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Ron Rader (#46566382)
 member for 13 years, 7 months, 21 days
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Bio Photo You have my permission to use any photos that I have taken, for any purpose. You do not have to give me credit for the photo.

If there are any photos I have taken that you would like a larger sized image--just let me know. I can e-mail the larger sized image to you.

If you are interested in managing (some of) the memorials I have in Iowa, Kentucky, or Tennessee; get in touch with me. I no longer have the time to take care of them properly, so will be transferring them to interested people--or to FindaGrave's care. There are some I want to keep, but I will transfer the rest of them to anyone willing to maintain them.

What I Am Currently Working On

Evergreen Cemetery at
Cincinnati, Appanoose County, Iowa

24 Sep 2016 - I am currently working on adding photos and memorials for the Evergreen Cemetery. As of this date I have visited this cemetery 5 times.

There are a lot of stones that have toppled over and are buried in the ground. I will start working on these as soon as I can. I have gotten permission from the 'Cincinnati City Hall' to do so.

I was also told by the 'Cincinnati City Hall' that the sexton's records for this cemetery have been lost--or misplaced. No one currently knows where these records are. Thus, when I dig up the stones I will be unable to know for sure if any of these buried stones are in the correct locations. There are several stones that are lying against a tree stump. I have no idea which row these stones belong in. I will identify these stones and make a list of the names so that people will know which ones are out of place. These stones had been moved out of their row to facilitate mowing and to make sure the stones were not damaged during the mowing process.

Evergreen totals:

132 name(s) I've entered
424 total for Evergreen Cemetery

There are still 71 FindaGrave memorials with no photo. When I started on 11 September, there were 174 that needed photos.

White Cemetery at
Cincinnati, Appanoose County, Iowa

24 Sep 2016 - I am also currently working on photos for the White Cemetery that I took in August and September 2016.

I am doing a general cleanup and restoration of fallen stones in the cemetery. I have dug up all the stones that I can find. There may be others--hopefully I will discover these as time goes by. I have placed all these stones on concrete slabs or concrete blocks. Some broken stones I have taken home, cleaned and have started the repair work on them. This will be a long drawn-out process that will continue into next year.

These are all of the stones that I have Dug Up at the White Cemetery.

As of 24 Sep 2016, I have visited this cemetery 16 times and have spent about 45+ hours doing work there.

White Cemetery totals:

67 name(s) I've entered
136 total for White Cemetery

There are still 7 FindaGrave memorials with no photo. When I started on 3 August, there were 27 that needed photos. Actually, there are 6 that need photos. One of the memorials is a duplicate of a memorial that already has a photo.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Alex Roller
Cleo and Millie Jackson photos
Greetings Ron,

Thank you very much for posting and e-mailing me the photos. I am very grateful for your kindness and sincerely appreciate all your help.

Have a great day!
Alex Roller
Added by Alex Roller on Sep 25, 2016 11:04 AM
St John's Township Records
I can't thank you enough for the memorials from Rose Hill and for the book you sent. As I am going through, I realize that many of the same last names are also in Oak Grove and Mt Carmel. In particular, I am looking at the last name House. If you are still inclined to transfer memorials, I would value any from Oak Grove and Mt Carmel. I noticed that you have thought about transferring to FindaGrave--I most definitely am interested in any of those as well. Thank you SO MUCH for all the work you have done!
Added by MrsB on Sep 17, 2016 11:45 AM
Austin Bethers
Thank you
Thanks for taking that picture and putting forth the effort. It is appreciated.
Added by Austin Bethers on Sep 16, 2016 10:05 PM
Pat LaCroix
Charity Beese change of cemetery
Thanks for catching that. The info had come from her death certificate, but I know from experience that the info is not always correct.
I also appreciate the work you are doing at Evergreen Cemetery. Adding photos ensures our ancestors will be remembered with more than just names and dates.
Added by Pat LaCroix on Sep 16, 2016 7:12 AM
RE: Rose Hill transfers
Thank you so much for the book! I will happily reimburse you the postage--just let me know. It does have what I want--plot numbers (and that map you have on the front of the cemetery should help too). It will take me a while, but that is my next project.
Added by MrsB on Sep 12, 2016 4:42 PM
Roots in White Cemetery
Hello again Ron,

I want to say thank you yet again for all of the work you have been doing in White Cemetery lately.

Added by M M on Sep 10, 2016 8:52 PM
Vashti Shaeffer
Thank you so much for the transfer of Vashti. I also found today that my great grandmother's grave was documented last year. I greatly appreciate your intensive work and I am sure I am but one of the many people that now find those missing relatives. Thanks again.
Added by KLElkins on Sep 10, 2016 12:25 PM
Linda Linn
RE: Iowa Civil War Vets
Thanks, Ron. You can keep your Iowa Virtual Cemetery because mine is worthless since it can't be searched. As you've probably figured out, I went through the ones you sent today. The Harrison County guys were on the SUVCW Graves Registration before we started this project and I have not had/taken the time to go back and add them to my virtual cemetery, but most of the Appanoose names were new. A couple of them were duplicates though. I appreciate your help with the project.
Added by Linda Linn on Sep 08, 2016 9:10 PM
RE: Rose Hill transfers
Thank you so much! I hope to go to Missouri Valley soon, with a printout, and snag some plot numbers. I tried to purchase their cemetery book (knowing it was only good through about 1982) but they are sold out and have plans to walk the cemetery again.
Added by MrsB on Sep 07, 2016 4:04 PM
Margaret Curry
James F Taylor, 150063265
Would you also transfer James to me for management? My # is 47765092 - thanks, Margaret Curry
Added by Margaret Curry on Sep 07, 2016 3:47 PM
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