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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 13 years, 9 months, 19 days
Big Ern
Joseph lamon
He is buried at West Laurel Hill. Someone has a memorial there for him already, and 9 other Lamons.

Added by Big Ern on Jun 25, 2014 5:50 PM

Dorothy Little
Jeremiah Van Pelt 13417147
This Jeremiah Van Pelt Jr. I dates I gave you before was for Sr. Born: 24 Sep 1839, Staten Island, Richmond Co, NY, Death: 01 Dec 1912, Elizabeth, Union Co, New Jersey. Friends Dot

Added by Dorothy Little on Jun 23, 2014 5:10 PM

Dorothy Little
Jeremiah Van Pelt 13417147
Date of Birth Abt. 1815 Staten Island, Richmond Co, New York.
Date of Death: 09 Oct 1884, Elizabeth, Union Co, New Jersey.

Added by Dorothy Little on Jun 23, 2014 5:03 PM

Marilyn Whittemore Adams
Randall Parker Cemetery, Davidson Co., TN
Hi Russ, I have managed many of the memorials in Randall Parker Cemetery in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. I have the coordinates & directions to this cemetery & have tried to find a way to place this on the info for the cemetery. There doesn't seem to a way to do this for this cemetery. I have received many questions about the directions. Would there be a way to add the directions &/or coordinates to the cemetery? Below I'm sending you what I have. Thank you, Marilyn Whittemore Adams

From Columbia, through Nashville to Scottsboro
N 36 13.320
W 086 54.833
Elev. 466 Ft

To the Cemetery:

On Hydes Ferry Pike turn right by the Lewis Country Store (north on Old Hickory Blvd)

Go just a little ways and look for the Baptist Church on the left

Pass the church and about 300 yards, look to the right to a road by mailboxes and an old concrete bridge

Cross the bridge and keep to the right; you'll see an old metal sign with the name of the cemetery almost embedded into a tree

As soon at you come up to a clearing (just a short distance) you'll see the cemetery on the right; there is an access road through a private home driveway, but you can park in the field and walk up to it.

Added by Marilyn Whittemore Adams on Jun 14, 2014 8:45 PM
purchase by ancestry
It seems to me always said they would not sell out.
But have.
This has been a problem for me since bought
People think I am a relative of some sort to the entries I've posted at Which I am not.
And I am not an member.
I have photographed gravestones from about 40 cemeteries and posted to so people can find their relatives/ancestors.
Now that ancestry has taken over findagrave I won't be doing this anymore.
The new way to add info to findagrave entries is very handy but all sorts of people send along that info and when I click on Accept to allow it to be added, the person that provided it is not mentioned. It looks like I provided that info.
This is going to be a big mess! :-)

Added by on Jun 14, 2014 3:26 PM

Packers Fan
Maya Angelou
Do you know if they'll bury famed poet Maya Angelou in Wake Forest, NC ?

Added by Packers Fan on Jun 07, 2014 8:21 AM

brenda joyce
Copyright photos
If you can't help me, maybe you can pass this message on to someone who can.

Contributor Gayle 47879805, has removed messages I left her asking her to remove copyright photos she has added to memorials that I have created. I even quoted the rules from Findagrave so she wouldn't think I was being contrary with her.

Could the photos on these memorials be removed please?

36544263 JoAnn Meyer Jaco
116264710 Dorothy Helen Pohlmann Meyer
46921927 Richard Oliver Laird

I hate to bother the administrators with this, but some contributors just refuse to follow the rules.

Thank you for your time.

Added by brenda joyce on Jun 06, 2014 11:53 PM

Capt John H. Vanderveer
Hello Russ,

I am researching Capt John H. Vanderveer and was so excited to come across your page with a photo of him! I have seen another close up photo of his grave though and the date on it appears to say 1866. Is there confirmation on his death date? Please let me know. Thank you so much!



