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Louis Mata (#46599444)
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Bio Photo Taphophilia (a passion and enjoyment of cemeteries) has been my main hobby since the late 1970's when I was a junior in high school. I discovered that cemeteries in and around Los Angeles were the best places to hide from truant officers. It was in these adopted sanctuaries that I began to appreciate my surroundings: the grounds, the headstones, the architecture, the artwork and most importantly, the residents.

In October of 2010, I founded The Traveling Taphophiles, a group that sets out once a month to visit cemeteries. Our travels have taken us as far as New Orleans. I'm fortunate to have met others that share my hobby and to have forged some great friendships along the way.

Once photos have been posted, feel free to use them as you wish - photo credit isn't necessary.

Happy Graving ~

Louis DuMort

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Messages left for Louis Mata (2151)[Leave Message]
RE: Nathaniel Craig Dryden
I totally understand your side but hate to see all my work for not, hard to understand some of Find A Graves rules, especially in this case where his line is documented from his beginning to his end. That said, I will turn my head the other way, take a deep breath and say carry on, you do nice work.
Added by Eileen on Oct 21, 2014 11:13 AM
Nathaniel Craig Dryden
Hi Louis,
Normally I don't transfer memorials to someone who is unrelated in any way but there is something that tells me you will take good care of him. I have added every census record Nathaniel was enumerated in and I hope you will keep that intact. If for some reason you no longer wish to keep Nathaniel after you are done editing his memorial I would request that you return him to me.
Thank you, Eileen
Added by Eileen on Oct 20, 2014 7:26 PM
Packers Fan
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
Carter was cremated and his ashes were given to members of his family.

Added by Packers Fan on Oct 17, 2014 9:12 PM
Packers Fan
Elizabeth Pena
She was born in 1959.

Added by Packers Fan on Oct 17, 2014 9:03 PM
Sean Iannecilli
Montrose Hagins & Dorothy Meyer

If you can, would it be possible for you to compose new biographies to help elevate the memorials of actresses Montrose Hagins and Dorothy Meyer to famous?

The memorials are as follows:

Montrose Hagins (listed as Annie Montrose Hagins) is 127600072

Dorothy Meyer is 120050628

They each have photographs, burial locations, dates/locations so if you accept a decent biography is just required to make that it happen. Hope you can help.

Have a good October and Halloween,

Sean I.
Added by Sean Iannecilli on Oct 11, 2014 9:51 AM
Joanne Gross Vaughn
Revere Bio
Thanks for writing the bio for Paul's memorial. I really appreciate it, you did better than I would have.

Added by Joanne Gross Vaughn on Oct 06, 2014 5:43 AM
John "J-Cat" Griffith
Paul Revere
Hi ya Louis, I just found out this morning about the passing of rock legend Paul Revere. I just wanted to mention you did a great write for his bio and thanks. I've also added a photo of he and the original lineup of his band, "Paul Revere and the Raiders". Best always,
Added by John "J-Cat" Griffith on Oct 05, 2014 9:39 AM
George Seitz
Alan Grey Farmer
Hello Louis -

A bike


Added by George Seitz on Oct 02, 2014 9:58 AM
George Seitz
Billy Ward's bike
Hi Louis,

This grave had a temporary marker when I was there a few years ago. I see that a nice stone has been carved, that depicts Billy's bike.

Thanks - George

Added by George Seitz on Sep 26, 2014 9:41 AM
RE: Dave Brubeck
You are welcome.
Added by Merry on Sep 14, 2014 8:29 AM
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