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Russ Dodge (#309)
 member for 13 years, 10 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo Find a Grave Senior Administrator.

Check out my Bio on the Find A Grave Main Page here, under "Who Is Behind Find A Grave".

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Lifelong resident of New Jersey until July 2013.
Now reside outside of Philadelphia, but will always be a "New Jerseyan" for life.
Find A Grave Contributor since 1996
Find A Grave Admin since 2002
Human Being since 1969
"Chuck Taylor's" wearer since 1979.

A majority of my contributions are Civil war-era soldiers. If you find one or any of my interments is an ancestor, I would be happy to transfer them to you.

I get a large amount of e-mails a day pertaining to Findagrave in general and my contributions in particular. If perchance I have failed to respond in a timely manner, please resend your correspondence and I will endeavor to reply.

I am also a volunteer tour guide at Philadelphia's historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, final resting place of the "Victor of Gettysburg" Major General George Gordon Meade, amongst many many others. Come visit sometime and explore some buried history.
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Duplicate Cemeteries & Memorials
Sigh, sorry, had those dates reversed in previous is the first one #16452209 created in 2006, and the other one # 90904286 created in 2012. Just fyi.
Added by genie-in-az on Oct 01, 2014 8:11 PM
Duplicate Cemeteries
Just FYI- Since you are listed as a F.A.G. Senior Curator; I recently came across duplicate cemeteries in Virginia created by F.A.G. contributors which has a least 50 of the same people listed. One is called "Shiloh Church Cemetery" and the other is called "Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery". The first one with memorials was created on F.A.G. as early as 2006, the second contributor failed to check closely enough and duplicated many memorials by creating the second cemetery on F.A.G. using a slightly different name , and listing many of the same people already listed in the first one. Someone needs to merge all those duplicates. I am seeing a lot of that type of duplication actually, as F.A.G. becomes more and more popular. One reason for the error was that the same cemetery is listed by these contributors as being in two different counties (the county line ran right by the cemetery, apparently). As one example of many duplicates in these 2 cemeteries, refer to Find A Grave Memorial# 90904286 in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery in 2006, and his duplicate memorial #16452209 entered in Shiloh Church Cemetery in 2012. I have alerted the creator of the cemetery and memorials done in 2012, and she confirms being now aware of the prolific duplications she created but declines to take them down or merge then using the edit function to the original memorials. Therefore, this is one of the rare instances when I think for the sake of accuracy and trying to keep this site from becoming cluttered with a proliferation of duplicates, the F.A.G. admins should step in to do some cleanup work. Thank you.
Added by genie-in-az on Oct 01, 2014 8:08 PM
Glenn Benner
Major Charles F Taggart
Hi Russ,
Just a "Heads Up", added a photo to your C.F. Taggart memorial page -#23310.
Thanks for all you do!
Best Wishes,
Added by Glenn Benner on Sep 24, 2014 10:16 AM
Mary Jane Evertz
George W Powell
Hi, George is the son of Alexander #60652749 and Martha Powell. He is grandson of Zachariah #61122574 and Bell Jane Powell #61122880. Could you please add this? Thanks Mary Jane
Added by Mary Jane Evertz on Sep 21, 2014 1:15 PM
Joy Cornwell
Julius Alford
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Jul 16, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7690774

Added by Joy Cornwell on Sep 21, 2014 11:04 AM
Patrick Henry Pentzer
Don't know if you're aware, but Wikipedia has pages dedicated to the Medal of Honor recipients. Even though Patrick Henry Pentzer (memorial #19580) is listed there is nothing submitted regarding his service and reason for being a recipient. Thought you'd might like to submit your info from his memorial. He is one of three who were recipients that had ties to Macoupin Co IL. One of the other two (David Dickie) has info linked to his name and I am working on the other one (Richard H Wood).

Debbi Geer
Added by Debbi on Sep 15, 2014 3:09 PM
Please remove my account
Hi Russ, would you please remove my account from find a grave, I am no longer interested in being a member...Thanks so much.

Added by p♥gal on Sep 12, 2014 4:06 PM
Linda Roberts
I am not related to Francis W. Reeder. I just had a copy of his obit and his birth date and noticed that the death year was incorrect, so I sent thru what changes I had available to me.

Added by Linda Roberts on Sep 10, 2014 9:44 AM
Timothy Tumbrink
David Mateer
Sir, I attempted to add a correction to the above named memorial and the county list(s) of counties in Ireland won't let me pick the county of Antrim or the county of Down in Ireland. Apparently these 2 counties are the only counties listed for the city of Belfast Ireland. I searched "EVERY" county listed and none came up with the city of Belfast. The memorial number is 71604260. This was driving me crazy. Thank you for your help.

Added by Timothy Tumbrink on Sep 08, 2014 4:34 PM
Corp. William F. Steinmetz
Since it's your photo on the Memorial for Corp Steinmetz, why don't you just download it and then upload it to the other two Memorials. William is at
and his two daughters are linked to him(Mary D and Clarissa B). :-)
Added by marelle44 on Sep 03, 2014 8:34 PM
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