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Louis Mata (#46599444)
 member for 11 years, 1 month, 11 days
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Bio Photo Taphophilia (a passion and enjoyment of cemeteries) has been my main hobby since the late 1970's when I was a junior in high school. I discovered that cemeteries in and around Los Angeles were the best places to hide from truant officers. It was in these adopted sanctuaries that I began to appreciate my surroundings: the grounds, the headstones, the architecture, the artwork and most importantly, the residents.

In October of 2010, I founded The Traveling Taphophiles, a group that sets out once a month to visit cemeteries. Our travels have taken us as far as New Orleans. I'm fortunate to have met others that share my hobby and to have forged some great friendships along the way.

Once photos have been posted, feel free to use them as you wish - photo credit isn't necessary.

Happy Graving ~

Louis DuMort

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Mike Taylor
Don Grady
Louis: Went to Pierce Brothers Vally Oaks Cemetery looking for Don Grady's grave. They claimed they have no record of his burial. If you have any other information I would appreciate it.
Yours in Taphophila, Mike Taylor
Added by Mike Taylor on Jan 25, 2015 3:57 PM
kim goff
RE: Michael Alldredge
You are so welcome Louis!
Thank-you again!
Kim G.
Added by kim goff on Jan 21, 2015 6:42 PM
kim goff
RE: Michael Alldredge
Hi, Louis;
Almost 2 years ago I asked for your permission to use Mr. Alldredge's photo in a book I thought I was going to do. Well, I didn't do that, what I did was just post 4 of my videos on YouTube, and I gave credit to you, in my first video, titled: April-May, The first time, second time, and third time at Oak Park Cemetery. Photos that I have taken only at O.P.C. from April 2012 to the
present. If you type in "The Unseen, Seen" I am like the 4-5th video down the list, and the photo for my channel is a swirly ghostly white picture. Thank-you again for permission to use Mr. A's photo.
Sincerely, Kim G.
Added by kim goff on Jan 18, 2015 10:24 PM
RE: Eddie Rouse

So sorry I over looked that! I sent in corrections... Thank you
Added by ellechelle on Jan 16, 2015 4:05 PM
Eddie Rouse
Hi you created the memorial for my relative Eddie rouse 139776494. You listed burial unknown, he was not buried. He was cremated. Do you mind transferring the memorial to me?
Added by ellechelle on Jan 16, 2015 12:12 PM
Robert H.
Donna Douglas
Thank you for the beautiful photo and the biography of Donna Douglas. All the best and love for the year 2015. Regards Robert H.
Added by Robert H. on Jan 03, 2015 12:57 AM
Shelby Mitchell
Jim Lange
Thought I would tell you on IMDB site, his ashes were cremated and kept by the family. Thought I would tell you that! Thanks!
Added by Shelby Mitchell on Jan 02, 2015 3:04 PM
RE: Donna Douglas
Happy New Year to you as well!

Best Regards,

Added by C.S. on Jan 02, 2015 2:31 PM
yvonne bilgin
THANKS FOR THE FOTO AND YOUR TIME, is it ok for me to use on my family tree pls?
Added by yvonne bilgin on Jan 02, 2015 2:18 PM
Kim "Karns" Bowser
Thanks for filling my photo request for Jessie McDonald.
Added by Kim "Karns" Bowser on Jan 01, 2015 6:53 AM
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