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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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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:

Added by Russ Pickett on Sep 17, 2014 3:39 AM
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
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