Added by Cymburleigh on Jun 01, 2014 8:53 AM

Adel Friends Burial Ground
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 53.85086, Longitude: -1.58988

Added by EHL on May 28, 2014 7:05 PM

Adel Frriends BURIAL

Added by EHL on May 28, 2014 7:00 PM

Rich D.
Trinity in Swedesboro
Hello Russ! Just finished completely documenting the Trinity Episcopal Church New Cemetery (In Swedesboro NJ) and came across 4 names that are not in the new cemetery, they are in the old Trinity Churchyard. The owner of the memorials does not know how to change them because changing the cemetery is not an option under 'edit'. Can you help? Maybe you have the ability to change the cemetery? All the names are Jones, memorial numbers 43953461, 43953639, 43953593 & 43953528. They are in Trinity Episcopal Churchyard. Let me know if there is anything you can do before I have the owner create new memorials and delete the old ones. Thanks! p.s. I see you are in Gloucester County cemeteries quite a bit... maybe some day I'll see you out on a search! Rich.

Added by Rich D. on May 28, 2014 3:14 PM

Margaret Ann Galasso
Urgent:Failed Returned Emails:
Dear Mr.Dodge,
Please have you or your staff look at this problem
Problem is every time, I sent in a request now for the last few months for a "PHOTO REQUEST"of a grave marker, I am getting FAILED MAIL RETURNED TO Sender AND TONIGHT 50 EMAILS RETURNS in my Spam box.

I am now continually having to write them down and post them on the Find a grave contributor page where it says to send Fail Mail too.

I also can't get a message to you with your mail address of comes back again Failed Return to SENDER!!!!
or anyone here at Find A Grave Staff:
Please would you be so kind as to contact me and let me know what if anything you can do about this problem.

OH How I wish you have a telephone number to call one of your staff members during business hours this would help a lot!!!!!

Thank you for your kind assistance in this matter,

I look forward to hearing back from you very soon

Please can you Contact me back see my contact below:

Very Truly Yours,

Margaret Ann Galasso
5092 Suwannee Road
Spring Hill,Florida 34607-2240
352-596-95678 home/office Mon Fri 9am to 8pm ET

Added by Margaret Ann Galasso on May 25, 2014 8:26 PM

Michelle Willett Pierce
Charles Grant Smead
# 15466734
This is my great grandfather. the person who created says Brian (inactive). could you please transfer him to me. Thank you

Added by Michelle Willett Pierce on May 21, 2014 4:35 PM

Native Texan
Xavier Brauchler
My great-great grandfather, Xavier George Brauchler, was a bugler in Company G, 2nd New Jersey Volunteer Cavalry from September 1863 until the end of the Civil War. He is buried in Oak Island Cemetery near San Antonio, Texas. His Find a Grave memorial is 8533472

Added by Native Texan on May 21, 2014 6:10 AM

Michelle Willett Pierce
I have an Aunt and Uncle Mayme B. Willett # 9497398, William Willett # 9497399. the person who created their pages sadly died. The pages are now Maintained by find a grave. I was wondering could they be transferred to me?

Added by Michelle Willett Pierce on May 18, 2014 8:56 AM

Keeper of the Stars
Capt Alexander Mitchell Beattie,#22676
Hi,Russ, I was researching and found a great photo of Capt Beattie in uniform. I am unable to add the photo...he only has two plus the cemetery pic. Would you please allow me to add this courageous man's photo. He is a Medal of Honor hero. Thanks, Susan (Keeper of the Stars #47216601)

Added by Keeper of the Stars on May 17, 2014 11:10 AM

JB Williams & T Slaydon Williams
Hello Russ,

I had an idea, just a suggestion.

There is a contributor,
who's page is (P Fazzini),
(Record Not Available). He created many
memorial's, but his page says record not
With your permission at FindaGrave.

I'm willing to maintain his memorial's,
the page's he created, if you will approve
it and o.k. it.
Please let me know, if you don't mind.
Thank you.
My contributor #47696685
J B Williams.

