Help Us Find the Owner of this Grave Marker

manin templeton grave marker

The grave marker shown above has been located on a run down property in Portland, Oregon during a renovation. Your help is needed in understanding more about the marker and hopefully return it to the family of the persons listed on the marker.

Grave Marker Details

Francis Day Manin
1909 – 1974

Susan Manin Smith
1937 –

Teddy Templeton Jr.
1955 – 1975

Also inscribed in the upper left: “15-428.” Could this be a plot number meaning the marker was removed from a cemetery?

The Power of Collaborative Research

I know that the genealogy community is good at these collaborative projects and we appreciate the sense of stewardship that the general contractors have for the marker. Let’s help reunite it with the family and perhaps learn why it ended up at this abandoned property.

Note: Please don’t post information on living persons and don’t contact the descendants or owners directly. Email me at and I’ll pass on contact info to the property owners so they can reach out to the family.

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.