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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. Addictive reader, interested in geneaology, folk music and sacred harp, 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 Irag 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

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Donald Matchett
Matchett family
Cynthia, I am Don Matchett son of Curtis Matchett, brother of Estella Matchett Lacey. In during some research on the Thorp family I found a lot of information in find a Thanks for all the information that you placed there. I have been researching the Thorp family, do you any thing about
Rita Jean Thorp (Myer) (Blaze) the last thing I found, she was in Michigan.
I remenber your mother very well, maybe because she was about my age.
If you would like to read my father and mother
obituary you can find in fine a grave.
Adamsville Baptist Cemetery, Muskingum County
Curtis and Effie Matchett
thanks again
Don Matchett Birth June 24, 1926
Added by Donald Matchett on Oct 23, 2014 5:19 PM
Levi T. Miller
Frances A, Miller
Dr. Mahaffey, Thank you so much for locating and photographing the gravestone of Frances A. Miller. She was almost 2 years old when she died in 1866. There are some graves near her, a MEG and KG Miller? I believe these may be her grandparents. When you have time, I would be very appreciative if you could inspect them and send me the photos as well. Again, thank you so much for your time and generosity. Levi Miller
Added by Levi T. Miller on Oct 20, 2014 2:37 PM
Chris Finch
Hattie, Elman & John Strausbaugh
Thanks for going to Wingston Cemetery and taking a fine quality photo and posting it, all for a stranger's request. I really appreciate that. C. Finch
Added by Chris Finch on Oct 16, 2014 1:23 PM
John Callin
Mary Ann St. John Callin
Thanks for the obit. I had not seen it before. Added to Find A Grave and to my FTM data base
Added by John Callin on Oct 15, 2014 6:03 PM
Tom Lau
Dennis S Fite
Thanks for taking the picture of his grave. Hope they'll get a marker in place for him.
Added by Tom Lau on Oct 11, 2014 5:06 PM
Phyllis Hock-Mudd
Milton Boxley
Thank you again for the gravestone photo!
Phyllis Hock-Mudd
Added by Phyllis Hock-Mudd on Oct 11, 2014 3:56 PM
Phyllis Hock-Mudd
Martha Agnes Johnson-Sweebe
Thank you for getting the gravestone photo!
Phyllis Hock-Mudd
Added by Phyllis Hock-Mudd on Oct 11, 2014 2:02 PM
John Callin
Thank you so much for all your help with my Callin family. The marker for Zimri is too hard for me to read, but the date of death seems to match. I know I have pix that we took when we were in BG. I'll have to dig them out. All of those pix are on film, so I have to scan them
Added by John Callin on Oct 10, 2014 12:40 PM
John Callin
George Callin
Thanks for the pic
Added by John Callin on Oct 09, 2014 12:33 PM
John Callin
Minnie Callin
Thanks for the obit and the story about bootleggers. I often suspect some of these tales are, somewhat, anecdotal, but who knows??
Though we are in SoCal, we made a genealogical trek to BG and the surrounding areas, in 2000, to hunt for old bones. Many of my family members as well as in laws and shirt tail relatives are buried at Oak Grove. Lovely old cemetery. We spent time at the BGU library and scoured the town, looking for old homes. I hope to do it again in a year or so
Added by John Callin on Oct 07, 2014 10:47 AM
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