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Richard Stauff♫ (#47106193)
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Bio Photo Available for you here in Santa Cruz County, California! (I'm in Watsonville, CA area on Wednesdays.) Giving back to other Find A Grave folks for likewise being provided for by others around the USA... Your cross-country trip is my 2-minute drive! Ready to help, back up, or add to other contributors in our team effort searches! Also, all my pics are public domain to be used by anybody freely, permission given, as I am not egocentric or after $$ or personal credit. Add them to matching billiongraves.com profiles if you want to!

I try to go the extra mile when fulfilling a Find A Grave request: I look (and inquire the cemetery office) for nearby same-names that may be previously overlooked or unknown relatives... I clean the marker of dirt and bird droppings (Eww!) and trim the grass around them... I know that these photos are of your relatives, friends and loved ones: They deserve a quality portrait for all to see!

I will offer (to the "Edits" tab suggestions of the memorial manager) the cemetery office's plot coordinates, if the memorial doesn't have them, as well as any other important and appropriate info I find.

IN MY OPINION:
The primary intention of gravestones is to mark the location and provide information of the interred. But they do not last forever. When a gravestone no longer fulfills it's purpose, it should be replaced, especially before the info on the gravestone is lost. That being done, placing the old gravestone inside an onsite cemetery museum out of the elements seems the ideal thing to do!

UPDATE! FIND A GRAVE RAISED THEIR MANDATED PIC SIZE TO 8.0MB MAXIMUM!

(PLEASE: I REQUEST THAT MY PIC REQUESTS BE AT LEAST 2.0MB. ALSO, THAT THEY BE FREE OF OBJECTS OR VEGETATION BLOCKING THE MARKER'S INFO OR TEXT! THANK YOU!)

I'm willing, upon request, to retake my earlier pics that were taken when the mandatory resolution/size was much smaller.

I use my Ancestry.com account's search engine to find facts that requesters may want to add to their Find A Grave memorials.
I also add clipped obits from my newspapers.com account.
I've been told that I've successfully helped many requesters make important discoveries for their genealogical research.

Again, as always, I'm willing and glad to help, as others have helped me in my own family tree research.
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NWpioneer
Pioneer Cemetery photos
Thank you very much for the well composed, high resolution photos you took for me in the Pioneer Cemetery in Watsonville. They are very easy to read.

I see where you had trouble with Daniel Tuttle and Mollie Covell. According to a cemetery listing I got from the Pajaro Valley Historical Association, Daniel Roy Tuttle is supposed to be there, but maybe there is no stone. As for Mollie, a note on her memorial references sexton records, but I have no access to them.
Added by NWpioneer on Sep 17, 2014 5:29 PM
Tiffany
Elsie Estes
Are you by any chance related to Elsie Estes (123151742)? The cemetery has the date of birth listed as the 13th of March which matches CA Death Index. The headstone reads March 6th with what matches SS Death Index. Let me know...
Added by Tiffany on Sep 15, 2014 9:20 PM
J Richter TreeBranches
RE: Cora May Godsoe Brown
In same row is Hilda Brown. Sorry it took me so long to get picture of Cora, did hers the same time as Walter and miss placed thumb drive.
Added by J Richter TreeBranches on Sep 14, 2014 7:48 PM
Mark's Mom
Horace Villemur
Richard,

Thank you so much for the picture !

Bernice
Added by Mark's Mom on Sep 11, 2014 11:08 AM
Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D.
Charles Kinyon
Hi Richard,

Thanks for checking on my photo request and discovering that it is an unmarked grave. One suggestion. I don't mind at all if people take a picture of an unmarked grave. It gives you a photo credit and it makes a note for future reference that it is an unmarked grave.
Added by Marilyn Kenyon, Psy.D. on Sep 10, 2014 3:36 PM
Pauline Hill
Harriet Bosworth Searl
Thank you for the photo of Harriet's stone.
Pauline
Added by Pauline Hill on Sep 06, 2014 8:23 AM
GH
Myrtle & Joseph Fuson
Thank you so much for the grave marker photos.
Added by GH on Sep 04, 2014 2:58 PM
Bill
Pines
Thank you for the nice photos added to their memorials. It was most kind of you to do this for us.
Added by Bill on Sep 03, 2014 11:17 PM
Dorene Loveall
Carl Preston
Thank you for taking this photo. I appreciate it very much.
Added by Dorene Loveall on Sep 03, 2014 8:29 PM
William
Thank You
Hi,

Thank you so much for taking and posting the photos for Stephen and Susan Balla and John and Julianna Belan in Pioneer Cemetery. I truly appreciate it.

I am curious about something, though. Do you recall if there was a person buried near them that was born in about 1858 in Hungary and died in or about 1930? I have been trying with no luck to track down the father of the Stephen Balla and the Julianna Belan you took photos of. Their father was Steven Balla, but he is said to have changed his name, which has unfortunately been forgotten.

Take care,

William
Added by William on Aug 19, 2014 9:40 PM
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