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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
 member for 4 years, 3 months, 12 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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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
Thank you very much for the obituary!!
Added by BPHTOL on Jul 15, 2016 6:15 PM
Jim Glidewell
RE: Walter Ellis

There was no site number listed for for Walter Ellis and we need that to find him. I looked it up on the National Grave Search and then updated his information.

If you follow the link for Dayton National Cemetery and then to their web page there is a link called "Nationwide Grave Locator" and you can search any memorial in the country.

Added by Jim Glidewell on Jul 14, 2016 8:45 PM
Lacey Marshall
RE: DeTray photos
You are so very welcome! :)
Added by Lacey Marshall on Jul 13, 2016 2:51 PM
A Horan
Catherine & John Kelly at ANC
Last May, you requested a photo of the stone for Catherine Kelly at Arlington National. Her stone is now in place -- I have posted a couple of photos on her and her husband's new stone. I've also requested that the photos of their old stone be removed.

Thank you for your patience!
Added by A Horan on Jul 13, 2016 12:47 PM
Martha Jane (Schliesser) Hicks
Photographs on Nancy Schliesser's Memorial
Thank you very much for your care and time in obtaining and posting the fabulous pictures of Nancy Schliesser's grave and cemetery! That was so kind of you. Best wishes!
Added by Martha Jane (Schliesser) ... on Jul 13, 2016 10:56 AM
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