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scotdeerie (#48158402)
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Bio Photo I volunteer at Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls. I have some limited access to St. Mary's/Sacred Hearts Cemetery, which are adjacent to Oakwood, although most of their records have been destroyed and the cemetery is in ill repair.

St. Joseph's, Holy Trinity and Gate of Heaven (Lewiston) are not far away and within my travel range for photo requests. I will only take photo requests that already have grave section/area info because these are HUGE cemeteries. Call the cemetery office, tell them you are from far away and ask they provide you with the info so you can send someone else to get the photo. Most places will do one or two requests for FREE. After more than a couple, however, be prepared to pay some sort of fee.

Riverdale and Accacia Park will NOT process requests for Find A Grave photographers and are particularly unfriendly about it. Call them and get the grave location and put it in your photo request. These cemeteries want to charge photographers if they go in and ask for help. For one or two requests, they MIGHT do it over the phone for YOU. Remember: your family BOUGHT plots there. They work for YOU.

Visit my Virtual Cemetery "Oakwood's River Folks" for folks who have died stunting at The Falls or in The Niagara River and then stop by and say hi to my recently departed best friend, Eilean "Ellie" Lyonhil Donan in the Virtual Cemetery, "Beloved Friends".
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Ellen Herrmann
RE: Elizabeth Percy_Cook headstone request
Yes, it is, but I thought the proper way was to put in a photo request that you could add your photo to. I didn't think I had the priviledge to use your photo to add to additional memorials.
Please let me know if I'm misunderstanding the rules.

Thanks for everything !!

Added by Ellen Herrmann on Nov 14, 2014 9:58 PM
Yankee Magnolia
RE: Your edit
Thanks for letting me know. Often a single-letter memorial is an "oops" and I try to catch those. I appreciate your response.
Added by Yankee Magnolia on Nov 13, 2014 6:51 PM
Edwin Winker grave photo
You went to a lot of work to photograph this grave site. I guess the family did not erect a stone. Hope the additional information I sent confirmed the site. Other than that, I sent you way more information than you probably wanted. :) Judy
Added by JLMuck on Nov 08, 2014 8:00 PM
RE: Parry @Oakwood
Thank you for the photo's I thought I would show my appreciation by giving you some dates that you might want on some of your family listings. Cheers! Steward
Added by Steward on Nov 07, 2014 7:07 AM
Ellen Herrmann
RE: Charles Percy
Thanks to your photo contribution to Charles' memorial page, I was able to add memorial pages for his Mother, Elizabeth Suttrington Percy Cook whose first husband was Charles Alexander Percy, Sr. and whose second husband was David Cook; as well as his half sister Elizabeth (Bessie) Cook Brydges. I am almost certain that is who is indicated on the headstone you photographed.

The fourth person, I cannot be sure of, it could be Charles, Jr.'s wife Martha Sarah Wilkinson Percy who died 10/04/1919, or his half sister's husband who I have not as yet identified. I think is might be his wife, but I cannot be positive as I do not have her obituary.

Is there a site that I can visit listing burials at Oakwood that is more complete than "Find A Grave?" I tried to access the link you provided, but my anti-virus said it was not safe to proceed and having just had trouble with my computer, I was afraid to override the warning.

Thanks again for your help and contributions to the Percy family.

Ellen Martin Herrmann
Added by Ellen Herrmann on Nov 06, 2014 6:48 PM
RE: Photos for you!
Thanks for your kind words. I got a new job in May, and kept my old one. I haven't been putting up - many new memorials. But what is up - I'll try to keep up to date. Wish I could do more, but bills/mortgage comes first! Peace and hope you have a good Winter.
Added by Roanho on Nov 06, 2014 3:38 PM
Kitty Katscher
Arthur Cornelius Muldoon
Thank you for the great photo. I also want to thank you for all your volunteer work.
Added by Kitty Katscher on Nov 06, 2014 11:41 AM
Ellen Herrmann
Percy Gravesite Photo
Thank you so very much for the gravesite photo for William and Carrie Frolich Percy. I live in Florida, so your help is very much appreciated because it provided me with something I could never get myself.

I have added another memorial page for William's brother Charles, who made 3 separate trips through the rapids in a boat he designed and constructed himself in 1887, 1888 and his final trip in 1902. I spent a lot of time trying to decipher the poor print that was available from the 08/29/1887 Buffalo Express and stumbled upon almost the same article printed in the 08/31/1887
weekly edition of the Niagara Falls Gazette. I so wanted to include his story on the memorial page it delayed my initiating it until today.

I really enjoyed your memorials for those that died during their exploits at Niagara Falls, but thought you might enjoy reading of Charles's first attempt I was able to include on his memorial page. He died at age 65 in the Niagara County Infirmary after being there only a day.

Thanks again,
Ellen Martin Herrmann
Added by Ellen Herrmann on Nov 05, 2014 9:42 PM
Robert Hills
Thank you so much for the nice clear photo.
Added by af on Nov 05, 2014 1:13 PM
Barb Kopshina
Nellie Flynn
Thanks for taking the photo of Nellie's grave. Barb
Added by Barb Kopshina on Nov 05, 2014 6:39 AM
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