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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
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Bio Photo Long-time instructor of writing and women's studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH. I am an addictive reader, am interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, and am an Anglican, guitar player, singer, guardian of two rescue dogs.

I enjoy walking in cemeteries and have made it a personal project to photograph and record the headstones of military personnel in addition to requests in local cemeteries, in honor of their service and the service of my father, stepfather, and uncles in World War II and Korea, friends from Viet Nam, and students from the Gulf Wars and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. If any of these service persons or others I have added are family members and/or you wish to manage their memorials, just let me know. I am happy to transfer.

Anyone who wants to use my photos in their family tree, on Findagrave, or any other site may do so without my permission.

I would very much appreciate tributes of love to the memorial of a baby whose heartbreaking obituary I found in a newspaper from 1923:

Baby John Doe: 136921616

Heartfelt thanks to all those who have already added notes--you mean more than I can say

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Eva Wade
Thank you for the memorial transfer. It was unexpected and greatly appreciated. Also thank you for the headstone photo. Regards, Lori
Added by Elkv42 on Nov 21, 2014 11:04 AM
Cynthia, thanks for visiting Clarence's resting place and for adding the nice pic much appreciated,also thanks for your offer but transfer not needed thanks. Jim
Added by Arizonagraver on Nov 18, 2014 9:30 PM
Judy Llamas
George Moomau
Thank you for all your great work on "Find A Grave," and for transferring Mr. Moomau's memorial to my care. I appreciate it!
Added by Judy Llamas on Nov 17, 2014 1:15 PM
Kristene Thompson
Cynthia Pratt
Would it be possible for you to take a new photo of Cynthia Pratt memorial in Oak Grove cemetery. You did this earlier for me but it was too soon and the grave marker did not show her date of death. Actually I was wrong in my information and she hadn't been buried yet. But that has all happened in October. She is buried there with her husband Thomas Pratt

Added by Kristene Thompson on Nov 12, 2014 3:38 PM
RE: Schall photo
no problem, done. I went out to the cemetery one nice evening with list in hand to take as many pictures of stones that I knew did not have pictures. I heard many gun shots from west of me, then all of a sudden 4 deer came running through the cemetery. It was awesome.
Added by knitomi on Nov 10, 2014 1:20 PM
Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhimer
Lena Darby
Thanks so much for the pics! :D
Added by Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhim... on Nov 07, 2014 9:23 PM
Barry Michie
RE: Sterling Monument in Woodlawn Cemetery
Thanks for the message. Yes, it's Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo. Glenwood is the cemetery in Everett Mass., where her husband Asa is buried.

Main focus of career, is economic anthropology particularly agrarian folks (case India), how people make their economic decisions and also agrarian change. India (particularly Rajasthan in the NW) is like a second home.

Main focus of genealogy is not just tracing out individuals put looking at patterns of related kin moving across time and space with the ups and downs of various lines - fascinating stuff. At the core is a surname study of the Shatto family (various spellings), my maternal grandmother's family, searching out as many as I can find and tracing out how they link up to an immigrant ancestor who came to PA in the late 1730's. So far about 80% do. And then doing the same with some of my other lines.

As I mentioned in my profile, once an anthropologist, always and anthropologist. Really enjoy research to put people into their socio-cultural and historic context.

As I see you're in womens studies, I am well aware of and most often struck by the fact that much of family history is known, held and passed on by women.

Best, Barry
Added by Barry Michie on Nov 06, 2014 10:38 AM
Barry Michie
Sterling Monument in Glenwood Cemetery
Thanks for the message. I made the notation on her memorial that there is not individual marker, just the monument with the family name.

Best, Barry
(also a Dr., retired anthropologist)
Added by Barry Michie on Nov 05, 2014 6:06 PM
K. Clinard
Deed family headstone photos
Thank you so much for taking the time to beautifully photographing the headstones and posting them on my memorials. Also thank you for the transfer of Neal Deeds without even a request.
Added by K. Clinard on Nov 04, 2014 7:20 PM
Andreas Kozlik
RE: Bohn
Thank you very much! If you want to transfer the management of the Bohns, I would be very glad and will try to carry on their biographies.
Added by Andreas Kozlik on Nov 03, 2014 11:02 AM
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