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Bill Stephens (#47298947)
 member for 13 years, 8 months, 16 days
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Bio Photo If I have entered a memorial for a relative of yours it is because when I was at the cemetery I look for other 'interesting' headstones and something must have drawn me to your relative. I will gladly transfer ownership to you if you e-mail me thru find-a-grave or at and give me your membership number.

I welcome corrections and updates...please use the EDIT tab on the memorial rather than contacting me directly.

You have my permission to use any of my FaG photos for your personal use. You will need to use the images on FaG because I do not keep the original .jpg images after I post...too many pix and not enough terabytes of storage!

I particularly enjoy visiting the remote rural cemeteries. I make every effort to find who is the steward of the cemetery and attempt to get a map of the sections and lot locations. (usually the county clerk at the courthouse has the steward information). Most of these stewards are old and all share a common frustration that nobody wants to take over the responsibility from them when they are gone. They are delighted to learn that FaG has taken the interest to list and photograph graves in their cemeteries.
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Harley Fix
Thank you for trying to find his marker. I'm surprised that one was never placed.
Added by Norma on Jan 21, 2015 1:11 PM
M.A. Parrish
William and Edna Graff--Harveyville
Thank you so much for entering the photo's of the gravestones. William is actually the father of Edna. His wife Sarah moved back to Iowa after William, and daughter Edna died. And is buried in Shelby, Shelby County, Iowa. William is my husband's 2nd great grandfather; am so relieved that caring people like you and your wife help with maintaining records. Kansas is a hard state to search records and cemetery data. Thank you, again.
Added by M.A. Parrish on Jan 12, 2015 8:11 PM
Wade Davis
RE: Lemuel Earley at Harveyville, KS
Hi Bill! Thanks for the photo. Too bad Lemuel has no headstone, but proximity to his brother helps confirm that I have the correct Earleys. I'll send you some bio links as an SAC when I get them ready. Lemuel and Moses Earley are my 2nd great grand uncles.

Best regards,
Wade Davis
Added by Wade Davis on Jan 03, 2015 8:47 AM
D. Palmer
RE: Henry Babcock at Harveyville, Kansas
Thank you :)
Added by D. Palmer on Jan 02, 2015 3:35 PM
Photos Hickmans and Martins

I can't thank you enough for making my Christmas genealogy wish come true -- seeing where my great great great aunt Viva (Copeland) Hickman Almon is buried. Merry merry to you and yours!

Pat Boren
Added by pboren on Dec 22, 2014 4:00 PM
RE: photos
Hi again, you're right about the drama...alot on here have got 'copyright fever'. There are limitations to what one can do with a photo of a headstone, so why all the fuss! l'm like you, if anyone wants to use my photo's, then they are welcome. My motto is...if you don't want others to use your photos, then DON'T put them on the internet!! Common sense really.

l've been on here less than 2yrs. l love it, it's been a tremendous help to me, in more ways than one. And the majority of people l've had contact with have been wonderful, including yourself. So again, many thanks. The photo in question is on a memorial for a third cousin of mine. l've added it to my family tree and credited it to you.

Added by Legsie11 on Dec 22, 2014 7:56 AM
Hi Bill, l was about to ask your permission to use one of your headstone photos but then l read your profile, saying that anyone is welcome to use them. l just wanted to say 'thank you' for your generosity, if only there were more folks on here like you. Many thanks for all the work you do on here, it's especially valuable to people like me who live on the other side of the 'pond'.

Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from England.

Added by Legsie11 on Dec 22, 2014 6:45 AM
Marty & Harley
Thomas Reid
Thanks so much for showing me where Thomas Reid is buried even though there is no stone. Do you know if his wife Mary is buried along side of him or any other Reid's that are buried there? Thanks again. You are a peach:)
Added by Marty & Harley on Dec 21, 2014 8:34 PM
Joseph Denton Garwood
RE: Grave marker Griffith Garwood
Thank you Bill
Added by Joseph Denton Garwood on Dec 06, 2014 11:52 AM
S. Melton
RE: Faidley @ Topeka Cemetery
Thanks for adding the photo. I have been working on linking the family and it just helps make things complete when there is photographic evidence :)

Added by S. Melton on Dec 04, 2014 9:01 AM
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