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Shirley Stanton (#46546723)
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Since 1990, I have been working on the genealogy of my husband's family. In 1997 a computer was foisted on me and the real fun started! I began researching my own family in 2000 as a 70th b-day present for my brother. In sleuthing for family gravesites in the Northeast, we have physically unearthed family headstones. During the process of gathering family data, we have had a refresher course in US History as well as some post-grad work. The threads of our country's fabric have been spun from the family histories in our cemeteries.

In 2003-04,I had the pleasure of working with Michael Robert Patterson to identify family genealogy in many burials he had listed on his superb Arlington National Cemetery website. Michael linked the families on the website and supplied copious biographical information. The "family" continually amazed us both. At the time, I neglected to enter names in findagrave's Arlington list and have tried to catch up.

All of my entries in Find a Grave have been family members,until recently when I put in a few names from some obscure places that may be your family.

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Jane Octavia Macomb Miller
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born: Sept 17, 1922; Georgetown, DC
died: Jan 1, 1900; Washington, DC

I am assuming you meant to type 1822 instead of 1922. Please send me an SAC via the edit tab on her memorial if 1822 is incorrect.
Added by SLGMSD on Nov 18, 2013 6:29 PM
Mary Eleanor Hutton
you wrote:
Memorial# 54437685 her husbandshe married Mancius Oct. 8,1879 in Mount Vernon, NY.

in the future please put stuff like this in a regular suggest a correction, as this field does not correction any field on the memorial and I have to write it down to post it.
Added by Kat on Oct 01, 2013 4:24 PM
The Lady in Black
RE: Mary Blauvelt
You wrote:

"My Woodmere map has North Lake and Lot 7 for Newman/Stanton. I have not been told of any plot diagram on file."

Every plot is diagrammed and is on file (hopefully--as is common with old records, some are missing.) To get a copy, send Woodmere a SASE, and tell them who you are. I have nearly all the ones for my family members, so you should be able to get one for that plot. They have a huge card filing system. Here's an example of a plot card:

As for the color, they are darker, but I took my photos right after it had rained. It's most likely the industrial pollution--most of the older monuments and markers have turned brown/black, but it depends on the makeup of the stone. Also, the plot is under a huge tree and next to Lake Woodmere--the trees can also cause discoloration, and so can the composition of the soil. Hard to tell what those looked like when they were new--same with the spire/obelisk itself. It could have been that he manipulated the color, or waited for a particular kind of lighting...I've been experimenting with photography for over 30 years, and there's a lot you can do, especially now with these digital cameras. His were taken with a regular SLR, if I'm correct. Here's photographs by two photographers (me and a distant cousin) of the same footstone. He probably cleaned the stone--I didn't:

That's another possibility. Mine was also recent (posted a few days after being photographed)--his wasn't.

On the disposition for Mary Blauvelt, I'd change it to Cremated: location of ashes is unknown. Don't put scattered unless you know that is what happened. You can always change it later.

Removing the cemetery photo is easy, but it won't give you another photo slot. If you are signed in, look for the link under the photo where it says: "Don't show cemetery photo on this memorial," and click on it, and it will go away. The admins have chosen a default photo for some cemeteries--another cemetery I photographed in Wyandotte, Mt. Carmel, does not have one that was chosen, so none of the memorials have one. One of my photos used to be the default for Woodmere, but the one that's there now is much better.

Hope that helps--family calls!
Added by The Lady in Black on Sep 24, 2013 7:07 PM
The Lady in Black
RE: photos
Re: the Stanton graves

If you want, I can remove the photos I took. Let me know which memorials to remove them from, as I got every one that was visible, and have taken over 20000 photos, so I have no way of knowing which ones I did.

Alternatively, you could sponsor each memorial ($5 each), which will increase your photo/document slots from 5 to 20. It's up to you.

Let me know,
Added by The Lady in Black on Sep 23, 2013 6:40 PM
John Walker Taylor
Nancy Ann Bray Taylor
Shirley, what an impressive picture! I sure am glad you found it. Thank you for posting it on findagrave!!! ... John
Added by John Walker Taylor on Aug 19, 2013 5:23 PM
Greg Volk
RE: Nathaniell Chesebrough
OK, thanks.
Added by Greg Volk on Aug 18, 2013 1:05 PM
Sherri Hopkins-Plaster
Edwin Bennett Macomb
Thank you for getting the picture of his headstone. I appreciate the time and effort you put into it.
Added by Sherri Hopkins-Plaster on Jul 04, 2013 10:34 PM
Thank you
Thank you for the link on Walter Ammerman!
Added by bluebell on Jun 08, 2013 9:37 PM
Floral Designer
RE: Macombs in Pell Vault
good luck
Added by Floral Designer on Apr 22, 2013 9:05 AM
Floral Designer
RE: St Pauls Request
Ok this rings a bell with me and then he(david) dug out the burial plot in 2011.. someone just asked for 4 photo's of the burial spot and the photo's are there on these memorials. That is why I was asking you. I sent a problem back
Have a Good Sunday
Added by Floral Designer on Apr 20, 2013 8:14 PM
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