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William Bjornstad (#47016546)
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Bio Photo I was born in South Bend IN and raised in Elkhart IN, and moved to southwestern Illinois, near St Louis MO, after a four-year tour with the US Air Force when I graduated from high school. I have always been fascinated by cemeteries ever since I was a young child, especially small family cemeteries. In the last 30-plus years, I have delved into my family genealogy on my father's (Bjornstad) and mother's (Denson) side. My paternal grandfather, Kristian Bjornstad, immigrated from Norway in the early 1900s, eventually settling in eastern North Dakota. His oldest brother had an interest in the Bjornstad genealogy and he compiled the family record into a book and had it published in Oslo Norway in 1943, which traces the family origins to the first king of Norway. I have used it as a reference when submitting memorials for my father's ancestors on Find A Grave. On my mother's side, a distant cousin, Dr. Marion E. Denson of Columbia TN (now deceased) published a genealogy book in 1997 on the Denson families in America, tracing them back to the mid-1600s, when a William Denson came from England and settled in southern Virginia, near the present-day city of Norfolk. This book has been a great source of reference for my Find A Grave memorials pertaining to my Denson ancestors. Additionally, I want to give special thanks to Ronald C. Denson of Birmingham AL (now deceased) who also compiled a genealogy of my Denson ancestors which was very helpful.

I also want to give special thanks to my wife, Angela Bjornstad, for her help in formatting the photos that I have posted to Find A Grave.

I am acceptable to transferring memorials on Find A Grave to anyone who requests them and who is a direct descendant of the person whose memorial I have posted, unless I am also a direct descendant. If I have incorrectly stated any information for any memorial that I manage, please use the Edit tab feature and I will gladly make the necessary correction(s). Also, I do not object if anyone posts pictures to any memorials that I created and still manage.

I do not have the ability to instantly make any changes or corrections to the Famous memorials that I have posted. Only the Find A Grave administrators can do that. If you should find an error on any Famous memorial that is credited to me, please contact and provide them with the required changes/corrections.
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JanetJanet Cobb
Victor Edwin French 1934
William,,,Hello, I'm hoping to gather information on this man.He was a great actor but also ,I want to figure if he is connected to my French line. Can you send me any thing on his parents?? Plz? I thank you dearly Janet
Added by JanetJanet Cobb on Feb 17, 2017 3:08 PM
D.L. Olson
Bess Streeter Aldrich
You have Bess' brother, James, also listed as her father. You can find the father's name by going to her mother's page. There the reference is correct.
I don't know how to do this yet, or I'd try to do it.
Thanks. DLO
Added by D.L. Olson on Feb 08, 2017 6:52 PM
C Greer
RE: re kenneth mills regan
Added by C Greer on Feb 06, 2017 2:02 PM
C Greer
re kenneth mills regan
I see you posted a photo. This may be a long shot but I was wondering where you got the photo. I have done some research on Kenneth Regan because he was married to my long lost great aunt Lula (Lois) Regan. He married 3 times. Lula went missing sometime in the 1930s. I can find no divorce, remarriage or death cert for her. She was living in Kansas city Missouri with Kenneth in 1920.
My grandmother always wondered what happened to her and it has been a decades family quest.
I have searched back on his family. He had a brother Frank which I have a photo with Frank and him taken sometime in the 1920s or earlier.
thanks for your time.
C A Greer
Added by C Greer on Feb 06, 2017 10:52 AM
Gen Arthur Murray
Thank you for adding the photo of my great grandfather in Oct of '16. I had never seen that photo before. You folks at Find A Grave do a great service. Thank you again.
Rick Murray, Redmond, OR
Added by RicknRedmond on Jan 02, 2017 4:08 PM
Hi Bill
Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope you have a great holiday. Thank you for the info on Clarence Case..I sent the listings to edit to have them merged.

Added by K on Dec 24, 2016 8:59 PM
RE: Major General John Irvin Gregg
Thanks for responding. I've looked at their site on line but he doesn't kick up in the search engine. Do you have a copy of this in a higher resolution?
Added by cptjeff36 on Dec 20, 2016 1:26 PM
Major General John Irvin Gregg
I was wondering where you got the great photo of BVT MG John Irvin Gregg. I have been trying to find an image of him for a forthcoming book and need a high resolution scan of this fantastic image.
Added by cptjeff36 on Dec 17, 2016 9:31 AM
Benjamin Harrison Bio
Hello, I noticed this line in the biography for Benjamin Harrison: "On October 20, 2853 he married Caroline Lavinia Scott." I'm sure you meant 1853. Just an FYI!
Added by divided on Dec 13, 2016 10:51 AM
Keith C.
William Murray
Thank you for finding/posting William's picture - he was my 3rd Great Grandfather. It's always wonderful to see what our ancestor's looked like and the clothes they wore.
Added by Keith C. on Nov 25, 2016 2:32 PM
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