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Linda Burton Kochanov (#47019931)
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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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RE: Samuel Dexter Collier
Alice Virginia Collier (daughter of Samuel Dexter Collier) married William F. Griggs
Added by katz on Sep 24, 2015 12:27 PM
Patrick Arthur Teater Sr.
Samuel George Cornish photographs
I thank you for taking the pictures of Samuel George Cornish & his wife. You have added the picture to the wrong wife however. His first wife Mary A. Dykeman Cornish died in 1902. The second Mary Eliza Johnson Cornish died in 1940. If you could move the pic from Mary Eliza to Mary A. I have created a memorial for her. I am still looking for the Mary who died in 1940. Much appreciation, Patrick
Added by Patrick Arthur Teater Sr. on Sep 20, 2015 8:32 AM
Don Green
Anna Rosser Kellogg
Hi Linda,

Anna (Rosser) Kellogg's middle initial was 'M'-- Mary.
If you look closely at the tombstone I think you will see that
the 'P' is actually an 'R' ( for Rosser ) with the bottom portion
of the 'R' worn away. This makes it look like a 'P'.

So I believe it really should be "Anna R. Kellogg "

Don Green

Added by Don Green on Sep 19, 2015 3:09 PM
Linda Reed
Victor and Barry Reed Krisko
Thank you very much for your time and effort in taking this picture for me, it is greatly appreciated
Linda Reed
Added by Linda Reed on Sep 19, 2015 12:21 PM
RE: doris butler and family
I always do both sides. 😀. Hopefully someone discovers a relative they didn't know about.

Added by loradora on Sep 08, 2015 3:22 PM
RE: Doris Butler
Ahhh, it wasn't so bad. It's a good way to get my exercise and I get to help people at the same time :)

Added by loradora on Sep 07, 2015 6:24 PM
RE: Loretta Olsen in Riverside, Norwalk
Linda -- you have done a fantastic job in providing great photos and details to the headstones. Greatly appreciate your attention to the details of the Miller/Olsen family. Thank you. Elizabeth
Added by Elizabeth on Aug 29, 2015 7:29 AM
Eric Baker
Dr. James Albert Meek MD
Thanks very much for the photographs of the grave of Dr. James Albert Meek at Riverside Cemetery in Norwalk, Connecticut. Dr. Meek, a native of Canada, outlived his first wife, Kate Eliza Eddy, who is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York. He married his second wife, Margaret Minton, late in life and had had only about ten apparently happy years with her before his death. Margaret remarried and outlived her second husband. Margaret is buried in the Minton family vault at Silver Lake Cemetery in Staten Island. Dr. Meek had two happy marriages but it was his fate to be buried far away from his two spouses.
Added by Eric Baker on Aug 27, 2015 5:17 PM
Nellie NY
Headstone photos
Could I please use your headstone photos on my ancestry public family tree?
Thank you,
Added by Nellie NY on Aug 26, 2015 9:07 AM
Brian Gallagher
James Lavallee
Thanks very much for the great photo of this marker.
Added by Brian Gallagher on Aug 17, 2015 8:53 AM
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