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Rich Dohm (#47091329)
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Bio Photo I live in the Carytown section of Richmond, Virginia, USA, an urban environment second to none. I grave the area of New Jersey to Georgia, looking for lost or forgotten cemeteries.

And often while walking those cemeteries I'll see some neglected or damaged or sinking markers, so I tidy them up, sometimes get more involved, then take a picture and post it, feeling like I might be their last best chance to be remembered for some future researcher. We all have the same purpose, we're all working for posterity, and I think this data base has become a number-one stop for any family history researcher.

I'm a U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam era, duty aboard the USS Canopus AS-34. I raised a family, but lost my wife. I made a career in newspaper production, am now retired, and enjoy volunteer gravestone photography.

The best way I've found to get a readable gravestone photo is to redirect sunlight to create shadows in the carved surface.

Anyone who wants to use my photos may do so, without any restriction, so help yourself. They have been posted here for you to use. And if you want a transfer, simply ask for it.
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RE: Robert Leonard's wife ~
Thanks Rich. I think we got it now.
Appreciate your help.
Added by pdeneen on Sep 27, 2016 1:54 PM
Syd Gardner
No, I'm not related to ~
~ the Provosts buried in Enon Cemetery, Bullock County, Alabama, but was just passing on info that I'd found regarding the wives of William Franklin Provost (1821-1895) - Just my way of paying forward for all the help I'd received over the past decades of seeking help on my own family history research.
Added by Syd Gardner on Aug 29, 2016 6:24 AM
Sandy Guthrey
RE: Double Churches Cemetery ~ Sturkie
Good Evening Rich,

I deleted the extra pictures that I had posted on these two photo requests for the Sturkie's as you asked. Just to let you know there were several other Sturkie's in that area of the cemetery. If you need me to search for any others please let me know.

Thank you,
Sandy Guthrey
Added by Sandy Guthrey on Aug 28, 2016 8:02 PM
John Mallory Land
RE: Linwood Cemetery ~ Judge Williams
Hi, Rich - I hope you're well. As you may be aware, because Wm. F. WILLIAMS' grave is unmarked and he saw service in the CSA, he is eligible to receive a grave marker from the Veterans Administration. I am preparing an application for one, but since I'm not related, I need authorization from someone who has a family connection to him. As you had requested a grave photo, I wondered if you might be kin or know of someone who is and might be willing to authorize me to apply. You probably know that the VA doesn't care how distant or indirect the family connection is and does not require documentation of it but merely a statement as to the relationship. I have successfully applied for and placed about 30 such monuments in the local area over the last few years, and I have everything I need to apply for this one except the family authorization. You can reply by messaging here on FindAGrave or by emailing me at newsompage[AT]yahoo[DOT]com. Thanks - John
Added by John Mallory Land on Aug 21, 2016 4:43 PM
Bill Krebs
Jeremiah Murphy
Thank you for the pic and the great information.
Added by Bill Krebs on Aug 16, 2016 9:36 AM
P. Eadie
RE: Laurel Hill ~ Frank Thomas
Hi Rich,
You are very welcome. Have you had a chance to look at Margaret Lord's site? I revisited her site and took another photo. Hopefully this shot shows what you needed to see. Pat
Added by P. Eadie on Jun 21, 2016 6:27 AM
Beverly Robinson, # 141768779
Hi, I got your edit deleting Beverly's father - just wondering what your source is? I didn't add the father, it was another edit, and I don't know the family and just want to get it right! Thx. Barb
Added by BJW on Jun 04, 2016 9:41 AM
Paul R
RE: Lowther family ~

Thanks! I have been sending updates to Lois for quite a while and will be for the foreseeable future. I appreciate your proactive help in making the FindAGrave memorials better.

Added by Paul R on Jun 03, 2016 3:52 PM
RE: Westview Cemetery ~ Robinson
Hi, Rich! Thanks for pointing that out. I'll take care of that. Hope you are well! 😊
Added by Swangirl on Jun 01, 2016 6:55 PM
Michael wolcott
RE: George Lord ~ Mount Prospect Cemetery

I am so glad to have found him for you - I guess some of our relatives like to play hide and seek.

I can transfer management to you if you'd like, just let me know.

Added by Michael wolcott on May 14, 2016 12:08 PM
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