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J McL (#46959617)
 member for 13 years, 4 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.

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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Dan Arnes
RE: Robert Dale Ponsler
Added by Dan Arnes on Sep 25, 2016 10:22 AM
Dan Arnes
Robert Dale Ponsler
Find A Grave Memorial# 3924416
Processed your edits, and thanks for adding the grave marker photo!
Was wondering if you know what is on the lower right corner of the marker beside his wife's date of death?

Thanks for all you do for Find A Grave
Dan Arnes (Member# 47630541)
Added by Dan Arnes on Sep 24, 2016 10:14 AM
Karin Morey
Andrew Zimmerman photo
Thank you! One more Civil War veteran who died in Oregon with a photo on his Find A Grave page.
Added by Karin Morey on Sep 21, 2016 10:10 PM
RE: Mt.Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Were there any others at Mt. Calvary you found? I can unclaim them. I was planning to go on a nice day next week. I am new to this so as long as people work together, I am good!
Added by K W on Sep 21, 2016 6:31 PM
RE: Mt.Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Oh Please, no worries. I will unclaim it, it's yours. :)
Added by K W on Sep 21, 2016 6:27 PM
RE: Farella Family
I don't seem to find the option of transfer management on any of the relatives.
Can we converse privately so I may give you my contributor number and hopefully get them transferred that way.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Thank you
Added by Pamela on Sep 18, 2016 12:11 PM
RE: Farella Family
Thank you so much for your prompt transfer I really appreciate it.
Added by Pamela on Sep 18, 2016 11:51 AM
Farella Family

I've noticed you have a number of my relatives listed, thank you.
How do I contact you for transfers regarding my family members that you manage.

Thank you
Added by Pamela on Sep 17, 2016 1:10 PM
Erlene Best (Bremmer)
Date of Obit for Anna Littleton
Date: Sunday, May 12, 1968 Paper: Oregonian (Portland, Oregon) Page: 39

Sent you the obit for her...daughter is Catherine Anastacia Honey-Cosgrove

Added by Erlene Best (Bremmer) on Sep 17, 2016 11:03 AM
Gary Gale
Dorothea Vogt Golden
Thank you very much for documenting my grandmothers grave, it is a great picture. I noticed the header of the page is spelled "Dorothy" while the headstone correctly identifies her.
Thank you for your time.
Added by Gary Gale on Sep 12, 2016 8:46 PM
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