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CatheaC (#47339429)
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Bio Photo I visited Find-A-Grave for years filling in blanks on my family tree. After retirement I decided to become a contributor too.(2010)

(2014) I have now turned my attention to Indiana. I am working with a cousin to add memorials and photographs to the thousands of old cemeteries there. He does the leg work and I do the desk work.
I also work in conjunction with my cousin, Carolyn Scott, in Green County KY to put up memorials for our extended families there.

If anyone has complaints about my memorials try asking NICELY first without the venom - you catch more flies with honey than you do vinegar - as Mama used to say.

NOTES - To view the photograph at full resolution and clarity, click on it to see the larger view.

Please note that the new system allows you to easily post edit requests by clicking the EDIT tab on your bio page - and then clicking "process edits" at the bottom of that screen.

1. Take a photo of the entire tombstone first, then get a close-up of the name if it is hard to read on the whole view. Try to fill the frame with the stone and not the surrounding countryside, homes, cars, etc.
2. Look for your reflection or shadow in the tombstone BEFORE you take the picture! Stand to the side to prevent reflection.
3. Squat in order to get on the same level as the tombstone - don't stand and shoot down at a sharp angle.
4. If the stone is vertical, take the picture vertically - it will display on the memorial much larger than horizontally. PLEASE DO NOT put the picture up sideways!!! This is very disrespectful!! If you don't know how to turn it, ask me and I will try to help.

We are trying to preserve history so we want the very best pictures possible - it may be all that survives!

** My photos may be used for any nonprofit purpose - ONLY IF - you give credit by listing your source so others can find it. Noting the source INCLUDES the photographer's name, and the Find-a-Grave memorial number or website.**
Some of my family surnames:
KENTUCKY - Durrett, Skaggs, Pierce, Bloyd, Thompson, Cantrell, Elmore, Chaudoin
ILLINOIS - Mingee, Thornton, Gilreath, McNeese, Harris, Strader, McCrady
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Thanks so much for the transfer! I appreciate your kindness.
Added by Rosalie on May 26, 2015 6:10 PM
RE: Ashland Cemetery
Wonderful! I have family in Kirby Flats...glad you got the info. you needed. Blessings.
Added by beelady on May 22, 2015 1:38 PM
RE: Ashland Cemetery
I don't think it was ever called anything else. It was on the Dixon family farm property originally....but I checked the Boyd County Library database that has cemeteries listed and I didn't see anything for a Deal Cemetery. You could try emailing them at the library...they are real good to answer questions. Good luck.
Added by beelady on May 22, 2015 12:53 PM
david ford
RE: Elizabeth Randall
Its an old sec in the back last year I did a request there stone was realy damaged it had looked like the cem had hit it with a lawnmower. I hardley ever post area pics to memorials
Added by david ford on May 15, 2015 11:18 PM
Yes they are, and I wasn't happy the way the photos came out so next time I go there I will try to get better photos for you. The letters were worn down badly and that added to the problem. I still have about a dozen Wallaces to find.
Added by R.Holly on May 13, 2015 9:43 AM
Sarah Mikkelsen Carson
Reva Mary Broyles Horst
Thank you for making the edit.
Added by Sarah Mikkelsen Carson on May 12, 2015 8:10 AM
RE: Frances Barton
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE EXTRA TROUBLE! You are correct; having the spouses on the same page will help with the different names!
Added by JCSMS8939 on May 11, 2015 12:34 PM
Julie Truax Ballard
Henry Barker
Thank you for transferring Henry Barker to me. I appreciate it.
Added by Julie Truax Ballard on May 11, 2015 6:16 AM
RE: Wallace's in Stilesville
I added a few more photos of some other Wallace graves that you didn't request. Will return to the cemetery in a few days and find the rest of your request if possible. Adaline's grave was mostly buried and I uncovered it. Perhaps some are buried completely.
Added by R.Holly on May 05, 2015 9:00 PM
RE: John Bryan Coverdale
Cathy, Frank (Franklin) J. Coverdale (1860-1911) was Lola's husband, John Bryan Coverdale Sr. (1896-1979) was her son. Her grandson John Bryan Coverdale Jr. (1920-2005) was the grandfather of my son's wife. I have been building her family into our Ancestry family tree.
My email is If you send me the picture, I can show it to her Coverdale aunts and they will know if that was John Sr. in the picture - he lived and died here in 1979, and they knew him well. Thanks so much for the information!

I live in San Diego, CA. If you need any pictures in this area, I'd be happy to take them for you. Just let me know. I'm also very active on Ancestry and Family Search so I can do research if you need it.
Added by GJK on May 05, 2015 11:10 AM
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