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Mark Persons (#47050163)
 member for 8 years, 2 months, 26 days
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Let me start by saying that I do VERY MUCH appreciate anyone who has taken their time to enter memorials in this wonderful system. Without your contribution this system would not be as wonderful as it is today. If you are one of the great photographers that waits for the perfect light and gets down on their knees to take that close up shot I applaud you and thank you for your hard work!

Something I have learned poking around here for a while now. It is pointless to enter thousands and thousands of memorials if you are not going to respond to update requests so the data you have entered is accurate. There is no badge of honor for keying in pages of cemetery books only to ignore correction and linkage requests for the individuals you have entered. If you are going to support this project please respond to the update requests quickly or transfer the memorial to the requestor so that they can make the updates. They obviously have been doing some research for a reason. Please don't be a roadblock here.

I normally post SAC update requests sent to me in 2 weeks. If the memorial has not been updated in that time send me another SAC request please because it is a good indication I probably missed or did not get your first request.

Another thing I have learned is it helps to park your emotions and hot buttons at the door. We are all here to support this project and help it grow and develop. Sometimes it is easy to loose sight of that common goal. If you are easily offended by a simple request or find that you begin to take feedback too personally try to remember this is a community and not just your own playground. For this place to work we all have to work together and that requires some tolerance from everyone involved.

I have been working my family tree for more than 30 years. Lost all my computer data and working to rebuild my files. Family names of PERSONS, BADER, COX, NEIMAN, SUTTON, EMERY, AUMBERIC, GUTTING, RAU, VanWORMER, and others.
Son of the American Revolution.
Photographer, Geocacher, and Waymarker.

Photographers: If you can, take a photo of the grave to the left and the grave to the right of your targeted grave and create a memorial for each if they do not already exist. Your photos are critical for this projects success.

Remember to back up your data! and ALWAYS have FUN!
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Cynthia Verhaeghe
Flushing, Michigan
I will work on these ten requests this week if weather is good.

Added by Cynthia Verhaeghe on Oct 16, 2016 7:13 PM
Acacia Cemetery Photo Request
Acacia Photo Request

corrected phone number:
Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum at 773-625-7800
Added by Susan on Oct 12, 2016 10:33 AM
Morse J Spooner
Morse J Spooner Find A Grave Memorial# 144180653

If you call Acacia Park Cemetery and Mausoleum at 773-625-7838 and:
1. Ask if your photo request person has a headstone / grave marker.
2. If there is a headstone / grave marker ask for the section, block, lot and grave number.
3. If you send that information to me, Susan (#48964989) I will go there and fulfill your photo request. Of course any other Find A Grave volunteer can also fulfill your request if you then add the headstone location information to your photo request page.
Good Luck.
Added by Susan on Oct 11, 2016 10:05 PM
Tom Owen
Memorial Park in Memphis

You recently requested a grave photo at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis. This cemetery is quite large and without a plot location it is near impossible to just stumble upon a requested grave.
I am happy to try to fulfill your request though if you will contact the office and ask for the plot location.
Just let me know, or post the plot on the memorial and I will try to fulfill it in the near future
The office can be reached at (901) 767-8930
Added by Tom Owen on Oct 05, 2016 12:17 PM
Frances Smykal photo request Memorial# 163935440
It looks like the marker stone has not been set yet. Could you possibly re-submit a new photo request with a note as such with today's date? I might be able to go back next spring or summer. If there's a note on the request, it would be a helpful reminder. I do have a wide shot of the plot that shows her husband Joseph's marker - send me a note if interested in that photo. Memorial# 163935440.
Added by dusty_papers on Sep 25, 2016 2:50 PM
Kitty Whitlock
Howard Drake
Mark, just wanted to let you know that I am checking your information. I want my memorials to be accurate. It may take a couple of weeks since I plan a trip to Gold Hill and check some other resources.
Added by Kitty Whitlock on Sep 08, 2016 5:56 PM
Mary Hill
Mark - you have ascribed this burial site to my Great Grandmother Mary Hill. How do you know this is her burial site? the reason I ask is my aunt Lula wrote that she died going cross country and was buried on the prairie. Mary King that you posted information about. Married to John E Hill

Helen Hill Sabin
719 375 8791
Added by hsabin on Sep 01, 2016 7:41 PM
Mary Hill
Mark - you have ascribed this burial site to my Great Grandmother Mary Hill. How do you know this is her burial site? the reason I ask is my aunt Lula wrote that she died going cross country and was buried on the prairie.

Helen Hill Sabin
719 375 8791
Added by hsabin on Sep 01, 2016 7:40 PM
Tonie Alldredge Miller
RE: Transfer request
Hi Mark....transfer to you completed. I am hoping I will learn more about the Persons family through you. His wife, Lucy Jane Kennedy, is a sister to my gr-gr grandfather George O. Kennedy.
Added by Tonie Alldredge Miller on Aug 19, 2016 7:31 PM
Tonie Alldredge Miller
RE: Transfer request
I am transferring Benjamin Persons to your. Sorry for the delayed response.
Added by Tonie Alldredge Miller on Aug 19, 2016 9:16 AM
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