Added by JB Williams & T Slaydon W... on May 15, 2014 9:30 AM

Terry Foenander
John Richard Hunt.
Russ, could you add some, or all of the following data that I have, in my biography of Hunt, to your entry, please:

John Richard Hunt, born at Warwickshire, England, June, 1833 (his death certificate, however, shows place of birth as Dublin, Ireland); enlisted for nine months service, on September 3, 1862 (the New Jersey rosters, however, show his enrolment date as August 30, 1862), in company E, 30th New Jersey Infantry; discharged as a corporal on June 27, 1863; died in Sydney, August 28, 1911, and is buried at Rookwood; John's first marriage was to Eleanor Blue Hudnut, at Sommerville, Somerset County, New Jersey, on March 9, 1882; although he did not marry Eleanor until 1882, the United States census of 1880 shows that John was already living, as a butcher and farmer, in 1880, with 61 year old Eleanor, and her daughter, Temperance R. Hall, at Somerville, New Jersey; Eleanor died of pneumonia, at Bridgewater township, Somerset County, New Jersey, on March 3, 1883; a short note, in a Sydney newspaper in March, 1885, indicated that John was already a resident of Sydney, by that time, as he was assaulted, and the perpetrator was sentenced in a Sydney court; second marriage was to Ione Helen Townsend, at Rooty Hill, New South Wales, on April 20, 1886; there were two children from the second marriage Walter, born in November, 1886, and Florrie, born in July, 1891; John held the occupations, in Sydney, of builder and carpenter; suffered, in his later years, from rheumatism, which he attributed to the hardships of campaigning during the Civil War; died of arteries sclerosis andcardiac dilatation, at the Rookwood Asylum, Sydney, on August 28, 1911; buried at the Rookwood Cemetery.

[Civil War Veterans in Australia,compiled by Mrs. Virginia Crocker, and published 2000; Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, volume 1, page 928; 1880 U.S. Census; Sydney Morning Herald (New South Wales) dated Friday 6 March, 1885, page 4; Pension file of John Richard Hunt; death certificate of John Richard Hunt.]

Terry (in Australia)

Added by Terry Foenander on May 12, 2014 3:50 PM

Amy Bock
Blyth Wright
I saw you'd taken a picture of the cemetery Blyth Wright is buried at, Mt. Moriah... do you by any chance have a picture of the grave itself? I would really appreciate one. Thank you.


Added by Amy Bock on May 07, 2014 1:13 PM

Hello I was wondering if you could transfer myy fathers# 35097589 grave to me..I have been waiting months for a response from the person who is listed as inactive

Added by Marielena(Bowen)Hearn on May 04, 2014 4:05 PM

Alex Bogue
Etoy Bogue Walker
She was my great-aunt and the lady who put her name up died. Would you transfer her and her husband to my ownership?

Added by Alex Bogue on Apr 30, 2014 9:02 PM

steve knox
John Stow
Hi Russ, John Stow is my Great Great Grandfather. John is a Civil War veteran. John enlisted with the 2nd New Jersey Cavalry Volunteers Co.K, on August 2nd, 1863. John was discharged from service, with the 3rd New Jersey Cavalry Co. C, on Nov 1st, Vicksburg, Mis. This information is from John's discharge paper of which I have. John was born in Salem Co.New Jersey on Dec. 25, 1846 and died on Jan. 29, 1912. The Find A Grave memorial # 10789364. John's wife was Martha Butler Stow. Born Feb.16, 1869, and died Nov. 17, 1917. If you need any more information as to his children's names please contact me at, Thank you Russ, Steve

Added by steve knox on Apr 30, 2014 10:43 AM

Dan Oh
F. B. Speakman
As this is a famous entry, I had to send the following to the file administrator for inclusion. I thought I'd give you the details in case they don't post it. Not related.

I would like you to incorporate the following in the bio section to this entry:

Daily Local News, West Chester, Chester County, Pa

September 10, 1900

Col. F. B. Speakman

A correspondent at Coatesville sends the following: The reaper Death has made another raid on our town, and this time he has gathered in our good citizen, Col. F. B. Speakman. Mr. Speakman was born in 1833, and after obtaining a good education he entered business and afterward married Miss Annie Spangler, of Lancaster. He kept store at Rosenvick, Pa., for some time, moving from there to New Bloomfield Perry County, where he conducted a hotel. In 1867 he came to Coatesville and purchased the hotel which he named the Speakman House. This hotel has always been a model one in every respect, and the management always reflected great credit on Mr. Speakman.

During the Civil War he served as Colonel of the 133d Pa. Vol. Infantry, with the body of troops he fought bravely at Fredericksburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville and other important battles, receiving praise from the higher officials for his bravery.

