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Anita R. Austill (#47729061)
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I am a Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. We collect, glassware, vintage jewelry, Cowboy Collectables, and dust. We love Flea Markets, Country Auctions, and long highway yard sales.

I started Find a Grave as a Photo Volunteer and decided that was too hard. I started photographing the entire cemetery, this way I could add them to the Computer at the Research Center and put them on Find a Grave also.

I walk the Cemeteries and take the photographs of the memorials I put on Find a Grave. I do not set at the computer and put memorials on in another state that I have no intention of putting a photograph on with it. I do not do this for the numbers, I do it to help others.

I will have to add to the above and say this winter I have been going through our county Cemetery Books and Creating new Cemeteries and making memorials for the ones buried in Family Cemeteries. It has been interesting to find them on Census records and connect them. I will try and locate the cemeteries and make a picture if I can. Sometimes the older family Cemeteries do not exist anymore. I did not want to add memorials that I could not add a picture. I decided that these people did not deserve to be forgotten, thus said here's hoping I can find a picture to add to the memorials. Keeping our County as up to date as possible.

I believe family should be with family. I make mistakes, I am human, just be nice when you let me know. It is not my intention to make duplicates, but names, initials, nicknames are not all known, and I gave up mind reading a few years ago. I try to correct, link or transfer as fast as I can. I do not believe it takes two months to type a few numbers.

I look at the old monuments that have weathered many storms and mowers and wish they could tell of what lies beneath them. I feel that by photographing them now could be the last means of preserving them for our generation. Find a Grave is a wonderful site for sharing the photographs of family and discovering death and birth dates that might have been lost.

It is wonderful to meet and make friends with people I would otherwise never know. I love being able to help others in any way I can.

I believe in God, Family and Country. If this offends you, I am sorry. This is a short bio of me.

God Bless you and
God Bless the United States of America
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Bobbi Dant Tucker
RE: Brown/Ward
I don't have any Crabtrees or Lambs. Are they connected to the Browns? I actually have very few Browns in my tree and they are really distant. I created the memorial for little Birdie Brown, age 10, after finding her in the OM, and was hoping to connect her with her family in hopes of someone might find her and want her.
Added by Bobbi Dant Tucker on Apr 19, 2014 12:29 PM
Bobbi Dant Tucker
RE: Brown/Ward
Another unsolved mystery.....
Added by Bobbi Dant Tucker on Apr 19, 2014 9:35 AM
Bobbi Dant Tucker
RE: Brown
I removed the link, the dates don't add up. I checked the Ward Cemetery. There are (2) Ida C Tinsley Brown and Ida C Tinsley Ward.
Added by Bobbi Dant Tucker on Apr 19, 2014 7:19 AM
Vicki Ventura
RE: Re: Find A Grave Memorial# 107832364
Anita, their son Bruce died before Edward did (and that's confusing, because his grave marker says 1989, but the KY death record, and Edward's bio say Bruce died in 1990), and per the obit, a son named Ricky survived Edward, and that son lived in Island. I'll send a message to the person who manages the other memorial. Thanks. Also, I have a picture for Bruce.
Added by Vicki Ventura on Apr 17, 2014 11:27 AM
Linda Patterson-Henderson
James M. Blackford #75342695
Anita, I am so sorry that I am just now thanking you so very much for the photo of James's gravestone. I was looking through my emails and I had missed it. Thank you. Linda Patterson-Henderson
Added by Linda Patterson-Henderson on Apr 17, 2014 10:02 AM
Vicki Ventura
Re: Find A Grave Memorial# 107832364
Hi Anita, I'm entering info on Edward "Mutt" Markwell right now (in my husband's tree), and just noticed there are 2 Find a Grave memorials for him. There is no date of when he died on his tombstone in Island, and his obituary says he was to be buried in Fernwood Cemetery in Henderson, KY. I'm not sure why he wasn't buried with his wife (in Island), as it doesn't appear he remarried. The other Find a Grave Memorial for him is #38083586. There is no photo with that memorial. I just entered the date he died (as an "edit" for you to approve), but to put all this info in one place, he was born in McLean County, and he died 22 Feb 2004 in Owensboro, Daviess County (at a nursing home). Also, his wife's maiden name, if you want to add that, is Thompson (Reba F. Thompson Markwell). If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks.
-Vicki Ventura
Added by Vicki Ventura on Apr 17, 2014 12:20 AM
Johnny Ford
RE: Thank you
Well thank you so much...Uncle Jr. Is still alive...he does have a monument in place at I.C.C....thanks for everything. I do believe Ira W. Keller passed in 46....thanks again..thats so sweet of you...Johnny Ford
Added by Johnny Ford on Apr 16, 2014 9:23 PM
Bobbi Dant Tucker
Joan Taylor
Thanks as always for making the links.
Added by Bobbi Dant Tucker on Apr 14, 2014 5:50 PM
Linda Dunlap
This is the correct person on the tombstone. I am not related and if you are I'll be happy to transfer the memorial to you. Linda
Added by Linda Dunlap on Apr 14, 2014 7:42 AM
MC Fulkerson
Charles Whobrey.
I have looked and looked for Uncle Charlie Whobrey grave for a long time. Now I know what his stone looks like. I I remember going to his funeral.
I think of you as a pass the research center enter every day.
I must stop in soon.

Thanks for posting his grave marker
Added by MC Fulkerson on Apr 14, 2014 6:51 AM
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