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Louis M. (#46599444)
 member for 12 years, 6 months, 12 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

I miss Chris and Martha with all my heart.
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Messages left for Louis M. (2419)[Leave Message]
Roslyn Roisman-Patchi
Kenneth Russell Leonard
Thanks so much for the wonderful photo!
Added by Roslyn Roisman-Patchi on Jun 23, 2016 12:00 AM
Genealogy Buff
Chapman photos
Thank you for the photos of the Chapman stones. Appreciate it very much. JoAnn
Added by Genealogy Buff on Jun 22, 2016 6:57 AM
Kathryn Moore
Arthel Redmon's Headstone Photo
Dear Louis,
Bless you! Bless You ten times over. Seeing my Aunt Arthel's headstone brought tears to my eyes, especially seeing as it is not possible for to travel to her gravesite. Your kindness and photo has given me the virtual visit I needed, and is there for all of our family. Thank You!
Added by Kathryn Moore on Jun 22, 2016 5:08 AM
Floyd Byron Speck
Thank you so much for providing a picture of my great-uncle's grave! Today my children and I photographed some graves in a local cemetery. I hopped on the computer to upload the pictures (my first time ever doing it) and I wondered if Find A Grave would email the people who had requested the pictures to let them know they were now available. So, when I opened my email and discovered you had filled MY request, my question was answered. What a wonderful gift to receive on the very same day I completed pictures for others! Guess the old saying is true, what goes around comes around! :)

Thanks again!
Patty Olsen
Added by PLTOlsen on Jun 21, 2016 10:35 PM
Tony Longo
He is not a Brooklyn native.

Tony Longo
Born August 20, 1961
Belmar, New Jersey, U.S

June 21, 2015 (aged 53)
Marina del Rey, California, U.
Added by Bunny on Jun 21, 2016 7:48 PM
Donna White
re: Everitt and Pearl Bledsoe
Hi Louis, thank you so much for your kindness in finding and taking grave photos for Everitt and Pearl Bledsoe's memorials...esp the extra wide angle pics. I appreciate it very much. donna
Added by Donna White on Jun 21, 2016 6:05 AM
Harold howell
Louise Rudolph and Frank Katzenberger
Thank you so much for your time, day and effort, thoughtfulness and gas in locating and photographing the headstones of Rudolph, Louise and Frank Katzenberger and adding them to their memorials for me.
I greatly appreciate what you did for me.
Have a great Tuesday and a super rest of the week.
Harold E. Howell
Added by Harold howell on Jun 20, 2016 7:02 PM
joe trassare
Charles Ferris
Thank you!
Added by joe trassare on Jun 20, 2016 6:41 PM
Donna White
RE: re: Everett Bledsoe
thanks, I sort of ask for pics as I go along and sometimes get maxed out. donna
Added by Donna White on Jun 17, 2016 5:48 PM
RE: McCullough
No worries. Have a nice evening!
Added by C.S. on Jun 14, 2016 8:03 PM
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