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Tangent (#47280236)
 member for 5 years, 22 days
Nelson Ott
Hello, Thank you for the additional information. I am adding it. Thanks you.


Added by Johnny on May 18, 2015 4:08 PM

Evergreen & Rose Hill info Macon,Ga
Hey again, Tangent,this email address may help: Ms Mitchell does respond, eventually, to plot location requests, so be patient.

Have a good day,

Added by Popeye on Apr 15, 2015 6:17 AM

Photo requests plot info.
For all those in Evergreen that you have requested photos of, please take your own advice for others and call Ms. Mitchell at Rose Hill cemetery for plot location. She is the records keeper for Rose Hill as well as Evergreen. Sure helps a lot.

Have a good day,,

Added by Popeye on Apr 06, 2015 3:46 PM

* My Sister's Birthday *
Stopping by to say thanks for the lovely remembrance for my Sister Dorothy, on her Birthday Sunday, March 29th. It deeply touched my heart & means the world to me that you wished her a heavenly day.

Warm wishes for a great day & upcoming Easter.
Ruth McDonald
St.Louis, MO

Added by purple-lady on Mar 31, 2015 4:41 PM

Barbara Howard Pointer
Milly Howard Goupel FG # 60225316
Thank you for leaving a tribute on my sister's

Added by Barbara Howard Pointer on Mar 30, 2015 4:15 PM

Nadine Sones
RE: Josephine Haas and Infant Haas - retry
I do not know at this point, I will check with my mother and see if she knows.

Added by Nadine Sones on Mar 24, 2015 6:26 AM

Yo, you still alive and kicking? I certainly hope so. Just wanted to say hello.

Added by CoastGuardMedic on Mar 16, 2015 9:33 PM

Karen M. Freeman
I finally heard from Reverend Morgan this afternoon with the lettering and translation of the Latin Epitaph on the beautiful Monument of Reverend Hiram Phinazee at Greenwood Cemetery in Forsyth, GA.

He received the lettering (which is not EXACTLY as it is on the monument...but it is the correct spelling of the Latin words)from his friend who is a Professor of Latin at Oxford University in England...his name I do not know.

Here it is:




I don't believe the 'I' is on the monument in the word DIGNIUS and I believe there may be an 'M' at the end of MORTE.

I have submitted this information to Larry Cannon who created Hiram's F-A-G Memorial Page. I've asked him to consider adding it to the page.

You are welcome to add it as a note or caption to the close up photo you posted of the wording. May I 'save' your photo and upload it to Hiram's profile page on my tree...crediting you, of course, with taking & providing the photo?

I can't make out the wording on one of the other sides. I think someone needs to take more photos or do a gravestone rubbing. HELP?!

Karen M. Freeman
Cherry Log, GA
15 Jan 2015

Added by Karen M. Freeman on Jan 15, 2015 4:08 PM

Karen M. Freeman
Headstone of Rev. Hiram Phinazee
Hi 'Tangent',

I have not heard back from the Latin professor in England yet...disappointed...but still hopeful.

Do you leave anywhere near the Greenwood Cemetery? If so, would you be willing to re-visit Rev. Phinazee's gravesite and try to do a gravestone rubbing of the lettering? I have also used inexpensive shaving cream to fill-in the letters and gently rubbed it off so the shaving cream stays in the lettering until I wash it off with clean water. It usually really makes the letters "pop", but it is important to take a jug of water & paper towels to clean it with afterwards.

If you do re-visit the cemetery, would you be so kind as to photograph the back sides of other Phinazee headstones to capture any quotes, phrases or lettering that may be there? They are beautiful headstones, aren't they?! It's too bad Rev. Phinazee's is broken; but good that the top part is still there. Maybe my husband's family will be willing to get it fixed...I'll talk to him about it. Rev. Phinazee is the 3x great grandfather of my husband James 'Jim' Miller Freeman, son of Barbara Mae Phinzaee Freeman of Jackson, GA.

Thank you for any additional research on this stone you can do.

