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KathyCook (#47357080)
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Bio Photo I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I enjoy photographing tombstones for FindAGrave. I have even been known to dig stones out of the ground. :)

I feel it is important to document older stones so the information they contain is available for future generations. I do not consider my photographs "copyrighted". I post them for the sole purpose of helping other genealogists in their family research. However, if you post the photos on ancestry or another website, photo credit would be appreciated. :)

My goal is not to impress others by high numbers. I create many memorials just so they are documented, and try to add pertinent information to them. I'm more than willing to transfer these memorials to someone who can take better care of them, as long as they are not my relatives.

Surnames of interest to me: Solomon-Haberman (Jennings Co. IN & Saline Co. MO); Stoneking-Livingston-Long (Greene Co. PA & Tyler Co. WV); Wagaman-Turner (Missouri, Kansas, Washington); Pannekoek/Cook-DeVoogd-Waterloo (Kent Co. MI); LePard-Densmore (Kent, Ionia & Barry Co., MI); Kirby-Payne (Howard Co. MO).
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Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Mrs. Emmeline Hawks Childs
Kathy, Thanks so much for the transfer of the above site. A special thanks for obit and death certificate on site. What a wonderful resource. She is now linked to parents. Have a wonderful Easter. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Apr 20, 2014 1:32 AM
StellaMGW
Velma
Hi Kathy,

Velma was a very fun interesting person who lived a very full life. Thank you for the transfer!

Stella
Added by StellaMGW on Apr 16, 2014 6:24 AM
ancestryresearch
Baby Boy Manley
Thank you so very much for checking cemetery records and researching Fair Plains history for Baby Boy Manley. It is very much appreciated!
Added by ancestryresearch on Apr 15, 2014 4:24 AM
Paul
Ernest Hammond
Thanks Kathy for doing the search for Ernest Hammond for me. I apologize for the inconvenience. I had found his memorial and assumed the info was accurate.
Added by Paul on Feb 22, 2014 9:27 PM
Deb Poe
Long grave
Hi :) Just wanted to let you know that I posted new pictures for Emeline Long. My husband and I went out to the cemetery and he held the stone so I could take the picture. I thought they turned out good. You can now read the stone:)
Glad to help!

Deb Poe
Added by Deb Poe on Feb 20, 2014 1:56 PM
Deb Poe
Justus and Emma Long
Hi:) I wanted to let you know that I took pictures of Justus Long and Emma Long graves today. I wanted to let you know that the top of Emma's stone is broken from the base. I took some pictures but they were not the best. I need to bring a friend with me to take some more pics of the stone to hold it while I take the picture. I am going to post some pictures for now of Emma's stone.

Deb Poe
Added by Deb Poe on Feb 17, 2014 8:17 PM
Angela Owens Jando
Sarah Geerling
Kathy,
Thank you so much for posting the info. on Sarah's memorial. The write up did have some information and I edited her birthdate and place.

I really appreciate you!

Angela
Added by Angela Owens Jando on Feb 08, 2014 6:39 PM
David Sawdy
Cora Freeland
Thank you so much for the Obit. That was a very thoughtfull deed and well appreaciated. When I'm in Grand Rapids next summer I'll buy you lunch. Thank you so much.

Dave Sawdy
Added by David Sawdy on Feb 05, 2014 8:33 PM
Amanda Hepworth
RE: Lydia Benedict #99744045
Yes of sorts I am related to Lydia Benedict. Her daughter Cora Bell married Harvey Wilder. Harvey Wilders son Clarence married Marie Julia Poore... Julia is sisters to Rosie Poore- Hepworth which is my husbands late Great Grandma. So much a long ways around the tree lol! But Lydias picture was in the book of the Harveys that I was reading so I had to "snip it" and keep it. Anyways i will work a little on this and see if I cannot get their Memorials connected a little better. I don't manage their memorials but i will send info off to those who do and see if they can get them updated :) thanks
Added by Amanda Hepworth on Feb 02, 2014 5:08 AM
Eli Henthorn
RE: Stoneking
I think I remember someone of Facebook saying that they were buried in the Fairbiew Rush Fork Cemetery, but I could be wrong. If you have Facebook, a good group to join would be Tyler County, West Virginia Cemeteries and More, they have a lot of stuff on there . Will check the Stoneking Memorials! Also, I added memorials for Richard and Mary Ivers on here. Just go to Williams page and look down at his family links. That way you can link his sister's memorial to her parents.

Thanks!

-Eli
Added by Eli Henthorn on Jan 19, 2014 9:21 AM
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