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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/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.

~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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GraverGuy
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You're very welcome.
Added by GraverGuy on Jun 26, 2016 10:30 PM
Frank Campbell
Elizabeth Meshynski Warnock
I found your Find A Grave postings for Elizabeth Myshinski Warnock & her husband David Wallace Warnock buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Do you have any further info about Warnocks from the Portland area?
Added by Frank Campbell on Jun 18, 2016 3:41 PM
Shelli Steedman
RE: Fox Valley Cemetery
Hi, I heard back from her today. Thanks again for all of your help. Much appreciated!!!!
Added by Shelli Steedman on Jun 12, 2016 11:51 PM
SLJ
Richard W Geisendorf # 27785930 headstone photo
I know its been a couple years but I just looked at my great uncle's memorial to add some flowers & saw your wonderful photo of his headstone. Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph & post it. May I use it on my family tree?
Thanks again,
Sharon
Added by SLJ on Jun 11, 2016 11:09 AM
Shelli Steedman
RE: Fox Valley Cemetery
Thanks so much. I really appreciate your time. I'll let you know if she can help me.
Added by Shelli Steedman on Jun 09, 2016 5:11 PM
Shelli Steedman
RE: Fox Valley Cemetery
So, thansen@wvi.com is the correct email?
Added by Shelli Steedman on Jun 09, 2016 12:43 PM
Shelli Steedman
RE: Fox Valley
Thanks so much!!!!!
Added by Shelli Steedman on Jun 06, 2016 8:29 PM
Shelli Steedman
RE: Fox Valley
I hate to ask but would you mind contacting the RE office and talk to her. If she is willing to help, maybe she would give you her email for me. I know it is asking alot. I'll understand if you don't have the time or desire to do so. Thanks again for your help.
Added by Shelli Steedman on Jun 06, 2016 3:50 PM
Shelli Steedman
RE: Fox Valley Cemetery
Hi, would you please check for a typo. The email bounced back.
Added by Shelli Steedman on Jun 06, 2016 12:39 AM
Shelli Steedman
RE: Fox Valley Cemetery
Thanks so much!!!!!!
Added by Shelli Steedman on Jun 06, 2016 12:18 AM
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