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Gale Boetius Perez (#47724849)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family's history for years. Many of my memorials are of my relatives and people I have known. My family has many old photos which I have posted so that others can enjoy them. I try to personalize the memorials as much as possible by adding bios, details discovered through ancestry research, and the personal remembrances of people who knew them.

My father's mother (Olive Kullgren, 1897-1986) left many fascinating photos of her youth in Colorado and later in Southern California, where she became private secretary to Edward L. Doheny Sr. in 1925, after the departure of his previous secretary Miriam Lerner. I spent many hours pouring over her photos, trying to identify family and other people in them, and created memorials for the people I was able to identify, such as for her lifelong friend, Eunice Winifred Morgan, and two friends from Denver who served in World War I (Charles Matthew Klaiber and Wesley Louis Murray). Her photos touched and inspired me.

I'm currently working on cemeteries in Shawano County, Wisconsin, where my mother's father (Einer Louis Tulberg) grew up. I'm researching the individuals buried there to provide family links, obituaries, full birth/death dates and full names. One challenge is tracing the maiden names and parents of married women.

My family's names are Boetius and Blad (Denmark), Kullgren (Sweden) and Morrison (Scotland) on my father's side. On my mother's side, my ancestors are Tullberg (Sweden); Houm, Engebretsen, Kjerneby, and Vestby (Norway); and Stolz and Klein (Germans from Russia). Other surnames close to me are those of my second cousins - Hollands, Scott, and Zook on my father's side, and my mother's North Dakota cousins (Schacher, Wagner, Enockson).

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Nicholas Blair
RE: Thomas Morrison
Hi Gale,

I have let them know about one of them; I'll update the second one when I put the picture up.

It is weird, but understandable: the wording of gravestones can be misleading. Engraving was (and still is) charged by the letter, so they must have omitted surnames to save money, which causes confusion when, like these people, they have a middle name that is also a surname.

If you need any other pics, let me know.

All the best,

Added by Nicholas Blair on Aug 05, 2017 11:23 AM
Nicholas Blair
RE: Thomas Morrison
Hi Gale,

I'm afraid they're both red herrings.

The first grave, in the churchyard, belongs to a Thomas Morrison Gibson (d. 1882).

The second, which is in the cemetery, not the churchyard, belongs to a Thomas Morrison Blackwood (d. 1886).

Sorry I can't give you better news.

I go to Muirkirk a few times a year, so if you have any other requests, put them on the system and I'll pick them up next time I go through.


Added by Nicholas Blair on Aug 03, 2017 4:37 PM
Nicholas Blair
"Thomas Morrison"

The name of the person in this memorial is not Thomas Morrison, it is Thomas Morrison Blackwood.

The stone is not in Muirkirk churchyard, it is in Muirkirk cemetery, memorial no. 182015318
Added by Nicholas Blair on Aug 03, 2017 10:28 AM
C. Rickert
RE: Berlick, Boreen, etc. photos
Welcome 😊
Added by C. Rickert on Jul 06, 2017 10:29 PM
Kathy Westbrook
RE: Elizabeth (Picco) Bowers Photo Problem
I went back today just to be sure I had not missed a Bowers in The vicinity. Unfortunately, there were none. I was able to get a Forest Lawn groundskeeper to confirm the unmarked plot was the correct spot. Sorry there wasn't better news.
Added by Kathy Westbrook on Jul 03, 2017 10:58 PM
Kellogg Family Plot
You're very welcome! I added them to everyone in the family plot and added a memorial for a Bethel Kellogg Jager as well.
Added by GeneGraver on Jun 25, 2017 5:19 PM
Thank you
Thank you for the Nicholson photos in Forest Home Cemetery.
Added by Blyden on May 03, 2017 7:55 PM
RE: Harry & Mary Wallar
No, I didn't know Mr. and Mrs. Wallar. I usually leave a flower when I post a photograph--
Take care,
Added by Jane on Apr 27, 2017 3:22 PM
C. Rickert
RE: Ronald Tullberg Photo
You are most welcome. Happy to help. :)
Added by C. Rickert on Mar 29, 2017 11:08 AM
Gordon S.
Benton Killian
This is not the same Benton that belongs to my family. He was from Oregon and never lived in New York.
Added by Gordon S. on Mar 22, 2017 8:19 PM
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