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Sandman (#46788495)
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Bio Photo I found Find A Grave while looking up the grave of a famous person on a computer terminal where I used to work, in early 2004. I continued to look up other graves, & eventually was hooked.

Every Cemetery is hallowed grounds.
They are an important key to our past.

Please teach Your children that cemeteries & grave markers are a specific location where human beings are permanetely buried, and that they are to be respected, and not damaged or destroyed in any way, shape, or form.
Cemeteries are very educational, they are very serene, & can be one of the safest places to be in. I have had many hobbies throughout my life;
But "Graving" has given me a very rewarding,
inner peace that I will never find elsewhere.
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Olin E. Hartley
Claysville Cemetery
Hi Don -

Just wanted you to know that your photo of the cemetery is just fantastic.

Added by Olin E. Hartley on Apr 10, 2014 3:04 PM
Hoge Memorial Burial Grounds
Hi Sandman

I see that you have photographed this memorial in Washington, PA. Can you tell me where the plaque is with all the names on it? Is it inside or outside the memorial? If it is inside is the door locked and if so, is there a contact phone number?

I'm working with someone who will take a picture of that plaque and need this information to give to her. I'm not sure if you entered the information on the people you listed on the findagrave site but my understanding from other sources is that there should be 331 names on that plaque.

Any other information you have about this memorial would be greatly appreciated.


Added by Paul on Mar 09, 2014 4:43 AM
New Edit System
I was double-checking corrections that I had sent under the new system and found many were not processed. I don't know if you know about the new EDITS tab to the right of your name. If you click on it, it shows pending edits received through this new system. If you agree to make the changes, click the button at the bottom. Thanks.
Added by Jen on Jan 13, 2014 6:19 AM
RE: LeMoyne Crematory
I also just noticed that the doors and window on my photo are open and yours are closed! I had been inside and photographed the interior space as well!
Added by CousinJudy on Dec 31, 2012 2:03 PM
RE: LeMoyne Crematory
Hi Sandman,
I took a look at the main page for the Lemoyne Crematorium. I did add that record in 2007 and that photo would also be mine. If you take a look at my Crematorium page photo and compare it with the one on your record for Dr. Francis Julius Lemoyne you will see that they are very different photos. Mine is a closer photo with different shadows. Notice the sun shining on the front of the building. Your photos is dark on the front with the sun shining on the left side and roof only. The tombstone isn't even aligned with the right doorway in the same way that mine is, which shows that the photo was taken from a different angle.

This is a very prominent building with lots of folks photographing it. Please be very certain about something like this before publicly accusing someone of using your work. I expect you will issue an equally public apology.

Added by CousinJudy on Dec 31, 2012 1:57 PM
RE: LeMoyne Crematory
Hi Sandman, I will check on this. I haven't added anything to find-a-grave in quite awhile so I don't remember posting for LeMoyne Crematory though I would have used my own photo. My 4th great grandfather, John Leet Dye built the crematory for Dr. LeMoyne. I have been there and taken several photos. I am a photographer too and am sensitive to giving and getting credit where it is due. Again, let me check this out and I will get back to you.

Cousin Judy
Added by CousinJudy on Dec 31, 2012 1:23 PM
Tim & Gail
Hi Sandman,

A couple if years ago I requested photos of my GGGGrandparents headstones John and Mary Dorrycott. You let me know there was no stone for them. Well the stone is now there and I was wondering if you would be so kind to photograph it for me. I've kept your name handy just for this'll purpose. Please let me know and God bless you!

Tim Dorrycott
Added by Tim & Gail on Oct 27, 2012 1:03 AM
Harold W Plants
I was wondering if you knew who Harold's parents were? Thank you Angie
Added by Angie on Aug 05, 2012 12:14 AM
Skolyak-Homer Family History
Hi Sandman. Would you mind transferring the Skolyak's to me? (23655612 and 23655613)We have a family puzzle going on about what George Skolyak (Joseph's dad - 23655612) changed our name from. I want to change the memorial and add a bunch of information so hopefully someone who knows the answer to the mystery will contact us.
Added by Skolyak-Homer Family Hist... on Mar 23, 2012 1:01 PM
Amanda Bowser Ellinger
Morton Family Lot cemetery

I'd like to ask you about your Morton Family entries. Where is this cemetery located? My family recently heard a story that there is a small cemetery on my grandparents farm on Lone Pine Road at Redd Run Road and I'm thinking that this is the same one. Any info would be great!

Added by Amanda Bowser Ellinger on Feb 20, 2012 9:11 PM
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