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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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Julie Armstrong Narr
Jane Chew (Armstrong) Myers
Hi Rita, Thanks for adding the photos of Jane's gravestone! Hope you are doing well!
Added by Julie Armstrong Narr on Jul 29, 2014 2:25 PM
Mabel Cunningham
Thanks for the prompt updates to Aunt Mabel's memorial, especially the links that make Find A Grave work so smoothly. I will look for a photo of her. Thank you.
Added by Patrivia on Jul 28, 2014 7:12 PM
David Bedell
RE: requests for John & Ruth Pankake
Thanks. I think the problem is Fairview Cemetery is one part of Vincennes City Cemetery, but they got listed as separate cemeteries.
Added by David Bedell on Jul 25, 2014 6:00 PM
David Bedell
RE: requests for John & Ruth Pankake
Thanks. Do you know how to request deletion of duplicates? I copied the grave photos, but I think the pair with inaccurate death dates should be deleted.
Added by David Bedell on Jul 24, 2014 7:51 PM
Rhonda Snider Lauer
Massie/Mooney Photos

Because of your kindness to also post a "group photo" of all of my Mooney relatives' graves that are so close together, I have finally located the missing cousins: Virginia Hargrove Massie and her husband, Chester. It seems that I had been spelling their last name incorrectly for many years. Not many relatives left on this side of the family to fill in the details... Anyway, I can see their headstones in the group photo, but there is a shadow preventing me from reading the details clearly. I have received the transfer of Chester's memorial (63132347) and created one for Virginia (133221664). Can you fill the photo requests, at your leisure, and include the group photo previously taken? Sincerest thanks for any assistance that you can provide!
Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on Jul 23, 2014 11:55 AM
Rhonda Snider Lauer
Richard Mooney Photo Request

I received a "Successful Photo Request" message for this family member (63134269), but his memorial has no photo appearing...don't know what went happened, but can you look into it and see if you can re-post it? I'm curious to know which cemetery he was buried in too. So glad that you take the time to annotate it for these original generic "Vincennes City Cemetery" postings. Much appreciated!
Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on Jul 23, 2014 11:35 AM
Rhonda Snider Lauer
Thank you so much for taking the photos of my "Mooney" relatives' burial locations and also for annotating exactly which cemetery they are located in. You rock!
Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on Jul 23, 2014 11:27 AM
David Fisher
William Allen Fisher photo
Thanks for the headstone photo's of William Fisher. Looks like you are going to link him to his parents. Great job
Added by David Fisher on Jul 23, 2014 12:45 AM
Ashlie Way
Sarah E Lewis
This was the second wife of my 3rd great grandfather. I didn't even know she existed until recently. I can't find a Find A Grave for my grandfather, but I wanted to thank you for having one for his wife. (81738231)
I did submit a correction for you with her middle name and maiden name!
Added by Ashlie Way on Jul 19, 2014 8:31 PM
Rhonda Snider Lauer
Williams Photo

Thank you for posting the photo for Everett Williams (63144925). I see that he shares a dual headstone with his wife, Elouise (63144915). Would you mind posting the photo to her memorial also? Thanks again!
Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on Jul 15, 2014 9:45 AM
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