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Natalie (#47463070)
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Bio Photo I'm Natalie and I jumped into genealogical research in the years since my dad passed away. I love learning about my ancestors and the times they lived in.

Please leave flowers for fallen graver J. Stephen Brangan, who, along with his wife, took many photos for FAG.

About my photos: I take care not to disturb grave sites, and use only passive techniques to get shots, aside from brushing away some leaves or grasses with my hands. You have my permission to use my volunteer photos in any of your online family trees (such as on ancestry.com, genealogy.com, etc.) All I ask is that you credit me.

Direct Lineage:
Parents:
Roger W Durbin
Jeanette Schrader

Paternal Grandparents:
Rolla Otto Durbin
Florine Ada Ray
Maternal Grandparents:
Walter John Schrader
Helen Elizabeth Vachon

Paternal Great-Grandparents:
William Ambrose Durbin
Ollie Pearl Wolfe
Elmer J Ray
Lessie Musetta Striker
Maternal Great-Grandparents:
Edward John Schrader
Estella Mary Martin
Ellsworth Vachon
Mary Ann Nusbaumer

Paternal Great-Great-Grandparents:
John W Durbin
Hannah Jane Head
Daniel S Wolfe
Sarah E Moore
Eli M Ray
Ellen Everhart
Mathias Striker
Lucinda E Handley
Maternal Great-Great-Grandparents:
John Schrader
Catherine Deible (1856-1883)
Frank C Martin
Louise Agnes Urbine
Zacherie Vachon
Esther Gray
John Joseph Nusbaumer
Elizabeth Warner


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Please NOTE: I will transfer memorials to family members, *within guidelines* on request; simply submit your request through the link on the memorial page. SEE FAQ PAGE FOR FAG GUIDELINES. I will, of course, make any changes/updates to the memorials I've added upon request. Simply use the EDIT tab in the upper right of the memorial.

I am currently going through the memorials I have added and deleting newspaper obits. Please do not send me edits with obits, as I will not post them.
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OPPSheryl
George Hubbert Vachon
Hi Natalie,

I uploaded an obit to his memorial, in case you are interested.

Thanks,

Sheryl
Added by OPPSheryl on Sep 24, 2014 7:43 PM
Roland Henry Baker, III
Natalie you are just the best!!!
Natalie you are just the best!!! You have helped me out so much with my family I can't thank you enough! I would have never found them without your effort and hard work. Best regards, Roland Henry Baker, III.
Added by Roland Henry Baker, III on Aug 18, 2014 3:56 PM
Barbara Baker Anderson
Mary Virginia Baker Reinhard
Natalie,

I was just going over my messages on Find A Grave and don't remember if I ever replied to your requiry regarding whether I was the daughter of Mary Reinhard Baker. She's actually my grandmother. Her son, Wayne, is my dad. I'm happy to know you and I would like to know if you have any pictures of the Durbin side of the family? I have one of my great grandpa and grandma, Cora Durbin Reinhard and John William Reinhard. I possibly have a picture of John Durbin and Hannah Head Durbin (Cora and William Ambrose's parents), but it might be the parents of John Reinhard. It was given to me by my dad, but he didn't know which set of his great grandparents it was. Thought maybe if you had pictures, I could compare them and be able to tell who they are...
Thanks for consideration. Nice to meet a 3rd cousin. Forgive me if I already answered or forgive me for not answering earlier...
Added by Barbara Baker Anderson on Mar 14, 2013 6:36 PM
tombstoner
Duxbury
YOU ARE WELCOME!! I can transfer them to your care if you'd like! I LOVE your virtual graveyards! The Rockstars are AWESOME!!
Added by tombstoner on Feb 13, 2013 9:40 PM
Steve
Old Photos
Recently visited my dad`s cousin and his wife - Paul and Jeanette Bridgett ~ son and daughter in law of Pearl, my Dad`s father`s sister. Had seen them at my Aunt Pat`s funeral; Started talking about family history and relatives and the subject came up about pictures.
Jeanette said there was some items that Pearl had had that were given to her years ago by My Great Grandmother, Mary Etta Huffman Ray that she would let my cousins - Pat Daughter`s and I have.
What I got was - a photo album / on top of an OLD music box with 30 - 40 pictures in it, along with a large family bible with a few very old photos that dates back to 1853. The most recent recorded death was 1919 Eli Merritt Miller* Ray - My Dad`s father`s father.
I have one picture (very few marked with names) that reads 1889 ~ "Standing ~ Uncle Ott, Aunt Ella, Uncle Ed, Aunt Jen.
Sitting ~ Grandpa Ray (Eli M.), Miller* (Son), Grandma (Ellen), Aunt Pearl, Uncle Elmer.
Written, I assume from My Great Grandma`s perspective.

