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Phil & Kathi (#6411871)
 member for 14 years, 2 months, 27 days
Pay Forward
Your welcome!
Your welcome!


Elvena Beeson Photo
I just wanted to thank you for taking a photo of the grave of Elvena (Westcott) Beeson. The stone is obviously sinking, and I've seen and photographed enough of those to know that it sure doesn't take long for them to disappear entirely. I have saved the photo to my family tree, so at least there will always be a visual record of it.

Like I said, I have photographed a few thousand tombstones, and sometimes we forget what we're doing will "save" these stones from totally disappearing.

Just wanted to thank you again.


Added by Phil & Kathi on Aug 29, 2014 7:35 AM

Added by Pay Forward on Sep 17, 2014 5:41 PM

Melissa Blackman
A J Hunter
Good evening,
I see you have a photo of a stone for A J Hunter, died in 1944 and a tribute stating you are a cousin? Would you contact me at We also have an AJ Hunter that died approximately the same time, but do not know where ours is buried. We are hoping it might be the same person! Any info you could give me of his family so we could verify his identity would be wonderful. Thank you so much,
Melissa in Kansas City, Kansas

Added by Melissa Blackman on Sep 16, 2014 7:56 PM

joyce johnson
RE: John Henry Rains
you are sooo welcome. and yes, he is my grandfather. my dad is vernon rains.

Added by joyce johnson on Sep 14, 2014 3:10 PM

None to be forgotten
Dale Cemetery Decatur Cty Iowa
Please add the following to M L Hubbard:

Name Marcus Lensey Hubbard
Civil War Veteran
The Lineville Tribune
Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa
February 23, 1905

M. L. Hubbard was born in Girard county, Kentucky, Oct 13, 1825 and died Feb 12, 1905. His father, John Hubbard was a native of the same state and emigrated to Marion county, Indiana and later moved to Putman county where he remained until his death.

Marcus L. came to Davis county, Iowa in 1854. Mr. Hubbard has lived on the farm that he bought on arriving in Decatur county ever since he first came with the exception of two years, spent in Indiana. He was married in Purnam County, Ind., to Maranda A. Owens, Aug 2, 1840. To them were born seven children, six of whom are living, Mrs. S. J. Cozad, Mrs. Rosa A. Peck, Mrs. Mary A. Dale, James W., Albert T. and Mrs. Hattie F. Robinson. The eldest Sopha died at the age of 13 years.

The subject of this sketch was stricken with paralysis over a year ago leaving him partially helpless but not until a week before his death did he commence to decline in health otherwise.

Thanks so much!

Added by None to be forgotten on Sep 13, 2014 12:33 PM

None to be forgotten
Dale Cemetery Decatur Cty Iowa

Added by None to be forgotten on Sep 13, 2014 12:30 PM

None to be forgotten
Dale Cemetery Decatur Cty Iowa
Please add or change the following as recorded on the IAGENWEB site for C J Bales:

First name Curtis
Born 22 Jan 1830 in Indiana
Civil War Veteran: enlisted 22 Aug 1862, mustered out 21 Sep 1863 in Corinth, Mississippi
Served in Co. K 39th Iowa Infantry (according to the Civil War Solider Records Database

Thanks so much - None to be Forgotten

Added by None to be forgotten on Sep 13, 2014 12:00 PM

Colleen M Burton
Phillip Cook
You have his death date wrong. June doesn't have 31 days in it. So it has to be January.

Added by Colleen M Burton on Aug 24, 2014 7:16 PM

Sandy Strop
Thank you for taking apic of my Gramdma and Granpda's grave stone. They we such Godly people and impacted our family and so many others!
Sandy Strop

Added by Sandy Strop on Aug 17, 2014 9:41 PM

Rick Platt
Celia Walker Booth
I see you added a photo of Celia Booth to Findagrave.

Could her death year have been 1855 instead of 1865?

Her husband, Jonathan, shows up remarried in the 1860 Census and she is not found in the 1860 Census.

I'm testing a theory is all.

Added by Rick Platt on Aug 16, 2014 4:01 PM

Ralph A Hurst
Thankyou very much for adding his picture

Added by Medusa on Aug 15, 2014 7:15 PM

Marianne Padilla
JOhnston Memorials
Thank you for thank the pictures of the Johnston memorials!! It is greatly appreciated!

Added by Marianne Padilla on Aug 15, 2014 6:59 PM

Blytha & Donald Ellis
Charles Johnson
Thank you so much for the photo of Charles Johnson's stone. I really appreciat it!

