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Penny Wood Spaziani (#47639767)
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Currently I am working in the Mt. View Cemetery (Oregon City) in the County Park #1 section (paupers). It has been neglected for many many years. I have unearthed and photographed some 62 headstones and marked their rows. These folks deserve to have their graves maintained as much as anyone else in the cemetery.

I am a 6 generation Oregonian and have been doing my family genealogy since the early 70's. Back then it took months to find out one fact, today with the computer that information can be found in the blink of an eye.
Only now it seems more confusing the first thing I learned back then was to document all my information and make sure the facts were correct. Now a day's people just put anything on the internet only guessing or by family stories, making things more confusing. I am now trying to set apart family fact from fiction to keep the information correct for future generations to come.
I love doing genealogy it's a real life a good book you can't put down the only thing is I will probably never know the ending or the beginning.

My memorials are family and a work in progress, adding to each one as I find family material and photos. I have traveled to Washington, California, Ohio and Pennsylvania doing my family research in cemeteries and historical societies. If you are family I would love to hear from you.

There is nothing worse than someone stealing someone's work, not giving credit to the original poster then pretending it is their work. Please don't be one of those people, and please don't use my photos or documents without asking first.

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I do photo requests and take photos while I am in the cemetery. I like to take more than one photo of the headstone, to give you the feeling of being there and seeing the surrounding area. If you would like me to remove any of my photos just ask.
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K - B
Norvin & Helen May
Thanks so much for the photos. You sure are speedy. May I use them in my family research?
Thanks again.
Added by K - B on Jul 01, 2015 10:17 AM
Robie Merritt Loriaux-Roberts
Robert Bruce Parham
Thank you so much for being a volunteer and fulfilling my request. It means a lot to me for you to take time out of your day to help me. Take care, Robie
Added by Robie Merritt Loriaux-Rob... on Jun 30, 2015 7:31 PM
Barb Joyce
Frank L. Skillman
Thanks so much, Penny! We were delighted to get the photos.
Added by Barb Joyce on Jun 27, 2015 7:27 AM
SK Graff
Huber, Jacob & Katherine
Penny, I appreciate your taking time to fulfill my photo request. The pics are great! Have a nice week.
Added by SK Graff on Jun 26, 2015 12:40 PM
A Randolph-Schroeder
Payne, Minnie & Loren
Thank you Penny for photographing Loren and Minnie's marker. Your donation of your time to locate and photograph makers for others is greatly appreciated. You have a wonderful day.

Added by A Randolph-Schroeder on Jun 25, 2015 10:15 PM
Bonnie Rickman
Ellwood and Louanna Cushman
Thank you Penny. Your close-up/distant views of their vault are great.
Seeing their final resting place brought a tear to my eye. I will always remember them as very nice people.
Thank you for your care in photographing and posting memorial markers at Mountain View Cemetery. Have a great day, Bonnie
Added by Bonnie Rickman on Jun 25, 2015 3:20 PM
Shelli Steedman
Thanks so much for the Wilson headstone photo. Much appreciated!!!!!
Added by Shelli Steedman on Jun 08, 2015 1:54 PM
Adam Kyle Simpson
I was at Mountain View Cemetery earlier today photographing old pioneer headstones and entered the 1st Addition Section of the grounds. Here I encountered a headstone that may relate to your claimed search. It was a half-buried headstone with the name "Melissa Maddax Manley" with years 1858-1933. I looked at the grave page for the photo request of "Melissa Nelson Maddox" with the years 1858-1932.

I know the surname is spelled differently and the years for the lifespan are 1 year off, but this may be the same individual you are currently searching for at Mountain View.

It is located in the back section of 1st Addition, towards the eastern border of the cemetery.
Added by Adam Kyle Simpson on Jun 06, 2015 11:05 PM
Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
RE: Mountain View Cemetery
Thanks for letting me know! I will look a little closer. Thanks again!

Added by Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle on Jun 05, 2015 3:10 PM
Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle
Mountain View Cemetery

There's a photo for Gilbert Moles on Bernard Brown's memorial page. Just thought you might like to know so you can fix it. Thanks for the great photos you have added. On Bernard's, I assume he is buried in the little square under the plants? Is there a headstone there? Thanks again.
Added by Gina (Ward) Guilfoyle on Jun 05, 2015 9:37 AM
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