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Ron Rader (#46566382)
 member for 14 years, 22 days
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Bio Photo You have my permission to use any photos that I have taken, for any purpose. You do not have to give me credit for the photo.

If there are any photos I have taken that you would like a larger sized image--just let me know. I can e-mail the larger sized image to you.

What I Am Currently Working On

22 Feb 2017 - What ?


Lots of trips lined up for 2017 -- Appanoose County, Iowa is currently my main 'stomping grounds' with the White Cemetery gravestone repair being at the top of the list.

Oak Grove will be one of several visits (of course), and I will visit several other cemeteries in and around Harrison County, Iowa.

Other places I hope to visit are west-central Illinois, Kansas, southern Missouri, eastern Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Some of these were scheduled for last year, but I didn't make the trip. Maybe this year? Trip to Massachusetts? Some of my ancestors graves reside in Massachusetts. They date to the 1600's, so I just have to see those old gravestones...hopefully I will get to visit (at least) a few of these places.

Oak Grove and Rose Hill -- I have been slow to get these done because I am always going off on a tangent--doing photos for other cemeteries. I made 163 cemetery trips last year, and have visited many places and taken thousands of photos. I will process a few photos for one cemetery, and then jump over to a different cemetery and do some of those. As a result, no one cemetery ever gets finished in a timely manner. Someday I will get Oak Grove and Rose Hill finished, but it will be a slow ongoing process.

Oak Grove Cemetery at Missouri Valley, Harrison County, Iowa

17 Feb 2017 - During the past few years I have accumulated a lot of replacement photos for the Oak Grove Cemetery. I will continue working on processing those photos during 2017. Hopefully some of these photos will be better than the ones I have uploaded to FindaGrave, and will make a better visual presentation of some of the stones at Oak Grove.

I have visited Oak Grove 93 times, and have spent a total of 208+ hours in this cemetery.

Oak Grove Cemetery totals:

1078 memorials I've created
1623 total for Oak Grove

There are still 83 FindaGrave memorials with no photo. And there are 6 outstanding photo requests.

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens at Missouri Valley, Harrison County, Iowa

17 Feb 2017 - As of this date I continue to work on the photos I took back in October 2016.

I have visited Rose Hill 33 times, and have spent a total of 67+ hours in this cemetery.

Rose Hill Memorial Gardens totals:

1996 memorials I've created
3901 total for Rose Hill

There are still 884 FindaGrave memorials with no photo.

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Durbin & Keaton Families
RE: Louvina Webb
I do in fact have more that I would like to manage if possible; however, with that said please do not transfer any over to me that you would like to keep, I will understand. Can I send a list or do I go individually to each memorial and request it?
Added by Durbin & Keaton Families on Feb 23, 2017 7:01 AM
Durbin & Keaton Families
RE: Sallie Stevens Quesenberry
Thank you so much that would wonderful. Hope you have a GREAT visit.
Added by Durbin & Keaton Families on Feb 23, 2017 6:58 AM
Betty Gregg Cupp
RE: Richard Gregg
We were both blessed with a wonderful Aunt and Uncle. Uncle Dick was my father's brother. I will mention you to my cousins, their children, of your kindness
Added by Betty Gregg Cupp on Feb 22, 2017 9:21 AM
Scott Hensley
RE: Darrell Collett
Thanks very much for your offer.No need to transfer.Thanks for your thoughtfulness.
Added by Scott Hensley on Feb 22, 2017 9:00 AM
Betty Gregg Cupp
Richard H Gregg
Hi Ron! I have noticed you have left flowers for your Uncle Dick on Find A Grave Memorial# 5830452. He is my Uncle Dick too. What's our connection?
Added by Betty Gregg Cupp on Feb 22, 2017 8:13 AM
Melissa OBrian
RE: Richmond - Pleasant Hill
Yes I would like to manage our Richmond memorials.
Thank you,

Added by Melissa OBrian on Feb 21, 2017 4:08 PM
Jo Porter
RE: Harvey Manning
It's been awhile since I walked the Miller Cemetery and I don't recall this stone. It might be a memorial stone.

Since I don't live in the area, it isn't practical for me to manage any of the Manning graves. After posting obits, I won't have any more to offer.
Added by Jo Porter on Feb 20, 2017 12:11 PM
Bill Arrick
RE: Morvee - McCrickard
Hi, Ron. Thank you. There is no hurry. I've talked with MrsB and sharing some information that I have from my work on Ancestry plus some answers back from some family members. I make edits when I find time and am always happy to answer where I get my info from if necessary. Thank you to both of you for all you have done.
Bill Arrick
Added by Bill Arrick on Feb 20, 2017 12:28 AM
Bill Arrick
RE: McCrickard memorials
Hi, Ron.
If you want to transfer them over to me, that is fine. I don't exactly know what I am supposed to do with them when that happens.

You do quite a bit of work in the Missouri Valley area. I thank you for what you have been doing as I am working on my family trees on Ancestry and much of my family is still living in that area. I appreciate it greatly.

I just left a message for a MrsB after making an edit on a Morvee grave that she manages. I notice that you also manage David Morvee (1845-1899). He would be my great great grandfather. I am looking for another David Morvee that would have been born in 1899 and died the same year, probably an infant grave. He would be a grandson to this gentleman and a sibling to a Ruth M Morvee that is managed by MrsB. I've never had the opportunity to look at the cemetery book for Rose Hill and wondered if you have.

As I am doing my genealogical work I am also trying to compare notes on Find A Grave to connect family lines. I again want to thank you for the work that you and many others are doing as it is aiding me in my research but it also gives me the opportunity to connect some of the families together for other researchers. I don't get on there very often, but try to make a connection when I can.

Thanks again,
Bill Arrick
Added by Bill Arrick on Feb 18, 2017 6:23 AM
RE: Benjamin Brown
thanks Ron for explaining how to remove the wrong memorial flowers. That was easy :) AND, thanks for transferring my direct ancestors' profiles. all the best, Beth
Added by beegolden on Feb 17, 2017 2:52 AM
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