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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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Susanna Knobloch Lehmann
Just a note to let you know that I added an obit t her memorial. Thought you might be interested.


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


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.

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
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.

Added by Sharon Slacum on May 14, 2014 9:36 AM
Paula Wood
RE: Lavinia & Frederick Wood
Ruth, I thank you so very much for your time & effort.

I have been searching for my GGG Grandparents gravesite for quite awhile now.

I plan on pursuing this lead.

Again, many, many thanks from the bottom of my heart!

With Highest Regards,

Paula C Wood
Added by Paula Wood on May 07, 2014 3:29 PM
Bob McCormick
H. lloyd Jones
Hello Ruth. You are doing such generous work and I want to thank you for your outstanding efforts. When researching Lloyd, it was a happy surprise to see you had added him to this site. Bob
Added by Bob McCormick on May 06, 2014 3:26 PM
Russ Pickett
RE: Annie C. Clements Cummins
Your edits are "never" a problem... :-) The reason they do that, with the photos, is because in the past people have erased other's photos and then put one of their own on .... That is ... Imagine if I went to Odd Fellow's in Smyrna ... took photos that you already took for my records .... erased yours and then put mine in place. That would more than likely "tick you off" ... LOL So I think it's a good thing that they do it that way. :-)
Added by Russ Pickett on May 04, 2014 6:01 AM
Russ Pickett
Annie C. Clements Cummins
Hey Ruth ... I can't delete the photo ... only the person that added it can delete it so you will have to let them know that it needs to be deleted. Sorry. :-)
Added by Russ Pickett on May 04, 2014 4:51 AM
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