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kswh (#46633789)
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Bio Photo I started going to cemeteries in geneology searches. As I went thru the cemeteries I realized how much the stones wear down (and all the other factors - cemeteries not being kept up, vandalism, etc) and that someday you wouldn't be able to read those stones.

I also realized what great things people were doing by taking pics, and volunteering to take pics, for people who were looking for their family and couldn't get to the area.

So...I starting taking pictures myself. Now that we have digital cameras all it costs me is my time. And the results are great...people find family they're looking for and most importantly, those that were buried in the cemetery and the stones were put up for are not forgotten.
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photo request
Would appreciate a photo of grave of Stephen Ballard. buried at Cortland rural cemetery. in Cortland, NY. You added the record on 7/30/14 under #133545762. Buried next to wife in Sec. W, lot 101. This man is a civil war veteran with the 10th NY Large Artillery. Thanks
Added by oldnocal on May 19, 2017 8:52 AM
Jim M
Virgil cemetary
At a meeting of the Virgil Cemetary board last night we were talking about Find a Grave. Thank you for your service this is the first time using this site. We are using some of the information to update our records. Thanks again Jim M board member.
Added by Jim M on May 05, 2017 12:53 PM
Victoria Marsh
RE: Remaining Photo Requests
Yeah, I saw someone deleted all the ones with the reported problems. Thanks Karen. And, only when you have a minute. Appreciate your help.
Added by Victoria Marsh on May 02, 2017 9:51 PM
Victoria Marsh
RE: Olive L Bassett (Hoover)
Thank you so much for the info.!
Added by Victoria Marsh on Apr 30, 2017 7:19 AM
Victoria Marsh
Olive L Bassett (Hoover)
Still learning this site ... Since she's buried under Hoover, should that name be added to the name of her memorial? Does it need to be updated on the Excel spreadsheet, too? Thanks Karen
Added by Victoria Marsh on Apr 29, 2017 7:19 PM
Victoria Marsh
VyVian More
First name is VyVian, if you'd like to change the her memorial listing.
Added by Victoria Marsh on Apr 29, 2017 7:09 PM
Victoria Marsh
Edward C Hoover & Olive E Hoover
Cortland Rural Cemetery:

Hello - I added photos to both memorials and you'll probably want to move my photos so they appear after yours. I'm learning how to do this am it seems - and makes sense - someone can't reorganize photos which they didn't themselves upload. Hope I've done this right.

Thank you, Victoria Marsh
Added by Victoria Marsh on Apr 27, 2017 2:43 PM
charles fuller
Thank You
Thank you for the picture of by little brother's marker (Elbert David Fuller). I had ordered the stone, but never seen it since I lived in Montana at the time. I changed my dad's name to include the suffix of Sr., since I am the Jr.

Charles H Fuller, Jr. now living in Rapid City, SD.
Added by charles fuller on Mar 27, 2017 5:28 PM
Kiley Mann
Details for John Melvin Samson
Name Mr John Melvin Samson
Obituary 11 May 1988
Event Place Syracuse, New York, United States
Gender Male Age 80
Occupation Engineer
Birth Year (Estimated) 1908
Death Date 09 May 1988
Burial Place Cortland
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Spouse and Children
Florence Jeffery Wife
Jean Rachel Daughter
Ruth Heeder Daughter
Elaine Samson Daughter
Parents and Siblings
Mildred White Sister
Walter Brother
Floyd Brother
George Brother
Doris Cinquanti Sister
Added by Kiley Mann on Mar 12, 2017 4:53 PM
Karen McPherson
RE: Request

Soooo sorry I didn't respond...not too familiar with how to use this site.

No, my Alexander is in Cortland for sure.


Thank you!
Added by Karen McPherson on Mar 09, 2017 5:51 PM
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