Monday, June 8, 2009

What You Missed: The June 2009 General Meeting

The June 6th, 2009 meeting was held at the Downtown Spokane Library, and it was a nice day for the potluck and stories. Too bad not many attended, as we had a LOT of good food and ended up with a lot after the meal.

Dani Lee McGowan's story about the snake was great, Cecily Kelly told of the trip to 12 archives in 10 days with Donna Phillips, and Pat Bayonne-Johnson told of finding a grave of a research subject at Spokane Memorial Garden Cemetery with just a numbered stone. All the stories were great.

I got to remembering a research request I got several years ago for a gentleman in Switzerland. He was actually a Spokane native ( a grad of N.C.) and a member of the peace keeping troops in Bosnia. He rented an apartment in Switzerland for his family and spent as much time as possible with his family. He found on the internet his uncle was buried at the Medical Lake cemetery and asked for an obit. When on leave he wanted to visit the grave and when he did he found a numberd stone in a group of five numbered stones. He got the names of the others and I found their death dates and got copies of their death certificates from the LDS. He was going to have a stone made for all five graves.

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