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Calmly Searching (#47240541)
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Bio Photo "When you remember me, it means that you have carried something of who I am with you, that I have left some mark of who I am in who you are. It means that even after I die, you can still see my face and hear my voice and speak to me in your heart." Fredrick Beekner


Thank you in advance for the many updates and links that I receive almost daily for my memorials. I strive to keep up with them.

Before accepting information in edits now, there is a great effort made to confirm the information you send. One edit sent to me, may take 4 to 6 hours of my time searching on ancestry and other genealogy sites to complete. I gather the records for said edit, gain knowledge of the family, contact other contributors to link family members that I am able to find, so that the entire family can be linked on any given memorial.

Please make sure your information is accurate, so that I can accept it. There are a lot of people being linked to those they do not belong to due to so many "same names". It is an easy mistake, I know, as it has happened to me in the past. When possible, follow your loved one from birth to death, check your dates and locations lived to make sure it is the correct memorial.

Know that I appreciate your time and effort. Please, be respectful of my time and effort. If I have made an error, sign in to Find A Grave, and send me an edit. If you have documentation of your information, include that as well.

I would also like to thank the many volunteers that give freely of their time, knowledge, and efforts on behalf of people searching for answers and hoping to breathe life back into their ancestors, walking cemeteries, taking photos, editing photos uploading and creating memorials.

Find a Grave is kept up by a United community of genealogists, historians, (beginners and experts) all of which of course, are VOLUNTEERS. We do not get paid for what we do here.

Creating memorials and fulfilling photo requests is a labor of love for me. If you appreciate something I've added, please pay it forward! If you receive "freely", give "freely"

Please click the "Edit" tab on the individual memorial, then the "Suggest A Correction" link on the specific memorial you would like me to update or transfer. ***PLEASE DO NOT SEND CORRECTIONS AS PUBLIC MESSAGES***
Transfer requests should be requested on the "edit" tab. Include your relationship, and your contributor name and number.

Keep in mind, those of us who list the memorials are only human, sometimes we make mistakes, let us know,and Never forget: We Are Volunteers. VOLUNTEERS. Our time and work are given freely.

The quote of Fredrick Beekner is borrowed from my cousin Mike Perkins memorial.

I am of the belief that "no one is truly gone, until they are forgotten." Phyllis Behrendt 2008

So with all this said, I will continue to visit cemeteries and take photos of graves, and hope someday to find more of my family,and maybe some of yours. Until then I will remain.... Calmly Searching..........

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Kim Ogilvie
Thank You for taking these pictures for me. It means so much to me to have them.
Added by Kim Ogilvie on May 23, 2016 6:48 PM
Carolyn Russell
Thank you for the nice photos of Herschel and Benjamin Shipley's gravestones.
Added by Carolyn Russell on May 19, 2016 8:26 AM
Charles T. Torgerson, III
Martell Thanks!
Thank you for providing the pictures for Joseph and Mary Martell, great-great grandparents of mine. I truly appreciate the assistance!
Added by Charles T. Torgerson, III on May 18, 2016 7:03 PM
Richard Bedwell
Ellis Family
Thank you so much for photography 4 of my Ellis Ancestor's gravestones in Wayside Cemetery, Barron County, Wisconsin.
Added by Richard Bedwell on May 18, 2016 10:36 AM
Cheryl Kotecki
RE: Use of your photo for another memorial
OH - I see, Willie was on the back of the monument it says in your caption. That makes me happy to know. Thanks. The other name must be Grace - she died not quite as young but very tragically - the family could do nothing for her. She was born in 1871 - I was just working on transcribing the letters from right after she was born and the next one when they decided on her name. I also have the letter when they told my great-grandfather, so I can get the date and add both to her memorial.
Added by Cheryl Kotecki on May 12, 2016 2:34 PM
Cheryl Kotecki
RE: Use of your photo for another memorial
Oh that's great you have already created the memorial - I had recently connected one of their daughters and the little boy who died in Indiana to their records. Where did you get the info on little Willie? The only place I know of where his life was recorded was in the letters from his sisters to my great-grandfather that I've been working on. I cry every time I read those letters. One of them has his markings on it where he picked up a pen and tried to write. Have you put in to connect their other two daughters to John? He would be a third great uncle - I have no photos - but the family wrote to my great-grandfather about every month, so I feel like I know them and love them all!
Added by Cheryl Kotecki on May 12, 2016 2:12 PM
Cheryl Kotecki
Use of your photo for another memorial
You have an excellent photo of the headstone for Esther Whitcomb Maynard (Find A Grave Memorial# 44335264) that also is carved with her husband's name, John Flavel Maynard, b 2 Jun 1827 d Dec 12 1899. I have the biographical data on him in my family tree (collected at as well as letters by him to my great-grandfather, and a copy of his parent's family bible pages (Cyrus Maynard Memorial# 32322159 and Polly Kendall - linked to Cyrus record). I would like to make a memorial page for John Maynard, and with your permission, I would like to include the photo you have of the shared monument that appears on Ester's page. Thank you! Cheryl Kotecki
Added by Cheryl Kotecki on May 11, 2016 7:15 PM
Brandon O'Rear
RE: Arvie Lynn Batchelor
You're welcome. And Thanks
Added by Brandon O'Rear on May 10, 2016 12:27 PM
Gail Campbell Schulte
RE: Mason G. Whitfield
It isn't necessary for you to give me credit for the additional information about Mason Whitfield.
Added by Gail Campbell Schulte on May 10, 2016 11:37 AM
Russ Carter
Elizabeth Gillett Memorial #162060019

On a fluke I decided to search for my 5th great aunt's memorial again (I hadn't look for a couple of years) and found you had posted it only two days ago! Thank you so much! I have sent additional information for her memorial through the Edit system.

Thanks again,
Russ Carter
Battle Ground, WA
Added by Russ Carter on May 05, 2016 8:01 PM
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