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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.

As regards the photos I have uploaded to Findagrave.com:
I, the copyright holder of these photos, release them into the public domain. This applies worldwide.
In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so:
I grant anyone the right to use my Findagrave.com photos for any legal purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law.
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june hadaway
Great Grandparents
Thank you for finding my great grandparents resting places. William and Elizabeh Attix Bryan are my father's parents. They will not be forgotten.
Added by june hadaway on Jul 01, 2016 8:03 PM
Carol Appleton
Joshua Marion Twilley
Hi

Alice Twilley Garton was not J Marion Twilley's daughter but his second wife. I can send you the marriage certificate if you want to verify it

Thanks

Carol
Added by Carol Appleton on Mar 23, 2016 3:38 PM
Jamie Brenenborg Minner
Thank you!
I have been searching for Ann Jemima Griffin for some time.(#98559261)

Thank you for creating this memorial! She was listed with several different iterations of her first name throughout the decades - I'll put through her specific details today. Finding your memorial was such a delight and a surprise. I'm trying to put the family back together, so I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot of requests from me.

Please let me know if there is anything you need documentation for or anything you question. I'd be happy to send whatever you need.

Thank you again for all of your work!

-Jamie Brenenborg Minner
Added by Jamie Brenenborg Minner on Mar 17, 2016 12:19 PM
Tiffany Rae
Info Request
Hello,

I noticed that you were the contributor for Frederick H. Hardcastle's photos. I was wondering, if you remember or still live in that area, if there was a Rhoda or Mary Hardcastle (Frederick was her husband) near him? Her birth year would be about 1865.

Thanks so much,

Tiffany
Added by Tiffany Rae on Jan 23, 2016 3:48 PM
Bill O
Photo Request
Thank you so, so much for the pictures of my uncle's grave, Malgrom L. O'Hearon. I never knew him as my father's parents died when all of the children were fairly young and all of the brothers and their sister were sent to relatives home throughout of the country to live. I am not even sure that my father had ever heard from or know about his location or life. Thank you again.

Bill
Added by Bill O on Nov 12, 2015 8:44 AM
Bill O
Photo Request
Thank you so, so much for the pictures of my uncle's grave, Malgrom L. O'Hearon. I never knew him as my father's parents died when all of the children were fairly young and all of the brothers and their sister were sent to relatives home throughout of the country to live. I am not even sure that my father had ever heard from or know about his location or life. Thank you again.

Bill
Added by Bill O on Nov 12, 2015 8:42 AM
Bill O
Photo Request
Added by Bill O on Nov 12, 2015 8:31 AM
bill preston
RE: David Noonan St Mary's Balston Spa
Hello Ruth: Thank for the compliment. I live about 10 min. from the cemetery in the Village of Ballston Spa. Daniel Noonan lived about 15 minutes away in the Town of Malta easterly of the cemetery. The 1900 census shows married to Catherine. Letters Testamentary, show Catherine, bros. Michael & Morris as executors. Obituary: Troy Daily Times, Sat. 27 Jul 1901, Troy, NY - Ballston Spa section (Malta), David Noonan, died Thursday (25 Jul), aged eighty-four years. He was born in Ireland, and came to America in 1850. He has resided in this section forty-five years. He is survived by his widow (Catherine) and three brothers. ***I have submitted the obit, birth date 13 Mar 1817, death date 9 Sep 1901 to the memorial manager. I looked for Catherine no luck on death, suspect she died before 1920. She was 95 in 1910 census living w/her 85 year old widowed sister Johanna Powers in Malta. I checked cemetery records in Ballston & Malta to no avail. Also checked a newspaper website "Old Fulton History" no obit. This web site is free, covers a broad area of NY State from early 1800 thru 1980's. Checked local library while doing other research, no luck. Will follow to see changes made. Bill Preston -
Added by bill preston on Oct 18, 2015 6:58 PM
SophiaB
THANK YOU!
thank you for your help, Ruth. I greatly appreciate it!

Kindly,
Sophia
Added by SophiaB on Aug 21, 2015 10:37 AM
SophiaB
Debbie Fellows
Hello!

My name is Sophia and I've been on a search for my biological family. I was
adopted when I was about one and half years old. My mother was Debbie
Fellows and she lived in Smryna De. She had another daughter, Alicia
Fellows. Her mother, and my grandmother, was Hazel Porter. My biological
mother passed away in 2000. Anyway, I was looking to find her final resting
place and through Ancestry.com I found an image you had posted.

I was wondering if you happened to have any further information on her? I'm
not sure if you would, but I thought I'd ask nonetheless.

Thank You!
Added by SophiaB on Aug 20, 2015 8:07 AM
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