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Terrance Crooms (#46534529)
 member for 15 years, 5 months
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Bio Photo Researching artist & infamous - residing in Jersey City, N.J.
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 • 30 Memorials Added
 • 18 Memorials Managed
 • 77 Photos
 • 4,185 Virtual Flowers
 • 9 Famous Bios
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Milli Cent
thank you for visiting Julie Caroline!
Added by Milli Cent on Jan 15, 2017 4:52 PM
Michael Cala
RE: Mamie Smith Headstone Project
Dear Terrance,

That footstone remembering Mamie Smith was never correlated to her unmarked grave. When I first saw it at Frederick Douglass Memorial Park, it was sitting in a roadway gutter, and nowhere near where Mamie was interred.

I completed the Headstone for Mamie Smith campaign in Sept., 2014, and it sits atop where the burial maps indicate it should have gone.

Can we fix this? I have a photo of the beautiful headstone we purchased and installed. FYI, my wife Anne and I also contributed over $3000 from funds raised to start a grave maintenance fund at Santander Bank near the cemetery.

I was not able to edit the photo set on Find a Grave. Will you allow me to edit to reflect current reality (with photo of headstone, which appears as my profile picture on this site). I may be reached at 646-732-8466. Thanks, Michael Cala, Project Director, Headstone for Mamie Campaign.
Added by Michael Cala on Feb 02, 2016 10:43 AM
Michael Cala
Mamie Smith Headstone Project
I am a writer for Blues Revue, Blues Music Magazine, Sing Out, and other roots music publications for over a decade.

I am conducting a campaign on to buy Mamie a headstone and reburial. If not for Mamie, we may have lost opportunities to record some artists who died or retired by the end of the 1920s.

The indiegogo site is located at:

August 6, 2013
Michael Cala
Added by Michael Cala on Aug 07, 2013 8:41 AM
Re: +James Hayden
Greetings, Terrance. I wish to thank you ever so much for putting up a memorial for +James Hayden, a young actor from New York. According to the touching testimonies from family and friends that I've been able to read, he is as dearly missed as he was dearly loved (and of course still loved by many). A young man, a fine actor, and a soul with a very good heart. May he rest in the eternal peace of Our Lord...
Added by Anonymous on Aug 02, 2011 11:58 AM
Tito Goya
Hi Terrance -

Thank you for adding the interesting bio on Mr. Goya. There are conflicting stories on how he died however. It was reported on Wiki and the LA Times that he was out on bond and died from liver disease.

Nice to talk to you and Happy New Year.

Added by Bunny on Dec 29, 2010 10:02 AM
Virtual flower
Please contact me regarding a virtual flower you left on the memorial of my loved one.
Added by Dıehard on Jun 12, 2009 9:40 AM
Tito Goya
I'm not sure why you decided to set up grave for my Dad, Tito Goya, but I thank you for the sentiment.

Warm Regards,
Added by on Apr 02, 2009 1:35 PM
Carl Brown
Paul Winfield
Didn't Paul Winfield do the narration for the tv series City Confidential?

Carl Brown
Findagrave Member
Added by Carl Brown on Mar 07, 2008 12:58 PM
Henk J. Orie
Merry Christmass dear Terrance
Hope you are keeping well.In earlier times you took part in our nice Flower Circle-Wishing you all the very best -Stay Happy ! - your Overseas Friend - Henk
Added by Henk J. Orie on Dec 09, 2007 7:05 AM

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