Karen M. Freeman
Cherry Log, GA
07 Jan 2015

Added by Karen M. Freeman on Jan 07, 2015 2:52 PM

Karen M. Freeman
Rev. Hiram Phinazee Epitaph
Hi Tangent,

I received the translation this evening from "the friend-of-a-friend" who just happens to teach Latin at Oxford University in England! However, I'm waiting for this professor to email back the actual lettering on the headstone that we can not definitively make out and also to give me the source of the phrase or quote...if there is one.

It may be that Hiram just put these words together because I sure haven't been able to Google the phrase...just a few of the words that I could make out. Isn't it amazing that with his limited education (with exception of Theology/Religion) and resources, that he (or someone in his family) was able to come up with a phrase in Latin to inscribe on his headstone?!!!

As soon as I have ALL the information, I will let you and the Memorial page creator know and the two of you can post it to Hiram's Memorial page and you can add it to the photo you so graciously took and posted of the Latin phrase. It would be wonderful if you would add the total transcription to each of the photos you've taken & posted, because overtime, the headstones may become illegible and you will have 'captured' the wording before that time. I like to think of this as a 'window of opportunity' for those of us who care & are interested to provide all the info. we can on Find-a-Grave and

Thank you for posting your photos, it was a joy to come across them! Hiram is the 3x great-grandfather of my husband, James Miller Freeman. His mother's maiden name is Barbara Mae Phinazee (1929-present)(m. Thomas Miller Freeman), d/o James Harrison Phinazee, gd/o Wm. Harris Phinazee, ggd/o James Glenn Phinazee & gggd/o Hiram Phinazee. Hiram's father was John Phinazee (1760-1837), Revolutionary War Soldier. Jim plans to make application to the SAR this month naming John Phinazee as his SAR "Patriot".

I will be in touch...hopefully tomorrow!

Good night,
Karen M. Freeman
Cherry Log, GA
05 Jan 2015

Added by Karen M. Freeman on Jan 05, 2015 6:33 PM

Karen M. Freeman
Rev Hiram Phinazee - Headstone
Good Sunday Morning 'Tangent',

RE: F-a-G # 25656425, Rev. Hiram Phinazee, Greenwood Cemetery, Forsyth, Monroe, GA

Thank you for the wonderful photos you took and posted of the headstone of the Reverend Hiram Phinazee, etal. The back of his headstone has several words in Latin. Some of the lettering I can not make out. If I try to enlarge the photo, the letters just become blurred.

Here is the lettering I 'think' I've been able to make out:
I can't make out any letters in the 3rd line.

You indicated you had asked a friend to help you transcribe the stone back in March, 2011. I'm guessing you've had no luck since a transcription has not been posted.

I worked for a long time trying to transcribe it yesterday, using the internet; but did not have a great deal of luck.

I did find that DIGNUS means "worthy, worthy of, meritorious" and VITA means "life, way of life". I think DIGNOIR is a variation of DIGNUS.

If you can provide the additional lettering for me from your original photo, I will contact someone tomorrow whom I believe knows Latin to see if he can help translate this. Please correct any of the lettering I have above.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Karen M. Freeman
Cherry Log, GA
04 Jan 2015

Added by Karen M. Freeman on Jan 04, 2015 9:36 AM

Photo request for Mary "Zeitz" #77188150
The memorial for "Mary Zeitz" is actually incorrect--her name was Mary Seitz and the correct memorial number is 79332646. She is buried in Beech Grove Cemetery in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana and there is a headstone photo posted on the memorial.

Added by Jane on Jan 02, 2015 5:36 AM

Duke Fuller
RE: Sara Bethune photo request
Hi, Sorry to hear. I'm slowly whittling away on these requests for WMP. I usually go in once every few weeks so they don't recognize me. I also befriended an employee who will send me up to three searches at a time, once a month. I will take care of your request next.
Have a happy and safe new year!!

