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Pete Shapter (#46599427)
 member for 11 years, 9 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo Hello ! My name is Pete and I live in Columbus Ohio.

I've been a member of Find-A-Grave for 11+ years now.
Aside from my own family research and documentation, my goal here is to try to help others locate and visit, albeit virtually, the graves of family or friends that they may otherwise never see due to geographical differences, health issues or mobility restrictions.

While there is some satisfaction in fulfilling photo requests from the "bulk uploaders" and "drive-by" photo requesters of the Find-A-Grave community, the greatest gratification for me comes from being able to assist a direct family member or friend of the deceased.

One who actually has a personal ancestral interest in that person, not only in death, but may have also maintained a distinction and privilege of having shared connections with them in life.

I am currently doing photo requests in the central Ohio area. If you need a photo in my area, I'd be glad to attempt to fulfill your requests.

For the most part, I have had fairly good luck in dealing with cemetery personnel in locating and mapping of burials. Most have been great in helping out. A few are not so pleasant to work with. I sometimes sense an attitude from them as if I am putting them out by asking them to do their job. [locate and map grave locations.]

Providing outstanding assistance and cooperation in the area is Mifflin Township Cemetery and Riverside Cemetery - [Mac], Walnut Grove and Flint Cemetery [Tom & Elaine], Union Cemetery - [Joe and Sherry], Dublin Cemetery - [Joanna] and even the biggie in Columbus, Green Lawn Cemetery .

--Help your photo volunteers help YOU !!!--

When making a photo request, you can REALLY play a huge role in getting that picture you want faster by calling the cemetery yourself and obtaining the burial location and include it with your photo request!!

By supplying the grave information, you have helped tremendously by lessening the amount of time a volunteer will have to be on the phone or at the offices of the cemetery.

In central Ohio :
Blendon Central Cemetery 614-882-2215
Dublin Cemetery 614-410-4700
Eastlawn Cemetery 614-252-1415
Fancher Cemetery 740-272-7659
Green Lawn Cemetery 614-444-1123
Mifflin & Riverside Cem 614-471-4623
Mount Calvary Cem 614-491-2751
Sunbury Cemetery 740-965-1380
Union Cemetery 614-267-5471
Walnut Grove & Flint Cem 614-885-5933
Wesley Chapel 614-876-2236

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Beverly Nance
I was just at Greenlawn cem after the vandalism with the dumptruck.
Comfirts stone is in an area were there is much damage. Her stone appears to be undamaged. I did take a photo of it and it had a detached stone urn laying on top of it. Is the urn part of her stone?
Added by Beverly Nance on Oct 06, 2015 1:36 PM
James H. Packard
I found that according to the plot book North of S. that James H. Packard is buried in N. of S. not Section N. I don't believe that he has a headstone there either.
Added by Patty on Jul 14, 2015 4:35 PM
Ken Buttry
John and Mary Donahue
Hi, you have posted a photo to the memorials for John and Mary Donahue. You also commented on it. On the memorial for Mary it has her born in 1860 but the grave marker has 1856. Do you know any more about her? The reason that I ask is that in my wife's gr-grandmother's belongings was a photo of the same grave marker and I don't know why. Her name was Nettie Dickinson Breedlove Betts. She was the daughter of Lawrence Rea Dickinson and Mary E Murphy and the granddaughter of Martin M Dickinson and Margaret Rea from the Urbana, Ohio area. I have no idea of what happened to her parents. Her mother was born about 1849.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Ken Buttry
Added by Ken Buttry on Jun 14, 2015 8:18 AM
David Buhler
John Leader
My 3rd gr. grandfather. Thanks!
Added by David Buhler on Jun 06, 2015 10:01 AM
David Buhler
Photos at Becthel Cem. for Leader
Thanks so much!!!
Added by David Buhler on Jun 06, 2015 9:47 AM
Florence Wilch
Thanks so much for getting this photo of a relative. It is much appreciated!
Added by Barnard/OConnor/Wolford on May 28, 2015 4:41 PM
Sharon Surber
Your bio
I just read your bio. It is great. I feel the same way about helping others and especially when I take a photo letting them use it for whatever way they want to.

The other day someone filled one of my request for an out of state relative. On the photo they wrote copyright by ----, I was unable to use the photo for my on line family tree. My feeling is that they might as well not bothered in taking the pictures if they feel that way.

Keep up the good work.

Added by Sharon Surber on May 27, 2015 12:00 PM
Sharon Surber
Samuel Stroud
Hi Peter,

I appreciate your effort but it is not Samuel Stroud's gravestone, it is his wife's. It reads wife of Samuel Stroud and the death date matches his wife's death date.

Thanks for trying.

Added by Sharon Surber on May 27, 2015 11:51 AM
Kari Olson
RE: Wyatt and Thornton Ralston
And back to you too! Tis the season. I appreciate the use of the photos.
Added by Kari Olson on Nov 20, 2014 8:09 AM
Kari Olson
Wyatt and Thornton Ralston
Hi, I would love to add this headstone photo to my family tree on with the photo credit to you of course. Please let me know if you object to this or to let me know how you would prefer the photo credit worded. If I do not hear from you , I will assume it is okay to use it. Thanks so much.
Added by Kari Olson on Nov 19, 2014 8:54 PM
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