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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 and mother of a beautiful adult son.

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 am primarily a volunteer photographer and often am unrelated to the people whose memorials I make, so I am happy to transfer. I am doing this work to honor what would otherwise be lost lives, to make visible what has been forgotten.

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 and to a young girl who had a hard life and a brief stay in this world: Rene Holley 145768090

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

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RE: Robert Stokes photo 70290551
Cynthia, I will have to take another pic of headstone. I did not realize she has passed since the stone has not been updated. I found several stones there that have not been updated. Normally if I believe the spouse is still living I erase their name off the headstone.
I will be going back out there to take more pics. I have gone through sections 1 and 3 so far to try and get as many missing that I can.
Added by knitomi on Jul 03, 2015 4:58 PM
Barbara Flint
Josephine Shock
Thank you very much for the transfer.
Added by Barbara Flint on Jun 29, 2015 6:14 PM
Barbara Flint
Josephine E (Jeko) Shock
Dr. Mahaffey, if you are not related to Josephine E (Jeko) Shock (memorial # 125042796), would you please consider transferring this memorial to me as she is my father's sister. Thank you for your consideration.
Barbara Flint (#47400384)
Added by Barbara Flint on Jun 29, 2015 3:15 PM
Adelaide "Addie" Tyler Sawyer
Cynthia Mahaffey...
I was wondering if Addie's stone ever got fix... I ask many about a year ago and forgot to check back... We found out at one of the other cemeteries i went to why they was being knocked over for this other cemetery had about 30 stones in there and every got knock over... my husband and grandson put our family back up and went out and told the caretakers about the other stones... He he was back there on Sunday to cut the grass and they was ok.. We got there on a Friday and they was all down... But he told us about the copper tubes that was in the holes to hole them on the bottoms... I told him there was no tubes in any of them.. So this is what they went after... This was over on the east side of Ohio in Scioto Co... There is 3/4 country and land still in this county.. I love it over there one big city and that is the county seat... I was looking for a town in this county and we turned around many 4 times til I stopped and ask a lady in her front yard.. And she told me I went thur the town.. She said go back to where this church was at and across the street was a post office.. And that was the town.. we all had to laugh... Cause we are from Cincinnati... Well please let me know if Addie's stone is back up where is belongs...
Thank you.
Added by LAURIE (SAWYER) ROSS on Jun 28, 2015 8:29 PM
Richard Young
RE: anna brandes photo
There are 3 names on the stone. I added pictures of all 3. Anna Brandes is on the south side. It looks like the other 2 are young children.
Added by Richard Young on Jun 25, 2015 8:43 PM
Sarah Quinn
RE: How are you, Sarah?
Thanks you so much for the message. I am doing okay and keeping busy. I hope you have a great summer and we can always look forward to fall. We need more rain- we get lots of thunder but little else. I did leave tokens for those two dear souls. Stories like that sure do tug at your heart. With love, Sarah.
Added by Sarah Quinn on Jun 24, 2015 7:39 PM
RE: One more Jimison request
Photos upladed to Myrtle's page
Added by elizabeth5432 on Jun 23, 2015 9:32 AM
RE: Whipple photos

You are most welcome.

Added by Linda on Jun 22, 2015 5:26 PM
Richard Soash
Thanks so much
for the picture of Marcella Soash Long. It is much appreciated.

Richard Soash
Added by Richard Soash on Jun 20, 2015 6:18 AM
Andy Gappa
Alvie Zimmerman
Dr. Mahaffey,
Thank you very much for posting the excellent photo of Alvie's tombstone on his memorial. It looks great!! You rock!!! Thanks, again.
Andy Gappa
Added by Andy Gappa on Jun 18, 2015 1:54 PM
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