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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 12 years, 5 months, 1 day
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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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Adele Olsen-Sullivan
William and Maxine Sullivan

Thank you for taking such great photos
of Bill and Maxine's headstone! I have
been meaning to do this for awhile.
Best Wishes
Adele Olsen-Sullivan
Added by Adele Olsen-Sullivan on Oct 13, 2015 5:52 PM
Peter Tomlinson
Tomlinson-Aull marker
I found your record numbers 130749757 for Cecilia J. Aull, 130749746 for Anna M. Tomlinson; and 130749761 for Ralph Tomlinson.I have correct years of birth, death, spouses and relationships to enter. What is the best way to convey this information? These folks were cousins of mine on my family tree. Thanks, Peter
Added by Peter Tomlinson on Oct 07, 2015 2:03 PM
Jerry R Keller
RE: gallucci
Thank you I will delete them
Added by Jerry R Keller on Oct 07, 2015 10:38 AM
Kathleen Cormack
Charles Macy
I wish to thank you for going to this cemetery and taking this photograph of the tombstone of this cousin. I live in Texas and it would have been impossible to get up there. At least I know Charles served in the Navy as did many of his kin. It is folks like you that make Find A Grave so successful. God Bless.
Added by Kathleen Cormack on Oct 05, 2015 7:36 AM
Eleanora Elliott Sobaski
The photos of her memorial site very nice.
Thank you,
Carolyn (Piper)
Added by Piper on Oct 01, 2015 10:55 PM
Jim Walls from Oregon
Find A Grave Memorial# 73350137
I have been researching the Walls family for several years now and I believe that James Thompson is a distant cousin. Are you related to this line.
I am most interested because I never knew about this line of the family until this month when I started looking at my great grandfather's siblings and found this connection. I hope it is because I have lived in Portland for more than 40 years until 2010 when I moved to Mexico.
I hope you are doing well and continuing with your research and photography. I enjoyed reading your info on Findagrave.

James Neal Walls Find A Grave Member #47047333

Feel free to use my personal email:
Added by Jim Walls from Oregon on Oct 01, 2015 1:39 PM
Annie Lillis
Thank you very much for transferring her memorial over to me.
Carolyn (piper)
Added by Piper on Sep 29, 2015 6:52 PM
Michael E. Lillis
Thank you for transferring his memorial to me. I appreciate it ver much.
Carolyn (Piper)
Added by Piper on Sep 29, 2015 4:20 PM
Cora Likens
Our cemetery records show that she had a funeral home marker. I was there yesterday and its gone.
Perry also had one.
Added by CJ on Sep 23, 2015 4:04 PM
Betty Hunter- Harrison
Selecta Gardner
You are correct on the mother and it has been changed. You know we all make mistakes. I did add a census of the family and it does have a daughter named Electa. But the headstones is Selecta so I am leaving it. Thanks for correcting me on the mother.
Added by Betty Hunter- Harrison on Sep 19, 2015 12:07 PM
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