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Genealogy Lover (#47431313)
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Bio Photo About Me
Since I retired, I've found a bit of time to get back into genealogy. I think I've become addicted to FindaGrave. What a fabulous site! I enjoy setting up and maintaining memorials for my loved ones, as well as others. I also enjoy being a volunteer and taking pictures of headstones to upload! My husband has even joined in the fun!!

My photo shows what I love most -- visiting those little old almost forgotten cemeteries.

Making Requests
Please remember to use the EDIT button on memorial pages to offer suggestions, corrections, and even questions regarding specific memorials. Also please remember that no one is perfect -- we all make mistakes.

Obituaries and Other Documents
I will not include cut/paste from books, obituaries, or other documents in the bio. I will be glad to include a summary of the obituary, but names of the living will not be included. From other documents, I would consider including only pertinent information that is not covered in other fields on the memorial.

Scanned Items
Please do not add scanned items, including death certificates, in the photo area of memorials I manage. If there is information in the item you would like added, please submit it in a SAC and I will consider adding the info in the bio. Otherwise, please only upload grave/headstone photos and/or personal photos of the deceased.

Regarding Burials Unknown
According to Find a Grave guidelines (FAQs), creating a memorial as a Burial Unknown is to be used only for new burials, with the memorial to be edited/updated with the final disposition within 30 days.

Please do not request that I link to a Burial Unknown.

My Photos
Please feel free to use (for your personal non-commercial use) any headstone photos that I take and upload to FindaGrave memorials.
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 • 4,683 Memorials Added
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Pauline Hill
Malinda Jane Huddleston
Thank you so very much for the photo
Added by Pauline Hill on Oct 20, 2016 3:38 PM
William Brent Holland
Jessie Shepherd
Thank you very much for the information on Jesse Shepard daye of death.
If you know this person I would love to add some biographical information and maybe do a profile for the website.
Now that I know date, thanks to you, the next time we have a company out there I will have the stone engraved

Additionally, if you know this person or family I will be more than happy to transfer the memorial to you

Again. Thank you very much

W Brent Holland
Added by William Brent Holland on Oct 18, 2016 11:04 AM
D. Montgomery
RE: Van Buren # 114320068
If you do not choose a middle or final name I guess you want me to??
Thanks for your help.
Added by D. Montgomery on Oct 14, 2016 1:05 PM
D. Montgomery
RE: Van Buren # 114320068
ok...can you help then....what names do you suggest for this memorial??
thanks D. M.
Added by D. Montgomery on Oct 14, 2016 11:46 AM
D. Montgomery
RE: Van Buren # 114320068
hello thank you for your message....over the course of "Melba's" life she added several names. She chosen to retain all of them rather like a turtle carrying one shell over the previous one. These were he legal names...
So this is how she is listed. Perhaps in respect for ethnic differences and varied traditions Find A Grave should offer more naming spaces and honor more patterns.
The whole idea is of course to have accurate and complete name listed.
Would the answer be to fit Melba by c your chopping her name to fit the spaces or to use initials instead of her correct name.
In Europe esp England, France and Germany it is very common to have a person with a long string of "legal" names...which is to be chopped off? It is helpful that you have a space for "nickname" or common name....but I am not sure how to choose between other complete names. In US folks have a surname ...maybe a single middle name and a single "given" name. Three space for these 3 names works out well. But Melba was not American and she was born and died outside the US. So if you give me the name you would like to be her FindA Grave name I would be happy to enter whatever name you would be happy with.
Added by D. Montgomery on Oct 14, 2016 11:16 AM
D. Montgomery
Van Buren # 114320068
Hello again. I added the Find-a-Grave number of the memorial I referred to in my previous posting.
D. Montgomery
Added by D. Montgomery on Oct 12, 2016 9:36 PM
D. Montgomery
Van Buren # 114320068
Hello again. I added the Find-a-Grave number of the memorial I referred to in my previous posting.
D. Montgomery
Added by D. Montgomery on Oct 12, 2016 9:34 PM
D. Montgomery
Alteration of memorial names
Hello.... you added to this memorial (and deleted) several names I had put together using primary sources of birth and death certificates. What basis did you use for doing this? I would really like to see the sources/documents you used.? Accuracy is very impt and I would like to work with you on this.
There are several family members with similar names so details of each generation matters greatly...what did you intend here??
Thanks very much.
D. Montgomery
Added by D. Montgomery on Oct 12, 2016 9:29 PM
Diana B
See note below
This is the memorial 171154662. Please look at the married name and let me know what you think.
Added by Diana B on Oct 11, 2016 7:05 AM
Diana B
Would like your opinion
Can I send you a copy of a death certificate so that you can help me with the married last name? One of Abraham's daughters has an unusual married name I can't make out. Email me at
Added by Diana B on Oct 11, 2016 6:51 AM
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