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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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Jim Kimble
Stieg tombstone pictures
Thanks Cynthia for the great pictures.
Added by Jim Kimble on Oct 29, 2014 5:01 PM
John Callin
Thanks so much for the obits. I hope to return the favor some day
Added by John Callin on Oct 29, 2014 4:33 PM
Kay Harrison
Just want to thank you so much for the cute way you placed a "No Marker" memorial on the memorial pages for George and Sarah Ory. That was so sweet of you.
Added by Kay Harrison on Oct 28, 2014 8:47 PM
Donald Matchett
RE: I saw your email
Cynthia, thanks for info.
I would love to talk to your mother, the problem
is I can't hear most people on the phone.
My e-mail is
I didn't understand what you didn't find about
Everett or Robert.
Will write more sometime. my computer is very slow and sometime can't get to work at all./ Don
Added by Donald Matchett on Oct 25, 2014 4:09 PM
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
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