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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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Ron Spurr
Thompson Watt

Considering all of the information I have provided for you and the concerted effort I have made to unsuccessfully find this gravesite for you, would you consider removing your request for photo from the Arkona Cemetery on Find_A_Grave? If not, do you have any suggestions of what I can do next to help you?


Ron S.
Added by Ron Spurr on Aug 25, 2014 8:02 AM
Tim & Grace
Togus Transfer

Hi Val,

Thank you for transferring the memorial to my care. I have updated his vitals and linked him to his mother.

Sincerely, Tim
Added by Tim & Grace on Aug 22, 2014 9:46 AM
Bob Wylie
Elizabeth Ring Wylie
Val, I just posted a photo I found of her tombstone which was easier to read. I don't know when it was taken. The stone may have been cleaned since yours was taken. I've also updated her information which you should receive soon. Thanks so much for all you do... Bob

Elizabeth Ring Wylie Wylie Memorial# 107877386
Added by Bob Wylie on Jul 17, 2014 12:45 PM
Ron Spurr
RE: Thompson Watt
This morning I photographed 109 gravestones in a Mennonite Cemetery for the Canada Cemetery Project and downloaded them onto my computer. I have to re-size them and send them on the CanGenWeb so I want to tidy up outstanding photos I have taken for "Requests For Photos" first so I can get at these other pictures. I know that these individual requests mean a great deal to people so want to give them my undivided attention so I can complete what I have photographed for Arkona Cemetery first and foremost. Best of luck with this. If and when I find Alexander Watt, I'll post the memorial and photo and transfer it to you.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 7:39 PM
Ron Spurr
RE: Thompson Watt
I'm not certain if the one is 89 years or 99 years. Look very closely at the photo and you decide. I went with 99.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 7:31 PM
Ron Spurr
RE: Thompson Watt
This memorial was posted by someone named Wilton Golson and he has not left an e-mail address or any place to leave a message except on the Edit form for Find_A_Grave. I am always suspicious of people who want to severely restrict access. I mean, really. It's only the Find_A_Grave website.

I have the photos and a going to post them. I have no interest in copyright or ownership. They are yours and you can do whatever you want with them.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 7:16 PM
Ron Spurr
Thompson Watt
In response to your request for a photo of this gravestone from Arkona Cemetery, using the cemetery index, all I could find were the gravestones of Lovica Watt (a native of New York State and wife of Thompson Watt) died October 26, 1856, age 43 years) and Margaret A. Watt (another wife of Thompson Watt) who died November 18, 1877, 89 years, 3 months and 6 days. There is no sign of a gravestone for Thompson Watt at that location. The Arkona Cemetery Index does not list a Thompson Watt. There is an Alexander Watt, whose location I have yet to find.

Your thoughts on this. I can post these and then transfer management of them to you if you prefer.

Please let me know.
Added by Ron Spurr on Jul 14, 2014 6:52 PM
RA Look
Thank you!
Hi Val,
Thank you so much for the transfer of my cousin's memorial. I appreciate the work that you have done to make this and many other memorials.
Best wishes,
Ray A. Look
Added by RA Look on Jun 24, 2014 8:30 PM
RE: 111527932 Edit
That would be my fault, I must have stuck it in the wrong place as I for sure intended on it being in other info.

I should have looked over it first.
Added by Eileen on May 21, 2014 5:44 PM
Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Westport Island
Val, I continue to be indebted to you for photographing my family (so many of them), I wanted to ask if you would be interested in additional details, ie. Dates of birth, dates of death, spouses, children, etc. I am happy to provide them to you however I do not wish to inundate you, let me know and I am happy to do so and again, thank you for your extraordinary work!
Added by terri on May 04, 2014 5:28 PM
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