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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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Robie Merritt Loriaux-Roberts
Ladislas - Rieu
Thank you so much for locating this marker for me. I hope it was an easy find. Robie
Added by Robie Merritt Loriaux-Rob... on Aug 17, 2014 11:49 AM
Noah & Sarah Purcell transfers
Thank you so much for the transfers...I truly appreciate your kindness!
Added by bstahl on Aug 10, 2014 4:33 PM
Raymond Seebode Plot
Hello Rita I appreciate your time in trying to locate my great grandfathers grave. The last time I contacted the cemetery they told me that his grave is there from what i was informed of. I live in South Carolina so its hard for me to find anything further about his grave.

Sean Seebode
Added by seebode on Aug 10, 2014 2:31 PM
Elizabeth Gahan
Edith Ransford plot
Please send me what photo you have of Edith Ransford plot next to Otto Ransford....I appreciate your one time there was a marker there..... Thanks for your help......
Added by Elizabeth Gahan on Aug 10, 2014 9:37 AM
Kathryn Haenggi Robinett
Wimmenauer photos - thank you!
Thank you so very much for taking and posting the gravestone photo for the memorial pages of George & Julia Wimmenauer, and for Catherine & Louis Cleveland. In addition to much appreciation for being able to view all of these stones, the question of which spelling for Catherine's given name is finally settled. Being one of many in the family with the same given name, I'm always curious to know "which spelling." Your dedication to findagrave work has made my day!
Added by Kathryn Haenggi Robinett on Aug 06, 2014 9:52 AM
RE: DAR Real Dau Lucinda Anderson
Hi Rita,
Thank you for your note about Lucinda Anderson. The DAR has 2 kinds of for daughters of Revolutionary Patriots and one for those daughters who actually also joined DAR as members. It appears that Lucinda has the first kind of marker...a Patriot's daughter, but not a member of DAR. The second kind of marker says "DAR Real Daughter." The 767 ladies I have listed in my virtual cemeteries are the DAR Real Daughters. There are, of course, many thousands of regular Real Daughters. They are ALL important, which is why we try to mark and celebrate them all.

Added by geniebug on Aug 04, 2014 10:55 PM
Rhonda Snider Lauer
Once again, you've outdone yourself! Thanks for all of the photos and the cemetery specification information. Since I seem to be related to half of the deceased of Vincennes, we will get at least that many corrected before all is said and done! I also corrected the death date on Chester Massie's memorial...the information used at the time of the massive memorial creation must have been based on the date of burial, not the death date. I have to update all of the memorials eventually. Thanks again! P.S. I saw that you have an outstanding photo request for an Indianapolis cemetery...will try to make it out there and fill it as soon as I can!
Added by Rhonda Snider Lauer on Aug 04, 2014 3:27 PM
Thank you so very much for the photos of the Crook family.

Added by lkcook22 on Aug 01, 2014 2:27 PM
Ralph Harris
Ralph & Ruby Barnes
Hi Rita,

Thank you so much for the great photo for Ralph & Ruby Barnes. It is very greatly appreciated.

All documents including Ralph's obituary indicate he was born in 1902. I'll dig a little bit deeper. Thanks for pointing it out.

Ralph Harris
Vancouver, WA
Added by Ralph Harris on Jul 31, 2014 10:22 PM
Chris Bergstrom
RE: Wykle graves @ Bicknell, IN Memorial Cem
Thank you ever so much though i did have the info about thise being his 3 wifes two of them who were sisters, i had not seen obits so thank you ever so much!!
Added by Chris Bergstrom on Jul 31, 2014 12:57 PM
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