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Janice (O'Bryan) Byington (#46607209)
 member for 13 years, 7 months
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Bio Photo I have loved recording my family history for about 45 years and teaching the last 15.

Some of the memorials I manage are family, but it never hurts to ask to have a memorial transferred. Please include your relationship to the deceased when you make your request by using the EDIT button on the memorial you wish to have transferred. If you are related in any way it will probably be yours, unless it has been promised to another (or my family), in which case, the closest related person will get it. In my opinion, the Golden Rule trumps the guidelines, and hoarding is just stingy and small. I firmly believe family should be with family. Thanks for understanding.

Mistakes happen, I'm famous for finger errors and welcome any additions or corrections. When asking for a memorial correction, addition, or transfer, PLEASE use "Edit" then "Suggest A Correction" on the memorial you wish to have updated instead of posting message's on this page. Thanks

Most photos I add have been sent to me with permission from others over the last 40 years and will try to credit them when possible. If you find a photo that you claim as your property I will remove it at your request. My objective in adding photos is to honor these people and to aid fellow researchers with their genealogy, never for profit. You may use my personal family photos as long as you give me credit and you are in no way profiting from them. As far as I'm concerned, headstone photos belong to everyone.

See this website for pointers for taking headstone photos.
http://blog.billiongraves.com/2013/02/7-ways-to-become-the-photographer-every-genealogist-loves/

I would also like to thank all of the wonderful volunteer photographers. You are doing a great service to digitally preserve these cemeteries, helping to preserve the memory of those that have gone before us.

I am very thankful for all the work those who create memorials have done on the behalf of others, like myself, so we may pay respect to our deceased family members, no matter if we are separated by distance or health. "Thank you" seems such small words, considering the time, effort, and personal sacrifice that goes into making this great site.
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Doc Wilson
RE: Hardy James Lasater # 94688229
See: http://www.cemeterycensus.com/nc/chat/cem365.htm.
Added by Doc Wilson on Aug 19, 2017 2:50 PM
Doc Wilson
re: Two Hardy James Lasaters
They're not the same. We're not quite sure who 94688229 is; all we know is that his remains were transferred to the Gum Springs Cemetery Reinterment Site when Jordan Dam and Lake were being built. The problem is, there were several Thomas Lasaters who he could have been related to -- even Hardy James 62280407 was the son of a Thomas.
Added by Doc Wilson on Aug 19, 2017 2:48 PM
nancy ballew
James Clifton O'Bryan
I just received an annotated version of an old photograph of my grandparents and kin. It includes James Clifton O’Bryan, Bruce Brown O’Bryan, their father Lamar O’Bryan, grandmother Leola Lee O’Bryan, and her brother/their great uncle Ira James Brown. My grandparents and uncles are also in the picture: Malinda Stratton and Herman Brown and their two boys Ira Vernon and Herman Stratton. Ira James Brown was my great grandfather.
Let me know if you would like me to send you the photo. Not sure how to do it here...

Nancy Ballew
Added by nancy ballew on Aug 10, 2017 3:17 PM
Tom
Daniel Griffing or Griffin
If you could give section and site number I can find it easier and will complete your request. I will be going to the cemetery this week.
Tom Dipprey 47238924
Added by Tom on Jul 12, 2017 3:38 PM
Tom
Melton Griffin
If you would like a copy of the pic that I loaded to find a grave please email me at tdip@sbcglobal.net and refer to FindAGrave1. I hope you like the picture.
Tom Dipprey 47238924
Added by Tom on Jul 11, 2017 12:28 PM
Elinor Johnson
Harper Family Cemetery
Hello Janice,

I went searching for your request for a photo of a headstone for Amanda Harper in the Harper Family Cemetery in Valley View Ohio and I'm sad to tell you that there are only 2 headstone bases left in the cemetery no actual headstones. I did take photos of the signage that the city erected in 2003 regarding the site and submitted that to Find A Grave and I also have photos of the headstone bases, I'd be happy to send those to you if you would like them.

The cemetery is located in an area that is very prone to flooding and now part of a industrial/office park, I have a 'long shot' view of the area as well but the entire area is likely on 30' x 20' or so.

Elinor
Added by Elinor Johnson on Jul 05, 2017 7:28 AM
Joe
Photo request for Nancy O'Bryan in Oak Spring Cemetery
Janice,
I am sorry to advise you that there is no marker in Section L, Lot 13 of the Oak Spring Cemetery for Nancy O'Bryan. Rather than simply reporting that there is no marker, I will use a photo that shows the empty space in Lot 13 to fulfill your photo request. There will be a descriptive caption with the photo (need to click on the photo to see the caption). If you are not satisfied with the photo, please let me know and I will remove it.

Joe
Added by Joe on Jun 29, 2017 8:15 PM
Joe
Photo requests in Oak Spring Cemetery
Janice,

There was no marker for your following requests in Oak Spring Cemetery: Agnes O'Bryan, Emma O'Bryan, Erma O'Bryan, Frances O'Bryan, George O'Bryan (d. 1915), Louisa O'Bryan, Margaret O'Bryan, and Robert O'Bryan. Rather than simply report that there is no marker, I took a photo of the empty space to fulfill your photo request. There will be a caption with each photo that provides an explanation (need to click on the photo to see the caption). If you are not satisfied with the photo, please let me know and I will remove it. In addition, there is no marker for Nancy O'Bryan. I was not able to locate the empty space and will try again during my next visit to Oak Spring.

Joe
Added by Joe on Jun 19, 2017 6:12 PM
David Levota
Mary Eleanor "Hampie" Taylor O'Bryan
Hi Janice, I have discovered the graves of Mary's parents
James "corn" Taylor and his wife Mary Hampton Taylor
I would be happy to share my photos and the exact location of the graves to any family member.

My email davelevota@yahoo.com
Added by David Levota on Jun 19, 2017 4:26 PM
Romper90069
Muriel Donovan
Hello,
If you can call Holy Cross Cemetery @ (310)836-5500 for the grave location I will get the photo for you! Do not email because they will not reply. I would call for you but since I am probably the only regular active volunteer there I have made many many calls to them for locations and they are very annoyed with me. Please send it to my member page as I go 2 times a week. James
Added by Romper90069 on Jun 11, 2017 6:36 PM
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