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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 13 years, 2 months, 16 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.

~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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Mary Anne Lowe Wagoner
RE: John Paul Wagoner
Thank you !
MaryAnne Lowe Wagoner
Added by Mary Anne Lowe Wagoner on Jul 25, 2016 3:30 PM
Mary Anne Lowe Wagoner
RE: John Paul Wagoner
I believe you sent me a message through Find A Grave concerning a duplicate memorial. If so, I would be happy to remove mine if you would consider putting up a picture of John Paul besides the one of his marker. That would put more of a human face to the memorial.
Thank you,
MaryAnne Lowe Wagoner
Added by Mary Anne Lowe Wagoner on Jul 25, 2016 5:12 AM
Louis Stark
Willamette National Cemetery
Thank you for your volunteer photo contributions in the "older" sections of WNC. I appreciate your efforts to fill in missing memorials.
Added by Louis Stark on Jul 24, 2016 4:29 PM
NieszGirl82
Juliet Leben
Thanks so much for your prompt response to my request. Your efforts are most appreciated!
Added by NieszGirl82 on Jul 22, 2016 10:41 AM
Scotty P
James Copeland Hicks
Hi Thanks for the photo of the headstone.

Scotty P
Added by Scotty P on Jul 22, 2016 7:15 AM
Karyn Smith
George Watson
Thank you for the photo of George Watson!
~Karyn
Added by Karyn Smith on Jul 21, 2016 11:04 AM
Mary Anne Lowe Wagoner
RE: John Paul Wagoner
Hello, thanks for the info. I looked up the info on his death cert. I did indeed put in the wrong place. I have fixed it. This is my FIL, so I made this memorial. Did not know someone else had. I have pictures already of him and his headstone.
Thank you,
Mary Anne Lowe Wagoner
Added by Mary Anne Lowe Wagoner on Jul 17, 2016 3:01 PM
Sheri West
Willamette National Cemetery
Thanks for the tombstone photos :)
Added by Sheri West on Jul 15, 2016 11:09 AM
Bob Dolan
Noel Kemmerich
Thanks for adding the gravestone photo of Noel Kemmerich to his memorial page. Your time is much appreciated.
Added by Bob Dolan on Jul 14, 2016 8:04 PM
gloria
Thank You for Photo
Your time and thoughtfulness are appreciated for taking the photo of Mary Miller's grave and marker. I am now able to piece together the rest of my lost family on my dad's side of the family.
G.N.
Added by gloria on Jul 14, 2016 12:22 PM
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