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grandmacarol (#47471874)
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Bio Photo ***I highly recommend visiting the forums page to keep up on site news.***

Pet peeve: Using INTERNMENT (the practice of placing persons in detention, especially during wartime), where INTERMENT (burial) is actually intended.

Regarding photographs:
If you take a photo that seems better than the one I have taken, by all means, post it! The quality and legibility of a photo depend on a lot of things--amount of sunlight, angle of sunlight, shading by trees, time of day, etc. Sometimes I get a good pic and sometimes I don't. A not-so-great pic is better than none at all.

Things I try to do (but don't always succeed in doing!)
1)Take pics on a sunny morning.
2)Don't get my shoes or other extraneous items/people in the pic!
3)Take the pic so the stone looks level, even if it isn't.
4)Crop my photos before posting so I don't have 50% grass and the stone is small and difficult to read.
5)Avoid getting a reflection of myself in the stone (and wear dark clothing to minimize that if it does happen).
6)Avoid casting shadows on the stone.
7)Check all sides of the stone.
8)Photograph the "front" of the stone, not including the "top" at all, unless there is something specific of interest on the top.

If you are researching Missouri relatives, be sure to check out the state death certificate database, found here:

Missouri Death Certificates

Cooper County cemetery information can also be found online:

Cooper county Cemeteries

Much of the information I post originates from those two sites.

Information on several Illinois cemeteries obtained from:

Genealogy Trails, Illinois

St. Liborius

Always happy and eager to make corrections, additions or add links to memorials.

1/2015 update: Going through memorials I have transferred, I'm astonished at the number of people who wanted transfers but have done nothing with them. If you ask for a transfer, please add a bio, add a least add a flower!
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Mark Friess
Gravestone Details
Carol, I am searching for the details on a stone for Eva K. Friess that you recently posted. I can't make out the birth and death dates. If you returned to that cemetery would you be willing to help me know those dates? I can't find them online anywhere!

Thanks, Mark Friess
Added by Mark Friess on Sep 24, 2016 11:05 PM
Col. Thomas Russell, # 155541046
Hi Carol, An incorrect photo has been added to Col. Russell's memorial site. The photo shown is for James H Russell and his daughter, Eliza...see message for William Russell.
Added by sandkasl on Sep 22, 2016 12:02 PM
William Russell, #160621194
Hi Carol, Thanks for all of your photos. However, I think you've posted the wrong gravemarker for William Russell. You posted a clearer version of this marker, on the site for James H. Russell, # 159854525, b 5 Nov 1817, d. 19 Aug 1843 and his daughter, Eliza, b. 16 Jan 1839, d. 21 Jul 1839.
Their graves, according to Kim P. who created the memorial, are at Walnut Grove Cem..
Did you also photograph William's marker...
b.3 Feb 1830, d Feb 1856? If so, would love to see it. Sandy Russell Kassen
Added by sandkasl on Sep 22, 2016 11:18 AM
H Bruce Lammers
RE: sponsored memorials
So much appreciated! Thank you!
Added by H Bruce Lammers on Aug 31, 2016 11:46 AM
H Bruce Lammers
RE: sponsored memorials
Thank you, Carol, for this unexpected gift. And thank you for your hard work and dedication on these memorials.
Best wishes.
Added by H Bruce Lammers on Aug 29, 2016 11:49 AM
George washington ferrell #160956325
No you did not do wrong, because there was no memorial in the cemetery when you created yours.
I told that person in the edit that yours should stand. Some members of findagrave do not know the rules. The person probably thought because you made yours at a later date that theirs should stand. As I wrote before, I had it happen to me. They will just put in the cemetery and want the memorial. Lucky it was deleted and you did not have to email Find A Grave.
Glad I could help and thanks for letting me know what happened, as I am a very curious person.
Added by Yvonne on Jul 23, 2016 3:33 AM
George washington ferrell #160956325
I'm not perfect either.
If I remember correctly, I sent Tami Glock [memorial #145798315] a message if the memorials matched, hers was the duplicate, because she did not have a cemetery.
I remember that hers was dated before yours, but I told her to merge or delete hers, because it was not in a cemetery. Normally, the one dated first is not the duplicate, but when a creator has no cemetery, it is the duplicate. But creators will put in the cemetery and want to keep the memorial.
It happens to me all the time.
Hope this helps.
Let me know.
Added by Yvonne on Jul 22, 2016 7:01 AM
Buddy Leech
Verna Lucinda Leech
Thanks for transferring Aunt Verna's Memorial to me! Nobody in the family knew where she was buried.
Buddy Leech
Added by Buddy Leech on Jul 19, 2016 10:48 PM
Stephens family
Are you related to the Stephen family?
Added by Daniel on Jul 19, 2016 12:23 PM
RE: West Boonville requests
Thank you so much for your information...and it was wonderful watching as you filled in those photo requests last year. I'm in California, so it was nice to see some of those forgotten ones remembered and located. I just happened to notice yesterday that I hadn't made a request for a few of them and thought I'd give it a whirl. Maybe someone can shed some light at some point. Thanks again, Lisa
Added by Lisa on Jul 17, 2016 7:55 AM
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