Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Mark Alexander Oliver (#46773630)
 member for 12 years, 1 month, 25 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo "Will I be remembered as someone good
Who answered many calls,
Will I be remembered as a foolish heart
Who suffered many falls.
Will I be remembered by those I've loved
Long after the last one cries,
Will I be remembered by anyone
Long after my echo dies"

From my poem 'The Hazel Wood'

I have always been more interested in the ‘What was' than the ‘What will be'. From an early age I've been fascinated with cemeteries and would often go on a cemetery safari with my dad at a moments notice. Most of all (and probably like most) I have the greatest interest in those that swung in the branches of my family tree before me. Cemeteries are like libraries for such as these, unfortunately other then when they entered and exited, little is known about them outside of the family and then only for a short time, as those that knew them themselves disappear from our lives. I find this way too sad. There is a lifetime of information in the dash between the date of birth and death. We need to recount and remember them no matter how short or long or if they ever occupied our lives. Hoping to capture what I can about my family and also adding to this site the resting-places of those I do not know, so that perhaps you may find a piece of your past.

And remember my motto to live by:
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways; a great cigar in one hand and a fine single malt scotch in the other, body thoroughly used up and totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 442 Memorials Added
 • 442 Memorials Managed
 • 1 Memorial/week
 • 581 Photos
 • 3 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 49 Virtual Flowers
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Messages left for Mark Alexander ... (20)[Leave Message]
George Young
Mark - are you still active? We are actively working in Hazelwood and have pending corrections for that site.
Added by George Young on Feb 04, 2017 8:33 AM
cheri pochak
just wanted to say I love the verse you shared of your poem, 'The Hazel wood"

Can you print the rest? Thanks cheri
Added by cheri pochak on Jul 04, 2016 10:08 AM
Marilyn Verna
Setaro memorial
Hi Mark:
I see your photo on the Setaro memorial page. I you related to them? I am a niece.
Added by Marilyn Verna on Sep 03, 2015 8:10 AM
barbara kay
Jacob Tucker Memorial No10341798
Would you add some information to my ancestors (subject's) Memorial? Thank you
Added by barbara kay on Nov 05, 2014 6:31 PM
Gwen and Bob
Photo permission
Hello Mark,
Do you mind if I include your photo of Hollywood Memorial Park on my family tree, with attribution to you? Thanks for your consideration. Gwen
Added by Gwen and Bob on Nov 25, 2013 3:00 PM
Hollywood Cemetery-two of them
Hi there- you have posted photos of both cemeteries on their respective pages. Is it one large cemetery with two entrances or what? Please help me decipher what is going on here!

Thank you.
Added by ditdit on Mar 25, 2013 6:58 AM
Whitney houston
Is there a grave picture?
Added by Anonymous on Jul 17, 2012 11:55 PM
All my ♥ Julie
Hi Mark
Thanks for adding the burial site for Whitney Houston. Such a sad ending to a beautiful lady and beautiful voice.

I was wondering if you could add one other picture of Whitney, maybe with her browner hair and a more glamorous photo to her site. I do not know who handles this, but wanted to check with you first.

I read your bio. It's interesting how so many on Findagrave have their own stories to tell, and sometimes who have the same feelings.

God bless,
Added by All my ♥ Julie on Feb 23, 2012 9:55 AM
Kate Roy
Thomas and Mary Bodley (and other graves at Westminster)
Dear Mark,

I am researching the following family names who were connected with Thomas Bodley in Baltimore Town, ca. 1795:

Adams: William Adams (abt 1750-1795) m. Catharine Turnpaugh Dewitt (abt 1752-1795) birth year for Catharine is a guess, both years of death are accurate

Dewitt: Thomas Dewitt m. Catharine Turnpaugh; son:
Thomas Dewitt, Jr. aka Thomas Dewitt Adams
Catharine (Catherine) Dewitt (grandaughter of Catharine Turnpaugh Dewitt Adams)

Turnpaugh (Dornbach): Christopher (abt 1735 - shortly before Aug 21, 1805) and Anna Catharina (parents of Catharine Turnpaugh)

I am curious as to whether you obtained your info for the Westminster Burial Ground from walking the property or from the records. I have not located graves for any of the above. Thomas Bodley is named executor in the will of Thomas Dewitt, Sr. as "my friend and kinsman"

Added by Kate Roy on Feb 20, 2012 7:07 PM
F. Clifford Shaffer
Mark, do you know where Mildred (Burgmiller) Shaffer's husband is buried? She is interred at the United Methodist Cemetary in New Providence, but don't have any info on him. Thanks, Pam
Added by jerseygirl on Nov 17, 2011 12:43 AM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service