Added by Duke Fuller on Dec 31, 2014 1:30 PM

Duke Fuller
Sara Bethune photo request
Hi. I would like to fill your photo request however I need a plot location of internment. Unfortunately Westminster Memorial Park are difficult to work with and have had bad experiences in the past with bulk Findagrave requests. I am requesting that you please call WMP at: 714-893-2421 and request a plot location (no maps are needed)
I will personally take care of your request if you are able to obtain a plot location for me and send it to my email or findagrave contact account.
Thank you very much for your assistance in this
matter. Your efforts are greatly appreciated
Duke Fuller

Added by Duke Fuller on Dec 30, 2014 2:43 PM

Mike & Bushy Hartman
Aiola, Charles
You requested a photo of Charles Aiola vault but he is not in St. Roch Cem 1 he is in St Roch Cem 2 Exterior Mausoleum V-103. I have notified the person who the memorial belongs to so she can move it. You can find the location of people using the usgenweb interment records for several cemeteries but sadly not all.
Have a great day

Added by Mike & Bushy Hartman on Dec 20, 2014 7:55 AM

RE: Edward and Auburn Valentine photos
You are welcome. It was a pleasure to get those photos for you. Leon

Added by Leon on Dec 18, 2014 9:46 PM

Valentine photo request
I posted all the photos of the Valentines that you requested on Find A Grave. Their location at Westminster Memorial Park is: 19F-529. (Block 19 is known as "Meditation".) I hope you like the area photo I took. I was not able to find Sarah Bethume in vicinity of the Valentine burials. Leon

Added by Leon on Dec 05, 2014 6:26 PM

RE: Edward Valentine
I will look for your additional requests when I go to the Westminster Memorial Park next Sunday (12/7)or Monday. I can only claim 6 requests per month as the Cemetery is not helpful to Find A Grave Volunteers. So only if I find those graves, will I be able to claim them. I already have the location for Edward Valentine, so I will fulfill that and also Marguerite if she is near. Leon

Added by Leon on Dec 01, 2014 11:39 PM

Edward Valentine
You are the creator of the memorial for Edward Valentine, buried at Westminster Memorial park in Westminster, CA. A request for the photo of his headstone (along with his wife Marguerite) was placed on Find A Grave by G.Peterson #47181532. I just claimed the requests. On Edward Valentine's memorial you state, "Cemetery telephoned for plot information". Did you ever get a response from the cemetery as to the location? If not, I will attempt to get that information. But if you already have it, that would help. Let me know. Leon

Added by Leon on Nov 30, 2014 3:25 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks....hope you are well and healthy....peace.

Added by CoastGuardMedic on Nov 26, 2014 1:01 AM

Richard Hamlen
Memorial #93745672 correction
Please correct the listing for memorial #93745672 clyde Mitchell McCallum. Clyde's grave site is Memorial #61835062 in Dasher, Ga. Your photo was taken before names were placed on the graves in the McCallum lot at Bass Methodist Church in Macon, Ga. The photo is the grave site of Charles Leonadus McCallum, father of Daniel Mccallum. Charles was born July 22, 1872 and died June 18, 1949. I will post a picture of the grave with this information as soon as possible. Daniel is my wife's father and Charles is her paternal grandfather.

Added by Richard Hamlen on Nov 10, 2014 11:21 AM

Amelia Wisner
RE: Elster C. Bishop, memorial #20539008
I sent an edit request in for the transcription.

Added by Amelia Wisner on Nov 04, 2014 10:11 PM

Amelia Wisner
RE: Elster C. Bishop, memorial #20539008
I am glad to help you. The tombstone reads

Elster C.
Aug 10, 1923
Sept 24, 1944

Gone But Not Forgotten

I tentatively plan on being in Pike Co in December. I will be stopping at Annie E. Young.

Added by Amelia Wisner on Nov 04, 2014 6:38 PM

Hal Stewart
Cora Koons
Good news, I called Riverside and they have allowed me to make an appointment to go and photograph Cora Koons' Crypt this afternoon. So I will take advantage of the opportunity and photograph as much as I can so I can get them all posted and save someone else from having to do this next time. I will let you know how it all goes.

Added by Hal Stewart on Oct 22, 2014 10:20 AM

RE: Erle Felix Brackett
You are very welcome!

Added by Timeless on Oct 21, 2014 3:47 PM


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