|Rich Dohm (#47091329)|
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I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, one time capital of the Confederate States of America. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for family burials.|
And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered to some future researcher. We all have the same goal, we're working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any serious family history researcher.
I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography.
The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to create shadows in the carved surface.
Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without any restriction, so help yourself. They have been posted here for you to use. And if you want a transfer, simply ask for it.
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|Diane Blair||H C Long - Virginia|
Thank you Rich for the photos on this grave entry. I corrected the bio.
Love your idea of reinforcing the mirror and adding what looks like a brace/hinge for easier use. Going to go out and make my own right away. Diane
|RICHARD HOWELL||Hoyt Howell|
Thanks Rich for Hoyt's photos.They definitely added to his memorial page.
|Dennis Hubscher||Pvt George Washington TODD|
Well, its been 3 years. Today, I noticed Hollywood Cemetery and Findagrave.com changed their records to agree with mine. Wonderful!
Tomorrow in the outgoing mail is a letter to the Cemetery and $100.00 check requesting their assistance in getting a tombstone.
Hope it all goes well.
p.s. Thanks for the photos.
|George Seitz||RE: Forest Lawn Cemetery ~|
Thanks Rich. I did that. That was very observant and nice of you.
|Dottie Meadows||Burials at Forest Lawn|
I will call them on Monday and get back to you. Thanks so much.
|Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson||Mayo/Sager memorials|
Wow, Rich---I had no idea there were so many from these families at Forest Lawn! I found Beth's obit online, but never found one for her husband, Paul, so I had no idea where he was. Beth's father was an Atty/Judge in Richmond for many years. I remember my folks going to visit them at Christmastime when I was young. Daddy always thought a lot of the Sagers. Many thanks for finding them! I'll dig up some info for a bio.
|JDF||Forest Lawn Cemetery?|
Hello Mr. Dohm. Like yourself, my husband is a retired photographer and he noticed your work. We have lots of cousins at Forest Lawn and Hollywood, up by you. Could you take some pictures for us?
Added by JDF on Feb 04, 2015 7:00 PM
|Daystcat||James H. Ellsworth # 95036448|
Thank you very much for adding the photo of the unknowns to my gg-grandfather's memorial. He left a wife and eight children behind. His brother, two sons, and brother-in-law survived the war, and the family forged ahead never learning where he was laid to rest. I thought it important to add his name because he believed the Union was worth the risk and worth the fight. His son, my g-grandfather kept his memory alive passing on the pride and love he had for his father. My brother, who served in Viet Nam is very much like the old man. I guess the the memory is somehow welded into the DNA and lives on, which is good. We should never forget.
Added by Daystcat on Feb 01, 2015 1:07 AM
|Rod Williams||Thank You|
Thank you for finding the actual resting place of Guy Morgan Ashworth.
|Kurt Hess||William Miller|
There are two William Millers in the cemetery record that have not been entered on Find a Grave, yet. The birth years are 1891 and 1892. Doesn't seem like a good match based on the birth year of 1886 for your William.
No Marie Miller, either.
I didn't come up with much on ancestry for William and Marie.
They didn't leave many tracks.
It is interesting that Chester is the only one that ended up in Vacaville. Seems like everyone else stayed pretty close to home (New Jersey).
I'll enter the two Williams later today, so you can check them out.
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