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Mark Orey (#46569820)
 member for 11 years, 10 months, 27 days
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Bio Photo Click on the tomb for more info. I've been seriously interested in family genealogy for a long time. If I've added memorials to non-family members it's because I was there and had a camera while looking for my family (I'm a grave walker). Some markers catch my eye and I must photograph them. I try hard to capture the Veterans when I find them...because they deserve it. I'm not interested in building an empire of memorials for the sheer sake of numbers so I'm more lax over turning them over to family than Find A Grave's rules. If a relative is closer to you than me I have no problem turning them over. If they are at all relation to you and not me then just ask, tell me your relation and they are yours. I try not to add recent deaths too quickly, doesn't allow friends to post their friends memorials (I don't look at the Obits each morning first). I'd like to thank the volunteers who have brought me photos from far away, you are wonderful. You may use these photos for any non-profit reasons (, findagrave spouses, etc)
I've been happily married for 40 years to a wonderful woman who keeps me in check. (I need to be kept in check.) I'm a NRA Life Member (gun enthusiast), from bull's-eye pistol to BMG, a certified PADI SCUBA Divemaster, Extra Class HAM radio operator and 4th dan Judo black belt. I wish I could fly, parachute, play an instrument and dance but I can't...or haven't yet. I also make a mean breakfast!
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Olivia Black Elk-Pourier
Memorial #65269642. Received your suggestion about this lady. The obituary said she is the grand daughter of Chief Ben Black, and I believe the obituary is correct. Chief Black Elk (1863-1950) would have been 64 years old when she was born. He had a son with the same name born in 1899. Benjamin Black Elk (the son) died 02-22-1973 at Manderson, SD.

I am 64 years old and from South Dakota and remember seeing Ben Black Elk (the son) being photographed with the tourists at Mount Rushmore.

This memorial will not be changed. Where did you get your information that supports your belief?
Added by J.Lynn.Harsin on Jan 29, 2015 10:18 PM
Calvin Briggs
The Briggs family is deeply appreciative of this transfer, thank you. OZARKCHERYL
Added by Ozarkcheryl on Jan 29, 2015 9:37 PM
Jas Fitzsimmons
Hello -

Civil War info I located on this individual:

Battle Unit Name:7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry
Soldier's Rank In:Private
Soldier's Rank Out:Private
Added by MAI on Jan 26, 2015 12:53 PM
Paul Lorenz
Thank you for the recent edits in the Lorenz family.
SDT (#48294079)
Added by SDT on Dec 23, 2014 8:56 AM
Leland Bottomley
RE: Adam Smith
You are welcome Mark. The wall is next to the Illinois river below Marseilles Dam and the sound of the running water is peaceful.
Added by Leland Bottomley on Dec 11, 2014 4:19 PM
Elizabeth Reed
RE: Thank you. Adam Smith
Thank you, I'm glad to know that he is with family.
Added by Elizabeth Reed on Nov 23, 2014 2:49 PM
Elizabeth Reed
RE: Thank you.Adam Smith
Would you mind if I transferred him over to you?
Added by Elizabeth Reed on Nov 23, 2014 7:55 AM
Elizabeth Reed
Thank you.
Thank you for sponsoring the memorial for Adam Smith. That was a very kind thing to do to honor his memory. I also appreciate the headstone photo that you posted.
Added by Elizabeth Reed on Nov 23, 2014 4:49 AM
RE: O'Keefe
You are very welcome.
Celebrate Volunteerism!!!
Added by BobBoston on Nov 16, 2014 9:29 PM
E. M.
RE: Photo request
You are very welcome for the photo. I'm glad I could help. -E.M.
Added by E. M. on Oct 28, 2014 6:34 PM
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