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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 11 years, 10 months, 16 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: 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
Transfer request
I would like to request transfer of Laura Bourne Haller who was my great-grandmother. 130571715

Thank you.

Added by MrDLoomis on Mar 17, 2015 7:59 PM
Jerry R Keller
Pietro & Marietta Elia
Thank you for the management transfer, and all that you do to make Find A Grave a better place
Jerry R Keller
Added by Jerry R Keller on Mar 15, 2015 7:38 PM
RE: Earl and Lucy Avis
Thanks for your response. I am adding the cemetery location-if you could please move your photographs to my memorials and then delete yours-I'll contact the person who added their daughter's link to them as parents so he can update. Thank you for your consideration.
Added by GravesScribe on Mar 13, 2015 10:06 AM
Earl and Lucy Avis
On October 24, 2013 you created memorials for Earl and Lucy Avis. I had created memorials for these family members on September 29, 2003 (Earl Avis #7930883 and Lucy Avis # 7930867) but I could not locate the burial location. How do you want to handle?
Added by GravesScribe on Mar 12, 2015 11:12 AM
winn forman
There is amemorial stone below the university of portland next to the river for Richard Artur Runyan, I found his findagrave memorial and he died at the young age of 19 in 1981, his fathers memorial says that Richard died a tragic death,I was wondering if you had any info on how this young man died? Richard Arthur Runyan Findagrave #133810900...thanks Winn forman st helens oregon
Added by winn forman on Mar 09, 2015 9:21 PM
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