He has always been a prominent man in the history of our town, serving for many years in the capacity of its Treasurer and performing other duties in that same methodical way which is always bound to bring good results.

It was through his help that Goddard Lodge, No. 383, F. & A. M.; Coatesville Royal Arch Chapter No 267, and Continental Commandery No.55, Knights Templar, were constituted, and of all three organizations he was the first executive officer. Through his efforts Brandywine Post, No. 54, G.A.R., was also organized, and about one year ago there was a Sons of Veterans Camp organized by him and named for him in this place.

He leaves a wife and three children: Charles N., who is manager of the hotel; Frederick W., employed in the testing room of Lukens Iron and Steel Company, and Ida, married to John A. Coyle, Esq., of Lancaster.

The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.


September 11, 1900

SPEAKMAN- In Coatesville, on Sunday, September 9th, Franklin Baily Speakman, in the 68th year of his age.

Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend the funeral without further notice from his late residence, in Coatesville, on Wednesday, September 12th at 2:30 o'clock.


September 12, 1900

A great number of friends attended the funeral of Colonel Franklin Baily Speakman, at the Speakman House, Coatesville, this afternoon. He had been for many years a landlord and in addition to this was prominent as a soldier, a politician and a secret society man. He was President of the Chester County Veterans' Association, which included all the old soldiers in this section and many were present.

He was prominent in politics, and a warm friend of Colonel M. S. Quay. Efforts were made last evening to notify Colonel Quay in order that he might attend, but up to noon to-day no assurance had been received that he could be present.

Services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Wilde, rector of the Church of the Trinity, and Rev. Thomas J. Garland, of Bristol, Bucks county, a former rector in Coatesville. The bearers were Charles Greenwood, August Breuninger, Frank Bentley, Harvey Nields, Max Steinwachs, James Greenwood, John M. Entriken, Ellis Doan, W. A.P. Thompson and Frank Smith.

Beautiful floral emblems in great number were contributed by loving friends and by organizations to which the Colonel belonged. Among these were a compass and square from Goddard Lodge, No 383, F.&.A.M., a keystone from Coatesville Royal Arch Chapter No. 267; a pillow from Brandywine Post 54, G.A.R., a flag bearing the words "Our President," from the Chester County Veteran Association; a harp from F. A. Poth, Philadelphia; a wreath from the Loyal Legion Philadelphia; and a design from Col. F. B. Speakman Camp, Sons of Veterans.

The two Masonic Lodges of Coatesville and Brandywine Post, No 54, G. A. R. attended in a body.

Two captains who had served under Colonel Speakman during the Rebellion were present. They were Dr. Johnson of Claysville, and Captain David Davis, Jr., of Allegheny City.

From West Chester a delegation left at 11:54, including Postmaster Harry G. Smith, Prothonotary O.F. Groff, Recorder Oscar E. Thomson, Chairman H. Morgan Ruth, of the Chester County Republican Committee: J. Frank E. Hause, Esq., and Captain Thomas W. Taylor.

Food inspector Robert M. Simmers, of Schuylkill, left this morning for Coatesville, accompanied by several of the Grand Army Men.

Added by Dan Oh on Apr 26, 2014 2:14 PM

Joan Frum Marshall
RE: Lt. Edward Marshall in Laurel Hill
Yes- he is a cousin and I have an uncle (James Marshall) who is 87 years old and more closely related than I am. I'm finding these people for him.

Joan Marshall

Added by Joan Frum Marshall on Apr 24, 2014 1:38 PM

Roberta (Schott) Cyr
John Cantius Garand
I've been in touch with Mr. Garand's great niece and located his grave today at Hillcrest Park Cemetery for her. I've added photos of the flat marker and the dedicated bench in honor of this great inventor of the M1 Rifle. John was born in St. Remi, Quebec, Canada and died in Springfield, Hampden, MA. USA, husband of Nellie R. (maiden name unknown) Garand.
According to the WWII Draft Registration Cards for Apr. 26, 1942, John was 5 ft 7 in. 157 lbs. He & Nellie left two children, Richard M. and Janice K. Garand.
Last Residence was 25 Wilton St., Springfield, MA 01109.

Added by Roberta (Schott) Cyr on Apr 22, 2014 1:46 PM


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