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Anna (#47477171)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has become my newest addiction!

Taphophilia = an abnormal love for graves and cemeteries. The love of walking cemeteries and finding lost relatives and the gravesites of ancestors.


If you've never taken a few moments to spend time in the cemetery...You're really missing out. The peace and tranquility you find in them. Those that have gone before many times have left a final message on their tombstones. These messages are an inspiration and make me feel humbled and blessed! Go ahead...take the time...walk your local cemetery and read their messages and see how they reach out and touch you! You'll be glad you did! (quoted from another find-a-graver)


We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the story tellers of the tribe.



"I am getting more and more confused by this site. If people create memorials with no OR incorrect burial location and I add a memorial for them in the correct location... I am asked to remove mine because theirs was on first; If people post memorials in an incorrect burial location and I post a memorial for them in the correct location... I am asked to remove mine.
Doesn't make sense to me!!


"When I go to a cemetery, I don't just see tombstones. I see families there. I see history there. I see much more than just a stone..."
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K. Alan Lewis
Jacob Aaron Tennant
Thanks for letting me know about the duplicate memorial. I deleted the duplicitous one.
Added by K. Alan Lewis on Oct 21, 2014 7:51 AM
Kelly Mayhew
S.Ross Michael obituary
I saw that you have an obituary for S. Ross Michael and hoped you might share it with me. Thanks in advance!

Kelly Mayhew
Added by Kelly Mayhew on Oct 20, 2014 7:34 PM
Gary Daggett
RE: Dr. Perley Isaac Reed
Thanks Anna,

The Reed family is part of my wife's ancestry and I am the family history "geek". I also was contacted through Ancestry by some one who was a childhood acquaintence of Judson Reed and has been looking for him for years. This raised the "mystery" aspect for me and I have tried to help them besides filling out my family tree. The remaining family is his sister and her descendants who live in Wheeling West Virginia and they don't know what happened to him either. Thanks.

Gary L. Daggett
Added by Gary Daggett on Oct 20, 2014 1:48 PM
Christina Piper
Catherine S. Laird
Thank you for messaging me about the duplicate memorials. I'll stop at the mausoleum this week to see if they have updated the plaque.
Added by Christina Piper on Oct 20, 2014 1:37 PM
Gary Daggett
Dr. Perley Isaac Reed
Hi Anna,

I found your memorial page for Perley Isaac Reed and found it very useful in my research. I would be very interested in any info about his immediate family especially his son Judson Wardlaw Reed who seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth after his enlistment in the military in 1942.
Added by Gary Daggett on Oct 19, 2014 4:41 PM
RE: re: Reuben J. Culver
Thank you, Anna. It's a shame people can't even have a little respect for the dead.
Added by Not-Forgotten on Oct 15, 2014 8:04 AM
Larry Wallace
Chester Carl Waddell Memorial 116327826

Chester Carl Waddell (116327826) was born on January 29, 1913 at blue Jay, Raleigh Co., WV and died February 05, 2008 at Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio. Twin son of Wilbert Wade Waddell (136927517) and Burma Jean Dobbins (136927625) Chester Carl Waddell was the twin brother of Charles Edward Waddell.

Margaret Ellen Gaye was born on December 20, 1916 Montgomery, Fayette Co., West Virginia and died October 08, 1994 at Marietta, Washington Co., Ohio.

Chester Carl Waddell is my wife's Uncle. Her father was Charles Edward Waddell (136928059).
Please add information or transfer to me if you wish.
Larry Wallace (47419769)
Added by Larry Wallace on Oct 07, 2014 10:41 AM
Linda Collins
RE: Nancy Howard Beebe Snow
Hi Anna! Here's what I think I can read on the tombstone:
wife of
June 2, 1875 [looks like 1825]
Age 32 yrs [could be 57]
10 M. & 16 D.

It's really hard to read, though. If you like, I'm willing to send you the actual picture but I don't know how, since these messages are public.

Linda Collins

Added by Linda Collins on Oct 06, 2014 10:57 PM
re: Arthur McMahon
Anna, Death certificate lists cemetery as St Marys but didn't indicate whether new or old. Sorry I didn't call cemetery to get correct burial. I did change the cemetery name and if you want to I can have Find A Grave merge the two memorials. Doesn't make any difference to me who manages memorial. Just let me know if you want them merged.
Thanks for your hard work and dedication to Find A Grave.
Added by Shirley on Oct 05, 2014 10:11 PM
Kathryn Hammett Gordon
Part of what I was able to determine were the parents of Catherine. They were Timothy and Mary (Sullivan) Donovan. The Donovan name is a common Irish name. I do not know if the ones you found are related or not -- will have to do more research to find that out as I only have parent's names now.
I did find several Hammett/Hammat family members on the index you sent that had not had memorials created. Most were in Reno. Thanks for the link.
The work you (and Human and other photographer/memoerial creators (your Find A Grave friend list includes so many that have helped me out) is so appreciated.
Added by Kathryn Hammett Gordon on Oct 05, 2014 3:31 PM
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