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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/Quebec CA 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!

Feel free to email me at chicahua1958[at]
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Messages left for Val Lovelace (269)[Leave Message]
Bill Paschal
RE: Photo for 120932972
Hi Val, You are very welcome, happy to help. Have a nice holiday. Bill P
Added by Bill Paschal on Dec 07, 2016 6:12 AM
Joyce Gaddis
RE: Togus, Maine
And thank you Val for being the gate keeper of the data.
Added by Joyce Gaddis on Nov 04, 2016 2:14 PM
Bob McLellan
Many thanks for the Roberts and Hardwick transfers and photos and allowing me to link them with family.
Added by Bob McLellan on May 27, 2016 10:58 AM
Linda Claxton
RE: 141423922 Photo
You're very welcome.

Added by Linda Claxton on May 05, 2016 5:23 PM
RE: Emma R Giles #102763250
Not a problem; done it a few times myself. Thank you for all the photos you've posted on my profiles.
Added by 2willcox on Mar 15, 2016 4:12 PM
Emma R Giles #102763250
Val, I believe this is a duplicate of my profile of Emma Davis Giles #55558197. Steve Willcox
Added by 2willcox on Mar 15, 2016 2:37 PM
Bob McLellan
RE: Yates
Val, thank you very much for the Yates transfers and photos from the Hillside and Oceanview Cemeteries.
Added by Bob McLellan on Feb 06, 2016 12:46 PM
chris graziano
RE: 83823124 Flowers
Your veey welcome
Added by chris graziano on Jan 11, 2016 11:05 PM
Megan Heyl
The puzzle
I believe the case of the I'm your mother not your sons sibling has been fixed. Thanks! It was made by another volunteer and glad I could help you out!

Added by Megan Heyl on Dec 28, 2015 8:42 PM
RE: David R. Clapp (re:36134247)
Hello Val,
Thank you for your note; will give it a peek by the weekend and let you know what I find; thank you!
Added by terri on Dec 09, 2015 9:32 PM
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