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LeeAnne Peterson (#47481604)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 18 days
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I am retired employee of the County of San Luis Obispo. I have three children and am the widow of George Wendell Peterson. One child and George are memorialized here at Find A Grave.


I would like to add a note to members that I have made it a point to leave a memento for each veteran that has no token listed..I have a soft spot for veterans and their families ..I DO NOT DO GENEALOGY..I LEAVE THAT TO THE PROFRESSIONALS.

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Gwen Lott
George D. Whitfield # 14001045
Thanks for the flowers you placed on this site. George is a Great, Great Uncle of mine. Do you have any other information about him or his wife, Martha C. Knowles? Thank you. Gwen Whitfield Lott # 47774201
Added by Gwen Lott on May 06, 2017 7:24 PM
Mildred Baylis
Thank you for leaving a flower for my Mother. This means a lot to me.
Added by signatavich on May 06, 2017 6:56 PM
Deborah Favata
Christopher Miller/Wankmiller
I have a question about my great grandpa Christopher Wankmiller's grave. You stated that he is in an unmarked grave, but when I called there they could not find him and stated that perhaps he was one of the unknown soldiers. Do you have a picture or more information on his cemetery plot? My brother and I would love to have a headstone erected for him, if he is in an unmarked grave by himself. Beauford National Cemetery
Added by Deborah Favata on May 02, 2017 12:55 PM
Deborah Favata
Christopher Miller/Wankmiller
Thank you, thank you, thank you for finding and posting the information on my great grandpa Christopher Miller/Wankmiller. It has meant so much to me and my family! Bless you!!
Added by Deborah Favata on Apr 27, 2017 5:48 AM
Kimberly Johnson
Thank You
I want to thank you for the flower that you left for my uncle Mr. Hosea Barnes #119841858.
It is very much appreciated. Much love to you.
Added by Kimberly Johnson on Apr 22, 2017 11:45 AM
Wanda Pezzaglia
Bill and Della Ward #23608492
LeeAnne: I noticed the flowers that you left for Bill Ward #23608492 and his wife Della Gaither Ward
#23608493 Fresno California and was wondering if you were related to them?
If so, I have a photo of a Bill Ward that I would like to share with you.
Looking forward to hearing from you. Please contact me at
Added by Wanda Pezzaglia on Mar 17, 2017 11:52 PM
Sue K
Archibald Raynes
Memorial # 142818534. Lee Anne are you related to Archibald? I am looking for info on an Archibald Rains, Raynes, Ranis who =witnessed a deed in the County of Isle of Wight 1708. Any knowledge on him? Thank you, Sue Knudsen, Seattle
Added by Sue K on Mar 16, 2017 9:55 PM
Melissa Price
Baby William Northcraft
Please contact me at asap...thank you very much in advance!
Added by Melissa Price on Mar 03, 2017 7:33 AM
Thank you
Thank you for putting flowers on my Grandma's grave. I didn't know her very well, but I loved her dearly, thank you so much.
Added by Trishamia on Feb 10, 2017 8:19 PM
Vonnie L Cantrell
RE: Allen Sarrett
LeeAnne -

First, thank you so much for your help in this matter: you have made my day! You are a true friend indeed. So many others would not have gone to the trouble you have. You are certainly the kind of person I need in my life. I never forget anyone who shows me kindness and if ever I can do anything for you, please permit me the privilege.

How did you get Find A Grave to reinstate the memorial? Do you think they have others that I created? Do you mean that they didn't destroy those and there may be the opportunity to retrieve any of the others?

If so, you have given me hope. How did you approach them? Do you think they would listen to others? You can imagine the emails of protest to the deletions I have received.

Let me tell you what has happened lately. I received an email from an SAR member advising the City Council of Kings Mountain, NC, plans to change the name of Kings Mountain Boulevard to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard. Although Dr. King deserves to be honored, it needs to be in a different manner and I sent the Council several suggestions. I wrote everyone I could to approach the Council protesting the change. I can't imagine the lack of respect to those Heroes.

In all this, I explained to that member of the SAR  my need for place - hopefully in Kings Mountain (although the battle was fought in South Carolina) - where we could locate a Memorial Garden. He gave me names of several people who may be interested in helping me and I have sent emails to several. I don't need a large space. I would love for the city fathers to agree to allocate space on the grounds of the Kings Mountain Museum.

Wouldn't that be wonderful?  That would be so much more appropriate than my yard. For one thing, I can not have the public on my land: the opportunity for injury is great and the cost of insurance prohibitive. 

I married last year and moved to Alabama. I permitted my ex-fiancé and his present fiancée  to remain on the property. We are all good friends: they and their families have treated me with great kindness. Although I really should sell, I just cannot bring myself to do so. The setting, consisting of six acres, is beautiful, albeit rustic. I left it as natural as I could when I moved on it, so it is covered with trees with the exception of a surprise treat: a fairy circle located near the back border. No one knows it is there and we don't tell anyone. The back boundary of the property borders a creek and across the creek, there is a miniature horse farm. I love it and dread the thought of letting it go. I sold my property on the river in North Carolina and it is one of my major regrets. 

Neither my ex or his fiancée is the least bit interested in history. They don't understand that others may be. Understandably, they don't want strangers showing up.

My husband is a wonderful man and he has more direct ancestors who fought at King's Mountain than I do. He allocated 1/4 acre of the 5 acres (and more if needed) we live on in Alabama so I could have my Memorial Garden. Then I realized our land just will not sustain visitors. Aside from practical matters - parking, bathrooms needed, trash cleanup, et cetera - we have a huge dog. He's very friendly, too much so, and wants to greet everyone. I don't want to chance, though,  that he will accidently knock down a child or jump on someone, causing an injurious fall. He knocked me down and I suffered a black eye. Nor do I want to upset his routine or ours.

Sorry - always TMI. Succinctly, how do you think I should approach Find A Grave? I can reproduce the memorials: I still have my research, so it will take me 3 - 4 months rather than the 2 -3 years I have invested. I just haven't had the heart or stamina to begin until I have a location that Find A Grave will recognize as official.

Thank you again, my Friend -
Added by Vonnie L Cantrell on Feb 05, 2017 4:30 PM
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