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Linda Burton Kochanov (#47019931)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 9 days
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Bio Photo "We actually don't fear death. We fear that no one will notice our absence, that we will disappear without a trace". (unknown)
People come to Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. People volunteer on Find a Grave for many reasons; genealogy, curiosity, closure. Sadly, some are in a contest to see how many memorial pages they can put in, mistakes and all, and they hold tight to those pages they've created even if they aren't related to them at all…for them it's all about the numbers.
My friend, Melinda Fowler, and I started doing this for our own families and then it quickly became something bigger…it was about other people's families. We have gotten such satisfaction out of fulfilling requests and everyone is so grateful. But it is "we" who are grateful for the opportunity to honor your relatives. We're not in this for the count, but for the gratification in connecting relatives and for recognizing the need to say "I WAS HERE".
p.s. I take a lot of random pictures in the Danbury, CT and Westchester County, New York area. If I should happen to run into your family and you would like to take ownership, by all means let me know and it's done. Families should stay together!
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Betty Stripling
Ezra B and Arata Fanton Stevens
Thank you so much for the photos of their headstone - really appreciate them.
Added by Betty Stripling on Jul 28, 2014 1:24 PM
Lisa Maturo Bauer
RE: Charles H. Bemedict
I will do what I can to help in my area, West Haven, New Haven, Branford, East Haven and even Hamden. I did find two recently and when I went to add them they were there. Here are the two memorial #'s in case you need them.

Added by Lisa Maturo Bauer on Jul 27, 2014 6:24 PM
Lisa Maturo Bauer
RE: Charles H. Bemedict
I know I've recently taken pictures of headstones for the Conn Vol's but of course I can't put my eyes on them. Interesting that there used to be a picture and it disappeared, maybe when they transferred it they purposely deleted the picture to be mean. Who knows, people are funny.

I will let you know of any Conn Vol's I find.

Added by Lisa Maturo Bauer on Jul 27, 2014 12:30 PM
Lisa Maturo Bauer
RE: Charles H. Bemedict
I didn't mind your rant.. I probably would have felt the same. To tell you the truth I am not sure why I put the picture up anyway. No worries. Yes I did find the a few Hoyts, Ericsons and one Ramponi for other people, mostly because I knew the section they were in. One I found completely by accident, walking over a large hill, looking down and there it was, a flat stone

Yes I found my grandfather, he was up by the hospital. Luckily someone from the cemetery provided me a map to where he was. Thank you for your offer to help.

As far as walking around the stone... I've learned that too. That is why I was surprised there was a request for Charles because his wife (on the back) already had a memorial and a picture.

Did you say you look for memorials for the Ct Vol's? I hit the delete button by mistake and lost your first message. I do find gravestones in local cemeteries and try to take pictures of them. I can let you know which they are when I post them if you are interested. I don't know when I'll get back to Danbury, I'm in West Haven.
I can let you know and maybe we can meetup for some searching sometime.

Added by Lisa Maturo Bauer on Jul 27, 2014 6:40 AM
Charles Watts
Thank you for taking a picture of his headstone. The epitah of his family is beautiful. I would love to see it on the site!
Added by shirleyw55 on Jul 26, 2014 11:09 PM
Lisa Maturo Bauer
RE: Charles H. Bemedict
Hi Linda, it today when I went to find my grandfather. I couldn't find the request when I came home. I found the memorial and say yours. It's funny we were both there today, so I wrote to the person and told them that I posted it too and I would delete mine if they wanted. It's funny that they didn't have the picture because the wife on the other side of that had a memorial with a picture.... That's awesome you work with a group to honor our soldiers.
I do apologize but I was so excited to actually find a request in the huge cemetery. I will go and delete mine..
Thanks for all the work that you do.

Added by Lisa Maturo Bauer on Jul 26, 2014 8:38 PM
Kenneth Decker
Thank you!
Dear Linda,
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request for my cousin, Alice Ruth White Mulkins.
Added by Kenneth Decker on Jul 19, 2014 1:24 PM
Bob R
17th Regiment
Thanks for all your efforts in getting the batch of photos at Wooster over the weekend. Best regards, Bob
Added by Bob R on Jul 16, 2014 12:11 PM
Deb S
Linda, from what I can tell is EVERY photo that was posted on June 21..... flew all over the US.

That was one of the days that Ancestry came under cyber attack.

I had loaded several temp. markers that day, and started getting emails shortly after that they were showing up all over the US.

Now that the headstones are placed I am finding the other photos. I found three today.

Thanks for deleting your photo!

Added by Deb S on Jul 14, 2014 4:56 PM
Deb S
Margaret Irwin 130350115
Good afternoon,

I was just getting ready to place a photo of Margaret's headstone and noticed one of your pictures on his memorial. It is not a photo for Margaret, and my guess is that you uploaded this photo on that strange day in June when all of our photo's ended up all of the US.

Would you please delete your photo from Margaret's memorial?

Thank you for all of your time and talents in the Find a Grave Community.

Added by Deb S on Jul 14, 2014 11:55 AM
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