Added by Blytha & Donald Ellis on Aug 15, 2014 5:44 PM

Wally S.
Charles "Chuck" Sweeney
Phil and Kathi,

Thanks so much for taking and adding the photo to his memorial, very appreciated. I have added this photo to his wife Ocie's memorial with the following credit to you "Photo property of and courtesy of Phil and Kathi.", but of course your names won't show at the bottom of the photo on her memorial. If you wish, go ahead and add the photo to her memorial as well and notify me and I will remove the copy that I added there.
Best regards,

Added by Wally S. on Aug 15, 2014 4:57 PM

Rory McNeil
RE: Howard Fitzpatrick
It was my pleasure! I drive right past his grave every time I go to the cemetery office so it was nice to stop and snap a photo and say "Hi".

Added by Rory McNeil on Aug 15, 2014 4:37 PM

Marcy Edwards
Thank-you for taking pictures of the headstones of James Hopkins and Esther Gilliland. I appreciate your time and effort.
Marcy Edwards

Added by Marcy Edwards on Aug 15, 2014 1:31 PM

Louise Taraba
Grave stones Morris Chapel Cem
Thank you for posting the eight pictures of my family in Morris Chapel. This is most appreciated.
Have a good day.

Added by Louise Taraba on Aug 15, 2014 8:25 AM

cathy asbury
RE: Maud Travis
I do remember thinking how old it was, but then perhaps my memory is at fault and it was a birth date, but I do believe the name is correct and I know the carriage steps being a vivid memory . There was brush sort of hiding it from view of the road, but it wasn't far off the black top. Grandmother mentioned what a winding road it was.

I remember the slight rise up the slope and thinking she was either born or died before the Mo was a state. It seems she was from Kentucky.

I tried many back roads from New Hampton to Eaglesville looking and I think we may have went to Dale cemetery before coming home right after leaving the lost cemetery.

Sure wish I had written things down. :) In case you ever see the cemetery with the carriage steps still there, I'd love to hear. :)


Added by cathy asbury on Aug 13, 2014 6:49 AM

cathy asbury
RE: Maud Travis
Thank you,

The work done is appreciated by so many. Remembrance to those who do this work is from the heart. :)

I do have a request that you may be able to answer. Years ago while coming from Eaglesville to New Hampton Mo, my grandmother took me to a cemetery that I haven't been able to find since and I don't remember what county it's in. It was on a black top, it was right off a curve with a drive to park in by a carriage stepping stone. She said you have to look quick or you'll miss the turn to it. There once was a church there, only the tall step remains and a cemetery slightly on a sloping hill, with a small out building at the back and a fence along behind it. This was in 1977 so my memory may be off. I believe the name I found was Sarah Travis who died in 1795, it caught my eye being so old. Do you recall such a cemetery and where is it?

Added by cathy asbury on Aug 13, 2014 6:06 AM

cathy asbury
RE: Maud Travis
Thank you,

The work done is appreciated by so many. Remembrance to those who do this work is from the heart. :)


Added by cathy asbury on Aug 13, 2014 5:57 AM

David L Aten Sr
Hi Phil & Kathi: Wanted to Thank You Very Much for your work in Harrison County. I have used many of your photos and you have saved me a lot of work. I have posted a few that you haven't gotten to yet! Your work is greatly appreciated by many. Thanks Again. David L Aten, Sr

Added by David L Aten Sr on Aug 11, 2014 10:32 AM

Wayne Officer
RE: Mary C Wooderson Ellsworth 1901-1985.
Hi Phil & Kathi. The Wooderson family is indeed rather large and of course spread far and wide. Just putting their headstone photos on Find-A-Grave would be wonderful for many researchers to come.

Added by Wayne Officer on Aug 04, 2014 9:58 AM

Wayne Officer
Mary C Wooderson Ellsworth 1901-1985.
Phil & Kathi, thank you so much for the headstone photo of Mary C Wooderson Ellsworth 1901-1985. Mary was my 4th Cousin 2X removed.

Added by Wayne Officer on Aug 04, 2014 7:46 AM

Wayne Officer
Marion Frances Wooderson Southers 1917-1987.
Phil & Kathi, thank you very much for the headstone photo of Marion Frances Wooderson Southers. Marion was my 4th cousin 2x removed. Your kindness is truly appreciated.

Added by Wayne Officer on Aug 04, 2014 7:38 AM

Julie Grabill Rasmussen
Olive Smith
Thanks for the clear photo of Olive Smith's headstone and also for putting it on her husband's page. I truly appreciate your good work! Julie

Added by Julie Grabill Rasmussen on Aug 01, 2014 1:34 PM

Michael Grilione
Vernie Dinsmore
Phil & Kathi,

Thank you,

Best Regards,

Mike Grilione
Clovis, CA.

Added by Michael Grilione on Aug 01, 2014 12:28 PM


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