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Mel (#47736091)
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Bio Photo I don't have a US zip code as I live in Osoyoos, British Columbia Canada.
Lucky for me 90% of my family heritage on my fathers side are from Virginia, Missouri, Arkansas, & Oklahoma. Most of my distant family members are now living in California & Texas.
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High Plains
RE: Magdalena Englehardt
Happy to help clear up a mystery!

Best wishes,
High Plains :)
Added by High Plains on Oct 11, 2016 9:19 AM
High Plains
Magdalena Englehardt
What do you mean Englehardt is her maiden name??

Look at the bio on this memorial 108059377 and this memorial 132812822

I also found a family tree on ancestry with Englehardt as her married name.
Added by High Plains on Oct 10, 2016 4:39 PM
Paula Tanner
RE: Mary Laura Upjohn (1908-1999)
Thank you for your reply. I have been researching this outbreak for 18 years. It was the largest outbreak of amebiasis in a civilian population; associated with drinking water; caused by cross-connection because good and bad water; resulted in hydraulic research of water flow, etc., etc. Regarding Mary L. Tucker...I found her name in NARA records (National Archives and Records Admin.) center in Chicago.The 100+ lawsuits were funneled into the federal court system because the Congress Hotel filed for bankruptcy/re-org. Mary's name was on the list as well as her claims of illness. There was seldom any identifying info such as city, state, address, etc. Legal papers did say she was about 25 and from St. Louis. One or two newspapers also noted her law suit for $200,000. The legal papers only denote a list of people who settled by stipulation with no info. The stipulations spanned 1936-1938. The St. Louis Dispatch just became available on and I have searched. I only found info on a Mary L. Tucker as of 1941 when she was selected for WAACS. I have also used and can not find any Mary L. Tucker in St. Louis as a young girl. The WAAC newspaper info states she worked in an industrial plant cafeteria. What I am trying to do is confirm that the woman discussed as WAAC from St. Louis is the same who suffered from amebiasis dysentery from a visit/stay in Chicago in 1933. A letter, postcard, diary entry could be the link. I appreciate any help you might be able to provide. Best Regards, Paula Tanner
Added by Paula Tanner on Jul 20, 2016 11:29 PM
Paula Tanner
Mary Laura Upjohn (1908-1999)
Hi Mel, I appreciated the bio on Mary. I am an epidemiologist and have been researching the amebiasis outbreak of 1933. There was a Mary L. Tucker from St. Louis that filed a suit because of illness.There were 1300+ confirmed illnesses + 98 deaths. I believe my Mary L. Tucker is your Mary Laura Tucker Upjohn. I am wondering if you are related in some way or just added a bio. I am trying to confirm that your Mary was a confirmed case. She had no children per your bio. Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide. Best Regards, Paula Tanner, epidemiologist and registered env health specialist.
Added by Paula Tanner on Jul 15, 2016 10:07 PM
RE: Trail Cemetery
I live in Nelson but we have to travel to Trail often for medical appts and specialists. Also most surgeries in our area are done in Trail. Otherwise we go to Kelowna. I spent 3 hours a the cemetery last week while my husband was having surgery. Kept my mind off things and time flew by. Let me know if you need any other headstones you may need from around here
Added by annav on Apr 10, 2016 2:17 AM
RE: Zena
You are very welcome.... Evergreen Memorial Gardens is a lovely place. I enjoyed the walk through the various sections.
Added by roxanne on Apr 09, 2016 1:55 PM
RE: Trail Cemetery
From problem. If you think of anyone else let me know. May be going again in a few weeks for medical apt
Added by annav on Apr 06, 2016 9:52 AM
Dena Iverson
Nora Mehrer
Thank you so much for posting the photo of gravestone for Nora and Gus Mehrer. It is very much appreciated.

Dena Iverson
Added by Dena Iverson on Apr 05, 2016 7:02 PM
RE: Bertha Shields
not me either. thanks for the honest reply. I will accept the edits for Bertha.
Added by B J on Apr 03, 2016 7:59 PM
Bertha Shields
Mel, thanks for the edits. Are you related to the family? Always like to ask in hopes of connecting family.
Added by B J on Apr 03, 2016 6:57 PM
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