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Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey (#47784539)
 member for 2 years, 9 months, 9 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.

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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Barbara Cox
Fannie Avery Lowell
Thank you for passing along her obit. I added some other info on her family as well, creating a few new links.
Added by Barbara Cox on Jan 26, 2015 10:03 AM
Robert Blake Reid
Edwin Simpson
I updated your info as only tenative or possible since you are absolutly sure.
Added by Robert Blake Reid on Jan 24, 2015 5:01 PM
Baumgartner transfers
Thank you very much for transferring the memorials for Patsy & Howard.
I did find the SSDI (same as the one you sent me via e-mail) for Howard & used the DOB on it for his memorial.
I saw where he has an obit but so far I haven't found one on the Internet.
Added by sec412 on Jan 23, 2015 9:37 AM
John Callin
Cyrus Young
I added the obit to his page. Thank you
Added by John Callin on Jan 23, 2015 9:07 AM
RE: Patsy
Thank you so much for editing Patsy's memorial so quickly. Patsy is in my in-law line I'm researching to leave info for my children, grandchildren & now great-grandchildren and if you want to transfer her to me I'll gladly accept a transfer.
I see you also made a memorial for her husband. Thank you. I haven't been able to find an obit for him online at this time.
Added by sec412 on Jan 23, 2015 8:51 AM
RE: Sherman chair
Yes, I noticed that too. If they don't respond to you, I submitted a "merge" to as I do every time I see duplicates. They look at both entries and merge all info. into one, and I believe they leave it under the care of the original creator unless it is obvious that the duplicate belongs to a close family member, at which time they give the page over to that person. So, if both pages are still active when they get to the email (may take a month) they will put all info. together.
By the way, that photo of the chair was great to see in a real photograph. I received the book about Woodlawn Cemetery for Christmas and the black & white photo in the book isn't nearly as exciting as seeing a real life photo with detail. Thanks for contributing, Pamela
Added by Barnard/OConnor/Wolford on Jan 19, 2015 12:39 PM
Orrin Lundy
Thanks very much for Orrin's obit. I have entered it as his bio.
Added by Jessara on Jan 14, 2015 2:43 PM
Marcia Savage
RE: Dr. Morgan Brent
Go ahead and add anything you want. I taught elementary school for 35 years here in Ohio and I feel Dr. Brent was part of the reason I continued in education. I guess I just wanted to inspire my kids just like he did me.
Added by Marcia Savage on Jan 09, 2015 3:49 PM
Marcia Savage
Dr. Morgan Brent
Dear Dr. Mahaffey,
In checking out some of my relatives on Ancestry, I happened to think of Dr. Morgan Brent. I had him as a biology professor at BGSU back in the fall of 1967. I had read of his passing in the alumni magazine I get but didn't know when or any details of his passing until I saw the obituary on Find a Grave. How sad that he had Alzheimers. I was enrolled in the college of education and because of Dr. Brent went on to get a minor in biology. I couldn't wait to get to his class the next day. I lived in Founders Hall and one weekend they had an evening dinner where you could invite anyone you wanted to supper to eat with you and I invited Dr. Brent & his wife, Frances and they came! I was just in 7th heaven. He was such a nice man and a wonderful professor. He was by far my favorite professor I had at BGSU. Thank you for putting the information about him up on Find a Grave

Marcia (Speer) Savage
Added by Marcia Savage on Jan 08, 2015 7:10 AM
Sue Levy
RE: Feldstein Family
I really do appreciate all you have done. Perhaps we can meet when I come to Toledo!
Added by Sue Levy on Jan 07, 2015 2:27 PM
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