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Val Lovelace (#47525955)
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Bio Photo Daughter of Evelynn Grace Beebe Lovelace (Allen) (83822715, Hennessey, OK Cemetery) and Ralph Lovelace (6037350, FT Snelling National Cemetery, MN). My beautiful little sister is here: 84143742. I am very interested in genealogy of Lovelace, Neighbors, Watt (and associated Michigan families), and McCullough, Lynn, Gregory, and Beebe (and associated Oklahoma) families.

I am a veteran (U.S. Navy, Retired), as was my father. I pay respects to all whose markers I photograph, but I have to say there is a soft spot in my heart for those who served. I love finding veteran markers and trying to learn more about those individuals.

My current project is photographing old cemeteries in and around coastal Lincoln County, Maine. When I was researching my mother's family, I found it very helpful to have websites available where people had posted historical information and photos from a variety of sources, and that's how I feel about Find-a-Grave and doing this work.

Maine is a state rich in old history and there are a lot of avid family historians looking to websites like Find-a-Grave to piece together the fabric of who they are and where they have come from. I love walking these cemeteries, photographing and trying to read old stones, and finding bits of historical information, such as shipwrecks and such. I find it so interesting some of the things people have put on the stones of their loved ones.

One of the most poignant so far, from an old slate stone in Evergreen Cemetery, Wiscasset, Maine:

"Erected by parental affection to the memory of Mr. James Whittier, son of Capt. Ebenezer Whittier & Elizabeth his wife, who died April 17th, 1798, of a consumption on a passage to the West Indies, Aged 25. The disease which terminated his existence originated in the death of his fair and betrothed friend who lies interred near this monument. In life they loved, in death they are not divided." (Sadly, the other stone is no more, so I never discovered his "fair and betrothed friend.").

It means a lot for me to contribute to Find-a-Grave so people can learn about their families or conduct research.

I do my best to be as accurate as possible with the records and photographs, following the naming conventions and guidelines of Find-a-Grave. Please contact me if you have questions about the information I've posted. I'm happy to make corrections and additions on anything I've uploaded, and I'm happy to transfer your family members to you, however, PLEASE USE THE "EDIT" BUTTON and "SUGGEST A CORRECTION". I will gladly respond if reached via this method.

Thanks...and...Happy hunting!
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Patricia Watkins
RE: 36411556
Thank you so much! I am really getting interested in
this. I may have even found a cousin I lost track of about 40 years ago. Keep up the good work!!
Added by Patricia Watkins on Apr 23, 2014 6:04 PM
Patricia Watkins
RE: 36411556
Ok that makes more sense. I was wondering why my GG grandfather and Mother on the paternal side were 90 years older than my GG grand father and mother on the maternal side. Could you tell me where you found that info. I am very new to this and would like to fill in some of the gaps in my mom's book. My brother found the site and was looking at my father's side. It is incredible what you can find. I am definitely going to have to set a timer because I will spend way too much time here. Have a great day.
Added by Patricia Watkins on Apr 23, 2014 1:27 PM
IHRP & Family
RE: Glidden Cemetery Question
Do you know of a list for Glidden St cem? I have some stones that are hard to read.
Added by IHRP & Family on Apr 22, 2014 1:14 PM
IHRP & Family
RE: Glidden Cemetery Question
I did the one on River road last week. The one I did today is on Glidden St.
Added by IHRP & Family on Apr 22, 2014 1:06 PM
IHRP & Family
RE: Glidden Cemetery Question
We took the photos today and I am adding the name now they I will resize the photos to add. I sent in the sign to be added.
Added by IHRP & Family on Apr 22, 2014 1:03 PM
IHRP & Family
RE: Glidden Cemetery Question
I found the answer. Newcastle has 2 Glidden Cemetery's. Someone has 17 in the wrong one. I just did the other one.
Added by IHRP & Family on Apr 22, 2014 11:48 AM
Anne Shurtleff Stevens
RE: 67370949 Transfer
Most welcome!!
Added by Anne Shurtleff Stevens on Apr 10, 2014 11:40 AM
Grand Army of the Republic
Pvt. George A. Swain
Hi Val,

Thank you for the gravestone image for Pvt. George A. Swain of the famous 20th Maine Infantry. Looks great. I have changed the photo order per your request.

Best wishes, Karl
Added by Grand Army of the Republi... on Apr 08, 2014 4:56 AM
G & F
Your posted Memorial #109940901
Hello Val, Just wondering if you could review the subject memorial number contents, and make a correction to the indicated birth date for the person it belongs to. The date on the posting reads "Feb. 10, 1908" while the birth date engraved on the headstone photo reads "Oct 2, 1908". I noticed the mismatch when I was looking for other data for the person it applies to. Thank you!

Added by G & F on Apr 07, 2014 11:31 PM
RE: Memorial 84827150
It is very interesting that your Grandfather's name is James Clayton Flowers and that my Great grandfather's name was also James Clayton Flowers. However, I don't know if there is a connection. Send me your e-mail and tell me where your grandfather was borned and if he ever lived in Mississippi.
Added by Flowers on Mar 26, 2014 1:41 PM
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