Also another that reads ~ " Uncle Elmer, Aunt Less, Ortha, Opal; who are young children on their parents laps.
Also a locket sized picture of Eli M. Ray in his Civil War uniform !
Many others no marked.

My life is going to be busy trying to find out who the unmarked pictures are.

Have to find a way to have these scanned somewhere . I have gotten them to slide out of the pages - very carefully. Steve
Added by Steve on Dec 18, 2012 12:33 PM
Donna Blair
Mountain View Cem.
Natalie, many thanks for filling my photo requests for Walter & Julia Richford back in early July! I just now found them. I was laid up with a bad case of bronchitis all of July & Aug. & partly into Sep... wasn't even able to use my PC. You're one of many I've owed thanks to for a while & want you to know your efforts are very appreciated.
Added by Donna Blair on Nov 04, 2012 6:44 AM
Ralph Hammond-Green
Ida M. (Newton) Laverty
Thank you very much for taking and posting these pictures. My friend (whom I'm doing the genealogy for) is very appreciative.

Ralph
Added by Ralph Hammond-Green on Jun 08, 2012 5:25 PM
@ngel
Shrader
Hello, My name is Angel. Today I walked Mt. Calvary Cemetary but I was unable to locate the grave markers of "Child" Schrader or Jacob Shrader. I am not certain who to contact about specific plot information at Mt. Calvary but I will check on it and try again.

There is a "child section" of sorts but many of these markers are unreadable.
Added by @ngel on Jun 03, 2012 5:06 PM
Nathan Haines
RE: thank you- Maurice Martin
Hi,
You are welcome. Sorry it is not a very good picture. Maurice's stone is very worn. We have very wet winters here and the combination of the stone's surface being worn away making it more porous and it being exposed to muddy water washing over it for months on end all winter and spring long has made it not look so good. You should have seen it before I cleaned it up!! I spent a considerable amount of time cutting grass out of the way so you could see the whole stone and the surface of the stone had dead grass stuck to it like glue and it is hard work scubbing that off the stone and the alternative would have been that you would not have been able to make out what half the letters on the stone were otherwise. Stones can be cleaned up mostly by using a lot of elbow grease and items that won't damage the surface of the stone like bristle brushes and wood scrapers for flat surfaces. There are some items like shaving cream that I have heard work wonders for cleaning up a gravestone, BUT, that is a big no no to use that since the shaving cream has real harmful chemicals in it that will rapidly increase the deterioration of the stone if you use it. This cemetery has apparently had different people make their stones over the years. There are a lot of them like Maurice's that the letters are cut real shallow. Mud gets down in the bottom of the letters and makes them not stand out very well at all. There are other stones that the letters were cut a lot deeper and boy do they make some nice pictures since the lettering stands out so more clearer and bolder.
Anyway, you can at least see everything on Maurice's stone in this shot.
Nathan
Added by Nathan Haines on May 09, 2012 9:34 PM
Barb Johnson
Johnson/Fuller photos
Natalie, thank you SO MUCH for the pictures today. I'm working on genealogy and collecting pictures of headstones for the people in our family. I love the Find-a-Grave site, it's such a great resource. Thank you again.
Added by Barb Johnson on Apr 23, 2012 7:30 PM
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