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Val Lovelace (#47525955)
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Bio Photo Daughter of Evelynn Grace Beebe Lovelace (Allen) (83822715, Hennessey, OK Cemetery) and Ralph Lovelace (6037350, FT Snelling National Cemetery, MN). My beautiful little sister is here: 84143742. I am very interested in genealogy of Lovelace, Neighbors, Watt (and associated Michigan families), and McCullough, Lynn, Gregory, and Beebe (and associated Oklahoma) families.

I am a veteran (U.S. Navy, Retired), as was my father. I pay respects to all whose markers I photograph, but I have to say there is a soft spot in my heart for those who served. I love finding veteran markers and trying to learn more about those individuals.

My current project is photographing old cemeteries in and around coastal Lincoln County, Maine. When I was researching my mother's family, I found it very helpful to have websites available where people had posted historical information and photos from a variety of sources, and that's how I feel about Find-a-Grave and doing this work.

Maine is a state rich in old history and there are a lot of avid family historians looking to websites like Find-a-Grave to piece together the fabric of who they are and where they have come from. I love walking these cemeteries, photographing and trying to read old stones, and finding bits of historical information, such as shipwrecks and such. I find it so interesting some of the things people have put on the stones of their loved ones.

One of the most poignant so far, from an old slate stone in Evergreen Cemetery, Wiscasset, Maine:

"Erected by parental affection to the memory of Mr. James Whittier, son of Capt. Ebenezer Whittier & Elizabeth his wife, who died April 17th, 1798, of a consumption on a passage to the West Indies, Aged 25. The disease which terminated his existence originated in the death of his fair and betrothed friend who lies interred near this monument. In life they loved, in death they are not divided." (Sadly, the other stone is no more, so I never discovered his "fair and betrothed friend.").

It means a lot for me to contribute to Find-a-Grave so people can learn about their families or conduct research.

I do my best to be as accurate as possible with the records and photographs, following the naming conventions and guidelines of Find-a-Grave. Please contact me if you have questions about the information I've posted. I'm happy to make corrections and additions on anything I've uploaded, and I'm happy to transfer your family members to you, however, PLEASE USE THE "EDIT" BUTTON and "SUGGEST A CORRECTION". I will gladly respond if reached via this method.

Thanks...and...Happy hunting!
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Joseph Fitzgerald
RE: 102000746
Thanks, Val.
Added by Joseph Fitzgerald on Mar 04, 2015 8:27 PM
Joseph Fitzgerald
RE: 102000746
You're welcome.

Joe Fitzgerald
Added by Joseph Fitzgerald on Mar 04, 2015 7:39 PM
Eric M. Lewis
I just found my grandparents headstone Joel and Lillias Lewis at the Lewis Cemetery thanks to you. I live on the west coast now and seeing a picture of the headstone at the cemetery just down the road from where they lived and my dad grew up meant a lot to me. I haven't been to that cemetery since I was a kid before enlisting in the Air Force. Thanks a lot!
Added by Eric M. Lewis on Mar 02, 2015 2:14 AM
A thousand thank yous
Added by Snickersun on Feb 20, 2015 8:28 AM
w m sunderland
I just realized I put William Nathan Sunderland, one of my great grandfathers on findagrave and you also have him as w.m. what do I do?
thank you
Added by Snickersun on Feb 19, 2015 10:30 AM
chris burrows
great grandfather
hello Val, i see you took a photo of my great grandfathers stone in the Maine Togus national cemetery, his name was Frederick J. Keller for some reason they have a W in his middle initial? it was a J, also wonder how i could find a picture of him? he was in the soldiers home twice before he died, he was in the 1st Mass. regiment co. B and also 20th Mass. regiment co. A during the civil war, he died in the togus soldiers home in July of 1899, wonder how i would go about a picture of him?
Added by chris burrows on Jan 30, 2015 9:20 PM
Robin Arvickson
Timothy Shea
I'm working on a volume of grave locations for veterans of Co. M, 15th NY Heavy Artillery. Could I have your permission to use the picture you posted of Timothy Shea's grave in this compilation? I will cite you as the source.

Thank you.
Added by Robin Arvickson on Jan 12, 2015 7:03 PM
# 109847655
Thanks for the picture, that is my great grandfathers grave!
Added by rightmike on Dec 24, 2014 7:00 PM
Scott Dean
RE: 115911089 Photo
I would really appreciate that. I spoke with a history professor yesterday and he said the Marines were flying F4U Corsairs in Nicaragua in 1942 plus the cargo planes. His opinion is that my uncle was not shot down but due to the low cloud cover and fog late in the year there he likely made an error. He said those men were brazen enough to go at all costs to protect the guys on the ground and the cargo planes from the Germans.
Added by Scott Dean on Dec 04, 2014 10:59 AM
Scott Dean
Robert Anderson
Thank you for sponsoring this grave site. Robert Anderson was my uncle who died 3 years before my birth. In his later years my grandfather rarely spoke of Bob other than decades afterwards he was still grieving.So, since my mother didn't say much as my father died in 1949, not too much information. Bob was born in 1910 2 years junior to my mother who was born January 10, 1912. I have Bob's bible which was given to him by the Brackett Memorial Church in 1921. It's a little tattered, but it's fine.Bob was a US Marine pilot and was killed in action in Nicaragua in 1942. Not much information on that one. No pictures of the planes they flew. Working on that. Again, thanks for sponsoring my uncle.

A. Scott Dean
Tolland CT
Added by Scott Dean on Dec 03, 2014 5:59 PM
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