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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 11 years, 11 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo I fell into this ancestry thing 7 yrs ago when a cousin in Brazil asked for the dates of our grandmother's birth & death. It snowballed from there into family trees, etc. and researching our history, both for my husband and myself. Then when I began photographing graves, someone from RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) told me if I was doing my family graves then it would benefit others to photograph graves in the same cemetery! So another hobby was born as if I didn't have enough to do anyway! I am recovering from cancer & I find (& have always found) cemeteries restful, interesting and peaceful on a sunny day...and this gives me a chance to have a hobby that I am passionate about that I can work on at my own pace. Thanks to all the Find A Grave volunteers!
By the way, I am very pleased to make links, suggestions & transfers that are reasonable.

Please keep requests within the Findagrave transfer policy... namely parents, siblings, grand & great grandparents or 1st generation aunts & uncles. Yet if you care enough to ask for a transfer for a relative/dear friend to make links & bio I will honor it. I was recently denied a transfer request of my fathers sister from non-family as my Aunt was a friend of her mother & she prefers to keep her". ? ! ? Not nice!

I try to do the best I can with photos but our weather in Oregon this year (2014) in particular has been wet & soggy. Many of the graves are covered in mud or wet when I photo. Or at Mt.Calvary Cemetery there are the steep hills that I try not to stumble & roll down while photographing the stones! If you want to take a better photo you are always welcome to add it to my entry & I can delete my picture.

"Die Liebe Horet Nimmer Auf" - translated from German - The Love Never Ends

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead breathing life into all who have gone before.

Your tombstone stands among the rest,
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Author Unknown.....

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RE: Callahan family
You are awesome!!! Thank you!!! I'm not sure who the other David is but I'll try to figure him out. :)
Thanks again!!!
Added by chcobe on Apr 23, 2015 3:27 PM
RE: Callahan family
Thank you very much!!! I really appreciate it!!! :) I would be happy to manage the memorial pages of David and his son, William, if you would be willing to transfer them to me. I guess I should have asked before now and that way I won't have to bother you again. I'd like to add their birth and death locations and other information. My number is 47014701. They had no descendants. David's daughter, Shirley, left her estate to her cousins and my mother was one of them.
Thank you again!!!
Added by chcobe on Apr 23, 2015 10:10 AM
Callahan family
Thank you so very much for posting the information I sent you for David Callahan and his son, William. I had gotten your permission to use William's photo in my tree. I don't have David's posted. I don't remember if I had asked for permission to use it too and I wanted to ask for permission before I posted it. Of course I will give you credit as I did with William's photo. I have you listed as J McLane on his photo but do have your member number listed too. Please let me know if you want me to update it to J McL.

Thank you!!!
Added by chcobe on Apr 23, 2015 6:20 AM
Emma Hardwick
Josephine Amanda Berry McLane
Was Josephine married first to Thomas J. Berry? In my research on my Kramer family, "Minnie" Amanda J. Kramer married T. J. Berry, 1889. He died in 1920. Her parents were John A. and Anne (Armstrong) Kramer. Seeing the name Josephine Amanda Berry McLane, could be possibility a family member. There were two daughters that I know of from that marriage. One was "Lottie" (Charlotte?) and "Effie" (?) Berry.
Thank you for your time.
Added by Emma Hardwick on Apr 22, 2015 8:58 PM
Mark Grafe
No dod may indicate the person is still living!
Added by Mark Grafe on Apr 22, 2015 5:38 PM
RE: Leavy
Thanks again; I appreciate your assistance.
Added by hbryson1 on Mar 27, 2015 5:12 PM
Mount Calvary Cemetery-Ella Leavy
Hi, can you send me your copy of the original photo for Ella O'Brien Leavy, Find A Grave Memorial# 109725693? I think that her husband, Patrick Leavy, born 1864 in Ireland, died 13 Apr 1941 in Marion County, is also buried there, but I can't quite make it out from the photo posted to her memorial page. If he is there, I can create the memorial for him. (If he is there, may I use your photo too?) Thanks!
Added by hbryson1 on Mar 23, 2015 8:41 AM
Patricia Sprague
Patrick Joseph Grady
Thank you for the picture of my grandfather's grave marker. It was so much better then the one I posted. I appreciate your effort.

Added by Patricia Sprague on Mar 22, 2015 12:15 PM
Thank you for the transfers. Also, thank you for your work on findagrave!

Added by MrDLoomis on Mar 17, 2015 10:55 PM
Transfer request
I would also like to request transfer of Neagle P. Sealy who was my grandfather. 130576287

Thank you,

Added by MrDLoomis on Mar 17, 2015 8:01 PM
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