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Rita Hagerty (#47521180)
 member for 3 years, 11 months, 25 days
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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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I mixed up Vincennes City Cemetery with Fairview Cemetery, so I guess the lot isn't FVH90. Sorry. Anyway, thanks for looking for Minnie. I appreciate the effort. Maybe one day, she will be revealed.
Added by seekerJay on May 21, 2015 7:40 PM
Minnie Waggoner photo request
Hello: I don't recall if I thanked you for checking Vincennes City Cemetery for the burial site of Minnie Waggoner, wife of Joseph Perry Westfall. You checked lot FVH90, where she might be buried as that's where her husband and his 2nd wife are, and nearby lots without finding her. I appreciate your efforts. I'll delete the request.
Added by seekerJay on May 21, 2015 7:11 PM
Michelle Milner
Arnold Lee Davis
Hi Rita! First off I think its a great thing that your putting so much time into this. I'm trying to locate Arnold's wife Catherine and I didn't know if you would be able to help me. I am an oil & gas landman and I've been hired to locate Arnold's heirs. He owned mineral interest in property located in Crawford County Il. His wife will receive his minerals and I am having a hard time locating her. Any information you could give me would be great. Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

Michelle Milner
Leasing Agent/Landman
Added by Michelle Milner on May 19, 2015 9:20 AM
Mark Kemp
Della Ann Wilkes
Thanks so much for the grave pix.
Added by Mark Kemp on May 18, 2015 8:17 PM
Ann Maree
Noah Purcell
Thank you for the photo, I just added a request for Ellen, in case you already have the photo. Your effort is much appreciated.
Added by Ann Maree on May 18, 2015 6:37 PM
Rhonda Snider Lauer
Charles Howerton
Thanks again for the photos!!!
Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on May 18, 2015 6:05 PM
Rod Williams
I am not related to the rest of the Thurgood family. However, if you will send me a list, I will put in the photo requests.
Added by Rod Williams on May 14, 2015 2:46 PM
Rod Williams
Thank you for using your free time and volunteering to take photos as follows: Elmer Ellsworth Stackhouse; memorial #63141187 - Sara Leonard Stackhouse; memorial #63141189 - Verna Charlotte Stackhouse Thomas; memorial #63142400 - Cpl Stanley Jeremiah Stackhouse Thomas Sr.; memorial #63142397 and his military service marker - as well as the over-all grouping photo in front of the large LEONARD Headstone. And finally, Lt Stanley Jeremiah Thomas Jr.; memorial #63142398 and his military marker and the THOMAS Headstone that includes his wife. All photos were beautiful and professionally done. Thank you.
Added by Rod Williams on May 14, 2015 1:48 PM
Rod Williams
Requests for Photos
Will send requests as soon as I am allowed more requests. And "Thank You." I received notice that you had fulfilled some of my requests, but have yet to check them out or send a thank you.
Added by Rod Williams on May 13, 2015 11:39 PM
Rhonda Snider Lauer
Myrtle Snider photos
Thanks again! You're the best!
Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on May 13, 2015 9:33 PM
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