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J McL (#46959617)
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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 or dear friend 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.

~DEAR ANCESTOR~
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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Bill W
RE: Jurgen Hargens
You're welcome. Glad I could help. Bill
Added by Bill W on Feb 26, 2015 9:59 PM
Martin Burrell
Melvin family members buried at Mt. Calvary
Please, help us.

Can you locate the burial of baby boy, Francis B. Melvin. Both of his parent's are interred in Mount Calvary Cemetery. He does have an Oregon Death Certificate showing his burial at Mount Calvary on June 1, 1930, by Brady & De Moss of Oregon City. He died at the Saint Agnes Baby Home in Park Place, Clackamas, Oregon at the age of 1 year, 04 months and 11 days.

I was once involved with fine women that took over supervision of all the cemetery(s) old records and placed them onto the search engine that we use today. That was a most wonderful happening.

Thank you, Martin Burrell
Added by Martin Burrell on Feb 25, 2015 6:23 PM
Martin Burrell
Melvin family members buried at Mt. Calvary
Please, help us.

Can you locate the burial of baby boy, Francis B. Melvin. Both of his parent's are interred in Mount Calvary Cemetery. He does have an Oregon Death Certificate showing his burial at Mount Calvary on June 1, 1930, by Brady & De Moss of Oregon City. He died at the Saint Agnes Baby Home in Park Place, Clackamas, Oregon at the age of 1 year, 04 months and 11 days.
Added by Martin Burrell on Feb 25, 2015 6:16 PM
Mike L.
Ival Howard
Thank you so much. I like your bio.
Added by Mike L. on Feb 23, 2015 1:35 PM
JJG
Nancy (Sundholm) Carnese, #61517261
Greetings! I'd like to request your permission to use your photograph of the marker for my family tree. Thank you for your time and contribution to FG.
Added by JJG on Feb 22, 2015 1:08 PM
Linda Jenkins Werts
RE: Dielschneider
The Dielschneider/Deilschneider clan is very interesting!
Added by Linda Jenkins Werts on Feb 19, 2015 8:27 PM
Lisacul Rosie
McGreal

Thank you .
Added by Lisacul Rosie on Feb 19, 2015 8:25 PM
Calcat
Daniel J. Williamson
Hi there -- Thanks for taking the headstone photo of Anna Williamson in Mount Calvary Cemetery! I added a little note on her husband's memorial letting people know there is no headstone for him. Thanks for taking the time to take the photo and let me know about Daniel's as well! : )
Added by Calcat on Feb 19, 2015 1:44 AM
Lynette
Esther M. Pond 1883-1948
Thank you so much for photographing my grandmother, Esther Pond's grave. I knew she was buried in Portland, but I couldn't find the cemetery.
Added by Lynette on Feb 16, 2015 12:58 PM
Janie
Lori Ann Gatton
In regards to Lori, she was born in 1964 and died 1965.
The picture you have of the headstone,(Lori Ann Gatton and Veronica M. Reif)
Veronica was her Grandmother
Thank you for doing such an awesome job :)
for those of us that can't get there to view the stones and monuments.
Janie
Added by Janie on Feb 15, 2015 12:07 PM
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