreciate your link
Added by L Evans on Feb 15, 2017 9:15 AM
Bob Walls
Photo Request
You have requested a photo of a grave marker in the Flint Memorial Cemetery, located in Flint, Michigan. If you please call the cemetery Phone: 810-686-3660, get the location, post it, I will be going there in spring to take the photos. I will be looking in spring for any graves with locations given.
Thank You,
Added by Bob Walls on Dec 08, 2016 4:09 PM
Mona Fikes McPherson
RE: Moses Gage & Sarah Slawson @ Norway/Herkimer
Joe, are you on My account is mmcpherson194. You can either ask to view mine or send me yours and I will add you in. I do have some info on Moses and Sarah.

Added by Mona Fikes McPherson on Nov 11, 2016 1:17 PM
jane austin
RE: Raymond W. Howard (# 146732339)
You're welcome, Joe. Raymond is no kin to me. I just happened to run across his obituary. You're doing a great job. Thank you for the offer, but I think he's happy where he is. :)

Have a great day! :)

Added by jane austin on Nov 04, 2016 12:13 PM
michael gavin
RE: Virginia Gavin Trahey (#105078198)
Thank you Joe.
Added by michael gavin on Oct 17, 2016 12:18 PM
Michael Aitken
Jeremiah Timothy Hughes
Thank you for your generosity in letting your pictures be used; I feel the same way and I wish more people did too! Maybe he is only my 3rd cousin 5x removed, but it means a lot as I put my family together! Warm regards and best wishes to you!
Added by Michael Aitken on Jul 25, 2016 11:02 AM
Northern Neighbors
Thank you
for the prompt response!
Added by Northern Neighbors on Jul 23, 2016 3:55 PM
Debra Stanley
RE: Wesley Slawson (101430487)
Hi Joe,
I have the following information on Wesley Slawson buried here:
He was 60 years old at the time of death. He died from consumption. He was a member of the GAR, Co. F 189 New York Infantry during the Civil War. His nativity was New York. His wife was Lucy and they had a daughter named Hattie.
Hattie married a man named Morgan Walker then married a man named Andrew Jackson Stone.
Wesley, Lucy, Morgan, Andrew, and Hattie are all buried on the same lot here.
I do have a newspaper clipping about Wesley that I can e-mail to you if you'd like.
We do not have any information on siblings or parents, though.
Hope this helps!
Added by Debra Stanley on Jul 21, 2016 7:59 AM
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