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Ron Rader (#46566382)
 member for 13 years, 5 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.

What I Am Currently Working On

23 Jul 2016 - I am currently processing my 2014-2015 photos for the Branson Cemetery.

As of 23 Jul 2016 I have spent about 20+ hours at this cemetery.

Branson Cemetery at
Loveland, Pottawattamie County, Iowa

98 name(s) I've entered
1008 total for Branson Cemetery

There are still 108 FindaGrave memorials with no photo. When I started on 8 July, there were 116 that needed photos.

A big thank you to Tami Amidon for doing some of the photos for me. I guess it's time for me to quit messing around. I have to get these finished. I have had photos for over 2 years, so these have to get done!

19 Jul 2016 - I finished processing my 15 Jul 2016 photos for the Friendship Cemetery.

As of 19 Jul 2016 I have spent about 1+ hours at this cemetery.

Friendship Cemetery at
Omaha, Putnam County, Missouri

17 name(s) I've entered
164 total for Friendship Cemetery

There are still 65 FindaGrave memorials with no photo.

When I visited this cemetery, I found that the grass and clover was up in patches all over the cemetery. I had a fear of getting chiggers from the grass, so I sprayed my shoes and pants with bug spray. It was just a precaution, but one can never be too careful.

The temperature on the dash of my car said it was 78 when I arrived. The humidity must have been extremely high, because it felt oppressively hot the whole time I was there. There were very few clouds, and little to no breeze--so the sun seemed to bake me. The grass was very dry and seemed to reflect the heat.

What this all means is this...I only stayed an hour. I only did a partial photographing of the cemetery. I meant to take photos of all the stones, but temperature, humidity, and high grass prompted a short stay.

Some of the graves were surrounded by high grass and flower leaves. It was impossible to take a photo without trimming all the foliage away. I didn't have the time nor the inclination to do any grass trimming. As a result I didn't get any good photographs of Hugh and Otis Allen.

This was a nice little cemetery. It would have been a better visit if the cemetery had been mowed and trimmed. I plan on going back to see what other discoveries can be made. I think there are other graves that are not on Findagrave.

FindaGravers should follow this simple rule: 'Quality not Quantity'

"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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RE: Transfers
Hi, Ron, the only reason I skipped some was that you had done extra work on them, and I thought you would want to keep those. I am totally happy with any and all, particularly any from Harrison County.
Added by MrsB on Jul 25, 2016 2:33 PM
Marthann Kohl-Fuhs
RE: Good memorials
yes, I would like to have the GOOD memorials, THANK YOU!! my # 47102630
Added by Marthann Kohl-Fuhs on Jul 24, 2016 12:10 PM
don vasko
RE: Newberry Cemetery
Thanks for the offer. I'll keep that in mind.
Added by don vasko on Jul 19, 2016 7:46 PM
MJ (Tilton) England
RE: Frank and James Lewis
That would be great. Thank you so much for all your hard work.
Added by MJ (Tilton) England on Jul 19, 2016 12:49 PM
MJ (Tilton) England
RE: Louie Lewis
If you don't mind, that would be great. Thank you so much.
Added by MJ (Tilton) England on Jul 19, 2016 11:11 AM
Barbara Andresen
RE: Keeney
Thank you for the offer. At the moment will pass because of health issues.
Added by Barbara Andresen on Jul 18, 2016 5:05 PM
John Brown and wife
Thanks a million for the picture!!!!!!
Added by Glenda on Jul 18, 2016 3:03 PM
Joanne Scobee Morgan
RE: Friendship Cem
I do kinda think it is related to the Brown cemetery as well.I remember seeing a sign that said Friendship Brown, but can't find it on Find A Grave now. I wonder why. I don't live there, so am not positive about that, but I can picture it so clearly that I'm sure I saw it.
Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Jul 17, 2016 11:30 PM
Joanne Scobee Morgan
I made a mistake
never mind. I guess O. was really Atha Caroline and MC was her sister, Mary C. Her married name was Perkins. I've sent an edit to attach her to the Mikels.
Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Jul 17, 2016 5:11 PM
Joanne Scobee Morgan
Mikels in Friendship Cemetery
Hey, Ron.
In your travels through the Friendship Cemetery, I don't suppose you ever came upon an O. Mikels, did you? In the 1870 census, James and Margaret Phillips Mikels have 4 children... James, George, Atha Caroline and a little girl, 6, with just the initial O. She is missing by the 1880 census. I would assume she would be in this cemetery as her father died in 1875 and is buried here. ???
And thanks for the photos of Atha Caroline and George.
Added by Joanne Scobee Morgan on Jul 17, 2016 5:03 PM
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