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Ruth Ashby (#47889573)
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Bio Photo I'm a retired librarian and a stickler for details. I started taking photos of grave markers after someone was kind enough to take photos of the final resting spots of some of my ancestors. Since then, I have been systematically taking photos of each and every identifiable grave in my area and uploading the photos and information to Find-a-Grave. I like to find the people who slipped through the cracks, who aren't already on Find-a-Grave. I especially enjoy giving other people the same feeling that I got when I first looked upon the grave of my great grandfather. And I feel like I am doing something that is important to future generations. Grave markers don't last forever. If we can capture them now and put the photo on Find-a-Grave, then hopefully they will be available for all posterity.

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jean adams
Messick grave stone.
I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how much it meant to me too have a picture of my oldest brother`s grave. I lost two brothers that year less then three weeks apart and can no longer travel to John`s grave. I can not thank you enough for the kind work that you do. God bless you

Jean Adams
Added by jean adams on Oct 15, 2014 10:56 AM
jamn2dblues
RE: Photo of Bryn Zion Church you posted
Thank you Ruth. I posted the post card with the picture and an old map of District 9 which shows the church and families that lived in the area. I hope this helps others. I have all my Burrows family there. My Father's great grandfather and great great grandfather who built the brick how on the side road of Bryn, the house on the left falling down because the farmer doesn't care about the history of that farm or the other home he built for his son (my great great grandfather) it is on the left. I think the same farmer owns the land and It kills me to see my family History falling to ruins. God Bless you for what you are doing. I have also photographed all the stones in the cemetery and I have it in my family history for they are mostly related in one way or another.
Added by jamn2dblues on Sep 22, 2014 9:03 AM
jamn2dblues
RE: Photo of Bryn Zion Church you posted
I will do that.... I have photographed their so many times.... if we can get enough people to clean and repair/dig out the stones, I would be willing... but it is too big of a job for me. Please let me know. My Burrows family there mean a lot to me, for William D. is my 4th GG.
Added by jamn2dblues on Sep 19, 2014 5:59 PM
Russ Pickett
Kate Downs
Hey Ruth, To avoid future confusion ... I've modified both of her records instead of deleting one. :-)

Her record now:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7814274

Russ
Added by Russ Pickett on Sep 17, 2014 3:39 AM
OPPSheryl
Susanna Knobloch Lehmann
Just a note to let you know that I added an obit t her memorial. Thought you might be interested.

Thanks,

Sheryl
Added by OPPSheryl on Aug 10, 2014 3:25 PM
Russ Pickett
RE: Solomon Sharp
Thanks Ruth ... I always appreciate your work.

:-)

Russ
Added by Russ Pickett on Jun 28, 2014 4:59 AM
Russ Pickett
Solomon Sharp
Hey Ruth, Can you turn his photo around ... I have a family member looking at it and noticed.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Sharp&GSfn=Solomon&GSmid=46575736&GRid=66989648&

Thanks, Russ
Added by Russ Pickett on Jun 28, 2014 4:23 AM
David P. Wilson
RE: George Knowles request - Odd Fellows, Smyrna, DE
Hi, Ruth!

Thanks so very, very much for doing the sluething and taking the plot overview picture pertaining to George Knowles' grave location! You're the best!

I apologize for not responding and thanking you sooner, but actually have never, as of yet, received an e-mail (or any other type) notification by Find A Grave that you had left me a message on my Find A Grave home page, so wasn't aware you had/have until a few minutes ago just happening to scroll down there and found your message - which has been there, unknown to me, for days, I see. I haven't been getting any type automatic Find A Grave nofications correspondence in several days about anything else, either, so don't know what the reason may be.

At any rate, I am deeply grateful to you for having investigated about George's grave location, then taking a wonderful picture of the location you were informed of. You're terrific!

Best regards, Dave
Added by David P. Wilson on Jun 05, 2014 8:06 PM
Laura
Alison Davis Photo
Thank you so much for filling my request for Alison Davis. I appreciate the time and effort you put into locating it and posting it. I hope it was a nice day to go for a walk!
Added by Laura on May 19, 2014 6:24 AM
Sharon Slacum
Patrcia Wilson
Hi Ruth,

You are quick. Thanks for getting this picture. I am working, on this ladies family tree. She is related to my Uncle Carl Rash.

Sharon
Added by Sharon Slacum on May 14, 2014 9:36 AM
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