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Richard Stauff♫ (#47106193)
 member for 5 years, 4 months, 26 days
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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 and trim the grass and earth around outdoor markers... 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 edit suggestions of the memorial) the cemetery office's plot coordinates, if the memorial doesn't have them.

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'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.

(Sung to: "My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean")

Please, don't put my name on a tombstone
Out there where the sad willows wave
I don't want my name on a tombstone
Till after I'm dead in my grave!

Sometimes I go reading grave markers
And always, I shudder to see
A live person's name neatly chiseled
Unfinished where death date shall be…

The time of my demise is unknown
And that's how I want it to be
I don't need my name on a Tombstone
Unless it's a pizza for me…

No way, Jose,
Don't want that plot waiting for me, for me
No name, no claim,
Don't keep a spot waiting for me…!

Don't keep that plot waiting for me…!
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Searching4Genes
Thomas Blackburn
That was quick! Thank you so much for going out and taking his headstone photo! Much appreciated!
Cari
Added by Searching4Genes on Jul 30, 2014 9:05 PM
Ralph Gowen
Plummer gravestones
thank you for taking the time to find and photograph those headstones.

Ralph
Added by Ralph Gowen on Jul 30, 2014 4:03 PM
Barbara Mecklenburg
Find A Grave Memorial# 113088324
Did you know that Donald Arthur Madeira was mayor of Salinas, California from July 1923-April 1931? Could you put that on his grave memorial? He was my mom's uncle.
Thanks,
Barbara Mecklenburg
Member #48413691
Added by Barbara Mecklenburg on Jul 28, 2014 3:48 PM
Taffy McGarry
Alford Lyman & Celia (nee Eustice) Swan
Richard, Thank you for going out to Santa Cruz Memorial Park to fulfill my photo requests. Even though all of the burials were unmarked, I just wanted to let you know that your efforts were appreciated. Kind Regards, Taffy
Added by Taffy McGarry on Jul 28, 2014 2:41 PM
T. J. Collins
Chick and Clara Broxon
Hi Richard,
Thanks for the information. My family did not know that my great great aunt was cremated and buried at Spring Vally Cemetery in Spring Valley, MN. I'll bet Chick is buried with her there.

Thank for everything, T. J. Collins (aka Tom Collins)!
Added by T. J. Collins on Jul 21, 2014 11:28 AM
Harvey H.
RE: Cynthia Edora (Webster) Hansen
Thanks for the update. Had she married again? I think whatever death notice I saw listed her as "Stone" rather than "Hansen."
Added by Harvey H. on Jul 21, 2014 7:08 AM
Becki
Signa Serene Howe photo
Thanks for trying to find it. It's sad that the cemetery is in such disrepair. I appreciate your effort.
Added by Becki on Jul 19, 2014 1:55 PM
Deanna
Violet Emmons
Thank you so much for so quickly getting Violet's marker photo. The obit was an excellent surprise. Very much appreciate it.
Added by Deanna on Jul 18, 2014 8:07 PM
Mary Perry
Thomas Lemuel Luck
Thank you so much for the great picture we really appreciate it
Added by Mary Perry on Jul 17, 2014 10:13 AM
Paul Johnson
Cross pictures
Thank you!!!

Paul
Added by Paul Johnson on Jul 15, 2014 10:24 PM
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