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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 preferred 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.
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Gregory Aanenson
RE: Lester Humphreys.
Dupe ahs been deleted.

Added by Gregory Aanenson on Oct 30, 2014 6:03 PM
Ann Mensch
RE: Loney
Thank you so much for updating the relationships for Bertha Loney, and for adding her sister, Estella Loney as well!
Added by Ann Mensch on Oct 30, 2014 2:22 PM
Jeff Hall
Pvt John J Dougher Photo
Thanks very much for the headstone photo added for
Pvt John J Dougher, great work!
Added by Jeff Hall on Oct 26, 2014 4:31 PM
RE: Skyline
I don't know anything about them, but I did find an obituary through my online newspaper subscription. William is the son of Docia Stokes. I can type up the obituary and send to you through an edit if you will post it? If I understand the message correctly and the user who emailed you wants to share the photos, the best way would be to add them to the memorials on find a grave and hope a relative comes forward in the future.

Added by Erin on Oct 25, 2014 9:44 AM
Mr. Jean Coston
RE: Mark Sweeney
Dear J Mcl
I tried Google Earth and couldn't find it either.
Maybe it has been annexed into Portland or some
other large city in OR.
Added by Mr. Jean Coston on Oct 25, 2014 7:59 AM
Janet Schiller
RE: William R. Pindell
According to my grandmother's notes, Bill Pindell's mother was Docia Stokes, and she was married to John B. Stokes. I'm assuming that John Stokes was a second husband, and that he was not Bill Pindell's father. Bill Pindell's father (not mentioned by name) was from Hannibal, Missouri, and he reportedly knew my great grandfather John Henry Bode, also of Hannibal. Elizabeth was Bill Pindell's wife. I'm hoping that there are descendants who would like to have these photos.
Added by Janet Schiller on Oct 23, 2014 8:12 PM
Janet Schiller
William R. Pindell
I have beautiful photographs of William R. Pindell, Elizabeth Pindell, Docia Stokes, and John B. Stokes. I don't know anything about them, except that my grandmother left labelled photographs of them, which I found among my late mother's papers. I think Docia was her friend, and Bill Pindell's father was from Hannibal, MO, as was my grandmother. If you are interested in the photographs, please contact me.
Added by Janet Schiller on Oct 23, 2014 6:36 PM
Robin Rainford
RE: John Jacob Klapperich d 1959
Well, she may not be there. I'm up to 1940 and John J is living with his son's family and Harriet has a rental house in Fairview, Tillamook, Oregon. Don't know yet how the story works out :)
Added by Robin Rainford on Oct 19, 2014 5:45 PM
Robin Rainford
John Jacob Klapperich d 1959
Hello! I'm so excited to find John Klapperich, which would not have happened if you hadn't posted on Findagrave. Part of the challenge is that he was called Jacob as a boy, different from his father Johannes. His mother is Pauline Miller.

John J "Jacob" Klapperich
B:18 Dec 1877 in Michigan
D:6 Apr 1959 in Multnomah, Oregon, United States
wife: Harriet Hattie Klapperich B: abt 1888 in Michigan

Thank you, thank you for your work!
Robin Rainford
Added by Robin Rainford on Oct 19, 2014 12:08 PM
Thank you. Glad Steve has been keeping my effort to organize alive, the # of memorials have significantly grown since we started but the place was so huge I didn't want give myself a backache being out there all day for nothing :-) I had photographed the mausoleum back in 2013 when I was out visiting Donald's memorial, but all the photos have been sitting on my computer since then, my backlog is crazy! I am just now getting caught up and glad to see they got online. I hope you don't mind the plot edits, it helps us keep track of where people have been and I am adding a few photos here and there if my shots are sharper. Glad to dump space off my hard drive and get to new memorials. I have been out to Mt. Calvery before and photographed some last winter when I was researching a friends tree and I tend to snap more when ever I am in a cemetery. The gals in the office like Find a grave, but they expressed a dislike of people mowing the rows, so since they have their database online I just spot photographed and let it be. I thought it would be a better cemetery to photograph in the summer early evening after business hours ;-)but never got back out there. Life just gets busy!

thanks, Erin
Added by Erin on Oct 18, 2014 9:41 AM
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