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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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Bonnie Miller
RE: Benjamin Fuller Smith #36411532, Marion Howard Prentiss #36411534
Thanks, Val. I do sponsor memorials for my family, but this is not my family. I sell identified antique photos in my eBay store and after they sell I post them at findagrave.
Added by Bonnie Miller on Mar 16, 2015 6:39 AM
Bonnie Miller
Benjamin Fuller Smith #36411532, Marion Howard Prentiss #36411534
I have another photo I can add for this memorial, but the maximum number allowed has been reached. Would you mind terribly deleting one of the grave photos?
Same for memorial number 36411534.
Added by Bonnie Miller on Mar 15, 2015 3:30 PM
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
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