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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 13 years, 6 months, 24 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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Richard Rieck
Wiley mausoleum
I understand about the weather. The problem is that I plan on submitting the article to the (non-profit) journal in about a week. There are three possibilities. 1) A photo of the mausoleum just like what you posted (only with a higher resolution) would be fine if it is not too dark. 2) Your Find A Grave post mentions a memorial stone **in** the mausoleum. A photo of that stone would be even better, but I realize that it is probably not accessible. 3) If options 1 and 2 are not viable perhaps it might be best to forgo the photography. As mentioned previously, I will acknowledge your help and send you a copy of the article if we manage to get a photo in it. Whether or not things work out, I thank you for your kind offer.
Added by Richard Rieck on Dec 03, 2016 8:57 AM
Scott Light
1st LT George E. Richards, USA, Korea
I was wondering, you added a photo on 1st Lt George E. Richards, KIA Korea 1953, and was wondering if you would possibly know if any of his family is still in the area or how I would go about finding them? I have a personal question to ask them about him about where he was stationed, if he was on Okinawa prior to going into Korea. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
Added by Scott Light on Dec 02, 2016 4:27 PM
Richard Rieck
Elias K. Wiley mausoleum
I am preparing an article about Oregon Trail graves and cenotaphs. Can you provide a larger image of the mausoleum? I might be able to use it, will cite you and send a copy of the article when it is published. Thank you.
Richard Rieck
Added by Richard Rieck on Nov 22, 2016 2:53 PM
Craig Holmberg
Conrad Miller....
Thanks very much for the photo. It confirms a couple of things for me.
Job (volunteer) well done.
Added by Craig Holmberg on Nov 22, 2016 1:23 PM
Victor Martenson
Thank you for taking and posting the photo for the grave marker for Victor Martenson and his wife. It is great to have so many wonderful volunteers willing to take these photos for those of us that are too far away or unable to for other reasons. Thank you, Hal.
Added by Hal on Nov 21, 2016 2:54 PM
Carla J Roberts
Charles Peppard
Thank you for the picture of Charles' grave marker. It is greatly appreciated.

Added by Carla J Roberts on Nov 20, 2016 9:07 PM
Nancy Hagood
Veron Joe Agee #261538
Hi, I can see where the mistake is at the Willamette National Cememtery in Portland with the wrong wife (one is Agnes one is Winifred...I tried to unlink it but it must have been set up from her stone, neither was originally set up by me. I will write to them also. Thanks again. Nancy Hagood
Added by Nancy Hagood on Nov 16, 2016 5:05 AM
Clair suskie
Thank you for the photo of Clair, he is a ex-husband of my Mother....Rick
Added by Rick on Nov 15, 2016 8:38 AM
RE: Carol Paxton
Thank you for letting me know. I would very much like you to email me a pic of if Mamas headstone.
I can then print it and put in her photo book I made.
Added by Sissy on Nov 14, 2016 10:44 PM
Pennsylvania Lady
Burleigh William Miller
Thanks for the great photo. I truly appreciate all you did to get it.

Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Nov 14, 2016 6:26 AM
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