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Ron Rader (#46566382)
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Bio Photo You have my permission to use any photos that I have taken, for any purpose. 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.


16 Nov 2014 - A word of explanation on the names I have entered for Mount Carmel.

Most of my new memorials I created were taken from the Harrison County Iowa cemetery book index. I matched the cemetery book index against the names already on Findagrave, and then entered memorials for those not already on Findagrave. The cemetery book index had no dates, so I just entered the names. I will add the birth and death dates as I upload the gravestone photos.

In September I took almost 1800 photos for Mount Carmel. I photographed the entire cemetery, so will begin uploading those photos. Quite a few have already been done, but the rest will be done here soon. I should be finished with Mount Carmel by the middle of December and possibly sooner. I apologize for there being no dates on a lot of the memorials, but that will be fixed over the next week or so. Please be patient with me on this.

Also in September, I took over 1600 photos for Rose Hill. That cemetery is no where close to being done--or completely photographed. I will finish the project in 2015, but will upload what I have already photographed during the month of December. I hope to have all my Mount Carmel and Rose Hill photos uploaded before December is over, but it might run into January.

If you see a memorial that has no dates or photo, and would like that done now; write and let me know. I will upload it immediately per your request.


I am currently working on uploading photos for Rose Hill and Mount Carmel

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens
Mount Carmel Cemetery
both at Missouri Valley, Iowa.

I have logged about 28+ hours in both cemeteries .

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens
As of: 15 Dec 2014
945 - names I've entered
2739 - total for Rose Hill

Mount Carmel Cemetery
As of: 15 Dec 2014
847 - names I've entered
1202 - total for Mount Carmel

I have taken some of the Rose Hill and Mount Carmel names from the 1930's W.P.A. Cemetery Registration Project, and from the county cemetery books. If you find any mistakes, let me know so that I can fix them.


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Alvin Poole
Thanks for the picture, I have been trying to get up there, but busy! Merry Christmas, Alvin 47244491
Added by Alvin Poole on Dec 15, 2014 6:54 AM
Betsy Helgesen
RE: Mamie Bourn
Many thanks for taking the pictures. I am thrilled to see them - cloudy day or not. Thank you for helping me out with this. I truly appreciate it.

Added by Betsy Helgesen on Dec 13, 2014 5:34 PM
John Charlie Brookhouser in Oak Grove
You left a flower on the memorial, and took a photo too--we were there today, and there is another inscription that I sent to the manager (not you but because you left a flower I thought you might be interested)
"This lovely bud so young so fair
Called hence by early doom
Just came to show how
sweet a flower
In paradise would bloom"
Added by MrsB on Dec 12, 2014 2:24 PM
Bertha Avery-Hood
William J Kelley
I have move him and his wife over to the right cemetery.
Added by Bertha Avery-Hood on Dec 10, 2014 6:17 PM
Samual Porter/Mount Carmel
Thank you for the correction. I suspected I had some of them entered wrong. I was working off a list of family, zigging back & forth. Please let me know if you see any other mistakes. I am anxiously awaiting your new entries to see if there are any I missed when I was there. Some of the older stones were hard to locate. I had quite lost my sense of which cemetery I was in by the time the sun went down on me. Also a huge thanks for all of the memorials & photos you enter!!!
Added by nillarita on Dec 06, 2014 12:48 AM
Kathy Topping
George Hascall
After looking at the memorial I am not sure what made me think it was a duplicate. At this point I would say to just let it be as is. Sorry for the trouble
Added by Kathy Topping on Dec 02, 2014 5:17 PM
Alvin Poole
Thanks for catching them Ron, have them at Mt Carmel. Alvin
Added by Alvin Poole on Nov 21, 2014 10:41 AM

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