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Rita Hagerty (#47521180)
 member for 3 years, 4 months, 30 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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ruth ann
RE: DeHon in Mt. Calvary
Hi, No I am not related to the DeHons. I knew the son, Louis through the office I worked in while I was in Bloomington.
In reading through the obituaries of the children, they all state that their mother was Anna Lorene McHale DeHon.
Thank you for trying to get this corrected.

Ruth Ann
Added by ruth ann on Oct 24, 2014 6:00 PM
Lynda Elliott Dixon
Freeland Trueblood
Hi Rita! Somehow missed that you had added my requested photo for Freeland Trueblood - thank you so much and apologies for my delay. I really appreciate it. Have been trying to get all my Truebloods connected on findagrave, and I appreciate your help!
Thanks again,
Lynda Elliott Dixon
Added by Lynda Elliott Dixon on Oct 20, 2014 9:18 AM
Wendy Hughes Smeenk
Cletus J. Hagerty 51292045
I am trying to connect him to his parents and I think that
John Hagerty 71575393
Helen Williams Hagerty
may be his parents but not sure.

Sorry I forgot to put this in the text.

Thanks for any help,
Wendy Lee Hughes Smeenk
Added by Wendy Hughes Smeenk on Oct 15, 2014 10:56 AM
Wendy Hughes Smeenk
Cletus J. Hagerty 51292045

My name Wendy Lee Hughes Smeenk. Cletus is/was my uncle on my grandmothers side. He was married to Julia Wamsley.
I was wondering if he is related to you. I know almost nothing on his side. I am trying to link his mother and father with him.
His parents name was John and Helen "Williams" Hagerty. I found this in his obituary.

If you know anything let me know. Thanks you.
Wendy Lee Hughes Smeenk 47776848
Added by Wendy Hughes Smeenk on Oct 15, 2014 10:51 AM
Walter C. Burgner
Pennington & Hodgen data
I want to "Thank You" so very much in adding the information on my ancestors, James Hodgen and Elizabeth Pennington. I really do appreciate it.
Added by Walter C. Burgner on Oct 14, 2014 7:23 AM
nora barton-carver
alexander turnbloom
hi, i just wanted to stop by and say thank you for the pictures of my 4x great grandfather and grandmothers resting place, i have noticed that you have provided pictures for them among several other family members and wanted you to know how much it was appreciated. also, i will be printing a book for some of the family this year for christmas of direct ancestors and wanted to know if it would be ok if i used these pictures in it? it is not a for sale book, just for some family genealogy hounds and it would be nice to be able to use photocopies of their memorials along with some family pictures i have because some family are unable to visit the gravesites and i have had several ask if i could get pictures of them but unfortunately i live several hours away and unable to take one for myself. I will of course use your name as credit for the photos.
Added by nora barton-carver on Oct 11, 2014 8:55 AM
Steven Smith
Photos of Reep family members
Hello Rita,

Thanks very much for submitting photos of the four additional Reep family members' burial markers I requested in Vincennes City Cemetery.

You've been a great help!

Very best regards,

Added by Steven Smith on Oct 11, 2014 7:26 AM
Lillie Riney
RE: SAC - Mary Seal 5390923
You are right, of course, so I have deleted mine. Also, I'm sure that her husband is buried there beside her. Your Memorial #106813172 for her husband is also a duplicate. You might want to ask the owner of #62599295 to move her entry to the correct cemetery. She does have a photo and an entire obituary for him. Thanks.
Added by Lillie Riney on Oct 10, 2014 5:27 PM
jim gillis
RE: req for Herman Redfern (76524009)
Thank you.
Added by jim gillis on Oct 03, 2014 3:56 PM
Edwin/Edward Wagner
Rita, thank you for the heads-up on the duplicate Edward Wagner page. The page owner has now deleted it. I've sent you a private message via an edit to one of your memorials, with my email address. I'm hoping you'll email me the individual Wagner marker pics, so that I can add them and write captions. - Doug Wagner
Added by DOUG WAGNER on Sep 27, 2014 4:06 PM
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