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John Sutherland (#47703806)
 member for 3 years, 4 months, 6 days
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If you find memorial errors or photos added to the wrong memorials, please help solve these problems by sending edits.


I support the cemeteries in Longmont, Colorado, and have done family history research (both ancestors and descendants) on one of the founders of Longmont, Jarvis Marvin Fox, as well as my own family of Sutherland, Davidson, Corbett, and Fox. My research also takes me into that of my in-laws families including Drummond, McNulty, Tipping, Kehoe, and others. I take grave photos as a hobby.

Regarding gravestone photos, please remember that some of the older gravestones have mineral deposits or vegetation on them, and Find-a-grave volunteers are generally not in a position to clean the stones before photographing them. Cemeteries usually claim responsibility for ground maintenance, but consider gravestones to be family property, and therefore do not maintain the stones.

Older stones with mineral deposits, wear evidence, or grass or lichen growth will sometimes result in photographs in which details of the gravestones are difficult to read. If you have some specific instructions for me regarding your family's gravestone, pass the instructions along when you request the photo. I usually try to clean up minor contamination on a gravestone before taking a photograph.

If you have corrections for a memorial that I have authored, or you wish to be assigned as maintenance for the memorial, simply go to the memorial, click on the edit tab, then select "Suggest a correction or provide additional information" and ask for a transfer or enter information for a correction.

This process makes transfers and updates much easier to implement, and provides an audit history of changes. If you want a transfer, please tell me your relationship (if any) with the person whose maintenance you would like transferred. It is always helpful if you include your FAG member number.

For the record, I consider the FAG guidelines as reasonable, but not mandatory.

For copyright purposes, I grant free non-commercial use of photos I take for Find-a-Grave subscribers.
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Sally (Winegar) Flaherty
Mary Dryer Cole
Thank you so much for the wonderful bio you sent to me regarding Mary and it now added to her memorial. I also have her adopted Mary Subrandt and Mary Dryer Cole connected.

Added by Sally (Winegar) Flaherty on May 23, 2015 6:56 AM
Diane Farr Golling
RE: Gladys Calkins
I always like to have a sense of "where" as well the headstone. It's a very well-maintained cemetery. I'm glad you sent me a message because I needed the reminder!! LOL! I'll call the office and tell you what they say.
Added by Diane Farr Golling on Apr 25, 2015 9:19 PM
Diane Farr Golling
Gladys Calkins
I went to the cemetery today and the office was closed, with no hours posted. I looked for the grave for a while but soon realized it was a hopeless task without any information as to the grave's location. I will try again. Meanwhile, I will upload some photos of the cemetery to the cemetery page.
Added by Diane Farr Golling on Apr 19, 2015 12:52 PM
Bill & Sheila
RE: Re: Pearl L (Fisher) Sloan photos
Thank you for the information you sent regarding Pearl L Fisher Sloan. I have added the information to her memorial. I also have requested an edit on Richard L Sloan's memorial (# 24742608) to add a link to Pearl and Raymond Sloan as his parents. Thank you for your contributions to Find A Grave. Bill & Sheila, Worland, WY
Added by Bill & Sheila on Apr 18, 2015 4:00 PM
RE: Lurancy Green
Sorry, that is census records 1820 and 1830 had only the family of Abial Green in Jay, New York. In 1840 a Liberty Greene appears. He may or may not be a son of Abial. There are a number of Green progeny in this area through the years.
Added by Adk_Gen on Apr 18, 2015 8:35 AM
RE: Lurancy Green
Hi, John.

I do not have a lot of information on the Green family of Jay, New York. Birth records in this area were not kept as public record until the late 1800s. The primary sources are church records and family bibles. The only Green in Jay during the census records 1820 and 1840 is Abial Green and his family. Only the head of family's name is listed, so I don't know if this includes Lurancy. There is a good chance that this is her family. In subsequent records, I find Abial's birthplace listed as New Hampshire and Massachusetts; records listing Massachusetts predominate. His wife's name was Abigail; I do not have a surname for her.
Added by Adk_Gen on Apr 18, 2015 8:32 AM
jamie johnson
Minerva Fisher
Thanks so much John for the photo.

Added by jamie johnson on Apr 15, 2015 10:52 AM
Kristina S
Fisher's in Roswell NM
I sent you the obituaries for Lillis M Fisher (#102672134), Lillis Marie Fisher (# 102672136), Eugene M Fisher (# 102672119) and Eugene B Fisher (# 102672032). I hope this helps you with your research. If you need anything else let me know and I will see what I can do.
Added by Kristina S on Apr 13, 2015 6:29 PM
Steve Burton
RE: Photo request for Lillian Ross
When I first discovered the problem, people had been waiting for a photo for over 18 months. I decided I needed to do something and was fortunate to find a willing person at the Genealogical Society, who could meet these needs.
Best Wishes.
Added by Steve Burton on Apr 12, 2015 9:15 PM
Steve Burton
Photo request for Lillian Ross
I am a volunteer like you. The owner of this cemetery promises to call the police on any Find A Grave volunteer.
You can always request again, but I promise you that the photo(s) you seek can be easily and quickly and reliably procured another way.
There has been great success with the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society. They completed exhaustive photographing of headstones at San Luis Cemetery in the past 5 years, and they will share them with you FOR FREE.
You can email a request for a photo of the headstone(s) you are looking for, by doing the following, and they will respond promptly:
Address your email to
Put in the subject line
San Luis Cemetery Headstone photo

Give them the name and birth and death dates, or as much as you know.
Ask them to send a picture of the headstone, and tell them how you are related or what your interest is in this person.
They will appreciate that. This information may only be used in genealogical research.
They will email you within a day or two with an attached photo(s), if it exists.
I will ask that your request be removed (so others arenít discouraged), now that you have a very reliable and quick way to achieve your goal. If there is any problem, please let me know.
As a reference here is the website for the index for all the burials and headstones at San Luis Cemetery through 2010.
Best wishes.
Added by Steve Burton on Apr 12, 2015 3:48 PM
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