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Linda McCuaig Martin (#47696516)
 member for 2 years, 9 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo My husband is a journalist and I'm a stay-at-home old-house fixer-upper. We are in a constant state of restoring our old house back to it's former glory. We love to flyfish and geocache in our spare time. We love to go out birding. We live in the area of the Atlantic Flyway for migratory birds. I am also in the process of documenting our ancestry. These hobbies brings us to many cemeteries in the area. Especially the geocaching as many geocaches are placed in or near cemeteries. We have come across some lost cemeteries that I've wondered if anyone has documented them yet. I will try to do what I can when we come across them. I have had dead ends on my ancestry research and then someone will add one of my ancestors to Find A Grave and it opens up the research again. Sometimes it just takes a date on the headstone or "wife of" or "son of" to make new connections on the family tree. I'm very thankful to all the other volunteers that are putting in their own time to help others.

Note: I'd be happy to transfer any memorial I added and manage that aren't in my own ancestry.

Note about photos: Any photos I have taken of headstones may be copied and used. However do not copy personal photos of the McCuaig or Patterson family as the photos belong to others in my family and were to be used just for our family's memorials. Thanks!
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 • 21 Memorials Added
 • 40 Memorials Managed
 • 228 Photos
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Rich Vance
Coming to Erie County
Howdy Linda,
I'll be at my sister's house in North East for a few weeks starting June 10.

I'm trying to organize a "meet and greet" lunch in Erie with other fellow Find-a-Gravers. Several have already expressed interest. If you can join us, I think it'll be a great time. Details of when and where to be worked out when I know how many can come.

If you are interested, e-mail me at the address on my profile page.

Cheers, Rich ^_^
Added by Rich Vance on May 24, 2014 8:31 PM
Mary & Frank Patterson
Hi Linda.
I too am a direct descendant of Mary and Frank. They are my ggg grandparents. I stumbled upon your entry for them here on findagrave yesterday. I am soooo excited to see that there are photos of them!

Can you put me in touch with the owners that I may get a copy? I am also curious about photos of their children and grandchildren. (I am so so so into having at least one photo to go with the names in my tree. It can tell so much more)

So, yes, thrilled to see someone has photos of Frank & Mary and can't imagine that there are none of the children. Someone out there has to have something :)

I am on ancestry and have a large tree in place. If you will email, we can share more privately.

Thanks so much!
Pam Regopoulos
Added by PR on Feb 11, 2014 9:24 AM
Everett Mefford
Your father
has been transferred and I am so sorry for your loss

Added by Everett Mefford on May 17, 2013 7:51 AM
McCuaig Family
Found you on, searching for Orton - Dunning and related family this morning. You and Kathy are 6th cousins. If you are interested in the Orton - Dunning family you can drop me a line at 2ulips at rogers dot com, I've researching the Dunning family for 30+ years, always looking for "family" and always looking to help. Olav in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Added by 2ulips on Apr 14, 2013 7:47 AM
Vickie Jackson
RE: Foud John Patterson's Marker!
Hi Linda,

Yes, this is so exciting! I am researching my own family and people have helped me along the way, so I am glad to help others; it looks like you have helped many people too!

My e-mail address is and if you can send me an e-mail address I will send you a link for the form to order the headstone; maybe I can help, I there is certain service info the government needs, but maybe locally they have that info, since the Legion put a military flag marker on his grave. I'd be happy to check into that for you, etc.

I think that anyone can request a grave marker for a deceased veteran, and you are a descendent, so that's good.

It sounds like you had quite a trip from one coast to the other and then up to MN! It's reality when you see grave markers of ancestors!

Have a great day!
Added by Vickie Jackson on Sep 30, 2012 10:27 AM
Vickie Jackson
Foud John Patterson's Marker!
Hi: I found John Patterson's marker yesterday at the Graceton Cemetery. Did you know that it's not too late to order a military stone for him? There is no charge for it and the process is easy. It would be nice to have a granite or marble headstone for him. Vickie
Added by Vickie Jackson on Sep 30, 2012 7:35 AM
Vickie Jackson
RE: John Patterson
Linda, I think I may know where John Patterson is buried now! There was one metal marker that was mangled by a lawn mower; I almost took a picture of it, but didn't; I just googled the Graceton Cemetery and found a list of those buried there, and his name is listed, indicating it was a 6x6 metal marker and that he was in the service; (and I think there was a military flag holder with the marker).

I have to go to International Falls on Saturday to pick my dog up at the vet and will stop by the cemetery again to take a picture for you.

If you are interested in getting the marker repaired or replaced, I will try to help you with it. It would be sad if his spot becomes unmarked in the future.

Isn't this fun?!

Vickie/Warroad, MN
Added by Vickie Jackson on Sep 28, 2012 8:38 AM
Rich Vance
RE: Orrie Getchell
Thanks for the photos Linda,
I was recently in North East for 2 weeks, but never got a chance to get up to Erie. I probably won't get up that way again til next summer. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Take care and God bless,
Added by Rich Vance on Aug 13, 2012 12:55 AM
Thank you!!
Thank you so much for fulfilling my photo request - and quite quickly too. It's really great to have these images!!
Added by mcevgen on Jul 22, 2012 12:59 PM
Etter photos
Hi Linda,

Thank you so very, very much for taking & posting the photos of the five Etter graves. They are lovely pictures. It was so kind of you to help me! God bless you!
Added by Gram on Jul 21, 2012 8:20 PM
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