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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 8 days
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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 1926, and another from a death record:

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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Linda Snyder
RE: Grames photo request
Uploaded the photo to Diana Grames Memorial. I also found her obituary published in the Toledo Blade on May 10, 2011 and found the date she passed away. She also remarried after Donald Grames died to a Marty Lehman who survived. Her name in the obituary is Diana Lynn Grames-Lehman. Let me know if I can help with anything else.
Added by Linda Snyder on Aug 12, 2016 3:37 PM
John W. Grubbs
RE: Pfund photo
I have done as you asked. Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of Aunt Doris. Perhaps you can add her maiden name and a bit more information from this:

Doris was the daughter of Harry D. and Jessie C. Howell of Illinois, who came from Nebraska, Livingston Couinty , Illinois to Gorham, Fulton Countyi, Ohio by 1910. Doris married Walter on 19 May 1929. In cemeteries, such as Smith and Tedrow, probably also in others, such as Wauseon, it is customary to purchase two tombstones prior to one's death. Doris's (next to Walter's) in the Tedrow Cemetery, indicates she was born in 1909. Name and dates (birth year only) and location in Row 31C of the Tedrow Cemetery in "Tombstone Inscriptions, Fulton County, Ohio" (1986), vol. 1, p. 121. I do not know when Doris died or if she was buried in Tedrow Cemetery as originally planned.

Thanks for your work.

John W. Grubbs
Austin, Texas
Added by John W. Grubbs on Aug 10, 2016 5:24 PM
Jim Glidewell
RE: Pvt. Ellis photo
You're welcome, Cynthia. Sorry it took so long to get your photo. Somebody claimed your request and then didn't fulfill the request. But once a claim is made we have to wait 14 days for it to expire before somebody else can fulfill the request.
Added by Jim Glidewell on Aug 05, 2016 8:43 AM
Sharon W
RE: Glenn Sanderson photo
You're very welcome.
Added by Sharon W on Aug 02, 2016 10:47 AM
Marcile "Sally" Elling
Thank you for adding a grave marker photo to Sally's husband Eldor Elling #134662102. I wanted to ask if you would add the same photo to Sally's memorial #134661918. Thank you!
Added by Racergirl on Aug 02, 2016 8:11 AM
Mary Hudson
Fredrick Nixon #161026574
My history of Tennessee families states that he was buried in Nixon cemetery, Clay County Tennessee, with his grandfather Alexander Franklin Nixon. I haven't been able to find that cemetery. I have had help from Clay Countians, but it has probably changed names.
Added by Mary Hudson on Jul 30, 2016 10:01 AM
Shar R.
Mercer Transfers
Hi Cynthia,
Thank you for the unexpected Mercer Transfers, I have updated them....found some new & interesting info on Robert M Mercer

Thanks, Shar R.
Added by Shar R. on Jul 25, 2016 5:56 PM
Pat Kaszubowski - Thomas
Memorial # 103868231
Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey:

Thank you for taking the photo of my Aunt and telling me that you placed it on Find A Grave.

You have blessed me and so many others by your gift to us.

Thank you Pat

Added by Pat Kaszubowski - Thomas on Jul 18, 2016 9:55 PM
Gallagher Family
Thank you again, Cynthia, for your transfers. I'm sure they're glad to be one big family.
Added by jgalla on Jul 18, 2016 3:28 PM
RE: Gallagher info added
Yes, Cynthia, I would like those you have transferred to me.
They are all my father's family.
Thank you so much for the offer.
Judith Gallagher Milewski
Added by jgalla on Jul 17, 2016 7:43 PM
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