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Rita Hagerty (#47521180)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since the 1980s. Now that I am retired, I am very active with local groups/organizations and volunteering for different activities through the local RSVP. I try to devote more time to my "searching" too. With all of the advances for searching on-line now I have found several ancestors and relation that I did not even know about! Since I have become acquainted with Find A Grave, I have found so many of my ancestors. I try to enter as many of my relation and my late husband's relation as possible. I have been entering some of the local cemeteries in Knox Co. and some surrounding counties from information in cemetery books. By doing so I hope it will help others find their loved ones. I try to fulfill photo requests locally as my time allows. While doing this, I also photograph some of the surrounding, deteriorating, unusual, babies, young children, and veteran stones.

You have my permission to use any of the photos I have taken and have put on this site. I am happy to help others freely in this cause. It would be nice if you gave me credit for the photos I have taken. Of course, it is always nice to be asked; that way you know you are helping people. If someone else provides the photograph for me, I try to give them credit in the photo's caption area. Please take up-close, careful shots of photos on graves! Many may never been seen again, after you leave, as they are quickly disappearing. A family may have no other photo, and may not even know that one existed, if you pass it by. Also please crop your photos so they may be read easier.

PLEASE USE THE EDIT TAB OF A PERSON'S MEMORIAL TO SEND ME ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS. That way an e-mail comes to me with links to the person's memorial; if requesting links, please provide numbers of the memorials you wish to have linked. I try to check the memorials that I enter so that I do not duplicate any earlier memorials, but sometimes this happens.

I try to follow the Find A Grave rules regarding transfers unless the person is my relation. However, other transfers will be considered.


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Thomas Vaughn
Eva Medcalf Cabage memorial
You are correct. This was duplicate memorial. I notice the dates we prepared the memorials were near each other so that must be my excuse! Thanks for bringing to my attention. Have a great day!
Added by Thomas Vaughn on Mar 05, 2015 7:21 AM
Lynda Elliott Dixon
Leonard Seitzinger Headstone
Thank you very much for adding the photo for this memorial. I appreciate your efforts !
Lynda Elliott Dixon
Added by Lynda Elliott Dixon on Feb 22, 2015 5:47 PM
Tim Tompkins
RE: C A & Mary Arbogast
Rita, you're certainly welcome. It may take a while to get your new requests done. From the looks of it, we received about 6 inches of snow last night.
Added by Tim Tompkins on Feb 22, 2015 7:35 AM
Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
Laura Watson Green
Thank you so much for getting the picture of Laura's headstone. I was in Vincennes a couple of years ago and somehow missed getting her headstone (maybe because it was freezing cold outside). She was so young and faithful to her dog, it broke my heart reading her story of her death, because all she did was get a kiss from her baby. Anyway, thank you again, I so very much appreciate it.
Added by Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz on Feb 19, 2015 10:50 AM
Mike Corray

Thanks so much for the photos of Clark and Luecrissa Savoree's memorials. It is truly appreciated. Mike Corray #48079886
Added by Mike Corray on Feb 16, 2015 6:36 AM
Patricia Herrin Mitschelen
Marsh Family -Vincennes Cemetery
Rita - Thank you for your kindness in obtaining and allowing me to use your photos in my Ancestry family tree. I am a native "Hoosier" with a long line of ancestors being in Marion County since 1830's. Best Regards, Pat
Added by Patricia Herrin Mitschel... on Feb 14, 2015 9:39 AM
RE: Memorial SACs
Hi Rita,

Thank you for accepting the edits I sent. I appreciate that very much.

I have not heard that DAR does not like that information made public. That is interesting.

The documents I posted are available to the public, so it is not something that isn't already available to anyone who wants to get it. I post them on the memorial in order to facilitate further familial connections to be verified and made. Without those documents, making some of the burial connections is nearly impossible since the information is not always easily available in census records. And since making some of the burial connections is a multi-staged project, coming back to a memorial and having the document there to refer to is tremendously helpful.

Why does the DAR and SAR organizations allow their members to have a DAR or SAR emblem engraved on their grave stones if they do not want the information made public? Or is it just the documents that they don't want public? Or just the ID numbers?

I can certainly edit the documents before I post them and remove the ID number or whatever else you think should be removed. That would satisfy DAR and SAR while still leveraging the family connection information contained in the document.

Tell me what I should remove, and what the memorial is and I will edit the document to remove that information while still keeping the family connection information that will assist a researcher with making burial links.

Thank you for your help and for this information. I appreciate your help.

Added by AZEXPLORER on Feb 13, 2015 2:08 PM
Anthony and Jessica King
Levi and Bertie Grant
Thank you so much for the photos!
Added by Anthony and Jessica King on Feb 12, 2015 7:50 PM
Susan Eaton
Gladys Geneve Ingram (Ware) Hill was married to Joseph Preston Ware (not Ward) on Feb 21, 1931.

Rosemary is actually Rosemary Ware. They also had a 2nd daughter named Lenore Ware.

Can you correct?

Susan Eaton
daughter of Beverly Ware Eaton and
4th cousin to Rosemary Ware/Lenore Ware.
Added by Susan Eaton on Feb 11, 2015 8:48 PM
Jock-a-mo fi na ney
Hatton @ Memorial Park
Thanks for adding the wonderful photo to their memorials!
Added by Jock-a-mo fi na ney on Feb 10, 2015 6:59 PM
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