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Merf (#47064479)
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I live just blocks from Greenwood Cemetery, Orlando, Orange County, FL. It's beautiful, and I'd be happy to take a photo if one is needed. I LOVE going to the cemetery!

I have been actively photographing and documenting the older sections of Greenwood. I am currently going through all their records to make sure we get everyone on findagrave.

I'll gladly transfer management of memorials upon request, no matter what your relation (unless they are my relatives - but I will transfer a relative to a direct descendant if I am not one). I create every memorial with the hope that their family will find them. Every transfer request I receive makes me know its worth it.

Please let me know if you find any errors or I've duplicated a memorial, I'll fix it! It's so important to have dates correct and names properly spelled - but we all make mistakes, and sometimes the markers are very difficult to read.

Feel free to use my photos (with credit to me - Merf works) for your personal genealogical project. My photos are of public places, and of no artistic (I can guarantee that!) merit. I don't believe I "own" a simple snapshot of someone else's grave marker. I volunteer here to SHARE and to make sure memorials are as accurate as possible. HOWEVER, photos of people - such as my relatives that I have posted...I do require permission prior to use or visible credit to me and that they came from findagrave.

My mother and I are researching our family who settled in Lee, Phillips and Monroe County, Arkansas.

In particular, we are desperately searching for parents and siblings of Thomas Trotter Bonner, who settled in Spring Creek, AR. He married Elizabeth Shackelford Bonner in 1834 in Marengo Co., AL.

Current projects:

Assisting my mom and the Annie H. Darracott UDC Chapter out of Lakeland, Polk Co, FL in the documentation of Confederate Veterans.

Completing FAG entries for Greenwood Cemetery using various sources including cemetery records and undertaker records. I'm only concentrating on the lettered, older sections.

Family surnames: Allen, Allred, Bonner, Coble, Estes, Gaines, Garrison, Gearhart, Gower, Hale, Harris, Higginbotham, McGee, Mauney/Mooney, Ottertail, Raymer, Redditt, Waldron, Walker, Whitfield
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Your lost work!
You are one of the best contributors I've met through findagrave. Your accuracy & caring devotion to your memorials, your unselfishness & willingness to help others with information and your volunteer photos have been greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for all you've done. I am so sorry for your lost work!
Added by JoLinn on May 27, 2015 7:44 AM
Erwin de Mooij
Merritt Turner
Thank you very much for your permission to use the photo. I think the photo is good like this. I have about 200 members/grave markers now and it is ok when you see that time has marked the graves.

Thank you so much again and I will send everybody a link to the page around next week.

Added by Erwin de Mooij on May 26, 2015 3:25 PM
Erwin de Mooij
Merritt Turner
Dear Merf,

my name is Erwin de Mooij and I am the content webmaster for the 457th Bomb Group Association website.

At this moment I am working on a virtual cemetery/memorial on the website honering all 339 KIA/MIA/KIS of the group.

I saw your picture of Merritt Turner's grave marker and I was wondering if I could use it for the memorial. If you made any other photos of 457th BG members would I be able to use these too?

We would greatly appreciate it.

Best regards,

Erwin de Mooij
Content webmaster 457th Bomb Group Association
Added by Erwin de Mooij on May 26, 2015 3:02 PM
Lo Marie
Theresa Ruof Lemerand
Thank you for doing the edit for Theresa. It is great when things go together just right.

Thank you for your work on Findagrave. This was good.

Added by Lo Marie on May 26, 2015 12:26 PM
Doug C
James Dallas Nicholson
Thank you again. You're the best!
Added by Doug C on May 22, 2015 6:11 AM
Doug C
Dallas Nicholson
Sorry you had trouble locating Dallas Nicholson's site at Greenwood. If you do a search at the Billion Graves site you will see he is there. There is even a photo. I don't think this matters but his actual first name was James Dallas, but Dallas is what appears on the Billion Graves photo. His wife Rosalie's name is also on the stone but she is still alive. In fact she celebrated her 101 birthday this week!
Added by Doug C on May 20, 2015 4:18 PM
Doug C
Greenwood photos
Thank you for all the wonderful photos you took today at Greenwood. In addition, thank you for pointing out the error for Philomena Tilson. I have corrected the cemetery.
Added by Doug C on May 20, 2015 4:10 PM
Thank you so much for the photo. If you ever need anything in my area of Decatur, Illinois, let me know. Kay
Added by kpet on May 20, 2015 10:45 AM
RE: Me
I SEE! Yaaaay!!! :)
Added by Elizabeth on May 18, 2015 1:13 PM
Rebecca Adams McGonigle
Romeo Pelletier
Cemetery office (per two different checkers) has no record of burial.
Added by Rebecca Adams McGonigle on May 18, 2015 12:41 PM
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