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D. D. Thompson (#47000548)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo Hello!

Why I joined Find-a-Grave
I joined this site as a way to honor people who have passed away and to share the family history information that can be found on grave markers. I don't make any money from creating these memorials or photographs but I feel richly rewarded by the many positive comments I've received from the family and friends of those who are memorialized.

Have more information?
If you have information that could be added to one of my Find-A-Grave memorials please click the "Edit" button on the memorial and I'll gladly add the additional information.

SSN Death Index: what it doesn't mean
The SSN Death Index provides information based on a person's social security account. But it does not provide "place of death." Instead, it provides the location of a person's last known residence. Death location can be obtained from a death certificate or possibly an obituary. So please do not provide a "place of death" based on the "location" reported by the SSN Death Index.

Want me to transfer a memorial to you?
I would like to give away every non-related memorial to people who have more information to add, so if you would like me to transfer a memorial to you, don't hesitate to ask; in your request, please include the memorial number (or a link to it) and your own Find-a-Grave member number.

Photo Tips
Often it is impossible to take a gravestone photo that shows both the entire stone and also results in readable information. I recommend deciding what you're trying to do: if you want the grave marker to be readable, zoom in close so that the text is as large as possible. If you want the whole marker to be visible, zoom out, but don't waste a lot of vertical or horizontal space showing bare dirt or grass (one patch of soil or grass looks like another). A great approach is to take two photos: one showing the whole marker and another that provides a close-up of the text. I recommend setting your camera to the maximum resolution available and then using photo editing software to crop away unneeded parts of the photo and resizing the remaining image so that it does not exceed Find-a-Grave's standards. Oh, and unless you're taking photos at night, or the marker is in part shade, part sun, you should avoid using a flash. All the flash does is wash out your photo and, often, create an unpleasant bounce-back of light in one spot.

And about those digital date/time stamps...imagine Ansel Adams's "Moon and Half Dome" - but with the orange digits "3/13/1960 1:28 P.M." plastered across the front! Those digital dates are ugly and unnecessary "features" considering the date/time is already encoded into the "meta tags" found in the photo properties.

My photographs
Sorry to get into legalese, but at one time, a find-a-grave member duplicated a memorial I created, then stole my photo and posted it on their duplicate and on some other memorials.

Per US Copyright law, as the original photographer of the grave marker photos I've added to Find-a-Grave, I am the copyright holder and the sole arbiter of the allowable uses of my photos.

My photos are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License

What the license means is that I am granting you permission to use my photos for any purpose you wish but if you want to re-publish a photo on another website or in a book or periodical, you may do so only if you give credit to me as the original source and copyright holder. A good way to do that is to say: "Photo Courtesy of D.D. Thompson, Find-a-Grave Volunteer." You could also include a hyperlink to the Find-a-Grave memorial where you found the photo, but that's optional.

Since I spent my own time and money to drive to graveyards and take these photos, some form of acknowledgment of where the photo came from is only fair. Thanks!
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Jon Kindschy
Transfer Request
Would you be so kind as to transfer my wife's Great Uncle and Aunt, 57161526 and 57161527 to me so we can add to their memorials? My number is 48089140. Thank you.
Added by Jon Kindschy on Feb 18, 2015 1:34 PM
Lisa Royle
Frank Abernathy
Thanks for the info- I would imagine that the lack of military service denoted a change in burial location after the death certificate was done.
Added by Lisa Royle on Feb 16, 2015 8:00 AM
Virgil Reichle
113239529 & 112486046
Hi D.D.:
I have moved Charles William Bingham(113239529) and his wife Myrtle(112486046) from Leavenworth National to Fort Leavenworth National as you suggested.
Thank you for your input.
Virgil Reichle(47719143)
Added by Virgil Reichle on Feb 15, 2015 5:35 PM
Linda Jenkins Werts
Jack Morley in Lone Fir
Thank you for the documentation! I apologize for assuming that you were another Morley cousin of some sort engaged in dueling information contributions. I will be pleased to accept your edits when they appear.
Added by Linda Jenkins Werts on Feb 10, 2015 8:52 PM
Steven Malkson
Thanks for transferring these memorials!
Added by Steven Malkson on Feb 08, 2015 1:54 PM
Steven Malkson
Request for Transfer

Could you please consider transferring the following memorials to me:

Nicholas Patterson Vinyard #74874128 (My Great-Grandfather)

Willia N Vinyard #74874189 (My Great-Grandmother)

Roy Marvin Vinyard #58066932 (Son of Nicholas and Willia)

Alta May Vinyard #58066931 (Wife of Roy)

Charles Oliver Vinyard #58066928 (Son of Nicholas and Willia)

Edith Elizabeth Sheldon #74935831 (Daughter of Nicholas and Willia)

Vernon E Sheldon #53327694 (Husband of Edith)

My ID number is 48608432.

Thank you for taking the time to document my relatives and others.


Steven Malkson
Added by Steven Malkson on Feb 07, 2015 8:36 PM
June Carroll
Katherine (Tronson) Bivens
Thank you much for up-dating Kitty's memorial.
Added by June Carroll on Feb 05, 2015 1:02 PM
Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank you
Thank you so much for you recent transfer of;
Henry Ruch # 51251881
to my care.
I hope you like what I was able to add.
As I receive more information I will be adding it to OUR shared memorial.
With appreciation,
# 47059326
Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Jan 28, 2015 2:17 AM
RE: Wanda Trew Dunlap
You're welcome. It happen to be one in the last bunch of photos that I took.
Added by traycx on Jan 20, 2015 1:24 PM
Greg Sturm Sr
Hello. Can you please transfer #57419803 to me? Robert is my wife's grandfather. Thank you.
Added by Greg Sturm Sr on Jan 18, 2015 11:39 AM
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