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Ray (#47188697)
 member for 5 years, 2 months, 15 days
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Feel free to use any of my photos in any way that you wish, particularly the older ones. My sole purpose in posting them is to share them with those who want them and to preserve them for posterity, just as many of these once were gifts which others (long dead, for the most) generously shared with me. History is not for hoarding or profit but for passing on.

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Wallace G Lane Jr
RE: Colgate
You are welcome, I have added images to all those in the lot.
Added by Wallace G Lane Jr on Dec 19, 2014 10:39 AM
Karyl Lee Rodabough
Thomas A. Rosamond
You have linked only one son to Thomas. Please link more:
John Robert William (you have)
Thomas Coke
James A.
Wheeler Dunwoody
George M.

K. Rodabough
Added by Karyl Lee Rodabough on Nov 03, 2014 5:59 PM
Diane Winters
RE: Boone Isbell
Looks like we're criss-crossing messages -LOL

Please - keep your memorial in tact - like I mentioned prior... the contributor has not been responding in well over two months - I have 200+ requests to her to delete HER duplicates.

I'm currently in the process of asking Find A Grave to take over management of her entries as it has created lots of secondary issues when she does not respond in a timely manner.

Thanks again,
Added by Diane Winters on Oct 30, 2014 11:26 AM
Diane Winters
RE: Isbell Boone
The 'original' memorial was entered by a contributor that appears to be inactive. Therefore I am hoping Find A Grave will merge the original into yours - leaving you as the caretaker since you have done the research and can explain the discrepancy if need be.

So, please do not do anything with your wonderful entry - I'll follow-up with Find A Grave from here.

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.


PS - I have found several (way too many) names on markers that are incorrect, including 2Xgreat-grandfather David Cronin. It's a shame because the cemetery will not replace the markers as they are protected as 'national monuments'.
Added by Diane Winters on Oct 30, 2014 11:13 AM
Steve Hinds
RE: Thanks
That is good stuff you have there, Ray, and I appreciate you sharing it with me.

Steve Hinds
Added by Steve Hinds on Oct 10, 2014 2:09 PM
Steve Hinds
Elizabeth Wier Blake & William Newton Blake
Ray, you probably are correct about these markers being cenotaphs but I haven't had a chance to investigate it. Last night I was looking through some un-posted marker photos for Magnolia Cemetery and saw some Blakes and Wiers. I will try my best to get them posted this weekend and I will let you know when it is done. I will transfer them to you for management. You are a trooper, Ray, and I have enjoyed our exchange of emails and data.

Good Hunting to You!
Steve Hinds (48180521)
Added by Steve Hinds on Oct 10, 2014 1:50 PM
Steve Hinds
Sarah Blake
Ray, I transferred Sarah to you for management. Thanks again for all the info on DNA and I will research it all.

Steve Hinds (48180521)
Added by Steve Hinds on Oct 10, 2014 4:11 AM
Marlene Smith
RE: Isbell graves
I'm just getting started on the Jackson cemetery and I hope I can find more requested photos. I almost sent the photo for Norma Isbell's tombstone to my step sister-in-law with the same name but wasn't sure she would think if was funny. Glad I could help.
Marlene Smith
Marble Hill, MO.
Added by Marlene Smith on Oct 02, 2014 4:23 PM
Colleen McElyea Cavin
RE: Evans question
Thanks for the response. I am just researching this branch of my tree and getting it straight in my head. Nice work you are doing.
Added by Colleen McElyea Cavin on Sep 04, 2014 6:02 AM
mike reeves
RE: Henry at Oakhill
You're welcome;I had been working in the Rev. Stockdale family plot of Oak Hill Cemetery and while driving out the distinctive shape of an MTA (Mosaic Templars of America) headstone in an old section of the cemetery caught my eye. A little leg work confirmed it's origin, as well as the presence of a Spanish American War period 3rd Alabama VA stone and another of the vice president of an 1860's African American group.
Added by mike reeves on Jul 07, 2014 1:18 PM
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