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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 13 years, 5 months, 10 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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Messages left for J McL (533)[Leave Message]
Thank you so much for the photos of the McMullens. Much appreciated.
Added by SueMc on Oct 19, 2016 11:13 PM

Thank you very much for taking the photo for the Myrtle and Martin Christensen memorial pages. I appreciate your help!
Added by Union48 on Oct 17, 2016 3:26 AM
Carol Simons
RE: Benjamin Donald Perry Memorial# 3923041
Thank you,
You are appreciated!

Carol Simons
Added by Carol Simons on Oct 13, 2016 3:49 PM
RE: Florence lipscombe
It was my pleasure.
Added by EGF on Oct 12, 2016 1:19 PM
Linda Powell
Gravestone Location for John G Shea Memorial# 132455479
Thank you for posting this information. I wonder if you could help me resolve an issue. Find a Grave has him buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Billion Graves has him buried in Finley Sunset Cemetery which is about a mile away. I searched to see if they had consolidated the cemeteries but can find no record they have done so. The photo of the gravestone in Billion Graves looks the same as the one in Find a Grave. Any ideas?
Thanks for your help.
Linda Powell
Added by Linda Powell on Oct 08, 2016 4:26 PM
Carol Simons
Benjamin Donald Perry Memorial# 3923041
Thank you for the photo of my great uncle's grave stone. May I have your permission to post it on his profile on my family tree. I am glad to give you credit for the photo.

Thank you again,
Carol Simons
Added by Carol Simons on Oct 06, 2016 2:25 AM
RE: Cyntha Alexander Boozer
Hi. I have transferred her memorial to you. I am not sure about her husband, can't find his death certificate.
Added by GuyfromCanada on Oct 04, 2016 3:52 PM
Ernie Krewson
Alonzo Dye
Deleted DC from one memorial and added to the other. Thanks for catching my error. Ernie
Added by Ernie Krewson on Oct 03, 2016 9:45 AM
Ernie Krewson
RE: Alonzo C. Dye
Could you help me by sending the Find A Grave number for both? Thanks, Ernie
Added by Ernie Krewson on Oct 03, 2016 8:15 AM
Gary Bonney
Pumphreys at Mount Calvary Photos
Thank you for the photos of my relatives.
Added by Gary Bonney on Oct 03, 2016 2:57 AM
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